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“Just passing through...” 2 of 5 stars
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City View Hotel & Restaurant
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Newgate St. | P O Box 812, St. John's, Antigua   |  
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Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in St. John's
West Palm Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Just passing through...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

So... Stayed at the. City View hotel in Antigua during a work trip. This is an inexpensive, no frills, no extras place located in the center of town near the cruise ship port. The negative - This area of town is run down, and dirty. There are no beaches within walking distance, The bed was kind of short, my feet almost hung off the end of the bed, and it took a while for the water to get warm in the shower. The upside was that the room was clean, the air conditioner worked well, and the check-in process was easy and professional. Would only recommend this hotel to someone who is just passing thru.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, Florida
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

It has been a real pleasure for IWMC to plan and organize its Workshop at the City View Hotel in St. John’s, Antigua. The various collaborators of the hotel have all shown great professionalism and enthusiasm in their work . It was refreshing to deal with such a team who profoundly likes and is proud of what they accomplish on a daily basis. They have been and are quite an asset for their employer and I hope their work is highly appreciated.

How can IWMC say thank you for making us and the participants of our Caribbean Workshop feel so welcome every time we asked for assistance. For instance, your Administrator, Joel Stewart, would go out of his way to find a proper working solution to our very needs.

In fact, the warm hospitality of all Hotel collaborators , even those we met briefly, also made us feel at home. That is the reason why we truly enjoyed our short stay at the City View Hotel.

Please convey our appreciation to all those concerned whether they work at the Reception, Dining Room, etc., as well as those very nice and polite housekeepers.

Thank you, … and IWMC wishes you all a fruitful Year 2012.

Take good care.
Helene Lapointe
IWMC Executive Assistant

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paphos, Cyprus
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132 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

We were allocated to this Hotel by a Virgin cancelled flight. All I can say about this place is I was waiting for the camera's to appear and say "Got you". Upon arriving fellow passengers were arguing with the night porter who did not have a clue what he was doing and was not the least bit interested in us, upon him phoning the supervisor we were told he refused to come out.
Fellow passengers were coming back down to reception to ask for towels, light bulbs etc. My family were very distressed to be allocated a room No 217 that had the ceiling on the floor water comping in, the bed legs was broken and the mattress had all kinds of stains on it, no linen and a floor that had not seen a sweep for a long time. When we complained we were just laughed at. The ladies in the group were very upset, we did not know where we were, it was 2am local teenagers were hanging around and one was asleep in reception (i do have a photo to add at a later date). Another passenger left with us when we spent an hour phoning other hotels to find somewhere to stay and eventually another Hotel sent a taxi for us. We had no assistance from either Virgin or Thomas Cook, we felt totally isolated and alone in a foreign country.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Gatlinburg, TN
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172 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

I was here in dec. 2010 for two nights. This was my third stay in this place. It is very convienent to the shopping down town, where the ships come in. But it is not where to stay for beaches. The rooms are large and clean, but appeared to have been decorated many years ago. The resturaunt serves good food but is not always open. Sometimes you have to wait. Two of the loca Rotary International clubs meet here, one at noon and one at night. Internet service is touch and go. Sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't.

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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
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131 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

Stayed there for 1 night. As most reviews state, the rooms are (very) big. Actually a bit too big. The distance from the bed to the flat screen TV is so big that you have to strain to see what's on. What I liked best about the hotel is it's very central location. You can walk right into town. What I liked second best is the very friendly staff. No complaint whatsoever. And the WIFI internet worked perfectly fine. The breakfast included in the price of the stay is very simple and could be a bit more exciting. But all in all, staying at this hotel is not too bad at all.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Caribbean
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

This was my second time staying at the Hotel.
The Hotel is more suited as a travelling for business purposes.
There is not much of a view from the Hotel, except for the roofs of near-by houses.
There isnt a pool, however there is a gym.
The food is tasty but not Great.
Room was clean, free WiFi and a Kitchenette, flat screen Tv witha small balcony.
When checking out, staff usually move a bit slow, so make sure you are never in a hurry.
The front desk is not always reliable on doing wake-up calls, so set your personal alarm.
But I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CityViewHotel, Management at City View Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, December 29, 2009
Thank you very much for taking the time out to write a review. The management and staff at City View Hotel & Sapodilla Restaurant strive to offer an exceptional experience at our 3-star business hotel.

With regards to your experience while you were checking out, we are deeply sorry for that.

We do appreciate your feedback and I have forwarded the full comment to our General Manager, and all heads of departments.

Thank you for your recommendation to friends and family members to visit The City View Hotel & Sapodilla Restaurant.
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United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

I was surprised at all the negative reviews - though I only stayed one night, I found the staff friendly, the rooms big and clean, nice shower (plenty of towels, usual free toiletries), good air-con, iron, safe... AND free in-room wi-fi. Quiet too, and the food (and the service) at the restaurant was great.

In fact, all I could relate to in the other reviews is that the room is so big the TV feels like it's miles away from the bed!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Newgate St. | P O Box 812, St. John's, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City View Hotel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City View Hotel is committed to providing its guests with a smoke-free environment. The smoke-free hotel policy has received praise from guests, and City View Hotel remains committed to achieving a smoke-free environment throughout the entire property. The continuing effort of our guests to comply with the smoke-free policy reinforces City View Hotel's commitment to being an environmentally friendly hotel. We look forward to welcoming you - so you can experience the clear difference that City View Hotel has to offer. Hotel Highlights • 52 Non-smoking rooms • Restaurant • FREE WiFi Internet Access • Laundry Service • Room Service • Fitness Room • Guest Parking Facility • Lobby with Miniature Library • Gift Shop Check ?in and Check - out Times• Check -in 3:00pmCheck -out 12:00pmLate check?out: 12:30pm?4:00pm Check-in and Check - out Times • Check -in 3:00pm • Check -out 12:00pm • Late check-out: 12:30pm-4:00pm Property Information • 3 floors, 52 rooms • 2 meeting rooms • Smoke-free policy Pet Policy • Pets not allowed Services: Complimentary Service • Coffee/tea in room • Complimentary internet usage Business Services • Copy Service • Fax Service Guest Services • Housekeeping service daily • Laundry on-site • Newspaper in lobby • Safety deposit boxes (available from the front desk) High Speed Internet Access: Public Area: Wireless Rooms: Wireless Meeting rooms: Wireless Guest Facilities: • Beauty Salon and Barber shop, nearby (referral at Front Desk) • Cinema (within walking distance) • Casino (nearby) Swimming • Fort James (15 miles) • Runaway Beach (15 miles) Fitness Area • Cardio Vascular equipment • Treadmill • Stationery Bikes • Bench press with weights ... more   less 
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