We stayed at the Copper and Lumber Store Hotel for two weeks, to await the arrival of our son, who was rowing across the Atlantic on his own and then to recover once he'd arrived! Stress levels were high as we waited for him, but the hotel staff couldn't have been kinder. Gillian is a gem, and the other staff also very attentive and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. We were helped to organise everything we needed for Sam's arrival as well as anything else we needed for our own stay.
Our room was magnificent - a glorious view of the harbour from the sitting area and a view over the delightful inner courtyard from the sleeping area. It was a large, tastefully restored studio room with cooking facilities and we couldn't have been more comfortable. Full of history, character and atmosphere but with all the facilities we needed, and beautifully kept with daily cleaning.
The location is stunning with enough to see and do in the area for a short stay, and easy access to buses and taxis if you want to see more of the island. Nelsons Dockyard itself is fascinating and beautifully restored. Being a secure area very peaceful and protected as well. All the locals were incredibly helpful and friendly.
The hotel didn't offer evening meals, but we didn't mind as there are so many good restaurants to try locally. We had a good breakfast in the hotel every day. and on the occasions when we had lunch there, we were perfectly satisfied.
When our son arrived, after 75 days at sea, the hotel staff were as excited as we were, and couldn't do too much for us, even to the extent of finding a recipe for Apple Crumble on the internet and making it for Sam - he had requested it while at sea as he was craving the taste of fruit!
We had a perfect stay; the accommodation couldn't have been bettered, the hotel staff were magnificent and the local people couldn't have been more welcoming. The fact that we weren't very relaxed much of the time was down to the circumstances of our visit but we will definitely return for a proper holiday (and I suspect it will be more than once - I could have stayed there forever! I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to anyone although it is perhaps a bit quite for children and teenagers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Copper and Lumber Store Hotel is a beautiful intimate Antiguan Hotel where the laid back charm and rich culture of the Caribbean blends with the colonial history of Antigua to create a luxurious romantic Antigua hotel in a unique setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Copper And Lumber Store Hotel Antigua/English Harbour