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The Great House Antigua Mercers Creek, St. John's Antigua
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#14 of 25 Speciality lodging in St. John's
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Step back 350 years by entering one of the Caribbean's original sugar plantations. ​ The Great House Antigua offers a unique stay in the Caribbean, as one of the last original plantation houses that hosts guests. As one of the only original and restored plantation houses The Great House Antigua enables guests to stay in the 350 year old main house. Equipped with modern amenities while retaining their historic charm the four plantation suites are equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning and four poster beds. ​ The Great House Antigua's four garden suite cottages are spacious and private, set in 26 ares of tropical gardens with sea views. Palm, Pineapple, Cotton and Coconut Cottage all retain the names of goods ground in the estate grounds, each garden suite is fitted with private verandas, hammocks and his & her showers. All meals and fruit drinks are included in guests stay. Guests can book treatments in the in-house Banana Spa and book exercise classes. Guests are offered complementary local island walks during their stay at The Great House Antigua. Our history sets us apart with unique stories and incredible artifacts. While staying guests are able to explore the original Sugar Mill, 350 year old house, the original out-houses, tropical gardens and look through our small museum collection. The Great House Antigua - an experiences like no other.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Poolside bar
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Casino and Gambling
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Aerobics
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Light therapy
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Adults only
24-hour security
Concierge
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
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Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
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Stephen Wolf wrote a review Oct 2020
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My wife and I loved every minute of our stay at this beautiful boutique hotel. We stayed here for 3 nights. It's located away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas on Antigua, but that was exactly what we were looking for. We got to stay in one of their brand new cottages. The room was HUGE! From the minute we arrived, Mara (the main housekeeper) took care of our every need. She is the sweetest! The meals we ate there were amazing, their pool is huge, and we loved spending our time walking around the grounds and hearing all of the birds chirping. We seriously can't recommend this hotel enough. Do yourself a favor and stay here! You won't regret it!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Polly Jackson wrote a review Oct 2020
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Really unique hotel - had a great time unwinding and enjoying the peace and history of the property. The staff were great and the food delicious. It was fresh and local which was nice. Hope to be back again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Garden cottages suites were really nice.
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Benjamin wrote a review Sep 2020
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Loved our time here!! We stayed for a week on the couples retreat, the service was 5 stars. The house, views, pool and food were all incredible. Could not recommend more! The retreat gives you free exercise classes and drinks, this was such a unique holiday that we will never forget. Thank you Great House Antigua!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The Garden Cottages were amazing!
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StellaWestLondon wrote a review Jan 2020
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It’s almost three weeks since we returned from the Great House and yet it’s balm stays with us. My husband and I travel frequently and love all that Antigua offers but this was very special. Apart from anything else, it was the first time that my husband has ever returned from a holiday and started to look for flights back! The house, though a bit tricky to find (look for number 9 on the free maps ) is elegant, well cared for and astonishing in its collections of furniture, paintings, photos and historical artefacts. This might seem a bit overwhelming in our minimalist world but it seems right for a house built in the 1670’s and of historic importance to the island. In fact, we originally asked for one of their newly built garden cottages which we could have occupied but were still being finished. It didn’t matter at all. We loved staying in the Royal Suite with its grand shutters and four poster bed. As well as the house, it was the staff and their attitude which was so very impressive. Mara, the housekeeper made us feel special and helped with everything, the chef produced fantastic food- fresh and delicious every day, and Celia came each day to give us yoga lessons which were perfect. As a keen swimmer, I loved the large and well run pool set in the middle of 27 acres of beautiful gardens. We were the only guests during our days there. I suspect this will not be the case for very long in this wonderful establishment! Our sincere thanks to Gabriella, the owner, for the immense attention to detail. We loved it!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil wrote a review Feb 2019
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Following the sudden, unanticipated death of my Father in 2018, I went to Antigua alone in search of rest, relaxation, healing and introspection. By the grace of God, I stumbled on The Great House when researching the island and it’s no exaggeration to state that all my prayers were answered. It was truly a profound experience and precisely the unique holiday experience I was seeking. Waking to the sounds of wildlife each morning, I was blessed with the opportunity to partake in one-to-one yoga sessions with the most fabulous and attentive instructor, some days beneath the trees, on others with the view of the sea in the distance as the sun came up. Breakfast was then served by the equally friendly and attentive staff - meals were served three times daily and all the food was healthy and tasty in equal measure. The wi-fi signal was ample enough to not feel disconnected but insufficient to keep me stuck into a pattern of over-reliance on mobile technology for the duration of my stay – perhaps the biggest blessing of all! I was still able to download books to my Kindle and I spent most of my time reading, relaxing, swimming and reflecting in surrounds that delivered on my wish to seek temporary refuge from the pressures of modern day life to perfection. On the last day I had a boxing class with a fitness instructor in the great outdoor surrounds as the sun went down before indulging in a two hour hot stone massage treatment to complete my holiday. I still feel emotional when I think about the uplifting, replenishing effects my stay at the Great House had upon me and I am forever grateful to the staff there for their kindness during a sensitive time for me personally. I sincerely hope I am lucky enough to be able to return there again in the not-too-distant future.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Gabriella H, Manager at The Great House Antigua
Responded 18 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for staying with us, and you review, Phil. We are glad we were able to help in some small way and look forward to welcoming you back soon. kindest regards, The Great House Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$448 - US$694 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanAntigua and BarbudaAntiguaSaint John ParishSt. John's
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great House Antigua
Which popular attractions are close to The Great House Antigua?
Nearby attractions include Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary (4.6 miles), Half Moon Bay (3.9 miles), and Devil's Bridge (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great House Antigua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Great House Antigua?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at The Great House Antigua?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great House Antigua?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great House Antigua?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bay at Nonsuch, Beach Bum Bar and Grill, and Smiling Harry's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Great House Antigua?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does The Great House Antigua have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Great House Antigua offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Great House Antigua?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shirley Heights (7.0 miles) and Fort Berkeley (7.1 miles).
Does The Great House Antigua have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.