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“Cheap but you get what you pay for” 2 of 5 stars
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Grand Central
Charlotte Street | P.O. Box N-4084, Nassau, New Providence Island   |  
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Ranked #20 of 35 Hotels in Nassau
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cheap but you get what you pay for”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

I paid just over $70 US for a room for a night, by far the cheapest place on the Island to stay and in a very central location.

However, the bullet proof glass on reception resembles a prison and there are no communal arears. It is a place you go just to sleep not to enjoy the environment (pretty much like Nassau itself!). This is basic but cheap. They usually always have spare rooms, so you can just pitch up and see, if you dont like it leave.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

i came across this hotel on the internet and even a seasoned traveller like me thought it looked just fine for an overnight stay on my way to harbour island. my 15 yrs old daughter accompanied me. it is located on charlotte st. just off the main shopping area of bay street.
the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end on entering the building,i was,nt sure which was worse...the smell or the bulletproof panel at the reception desk which had a slit for credit cards. against my better judgement i went up in the vomit smelling lift and into the room. one of the windows was bricked up...the headboard was hanging off ,the sheets were stiff and grey, the bathroom was filthy ,need i go on? needless to say we checked out and ran. this hotel should be condemned and certainly not advertised for human consumption on the internet. grand or hotel it aint!

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Montana
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2009

It's small, not fancy, in a little disrepair.... But when the next cheapest place to stay is 200 bucks... IT IS FINE!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

if your looking to visit Nassau and be right in the middle of what you need then this is your place!!!! It was fantastic and the new restaurant is supurb. We loved it and we'll be back.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surrounded by Water
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2009

While the hotel has received many bad reviews recently, the owners are working on improvements. Chef Freddy Van Breugel has opened a gourmet restaurant in the Historic Guest house on Charlotte Street that is a part of the hotel property. Without advertising, word of mouth promotions fill the establishment daily with business people, politicians and tourists. Van Breugals is an excellent addition to the planned upgrading of the Bay Street tourist area. Don't miss it if you visit Nassau.

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Stayed February 2009
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Cambridge
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2009

First of all a massive warning - this place doubles as the local bordello in the Bay Street area.

Secondly, the service, rooms, effort and staff are absolutely shocking - this is without question the worst accommodation I have ever stayed in in my life - including a tin shack at the Zambian border. Stay well clear.

Stayed July 2007
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Boston
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2008

This hotel was horrendous. The service was sorely lacking. Not only were the sheets threadbare and soiled, and at some point, upon returning from a day out, we found a piece of hardened, chewed gum in our just changed (by housekeeping) sheets. The room smelled of cigars and stale cologne for the duration of our stay (we don't smoke or wear cologne), the red carpet was so filthy that it was black in some places. The bathroom was less than clean, we found a previous visitor's hair in the sandy/dirty bath tub. This is definitely one of those places where you get as much (or less) than you pay for. I would NEVER stay here again. The website is nothing more than misleading. I don't recommend it to anyone for whom sheer basics include cleanliness. This is horrible place for families, I wouldn't trust children on the floors. The one good thing about this place was that there was a huge air conditioner, the problem was that it was too powerful for the small room. We took a chance on the Grand Central Hotel and it turned out to be more like the Destitute Central.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The filthy room
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Grand Central

Address: Charlotte Street | P.O. Box N-4084, Nassau, New Providence Island
Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > New Providence Island > Nassau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 35 Hotels in Nassau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 54
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