Convenience and friendliness of the owners is the key to this small hotel that deserves better than some of their reviews. It provides the perfect example of why it is important for persons reading reviews not to take what is written on good faith only. For example, perhaps at one point there was a water quality issue but once you communicate directly with the owner Ann you discover that it was caused by an improperly installed filter, and as expected we had no issue with the water. One other reviewer mentioned the street noise and this can perhaps be attributed to misconstrued expectations, because this is a nation where the honk of an auto is a national pastime indicating most often the permission of a driver or pedestrian to cross but also a salutation to a friend, and of course the usual message of get out of my way. To expect anything else on the main road in and out of Nassau seems unreasonable, and even such a light sleeper as myself had no difficulty after a long day of activities finding restful sleep with just the small addition of earplugs.
The ambiance is funky and artistically charming and uniquely Bahamian in the truest sense. Yes, our room was sparse but adequate and a tremendous bargain compared to the more upscale tourist accommodations. Of tremendous value was the owner’s recommendation for breakfast at the nearby Cricket Club where we enjoyed terrific food at barely higher than McDonalds prices. A true gem of a place also owned by charming people. As fellow inn owners, the Grey Hare Inn B & B in Traverse City, Michigan we can appreciate what the owners have created, and this place is a lot better than the few negative reviews would lead you to believe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ours is a small 5 room hotel, nr. downtown Nassau and major attractions such as the Fish Fry, Ardastra Gardens Zoo, and Ft. Charlotte. Air conditioned, self catering rooms with cable TV, a family island atmosphere, and a 15 min. walk to the nearest beautiful beach. Complimentary tea/coffee is served daily. Rooms are decorated with Androsia fabrics and artworks by local artisans. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arawak Inn Bahamas/Nassau