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Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites

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Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour Antigua
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  • 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.

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#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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Massage
Concierge
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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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian
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hkclaire wrote a review Apr 2021
Hvar Island, Croatia89 contributions17 helpful votes
Beautiful rooms, very tastefully decorated in Nelson's yard, surrounded by history. Great set up with pool and restaurant on one side and Nelson yard on the other. Beautiful views of English harbor. Shama was a great help at the hotel, she organized our rapid test to come back to the US, was very friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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colleendray wrote a review Apr 2021
Napa, California28 contributions40 helpful votes
I loved this resort due its location in the Nelson Dockyards and the history that surrounds it. Though it was missing a beach, your were able to take a boat to the same beach that the English Inn Resort enjoys. The pool area was lovely and we enjoyed dining at Boom Restaurant. However due to Covid and lack of guests, the Admirals Inn and restaurant were basically closed. It would be nice to return once things are fully open again, as it’s truly a unique place for anyone who enjoys lovely accommodations in a historical setting.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Foxy16 wrote a review Mar 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
An absolutely charming location surrounded by wonderful old historic building. Who could resist going to breakfast by boat and dining on the waterside. A beautiful chalet bedroom spotlessly clean, and surrounded by flowers, divine. Incredibly obliging staff and nothing you requested was a problem. I will return to this little piece of heaven.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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AW UK wrote a review Feb 2021
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Admiral’s Inn situated in Nelson’s Dockyard is a wonderful hotel with prime views overlooking Antigua’s truly iconic location. Rooms are stylishly decorated and give a real feeling for the era when the dockyard was at its peak. Lack of some amenities eg minibar, kettle was a little irritating - particularly as the local curfew made meals and refreshments more challenging. What lets this hotel down is the food. Breakfast was reminiscent of a basic south coast B&B - a menu presented on a scrappy laminated sheet offered restrictive options and the delivery was disappointing and poor value (tip: go to the Bakery in the dockyard for great pastries and sandwiches). The Caribbean dinner was more disappointing with a tasteless fried plantain (banana family) starter, a shrimp and rice main which had no inspiration and a basic fried banana desert - all for an expensive restaurant price tag it didn’t justify. We got the feeling that something is not quite right with the management of the hotel. This should be a 5 star establishment but it does fall short.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Victoria C wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom219 contributions102 helpful votes
The hotel looks amazing in the photographs so we simply had to stay here whilst in English Harbour. The location is great for a quick walk into the main area of restaurants and bars or to walk to Pigeon Point beach,as we didn't want to have a car with us the whole duration of our stay on the island. The common areas are tastefully decorated with a great seating area overlooking the water. Breakfast was good ( for the Caribbean) and not expensive, the coffee served in the morning was also good- VERY rare it seems in Caribbean! We had room 4, very average for the price, very small and a poor quality bathroom with old/ dated tiles on the wall, something I can imagine you would find in a cheap B&B in Brighton - it overlooked the car park and we found it to be rather loud early in the morning when the staff arrived for work. The bath towels were small and thin and not of good quality. I would not recommend this room. Yes it was one of the cheaper options but given the hotel was pretty quiet I find it hard to believe this was the best of the entry level rooms. All the staff were lovely and very helpful, we extended and extended again ( because of the location and convenience not because of the room!) and it was not a problem. We enjoyed the pool across the water at Gun Powder Suites. On the whole its a lovely hotel, shame the owner does not add a few little touches - quality products in the bathroom ( Clarins / Hermes) better quality pillows ( awful foam ones did not afford a good nights sleep) quality large towels and perhaps robes and slippers, appreciate that these all add costs to a room but its the little touches that are often missed. We enjoyed our stay here, but there are other hotels with better quality rooms at a better price, very close by - maybe not with the vibe of The Admirals, but you can always pop in for a drink if thats what you are looking for.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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$191 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the admiral`s hotel nelson`s dockyard national park
LOCATION
CaribbeanAntigua and BarbudaAntiguaSaint Paul ParishEnglish Harbour
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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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, Boom, and Abracadabra Restaurant and Disco-Bar.
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.