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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made this trip to simply relax and Bell Channel Inn was perfect. Situated at the end of a channel, it only has 42 rooms, which are large old-Bahama style with tile floors. Location is quiet, but it is just a 5 minute drive to the other side of the channel and Port Lucaya which has shops, restaurants and local...

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Stuart0704, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank you for your kind words! We are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We take great pride in providing our guests with amazing service, so all you have to do is just kick back and relax, either in your room, by the pool or in our "No Stress Zone" in the restaurant,...

Reviewed March 15, 2017

This is a great little hotel. The room was older, but it was clean and the staff is super friendly. There is no timeshare lecture or hard sell on trip packages (but you can sign up for whatever you would like to do in the lobby and Genie is extremely friendly and not at all pushy about it). The best...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed March 13, 2017

All rooms over look Bell Chanel, have patio with chairs. 20 minute walk to town. Bar and restaurant on premises . Hurricane Mathew's Damage very minimal, few crooked lights. Second time here would return.

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Stuart0704, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Don H. Thank you for your review. As you mentioned in your comment we received only minimal damage from Hurricane Mathew, so everything is up and running. We are currently fixing up more rooms and giving our lobby a new look. We hope to see you back again soon so we can show you!

Reviewed March 1, 2017

My girlfriend and I randomly came across Bell Channel Inn and absolutely loved our stay! The owner Genie is awesome and very knowledgable about the island and has the hook-up on everything. I highly recommend this gem of a place!

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Stuart0704, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Faisal S, Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with. Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

Redding, California
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Our room had a door on one side and a sliding glass door on the opposite for cool breezes blowing through. the rooms were roomy and had a nice deck with a view of the canals. A restaurant is on site that is adequate, and a bar with reasonable prices. The concierge, is knowledgeable and thorough, striving to save you...

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Stuart0704, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear DonnaLee M Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We too love our canal view of Bell Channel Bay, especially from the restaurant - a perfect place to sit back, relax and unwind! Peaceful atmosphere, great service and wonderful food!

Vicenza
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I stayed 5 nights in room B5 (double, used as a single). The room was really clean and big with all comforts: freezer, big screen TV, A/C, a nice terrace with the view of the marina. Every day the towels were changed. The personnel was very kind and helpful. The lady who sits in front of the reception helped me...

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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We have just spent a fortnight with Bell Channel. We picked it originally because it is linked with Dive Caribbean and we wanted to dive every day. They didn't let us down, even when other operators didn't go out. We couldn't have got a better place, the team were all really friendly and Genie on hand at the front desk...

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Goiania, GO
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I went with two more friends to Bahamas to spend the day but as we lost the ship, we stayed two more days in the city, one at this Hotel and another day at a Resort. Hurricane Matthew was not so good with no one there. The staff was very helpfull with us, everthing was clean, better then the Resort...

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Wellington, Florida
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The Bell Channel Inn overlooks the Bell Channel harbor. The rooms are large enough and clean. The room had an overpowering small of chlorine-based cleaning products. We tried leaving the doors open, but it never dissipated. Their restaurant was just slightly above average. There were no fresh fruits or vegetables on the menu, and most menu items were fried. The...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Loved this hotel! It's small but verrrrrry personable. Everyone makes you feel welcome--from the events lady to Adom at check-in to our cleaning lady SaraLee (I called her Miss Cake) to the bartenders at the hotel restaurant. Location is good: across Bell Channel from Port Lucaya Marketplace that has restaurants, bars, and entertainment that are an easy 6 block walk....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Bell Channel Inn is a family operated hotel, run by 3 generations. It has once again achieved the prestigious " Certificate of Excellence" awarded by Trip Advisor for its 4 star rating reviews.Bell Channel Inn is a small hotel with 32 spacious rooms, equipped with air-condition, dining room area, cable T.V., free wireless internet access, telephone, refrigerator, hairdryer, alarm clock, daily housekeeping, private balcony with a view over the water and Port Lucaya or a direct exit to the pool deck and your choice of king size or double beds. Should you need: coffee maker, kettle, shampoo, iron & ironing board or a roll away, laundry service or maybe a cab or a shuttle to the beach, then just call the front desk and they will be happy to assist you.Friendly and knowledgeable staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and the tour desk assistant, Genie, will give you a welcome drink and an orientation after you check-in regarding how to get around and which tours are being offered and she might even be able to find a discount or two on selected tours! The lobby has been newly updated and fitted with a comfortable sofa and a TV so you can catch up on all the news or get a chat with the ladies in the lobby while you wait for a taxi. You will also find a safe at the reception for your valuables. Bell Channel Inn also has its own restaurant & bar/lounge known as "Upstairs" where guests can enjoy drinks in the "No Stress Zone" after a long day in the sun. Upstairs is located on the top floor and has a beautiful view over the water, it is open from 7:30am -11pm, with Happy Hour from 5p.m.-7p.m. There is LIVE entertainment on Friday nights. Upstairs is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a good selection of both Bahamian and American dishes - they are especially famous for the fresh seafood! Don't forget to pack your swimwear as this hotel features an outdoor pool and a free shuttle to and from the beach. Free wireless Internet access is also provided so you can check your in-box whenever you like! Other amenities include non-smoking rooms, air conditioning in public areas, currency exchange, beach/pool umbrellas and free parking.Located on the waterfront, Bell Channel Inn is a hotel in the area of Lucaya, Freeport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bell Channel Inn

Address: Kings Road, P.O. Box F-43817 | Lucaya, Freeport 43817, Grand Bahama Island
Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Price Range: $98 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bell Channel Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Bell Channel Hotel Freeport
Bell Channel Hotel Bahamas
Hotel Bell Channel
Bahamas Bell Channel Hotel
Bell Channel Inn Bahamas/Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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“We enjoyed the pool level. Our door opened right on the deck and the view was good. There are 2 floors above that also have good views.”
Margaret611943, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for room with mini split, quitter than window unit.”
696donh, Mar 13, 2017 | Read review
“Just talk to Genie”
861faisals, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“We choose the top floor as there is a nice pool that could be noisy if children were about.”
donnaleem2016, Feb 24, 2017 | Read review
“Request a room on the top floor. Better view and you will not have to listen to people walking and dropping things in a room above yours.”
howardd344, Jan 18, 2017 | Read review
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