Antigua Yacht Club Marina3.0 out of 5.0
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Trip advisor you have always been such a good friend with sound advice ... but on this occasion I feel let down ... Positives - cheap for Antigua, good location and base for exploring this island. Negatives ... - Unfriendly staff on reception, which really stood out as nearly everywhere we went in Antigua the people were helpful, friendly and cheery - Unhelpful when trying to book a snorkelling trip - we had more knowledge from researching on the internet than the unfriendly lady on the desk - The room was in need of updating and repainting - The bed was very hard and pillow not comfortable so we didn't sleep well - The bathroom ... the towel rail kept falling off the wall and shower kept flooding - Some lights in the room did not work - Partial view from the balcony was okay but suspect higher up rooms have a better view Disappointing ...
I loved the room and the view of the marina. The only drawback was the lack of soundproofing. You could hear the entire conversation going on in the next room. I was just there (3rd week in Nov.) and the tree frogs outside made their noises all night long. I am not sure if this would be the case for other times of the year, but it was hard getting sleep. I had a good deal on the room and, as I said it was nice with a nice bathroom, but the issues mentioned make it no more than a 3 in my book. This is not a "party" hotel, so it was quite overall (except for the frogs). The restaurants are just outside the resort and are part of the Yacht Club.
We loved every minute of our stay. Our room was number 37 it looked over the marina, it was great watching the exotica yachts come and go. There is a beautiful beach a 10min walk away and lots of restaurant's to choose from, we loved Cloggy's and Paparazzi the most. The staff were brilliant, especially Kashif. We will definitely go back.
From the moment we got there to the moment we left the staff at the hotel could not do anymore for us. They booked excursions for us at last minute, taking us across the island to get to stingray City on time, informing us of what was going on around us including where to go to enjoy the celebrations for Independence Day. We had a fantastic time and will definitely go and stay at this clean, friendly hotel again.
Amazing views and staff great resort beach clean and tidy X beautiful sun set lovely to watch boats coming in X the town was full of good places to eat and drink X local shopping good lots of. Jewelry designer pieces x
We arrived very late on a Sunday night and did a basic check in with the security guard Mark. He then took us up to our suite via golf cart as the climb was steep and we had luggage. I want to first say that the staff at the resort was wonderful. Atrani (sorry if I misspelled the name) went ABOVE AND BEYOND to help us with a car rental our first full day. She was incredible and really impressed us with her welcoming demeanor and support in helping us secure a rental car. Everyone we encountered at the resort itself were truly friendly and helpful. Room experience: Upon initial entry to the room we were quite happy. The bed with it's canopy was beautiful, it appeared to be clean and we were happy with our view from our balcony. When we went to shower off our long travel day we noticed ants everywhere in the bathroom. They were on the floor, in the sink, in the shower, climbing the walls, hundreds of tiny ants. The shower doors did not keep the water from leaking out and after were were both done the floor was covered in water and the drain to the shower itself was clogged. The towels had were white, but always had a blue tinge to them when they were wet. I requested extra towels and only received them one day. There is air conditioning in the main room, however you will need to make sure that all shudders are closed as well as curtains in order to feel any air conditioning at all. The windows have screens on them that are not properly fitted allowing mosquitoes to enter the room. We had several during the course of the week and have the scars to prove it. Also keep in mind that if you are a U.S. traveler the hotel is NOT equipped with 110v!! ! Everything is 220! I had no idea and had to blow dry my hair in the kitchen after unplugging the fridge daily! I asked for a transformer but there were none around and was told to use that one. The room also did not have an iron or an ironing board we could use. I requested and iron twice and finally received one. It was ANCIENT, took a good 10 minutes to warm up and then was a struggle to get the wrinkles out of my clothes. The wifi worked, sometimes. It was constantly disconnecting. Since we were happy to unplug for the week this was not a major issue for us. The hills are not for the weak or the weary. If you have mobility issues this is not the place for you. Although the hotel offers golf cart rides to your room, there is not always someone available to take you up. We encountered several evenings where we were told there was "no licensed driver" available. it was a challenge but we made it through the week. The kitchenette was fine for basics. Just keep in mind that there is an ant problem there as well. If you bring any food into the kitchen make sure ALL crumbs are scooped up and disposed of in the trash or you will have hundreds of ants attacking. The property is beautiful and well maintained and I am sure it is a great spot during high season. Keep in mind that there are very few places to get food during low season. We had great breakfasts at the Seabreeze across the street. There is a sushi and steak place and breakfast place also across the way, however if you are there off season be careful. My fiance and I both got sick from eating there. All in all it was a great week. If you are looking for luxury, this is not the place for you. But if you want a clean, basic room with a great view and far away from the city, this is perfect!
I made the booking at the very last minute, almost 9:00 pm. The young man who checked me in, Kashif, was very understanding. There was a mix-up, and Kashif ensured that it was taken care of immediately and even upgraded my room to apologise. When I got to the room, I was blown away. It far exceeded what I expected for the price. The view from the balcony at night is breathtaking. It came with a kitchenette, cutlery and crockery. The bathroom was well appointed. The bed had a stylish canopy. There was even WiFi and cable. The AC was perfectly temperatured. To conclude, the entire experience was worth it. Definitely recommend anyone to stay there, even if only for a night.
We stayed at AYCM for 2 weeks at the end of July/beginning of August and I can only concur with what has been said by other visitors at this time. Before our trip I exchanged several emails with Meechi, who not only reassured me about aspects of our booking but was also kind enough to advise on other queries about our trip in general. We found all the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. They drove us to both the local beach and another, a little further away, calling ahead to make arrangements for us to use facilities. When booking excursions, they found us the best deals and phoned through to help tailor days out to our requirements. Our rooms were lovely and spacious - all with balconies and sea views. They were kept very clean and well equipped and we were all allowed late check out on our last day. We were given complimentary wine and water for our rooms upon arrival. Airport transfers were arranged prior to our visit and we used the same taxi driver on a number of occasions during our stay - Del was an absolute gem, who was more like a personal guide to the island. AYCM is situated right next to Falmouth Harbour and is handy for a number of restaurants, some of which were either closed or only open for limited hours, as this was low season. Nevertheless, we were able to find a number of eateries at easy walking distance. Pigeon Beach (which we loved) is also a short walk away, although my Mother (78) needed transport, which was provided whenever we needed it, as the route is a little hilly. All in all, we had a fantastic holiday in Antigua and were very happy indeed with our chosen hotel. We were greeted with the words, "Welcome to Paradise!" This was no exaggeration.
I have stayed in 5 star hotels all over the world, including several in the Carribbean but my family and I were drawn to the yacht club from its fantastic reviews and it's excellent location in Falmouth Harbour, and I cannot believe how fantastic this place is. Before we even set out on our trip, I emailed the hotel requesting that my partner and I be situated in a room close to my mother and father who were on a separate booking. I also informed them that the reason for the trip was for my father's 50th birthday. They responded by not only ensuring our rooms were close together, but they also gifted us a bottle of champagne for each room and even upgraded us to a sea view studio. PHENOMENAL SERVICE! The day we arrived we checked in and they kindly took us and our bags to our rooms on a golf buggy. We then walked over to pigeon point beach which is beautiful and just a couple of minutes away. This was in there quiet season so it was reasonably quiet and soooo peaceful! After a well needed sleep we decided to hire a car and explore the island. We informed the host at the reception desk who happened to be the hotel manager, Devin. He once again impressed us by organising a trusted company to pick us up and take us to view the cars and also planned us a route on a map, highlighting all the hot spots. Realise I'm dragging on a bit so let me just highlight SOME of the amazing things that the staff, mainly Devin did for us on this holiday. On the 3rd day we wanted a beach with sunloungers and asked Devin if there was anywhere we could get a taxi, he called a resort down the road and arranged us to go there and use there facilities, including pool, and private beach. He also drove us there himself! The staff also kindly took us again later in our stay. The most amazing point was when we were looking for another beach to explore, after recommending a place Devin took us in his own lunch break. I honestly felt guilty about how much he was doing for us. So he took us and he recommended a restaurant where we had the best lunch of the break! We thought we would get a taxi back but Devin had other ideas when he asked the restaurant staff to call him when we were ready, which they did. On the way back we were chatting and he enquired about the fruit we had tried. He then drove us round some stalls to buy some interesting fruit and even paid for some himself. Next he takes us to a supermarket to buy some food after offering. To top this great day off he bundled us into the golf buggy and came to our room to prepate some of our new interesting fruit. He said to us, we don't have a pool and were not on the beach, so we sell the experience, and they do it sosososososo well. When we left we had to buy Devin a gift. He really did make this a phenomenal stay. I will end this by saying, whatever the hotel are playing Devin the GM, it is not enough he is simply the kindest most amazing member of staff at any hotel I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you so much for such a lovely stay, I hope to return very soon.
We had such an amazing week at Antigua Yacht Club and Marina Resort it's hard to know where to start! We visited the hotel for a ten day family holiday from England and anybody that is thinking of going please do not hesitate. With the hotel not having a pool or being directly on the beach I was initially hesitant to book- I am so so pleased that we did. Please do not let these factors put you off as there are a number of restaurants and other hotels that provide these facilities that you can benefit from. The hotel is in a fantastic location- only a 5 minute walk from the beach and surrounded by a number of restaurants (although it's Antiguas low season we never struggled for anywhere to eat). The rooms are lovely and very well kept- we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to a sea view studio room and our view was incredible with a lovely spacious balcony. The most outstanding factor of the whole holiday was the amazing customer service we received from the manager, Devin, and the rest of his fabulous team. We have stayed in a number of 5* hotels over the years and it's safe to say Devin is out of this world and provided service far above any we have received before- nothing is ever too much trouble. The staff assisted us with planning activities throughout our holiday and it wouldn't have been the same without them. Thank you AYCM for giving us such an amazing holiday and we really hope to return in the future!
- Walking distance to Nelson's Dockyard
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Antigua Yacht Club Marina places you within a 10-minute stroll of Admiral House and Pigeon's Point Beach. This 3-star hotel has 49 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a coffee shop/café, a marina, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's on the waterfront and also a short walk from Nelson's Dockyard and Clarence House.
Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All 49 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes and desks are also standard.
Guests staying at Antigua Yacht Club Marina enjoy access to a marina, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 35 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include conference space, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 189 reviews