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... you add in all the extras you have to pay with the cruise and the hotel resort---Sandals is really the most value for really the same amount of money!!
Call Don at Starfire Travel at 315-673-9194 for pricing. We always throw in something extra for our clients. We are trained Sandals Specialists and we've visited most of their properties.
Also would be a great value and place for a destination wedding. Call us and we'll talk!!!
... the shark tank). OK, most of them were favourites! I was a bit scared at first but we went on Leap of Faith straight away and it shocked and thrilled me into it.
When the park closed we went back to Nassau and wandered around for a bit. I had a rash on my leg by the end of the day, and by the time we got back to the ship that evening it was bleeding and painful. The nurse on board gave me ...
... the table next to us had the same problem. He asked for his to be re-done and his second meal came back even more bloody than the first! John had this same problem on the Princess cruise he & I did about 18 months ago so he was pretty ...
We all set sail on Monday 14th October on the 'Majesty of the Seas', there was Gilligan and the skipper too, the millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the professor and Maryanne and Kevin and Mary too.
Our first cruise, novices at this new adventure we found our cabin in good time they say ometimes it takes people days to find theirs. One suitcase arrived safely at the door of our cabin but 5.30. pm came and Kevin's suitcase had ...
... one in a jacket - especially a leather biker jacket - he felt the need to justify his wearing it and explain to as many people as possible why he had it on. Not only this but being a young girl travelling with an older man we felt the need to let people know that I was in fact his goddaughter, not his girlfriend as was presumed judged by the looks we often received. What a conversation starter... Anyway, back to it, we got talking to this gentleman who also had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Graycliff Hotel Nassau
My husband I I stayed here only for 1 night in transit and had a very pleasurable experience conpared to the horror we had had in Cable beach in transit on the way out.
Like other reviewers giving a review for the hotel I did not stay here during my trip. I did visit 4 times during the week though. Three times for cigars and one time for dinner.
We decided to go to Nassau for a relaxing weekend, and we're glad we chose the Graycliff. Not only is it a wonderful hideaway, it's still close to everything that you (may) want to do. We had the expectation of venturing out and doing all kinds of activities, but in the end, we relaxed by the pools, enjoyed our meals poolside or on our terrace. And best of all, the spa came to us - we didn't even have to leave our room!
We're going back in a few months for another re-energizing weekend.
Bad From the Beginning
Well- I was trying to find something decent for a one night overnight at Nassau. First few times I tried the Graycliff, no one even answered the phone. When I did finally reach someone, I think the person was drunk. I held a room just in case I couldn't find anything else but MY MISTAKE because it has been a nightmare trying to reach anyone to cancel the reservation...oh boy! I'm positive that this experience must be a reflection on how the entire hotel experience must be. Like the earlier comments...AVOID the GRAYCLIFF...I couldn't agree more!!
I have found that most of the reviews on this site are about the restaurant itself. I cannot comment on it, since I chose not to dine there. However, the hotel was a truly wonderful experience. If you are looking for an all-inclusive hotel with a beachfront this is not for you. However, if you want to be treated like more than a number and have people actually go out of their way for you, then the Graycliff is great. The grounds are gorgeous, the room was a great size for the price, and the two pools were clean and refreshing. Sure, it's not right on the beach, but the nearest beach is only a fifteen minute walk away. When we arrived, one of the staff offered to tour us around and he continued to check up on us every once in a while. Everything was just wonderful. We actually visited Atlantis, and we kept on commenting on how we were so glad that we made the choice to stay at the Graycliff.
Summer 2005. We had been living in Nassau for a few months and had been told that Graycliff was the best restaurant on the island. Boy were we misinformed! Party of 5...we had to wait forever in the shabby little lounge area with our cocktails. The hostess asked us to place our orders for dinner before we even reached our table. Most of the staff were snooty and obsequious. The main courses were ordinary, the wine was stupidly expensive, everything came a la carte so we ordered some sides which were so average they were left uneaten...puddles of greyish mashed potatoes (yum!) and grilled celery, carrots and potatoes (yesterday's fusion?). The table ordered 2 desserts and a 3rd, bananas flambee (which we didn't order) arrived as well; we thought this was a gift...hahaha...it was included on the bill. We paid and left vowing never to return. We are always happy to pay top dollar for an exceptional meal, but this time we felt violated & gouged. Unfortunately, restaurants of this kind in tourist towns, continue to thrive because they cater to a new throng of prospective diners every week.
Avoid the Graycliff
I have never been more dissapointed with a meal. The steak was advertised as Prime, dry-aged beef and it was not even as good as an average steak at Outback. I order steak almost every time I eat out. My favorite steakhouses are Smith & Wollensky, Peter Luger and Morton's is a close 3rd. The porterhouse at Graycliff was so far inferior to these three establishments, and at a cost of $20 more, I felt compelled to post this review. The lobster thermidor was way below average, practically tasteless. The appetizers were bland, small and way too expensive. This meal cost us $300 and I would gladly have paid more for an outstanding culinary experience. Unfortunately, this one will go down as our all-time worst dining experience.
We were visiting the Bahamas in February and planned our Valentine's dinner at Graycliff. We had dined there before and had great memories of the food, wine and service. What a disappointment.
A bit too much on the shabby chic side for the price. Would have expected better quality toiletries, better tasting coffee and a turndown service for the price. Having said that the staff were lovely and the grounds are fabulous.
We splurged on a birthday dinner at the Graycliff restaurant in Nassau. Everything about it was atmospheric, including the tab. The old stone foundation (thus "graycliff") used to be a soldier's garrison and there are still bars in the windows of what is now the wine cellar. Inside, the refined historic decor transports you to the 1920s. We enjoyed champagne cocktails in the lounge, where you can watch a woman roll cigars by hand. The stone crab, lobster, and filet mignon were delicious and the service was very attentive. There's good people watching, too, as the diners are all dressed to the 9's to impress - or at least, in their very best pressed bonefishing shirt. The Graycliff hotel itself has a slightly rundown air around the courtyards and cool mosiac tiled pool, and it's nowhere near the beach. But for a dressy and romantic break from conch and daquiris, it was ideal.