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Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites

Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour Antigua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 4 hotels in English Harbour
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A charming, historic boutique hotel set in a secluded section of 18th century Nelson's Dockyard, offering casual elegance and friendly, personal service, provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation, romance, special events and being active if you choose. The 32 rooms and suites are housed in 4 historic buildings on the waterfront and a headland 100 yards across the bay. The hotel offers a small non-swimming beach, spectacular infinity edged pool, a spa and two excellent open-air restaurants, Pillars and Boom. There is a complimentary boat shuttle to the swimming beach in Freeman's Bay and kayaks to explore the harbour. The perfect hotel for relaxing in peace and quiet or for finding plenty of activities (sailing, scuba diving, hiking, snorkeling, yoga) and fun (several restaurants and nightlife) only 5 - 10 minutes away. A great spot for honeymoons and weddings for 2 to 200.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Harbor View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian
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Kelly H wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia457 contributions97 helpful votes
Lovely hotel Beautiful large rooms situated on a world UNESCO site ! Nelson’s Yard So picturesque - lovely walks near by Sun beds - swimming pool Great little patio outside Lovely service - Shama was great - I asked for a kettle for my room and she brought one .Astor was so beautiful every morning he gave me lemon and honey for my tea ! Was just a beautiful spot close to supermarket and restaurants
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Date of stay: December 2020
Mel L wrote a review Dec 2020
Wigan, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow what a place this is. Set out in Nelson's Dockyard it's full of history. We stayed in the Admirals Inn with the Gunpowder suites located across the water. The building we stayed in was Nelson's pitch and turpentine store. Cleverly converted into hotel rooms, don't expect large rooms but expect originality and plenty of character. Whilst we were there things were just starting to open up again. Breakfast was served at the Gunpowder suites with a lovely water taxi ride across, piloted by Paul the owner who is a mine of local knowledge. The place is a 10 minute walk to bars and shops and Falmouth harbour. Also the number 17 bus stops right outside the hotel which takes you to St Johns, the capital. A special mention goes to all the staff here. They were so welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble and they all became our friends!! Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Mel Levick. UK
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sam H wrote a review Nov 2020
Kabukicho, Japan4 contributions
We had an AMAZING stay at the Admirals Inn. The main building and grounds are beautifully maintained, the staff were all very nice and the location made getting around very easy. Could not recommend this place enough, we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Adam W wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions
I stayed for 6 nights at Gunpowder and had a great time. The rooms and facilities are very clean and well kept with great attention to detail. Location is fantastic with English Harbour a 5-10 min walk. Hotel was perfect for the relaxing 'lay by the pool' week that was needed. Thank you to all the staff for making my stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Laurence Nair Price wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
The photos of this establishment can never compare to the feeling you get when experiencing this in person. This matched with the room comfort and exemplary host Shama and co make this a truly unique experience.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
$191 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites?
Nearby attractions include Nelson's Dockyard (0.07 miles) and Admiral's House Museum (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Incanto Restaurant & Lounge Bar, Flatties Flame grill, and Boom.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shirley Heights (0.8 miles) and Fort Berkeley (0.3 miles).
Does Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.