4.0 out of 5

"The outside of this hotel is BEAUTIFUL. There is a private beach where you can canoe and relax. If it were not for the view I would not go back. Upon ... " More

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Cabbage Beach

Beachfront retreat

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Nassau hotel, you'll find Straw Market and Junkanoo Beach. Queen's Staircase and Nassau Botanical Gardens are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

A private beach, 3 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Spend a day at the beach snorkeling, or relax with free beach cabanas and sun loungers. Families will appreciate the convenience store and in-room childcare.

Soaking tubs, comfy beds

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 288 guestrooms also offer WiFi and pillowtop beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include 24-hour room service and refrigerators.

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Island View)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$279 per night

Executive Room, 2 Double Beds (Island View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed (Island View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds (Island View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Island View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

British Colonial Hilton - Nassau ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for British Colonial Hilton - Nassau

Everyone (11) Couples (3)
5 out of 5
This was the best experiences I've had at a hotel. The room was beautiful, the staff and housekeeping were extremely friendly and very helpful! I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

Posted by , from Baltimore, MD on Feb 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 21, 2019 by British Colonial Hilton

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

5 out of 5
When I was in college this used to be the Best Westen The rooms were very muggy and had a strange smell.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 2, 2018 by Alonzo

Good Day Cat, Thank you for the feedback as it was truly appreciated. Since the time of the property being a Best Western, we have endured some improvements under the Hilton Brand which is the plan to continue. Regards,

2 out of 5
The rooms are very small. The beds are soooo bad. My husband and I barely slept. They were old and soft and you roll to the center. The location is not good either. Yes, it is in downtown. Downtown is extremely run down and dirty. Very few decent places to eat. Saw a couple of large rats just around the corner from the hotel in front of a couple of restaurants. The beach is small, but nice. The pool is just ok. I also was not happy with them charging "resort fees" at the end of our stay. We went to the Baha Mar one day and would stay there if we went again. The only really good thing I can say about this hotel is that the staff is extremely nice and professional. Room was made up in a timely manner. Would not stay here again.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 22, 2018 by British Colonial Hilton

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and will review your comments to ensure they are used to improve our guest experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

3 out of 5

Hotel on the beach

The outside of this hotel is BEAUTIFUL. There is a private beach where you can canoe and relax. If it were not for the view I would not go back. Upon arrival, we got to our room and the toilet and phone was broken. We physically went down to the lobby to tell the front desk of this. After waiting for an hour and being assured that someone would be right up to fix the toilet, we had to go back down because no one ever came. The staff is not quick to resolve issues. There was a roach outside our room. Any time we needed anything (towels for example) we always had to ask twice.

Posted by , from orlando, Fl on Dec 27, 2017

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1 out of 5
I am covered in bed bugs , I didnt recieve the room I paid for. I has to call everyday for room service ( towels , sheets ) etc. I was charged fees that the hotel did not mention to me. Ive stayed at plenty of Hilton hotels and never had such a horrible experience.

Posted by , from boston,ma on Dec 18, 2017

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4 out of 5

Very nice hotel

The staff was very pleasant. The hotel was very nice and comfortable. It has a great outdoor area but the rooms need some upgrades.

Posted by , from Ft.Lauderdale, FL on Nov 13, 2017

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3 out of 5

B prepared for extra fees

Pros: I like that this hotel had a private beach with pool, kayaking, surf boarding, bar with food, and fitness center.
Cons: Don't surprise people with your extra fees. Let them know before check in.
Location: Location is near several eatery and lots of shopping areas.
My daughter and I enjoyed everything about this hotel. But when we got ready to check out, we were surprised with an unexpected additional fee bill of almost $300. I understood on travelocity's site explaining the additional charge for breakfast and using hotel's internet wifi. Had no idea you have to pay for using energy. Then after ordering 1 time for room service, got charged on top of cost for meal and gratuity a room service late night food fee, delivery fee, and service charge fee. Mind you, each fee is charged additional tax. My first and last time going to the Bahamas

Posted by , from Dallas, Texas on Jul 12, 2017

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1 out of 5

Bad hotel and the services are very bad

Room was very small, overrated and overpriced. Had to change it three times, and still it was not worth the money. The hotel claims it was totally renovated, but this was not quite obvious in the rooms, bathrooms...etc. No mini bar was available, not even water provided. Bad experience overall.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017

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5 out of 5

Best world possible

Pros: travelocity
Cons: I would asked if they could drop the resort fees for visitors staying one night. Checking in at 10:00P and leaving at 7:00A resort fee?
Love it !!! Out stay was a true Hilton experience with a British flair. Frequently, I have travelled to Bahamas to visit family and friends. I never booked with the Hilton chain even though we are Hilton honors. This will forever be our Bahamian hotel, British Colonial Hilton.

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 20, 2016 by Public Relations Manager, British Colonial Hilton

Dear Guest, Warm Hilton Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit with us. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We are thrilled to receive your 5-star rating. We look forward to many more opportunities to extend our authentic hospitality!

5 out of 5

Excellent stay!

Great hotel close to shopping and awesome food. I stayed for 1 week for a conference a few miles away. Very polite staff, great customer service, hotel was very clean, loved my room & the beachside restaurant at the hotel! This will be my host hotel for future visits to the island.

Posted by , from North Carolina on Nov 22, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 21, 2016 by Public Relations Manager, British Colonial Hilton

Dear Guest, Warm Hilton Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit with us. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. It warms our hearts to know that our Team Members helped to make your stay an exciting and memorable one. Thank you for highlighting our Food & Beverage outlets, our private beach and our prime location in downtown Nassau. We look forward to many more opportunities to extend our authentic hospitality!

About the British Colonial Hilton - Nassau

Location Number One Bay St, Nassau, New Providence N 7148

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with complimentary cabanas. Have fun in the sun at British Colonial Hilton - Nassau with summer activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and volleyball. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a garden. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Nassau hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 288 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1922
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Nassau (NAS-Lynden Pindling Intl.) (15.3 km / 9.5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

British Colonial Hilton - Nassau offers 288 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Nassau hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Bullion - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Aqua - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Patio Bar and Grille - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Brews 'n' Bites - This coffee shop specializes in international cuisine. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

A heated, 55-foot-wide, irregularly shaped pool complete with complimentary pool cabanas and sun loungers supplies year-round swimming. A private beach with direct access lapped by calm water is opposite to the British Colonial Hilton - Nassau. Use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, and floats is complimentary. An independent operator on the beach offers boat tours and snorkeling excursions. On site sports include basketball, beach badminton and beach volleyball. The hotel provides 24-hour fitness facilities and a health club.

Water sports such as personal watercraft rentals, motorboats rental, banana boats, and parasailing are available on other nearby beaches, as well as ecotours. Golf lessons, and yoga and Pilates classes are available nearby.

Cable Beach Golf Club is 3.5 miles west of the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Weight limit: 75 lb

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 18.40 per person, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 27.87 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 4.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 14.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 17 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.