I had just stayed at Comfort Suites on Paradise Island and British Colonial Hilton in Nassau. Due to poor planning on my part, I ended up having to stay at this hotel after finding out that the Nassau airport physically shuts down between 11pm and 5am. My fiancee had a 10pm flight back to Russia and mine was a flight back to the US early the next morning--I mistakenly assumed I could just hang out in the airport.
Airport security and a couple of local taxi drivers said the closest and cheapest place was "Sun Fun". I figured I only needed somewhere to hang out for a few hours until the airport reopened, so I went there.
The lady at the front desk was very nice and offered me a $70 room "outside" or a "nicer inside" room for $120. I opted for the cheaper room because it was effectively a six-hour layover until I went back to the airport.
In retrospect, I should have paid the extra $50 and hoped for the best. Instead, I ended up with Room 2 just outside of the "swimming pool" (the water was clean, but the pool was ridiculously tiny).
I walked into the room and immediately understood what "roach motel" meant. There were about 10 light switches--only two of them seemed to actually be connected to anything. The room itself was laid out like a Motel 6--very basic, which isn't a problem in itself. One big room with a bed, table, two chairs, a small air conditioner, a dresser, a 17-inch TV and a counter area. Then there was a small bathroom.
The only good thing is that the bedsheets appeared to be clean. I can't think of anything else nice to say except that the air conditioner worked.
On to the rest:
- Lamp on the dresser, unplugged and no outlet nearby.
- A door that connects to another room that had no lock on it. They had a small table pushed up against it as if that would provide some kind of security. Basically, if the person in the adjoining room wanted to get in, they just would have had to push lightly against the door.
- No remote for the TV
- No working phone. It rang at 1 in the morning, but all I heard was static. I never got a dial tone any other time I picked it up.
- The sink in the counter area didn't work (no water)
- There was an ice bucket, but no plastic bag for it and no glasses/cups. The ice machine was a cooler just outside my room with bags of ice that had become solid blocks that couldn't be broken up unless you brought your own ice pick.
- The bathroom sink worked and I had two washcloths, a foil packet of shampoo and two dingy-looking towels. No soap. That ended up being a moot point, however, since the shower didn't work. The cold water knob allowed a trickle of water to come out in the tub, but nothing from the hot water side. The thingie you pull to direct the water to the shower head was completely frozen in place. So it's either a "washcloth shower", or run a cold-water bath (assuming you brought your own drain stopper).
- There were little red ants everywhere--probably because of all the crumbs on the floor from previous guests. They're still crawling out of my laptop a day later (no Internet access, of course, but I didn't realistically expect that anyway). There were also a few spiders, presumably dining on the ants.
- The best part was the three-inch long roach that was hauling butt around the room until I managed to kick him outside.
- The 24-hour convenience center off the hotel lobby was closed.
The kicker to all this was when I was waiting for my taxi back to the airport in the morning. I went over to the "tourist table", and found a small brochure for the "Sun Fun Resort". Nothing in that brochure matched up with what I saw.
If you really need to stay at this place, opt for the more expensive rooms. I have no idea what they look like or if they're worth the money, but no one should have to experience what I did in their $70 "poolside" rooms.
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