We stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks in a standard room. First impressions of the resort were favourable as it sits in a wonderful position on the beach . The staff certainly made us feel very welcome.
We were, however disappointed with our room, we had expected a fairly basic room, but although spotlessly clean it was very shabby, a good coat of paint would have done wonders. Also it was on the ground floor next to the kitchen, not the best of positions. The air conditioning did not seem to be very effective, but the aspect that worried me was the security, there were doors opening onto the beach but there was quite a gap between that would not have taken much effort to gain entry,.
After talking to the Kuoni rep we were quickly moved to another standard room this time above the kitchen, but with excellent air conditioning and a view to die for, but no safe or hot water. The safe was installed 3 days before we left and the hot water did resume about the same time. There was still a gap between the doors but I did feel safer being on the first floor. Again the room was shabby and in need of some TLC.
Apart from that it was the most relaxing chilled out holiday we have ever experienced. In fact we did nothing but swim and lay in the sun on the Bali beds. The staff were concerned about our issues and certainly did their best to help us wherever they could. We were provided with the drinks, tea and coffee we preferred in our room, flowers and a bottle of sparkling wine. We felt quite churlish that we had ever mentioned our disappointment in the first place.
The meals were slightly varied in their quality, sometimes brilliant, but occasionally poor. One week the fish chips was incredible the next inedible. The ice creams and desserts were always excellent. The menu was limited in the evening to 2 or 3 dishes, but we never went hungry. The wines served were very good, our glasses were topped up regularly without having to ask and all drinks were good quality.
The beach itself was beautiful, the sea was quite rough and surprisingly cold for the Caribbean. Most of the time it was very quiet but there were times when it became quite lively but this was not a problem.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this holiday, and as the days went by we realised what a little gem this hotel was. The staff being one of the biggest assets, they were amazing. Keyonna Resort has so much potential, it is a work in progress and they are improving all the time.
Our mistake was to book a standard room, but we were going on the brochure description hence the disappointment, if we had booked one of the charming little cottages we would have been very happy indeed with this holiday.
Keyonna is a unique resort in the fact that it is small, peaceful, and very individual with great service. We wish the owner and staff all the best for the future of this very unique hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located on a long stretch of less travelled, secluded white sand beach lapped by gentle waters, this intimate Antigua beach hotel is situated no more than forty steps from the calm waters of the South West sunset lit coast.Simply styled rooms with traditional Caribbean four poster beds all with verandas where you can enjoy the cool ambience.Overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea with stunning views of nearby Montserrat, Keyonna Beach, a couples only Antigua hotel, is located in Johnson's Point, closely situated to other seafront restaurants and attractions. This small all inclusive Antigua hotel is the perfect base to explore the sights and sounds of the island while enjoying intimate romantic Antigua accommodation on the south coast, 30 minutes drive from V.C. Bird International Airport, 20 minutes drive from the capital of St John's and 5 minutes drive from the Jolly Harbour Marina with shopping mall, banks, pharmacy and supermarket.Our Beach Restaurant provides a multi-tiered, wooden terrace, perfect for casual secluded beachfront dining. The hotel provides daily table service at all meals including breakfast , lunch a la carte and dinner with daily changing menus. After dining, relax on thick cushioned loungers and Bali beds.Enjoy a highly personalized, intimate atmosphere, with fabulous views at Keyonna Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Keyonna Beach Hotel Johnson`s Point
- Keyonna Beach Antigua