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“Absolutely perfect”
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Runaway Hill Club
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Harbour Island
Unionville, PA
1 review
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“Absolutely perfect”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Thanks to Jen and her wonderful crew for making our stay a perfect blend of relaxation and fun! Justin makes the best vodka gimlet, Donna gives a very good reading of the map as far as what we should do, Shelly brought delicious breakfast with a warm smile, Jay was a most willing driver and all around provider of whatever we needed. Definitely will return to this most laid back but proper Inn set right on a lovely stretch of soft beach. Couldn't have been a better vacation!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Thank you Jen for your extraordinary hospitality, we had a wonderful experience at Runaway Hill. The room was sumptuous, the bathing products luscious, the food fantastic, the service second to none. The bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were high quality and lovely. We were made to feel like invited guests rather than paying customers and I know we weren't alone in feeling that way, Jennifer has a gift for hospitality! The attention to detail in this hotel reflects the fact that the owners and their extended family use the property for their own enjoyment at certain times of the year. I highly recommend this location for anyone wanting quality, comfort, and a little pampering, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the last room with the view of the courtyard
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

My trip to Harbour Island, Bahamas was made so much better because of my decision to stay at Runaway Hill. Not only was the beach the prettiest beach I have ever been to but the staff at Runaway Hill made me feel like I was right at home. Jennifer Messier, the co-manager at Runaway, catered to my every need and then some. She is one of the best entertainers that I've ever met. I recommend a trip to Harbour Island to everyone but especially to stay at Runaway Hill if you want the best possible trip!
Thank you to all the staff and especially Jennifer Messier for making that the best vacation!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

This hotel is great and the owner, Jen even better. The environment is ultra casual and relaxing. There are fancier hotels on the island that charge much higher prices but for our money, Runaway Hill was a great choice for our family. The food is very good, the rooms a touch dated but perfectly fine and comfortable and the service is exceptional. They know how to make their guests feel right at home. It's location on the beach is amazing and makes for a delightful stay. We highly recommend!!

Room Tip: The rooms that border the driveway can be noisy due to the gas powered golf carts driving by.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We had a wonderfully relaxing and quiet 5 day at Runaway Hill, Harbour Island Bahamas. Harbour Island is the home of truly beautiful pink sand beach. We had been at Runaway Hill 16 yrs ago and it's still a wonderful place to unwind, and the current owner/mgrs (since 2004) have upgraded the amenities and added a great chef. This is a great place for those that love the beach yet want a laid back and restful stay. We had wonderful food at Runaway and a few other places on the island. Harbour Island is not full of loud music bars so if you're looking for the big party scene this is not your place, the primary mode of transportation is by foot or golf cart, everything is within short walking distance. There are taxi's too!

Many thanks to Jennifer (Runaway Mgr) and all the people of Runaway, for helping my husband make it a very special birthday for me.

Room Tip: pick a room with an adjacent outside sitting area ... great to sunbathe privately or to read on a qu...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Anaconda, Montana
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Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

We ate at all of the fine dining options on HI and the meal we had at Runaway Hill was the best. Beautiful beachside location, attentive and knowledgeable staff, and wonderful food. Specifically, the Lobster Mac & Cheese, Stone Crab Dip, and Lobster Spring Rolls were out of this world. We also had a lunch here that was outstanding. Again, go for the lobster salad. Thank you to Jen and all the folks at Runaway, we will definitely be back.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Our trip to Harbour Island and our stay at Runaway Hill just before Christmas 2012 was one of the best vacations we have ever taken. In this boutique hotel we were treated to stunning ocean views from our room, a five-star restaurant, a wonderfully heated pool, and a gorgeous location on one of the top rated beaches in the world. Jenny Messier ipitomized hospitality bar none. We were made to feel like guests in a close friend's home and we were guided in experiencing the island to it's fullest. We had all the ease and comforts of home with the added luxury of a top rated hotel. The food was fabulous and we highly recommend the restaurant and it's chef Luc. The service was friendly and professional. The rooms were spotless and welcoming and speaking as seasoned travellers, the beds were most comfortable. Runaway Hill is perfect for a couple's getaway or a family vacation as the owners anticipate and are willing to accomodate their clientele's wants and needs. As such, we highly recommend Runaway Hill for your next vacation destination! Patrick and Lamise- Calgary AB

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Runaway Hill Club
Address: 27031 Box EL | Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
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Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Harbour Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Harbour Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach front 11 room Inn and four bedroom beach house located on the pink sand beach of Harbour Island. Beachside pool and restaurant nestled on 13 tropical acres. A variety of rooms including a one bedroom owners cottage makes this the perfect location for intimate weddings, birthday celebrations or family reunions. Our Chef, Krishna Higgs, has a wonderful menu which features daily local fresh fish options. The Four Bedroom Infinity House has sliding glass doors in each bedroom and endless deck. Newly renovated it offers everything you could wish for in a rental home and offers all the amenities of a hotel. ... more   less 
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Runaway Hill Club Harbour Island, Bahamas

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