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“Paradise on the best beach in the Caribbean”

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Anguilla Great House Beach Resort
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in West End Village
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Paradise on the best beach in the Caribbean”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

We recently returned from our fourth week-long stay at Anguilla Great House over the past 10 years. Few places in the world are more relaxing. Cottage-style bungalows (with five units in each single-story building) are spread in a semi-circle around an expanse of grass opening on to a spectacular 1.5 mile crescent of sand and water (Rendezvous Bay). Saint Martin defines the horizon in the background. The rooms are simple but elegant, and guests of each villa share a covered veranda with comfortable lounge chairs. It's a great value on the best beach of the best island in the leeward Caribbean.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2012

I could find a few things to complain about, but if travel frequently to the Caribbean you come expect certain small issues. With that said, the location is awesome. This is a no-frills option, on a high-end island.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Imagine going back in time to the '50s (oh, maybe you're too young to recall that era!) to a simple beachfront cottage just steps from the prettiest walking beach in the Caribbean. Add in friendly folks eager to make your stay enjoyable (think clean rooms, decent food, simple check-in). Then, decide if you really come to Anguilla for the beach, warm water and breezes, relaxation and excellent island food within a short drive. If so (and you're ready to give up the classy resort acoutrements like designer soaps and jacuzzis which you may not need) in trade for a price you can really afford, Great House is for you. We've stayed at Great House many times and love the simplicity and being on the beach in seconds.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank JohnandLinda614
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New York
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

I have been staying at the Anguilla Great House for over 20 years. Casual and friendly are the merits of the property itself. The beach is the best on Anguilla, bar none. 2 miles of flat calm warm water, it is the only place I feel comfortable swimming at night.

As far as some of the other reviews, it is not The Ritz...it is a BEACH HOTEL. Sand does get in your bed (because you are right on the beach) and yes, if you leave your sugar, toothpaste or food out, ants find them. I have stayed at some of what are considered the most luxurious hotels on the island and if you leave food out...it will happen there too! These are the tropics...but in all my years I have NEVER experienced a "bug" problem.

The best part of the property is that it feels like your home, jump in the sea, jump in the pool, stroll up to the easily accessible bar for a top shelf cocktail, dine poolside, on the beach, on your porch -- easy, laid back. The staff is extremely helpful in a genuine way. Over the years we have grown to know them as friends, toured the island with some of them....it has become a true place of comfort...a beach lover's paradise and one of the best values on the island.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

I was flying from Antigua to St Thomas on CAribbean regional airline LIAT and as we landed in Anguilla en route to our final destination, a technical faulty meant we were standed over night. The airline worked fast and hard and put each passenger up about 4 miles away from teh airport at the 27 bedroom Great House, right on the beach.

It is dated - it was built in the 80s I think, but its loved. Once upon a time it was part of the Pineapple Beach Club set up but today is independent.

The staff couldnt have been friendlier - or more helpful and I was shown to my room less then 10 minutes after de-coaching from the airport. The rooms wer tile floored with bright curtains and loads of white wash. The bed was firm and the bedroom itself attractive. Outside was a colonial style vernadah and a couple of sun chairs.

The bathroom had a massage shower and perfectly clean and servicable loo and basin - and though the valinty unit was old, it was in good condition, enhanced by great complimentary products and good quality towels.

As we arrived en masse and unexpectedly, the supper menu was limited - but the qulaity offered was very good and so to the service. Brealfast the next morning was equally good, and the service equally welcoming.

This is NOT a 5 star or a 4 star hotel - its in a fabulous location, is great value for money, delivers high end 3 star plus into 4 star in all areas and was spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 7, 2011

My wife and I have stayed at a couple different places in Anguilla, and this spot is our favorite!!! Will, the owner, and the staff are the friendliest I've ever met. The whole island is par to none. The cuisine and overall experience of The Great House is, well GREAT! We were actually married on the island at a different location, $$$, but enjoyed the comforting quaintness of this place. For our anniversary will be joining the hospitality of the GREAT HOUSE!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Nate A
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 18, 2011

Anguilla Great House is defintely not your typical 5 Star Hotel but it is cozy and that is what my wife and I love. The views and breathtaking as you glimpse the neighbouring island of St. Maarten/ St. Martin. But we have a issue that should be dealt with. We have been coming here for quite some time and we always consider Anguilla Great House our second home.
Over the years of us coming here this year was extremely different. I have worked in the Marriot Hotel for quite some time and I know the up and downs the Managers and Staff gets into, but when you have a Manager shouts at a Staff like a Master shout at his Slaves it is absolutely disturbing. Mr. Wilbert Fleming shouted at one of his Staff in tone that is not aceeptable to any human being it was not me he was shouting at but my wife and I was totally ashamed, and eventhough his voice was getting louder and louder she spoke to him bakc in a decent manner in which I was proud of. Her name was Sabrina, we wanted to asked her what was the problem that he would shout at her in front of guest. We will not stop our trip of this one incident we love Anguilla Great House the staff is absolutely amazing. The best so far. But Mr. Wilbert Fleming has to apprehended on this matter cause it may cause a big down drop on the Hotel and that would be a disgrace.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank David J
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GreatHosueManager, Guest Relations Manager at Anguilla Great House Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 19, 2011
Hi David J,

We are very happy that you consider the Anguilla Great House your home away from home, and that you are considering coming back again we do appreciate our embasidors and want to thank you so much. In the Caribbean people normally speak with a lot of passion when talking to each other that may be mistaken for arguing. Here at the Anguilla Great House we are one family and the discussion that was witnissed was personal business regarding home stuff. We are very sorry that you witnissed that discussion, but it was a miss understanding.

Great House Management.
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Property: Anguilla Great House Beach Resort
Address: Rendezvous Bay | PO box 157, West End Village, Anguilla
Location: Caribbean > Anguilla > West End Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in West End Village
#10 On the Beach Hotel in West End Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Anguilla Great House Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Anguilla Great House on Rendezvous Bay!The perfect beach...a soft brush of sunrise across white powder sands, turquoise water with a calm surf that sways in and out with the tides. A few palm trees mark the green edge of where the island’s interior meets the long, open and peaceful cove.The Anguilla Great House, with its easy atmosphere and gingerbread-laced cottages, is centered right in the middle of this perfect beach. Wake up.Roll out of bed and into the sea. Laze the afternoon away on the porch,move slow, stretch out the day.At sundown, stars pierce the black sky and from the beautiful shore ofAnguilla, the lights on the mountains of nearby St.Martin sparkle like a galaxy of stars and the moon shines bright on the white sands and sea foam…This is our home. ... more   less 
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