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Antigua and Barbuda Hotels

Admiral's Inn

  • Dockyard Dr. Map It
  • English Harbour
  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Historic ambience yet contemporary boutique style
  • Central English Harbour location
  • Fine value
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Charming restaurant setting

Cons

  • Occasionally noisy when yachties take over the bar
  • Recently remodeled bathrooms are still cramped
  • No beach
  • No air-conditioning in some units

Updated 02/27/2014

Fodor's Review

This Georgian brick edifice, originally the shipwright's offices in what is now Nelson's Dockyard, has withstood acts of God and war since 1788. The sturdy walls, occasionally creaking floorboards, even the ancient bar exude history. The finest rooms at "The Ads," as yachties call it, feature the original timbered ceilings—replete with iron braces, whitewashed brick walls, polished hardwood floors, sailing prints, white quilts, and four-poster beds swaddled in mosquito

netting. Those upstairs (Nos. 1–3) spy on the yachts in the harbor through Australian pines and stone pillars. Gulls and egrets seem poised to dart into the timbered living room of the two-bedroom Loft (once the dockyard's joinery). In early 2014 the former Gunpowder House on the opposite point was transformed with luxurious junior suites, an infinity pool, and the Boom! restaurant-lounge, with a small spa to follow. Commandeer the complimentary boat and shuttle to nearby beaches when crowds descend on the compound and the inn's captivating terrace restaurant for lunch.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Dockyard Dr., English Harbour, Antigua

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Phone:

268-460–1027; 268-460–1153

Hotel Details:

  • 14 rooms, 4 suites, 1 2-bedroom apartment
  • No meals

Updated 02/27/2014

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