I used El Greco on my last 7 day business trip to Bahamas staying for 7 nights (mid September 2012). Have used other hotels in Nassau in the past and never quite got to staying here until this trip. Location is excellent - 100 m from Nassau centre and Bay Street (main shopping) and on the main east/west highway so Jitneys (buses) are easily caught right outside. Hotel has 23 or so rooms on 2 floors and an internal courtyard with a small pool (being completely refurbished the day I left) that offers privacy to chill/sunbathe. Excellent value with all rooms en-suite and spacious with Air Con and ranging from $85 + taxes per night up to around $150 for the best suite (it really is good). Hotel just been purchased by a new owner and a refurbishment programme underway converting some of the bedrooms to cater more easily for the disabled and the empty restaurant to the front and owned by the hotel about to undergo a make-over to open soon with an associated bar I understand. This will add tremendously to the attractiveness of the hotel with breakfast being available on site not to mention a bar that will save going into Nassau or wherever. The beach is 30 m across the road with another small local bar - with cheap drinks and snacks. If you fancy a nice walk go west along beach or promenade to Arawak Cay where you will find many local bars for fun with good food, music, drink and great Bahamian atmosphere. The Cricket Club is also only a 10 minute walk west and opposite Arawak Cay. Going east into Nassau is the Hilton (very smart but rather bland, 'unfriendly' and expensive for drinks/food - gin & tonic $12!). opposite the Hilton is a McD and Dunkin Doughnuts for those who need them and further along and off Bay street are several good restaurants - Cafe Matisse, Brussels Bistro and Van Breugel's - all excellent for food/drink and atmosphere. Staff at hotel are very accommodating - just ask for Diane (reception) and/or Philip (manager) and the lovely head of housekeeping (sorry I forgot her name) - they will all do anything to sort things for you. Wi-fi works well in lobby but they were experiencing problems in getting signal in rooms - they were working on it and I presume this is now sorted. All in all a great stay and on my upcoming business and holiday trips to Bahamas and when I have to stay in Nassau I shall use El Greco without hesitation. Try it!!
- 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