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The Copper & Lumber Store Historic Inn, Antigua

Last Visited By Katie, Destinations Manager

Tropic Breeze Rating:3.0

The Copper & Lumber Store Historic Inn is a boutique hotel in Antigua, set overlooking the water within English Harbour’s historic Nelson’s Dockyard. Reflecting its location within a World Heritage Site, the boutique hotel combines Caribbean charm with the island’s naval history.

The hotel is conveniently located with many bars and restaurants nearby as well as attractions such as Fort Berkeley and the Dockyard Museum. Guests wanting to relax can walk to nearby Pigeon Point Beach at the entrance to Falmouth Harbour or take a water taxi across English Harbour to Galleon’s Beach.

The Copper & Lumber Store Historic Inn is luxurious and elegant, occupying beautifully restored stone buildings with pastel-painted shutters. Having been built in the 18th century by the British Navy, the building was originally used to store for sheets of copper and lumber used to repair ships in the dockyard, hence the hotel’s name. It was then converted to become a hotel in the 1980s and is filled with antiques and period furnishings. 

Accommodation is in 14 comfortable suites and studios with Georgian inspired furnishings, each named after one of Admiral Lord Nelson’s ships or captains in the Battle of Trafalgar. All rooms at The Copper & Lumber Store are unique in design and have a small kitchenette to offer guests additional freedom.

Breakfast is served within the atmospheric stone walls of the Mainbrace Restaurant, where lunch is also available. Doors open up to allow guests to dine al fresco within an internal courtyard or on the dockside, where they can enjoy views over the water just yards from superyachts. The restaurant isn’t open in the evenings except Fridays, when it hosts a seafood night which is popular with locals and visitors alike, promising a great atmosphere.

With a charming atmosphere and friendly staff, The Copper & Lumber Store is ideal for a short stay, perhaps combined with a sailing holiday.

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Our Opinion

Last Visited By Katie, Destinations Manager

I absolutely loved the charming style and the location of this hotel! Set right at the heart of Nelson’s Dockyard, you are surrounded by Antigua’s naval history and the hotel has been carefully completed to reflect this. One of the highlights for me though was a relaxed lunch on the dockside overlooking the harbour and watching the yachts come and go. 

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Fact File

Children: Children are welcome. Children under 10 years old stay free of charge.

Airport: 40 minutes by car.

Location: The Copper & Lumber Store Historic Inn is located in historic Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour.

Excursions & activities nearby: Guests can explore the dockyard including the museum which is just metres from the hotel, while Falmouth Harbour is within walking distance where there are plenty of restaurants and bars. Shirley Heights is just a few a few miles away, there are plenty of beaches nearby plus plenty of opportunities to explore the island.

Amenities: Complimentary wifi. 

Meal Arrangements: Stays at The Copper & Lumber Store include continental breakfast. 

Dining: Breakfast is served at The Mainbrace Restaurant, where lunch is also available. The restaurant also hosts a seafood night on Fridays. Plenty of bars and restaurants are found within walking distance.

All room types have an en suite shower room, air-conditioning, cable television and kitchenette with mini fridge and tea/coffee machine.

Contemporary Studio: A simple studio with a queen size bed and an extra single bed. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults (20sqm).

Contemporary Suite: These duplex suites have a queen size bed on the main level with a separate living room, while a small staircase leads up to another queen size bed under the rafters. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults (20sqm).

Georgian Studio: With views over the yachts moored in the dockyard, these studios have a queen size bed and comfortable seating area. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults (20sqm).

Georgian Suite: These suites feature a bedroom with queen size bed and a separate living room. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults (20sqm).

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