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Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in English Harbour
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“Excellent Location”
Reviewed February 10, 2005

For non package travellers who do not require being right on the beach, this is an excellent no frills hotel.

Make sure you request a room in the main house. We stayed in 6, but No. 1 is the best. The rooms are colonial in style and the superior rooms have air con. The bathrooms although small are spotless and the staff is really friendly.

The setting in Nelson Dockyard is fantastic and with a hire car you are a stones throw away from Shirley Heights, Harmony Hall (wonderful) and a myriad of excellent beaches. Visit Sweet T's for a delicious ice cream on your way home from the beach and stroll down to HQ2 for a faboulous evening meal.

The downside of not being right by the beach is far outweighed by the value for money and location of Admiral's Inn.

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Reviewed June 8, 2001

Charming place. 9 Clean rooms, some with AC. Some with Harbor views. Old building, originally 1788, was buily as a warehose for Admiral Nelson.
Large hand hewn Beams in rooms. Courteous staff. Suffering from jet lag I stayed up one night and talked with the night watchman for hours, listening
to his version of the mysteries of life. Lovely patio where you can take meals (watch out for the birds who would love to take your meal away.)
No beach in immediate area, but a nice one a short walk away.
Walk to a museum, bakery, immigration office. Very low key. Would stay again.

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Property: Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites
Address: Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Paul Parish > English Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in English Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 23 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. ... more   less 
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The Admiral`s Hotel Nelson`s Dockyard National Park
Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites Antigua/English Harbour

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