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Immediately after graduating from the Zootech Program at PSC, (brains fried and quite literally almost penniless) we headed over to the Bahamas from Ft. Lauderdale.
... more sternly to proceed, I looked at him and many expletives (and bubbles) poured out of my mouth... the instructor laughed at least it sounded like laughter. The shark overcame it's curiosity and moved on. ( This is a part of the training K and I didn't get. I guess we will need to take Patrick with us when we travel if we want to find our way back to shore!) Saw a lot of sharks today well one would have been a lot to me but I saw a few, I recall when Jaws came out ...
... Miami and then about a 20 min ride to Freeport. Wow that was quick. The Freeport Airport looked like it was abandoned, nope just everyone was napping, we are on island time where everything stands still and there is no day light savings time. Short ride to the resort, unpack and check out the place. Nice place and nice people, room was recently refurbished 1 bedroom with marble floors. After getting settled we decide to go to ...
... t working as promised, so we decided to let another boat yard have a crack at fixing it as well as replacing the valve handle. Such is the life of a cruiser. So, we made plans to have the boat worked on in Ft. Lauderdale at Cable Marine and had to stay in Miami until they could take us in the yard.
Getting to Cable Marine in Ft. Lauderdale for the yard work was a white- knuckle trip for both of us. The New River ...
... and I couldn't wait to jump into the water. As I ran, I threw my shoes off and was throwing my clothes all over the ground. The sand was cool and wet against my bare foot and as soon as I reached the water, it was warm. Unbelievably warm. I didn't care that there was a rain cloud over my head because the ocean was still warm even with the trickles of on and off rain.
I don't know why my friends hesitated to jump in the water but Vera and Jenn finally managed to get into ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bell Channel Inn Freeport
Very nice place. Clean and layed out good. I was really impressed with the rooms and the pool. Good location too. The hotel desk was nice. Very accomodating
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Bell Channel Inn as part of our vacation package in early September. The hotel has a few things going for and against it. The staff was nice enough, though I wouldn't say exceptional. The rooms are spacious but it lacks some of the amenities standard to many hotels such as a clock, coffee maker, iron etc. We had a refrigerator but no microwave, water pressure was terrible. The air conditioner was also loud and not nearly as cold as we like. The Inn is located near the marina and the rooms overlook the channel, nice, but it sometimes smell. The pool was always empty but it is tiny. It is within walking distance from the port which has shops, restaurants (from French - Lucianos to Dominoes pizzza_ live entertainment on the weekends during the day. However at night there is very little lighting so a taxi maybe necesary ($5 to the port or back). It is close to the jitney bus which would take you to most places on the island.The hotel's Tour person Genie will give you your first Bahama Mama drink for free, she will also give you discounts on tours, best thing is there's no sales pressure which was nice.
Grand Bahamas' Best Kept Secret
Our experience at the Bell Channel Inn was excellent. From the time we arrived, we were greated by Jeannie who was always polite and the staff was always there to help anwser any questions with a smile. The room was spacious, very clean and the view was spectacular overlooking the channel. We had breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and we felt that we had the best authentic Bahamian cuisine in the island at a reasonable price unlike many of the other restaurants we had eaten at.
We would encourage anyone who is visiting this island for the first time to check into this hotel and we'll guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
My husband and I bid on a trip to Freeport to benefit a charity and not having a clue what to expect on a trip that had cost so little, we had the pleasure of staying at the Bell Channel Inn, which was the hotel of choice by Small Escapes Travel, whom provided the travel arrangements. This small hotel is owned and operated by a family that you would find to be the nicest people, so friendly and do their best to make you comfortable and welcome. The motel is located in the midst of shopping, beaches and the casino. No frills are involved, however the locals come to the bar and restaurant, if you are interested in the people of Freeport, this is the place to visit. The staff is very compatient, eager to make your visit fun and memorable. You will enjoy Jeannine who will help with any tourist plans, such as day outings and good places to eat and go see. The rooms are spacious, with ac, TV and small fridge. If you are looking for inexpensive lodging in the heart of what to do and want to be treated as an important visitor, The Bell Channel Inn is for you. I have stayed at the BEST, but this ranks #1 for a great time and wonderful people. Ask for Lisbeth or her Mom, she will make sure you are well taken care of.
Bell isle motel restaraunt
red snapper really good food potrtons and price-----motel is a 75 bargain
Not the best
I don't know what building they took a photo of to put in the ad, but the building we pulled up to was old and very run down. They have almost no water pressure in the bathroom. Some of the other people had showers that did not work. We wore our sandles in the shower because the bathtub was so stained we were not sure if it was clean. The location wasn't so bad. They do not have phones in the room. We thought this was the worst hotel we have ever been to until we started talking to other people, then we relized this was one the better hotels. They do have a very friendly staff in the office, but not in the restaurant.
Just to let you know, my boyfriend and I went to the bahamas for a short vacation. We had the option of upgrading our motel but decided to save costs and stick with Bell Channel. To be honest we were a little embarrased in the beginning. We rode the Jitney bus which stopped at all these NICE expensive resorts and picked up people then headed to our inn. It is Pink and purple and not what we expected. But after the initial shoke we loved it. It was very clean and the staff was extremely nice. It is an older but charming little place. We came to love it because it does have a wonderful view of the port and we always had the pool to ourselves day or night. It was quiet and comfortable.
Not sheraton, but very cosy
Very cosy hotel, Danish management. We stayed there for 2 weeks, and had a great time. The employes were very nice and the same was the happy hour at 5 pm. It`s placed next door to a great diveshop. We will come back again!!
We really liked this place..great location and nice rooms. Very affordable. No its not the best on the island...but its very nice none the less. Alot of activities and stuff going on around the resort. Very relaxing too.
Shabby Motel, Poor Service
This hotel has nice views of other places, but itself is a dump, with poor management and motel like rooms. Not where you would want to stay in the Bahamas. It is miles from the beach too!