This hotel is perfect for the budget traveler who wants instant access to the beach and downtown. The hotel room itself is nothing exceptional, but is perfect if you're looking for a convenient place to stay without spending too much money.
As for the hotel itself, the service is excellent. The front desk reception and manager (Irene) really care about the hotel and resolve any issues immediately. They work hard to meet all your needs and make you feel welcome. Perry (the porter and greeter) is very friendly and always offers a warm hello as you're passing through the lobby. The cleaning staff do a great job keeping the rooms clean. The rooms are adequate--everything is clean, but the carpeting is extremely dirty. I didn't want to go barefoot in the room. An important note about SECURITY: be sure to use the safe, and be sure to make sure the door is COMPLETELY locked when you leave. The locks are magnetic, and when we first left our room, we closed it firmly, but I was able to push the door open without using the key just by giving a few hard pushes on the door. You can avoid this by slamming it closed extremely hard and by double-checking before you go. The hotel knows about this and a security guard goes around to all the rooms and tries to push them open during the day (I was surprised by my door flying open one afternoon while I was in the room). If he finds the door open, he supposedly closes it properly for you. Another complaint is the central air conditioner in the courtyard--it makes a lot of noise, so you'll hear it the whole time you're in your room (and sadly, you won't hear the waves on the beach over this noise). The continental breakfast is nice- muffins, pastries, toast, cereal, fresh fruit, porridge, and sometimes grits and corn beef. We usually went first thing at 7am, but one day noticed more variety later on around 9am. Aside from the dirty carpets, the security issue, and the noisy central air, everything else was great at this hotel, and for the price we paid, I would stay here again.
The Western Esplanade beach is directly across the street and is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. There are bright, exotic fish swimming around the end of the piers and along the beach. You can bring a pair of goggles or rent snorkeling equipment from the public beach stand. You can also rent chairs and buy drinks if the stand is open (no hours posted and it opens and closes at random). Watch your step on the beach, as there are bits of broken glass in some areas. Aside from that, the beach is perfect for sunbathing--plenty of sand, palms, turquoise water, and an amazing view of the incoming cruise ships. You can see the Atlantis in the distance when there are no cruise ships at port. There is also public access to the beach at the British Colonial Hilton 3 minutes away (through the courtyard).
You're a 5 minute walk from downtown (where everything closes at 6pm). There are plenty of affordable restaurants between the hotel and downtown (Imperial, McDonald's, Sbarro). There are 2 internet cafes between the hotel and downtown, which are much cheaper than the internet at the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and enjoy a relaxing stay at our newly renovated Sunset Resort Bahamas hotel,situated on one of the most desired locations in Nassau Bahamas with excellent views of the turquoise waters of the famous Junkanoo Beach. Our brand new 201 rooms hotel features 3 separate guest elevators, a fitness center,restaurant, bar, lounge,concierge desk and ample secure parking. Stay connected with complimentary wifi; while luxuriating at one of our two outdoor swimming pools. Located just moments away from Down Town Nassau, with it's world famous Straw Market and historic forts; Sunset Resort Bahamas is at the heart of it all!! Surrounded by beaches, restaurants and Shopping, there is never a shortage of fun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nassau Palm Resort
- Nassau Palm Hotel Bahamas