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Coral Harbour Beach House and Villas
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Coral Harbour Road PO Box N-9750, Nassau, New Providence Island   |  
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Ranked #13 of 33 hotels in Nassau
Long Island
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“bottom of the barrel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I am an avid traveler through nassau and tried this place for the first time in January 2012.
I gave permission to charge my credit card for a king suite/upstairs/balcony.
When I arrived i was told that the room wasn't ready and was put in a substandard room until suite was ready. Nightfall came and I was told I had to stay in the inferior room. I told manager this was unnaceptable since I had paid for the suite. When I requested a reduced rate for the lousy room the manager just laughed. Then I find out that THE FRONT DOOR LOCK WAS BROKE AND THE PATIO DOORS ALSO HAD NO LOCK. I FEARED FOR MY SAFETY. I learned my lesson, if the room you prepaid for is not what your given you need to find a new hotel. The only saving grace was the beachfront restaraunt...I would only go back for the food not to stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 4 days, and met a lot of interesting people. The good thing about the hotel is it is secluded on the beach within a residential neighborhood, Our balcony overlooked the ocean. The room costs approximately $125 a night including a $20 service fee per night which was charged when we arrived at the hotel. The attached bar serves some excellent fish and conch. The fish dinner cost $17, but was worth the price. I thought the beer and mixed drinks were overpriced for being so far away from the main area.

The bus is pretty easy to get in the mornings between 7am and 8am. Coming back it is hit and miss. Taxis are expensive on the island.

We had a wonderful time, and met a lot of friendly interesting people. The location of the hotel was definitely away from most of the other tourists.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Like many others, we too stayed here to get out of the hustle and bustle of Nassau and because of the price. However, we only stayed here one night and wish we hadn't. The sheets were stained, the carpet in the room was filthy, the pictures on the wall were ripped, the door on our balcony didn't lock well and the service was very slow and when the food did arrive it wasn't well prepared. While it is a small mom and pop hotel close to the airport, I wouldn't recommend it for much more than a night.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

We were travelling from Florida to Cuba, via the Bahamas. We needed somewhere to stay for one night, near to Nassau airport.
After seaching the internet & reading lots of reviews for the Coral Harbour Beach House, we decided that this would be an OK place to stay, as it is only 20mins, south of the airport.
What a pleasant surprise was in store for us !!
We had found a little piece of paradise. Beautiful, quiet, & charming. It was so far removed from the bustle of Nassau & Paradise island..
Our accommodation was the lower part of one of the villas.Large, clean bedroom, bathroom, kitchen,sitting area & small patio through glass patio doors.

We were treated well by Tod the chef, who would cook anything we wanted & set our table out on the wooden balcony, overlooking the sea & a perfect private beach.
All the staff are friendly & helpful & a delight to talk to.
It is very Bahamian with unfinished projects in progress, but this only adds to the charm.

We hope to return in a couple of years time & maybe rent the single, 2 bedroom villa, with friends.

Room Tip: If you want a great sea view, choose the upper part of a villa, which has its own balcony. The lowe...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cochrane, Canada
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We choose this resort so we could explore the South West corner of New Providence during our one night lay over in Nassau after spending 19 days visiting the Exuma Cays before heading home. That turned out to be a good decision. This is a residential area and would cost about $25 for a taxi cab one way from the International Airport. So check out car rentals. Next time we intend to spend time at Stuart's Cove Snorkeling and Clifton Heritage Park. This is a relaxed, peaceful place to stay. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and by far the best thing about this place.

Our room (upper, with balcony) was large and the king size bed was comfortable. The kitchen was not well equipped and when leaving we inquired with the staff and they indicated that dishes etc were not left in the room but were available. We had two small plates and two knives and forks plus two glasses and two cups. The fridge, stove, toaster, tea kettle, and microwave were all in good order. You will probably need to bring a few things like a dish cloth, dish soap, dish towel which we felt usually are supplied. The upstairs unit do not have a table or bar to eat at but there are picnic tables outside. That would have been a bit inconvenient if we had stayed longer.

It is definitely away from the hectic pace of Nassau and for the one night it was fine.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We loved it and would not have traded this place for any money in the World. We are very laid back, and are not big fans of resorts. Coral Harbour Beach House and Villas was clean, and located in a peaceful environment with a very neat private beach. The rooms were cleaned and comfortable.
The Sand Bar attached is a hang out for many locals, which to me says something good about the place. Foods and drinks are less expensive than in any other resorts. The menu offers many local specialties, and I definitely recommend it. But you can't be in a rush for eating, because it's Bahamian time, and it's home cooked meals.
The atmosphere is very friendly. It's a family business, and the staff is very nice and accommodating.
It's located about 20-25 minutes away from Nassau. Would recommend renting a car for a couple of days to go around the island. Otherwise, if you are looking for a friendly relaxing place to stay and you don't need a fancy resort, I highly recommend it!

Room Tip: Definitely recommend the rooms with Balcony closer to the beach
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

This is not a fancy resort but it is a relaxed, peaceful place to stay. The staff, especially Vanette, are all super friendly and attentive. They work really hard!

Our room (upper, with balcony) was large and the bed was comfortable. The decor is tired and not so attractive, but the lovely views are outside anyway. There was a tv with extensive cable channels. The bathroom had a shower and plenty of hot water, good water pressure. Most of the windows had screens, so it was nice to sleep with windows open. There is A/C, too.

You can take long walks up the beach and around the neighborhood. There is horseback riding and a couple of other activities nearby but we didn't do them and instead just laid in hammocks or at the beach most of the time.

The location is in a residential area far from the tourist-trodden areas of the island. You will want a car rental for at least a day or two in order to go see some sights. We didn't rent a car and walked to a grocery store but it was a 30 minute walk each way. We tried taking a jitney and it worked well to catch one going into town with the hotel staff's help calling the driver to come by, but getting back on the jitney you won't get the entire way and will have to take a taxi. It's about $40 one way to town. It's $24 to the airport.

The kitchen in our room wasn't particularly well equipped with cooking and eating utensils, but the fridge, stove, toaster, tea kettle, and microwave were all in good order. We asked for more equipment and it was somewhat given. If you're checking a bag and plan to do a lot of your own cooking, I suggest bringing a few things like a sponge, dish soap, a good knife and chopping sheet. The food in the grocery store nearby is well stocked.

The restaurant serves really good food, too, but if you're on a budget it is pricey. A fish dinner is $15 and a beer is $3.75.

The tap water is safe to drink but it tastes seaweedy. I think this is true in other places around the island, too. So, you might want to bring something to add to the water to cover the taste, like powdered lemonade or Tang. A bottle of water is $2.

The beach is empty, and though the water here is not the blue you think of from Bahamas posters it is clear and clean. It is also very calm and shallow water. If you bring snorkeling equipment you can swim out pretty far and check out lots of starfish. I would bring swim socks, too. There are sandflies or something that bites around the beach (no see ums?), so you might want to bring bug repellent.

One thing I didn't expect was so many bees. This was trouble for me since I am allergic. Not sure why there were so many but it must just be part of the environment, it wasn't the just the resort property but the whole neighborhood. So, if you're allergic to bee stings, bring the epi-pen!

There is a $19.50/day per room fee in addition to the resort fee that you might be charged with any package deal. Still don't understand this, but I think it's probably the travel agency and not the hotel that is doing something wrong.

Overall, glad we stayed here.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have a nice balcony, but the ground floor rooms have a separate seating/fold-out...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Coral Harbour Beach House and Villas

Address: Coral Harbour Road PO Box N-9750, Nassau, New Providence Island
Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > New Providence Island > Nassau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Nassau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coral Harbour Beach House and Villas 2.5*
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