Best Western Bay View Suites
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It seems like this is a love/hate property. People either love the quiet, quaint and not the norm for a hotel or hate the fact that it's quiet, quaint and not the norm with no middle ground. We loved it. It's a secure property with a security guard as you walk in, the check in desk is outside of the main office and up a flight of stairs. The property is a mix of residential units (condos and apartments) and a hotel and you feel more like you are at home than at a hotel. We had a ground floor room (very clean, very spacious) and that came with a nice patio and a small backyard which would have been awesome if we had stayed for more than 1 night. If we had stayed for several nights that privacy of a private yard would have been lovely and it would be great for families with young children. The staff was very friendly, the manager on duty when we checked in helped us with our bags and later came to the room to help with another question we had about the TV remote and air conditioner. Breakfast the next day was simple, tasted great and was "home cooked" (seriously, the orders were done 1 at a time and it was as if we had cooked it at home which isn't a bad thing).Downfalls....any cab ride you take is going to be $15 plus tip, even if you go 3 miles down the road. So, bring your walking shoes. We transferred from the Atlantis to here and it was $15 plus tip, if we had realized it was a 10 minute walk we would have walked and saved money. The beach is also a short walk away and not right there. They have an on site restaurant but it closes early and the food is basic and anything you are going to go to eat at is a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel. Anthony's is a great place to eat and the prices are reasonable. Also, because the property used to be 100% residential there are a lot of pathways from one building to the next and steps going from one level of the property to another and down to the doors o many of the ground floor rooms. IT IS NOT WHEELCHAIR OR SCOOTER FRIENDLY!All in all, it's a great place to stay and the staff is friendly and helpful.
as a travel agent, I have to say this is the place to stay....very reasonable......probably the best priced on paradise island for what you get......we had a one bedroom apartment in a beautiful tropical setting....upon arrival upgraded to a corner end unit......like the 1st floor since you get your own private patio in back....since we had arrived early....room was not ready so we had lunch at poolside.....very good and then we went to room....again its an apartment so if you want to cook everything is there.....we opted for breakfast at their restaurant poolside again very good and very reasonable compared to other places........entire staff very friendly and professional and helpful.....office made dinner recommendations and made the reservations for us!!!! excellent choices and food!.....hotel is walking distance to everything Atlantis,beach and stores...... and there are several pools on property and saw a tennis court!......why stay anywhere else....very peaceful and quiet here......you will not be disappointed.....if and when I return, will only stay here.....save $$$$$ by staying here and use the difference to treat yourself to nice restaurants and shops......Staying here made Paradise Island a wonderful experience.A few suggestions (and these are NOT criticisms)put a clock in bedroomkeep BAR and restaurant open AFTER 4 pm...especially weekendsprovide a shuttle even if there is a fee to places like downtown, Atlantis and beachmost of it is walkable except for downtownthe place has great security that greet you on arrival and when you go out...a very safe place....they also get you taxis and have plent of good advice on what to see and do.Again it's the best place to stayThanks for making my runaway long veterans' weekend......4 nites.....to Paradise island an enjoyable time and stay. I surely will recommend Best Western as THE PLACE to stay on paradise Island......as you can see I think the place is GREAT!Lenny
I really enjoyed my stay. Every time I travel to the Bahamas I choose this hotel. The hotel is kept up and the staff is very helpful and friendly...Very clean rooms....very quiet atmosphere! A must stay for the price
We were looking for a hotel that offered the facilities of the hotel; the location is good - although not on the beach its not a long walk. An easy walk to the facilities of Atlantis. There's plenty free parking. The pool is regularly cleaned and looked good. Our problems stem from having day old soap removed from the bathroom and not replaced on several occasions; seemingly a shortage of towels as replacements were only made once laundered. The internet connection kept freezing. And the beds and pillows were not terribly comfortable. But it is what it is and since it largely suited our needs and the price was acceptable, the experience was Ok but not great.
If price and proximity to Paradise Island is your only concern, this may be for you. We spent 4 nights on Paradise Island and booked with Best Western Bay View Suites because we were initially quoted an outrageous rate to extend our stay for one additional night. We subsequently negotiated something workable and called Bay View to cancel. We were advised the reservation was non-refundable therefore we spent the day at Paradise Island and arrived at the property at approximately 9:00PM for a nights sleep in anticipation of an early departure to the airport. In spite of our call earlier that day to confirm our arrival time, we were not advised that the property had been experiencing periodic power outages that day. We arrived by cab, unloaded our luggage and we're than advised power was out with only emergency power. We were escorted to the rental office as I stood outside at the bottom of the stairs. After about a half hour the staff were leaving and we departed by cab back to Paradise Island. Though we did not get assigned to a room, my observations, based on discussions with another guest and the cab driver, this property caters to construction crews working on Paradise Island and other price only clients. It is not a typical hotel in any shape or manner. It's a cluster of single and two story buildings that appear to have been built in the sixties. On a positive note, a security guard found our daughter's phone that had been inadvertently left. He kindly dropped it off on his way home a short time later. We tipped him accordingly. If a property is flagged as a chain hotel, you have certain reasonable expectations. As a Best Western I expected a clean, well maintained business class hotel. It didn't even approach those standards. Had they simply admitted they were having power problems and released our reservation we could have made other arrangements. They chose to gamble that they would have power when we arrived. They don't control the local power authority but they do have the obligation to advise guests of a known ongoing problem. They didn't. In any case, it was a lesson to us that the best value isn't the lowest price. It's a $40 a night hotel located a mile or so from Paradise Island priced at almost $175 a night. It that works for you great. It doesn't for us.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 25 Suites
- Hibiscus Terrace restaurant (poolside), serves Breakfast and Lunch daily
- Poolside Bar
- 3 pools
- 1 Tennis court
- Wireless internet
- Coin operated laundromat
- Convenience Store
- Complimentary Parking
- Tour Desk
- 5 Min from Shopping centres
- 1 King or 2 single beds
- 1 Bathroom living/dining room
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults plus 1 child
Resort Location Map
Best Western Bay View SuitesNassau,Bahamas
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Bay View Dr/Harbour Ridge Road New Providence Island
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