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.
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Hotel English Harbour
- Ocean Inn Antigua/English Harbour