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... through it all (about 20 minutes from one side to the other). You walk between pools and there are aquarium stile lagoons. In one there are about 20 big turtles, then the next a load of fish and stingrays then the next there would be a heap of sharks!!! Dinner and drinks at a bar at the marina and then home to ...
... to see the little things they have dropped to save $$ for themselves, but not many perks for us. I'd go back to Nassau again for sure as it's a great place..baby blue ocean and warm sunny weather.
This blog won't put my pictures in unless I write more...what's with that? I guess I have to find a way to figure out what they really want. Till then this will have to do.
... to celebrate the Independence of the Bahamas from Great Britain. We were delivered back to the ship by lunchtime, and not being interested in the diamonds, jewellery and watches that seemed to be the main selling points of shopping in the Bahamas we stayed on board the ship after lunch. Deborah visited the medical centre to get some different motion sickness tablets and these seemed to be much more effective. I attended a session ...
Prior to booking Sarah and I had done some research and learnt that Miami is the world's cheapest port to take a cruise from. The competition and proximity to Bahamas resulted in us booking a 3 night cruise for $228 each!! We decided upon Norwegian Sky Cruise Lines, basically due to its free style program and party atmosphere (not the typical old fat American clientele). Upon arriving at the dock, straight away we ...
... the wind lightened up to 5 knots and we motored in crystal clear phosphorescent waters where we could see the bottom at night in 15-20 feet of water and the sky was brilliant with billions of stars. The winds picked up and once we got on the tongue of the ocean where the depths were as deep as 6,000 feet the water was a deep cobalt blue as opposed to the turquoise water on the banks. There were a couple ...
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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.