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Corner of Hill and Bay Street, EL-27234, Harbour Island
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Rock House
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Harbour Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, GA
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an absolutely beautiful property on a one-of-a kind tropical island. We stayed in the Reef Room, which is large and comfortable and features a separate bedroom, living room, and walk in closet. Bedding, linens, and towels were 5-star quality. Housekeeping service twice a day was impeccable. Generally, the level of service exceeds any property including Ritz Carlton and... More

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Pomona, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently learned of the Rock House from one of her co-workers. Frankly neither of us had even heard of Harbor Island before this vacation. I am almost reluctant to write this review since I don't want this best kept secret to get out, but this vacation was truly paradise. The hotel was extraordinary and exceeded every... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Let me say first, we started our vacation by being shafted from Southern Air. I'm not going to waste time here on raking them over the coals. I'll do that on another TripAdvisor report. But DON'T USE THEM IF YOU CAN AVOID IT! So Erica, set me up with a charter so we could get to our lovely hotel the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We've just returned from a belated anniversary trip to Harbour Island where we stayed at the Rock House. Without a doubt, this is the best service we've ever received at any hotel we've ever stayed with (they even beat The Ritz Carlton's standards) From the moment we arrived every single staff member was friendly, happy, and willing to do whatever... More

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Eric F, General Manager at Rock House, responded to this review

Hello Ryan and Julianne Thank you very much for your comprehensive and detail review. It is guest like you that help thousands of other travelers to help with their vacation decisions. I am amazed with all the details you remember from your trip. But the most important fact is that we have not disappointed YOU with your decision to stay... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was recently reading reviews for an upcoming trip to Rome and fell in love with one hotel about which a guest wrote, "if you're able to stay here, stay here." If you're visiting the Bahamas, and able to stay in Harbour Island, do it. And if you're able to stay at Rock House, you have my emphatic endorsement; absolutely... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The team at the Rock House could not have been either friendlier or more accommodating! My wife is an early morning coffee drinker. When realizing her first cup would be later than norm if waiting until the restaurant opened, they delivered a coffee maker with high quality Italian coffee within five minutes of asking. This is just one example. Any... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The food is incredible, however the ambiance is something to write about. I have been here multiple times, and every time I want to pinch myself to see if it is all real. The staff is very friendly. The bar area and poolside cabana dining are breathtaking. One of my favorite places for ambiance. I always look forward to going... More

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Eric F, General Manager at Rock House, responded to this review

Hello Mandy Thank you for your review and visiting our dream:) We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time at the Rock House. Looking forward to see you back. Eric More

4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We just came back from our 4th stay at Rock House...I'm not sure I can come up with any new words to describe how much we love this place that hasn't already been said by me or by others who have reviewed this property...but I will try. When my husband and I decided to get away for a few days... More

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Eric F, General Manager at Rock House, responded to this review

Hello SBinflorida, We always feel with our return guest as if friends are coming back to visit our home. It is so great to hear that after your 4th stay with us you speak so highly of us and that we have not disappointed you. I wish you many more happy years together full of love and happiness. Looking forward... More

Shreveport, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I decided that Harbour Island was the perfect destination for our honeymoon, and boy were we right! We booked our room at The Rock House based on all of the wonderful reviews here, and we could not have been more pleased. We stayed in the Nautilus Room, which was wonderful. One of the neatest touches of the... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

While we were holidaying in Florida, we were treated by our son to a visit to Rock House in the Bahamas. As a regular visitor to Harbour Island, he said a stay at Rock House was essential. We were not disappointed, our room was exceedingly comfortable and the housekeeping was excellent. It is a boutique hotel that gives a five... More

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Address: Corner of Hill and Bay Street, EL-27234, Harbour Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Harbour Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Rock House Hotel Harbour Island
Rock Hotel Harbor Island
Rock House Bahamas/Harbour Island

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Rock House is a luxury 10 room boutique hotel on Harbour Island, Bahamas. Our fine dining restaurant has one of the best sunset views of the bay. Personal service and unmatched attention to every detail.Rock House has been a vibrant and colourful feature of the Harbour Island landscape since the early 1940's. Originally a private home, then a Bed and Breakfast and for many years a rental property, Rock House today has evolved to become the standard for elegance, island sophistication and superior service. Fodor's Choice, Condé Nast, Travel & Leisure and Tripadvisor award winner.In July 2002, Rock House caught the interest of the well-known South Florida builder J. Wallace Tutt III. Tutt and business partner Don Purdy, who had already created the successful Hotel Impala in South Beach and worked on commissions for Cher and the late Gianni Versace, had a vision of transforming the property into a luxury boutique hotel. The bar and dining experience at Rock House warrant special and distinct mention offering fine dining under the stars on the pool patio, at our select Chef's Table or on the Terrace overlooking the bay - you can be assured of the perfect cocktail, a superb wine list and delectable menu choices, all served by an attentive yet unobtrusive staff. ... more   less 
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