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“Stunning view of English Harbour” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Inn
Manchester, England
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Stunning view of English Harbour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2007

We were at Ocean Inn for only 4 nights having stayed at Runaaway Bay for 4 nights before travelling to St Kitts for 6 nights and finished our holiday at Ocean Inn. On our first stay on the Island we visited Shirley Heights and the view of English Harbour struck me as the best landscape view I had seen anywhere. I didn't realise at that time that when we were to return to the island the week after to go to Ocean Inn (which we had booked only 3 weeks or so previously) we would have an equivalent view over the harbour.

We had originally booked a cottage in the gardens but on arrival we were offered a larger room in the main building. Annie showed us both rooms and we would have been happy with either but we opted for the room in the house as it meant that we did not have to carry cases down the fairly narrow path.

The gardens are not large but are lush and well maintained. There is a pool which we did not use as we prefer the sea but again it was well maintained and cleaned every day.

The breakfast was more than adequate and some fellow guests were allowed the use of the kitchen to prepare their evening meals. I don't know if this would be available to all guests but it certainly shows how accomodating Eustace, the owner, is.

Courtesy of British Airways, who cancelled our return flight from Gatwick to Manchester, we had to make alternative travel arrangements for the final leg of our journey and Eustace had no problem in letting us use the internet to make the arrangements. On a cautionary note, don't use your credit card to 'phone home. We had to telephone BA about our cancelled flight as it was not possible to cancel the alternative flight that they had put us on via the internet. We had to make 2 calls as the first was cut off prior to finishing, as was the second although I had given sufficient information prior to being cut off. The charge on my credit card on return was £50.00 !!!! I don't know who gets the bulk of that but I will not be doing it again.

To sum up, If I was to stay at English Harbour again I would be more than pleased to stay at Ocean Inn. There are a number of local restaurants all serving good food although probably the best and busiest is Trappas.

  • Liked — View, comfort, good value
  • Disliked — TV reception, although American TV is rubbish anyway.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank wrason
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Congleton, Cheshire
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2007

We have not long returned from a 2-week stay in this lovely hotel. The view over English harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard is probably one of the best on the island. The garden is stunning – filled with beautiful flowers and lots of wildlife. We even saw a hummingbird a few times.

The welcome we got was exceedingly friendly. Both Eustace and Annie were very helpful, as were the other staff.

The room was clean with enough space for all our stuff and sheets and towels were changed regularly. The bed was comfortable and the air-conditioning worked well.

The breakfast was simple but adequate – you don’t need a cooked full-English in this climate! Location was brilliant, as it was a very short walk down the hill to a number of good restaurants and bars.

We were within easy walking distance of Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour and even the lovely Pigeon beach. Nevertheless we hired a car for the 2 weeks so we could venture over the whole island. We decided that the Ocean Inn was the best place we could have been and well situated for getting about.

Would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone who likes to travel independently, is not looking for luxury, but enjoys beautiful places.

  • Liked — The wonderful views
  • Disliked — Possibly the plumbing which was a little unreliable, but adequate
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank Longhaullady26
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Additional Information about Ocean Inn

Property: Ocean Inn
Address: St. Pauls, English Harbour, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Paul Parish > English Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in English Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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