Pros of Hotel: Good location since it is walking distance to downtown. Located on the main street going to downtown. Bay Street and Cunningham intersection. Junkanoo beach is directly in front of hotel, but you have to cross Bay Street. Easy to get taxis and or the bus in front of hotel. Safe – next door to police station; hotel staff closed the front door at night, but are always there if you come in late. Cozy hotel with European feel. Friendly staff. Free wifi with strong signal in room. 10 minute walk to Arawak Fish Fry. 10 minute walk to the downtown area. Room rates are cheaper than those on Paradise Island and Cable Beach. No extra maid fees on the room rate (I guess 'cause they didn't seem to clean anyway).
Hotel cons: Breakfast was just bread, coffee and tea. (McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts is a short walk).
Pros of rooms: big flat screen TV with basic cable channels. Working A/C. spacious. walkout deck shared with 4 other rooms. Bed was comfortable. Sheets were satisfactorily clean.. No bed bugs in our bed, surprisingly. No cockroaches, mosquitos, or bugs in the room.
Cons of rooms: Old/dirty run-down room (#15). All the nicer, renovated rooms had already been booked, supposedly per the check-in manager. Dirty bathroom, toilet, spotty hot water, weak shower, dirty shower area, old stained toilet, bathroom not clean, stained faucet, dirty walls & carpet. The cleanliness/quality of this room was worst than a Days Inn – at least our room seemed that way. Towels were old, but fairly clean. We kept our baggage on the dressers because the carpeting and floor was just dark and dirty. We used slippers in the room instead of barefeet. Lighting in room was insufficient. Bathroom light fixture was loose so it needed jiggling to get it to work. You have to ask them to make up the room every morning otherwise they probably won’t do it.
Overall, this place could be better, but the old, unmaintained rooms is a major turn-off. We ended up staying here because of the price and location, but I hate the cleanliness and age of room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The El Greco is Nassau's premier historic boutique hotel situated in the heart of Downtown Nassau, across from fun-filled Junkanoo Beach and in short walking distance to shopping, entertainment and historic sites. Our prices include all taxes, free telephone calls to the US and Canada, free local calls and free use of the internet. At the El Greco each and every guest is treated like family and made to feel at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Greco Nassau
- Hotel El Greco
- El Greco Hotel Bahamas/Nassau