We had a very enjoyable stay at the Arawak Beach Inn between Friday, Feb 8 and Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 - four nights. It is small (I think it has 17 units) - the occupancy while we were there was not that high - and you cannot reasonably expect the type of 24/7 staff presence that you can get in a bigger place. I believe our room - #16 - was a "premium" room and it was absolutely fantastic. There was a balcony that wrapped around the outside of the room in two directions which gave fantastic views of Island Harbor and beyond. There was a great sound system and flat screen tv - everything about the room was really great. Although our room had air conditioning, we never used it as we simply left the two glass doors open to the balcony and had a wonderful breeze and the sounds of the ocean. The daily house keeping was superb - we had fresh beach/pool towels every day in addition to the towels for the bathroom. Maria Hawkins, the "Innkeeper" was wonderful - without her I do not think this place would be what it is in a very tough economic and competitive environment on Anguilla. Maria pretty much does it all or at least all that is needed or wanted. She is an excellent concierge and can arrange excursions, rental cars, and I suspect most anything you would want. We had a package that gave us transfers from ferry terminal to hotel and back, a great breakfast every morning, two great dinners (which given that we were going out and stuffing ourselves at lunches was really all we could handle in any event), an excursion to Scrub Island with a great fellow named Joseph, and one day of car rental with Raymond at Bass Rental - who was great. We did the one day rental - gave the car back - and then Maria arranged for us to get a similar car a later day and Raymond gave us an almost brand new Hyundai Getz at a very nice price. There was a nice pool with great views of Island Harbor. I do not quite understand the complaint in an earlier review about the self-service bar - everyone there when we were there thought it a great thing - although we never used it, because when we wanted something, Maria was there. A couple of the guests when we were there were very comfortable just helping themselves and writing down what they took - the atmosphere was such that it seemed perfectly normal for them to get what they wanted themselves. Now, if you want a place that has a nice beach at the place, this may not be for you. This did not make much difference to us, because we are not sit at the beach people, in any event. All things considered, I will check on prices for this again, if we can get back to Anguilla.
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- Also Known As:
- Arawak Beach Hotel Anguilla
- Hotel Arawak Beach
- Arawak Beach Inn Anguilla/Island Harbour