British Colonial Hilton
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Ideally located on a beautiful private beach, this hotel is built on the site of what was once Old Fort Nassau. It offers guests a luxurious blend of excellent service and upscale facilities.
This hotel had no activities. Pool more Definitely not on par with Hilton in Hawaii or Florida, which was what we were expecting. Menu food choices subpar. Staff actually suggested we try yoga retreat across the bay, smart move. Staff suggested it as the Hotel had no shops, tours, etc except one that it got canceled for one day out of 3 we were there that got canceled due to some local area Hurricane repairs. Damage was minor there. Cannot blame hotel that, but there was the other 2 days that had nothing to do scheduled in good times. Pool is slightly bigger that ordinar Hilton Garden no water slides for kids. TV just basic cable only movie channel old Turner movies. AC fan very noisy, finally figured how to turn it off. People in Bahamas very nice but streets get trashy and sidewalks narrow so stressful to walk with crazy traffic.
This is an excellent choice for a quiet day for cruise passengers. We reserved in advance two day-passes. A small deposit is required online. We paid the remainder when we arrived at the Hilton on our port day. They warn, remind and remind again that they do not deal in cash - the remainder of the day pass fee must be paid with a credit card. Total cost: $60 each. This includes a credit of $40 each for food.The hotel and small, private beach is well within walking distance from the cruise terminal - very close. You can see the beach and hotel from the ship, the walk is just through the terminal, through the small market area, then keep right, keep right, and when you pass Senor Frog's, you will come upon the entrance.The hotel is really lovely, just beautiful. The staff is helpful. We paid the rest of our fee, got a wristband for the food, then walked straight out to the beach and claimed our chairs there, underneath some small shade. We had a great day here. Towels are available, no fee.The beach is accessible for all ages and abilities, in September the water is warm, we enjoyed the view - looking out at the cruise ships to the left, other tour boats, back and forth. There is a beautiful lighthouse and other beach areas to see. No vendors. Junkanoo Beach (public beach) is down the way, which we have done before and spent nearly the same amount of money renting beach chairs and umbrella, ordering food from beach grill. The music is loud, the vendors are plentiful. British Colonial Hilton beach is so, so, so much better.You can eat at the open grill on the beach at a table and chairs, or you can eat at your beach chairs. For 2 customers with a day pass, you have an $80 credit for food. This sounds like a lot of money, but it is not really. We used it all easily. We used cash for tipping the waiter.Time to head back to the terminal - it was pouring rain, sheets of rain. We jumped into a taxi right in front of the hotel entrance and for about $10, he took us to the terminal. If you can walk back, there is lots of good shopping open.
My husband, two friends, and I were on a cruise scheduled to go to Bermuda. Because of Hurricane Nicole we were re-routed to Nassau. After doing some last minute planning we learned that the BCH offered guests a day pass to the hotel to use the private beach.The pass cost $65 per person but included a $40 food and beverage credit.When we arrived to Nassau it was raining. But since it was still warm we decided to go to BCH anyway because we really wanted to swim. When we arrived the lobby was beautiful, but they were obviously doing repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. The front desk clerk was very friendly and explained the day pass, the costs, what we would get, and provided us the wifi password.We went out to the beach and nobody was there. It was about 1330 hours. At the towel hut they provided us towels to use and a menu to look at. We swam for a bit and a gentleman came out to get our orders. We ordered the jerk chicken, hamburger, chicken burger, and some drinks. After not much time the food and drinks arrived. The chicken sandwich was good, the jerk chicken was spicy hot with little flavor. The drinks, not so great tasting with very little alcohol.The beach itself was very nice. The chairs were nice. There were umbrellas. The pool, which we did not use was nice. The sand was soft and the swimming was fun. They also had kayaks but we did not use them. We did some snorkeling and we saw some fish and a sea urchin.Don't expect great food or drinks, but it was all edible/drinkable. It was nice to have the private beach and not be bothered by people trying to sell you things you do not want.
We enjoyed a two-night upgrade to room 465 due to Gold Hhonors status and midweek arrival in slow October season. Room 465 (and other floors, too, ending in -65) is a beautiful suite with a living room, king bedroom and large bathroom with both tub and shower. Expensive marble floors with some rugs added to its charm. It is half-octagon in shape with 4 large windows and a 5th faux double door set of windows overlooking a decorative-only non-accessible balcony view of the lighthouse and harbor entrance. In short, spectacular 120 degree view of the ocean, harbor, and other hotel wing. Suite had 2 Phillips flat screen tv's with about 45 channels (including basic cable channels, Miami network stations, and a small selection of international channels). Coffeemaker was one/two pod single cup with 2 generic caf and 2 decaf and powdered fixins and cardboard cups. Mini frig and wet bar in living room. Two small water bottle provided first night only. Two each of the PeterThomasRoth toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, liquid soap, mouthwash. Four sets of towels. Very efficient and quiet A/C with wall mounted thermostat (not motion sensitive). Lockable safe and light in closet (which can be used as a nightlight, too). Comfy hide-a-bed couch plus desk chair/desk. No ipod player, just a basic clock radio alarm bedside.Hotel, as other have described, is a beautiful, classic older property in the heart of the city adjacent to, but safely protected from, the nearby busy business district. It hosts many business visitors as well as formal functions for the city due to its elegant ballroom and other break out rooms. One can walk almost anywhere in town and, for a trip to Paradise Island, easily catch a water taxi for $4 just around the corner past Senor Frogs. Hotel has nice private beach with more than enough lounge chairs as well as non-heated pool and walkup bar adjacent to the pool. Swimming area with roped off boundary and sandy bottom was nice too, as harbor has gentle water due to breakwater island.Housekeeping was excellent with room cleaned very well daily with little extra touches. Minor complaints: low water pressure in shower, which barely reached lukewarm in the afternoon hours; absence of facial tissue in metal holders, probably due to shortage from recent Hurricane Matthew; and only 2 complimentary bottled waters (on 1st day) for the length of our stay.Executive lounge access on 7th floor is free for some Hhonors members and available for a fee to others. Lounge has a nice view and comfy seating along with 3 separate events: modest continental breakfast 630-1030 (hard boiled egg, juices, milk, coffee machine, cold cereals, apples; tea/coffee and cookies 3-5; and open bar with one hot appetizer 5-7 (drinks until 10 pm). You could probably do better with nearby restaurants but if you don't want to leave the hotel it can be a low-hassle convenience. Lounge also has a private bathroom, shower, and locker storage for early arrivals or late departures.Final tip: if you stay on Hhonors points, they don't charge you the $5 per person per day gratuity fee, the energy surcharge, or the VAT tax.
My boyfriend and I had an okay time here this past weekend. The food items were average - nothing special. You would think for a $19.00 hamburger it would have been absolutely delicious, but it was just okay. The adult beverages did not taste like they had any alcohol in them. Further, we were told by the front desk (when we checked in) and by the staff at the towel hut that we could sit anywhere we liked. When we went to the pool area and put our belongings down at a cabana, the lifeguard came and told us the cabanas were for hotel guests ONLY. We did not have a problem with that until a few minutes later a family of four came up (with wristbands showing they were day pass guests) and camped out on the same cabana we were told we were not allowed to stay. When we brought this to the lifeguard's attention he indicated he would say something to them, but he never did. He went and hid by the towel hut. Disappointing.All-in-all, it was an okay experience. We probably wouldn't do it again.
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- 291 rooms with city and ocean views
- 3 restaurants
- Snack bar
- 3 bars
- Pool bar
- Room service 24 hours
- Gift shops
- Baby sitting (fee)
- Duty-free shops
- Straw Market and restaurants all within walking distance on Bay Street
- 18-hole golf course nearby
- Snorkeling equipment (fee)
- Scuba (fee)
- Non-motorized water sports (paddle boats and kayaks)
- Fitness center
- Business center with internet (fee)
City view Rooms with:
- 1 king, 1 queen or 2 twin beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Iron & ironing board
- In-room coffee maker
- Bathroom with tub, shower and hairdryer
- Max occ 3
Ocean view Rooms have same features as City view Rooms but with ocean view.
Kids Deal - Kids under 18 Stay Free (pay a special rate including airfare and transfers when sharing a room with 2 adults. Maximum 1 child)
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British Colonial HiltonNassau,Bahamas
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One Bay Street, Nassau New Providence Island
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