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Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

4 stars
West Hill Street, ., Nassau,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
8 reviews
The Graycliff was the perfect honeymoon choice

The staff at the Graycliff treated us like family.We arrived two days later then we had planned due... See full review

  • Hodgenberries
  • Nov 5, 2012
A HIdden Gem in Downto0wn Nassau

If you're a globetrotter and enjoy time travel, The Graycliff is the spot for you. Feels like a... See full review

  • C. Michele
  • May 28, 2013
Secluded rooms, sophisticated island dining

The Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant is a historic, 260-year-old property which once hosted Winston Churchill, and has been home to pirates, government officials and British royalty. This Nassau hotel now offers 20 elegant accommodations, fine dining and an award-winning wine cellar. The hotel is located in the heart of Nassau, next to the Government House. On site, guests learn to roll a cigar and participate in rum, wine or cognac tastings.


Highlights
  • Award-winning wine cellar
  • Free access to Blue Lagoon beaches
  • Cigar factory on premises
Rooms

The Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant has 20 rooms and suites furnished with elegant antiques and a refined colonial palate. All rooms offer air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, alarm clock, cable TV, hair dryer, toiletries, iron with ironing board, housekeeping and evening turndown service. Laundry and dry cleaning is available.

Deluxe rooms are about 450 square feet and overlook the verandah or gardens and offer a king bed. Luxury rooms are 500 to 650 square feet, include a king, two double or two twin beds, with sitting area and views of the gardens or pool. Suites have king beds, separate sitting areas, views of the gardens or the pool area and are 700 to 900 square feet. The Graycliff Suite is located in the gardens and overlooks the main pool. The room features 1,200 square feet of space, a king bed, a large sitting and dining area, private balcony and spacious bathroom.

Features
Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant guests walk to shops, restaurants or use the Colonial Hilton beach for a nominal fee. An on-site fitness center keeps travelers trim and the secluded pool provides refreshment. Chocolate and organic coffee are for sale at the boutique. Guests learn to roll cigars at the on-site factory or practice culinary skills at the Graycliff Culinary Academy.Visitors can also join rim tastings at the indoor and outdoor lounge of Graycliff Cigar Company.
 
Weddings, conferences and events are held at the Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant: The hotel can host up to 18 in the Wine Cellar and the dining rooms and terraces can host more than 300.
Dining
The Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant hosts an elegant dining room that serves fine cuisine and intimate moments. Guests indulge in wine, rum, cognac tastings or wine luncheons. The Wine Cellar stores more than 250,000 bottles from more than 400 vintners in 15 countries and has received the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1988. At Humidor Churrascaria, guests delight in seasoned, skewered meats and a buffet of salads, savory vegetables, fresh fish and indulgent Brazilian specialties. Diners can also indulge in mouth-watering wood fire oven baked pizzas at Giotto Pizzeria, sample international beers and light snacks at Graycliff Beer Garden or create chocolate treats at Graycliff Chocolate Factor, all on site.

Grand opening of Graycliff Beer Garden offers a happy hour special of three beers and a pizza for $20 USD per person; two for one drinks and special small bites menu.
Transportation
  • Nassau International Airport (9.9 mi/16 km)
Attractions
  • Straw Market (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Bay Street Shopping (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Pirates of Nassau (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Queen's Staircase (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Dolphin Encounters (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Paradise Island (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Blue Lagoon Island (4 mi/6.5 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Convention space holds up to 300

Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant Rooms

Suite
Located in the main building of the hotel or in the gardens are, with views of the Graycliff Gardens or the pool area. King size bed, with separate sitting areas - approx. 700-900 square feet. All rooms are individually decorated with antiques, are air conditioned, and have a private bath, mini bar, safety deposit box, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, data port, cable TV, hair dryer, luxurious bathroom toiletries, iron & ironing board, daily housekeeping and evening turn-down service. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available.
Deluxe
Located in the main building of the hotel, overlooking the verandah or the Graycliff Gardens. King size bed or two twin beds, approx. 450 square feet. All rooms are individually decorated with antiques, are air conditioned, and have a private bath, mini bar, safety deposit box, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, data port, cable TV, hair dryer, luxurious bathroom toiletries, iron & ironing board, daily housekeeping and evening turn-down service. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available. ** No children allowed in this room category **
Luxury
Located in the main building of the hotel or in the gardens, with views of the Graycliff Gardens or the pool area. King size bed, two doubles, or two twin beds, with a sitting area - approx. 500-650 square feet. All rooms are individually decorated with antiques, are air conditioned, and have a private bath (with Jacuzzi tub in Luxury rooms), mini bar, safety deposit box, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, data port, cable TV, hair dryer, luxurious bathroom toiletries, iron & ironing board, daily housekeeping and evening turn-down service. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available.
Graycliff Suite
Located in the gardens overlooking the main pool, this room has a king-size bed, a large sitting and dining area, private balcony and a massive bathroom - approx. 1200 square feet in an even more secluded atmosphere. Like the other rooms, it's decorated with antiques, air conditioned, with mini bar, safety deposit box, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, data port, cable TV, hair dryer, luxurious bathroom toiletries, iron & ironing board, daily housekeeping and evening turn-down service. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

25.0759 -77.3463
Area served
Nassau
Nearby airports
Major airlines arrive at Nassau International Airport (NAS) which is a 20 minute drive from Graycliff. Alternatively, Chalk's International's seaplanes land in Nassau Harbour and dock on Paradise Island.
Area description
Graycliff is located in the heart of Old Nassau, next to Government House.

Nearby points of interest

  • Crystal Cay Marine Park: 1.5 mi
  • Atlantis Paradise: 1.7 mi
  • Cable Beach: 3.7 mi

Dining

Giotto Pizzeria
New Italian Pizza Restaurant has opened offering authentic pizzas baked in a wood fire.
Churrascaria Humidor
Located at the Humidor Piazza, this Brazilian rodizio barbecue is a meat lover's delight with a prix fixe all-you-can-eat price of $39.95 per person. Open for dinner only, reservations suggested. Dinner is served nightly except Sundays from 7 pm to midnight.
Graycliff Restaurant
Graycliff Restaurant is the first 5-star restaurant in the Caribbean and offers gourmet dining at its best, epitomizing elegance in the finest continental and Bahamian tradition with a menu that is both tasteful and distinctive. The restaurant is open daily for lunch (Monday to Friday to the public, daily to houseguests) and dinner. Breakfast is served only to houseguests. The restaurant is AAA 4-diamond rated. On request, dining can be arranged in the private dining room in the wine cellar. ***Please note that the dress code is strictly enforced. For lunch, dress is casual, on the elegant side. For dinner the dress code is elegant; jackets are suggested but not required. No shorts allowed (dinner), and shoes must be worn at all times.***

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Business meetings and special events for 3 to 300 at Graycliff offer a twist on the traditional. Each event is tastefully customized to each client's request.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Overall score

4.4 / 5
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.6

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewer score

3
Molecule
Surrey, England
Dec 12, 2013

Not quite a classic boutique hotel

It has the drapes and the furniture of a great boutique hotel, but the service is not consistent enough to justify a top level rating. Service in the dining room for dinner was excellent, but at breakfast we found it difficult to get tea made in the pot served with milk and sugar. Winston Churchill is supposed to have stayed here, have there been no English people since then? We were never offered enough butter for the quantity of toast we bought, we always had to ask for more and it was always quickly supplied; but I don't think you should have to ask for such basic items in a hotel charging over £250 a night (breakfast not included). We had two basins and a bath with shower in our bathroom, but we were given only one piece of soap for the week we stayed there. The staff were always friendly and courteous, just like most of the people living in Nassau, but a bit more training would deliver great results.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Matisse has great food and a lovely atmosphere, plus the the largest desert menu I have ever seen in an Italian restaurant. Booking is advisable, but they will try and fit you in if they can; they even found a space for us at Thanksgiving. You should try this restaurant while you are in Nassau.

Review of Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewer score

4
C. Michele
Business
NYC
May 28, 2013

A HIdden Gem in Downto0wn Nassau

If you're a globetrotter and enjoy time travel, The Graycliff is the spot for you. Feels like a provate resort minus the crowds. With a rich history, beautiful grounds and pool, amazing chef and staff, this place cannot be replicated elsewhere, it is one hundred percent authentic Bahamian with a twist of fine Italianate style and finesse.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Jewelry shopping is fun, east & affordable. Site seeing & tours on a daily basis allow visitors to tour many islands during a short stay and also fine handmade crafts, foods and amazing people along the way.

Review of Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewer score

5
Hodgenberries
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 5, 2012

The Graycliff was the perfect honeymoon choice

The staff at the Graycliff treated us like family.We arrived two days later then we had planned due to hurricane Sandy.They refunded us the two days that we were stuck in Philadelphia and told us how glad they were that we had made it.Once the folks at the front desk discovered we were on our honeymoon they sent a complimentary bottle of champagne to our room.They were super helpful with booking our day trips and coordinating transportation.I have never felt so appreciated as a hotel guest on any trip.I would recommend the Graycliff to anyone travelling to the bahamas.It just doesn't get any better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Have at least one meal at Van Breugels on Charlotte street.The food is excellent and the owner Fred is a real character.

Review of Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewer score

5
Bahama Papa and Mama
Seattle, WA, USA
Oct 2, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas 2011

Completely Five Star! We upgraded to one of their packages and was treated to cigars, rum, expensive wine, gourmet dining and a caring staff. We are planning our next visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If you are a cigar aficionado then ask about their Cigar Packages. Awesome!

Review of Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Business
Trinidad
Mar 21, 2011

REALLY CHARMING

I visited Nassau Bahamas on business recently. I stayed at Graycliff because of its close proximity to the venue and to downtown. The staff was very attentive and the Baillou room would be my choice of accomodation at Graycliff in the future. However, I found the airconditioning to be noisy especially in the quiet of the night. Altogether, I appreciated the very attractive, peacefull setting and antique decor of this hotel. Anna.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewer score

4
"Too Serious"
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Dec 30, 2010

Awe Inspiring Hotel, Incredible Service.

At first, my wife and I were taken back by the room layout and the hotel and restaurant layout and then remembered that this was a 1740's home made into a hotel, and fell in love with it and the people who take care of you there. Graycliff is adjacent to the Governor's house and a short walk from most of Nassau's shopping and historic district. It is not very handicapped accessible, nor are the streets and sidewalks around Nassau, some are and some aren't. The Paradise Island properties, across the bay are much better suited for wheel chairs, etc. than the city of Nassau. I was really pleased with the friendliness and the sincerity of the people of Nassau and The Graycliff Hotel to make your stay and experiences the best that they could. My wife and I will be talking about this vacation for a very long time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Most evenings, depending on the holidays,etc., will find the restaurant open for dinner at 6:30 PM to about 10:00 PM or later, as your needs dictate. Most often there will be a piano player and vocalist in the lounge area for those that might enjoy a world class cigar and cocktails. Reservations are necessary and will let them serve your particular needs better, as they are so wanting to do.

Review of Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 23, 2010

A fantastic experience!

This hotel room was spacious and comfortable. The staff were courteous and helpful. The only problem during our stay was the loss of water power on two occasions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

central location was a real plus! Convenient to everything.

Review of Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
Apr 16, 2007

Quiet and Elegant

The Graycliff in Nassau was located within walking distance to downtown shopping and the port area. The rooms were like a bed and breakfast Inn and decorated with wicker,hardwood floors,oriental rugs,ceiling fans. The bathroom was all marble and had a large jacuzzi with plenty of mirrors and lighting. The only two annoying things were the small tv in the armoire to the left of the bed which was hard to see and the plastic wrapped mattresses. The staff was more than helpful and I would definately stay there again. This was one of the nicer hotels on the island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The port is nearby with several cruise ships in port daily. The shopping in downtown is great and easily withing walking distance. You can also walk to the local fish fry daily for conch salad and fresh fish cooked by the locals. The taxis,buses, and horse carriages are abundant and withing a few blockes.

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