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“History, Comfort and Charm” 5 of 5 stars
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The Copper and Lumber Store Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in English Harbour
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“History, Comfort and Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2008

We had the pleasure of spending the first night and last night of our two week trip to Antigua and BVI at the Copper and Lumber Store. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome and at home. We were fortunate enough to be there during the arrival of participants of the Atlantic Rowing Race and were quickly drawn into the excitement and celebration. Our rooms were a delightful combination of history and comfort. On our final night we stayed in a Georgian Suite which was stunning. Gillian and the all the staff made our time with them seem all too short and we look forward to returning on our next visit to Antigua.

  • Liked — The beautiful setting and historical significance of the building and location
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2007

After an exhaustive search, viewing hotel websites, reading many Trip Advisor reviews & then a recommendation from a TripAdvisor local expert, I inquired directly about availability via the internet. The responses were prompt, polite & professional. Gillian was the primary contact but all the staff were helpful. After patiently answering all my questions, I booked 2 nights (5/11-5/12/07)
The hotel is within the historic Nelson's Dockyard / English Harbour. Upon arrival, you feel the history everywhere. The hotel has been constructed / restored to provide a perfect balance of history & modern convenience. The wonderful experience starts in the lobby where you are warmly greeted like a small B&B. The decorations & housekeeping were immaculate. The wooden floors gleamed as if still wet with varnish. I stayed in the Britannia Suite. It overlooked the harbour (E-SE) and was arranged with comfort as its main goal. It was quiet, clean, airconditioned plus fan, with a small kitchette (fridge, sink, coffee maker, etc), full sofa/seating area, small table for drinks/eating and a separate bedroom area. The wonderful wooden floors, exposed stone and proper historic touches were balanced with all the expected working stuff ie; lights, plumbing, etc. The bathroom was fun with a wood lined shower, brass fixtures and tile floors.
The bed was very comfortable and I had 2 very good nights of sleep. I also ate continental breakfast on consecutive mornings sitting outside in the restaurant patio. The breakfast included coffee/tea. juices/milk, yogurt, cereals, toast, etc. Filling and got me off to a good start. I was very busy so I did not linger in the hotel during the day. I did get a chance to enjoy the sights while enjoying a happy hour in the room on day 2 + sunrise laying in bed.
I can't say enough about the hospitality of the staff especially Gillian who answered every question, made sure everything went well, were friendly and professional throughout my stay.
The whole experience reminded me of the best B&Bs in the states with the exception of that full home cooked breakfast & sitting around the table with other guests.
It was a perfect introduction to Antigua and exceeded my expectation for a place to stay in the English Harbour area.
I would stay here again without hesitation plus recommend to others.

  • Liked — Design and presentation of the hotel
  • Disliked — Nothing really......maybe an internet area for guests
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Lansing, Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2003

This was a real no-frills, do-nothing escape. No phone, no interruptions, just sit back and relax! Lay around the open air lobby or take the water taxi to a secluded beach on the other side of the bay. The little pub was great, super place to mingle with the locals. Sits right next to the maritime history museum, so there is some interesting reading to be done.
The location is right smack dab in the middle of the harbor, so if you like to walk around sailboats and yachts from around the world and rub elbows with their crew, this is the spot! Heck, most of the time, no one answered the hotel phone...so it's a great place to escape the rat race and get away from the real world for a while!

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Address: Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Paul Parish > English Harbour
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in English Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Copper and Lumber Store Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Copper and Lumber Hotel is a beautiful intimate Antiguan Hotel where the laid back charm and rich culture of the Caribbean melds with the colonial history of Antigua to create a luxurious romantic Antigua hotel in a unique setting. ... more   less 
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