I stayed here for a weekend on my way through Antigua. It looked great on the website and appeared to have everything I needed - a great beach, waterside bar/restaurant, pool, great rooms and nice grounds.
In reality it was awful and I couldn't wait to leave. It is a big hotel and without many guests (there were 6 when I was there), it feels really eerie. The pool was closed, there were no sunloungers laid out, and the area had a really derelict feel. The beach was absolutely deserted (sounds great in theory, but eerie in practice!) and the waterside restaurant was boarded up. There were only a couple of sunloungers on the beach, which were being policed by an elderly security guard from the hotel. There are two good things about this place: 1) the restaurant staff were lovely and 2) there is free internet access from 2 computers in the reception.
I got the feeling that this hotel is used for delayed flights staying one night only, and conferences during the week when out of season.
I will never stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Hotel St. John`s
- Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Hotel
- Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort Antigua/Saint John Parish
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