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Rock House

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
  • Location
    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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I fell in love with Harbour Island. What a lovely place. We had a wonderful stay at the Rock House. The staff was all very nice, sweet and professional. Our suite was very nicely appointed and in perfect condition. I feel the hotel is very well located in the center of town, so close to the harbor and the marina... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about this divine little gem of a hotel! The most special part being the people who take care of you there. What a wonderful group of folks who completely understand why you are there. To forget about where you came from and enjoy! The atmosphere is relaxed and super friendly. You need something? They... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We just spent five fabulous days at Rock House at the end of March 2012 and have to share that the entire Rock House experience exceeded our expectations. Outstanding, customer service-oriented staff that treated us like royalty. Don and Eric have thought of just about everything one would need for a relaxing, romantic carribean escape including an air conditioned &... 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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