About a 20 minute cab ride from the airport, cab fare costs $22.00 flat rate as stated at the hotel. Has its own beach with nice crystal
clear water, except you do stare right at all the cruise ships docked about 400 yards away which was not what i really would want to look at. But the beach was nice & they supply towels & have nice beach chairs and umbrellas for shade.
The hotel itself is well maintained & the room was very nice, the shower had marble countertops & a glass walk-in shower which could have been a bit bigger, and the one problem was that it leaked onto the floor through the door, and even the bath mat wasn't enough to soak up all the water. The towels were also very nice.
The toiletries were nice - Bath & Body works.
The bed itself was strange because it was almost too short for me & my boyfriend, and I'm only 5'3" and he is 5'8"... his feet were hanging off the bed when we lied down.
The food at the restaurant was acceptable, we did the buffet for dinner & breakfast, which looks nice - well lit and clean, good presentation but the food was "ok" and i kind of wished I had ordered a seperate entree. It could have been much worse don't get me wrong, but it looked better than it was.
At lunch we tried to go to a small outside bar which i knew had a menu, but when we waited for a few minutes to get the attention of one of the 4 people barely working at the bar, they finallly informed us that food was not currently being served.
So we ate outside at the "Blackbeard's Cove" however the waitress looked like the most miserable person - you would have thought she was an indentured servant. She didn't even look at us, and when we ordered a strawberry & a mango daiquiri (which were on the menu along with about 6 other frozen drinks) she came back and told us that the only frozen drink they had was a pina colada, when we express our surprise she almost yelled at us "no daiquiri! only pina colada!" which wasn't even a sentence. I was afraid the rest of the staff would be rude like her, but luckily everyone else was very pleasant.
Overall though the hotel was very nice considering all the reviews I saw of Nassau hotels made it seem like all the hotels very dingy & worn out, the Hilton is very modern & comfortable. I would stay there again if I went back to nassau.
- 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