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“Fabulous Hotel, best beds in the business”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Runaway Hill Club

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Runaway Hill Club
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Harbour Island
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“Fabulous Hotel, best beds in the business”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2004

My wife and I celebrated Christmas with the new ownership of Runaway Hill Club and were pleased beyond belief. The food was superb and the staff was extremely helpful and courteous. We will be coming back again and again. Thank you Runaway Hill! You made our Christmas a wonderful memory.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2004

Dishonorable, devious and all around horrible management. We had the same experience. Booked a room at the Runaway Hill Club in August for a New Year's Eve stay. Confirmed a room with them at $275/night. In Late November they send us a fax -- not even the courtesy of a phone a call -- to tell us the management has changed and the new rate is $475. The issue isn't even the money -- i simply have never been so insulted in my life! A hotel that confirms room at a certain price, then months later after you have booked your tickets and every other hotel on the island is sold out, they change the rate!!! And they were so rude on the phone -- they insulted my wife. They should be put out of business by the Bahamas tourism authorities for devious sales practices. They give the Bahamas a horrible name.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2004

My husband and I had heard that Harbour Island was an extremely nice place to spend Christmas. In August we booked a room for a week at the Runaway Hill Club and were eagerly looking forward to our holiday in the Bahamas. We learned in October that the hotel was being sold and assured in writing by the owner, Carol, that the new owner would honor our reservation and room rate. Subsequently we received a second written confirmation of the room and room rate from an employee of the hotel. Today, a month before our anticipated arrival, I learned that they are raising the room rate by 40%, the MAP by 30%, and are unwilling to honor the previous owner's committment to us and stated that their employee had no authority to confirm the agreed rate. After their experiencing a hurricane, losing parts of their beach, and changing to a management that won't honor past agreements, we have decided that this is one business that we do not want to support. We checked the hotel's website today, and it does not reflect the new ownership or the new rates. Our question to the new management was, why didn't they notify all people with reservations when they took possession of the rate change, rather than waiting until Thanksgiving when it is too late to book somewhere else.....no answer, except that they had always planned to raise the rates.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2004

Quaint, Relaxed, Carefree...

My wife and I stayed at Runaway for a week this summer and it could not have been more enjoyable. We were instantly relaxed and had no cares for the entire week. The food was the best on the island and the view from the patio was out of a movie. A special thanks to Roger and Dela for your outstanding hospitality.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2004

Wow! That's how I will describe it! If you are looking for COZY, FRIENDLY!, BEAUTIFY!, CLEAN! COMFORTABLE! You'll find it at Runaway Hill.

Delarice had two Goombay Smash cocktails waiting for my wife and I when we arrived. We enjoyed them overlooking the hotel pool with the torquis beach and pink sands just beyond! What a setting. The rooms along with the entire Hotel has a unique and very tropically flavor!

We're going back, and back, and back! You will too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2004

Not only is Runaway Hill Club a beautifully comfortable small hotel on a spectacular beach, but it is within easy walking distance of an enticing village reminiscent of Nantucket. Carless, this makes for leisurely strolling at its very best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2003

Runaway Hill is by far the lovliest place I've ever stayed. The hosts are gracious, the place is lovely and the food is the best on the island!

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Additional Information about Runaway Hill Club

Property: Runaway Hill Club
Address: 27031 Box EL | Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Harbour Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Harbour Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach front 11 room Inn and four bedroom beach house located on the pink sand beach of Harbour Island. Beachside pool and restaurant nestled on 13 tropical acres. A variety of rooms including a one bedroom owners cottage makes this the perfect location for intimate weddings, birthday celebrations or family reunions. Our Chef, Krishna Higgs, has a wonderful menu which features daily local fresh fish options. The Four Bedroom Infinity House has sliding glass doors in each bedroom and endless deck. Newly renovated it offers everything you could wish for in a rental home and offers all the amenities of a hotel. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Runaway Hill Club Hotel Harbour Island
Runaway Hill Club Bahamas/Harbour Island

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