This restored hotel exudes a palpable air of the long-ago days when The Bahamas was firmly within Britain's political and social orbit. This landmark seven-story structure has seen its share of ups and downs: Plush and glamorous when it was built in 1900, it burned to the ground in 1920 and was rebuilt 3 years later before deteriorating into a flophouse. Between 1996 and 1999, US$68 million was poured into its restoration.
Don't expect the glitz and glitter of Cable Beach or Paradise Island here -- the Hilton is after business travelers rather than the casino crowd. It also lacks the aristocratic credentials of Graycliff . Nonetheless, the hotel is dignified and friendly, though rather sedate. Bedrooms are on the small side but have a discreetly upscale decor. There's a small beach a few steps away, but it's not very appealing, as it's on the narrow channel separating New Providence from Paradise Island, with no wave action at all.
- © Frommer's 2013
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User Reviews for British Colonial Hilton Nassau
I can't say anything bad about this hotel! It is located near tourist things but not a touristy hotel at all! The first night we got there, there was a free drink hour in the lounge...
- posted on 11.23.12
- by shutrixie
Not the 5 stars I'm used to
We stayed at the Hilton BC for three nights the week after Hurricane Sandy, so I'm not going to fault them for the damaged Hilton sign (like Mario P) did or the state of the landscaping...
- posted on 11.23.12
- by Vinovixen
You don't want to go there...
This hotel placed in downtown Nassau, it's not for you as an American tourist. Full of commerce, noisymicro buses, heavy traffic and smelly gas sewer from the bay. Be prepared...
- posted on 11.20.12
- by Mario P
- Highly Recommended 2010
On-site scuba and snorkeling facility, golf and motorized water sports nearby; business floor and executive floor; five restaurants on the property.
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- Number One Bay St
- Nassau N-7148
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