Hotel is location in downtown Nassau. Cab ride from the airport cost $30 w.out tip. I did not encounter a cab that accepted credit cards. All accepted cash. At the hotel they can out a cash advance on your room for a small fee in order to pay the cab fare.
I had booked a city view queen room for $299 per night. I was upgraded to a king suite with a city view. Not a spectacular view, but it was decent. I didn't spend a lot of time in the room anyway.
There is one restaurant onsite. It is more formal, while the same menu is available at the bar. Drinks run around $7.50.
The pool is heated and is located right beside the beach. The sand is immaculate and plenty of chairs available. Towels are available at a beach shack. The beach is small , but private. The water is crystal clear. You can't wade far, it gets deep pretty quick. I would prefer a larger beach with calmer water The beach is protected by a small harbor which houses some cruise ships.
For additional dining there is a local fast food place across the street as well as a mexican restaurant and an irish pub. In addition there is a mcdonald's . Senor frogs is a short walk around the corner.
You can also take a cab to Arawalk, which has a small strip of local restaurants and bars. Taxi's are plentiful. and will cost you around $10 to take you to and from.
The room itself was on the 5th floor and the Hilton Honors executive lounge is on the 7th floor, breakfast is included if you are a platinum member.
There are two separate rooms each with a flat screen tv. in the living room the couch pulls out to a double bed. There is also a small sink and mini frig. Between the rooms are heavy wooden doors that can be locked. Which help prevent sound from the hallway reaching the bedroom. While the street can be noisy, I could not hear it from the room. It was very quiet.
The bathroom was covered in white marble tile. You could tell a bit of age, but it was nicely done in a classical way. There was a separate shower and tub.
The room also had a safe in the closet in the bedroom and had a separate closet in the living room.
overall I would stay here again for business, but if you were here with family there is not much to do other than spend time at the beach. If you are looking for a nice quiet place to relax, this is your place. I was able to spend time each morning and each evening on the beach before sunset.
Downtown is a safe place to walk after dark.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on downtown Nassau’s only private beach and the site of Old Fort Nassau, the British Colonial Hilton in the Bahamas has undergone a multi-million renovation throughout all areas of the hotel, and offers a taste of the island’s rich history, along with some of the most modern amenities for both business and vacation travelers. What’s more the hotel is only 25 minutes from Nassau (Lynden Pindling International) Airport. The hotel is a true Bahamian experience with a marble-tiled lobby and is studded with palm trees under a skylight ceiling. There are 288 luxuriously appointed guest rooms with harbor or island views. All rooms are furnished with tasteful decor, complemented by separate shower and bathtub. One-bedroom suites offer a separate living area with sofa bed, and Executive accommodations are also available along with the Executive Lounge, where attentive hotel staff assures that every need and whim will be met during your stay. Recreational activities are convenient and varied for leisure and business travelers alike. A 300-ft long private white sand beach is furnished with lounge chairs and thatched sunshades overlooking the harbor offering a peaceful and secluded access for an ocean swim or a day in the sun. Use of kayaks and snorkeling gear on the beach is complimentary. Bordered on one side by a tropical garden, the hotel's freshwater pool offers harbor views and has an expansive sundeck with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Both the sundeck and beach offer views of cruise ships moored nearby, and of the western tip of Paradise Island, 300 yards offshore. Guests can snooze in hammocks on the lawn adjacent to the pool. The property can also organize trips out reef snorkeling island exploring, boating, golf, tennis and scuba diving. For dining options, Aqua is a fun, casual restaurant serving international favorites with a Caribbean flair, or guests can meet up for cocktails at the Bullion Bar. The new Bullion Bar is the 'place to be seen' for happy hour with great drink specials and tasty snacks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- British Colonial Hilton Nassau Hotel Nassau
- Hilton Hotel Nassau
- Hilton Nassau
- Nassau Hilton
- British Colonial Hilton Nassau Bahamas