I read some poor reviews before but decided to give it a try anyways - the rate was too good to pass up. The location is not bad and definitely has a local flavor, which was OK with us, but if you want to be in the centre of all the tourist areas (ie paradise island or cable beach) this is not the place to be.
There is a beach right across the street that we enjoyed - it was great to watch the cruise liners coming in and out of Nassau harbour in the morning. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, the restaurant in the British Colonial is great for breakfast and is a couple of minutes walk away. The bus to the fish fry and cable beach is very convenient and cheap; the fish fry is 5 minutes away. Take a cab to paradise island, it is about 15 minutes away in traffic. The straw market and shopping area of Nassau is next to the British Colonial, again very close.
The hotel staff are very friendly people but you must first show them respect (I found that with all Bahamians) otherwise they might appear cold.
The area of the hotel is apparently not good to walk around at night, but this is also the case for the entire island. If you stick to taxis you will be fine.
We were very happy with the stay and the money we saved. Enjoy and relax - that is the island way!
- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Junkanoo Beach Hotel Nassau
- Quality Inn Nassau
- Nassau Quality Inn
- Junkanoo Beach Resort Bahamas/Nassau