8 years ago we had an unforgettable wedding ceremony, here at the Copper and Lumber store. The staff went out of their way to ensure that the day went without a hitch. We were made to feel really special, not just on the day of the wedding, but also in the days following when we stayed as guests in the hotel.
We decided to return to Antigua this year spending 1 week in Jolly Harbour then 1 week in the Copper and Lumber. Again the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We stayed in the Africa suite which includes a lovely bedroom, living room, shower room with a very good sized shower and kitchenette. The kitchen has a fridge freezer, sink, and all the crockery and utensils you would need. The décor of the room is very tasteful in colonial style and the bed is very comfortable. The room also has great views of the harbour.
The hotel is very quiet and private, both times we have stayed we have NOT encountered any problems with noise from other rooms, other guests slamming doors or stomping down hallways like you can often get. It almost feels as if you have the whole place to yourself!
The Copper and Lumber has a restaurant / pub attached which serves breakfast and meals until 7pm. The food is good. Although it is not currently open for dinner, this is not a problem. There are lots of great restaurants within walking distance including Hamilton's (highly recommended) and Admirals Inn which are both within Nelson's Dockyard, as well as several others just outside the gates. Within Nelson's Dockyard there is also a great spa / salon, several gift shops and a good priced convenience store selling essentials such as drinks, milk, snacks, ice cream etc. There is also a post office and bank.
We feel that for a luxury hotel (which is what we would consider the Copper Lumber to be) it is excellent value for money. Comparing the price to that of some other hotels on the island that are at least double the price, if not more expensive we are glad that we chose this hotel.
If you're looking for a nice relaxing break, something a bit different to the all inclusive beachy, pool scene type hotel then this is it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn is a beautiful intimate Antiguan Hotel where the laid back charm and rich culture of the Caribbean blends with the colonial history of Antigua to create a luxurious romantic hotel in a unique setting. ... more less
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