This place is not for everyone. It’s old and run down and the cleanliness is lacking, but it’s inexpensive and within walking distance of down town. I paid $80 for my one night stay. The proprietors Ann and Lloyd, are very sweet. Ann replied to my emails promptly and Lloyd was very pleasant and helpful. It cost $28 for a taxi ride from the airport and they knew where it was at. I was worried about the reservation as they never took my credit card as a deposit. But Lloyd was expecting me and I checked in about 9pm.
I stayed in the Exuma Pad, which had two beds (Queen/Twin), kitchenette, small dining table, shower (no tub), and. The AC cooled down the room within a half hour, but it never reached the bathroom area. The fridge in the kitchen was cold and I didn’t use the kitchen other than the fridge. One of the ceiling tiles in the main area had water damage looked as though it could fall.
Free WiFi, but only in the guest lounge area
I didn't see any bugs or reminisces of bugs in the room.
The bed was Okay and sheets were clean.
They do take credit cards, but give a discount if you pay in cash.
A restaurant, The Bahamian Grill, several doors down has excellent BBQ, and open late.
About a 20 minute walk (1.25 miles/2.15 Kilometers) to downtown, walking by the fish fry and Junkanoo beach.
The cleanliness of the bathroom was in question. There were whiskers on the sink and it didn’t look as though it had been cleaned in a while.
The shower just had a trickle of water coming out of it. And I mean a trickle.
The TV didn’t work, and the remote control’s batteries were dead.
The patio area that is shaded was old and really needed a deep clean. The chairs were a little dirty and hadn’t been wiped down in a while.
Many broken cars in the large lot, besides the Rolls.
There were several blankets on a rack in the bathroom, but had flakes of peeling paint all over them. I don’t think they had been cleaned in a very long time and would never use them.
I was there only one night. Would I stay again? Well the price was right, but there are too many other islands to visit in the world and not enough time. This inn must have been a gem in it's day and is still quaint. If you can tolerate lower quality standards, this is not a bad place or location for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ours is a small 5 room hotel, nr. downtown Nassau and major attractions such as the Fish Fry, Ardastra Gardens Zoo, and Ft. Charlotte. Air conditioned, self catering rooms with cable TV, a family island atmosphere, and a 15 min. walk to the nearest beautiful beach. Complimentary tea/coffee is served daily. Rooms are decorated with Androsia fabrics and artworks by local artisans. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arawak Inn Bahamas/Nassau