View from 2nd Floor Porch
Small pool with iridescent tiles
View from 2nd floor porch
Cigar rolling room
The old-world flavor of this Georgian colonial landmark—built in the 1720s by ship captain Howard Graysmith—has made it a perennial favorite with the upscale crowd. Past guests have included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Aristotle Onassis, and the Beatles. Al Capone stayed here when his sweetie, Polly Leach, owned it during the Roaring '20s, and Lord Mountbatten visited when Lord and Lady Dudley were the proprietors. It's easy to forget that you're steps from downtown Nassau when you stay here. Thick foliage envelops a series of garden villas and cottages, amid limestone courtyards with ponds and fountains. Rooms have been recently renovated, giving life to the plush, old-world, upscale interiors. They each bear a Bahamian name—Hibiscus, Yellowbird, Baillou (for the name of the road it overlooks). For refined continental fare, the hotel's namesake restaurant is one of the island's premier places to dine.
W. Hill St., Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
Nov 8, 2001
We spent a few nights recently and were very surprised at the state of the property. It looked as if the property had been abandoned. There was some renovation in progress by a couple of workers so maybe improvements are coming. The restaurant was wonderful and highly recommended. Our suite was spacious and clean. A beautiful property if not for the state of disrepair and nonexistant staff.