Orange Hill Beach Inn

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

West Bay St, Nassau, New Providence Island, Caribbean

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    An out-of-the-way oasis of peace

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    Orange Hill Beach Inn does not have the glitz and glitter of the better-known Nassau accommodations, but it more than makes up for it with its friendly, laid-back ambiance. Most rooms are in a building behind the reception near the outdoor pool, but for an extra $20/night, you can rent an apartment or cottage with an ocean view, which was definitely worth it for us. We had wi-fi in our cottage, but I don't know if that is the case for all rooms.

    The inn is located across the street from the beach, which is often deserted because it is so far from downtown. We certainly preferred that over the crowded beaches near the downtown and cruise ship terminal areas.

    There is a restaurant on site that serves basic food for breakfast and lunch, but whose menu becomes more interesting at dinner time. The staff can also suggest other places to eat on the island. We were only 15-20 minutes away on foot from the wonderful Travellers' Rest restaurant. The Caves Village complex, which has a restaurant and a small grocery store, is also a 10-minute walk away. There is even a phone number to order pizza at the reception desk. :)

    Bus number 10 stops in front of the hotel on its way to/from downtown Nassau, which is 20-30 minutes away, depending on traffic. The hotel also has the advantage of being near the airport (only 3 miles away) for those who need to catch an early flight out of town.

    In short, this place had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again in the future.

    Unique Quality: The hotel offers a convenient grocery run service every morning that we used our first day in Nassau -- a great way to save money on restaurants and realize how many American products find their way onto Bahamian food shelves! Just tell the staff before 9:30 a.m. that you want to go.

    Directions: Just west of Blake Road on West Bay Street.

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    Our Great Bahamian Find

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    If you’re looking for a relaxing time-out from the rat race, this is the place! Judy and her staff graciously welcomed us and made us feel part of the Orange Hill family. We felt privileged and spoiled, but then, so did all other guests! Many of them were return guests. Singles, couples and families equally welcomed.

    Don’t look for casinos and glitz here. Come relax and enjoy the interesting cast of helpful locals & ex-pats who frequent the laid back, tropical lounge. Meals are wonderfully prepared with generous portions, by local cooks, at reasonable prices. We felt completely safe and secure our entire stay.

    If you truly want to slow down and enjoy life at a different pace, this is the place.

    Unique Quality: Leisurely roam (no pressures mon!) the entire property where you’ll find Judy’s beautiful gardens, a nice-sized pool and quaint lounge with honor bar. There is a free daily trip to the grocery and every request is fulfilled as best they can. Rooms are neat & clean.

    Follow the meandering stairway and path to the beautiful uncrowded beach (surf shoes suggested for the occasional glass). DO take advantage of the complementary use of snorkel gear. Pet the hotel’s friendly housecats and dogs. Enjoy the beautiful turquoise water views and ocean breezes from handmade wooden swings for two. The staff will help you arrange tours of this wonderful island.

    By the way, glitz and hustle-bustle, are only a $1US ride away on the #10 bus!

    Directions: West Bay in a nice residential area about 2 mi. West of Cable Beach

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    Orange Hill Beach Inn

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    At $100 dollars for 2 (room only), this was a cheap option at this level of facilities for Bahamas! Cheaper also because of it being out of the way, but this was a positive point as far as we were concerned.

    Unique Quality: Away from the excesses of Cable Beach and Paradise Island. Situated overlooking a long, almost deserted beach. As a result, not a lot going on in the area, but with the local minibus stopping outside the door, 30 minues will find you in Nassau, 20 minutes in Cable Beach.
    Public rooms initmate and friendly - books, newspapers, quiet bar, honesty book for drinks etc. Supposedly a fairly good restaurant (didn't try it). Accommodation is more in the American motel style - 2 blocks of 2 floors overlooking the decent sized pool. Huge rooms (2 double beds) with small balcony/terrace, clean, functional etc if a little characterless.

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Superb stay and diving

by A TripAdvisor Member

We just finished a fantastic weekend staying at the Orange Hill Beach Inn and diving at Stuart Cove's. This was part of a diving package that is offered through Stuart Cove's.

The Orange Hill Beach Inn is great if you want a 'homey' stay, in a quiet part of Nassau. The owners, operators -Julie and Brendan, are wonderful hosts who extend themselves to make you stay very memoriable. They will even go grocery shopping for you while diving.
The rooms at the hotel are not plush, but big and comfortable. Each have a fridge,microwave, and coffee maker. The room we stayed in looked out onto the pool, with a view of the ocean,had 2 queens and 1 single beds, a cathedral ceiling. There were plenty of fresh towels in the bathroom. I would recommend bringing a hair drier if you use one. Also soap and shampoo of your choice. Soap and shampoo are provided, but are basic quality.
We ate all of our breakfasts and 1 dinner in their restaurant. The food was excellent.
A highlight is the lounge area with an honors bar. It was a great place to meet other guests and some locals. Also to share the views of the sunsets from right outside the lounge, sitting on the swing set or lounge chairs.

Each morning we got picked up to go diving at Stuart Cove's. We did 2 days of AM and PM dives. The second day doing the Shark Dives. If you are going to Nassau, THE place to dive is Stuart Cove's. The staff there will go out of your way to make your diving experience super! The Shark Dives are awesome, worth a trip to Nassau just to do them.

Highly Recommended

by TripAdvisor Member EastVillage

Loved it here and recommended it to anyone.

After searching and searching for a place to stay - in New Providence Island / Paradise Island - I picked Orange Hill Beach Inn because it seemed nice, close to a beach and was inexpensive. It was a toss up between here and Nassau Beach Hotel. So happy we picked here. My girlfriend and I (in our 20's/30's) Loved it here! They make you feel at home...something i don't think you would get in the larger hotel/resorts. Yes, it is quiet here....exactly what we wanted. We wanted to feel comfortable - not looking for an Atlantis. If you want to be in the middle of all the action -- hop on the bus and go into town for a $1 - it practically picks you up infront of the hotel. For food, we had breakfast at the hotel, if we had had more time we would have eaten dinner at the hotel as well...would have liked to have tried the fresh lobster, fish, conch, etc... "Traveller's Rest" is very close and is a great place to go for some good Bahamian food - really liked the conch chowder--had a nice bite to it. Getting around was never a problem. At Orange Hill, you are closer to the airport and closer to the better dive sites on the island.
Thank you to Judy & the rest of the staff at Orange Hill for making our little vacation so pleasant.
We'll be back.
~Dave & Kelly

Wonderful!!

by TripAdvisor Member TheTravelGlutton

Just spent 4 nights at the Orange Hill Beach Inn after reading other reviews. I should start off by saying my boyfriend and I were looking for something low-key, off the beaten path, and away from the throngs of tourists. We have done many luxury resort vacations, and several all-inclusive resort vacations-- if that's what you're looking for, THIS IS NOT IT. However, if you would like a relaxed place to stay, with a very homey feel, and basic amenities, Orange Hill is perfect. They are located right across the street from a lovely and very secluded beach. We found it to be perfect and parked at our "usual spot" every day for the whole day. The Inn provided us with beach chairs, snorkel masks and beach towels. If you are looking for a vacation with planned activities, various water sports, and lots of other vacationers to meet and socialize with, this is probably not for you though.

We found it to be very simple and laid back. Other reviewers had complaints about the beds and bathrooms. Ours were quite good, and definitely clean. The rooms are not fancy but we spent so little time in our room anyhow. The bed was very comfortable and housekeeping changed our sheets everyday. As stated in other reviews, you can accompany the owners on their daily grocery trip; we did this, and kept our room stocked with beer/soft drinks and snacks. We ate almost all of our meals at the Inn and have no complaints. The breakfast and lunch menu are simple and affordable (basic breakfast will run you $7 and lunch sandwiches & burgers run from $4-7). The dinner menu varied and was also very reasonable. We had a $25 lobster dinner our first night.

Some reviews have stated that the buses stopped running at 7. This was not our experience at all. Two nights, we ventured into the downtown area to go out for drinks and dancing, and we were able to catch the # 10a bus as late as 11pm. A taxi into town will run you between $20-25. If you plan on going into town every night anyhow, you probably should stay at a hotel in town.

If you have realistic expectations about your stay, and are looking for something simple and charming, Orange Hill can't be beat. And for the slightly more discriminating visitor, they have just competed 2 adorable little cottages with hardwood floors and a small kitchenette. They are brand new, and roomier than the regular rooms.

Our airfare and lodging for 2 people for 4 nights, cost $900, and we feel it was an incredible value. We will DEFINITELY be returning many more times!

A place to catch your breath

by TripAdvisor Member Ldfcpa

If you are looking for a place to catch your breath, get away from the tourist and crowds, Orange Hill may be the place for you. My husband and I have traveled to Nassau twice in the past year and just recently returned from Orange Hill for the 2nd time.

Now, the hotel is far from fancy and is nowhere near the equivalent of the Hilton but quiet, basic, and friendly it is. Plus, the most beautiful beach is situated directly across from the entrance providing a wonderful spot to watch a sunset or get up early to listen to the native birds waking up. (You won't find any hair braiders or vendors here...just peace and quiet.)

The grounds at Orange Hill are charming, lots of beautiful flora to take in and even a swimming pool to cool off after a full-day downtown, which is only 15 minutes by bus from the Hill.

I was very pleased with the home cooked meals and very friendly staff who even took time to get to know us. I recommend getting to know Rick, the bartended/manager/accountant on staff. He is a hoot to say the least!!!

So, if you want a place that feels like your Great Auntie's house, away from the tourist traps of the island and you don't mind basic accommodations, go to Orange Hill Inn. Give it a chance and all feel all your stress and cares float away with the tide.

Would not recommend to anyone of any age

by A TripAdvisor Member

I would defintely not recommend to anyone of any age. I had read the
reviews on here and seen some good ones and seen a few bad ones.
So, I thought the people that was writing the bad ones might be just picky
people. So, I decided to give it a try what a mistake. The room was
nasty it stunk like mold. There was ants all over the bathroom and mold
all around the sink and the tub it was just disgusting. However the staff
there was very helpful and friendly except for the bartender he was
they need to dump him for sure. The outside of the hotel is well kept but,
the inside of the rooms defintely needs improvement.

Wonderfully different from average Nassau resort

by TripAdvisor Member CheezBurgrInParadise

Just returned from a week at Orange Hill and couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. If your ideal is the luxury and attendant attitude of the Atlantis or Colonial Hilton - go there. But if you are looking for a peaceful, laidback, comfortable and friendly stop, go to Orange Hill. It's not a Hyatt, okay, people, and some of us are darn glad it isn't. From the moment we walked in and were greeted like friends, my wife, daughter, and I had our expectations exceeded over and over again. Our room was large, clean, and quiet. Our pool view turned out to be not only of the pool, but also of the ocean. The beach was GORGEOUS, and we often had it all to ourselves. Hotel management couldn't do enough for us. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Food was very good and very reasonably priced compared to the island norm. We spent an afternoon on Cable beach with the drunken spring breakers and couldn't wait to get back to Orange Hill. It's a bit of a drive into Nassau, but we had a car and enjoyed the ride. Relying on buses and taxis may be a bit more hassle and I bet almost as much money. Having lived and vacationed throughout much of the Caribbean, I must say the people of New Providence are among the friendliest, happiest, and most decent I've found. Can't wait to return.

Nassau tips

by szetha

Here is a few tips for those traveling to Nassau Bahamas. Nassau has the most unbelievably beautiful ocean I have ever seen. First of all if your not rich stay away from Paradise Island when it comes to eating or sleeping. I suggest Orange Hill Beach Inn, it's out of the way of the Americanized area of Paradise Island. Pick one of the many hotels on Nassau.
Be sure to eat at the fish fry under the bridge connecting Paradise Island and Nassau. There are many little stands that sell food, don't be afraid to try the food, it's great. Also be sure to go to Twin Brothers restaurant and have a daiquiri, there the best.
The people of the Bahamas are extremely nice, talk to them. If you need help with something or need info ask them but be sure to say hello before asking for something. On the weekends the locals hang out on the beech in Nassau,not paradise island, and party: Join in.
If you like to gamble but know your not going to win then try one of the two casinos. One of which is in Atlantis, on Paradise Island, and the other smaller casino on the main island of Nassau. Remember in the Bahamas they don't have the gaming and gambling laws that we do in America.
Just like any where else there are people you should be wary of. Be cautious of the taxis you get into and the people your exchanging money with. The people of the Bahamas work hard and need your money to survive. The straw market is a good example of this. If you can't handle people trying to get you to buy something then don't go in, it can be very frustrating. Most of the things in the markets are the same at each vendor and some are not authentic items of the Bahamas so be sure you know what your buying. Bargain, bargain, bargain, don't take the first offer from the markets or from taxis. Don't get into a taxi unless you already set a price for your destination. If your not in a hurry take the bus system. The fairly quick contractors of the public transportation will save you lots of money. They charge a dollar to anywhere, but run on routes. (If your going to Orange Hill Beach Inn it may be a bit more). Find the guy's renting jet ski's and para-sailing and do it, it's awesome. Do anything with Stuarts Cove [http://67.199.62.226/index.aspx]. Let me suggest snorkeling with sharks, trust me it's safe and unforgettable. Last but not least take the Fast Ferry for a day trip to Harbour Island and rent a golf cart and explore this true paradise. When your at the beach in Harbour Island give your eyes a second to adjust as you realize the sand is pink. Harbour Island has the most extraordinary sand.
I've been to my share of relaxing beach destinations and so far Nassau Bahamas is the top of the cake.

Forum Posts

Orange Hill Inn

by TerriBerry

We like to be away from the tourist areas. We are spending a week on New Providence Island in late May. We've done an exhaustive internet search for a beachfront cottage and have found only a few expensive condos. Are we overlooking something? Can anyone recommend a great property?

The Orange Hill Inn seems clean & affordable. Any feedback?

RE: Orange Hill Inn

by sansalgal

We have stayed at Orange Hill many times on our way to San Salvador island. It is indeed away from the high tourist traffic. There is a wonderful uncrowded beach directly across the street from the inn. I think most rooms have mini refrigerators and microwaves. Some have mini kitchens too. Orange Hill attracts the folks that want to get some sun and quiet. I like it because there always seems to be folks from other countries. It's small so everyone gets to meet each other and talk! I think their website is www.orangehill.com.
Have fun! Llondry@aol.com

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Address: West Bay St, Nassau, New Providence Island, Caribbean