We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“First class - exceeded expectations”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Stoneyhill Studio Apartments
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First class - exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Had a fantastic time - if you want to stay somewhere a bit more authentic and away from the cookie cutter resorts this place is perfect. The quality of the villas is immaculate and photos don't do justice to the view you get from the balcony. The villa is very well located in the sense you can walk to the beach and it's just a few minutes drive to a lot of good restaurants. Karol and Merve were fantastic hosts and took care of every little detail like organizing a good car hire deal for us, giving us a free local mobile to use while there, even giving us a ride to the supermarket to pick up groceries when we arrived. Couldn't have asked for more so would definitely recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Joanne F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    64
    2
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
4
47
4
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We just came back from our first trip to Antigua and it probably won't be the last! Before I booked, I did a lot of research to find the perfect accommodation, and I kept coming back to Stoneyhill. Finally I decided to book it and it was the best choice I've ever made!

The apartments were bigger than I thought. Everything we needed was right there, including a magnificent view from the wrap around deck.
We found the studio very clean, the bed was really comfortable and because of the many windows in the unit, we just let the breeze come in and we hardly ever used the air conditioning.

As mentioned in other reviews, there are three beaches within walking distance (Valley Church, Ffryes and Darkwood) and it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to walk down to them. Coming back is bit of a challenge, especially the last part is quite a hike up the hill.
We rented a car for the whole time we were there, because it was more convenient.

Karol and Merve were the best hosts we've ever come across. They were always there for you, when you needed something. Merve cooked us supper one night, it was awesome!
It was also very handy that they provided a cell phone to take along on our trips. We didn't use it, but it sure was handy to have just in case.

All I can say is that we were extremely happy with our stay at Stoneyhill and the next time we'll visit Antigua, we'll stay here again. Thank you so much, Karol and Merve!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank scorpiogirl2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Valencia, Spain
Level Contributor
50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

If, like us, you are looking for the perfect getaway,- this may very well be it!

We arrived quite late in the evening, after a six hour flight delay, and an eight hour flight, to be greeted with a warm, welcoming hug, from Karol, who, together with her husband Merve, own, and run Stoneyhill perfectly.
Their three cottage/studios are nestled into the hillside, so you have a wonderful, almost panoramic view, across the green valley, down to the ocean.
A wide, wraparound balcony (deck), gives plenty of room for sun, or shade, with outside dining table, and chairs, couch, with low table, sunbed, and hammock - what more could you ask for, to help you relax, and unwind? A nice cool drink maybe?

Inside, you have a lovely studio, with large, very comfortable bed, leather couch, plenty of storage space, completed by the tasteful decoration of pictures, mirrors., and lamps.
The bathroom (with shower), and the kitchen area (with large 'fridge) are modern, and very clean, and Karol has chosen towels, and bed linens with care, and thought.
Beach towels were provided too.
The cottages have Wi-Fi, this is also available in the lovely Bar area, a little lower than the cottages, close to the swimming pool, which has sunbeds around it, so, if you really do just need to "re-charge your batteries", you have almost everything right here!
We stayed for six weeks, and met lots of lovely people, many from the U.S., and Canada, escaping bad weather at home, and all loved the perfect tropical relaxation.
Karol will arrange a good car hire deal for you (recommended), and airport transfers too, if you wish.
Walking in Antigua is best done on the beautiful beaches, the roads are quite dangerous as they have no sidewalks.
Some of the island's best beaches are to the left, and right, at the bottom of the hill, and the Supermarket is close by, at Jolly Harbour.
Sugar Ridge is on the right, before Jolly Harbour, and has, a 2 for 1 steak night on Wednesdays, also an Aveda Spa, with a very good hairdresser (Vlada).
We enjoyed some lovely takeaways from Firehouse Grill, in Jolly Harbour, and had good meals at several of the variety of Restaurants available there.
Sitting on the balcony of our cottage, listening to the tree frogs, and sometimes, watching the cruise ships, all lit up, sailing across the bay, towards St. John's, was something we often enjoyed doing in the evening.
Take a trip into St. John's the next day, and see the ships in daylight!

Karol, and Merve have made Stoneyhill such a special place, and, their personal attention, in ensuring all their guests are happy, make this truly an unforgettable holiday experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank TravelBean024
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

I have just returned from 3 weeks staying with Karol and Merve...my second visit and I have already booked for next year....that should tell you how great this little place is! A perfect, very well located studio with the most beautiful view from your own wraparound deck...there is even a hammock to wallow in with your G&T when you come back from a hard day at the beach! Talking of beaches, the very best beaches in the whole of Antigua are within 5 mins drive of the apartment...each one more beautiful than the next! Karol and Merve are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble to make your stay idyllic. One word of warning...be very careful when parking in St Johns...they issue tickets where there are no lines and no signs..and you just have to pay up (ECD$150) as the option to challenge in court will take place when you have long gone...it's such a scam and leaves such a bad taste so be sure to park in a car park!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank jaxmorgan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
161 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Karol and Mervs' accommodation really is something special. The décor is lovely, the wrap around balconies mean you can really get full advantage of the outstanding views. Its only a quick drive down to the awesome Nest beach and the best supermarket in the Caribbean at Jolly Harbour. Karol and Merv are the perfect hosts and we loved the evenings with them in the bar trying cocktails made from the fruit in the superb tropical gardens. You will need a vehicle to get to the property but you need one to explore the island anyway.
We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: We would have been happy in any of the villas.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank calderhigh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maidstone UK
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have just completed our second stay at Stoneyhill with Karol and Merv. It was just as pleasurable as the first time. We cannot recommend it enough.
The view is amazing and its just lovely to sit and chill and look out on such stunning scenery.
We spent many hours on Darkwood beach just down the road and had many lovely lunches in the beach bar. Lovely owners.
We had such a lovely time its hard to recommend but is there is one thing you must do - Stringray City. Just awesome.
We hope to be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Enaj61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paisley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

This accommodation is one of the best I have ever stayed in! Set on a hillside the panoramic sea views from the wrap-around balcony is second to none. The studio is spacious, well laid out and decorated to a high standard. With a fully equipped kitchen and a very well stocked supermarket less than 1mile away you need never leave the tranquility of this pace.There is plenty of room on the balcony for relaxing, sunbathing and dinning. With the elevated position comes a soothing breeze just what you need in this climate. There is also a private bar and pool set within stunning landscaped gardens where you can relax and keep cool. The owners (Karol & Merv) are the most brilliant hosts who go the extra mile to ensure you have all that you need. They are so welcoming and relaxed that it very nearly felt like I was staying in my own property and they were just looking after it for me. Their excellent local knowledge enabled us to get a true taste of the Caribbean, we had some wonderful experiences that we would not have found ourselves! I would absolutely recommend this property, it needs to be experienced to be believed as the web pictures and my observations just do not capture the magic!!!! Can't wait to return Lynn & Aaron, Glasgow Scotland

Room Tip: All 3 studios are identical lay out so it would not really matter, but if possible I would choose th...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Lynn P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Saint Mary's
3.9 mi away
Blue Waters Antigua
Blue Waters Antigua
#2 of 15 in St. John's
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,794 reviews
2.8 mi away
Galley Bay Resort
Galley Bay Resort
#1 of 1 in Five Islands Village
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,219 reviews
3.6 mi away
Hermitage Bay
Hermitage Bay
#1 of 7 in Saint Mary's
5.0 of 5 bubbles 943 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.7 mi away
COCOS Hotel Antigua
COCOS Hotel Antigua
#1 of 2 in Jolly Harbour
4.5 of 5 bubbles 787 reviews
1.8 mi away
Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
2.8 mi away
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Stoneyhill Studio Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Stoneyhill Studio Apartments

Property: Stoneyhill Studio Apartments
Address: Ffryes Estate | Antigua, Saint Mary's 00000, Antigua
Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary's
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Saint Mary's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stoneyhill Studio Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stoneyhill Studio Apartments are situated on the SW side of the island, nestled in the hills, overlooking the turquoise seas of the Caribbean, where you can capture the most amazing sunsets from your very own balcony. The fully furnished studio apartments are equipped with all the necessaries you would need for a perfect getaway. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Stoneyhill Studio Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Stoneyhill Studio Apartments Antigua, Antigua And Barbuda

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing