Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts
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I know this is a place for couples and families so I'm not the right demographic. I stated here for two nights in business so had no time for the resort's more fun aspects. This review is about the fundamentals. Firstly, any claim on wifi is overblown; it's only available in the reception area and is incredibly slow. More importantly, the rooms, although clean and comfortable, are not sound proof or particularly private. By this i mean that i heard every conversation in the room next door, and there were visible gaps around the adjoining door. So if you're here to be a "couple" in the physical sense you may want to push a towel into the gaps to prevent onlookers.
Thank you Antigua.Thank you Halcyon Cove by Rex.Another great holiday .Anyone looking for a genuine,authentic Caribbean Holiday(not Americanised),surrounded by friends,lovely staff and a brilliant customer caring Manager.. (Riaan)..choose Halcyon Cove.Turquoise Sea,White Sandy Beach on your doorstep,Cocktails at Sunset..Evening Dinner out on the Warri Pier..Heaven.!!See You Soon.Regards,Roy &Angela.
My Wife and I traveled Nov. 13th. We chose the Rex Halcyon on price and reviews. This was an Anniversary gift to each other 33yrs. The hotel is easy access from the airport, which is very new and modern. Airport clearance was swift and efficient. The shuttle to the hotels all seem relatively new and comfortable. Check in was OK, we arrived just after noon so rooms had not been readied, went for lunch and a few drinks and room was set up. We had booked BEACH front, which initially we were told ground floor( By air Canada vacations) we received room 382 second floor over looked the beach, Great sun sets each night. The room was sparse and lacked a few included features but a quick visit to the front desk, it all came together by the time we came in from our first afternoon on the beach. The beach was Great, however you will notice a depression at the waters edge from the surf erosion. I am suffering from a bad hip and needed assistance to get up the beach as did many older beach goer's. Or just wait for the biggest wave to throw you bodily ashore. Lol The staff are the "5 Star" of this resort! From our first trip to the bars Dolston and Errol and Heleen are terrific Ambassadors of the resort offering Great service and always ready for friendly conversation. Our first Breakfast we met Orlan, sorry If I missed the spelling I named him "Omelette", he'll definitely remember us. We asked for "grilled tomato" with our egg's the first morning. With out a second request he produced Fresh Grilled Tomato every morning when he saw us arrive and always smiling.His New name Omelette followed him to the Lunch BBQ as he was Chef there most days also. again we can't say enough about the staff!The Beach vendors are your best source of Island history and Info and the hotel should appreciate their value a lot more than they do. I understand tour operators and selling on the beach, but I found Antigua a little different than most Islands we have been too. ALL Antigua beaches are public, so you will get a mix of tourists and locals. The vendors most are local and been selling the beach for years, so they know what's what. A few I would encourage you to seek out are Prudence for a massage, red umbrella just south of the resort on the beach, she'll come to your lounge. Thomas, selling coconut cocktails, has his own perspective on things, Dr sunshine, Kevin also he and his wife have a nice massage business. Michael, Michael can set you up with anything, a little loud but very accommodating and loads of beach and resort history. Evelyn, quiet and stand offish at first but will warm up quick talking about her jewelry and grand kids. I can honestly say these vendors know and respect the Tourists and hotels value to Antigua. The Hotel Management/ security will try and keep them at arms length, but these folks were continually picking up after "thoughtless" guests, picking up cups, plates, napkins packaging beach goers left behind. I saw them bring left behind plates etc. to the bar and be refused a glass of water, they deserve better treatment as far as I'm concerned.The meals are very good, if you are expecting a huge buffet selection, there is not. however food is Good, hot and served in three different areas. the patio is lunch and some dinners, upstairs for breakfast and a dinner, the pier you will get two dinners and high tea. get a railing seat at dinner and enjoy the lights and fish below the restaurant.One thing I would say to management, the lobby has wifi, a piano, lots of seating, it's a gathering place, why during the entire week we were there was the lobby bar closed? We met every night with other guests during the week to get together for meals, check emails play cards. The biggest complaint I heard was the lobby bar was closed. shoulder season guest deserve the same experience as high season, that goes for all hotel services and amenities.I would return, for the beach and staff, the friendships we developed on the beach, the ocean was the warmest we've found,Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!
We have just returned home from a lovely relaxing stay at the Halcyon cove , lots of improvements taking place but this doesn't spoil the holiday at all , the staff cannot be praised up enough , they all go the extra yard to help make your stay extra special . I would recommend this hotel to anyone but I will say if you want 5 star go elsewhere but if you want good company the same beach as sandals good food and value for money this is the place to go . We will be returning again next year for sure .
We recently stayed at the halcyon cove resort. We found it very friendly. Yes the accommodation is a bit run down, and in need of some TLC. However that said everything worked. All rooms had A/C hair dryer, iron. The accommodation is all two stories.We stayed in room 231 which was right by the pool on the ground level and for us perfect. I don't think there was a huge choice of food but what they had was very nice. Tip : don't be last through for food, although they did not run out of everything if it was a popular when it was gone it was not replaced. There was an Al a carte option, I think twice a week on the resturant on the pier. Some of which you paid for Lobster etc. the beach was quite nice, you do have a few of the locals trying to sell you stuff it's not a problem. Sandels resort is right next door. We took a trip down town to St Johns for the shops and the Casino, both are a waste of time. We took a trip out to Shirley heights on the Sunday night, this is a trip I would recommend, a couple of bands. Steel band and a regae band. There is food and a couple of bars, all with a view to die for. It does get very busy, and whole area is part of one of the old forts. The ground is very un even. It does not really get going to around 20.00. However most people get there for sunset. I would also recommend one of the catermeran trips. I should also mention that the staff at Halcyon cove were some the the friendliest I have ever met. So to sum up, this hotel is in the perfect place for a real quiet get away. Foods fine if not a huge choice, staff are fantastic. It's a little run down but everything you need is there. I would recommend this hotel. Best suited to the older traveller without children. I should also mention the hotel was very clean. Also we got quite badly bitten by Mosquitos so take plenty of repellent.
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- 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.
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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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