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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/20/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/20/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 9 in Harbour Island
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
Rock House is a luxury 10 room boutique hotel on Harbour Island, Bahamas. Our fine dining restaurant has one of the best sunset views of the bay. Personal service and unmatched attention to every detail.Rock House has been a vibrant and colourful feature of the Harbour Island landscape since the early 1940's. Originally a private home, then a Bed and Breakfast and for many years a rental property, Rock House today has evolved to become the standard for elegance, island sophistication and superior service. Fodor's Choice, Condé Nast, Travel & Leisure and Tripadvisor award winner.In July 2002, Rock House caught the interest of the well-known South Florida builder J. Wallace Tutt III. Tutt and business partner Don Purdy, who had already created the successful Hotel Impala in South Beach and worked on commissions for Cher and the late Gianni Versace, had a vision of transforming the property into a luxury boutique hotel. The bar and dining experience at Rock House warrant special and distinct mention offering fine dining under the stars on the pool patio, at our select Chef's Table or on the Terrace overlooking the bay - you can be assured of the perfect cocktail, a superb wine list and delectable menu choices, all served by an attentive yet unobtrusive staff.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Car hire
Concierge
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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brad_gioia wrote a review Mar 2022
Nashville, Tennessee53 contributions60 helpful votes
Our room - Yellow elder - was awful. It was next to the kitchen, the restaurant, and the lobby. We asked kindly to be moved, but they quoted us an 80% increase. I have never had a worse room, especially for almost $600 per night. The staff were pleasant and helpful, But we will never return!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid staying in Yellow Elder at the Rockhouse.
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Responded Mar 16, 2022
Hello Brad, I completely agree with your assessment of Yellow Elder (Formally, The Monkey Room). After taking over, I noticed the reviews related to this room while it was under the control of the previous owners. Unfortunatly, I was not able to complete all of the upgrades after taking over the business in July of 2021. Specifically concerning Yellow Elder. Please know that this review will be used as a call to immediate action. I can promise you that work will be done to reduce the noise level of the room at the end of the current season. It is unfortunate that you will not return, but I hope you take solace in knowing that your assessment has not gone unnoticed.
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Ron F wrote a review Mar 2022
Kennebunkport, Maine3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favorite
Cozy room, great dining, easy access to magnificent beach. Loved dinner and breakfast by the pool or overlooking the harbor. The staff was very attentive to all of our needs or requests. Especially like food, beverage and towel services at the beach. Our room provided a super comfortable king bed along with high quality sheets and towels. Great place to rest.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Henry Rolle, Owner at Rock House
Responded Mar 1, 2022
We work hard to maintain the quality and standard of the original Rock House. I'm happy to see that the dedication and hard work we put into this is be being well received. I love the beds too by the way. Sooooo comfortable!
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tjs8675309 wrote a review Feb 2022
hudson, ohio61 contributions50 helpful votes
We did not stay at The Rock House, but will likely do so next time, but we had dinner twice here. The food is awesome and the service is stellar. Be sure to have Emerald take care of you! Henry was so inviting as well as the rest of the staff. The food was the star of the show. The blackened halibut is incredible. The views were awesome. It's a must if you are on the island.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Mar 1, 2022
Thank you!!! We will definitely welcome you to our family if you decide to stay with us! Emerald is indeed a gem. She embodies the dedication that all of our staff members follow. Oh! And our Blackened Fish is Grouper, not Halibut. Just thought I'd throw that in there :)
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Dunster77 wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom83 contributions31 helpful votes
The Rock House has recently been revamped and is now managed by the fabulous and extremely professional Teynarae and Henry. My room was spacious with a lovely little terrace which had a great view over the harbour. The most comfortable bed ever too! The restaurant is fantastic - super delicious menu and the cocktails are sublime! Everyone who worked there was very kind and helpful. There is a new buzz about the place and it's obvious that everyone working there loves to work there, which is a really wonderful thing to see and experience as the happy atmosphere rubs off on the guests. Super located - right opposite the harbour (you need help with suitcases to the hotel) and easy walking distance to all the shops and the incredible Da Vine sushi (a must-go). Would highly recommend if looking for a very relaxed and comfortable stay on the beautiful Harbour Island. I had a truly fabulous stay and am already looking forward to going back!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Feb 25, 2022
Words can not express what I felt when reading this review. Thank you for this. It confirms to me the commitment I see growing in our team members every day. They treat this place as if it were their own. And in a sense, it is. We all look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home. All the best to you.
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patricia t wrote a review Jan 2022
cork19 contributions18 helpful votes
After many years staying at the Rock House, we weren’t sure what to expect, since it is now under new ownership. Well, we were overwhelmed by the level of professionalism. The new owners, Teynaree and Henry, have taken it to another level. The friendly staff go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible ( and it’s not fake), the vibe is relaxed and happy. As I am a restauranteur myself, i can be overly critical when it comes to food, but the restaurant at the Rock House surpassed my expectations. One of our party, who is vegetarian, asked for a vegetarian pasta (not on the menu), it was perfectly cooked, al dente, flavoursome, just delicious Nothing is too much trouble here, everyone has a “can do” attitude. I would like to mention everyone by name, in particular Romanda at reception, is amazing, super helpful and always on hand to help with requests. We can’t wait to return, until then “keep up the great work”
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Henry Rolle, Owner at Rock House
Responded Jan 23, 2022
Thank you very much for this review, Patricia. Our continued success depends on the phenomenal energy our staff brings. I'm proud to be able to work side by side with them. We're also extremely lucky to have our chef, Hermis Rolle, leading our kitchen. His food is the best! I'll be sure to let Romanda know she's been mentioned again. She does an incredible job. We'll keep your room ready for your next trip!
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brittanycorin wrote a review Jan 2022
New York City, New York4 contributions6 helpful votes
The Rock House is such a great gem on Harbour Island. Dinner was fantastic and room was modern and clean with great service. I want to especially thank Ramanda who helped me with my reservation-she is was incredibly kind and I cannot wait to get back to stay and have dinner there! Thank you Ramanda and Henry for making my stay so special. Brittany
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Henry Rolle, Owner at Rock House
Responded Jan 7, 2022
Thank you for this amazing review, Brittany! I'm happy to see that Romanda is continuing to go above and beyond for all of our guests. We'll keep your bed warm and cozy for your return trip!
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Errol C. wrote a review Jan 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Whether you’re lodging here or not the restaurant and bar at Rock House feature excellent food and beverage selections that tastily infuse Caribbean flashes into traditional fare. The service and ambiance - expertly curated and led by Henry, the larger-than-life maitre d’hotel - place this gem above its peers as a destination to while away cool Harbour Island nights.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Henry Rolle, Owner at Rock House
Responded Jan 7, 2022
Wow, thank you very much for this review! It's always a pleasure to see that the hard work my team puts forth is being well received. We look forward to welcoming you back home, WearyTraveler.
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Nathan M wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Our stay at Rock House was incredible. I have never experienced such a kind staff or comfortable room while staying at a hotel. Shout out to Romanda for bringing us hot patties in the last day of our stay. It was a perfect cap to a wonderful trip!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Henry Rolle, Owner at Rock House
Responded Dec 3, 2021
Thank you so much! Our staff really do go above and beyond. I'm honored to see that they continue to treat all guests like family. Also, it seems as though Romanda has been holding out on us. I need to have a word with her!
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Ekodomani wrote a review Nov 2021
Nassau, New Providence Island9 contributions
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For a first time stay at the hotel I was taken by the cozy, comfortable yet chic sense of island charm that the property exudes. The Rock House Hotel is more like a healing grounds where from the moment you enter the property you feel a sense of wellness and wonderment awaits. The cozy front courtyard is a welcoming oasis to take in the harbor views and sunsets of the island. The staff are so warm and gracious. The dining quarters lets you know you’re settling into your home away from home. The art and the decor spews of sophistication and style. Walking through the pool courtyard is a calming experience that demands stillness to connect with the natural green spaces. Once you’ve entered any of the rooms and suites you know you’re home. I stayed in The Royal Poinciana Suite and was taken aback by how welcoming it felt! I loved it! What was even better was the scented pillows and the comfort of the beds… an invitation to relax, rest and reset in island royalty. My only regret is that I didn’t stay longer. I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Nov 17, 2021
Thank you! We'll be here when you want another home-away-from-home vacation. I'll keep your room ready!
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Bahamadonna wrote a review Nov 2021
Baltimore, Maryland30 contributions1 helpful vote
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The newly renovated Rock House Boutique Hotel is bringing sexy back with all the old charm. The place SERIOUSLY drips swanky decor and classic luxury in spades. We were just as excited to get back to the property and chill as we were to explore the beautiful island. Hands down THEE best sunsets on the islands (Get the Desert Rose room 😉) and the food is FANTASTIC (i dream about that lobster roll). The staff will blow your mind...they all knew my name (the perk of it being a boutique resort) and went above n beyond with an authenticity about them that just let you know they were happy to be in the hospitality industry. Safety Protocols observed 👌🏼 and we felt comfortable relaxing and unwinding there. My only complaint is that I didnt book longer to soak in more of those cool vibes. But....that is something I will remedy soon enough!! I recommend WHOLEHEARTEDLY (though I don't want you to go booking up my fave spot and leaving no room for me 🙃)
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Nov 17, 2021
You are too kind. The staff that works with us are indeed family and are encouraged to treat our guest the same way. Great choice on Desert Rose and the lobster roll. They're my favorites too!
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock House
Which popular attractions are close to Rock House?
Nearby attractions include Dunmore Town (0.1 miles), Master Watersports (0.1 miles), and Princess Street Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rock House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rock House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rock House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Rock House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rock House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Landing Restaurant, Rock House, and Bahamas Coffee Roaster.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rock House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Rock House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Harbour Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Rock House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dunmore Town (0.1 miles).
Does Rock House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.