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“Best Weekend Ever” 4 of 5 stars
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Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Falmouth Harbour, English Harbour, Antigua   |  
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Weekend Ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I enjoyed my stay fully at this location. The staff was amazingly helpful, easygoing, and polite, and had an answer to every ridiculous inquiry I had. The rooms were comfortable, and had everything ...including an amazing view of the harbour.

Room Tip: Studios with kitchenettes are perfect if you are travelling with a group or kids.
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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

It is not immediately apparent from most of the pictures you will find online but this 'resort' consists of some 2 story rectangular units set on either side of a steep and winding brick road on a well-tended tropical hillside that look out over a most spectacular bay and marina complex. It is not a resort in the way I would think of a resort - it doesn't even have a pool - no restaurant, no lounge chairs on the beach. In fact, no beach.
Instead, through the manned barrier at the foot of the road and across the street, one has the marina. And in this complex are a yacht club with a decent restaurant, a coffee shop, bar, ship chandlers and general store amongst others. Paddle boards can be rented, sailing lessons and cruises arranged. A wonderful beach is a 10 minute walk away and the islands best collection of eclectic bars, restaurants and roadside cafès is within a 10 minute stroll in the opposite direction.
The accommodations consist of self catering units decorated in a Euro meets tropical hardwoods meets minimalist island style. Every unit has at least one balcony with bay view. The air conditioning in our unit was superb. The kitchen was large with a counter and seating on one side, basic utensils provided, no toaster. The small stove was dead and unlikely ever to be resurrected. Staff are friendly and helpful but I had the feeling that sort of repair didn't occur. A common toaster oven in the kitchen would solve that problem.
That being said, not having a stove was really not a problem for us 2 adults.
If you enjoy the kind of vacation where you are not spoonfed your food and entertainment and a bracelet is required to eat at the buffet then you might enjoy the Antigua yacht club as much as we did.
We booked through Expedia and got a fantastic rate on the unit. We also got lucky when we got there and we're given a 2 level suite with 2 balconies. It worked out cheaper than renting an apartment.
We rented a car. Parking is free in a big lot outside resort. There are 2 car rental companies next to the resort.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Best holiday ever. Rent one of the apartments with kitchen. They are a little bit higher above and have such a great big terrace with an amazing view over the marina and the bay.
Very friendly staff. Nice gym. Good bars and restaurants in the marina.
Beach is only a couple of minutes walk away with a nice restaurant.
All in all a very good place to spend some time.
Manager and reception staff were extremely friendly. I forgot something in the room and the manager sent it to my home address. Impressive!
No pool though. A shame. But not important since the beach is not far.

Room Tip: rooms with a kitchen are very large. maybe 50 m2 or so with a big bathroom
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Very comfortable spacious room, very friendly service. Good location next to the marina. Two minor negatives : noisy air conditioning, plenty of mozquitos (even with all the windows & doors closed all day).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I got married in Antigua in November and did a lot of exploring around the hotels in English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour for the guests to stay. We ended up booking the majority of our guests into the Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort. The price was great for the setting, location, and clean good rooms. We actually found a great deal thru Expedia that was much cheaper than the listed price thru the hotels website. The location is perfect within walking distance of local restaurants, cafes, beaches and attractions like Nelson's Dockyard. We and our guests found the rooms to be very clean and quite large, especially the suites. A few guests did say it got a bit loud in the lower rooms at night, as it is within walking distance from many of the most popular bars and restaurants in the area. But the guests in the higher rooms, back away from the main road said the noise was not noticeable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stayed here for a few nights during the RORC 600. We had room 1 which is right on the road so first thing in the morning you do get noise from the delivery guys who tend to have their stereos on at full volume. Also Cloggys just across the road has party night on Wednesday, if you're not going to party the night away you can listen to it instead. For that reason you may want to try and stay further up the hillside.
Otherwise it's a great location with bars, restaurants on tap all close by.
Rooms are large & spacious with air con, fridges, safe etc.
Our fan only seemed to have one setting, hurricane, but it helped to keep the mosies away at least.
Surprised that you have to pay for wifi access in your room, it is free in the lobby though.

Room Tip: Stay away from road if you want a good nights sleep
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The quality of the place is reflected in the price, it's not quite the 4 star resort it used to be and the rooms and bathrooms are in some need of refurbishment. The rooms seem to have been stripped of all non essential furniture so now give the impression of being stark and bare. New mattresses are needed! And little things like the safe and phone were not working and the wc worked only intermittently. The staff were friendly and as helpful as they could be and the location and views across the harbour are really good.

Room Tip: Get one higher up the slope, for better views and less noise
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort

Also Known As:
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Hotel English Harbour
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Hotel
Antigua Yacht Hotel Marina
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort English Harbour
Address: Falmouth Harbour, English Harbour, Antigua
Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Paul Parish > English Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in English Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Resort comprises of 30 executive suites studio residences (either as single or double unit configurations) and a 19 room Hotel. All rooms are equipped with private balconies, ceiling fans, air condition units, In-room safes, satellite television, hairdryers, direct dial phones, wireless broadband internet access. The resort boasts of a health spa, turkish steam bath, fully equipped fitness centre and a dedicated emergency room with first aid and accident/emergency assistance available. Room Descriptions and Amenities The Antigua Yacht Club Marina offers you an opportunity to enjoy Antiguan hospitality. Each accommodation offers dramatic views of the Falmouth Harbour and the Marinas. They come equipped with ceiling fans, air condition units, electronic safes, DVD/CD players, flat screen televisions, wall mounted hairdryers, direct dial telephones, wireless and modem internet access, daily housekeeping service and fully equipped laundry facilities. There are four types of accommodations: Hotel Rooms All guest rooms have private balconies with views of the Marina. The furnishings are a Asian/Italian fusion with the wooden Indonesian furniture and a 100% cotton Italian linens and soft furnishings. The rooms and bathrooms are both quite large by hotel standards. Garden View Studios They offer great vistas of the tropical gardens with views of Falmouth Harbour in the background. It comprises of a Roomy bedroom, small kitchenette, and a nice modern bathroom. They are 60 Sq Meters (637 Sq Ft), thus are quite spacious and comfortable. Sea View Studios They offer unobstructed panoramic views of the harbour and the marinas. They come equipped with a cozy bedroom with a four poster bed, a good size modern bathroom, small kitchenette and a spacious balcony. They are 63 SQ Meters (679 Sq Ft). One Bedroom Executive Suites They feature a very roomy bedroom/bath suite and a very large living room/kitchen. It is a split level unit with the bedroom/bathroom suite located on the bottom floor and the living area on the top floor. This type of accommodation boasts of 2 separate balconies, one on either level, thus giving commanding views of both the tropical landscaped gardens and the most spectacular Falmouth Harbour. ... more   less 
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