British Colonial Hilton

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Overview

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.


Location: Located downtown, directly on its own private beach, just steps from Nassau's famous Bay Street and within 30 minutes from the airport. 

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  • davebob123 : Denton, Texas
Historical and Classy

Family of four staying a few nights at start of trip before heading to out islands and again stay over before returning to States. British Colonial is a good transit hotel as well as a destination hotel. For family, get room with two doubles (681, 581, 481, etc.) as they are good bit larger than standard room, have refrigerator.Nice enclosed and well-landscaped grounds with big pool (shallow to 8 ft deep) and large pool-side bar/restaurant for sandwiches, etc. with hammocks and cabanas. Private sandy beach with protective roped swim area and free paddle boards and kayacks.Restaurant has limited selection and terribly over-priced, but room service VERY good and (comparatively) reasonably priced. I enjoyed the steak and eggs for same price as bacon and eggs! Also, next door is Chinese restaurant, Summer Palace, with excellent selection authentically prepared plus 10% discount for hotel guests!Bay Street starts next door, so short 2 min. walk to Straw Market and shopping and another few minutes to Parliament buildings. Good location.Front desk staff always courteous and helpful, but desk often understaffed. Gift shop on site and concierge helpful.Better than most 'resort' Hiltons.

  • 471tangelar : Newnan, Georgia
Phenomenal Service

During my Visit here, I had the most delightful experience ever. The service was phenomenal. The staff hospitality is awesome, cleanliness rated 10 as the best. On my departure they assisted me getting to the airport.

  • photo1452 : Guildford, United Kingdom
Very dissapointing

On arrival we were told that they only had one room booked for us, we had a confirmed BA reservation!. It seems we were not the only guest arriving from long haul flights to be greeted with a receptionist with a bad attitude and no rooms. Some of our fellow travellers were sent off to a nearby hotel for the night. During our stay we saw endless people arriving and being told the same thing, no rooms or having to wait hours for their rooms. The rooms were very shabby, we had a sheet of wood under our mattress and the bed kept falling down on one side. No water in the rooms. Every day during our stay when we returned to our rooms late afternoon or early evening, the rooms were still not cleaned and we had no fresh towels to shower etc. We constantly had to chase them to get the rooms done. On the beach and at the pool and pool bar there are not enough sun umbrellas and as the cruise ship day pass people arrive it is hard to get a table for lunch or a quiet sun bed. There is a very noisy bar at the end of the beach just adjacent to the hotel beach so sitting that end mens a lot of rowdy shouting etc.The pool bar is dull with a very limited and expensive offerings served by grumpy staffThe restaurant in the hotel was much better with very pleasant and helpful staff. The bar area is dull with very loud music and trashy tv in the background. The sofas are often too wet to sit on due to people being allowed in wearing wet swimwear. It is not a nice place to sit and relax with friends or have chat after a long day. All in all the hotel staff were not that welcoming or helpful, there were a few exceptions. The hotel is not up to. hilton standard, we were surprised it is able to use the Hilton branding. We would not return there or recommend this hotel.For the money you can find a fantastic hotel in far nicer surroundings in another country.Sadly Nassau is not a nice place, lots of being hassled when walking downtown and very tacky shops.You do not feel safe when walking around. Such a same considering the beauty of the outer islands and the turqouise sea and beaches.

  • 639karlj : Orlando
A day at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau

Last year I took my daughter on a cruise I searched for places to spend the day while we were in Nassau and we picked this site to go. I found it on line made the reservation for two. When we arrived the experience was better than fantastic. The women working at the front desk were very polite and helpful. And we started are day of fun and relaxing. The food that was prepared on the the patio was fantastic the chef did an outstanding job and the bartenders were the best.The weather was perfect the beach was clean. As far as the hotel itself was stunning the hotel lobby was absolutely beautiful. I give the hotel a five star overall.This is a must go to place for the day and I will definitely book a room in the future to stay here for a week. Great job to all who took care of us on are one day adventure .

  • MandyJaneK71 : London, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel

I recently stayed at this hotel and really enjoyed it. There were plenty of sun beds, we never have to fight for one as can sometimes happen. The rooms were great and food was very good. The location is superb too

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

  • 291 rooms with city and ocean views
  • 3 restaurants 
  • Snack bar 
  • 3 bars 
  • Pool bar 
  • Spa 
  • Room service 24 hours 
  • Gift shops 
  • Baby sitting (fee) 
  • Concierge 
  • Duty-free shops 
  • Straw Market and restaurants all within walking distance on Bay Street 
  • Pool 
  • 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 
  • A/C 
  • Satellite TV 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron & ironing board 
  • In-room coffee maker 
  • Mini-bar 
  • 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)

Wedding and honeymoon packages available, please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • British Colonial Hilton
    Nassau,Bahamas

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British Colonial Hilton Nassau
One Bay Street, Nassau New Providence Island

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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