As I read some of the reviews of Hawksbill I wonder if we were staying in the same place!
It is in a fabulous location, beautiful beaches and the staff are warm and friendly. However, the food is terrible - no seafood, limited salads - lettuce, sweetcorn and coleslaw. Any fruit you want as long as it is melon- I think we had pineapple twice!! We visited the Seagrapes Restaurant - don't bother - a few prawns in a ramekin do not make a special meal. Banana flambe was half a banana with maple syrup and my crepes suzette were 2 breakfast pancakes with maple syrup, and we paid $10 each. The main restaurant served roast turkey, the next night gammon and then overdone roast beef - is any of this caribbean?? Lunch is a barbecue or toasted sandwiches and snacks - acceptable but repetitive. Breakfast was the best meal with eggs cooked to your choice with melon as the only fruit again. Afternoon tea was a joke - plastic cheese sandwiches and left over cake and you make the tea and coffee yourself using a broken coffee machine which once offered cappucino, expresso and latte - alas now it only dispenses hot water. As to the rooms - we had a beach front bungalow with air con - no complaints it was clean. however every day we played towel lotto - how many towels would we get? Most days none and I had to ring to get some - one day we were left with 2 handtowels and a face flannel.
It is a simple thing to get right and so annoying when they just say we don't have enough towels.
Our toilet went wrong twice - not pleasant! There is a kettle and you can make your own hot drinks - would suggest you bring your own coffee as the ones given had been damp and the coffee mate sachets were solid.Could not get clean beach towels either. There are not enough sun beds as many are broken so the early risers go out and reserve their beds - some even do it before they go to bed!! Again this could be easily remedied. I spoke to the General Manager (who couldn't be bothered to take off his mirror sunglasses) who just said they were waiting for towels and the ownwers would not replace the sunbeds. On the plus side we were allowed to keep our room till 6pm on the day we left at no extra charge. In all, if you have any doubts about Hawksbill - don't go. I know it is only 3* but you would expect the food to be better and towels and sunbeds to be plentiful.
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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