Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts
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We had the superior room The rooms are very basic with very thin walls. The hot water was on and off all week. It was cleaned daily .. Nice size balcony with a sea side view.The pool area needs updating in fact the whole hotel does. Half the pool was closed off all week, and the water looked dirty..The beach was lovely with white sand, but I have been on better. There wasn't enough sun beds for everyone, so if you would like one then get up early... There is a dip as you go into the sea so please be careful and it has a strong under current.The food was hit and miss... Random and a bit tasteless with not alot of choice.Over all the hotel needs dramatically updating, the only thing that's its got going for it is the beach .. Hotel staff are nice and friendlyI would not go back.
Having booked a beach front room we were allocated a pool view 329 this was large with a balcony and recently decorated better in our opinion as beach front was smaller with no balcony . We were without hot water for 7 days due to a fault it had been off 4 days prior to our arrival.ConsNo hot waterTv 3 days to correct due to cable problemsTowel exchange hit and miss due to supplyProsStaff excellent great attitude always do their best.Lovely location at Dickenson BayFood plentiful and wholesome Good barsIt appears Rex resorts are not investing money to address issues that need fixing, a lot of guests were disappointed with rooms mainly garden or standard. issues like hot water should of been sorted quickly within in a shorter time period , unfair to paying guests and undue pressure on their willing staff having to deal with endless complaints about various problems.Halcyon gives value for money if you want to pay 4K sterling more then go to sandals next door same beach ! Special thanks to Chelsea Debbie and team contributing to an overall enjoyable holiday.,
Couldn't rate this resort any stars nothing about it is nice the rooms are dirty no hot water pool wasn't working public toilets filthy. The dining room bleak and the food not up to standard the only place that was ok was the warri pier because of the ambience but you had to pay £50 extra if you wanted steak or lobster. Even the beach was littered with broken glass and cans would never recommend anyone to this resort.
I booked a package with this hotel for my birthday despite reading the reviews as I found a great deal for the 3 of us. Having read the reviews and being realistic that this is a 3 star hotel, I wasn't disappointed with what we got. The reception upon checking in was friendly and fast. The room was located far away but it made up by being on the beach and a big family room - not expected and was a surprise. The service whilst we were there was good, everyone was very friendly and accommodating and very child friendly. True, the rooms are in DIRE NEED of refurbishment. The ceiling fans didn't work and the shower also did not work properly for us during our entire trip but it was manageable. The toilet was clogged twice but it got fixed as soon as we asked.Food was very simple and plain. It was acceptable most of the days except maybe 1-2. There are only 2 restaurants - the open bar by the beach or the one where the convention center. Their food service hours are very restrictive.The beach was nice the first 3 days we were there but then the heavy winds came and washed rocks ashore which made the beach completely different. However, Sandals was right next door so we went to their beach instead . Note - the beaches in Antigua are PUBLIC so no one can stop you from using them. You cannot use Sandal's equipment/chairs but you can bring your own :)Entertainment and activities was really pathetic and restrictive but it is what it is. You just make do with it or create your own activities. We rented a car and when to all corners of Antigua. If you eat outside the resort, you would understand how costly food is there and appreciate what you have at the resort.Overall, I was quite pleased with the price I paid. It was value for money but one just has to be realistic that this is a 3 star hotel as advertised and come with realistic expectations. If you want a luxury hotel, this is definitely NOT it.
After reading previous reviews before we went to this hotel we thought we would give them the benefit of doubt. Unfortunately most of what had been said was true, both bad and good. When we arrived the two standard rooms we had been allocated were well below standard, the bed cover in our room had a large blood stain on it, which the deputy manager got changed immediately, then the other room next door hadn’t got a workable fan. The following day after a few words with reception got moved to two great rooms that we were pleased with but after one day the hot water stopped and didn’t work for 12 days, very annoying and would have been nice if there was communication from the management explaining the problem. We did have a good holiday and the children loved Dave and the other entertainment guys, we met some great staff and people, it would be perfect if the place could be modernised to a better standard.
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- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10:30am - midnight)
- Non-motorized water sports: Sailing, Sunfish Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- Manager's cocktail party
- 210 rooms in fourteen 2 to 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 1 a la carte restaurant (Local, Seafood)
- 3 bars including Lobby bar, Beach bar, Lounge bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
- Meeting facilities (fee)
- 4 tennis courts (4 lit) on-site (fee)
- Shopping on-site (Fine jewelry shop, Groceries & sundries shop, Souvenir gift shop)
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- A range of watersports available
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Outdoor Wedding Location
- 2 double beds
- Bathroom with shower only
- Patio or balcony with garden view
- Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
Poolside Room - Similar to above, larger with fridge, closer to pool and beach area. Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children.
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities 10:00am-4:00pm, Babysitting service ($), Kids' menu, Playground, Games room.
Wedding Packages - Free Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.
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Halcyon Cove by Rex ResortsAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
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Dickenson Bay PO Box 251, St. John's Antigua
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