Some hotels get it right…

When some hotel owners renovate their hotel, it is like an episode of an HGTV home makeover show: all flash to make a quick buck – but unfortunately when you look closer you notice that a lot of corners are cut!

Not so here!  During a quick visit to the Bahamas, I am staying at the British Colonial Hilton.  Apparently this is the oldest building in downtown Nassau – about 7 stories that sit on a private (?) beach near the duty free shops and government offices of Nassau. 

Obviously, a hotel of this age has had quite a bit of work done.  Our renovated room has furnishings that are in good taste, fitting of a colonial style building.  The bed is extremely comfortable, a proper desk and desk chair that work: outlets that are easily accessible, desk light, high-speed Internet ($9.95 per day), cool tiles, crown moldings, tasteful artwork without getting tackily counter with a Cuisinart coffee maker for Lavazza coffee, a stainless steel fridge, floor-to-ceiling curtains that actually work and keep the room dark.

I know, all very basic – but you’d be surprised how many hotels can’t get this right!

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