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British Colonial Hilton Nassau

One Bay Street, Nassau New Providence Island
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 39 hotels in Nassau
This historical masterpiece is located in the heart of downtown Nassau, the Bahamas capital is the perfect mix between business and pleasure. Our hotel offers a taste of the island’s rich Colonial flair, paired with modern amenities that are ideal for the business or pleasure traveler. Our urban resort, which overlooks the picturesque views of the Nassau cruise port, offers a private powder sand beach and an outdoor freshwater pool surrounded by day beds and colorful cabanas. If you’re in the mood to do something daring, hop on one of our paddleboards and kayaks and get soaked into our culture. When the fun is done, get ready to have your taste buds tantalized by one of our two restaurants, or enjoy a coffee at our coffee shop.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Paid public parking on-site
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Sal_Paradise767 wrote a review Jun 3
Durham, North Carolina4615 contributions466 helpful votes
Stay Report - 5/29 to 5/30 Location: the hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Nassau which was a selling point for me.  Unfortunately, due to a lack of cruise traffic this area is currently dead.  Despite what Google said very few restaurants and bars were open.  The good news was that we could walk to several of the ones that are open.  Also if you need a COVID test to get back into the US there's a clinic across the street.  NAS is about 20 minutes and a $35 cab ride away. Hotel: The hotel is really nice looking and has one of the best lobbies I've ever seen in a Hilton.  There's also a decent pool and a little beach on the property.  In the lobby is a well stocked bar and restaurant as well as a couple of computers with printers.  There's also a parking garage next door which serves the hotel. Check In: A real low point.  We arrived at 2:30 PM and I'd paid for an upgraded room.  Nothing was ready.  The front desk agent was not helpful or friendly and seemed very apathetic.  This was consistent of all front desk staff.  We finally got into the room after 4.  No upgrade or Diamond recognition either. Room: Really small.  I'd paid for a king oceanview and while I got that, I was expecting a larger room.  The design was also really strange with an alcove holding the desk.  On the plus side the bathroom was huge and the Wifi worked well. Dining: We had dinner here and it was really good minus the high prices ($11 for a cup of soup).  Service at the restaurant was great.  Diamonds get free continental breakfast or can upgrade to hot breakfast for $7.  I did that and got eggs, bacon, toast, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice which was a good spread. Overall I was expecting a bit more from a $300 stay.  
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Skeeter wrote a review Apr 2021
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida160 contributions56 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This location is primo! Walk to Fish Fry, downtown shops, COVID testing across the street, US Embassy. Cab stand out front for further excursions. We felt very safe here, large police presence in Nassau these days. Check Marvin for security! Pool like like new, live music on the weekend. Beach is clean and raked daily . Staff and bartenders are friendly and excellent. Check Valentino and Samuel, great job. Rooms are clean for the hotels historic age. This a timeless place, one of the grand beauties. Water pressure could be a little better, but hot water was great. Food was excellent and prices were fair for the area.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
6 Helpful votes
owensgeorge0 wrote a review Jun 2
1 contribution
At the restaurant and bar the staff delivered typical island service (slow) which is expected. The main complaint I have is the quality of the room. Sitting in bed I had two pieces of a reading lamp fall on me. The pieces were so hot that they gave me a second degree burn on my right shoulder. I didn’t expect anything to fall on me and it really surprised me, I thought something had bitten me like a snake or something.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
travelsgood wrote a review Apr 2021
Hofn, Iceland9 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here for the 1st time march - april 2021 and the booking prices were very good too. Shop around the internet booking websites and also, check the Hotel's web site or call them for extended stays. Staff ( Cleaning, Ancillary, Gardeners, Door, Concierge, Reservations, Managers, etc. ) were hospitable, prompt and accommodating during my 2 weeks stay. I enjoyed conversing with all. The covid-19 protocols were excellent and there's also a convenient testing facility across the road opposite the Dairy Bell shop. Great breakfast, dinner food and drink menu with fresh and tasty food which can be enjoyed sublimely seated at the patio overlooking the tropical gardens and private beach; the only thing missing was the site of cruises ships sailing by but they are on their way back. My higher floor, city view, queen bedroom was clean, accommodating. I slept like a rock on the soft pillows and wonderful mattress. Due to covid-19, primarily the Bullion, souvenir & convenience shop were open for services; no tours etc. I missed the Brews and Bites Cafe as this is where I would pop into regularly to get my Starbucks coffee when I was staying at the 40 years plus famous guest house: Mignon Guest House ( now closed and for sale ) in Market St way back in 2013 during my 1st visit for Junkanoo. However, I got my Starbucks close by, at the temporary Starbucks stand at the John Bull building on Bay St, a pleasant 5 minutes stroll along Bay St. A new Starbucks is opening soon next door to John Bull. The Gym was open and has excellent and safe facilities which I enjoyed using. It's great walking around the tropical gardens, the large pool and also, lounging on the sofas in the pool gardens and on the beach. You can kayak, snorkel or swim in the beautiful waters of the private beach. For those that are interested in history, it's on the historic Old Fort Nassau site, where remnants of the old walls can be seen on the grounds, a National Register of Historical Signiificance building. The Woodes Rogers statue is by the entrance, he contributed to ending the Island's period as a Pirate Republic. Many of the pirates living in Nassau at the time (where the skull and crossbones was the flag truly flying), such as Captain John Howard Graysmith accepted the King's Pardon. He was one of the wealthiest pirates, if not the wealthiest at the time of accepting the pardon, he poured his monies into building his grand mansion : Gray Cliff; now a hotel, restaurant and cigar factory too. Trivia: The British Colonial Hotel was used as a filming location for the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, the pier was built for the movie and remain.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
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nemethd42021 wrote a review Apr 2021
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We had the pleasure of staying in the Nassau British Colonial Hilton from April 4th to April 10th, 2021 and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! The hotel may not seem as lavish as the Baha Mar or Atlantis however what you save on the nightly rate you can spend. On excursions, transportation or food. This hotel is also conveniently located with a private beach, a short 10 minute walk distance to Fish Fry which is the best local food and hang out spot as well as a 15 minute walk to the queens staircase. The staff were all amazing and our room and bed were very comfortable. We were welcome for our stay by Jewels upon our arrival and she left a great impression on us. She was kind, endearing and genuinely cared for our experience and it really showed! We also had the pleasure of dining at Bullion, the restaurant located in the hotel, several times. The food was very delicious which is typically not the case with hotel food. We met several staff members during our stay and they all treated us like family. Specifically Jewels, Lashan, Valentino, Shanique and Gerard and each of them went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We are sad to have to say goodbye however we will be sharing our positive experiences with anyone we come across that is considering a trip to the Bahamas. We felt very safe and everyone including all guests abided by and observed the Covid guidelines. The room had air conditioning, the bed was very comfortable! We highly recommend a stay here!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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$229 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about British Colonial Hilton Nassau
Which popular attractions are close to British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Nearby attractions include Blackbeard's Escape - pirate themed escape room (0.07 miles), Tag Heuer Boutique (0.3 miles), and Kay's Fine Jewelry (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Yes, paid public parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crabs and Ting, Hooters Bahamas, and Athena Cafe & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does British Colonial Hilton Nassau offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to British Colonial Hilton Nassau?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Queen's Staircase (0.5 miles), Fort Charlotte (0.8 miles), and Fort Fincastle (0.5 miles).