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“Little bit of paradise” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hawksbill by Rex Resorts
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in St. John's
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Little bit of paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

We ve just returned from another totally fantastic holiday at Hawksbill. It 's just so easy to unwind and relax as soon as you arrive. We had a sea view bungalow which yes , the bathroom is a bit basic and needs some updating but it suited us fine as its so close to the beach with fabulous views of the ocean and sunsets. Don't be put off by any negative reviews , this is a 6 star location with great beaches and attentive staff. There are so many repeat guests that this in itself speaks volmnes. Antigua is a lovely island with friendly people , don't hesitate to visit it and stay at Hawksbill.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

We have just returned from 2 nights at this resort and wish we could have stayed longer!!!. The resort is in a lovely setting on well laid out grounds. The first thing I noticed was the very tranquil,quiet, relaxed and laid back atmosphere... and it never seemed to be really too busy anywhere!! It has a few very nice uncrowded beaches. Very accommodating and friendly staff...nothing seemed to be too much trouble. A very consientious Manager was walking around the restaurant on our first night speaking to all the resort guests and making sure everything was to their liking. The food was good and the staff very efficient. We never had to wait at any of the bars for a drink and in the restaurant our wine glasses were always kept filled up!!! The rooms are spacious and clean and functional with large balconies overlooking the sea....yes it would have to be said that the bathrooms need updating...but then of course the prices will be updated too!!!! We consider the resort very good value for money. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and certainly hope to return in the future.

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor room 22 with a good view and large balcony. Although no air condition...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

My Wife and I have just returned from our fourth visit to this haven of paradise. All the staff and management try their upmost to make your holiday a total success. Food is good, although, rather basic. Drinks, are as plentiful as you require them to be ! The Accommodation is simple, however, spotlessly clean. Small swimming pool, although, not important, as it is a beachfront Hotel, with a choice of four beaches. Cannot wait to return !

Room Tip: Reserve a seafront bungalow, and let the noise of the waves lull you to sleep !
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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222 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

we have stayed here many times, seeing many of the repeaters as we are known over the years.

Great place to relax, rooms are superb and worth the extra pennies for the sea view.

Food is good but a bit basic.

Staff are friendly and curteous

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Stuart B
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

My wife and I have visited this hotel before and we felt that our experience this time was not as good as the last. There are too few dining room staff and people can find themselves waiting for a long time for the lunch and dinner, and it was very difficult to get a drink served at your table in the main restaurant as mostly there were only two wine waiters at any time to serve a busy restaurant. We also found that there are more nights when the evening meal was a buffet rather than guests being served which was dissappointing.

There is little evening entertainment at this hotel which we didn't mind but might not suit everyone.

We had to report there was no water supply in our sea view bungalow on four separate occasions and whilstit was solved reasonably quickly, it was an inconvenience for us to report it as there are no phones in the bungalows so we had to go to reception which was a reasonable distance away.

Sadly not as good a holiday as when we visited around 18 months previously, and we will not be returning.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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SURREY
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143 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

The hotel is in a lovely setting , overlooking the bay.Only about thirty minutes from the airport.
We stayed in a seaview bungalow which was fine, not air conditioned but we were never too hot.
The bathroom was very dated and had only a shower but it was adequate.
The swimming pool is tiny but we swam in the sea everyday instead.

The food was all OK but nothing out of the ordinary.
Evening entertainment was always good fun.

As with other reviews the hotel really is in need of a refurb. The sunbeds looked about 25 years old and the whole place looked pretty tired.

The majority of the staff were all exceptionally friendly and an asset to the hotel, one or two were a bit sullen but not many.

Beware the mosquitos, I got bitten to bits even with mosquito spray, there is some sort of pig farm and watering hole at the back of the hotel and it resembled a swamp when we were there due to the tropical storm and I am sure the insects come from there.

As it is all inclusive it represents really good value to compensate for the fact that is dated.

If it had a good overhaul we would probably stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank HERSHAMBOY
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Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Place to go if you are looking for relaxation. Staff was excellent and friendly. Beaches were nice, though there was quite a break of waves some days.
If you are looking to go for some rest and relaxation then I would recommend this resort. If you are looking for entertainment then this really won't be the resort for you. Food was fine, nothing stellar, but was never ill and that has happened a other resorts that I visited. The BBQ fist was delicious. Recommend the Wadadli Cats circumnavigation tour on the catamaran - great day doing that.
The resort is a little dated, but overall a very good experience.

Room Tip: We stayed in the bungalow with the ocean view. Just a few steps to the beach and waves put you to s...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sue F
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Property: Hawksbill by Rex Resorts
Address: Five Islands, St. John's, Antigua
Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in St. John's
#7 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hawksbill by Rex Resorts 3*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
Hawksbill By Rex Hotel St. John`s
Hawksbill Antigua
Hawksbill By Rex Antigua
Hawksbill Hotel Antigua
Hawksbill Beach Resort
Hawksbill Resort Antigua
Hawksbill By Rex Resorts Antigua/Saint John Parish

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