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Grand Central
Ranked #28 of 36 Hotels in Nassau
Reviewed 17 February 2009

While the hotel has received many bad reviews recently, the owners are working on improvements. Chef Freddy Van Breugel has opened a gourmet restaurant in the Historic Guest house on Charlotte Street that is a part of the hotel property. Without advertising, word of mouth promotions fill the establishment daily with business people, politicians and tourists. Van Breugals is an excellent addition to the planned upgrading of the Bay Street tourist area. Don't miss it if you visit Nassau.


Stayed: February 2009
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Reviewed 29 January 2009

First of all a massive warning - this place doubles as the local bordello in the Bay Street area.

Secondly, the service, rooms, effort and staff are absolutely shocking - this is without question the worst accommodation I have ever stayed in in my life - including a tin shack at the Zambian border. Stay well clear.

Stayed: July 2007
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Reviewed 16 January 2008

This hotel was horrendous. The service was sorely lacking. Not only were the sheets threadbare and soiled, and at some point, upon returning from a day out, we found a piece of hardened, chewed gum in our just changed (by housekeeping) sheets. The room smelled of cigars and stale cologne for the duration of our stay (we don't smoke or wear cologne), the red carpet was so filthy that it was black in some places. The bathroom was less than clean, we found a previous visitor's hair in the sandy/dirty bath tub. This is definitely one of those places where you get as much (or less) than you pay for. I would NEVER stay here again. The website is nothing more than misleading. I don't recommend it to anyone for whom sheer basics include cleanliness. This is horrible place for families, I wouldn't trust children on the floors. The one good thing about this place was that there was a huge air conditioner, the problem was that it was too powerful for the small room. We took a chance on the Grand Central Hotel and it turned out to be more like the Destitute Central.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2007

Just came back from from a stay at the Grand Central. Curtis the hotel manager was great..he gave my wife and I wonderful tips for local restaurants and nightlife...the rooms were very nice and clean...location was perfect, can't wait to go back and see Curtis and his wonderful staff at the Grad Central.

Stayed: May 2007
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Reviewed 16 January 2007

I stayed at this hotel to watch the Junkanoo carnival. When I booked the room online, the manager wrote me right back and confirmed my booking. It is a average hotel but it is very clean and the staff is very friendly. After checking the prices of other hotels, this was definately worth the price. Perfect location, right downtown. This hotel was great for me.

Stayed: December 2006
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Reviewed 19 March 2006

I stayed at the Grand Central Hotel in January of this year and was disappointed.

There were no amenities in the rooms except for an empty water goblet and a few plastic cups. If you wanted a cup of tea or coffee or needed to use a microwave you had to go downstairs to the reception area. I expected to have an iron and ironing board in the room however when I went to the receptionist I was given an iron (no board) and told to return the iron when I was through.

The room itself wasn't bad but after walking barefooted on the carpet the same night I arrived and ending up with very dark and dirty soles, I realised that the carpet wasn't cleaned or shampooed in quite a long time. I wore slippers the rest of the stay.

The bathroom fittings were old and in need of replacing. The pipe in the face basin dripped constantly but quietly. The maid came in every day to change the bath towels and mats.

The only redeeming point about this hotel is that it is situated just off the main street of the city, within walking distance to duty free shops, restaurants and supermarket,and so transportation is not an issue.

It was definitely overpriced as I have stayed in other islands for less and had better acccomodation.

  • Stayed: January 2006
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Reviewed 16 January 2004

I recently visited the bahamas on a trip with a friend of mine, we were originally staying at a big expensive hotel on the beach. This was great except the cost of the hotel was killing us, we had to limit our food and drink because of cost. Then one day we were visiting downtown Nassau when we saw The Grand Central Hotel. We spoke to the manager and he gave us a great deal. We were right downtown for the night life and only five minutes away from the beach. Not only that but we were able to use the other big hotels fascilities. The staff was honest and friendly and we had a super time. I really recomend this hotel for anyone heading to Nassau. The manager is a Canadian guy and he will take care of you. Good luck

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Address: Charlotte Street | P.O. Box N-4084, Nassau, New Providence Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > New Providence Island > Nassau
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #28 of 36 Hotels in Nassau
Price Range: £71 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 54
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