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Grand Royal Antiguan Resort

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Our Opinion
This resort has seen better days and from what we hear is in need of some renovations and service improvements. Might be better to look at other resorts in the area until this one improves.

Set on 40 spectacularly landscaped acres with a glorious white-sand beach, you will find a great variety of activities at the Grand Royal Antiguan such as snorkeling (the Andes 1905 shipwreck is located offshore), tennis, and guided hikes to nearby Fort Barrington with its stunning views of St. John's Harbour. With its good value, excellent food and facilities - including an electronic casino with video-poker and slot machines - this is a long-time favourite!
Location: On the beach on Antigua's western coast, 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the capital, St. John's.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Andy M : Derby, United Kingdom

The only good thing about this stay was was only for 1 night !!!!The place needs condemning On arrival the checkin was a young lad listening to a iPhone and being honest His attitude was i don't really want to be here regardless of you having to stay Here . You could tell he'd had to endure complaints and moans previously Whilst checking in I needed the loo , I was told where it was and amazed 3 out the 5/6Urinal troughs were out of use and the place hadn't seen paint for years The rooms were circa 1970s and reminded me of scenes like Jason king or the persuaders on TVOf that period We didn't try the food but were told by a guy staying there was very repetitive and not great ,the same chap Told us the beach attached was fabulous but the hotel pool was dirty Seriously if you have booked to come to that hotel for more than a night ...get your travel agent to change itIt's miles from anywhere and a taxi is required at all times my opinion it ranks along side the Harbour View hotel In Mumbai as the worst hotels in the world I've stayed in I've rated in one because there isn't a nought !!!!!

  • Brandon J : Canada
Literally A Ghost Town

This hotel has tremendous potential but it's a run down horrible mess! Went to Antigua for 3 days, and despite of all the bad reviews I saw on the place i still went and regretted. It was so bad that I had to leave after viewing the place. Guys the place is just a mess- pool was empty, toilet wasn't flushing, the rooms.....Oh my lord I could go on and on, dont waste your time cause you will be highly disappointed.

  • Cindy D :
Place is deserted and disgusting.

Westjet booked my husband and i into this resort due to a missed connecting flight. First impressions were horrible. The place is a ghost town. The lobby was dark, no one at the bar, an not a hotel guest not be seen. The hotel is empty. The room was outdated to put it nicely. The pool is literally falling apart, The swim up bar is closed, disintegrating and not open, the so called playground is a death trap. There are no staff outside to even offer to get you a drink or anything. There are over 200 rooms at this hotel and we saw one other couple. My husband went to have a shower, the water was brown and cold. The grout / silicone in the bathroom has gaping holes in it. And the bathroom was filthy. The bed has a bedspread on it that looked like it was from the 1970s. There is no casino as is listed as an amenity. As well as there is one restaurant not three. With table cloths on maybe ten tables. When i approached the front desk and asked why the hotel was empty. The man said to me that "there are some things i cannot tell you". We then went back to our room and started calling other resorts in Antigua for a place to stay for two nights. Thankfully we were able to get the last room at Galley Bay Resort, which is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay, the staff had five minutes warning that we were coming and there was a bottle champagne in our room and they even sent a cab to pick us up.

  • MimiPenni : West Palm Beach, Florida
Misleading website

This hotel may have been grand when it was built about 35 years ago but is in gross disrepair now. There are 256 room but on 40 are booked and open. The rest of the rooms are "under repair." The website is grossly misleading as the paint is chipping on the entire build. Pool water looks clean but the bottom is discolored and greenish. All the sidewalks have chipping paint.The best thing about this place is the view. It is very isolated and unless you drive there, there is NOWHERE to go to any other shops, restaurants or other civilization. The bathtub was rusty, as were the faucets. Floors appeared scuffed. Bed was comfortable but the A/C doesn't really cool the room. There is only 1 available restaurant with limited hours. When I was there, the only food available was a buffet, which was hot but edible. No other choice. You have to pay for more than 1 wifi password, and each electronic item requires its own password. No sharing. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you want to rough it and just want somewhere to hide out and not be found, this may be your choice. At least there's a roof overhead.

  • seunarine3 : Trinidad and Tobago
Was okay

At the time of travel, the hotel was being renovated, slowly but surely I guess. I imagine that it was quite majestic in its day. The staff was friendly. The pool was dirty and there were ducks in there.Our room offered a majestic view of the ocean though.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 4 a la carte dinners/week
  • Unlimited domestic and selected international drinks (house wine included)
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • Daily activities program (6 days/week, subject to availability)
  • Selected non-motorized water sports
  • Nightly entertainment (4 nights/week)
  • 265 rooms in one 8 story building 
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 1 a la carte restaurants (International)
  • Snack bar
  • 3 bars including Beach bar, Pool bar
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Meeting facilities 
  • 8 tennis courts (not lit) on-site
  • Designer boutique
  • Souvenir gift shop
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa (fee)
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee) 
  • A range of water sports available
  • Wedding Chapel on-site
  • Golf nearby (fee)
Hotel Room includes:
  • A/C
  • 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Bathrobe for use during your stay
  • Hairdryer
  • WiFi internet (fee)
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • In room safe
  • Iron
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max. occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
Lagoon View Room:
  • Same as above with balcony and bay view
  • Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Children 8 years & under not permitted
Ocean View Room:
  • Same as above with balcony and ocean view
  • Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
Cottage Room:
  • 1 bedroom with separate living area
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Located at poolside, 50 yards from the beach
  • Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
For the Kids - Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Kids' section of main pool.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Grand Royal Antiguan Resort
    Antigua,Antigua And Barbuda

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Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort
Five Islands, Deep Bay, St. John's, St. John's Antigua

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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