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Rock House

Corner of Hill and Bay Street, EL-27234, Harbour Island
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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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for the experience of a tastefully designed, incredibly well managed small hotel that truly makes you feel like you are a special guest, this is your place. Don and the staff understand that attention to detail in all things is what makes any experience top notch. The food is the best on the island, the rooms... More

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Eric F, Owner at Rock House, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. Your feedback is shared with our employees. We all appreciate every-time our guest recognize our work. It was great meeting you and we will be seeing you very soon. Don Purdy More

Narragansett, Rhode Island
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Rock House for a week last March for our honeymoon (sorry for the late review). We cannot say enough about Eric, Don and the entire team at the Rock House. From the moment we arrived, we felt like we were "home". The team really makes you feel part of the family. We stayed... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

The staff here is outstanding. Great conversation and tips about the island. The restaurant is top notch.....the best we had on the island. There is always someone looking to help out if you need it. Rooms are comfortable, clean and quiet. The location is very convenient, you can easily walk from here to many restaurants and shops. Also if you... More

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Simsbury, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time coming to Harbour Island and we were fortunate to have stayed at the Rock House. Amazing!!!...the rooms are beautiful and the attention to every detail is impressive. The staff couldn't have been friendlier. Dinner was truly fabulous!! It is a VERY special place !! Thank you Don, Eric and staff for a wonderful vacation! The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We just returned to Australia from the Bahamas. My husband and I visited 3 islands out of the 700 in the Bahamas and Habour Island was our favourite. Habour Island was particularly special because the stay at the Rock House was faultless. Location is easy to get to: To Rock House from Eleuthera Island (a) 5 mins taxi ride from... More

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

Hi Kelly and Andrew, Looks like you have made it back home safe and with a suitcase full of memories. It was great meeting you during your stay at the Rock House. We feel honored every time guests decides to come to the Bahamas for their vacation and chooses to stay with us, specially someone like you traveling across the... More

Lake Geneva, WI
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My husand and I stayed at Rock House because of other TripAdvisor reviews and we are so glad we chose this intimate spot for a respite from the cold and our busy lives. Hosting 9 individually decorated rooms and suites, Rock House delivered a quiet getaway where our every need or wish was met with smiles and efficiency. Every employee... More

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

Hello Nancy and Milton, We are so happy to hear that you had a great time while staying with us in our little oasis. Its guest like you that makes our job so much fun. We are all remembering with great joy our recipe sharing evenings (I cant wait to try that salad dressing) and your creativity with cocktails :)... More

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Clean, attention to detail, great food, and rooms with a great view of the Gov't Dock at the front of the house. The hosts were very nice. And, the location gives you easy access to Dunmore Town and the great restaurants, shopping, and friendly locals to share stories with.

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donpurdy, General Manager at Rock House, responded to this review

Dear Dave W, Thank you for your time to write a positive review for the Rock House. We gratefully appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to see you at the Rock House. Eric Franz More

York, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Husband and I stayed for a long weekend in February for our "babymoon". We love searching for exceptional places to stay, but are in our late 20's and with moderate income, so don't have as deep pockets as the typical HI clientele. For us there is nothing more important than a fabulous place to stay, and found you can save... More

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donpurdy, General Manager at Rock House, responded to this review

Dear PoolLovinFoodies, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive and comprehensive review. We are all happy to hear that you were not disappointed with your stay at the Rock House. We look forward to see you back in Harbour Island. Eric Franz More

Telluride, Colorado
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Long overdue review... The Rock House is the quintessential boutique hotel experience. Everything seems perfect there: the location the staff, the food, the rooms, the decor, the cocktails. The vibe is a perfect mix of feeling right at home and being at a members only hot spot. We are always sad to go and always planning when to go back.

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Additional Information about Rock House

Also Known As:
Rock House Hotel Harbour Island
Rock House Hotel
Rock Hotel Harbor Island
Rock House Bahamas/Harbour Island
Address: Corner of Hill and Bay Street, EL-27234, Harbour Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Harbour Island
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Harbour Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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