My sister & I treated ourselves to a pre-Christmas get-away in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. Everyone @ Bell Channel Inn was SO pleasant & accommodating. Liz(owner)& Helen(front desk clerk)greeted us. Cloe(the barmaid & server)served us complimentary drinks(Bahama Mamas)after check-in. This hotel has been ran(and still is)by same family for 3 generations. […] The building is old, but has a comfortable homey atmosphere. Our room on the 3rd floor over-looked the channel & was only few doors down from bar/restaurant. There were few minor flaws in room from age, wear & tear, but towels & linens were nice & clean. The restaurant food was very good & reasonably priced. We ate breakfast there every day. Lucayan Marketplace is only a 10-15 minute walk away for shopping. No other hotel could have treated us more like family than BCI. Thank you & Merry Christmas Liz, Cloe, Denise, Samantha, Saralee, all staff & all your families! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great little spot"
My girlfriend and I were blown away. This was our first big trip together, and the Bell Channel Inn was so quaint, with such a warm staff, an amazing concierge, and their on site restaurant, Upstairs, was amazing. Everyone was so lovely and their advice on where to go and what to do really helped us enjoy ourselves to the fullest.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you have a minimum expectation of cleanliness, like when you are from Central Europe, don't go there. We can't understand why this hotel is rated so good. If you don't care about the significant lack of cleanliness (dirt, hairs on the floor, the bed and shower), the need of renovation and the Mosquitos in the room, go there. 110$ for this? Never […] again! We had room c1. The only thing, that was working was the wifi in the LOBBY! But the cleanliness seems to be a general problem of hotels on grand bahama. We are not used to 5-star hotels, but if you find a hotel, that is rated the second best out of all here, one could expect that the room is clean and acceptable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I thought the staff customer service was not very good, and most seemed to have little or no interest in helping you. I thought the rooms were a bit dated and run down looking, and we spent most of our stay without power which made for a hot room. Your charged additional fees after you book that your not made aware of, and the mattresses are really […] uncomfortable. The best part was the pool. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"it was awesome, I loved my stay there"
I loved my trip and experience, I will be back to visit and stay at this hotel and the restaurant OMG the boil fish was AWESOME. ...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
Room was spacious clean and very comfortable bed restaurant had great food friendly staff great location close to everythingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cute little hotel with a friendly staff."
The hotel in itself is cute and the staff very helpful and courteous but the water pressure was a joke. And the water was always cold for bathing. But we did turn the heater on a little late cause we didnt know you have to turn it on. When I tried to bathe it was like being locked by a camel but worse. The water pressure was so weak only a small trickle […] came out. Other then that it was ok. If they fix the water pressure for the rooms they would probably get another star in ratings. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great environment frequented by locals"
Locals use this place so it has to be good especially the restaurant. Staff was excellent - helpful and knowledgeable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Basic Good Hotel"
The hotel is basic but clean. The staff are excellent and the small bar / restaurant was really good value.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very friendly staff"
Good location and friendly staff. Had a great time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Exellent hotel for the price"
I work as a marine mechanic in the Bahamas and I stay at bell channel every time..I am well known here but since my first stay all of the hotel staff are friendly and helpful...there is also a restaurant and bar here with good food and a pool.it is a short walk to the lucaya market place where the expensive hotels are..it is also very quiet here at […] bell channel..I highly recommend it.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not too far from beach"
You need to stay at a beach front hotel to get to the beach close to the hotel. No microwave. Small TV but no TV Guide for the cable. Staff are nice and there is a restaurant at the hotel. If you have a way to get to the beach then it's a cheap way to go but I wanted a hotel where I can walk to the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel. Older but extremely well amintained"
Staff is wonderful. Dive boat at hotel with excellent operator. Can catch fish right off of pool deck in channel. Older but clean as a pin and perfectly maintained. Most of room is modern but bathroom fixtures are dated but still in perfect working order. Close to Port Lucaya but without the high prices. Excellent restaurant on premises with very good […] pricing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Inn shows it's age and isn't the most modern stay, but was comfortable nonetheless. You get what you pay for. This is a genuine mom & pop stay with amazing staff who are more then happy to assist with plans. There isn't direct beach access but it's located on the water. I'd visit again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good deal for the price"
Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Room was very clean and served our purpose well. Highly recommend especially for the price and location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel at good location"
My wife and I only spent one night at this hotel because we moved to our timeshare location the following night. But our stay was very comfortable, the staff was very friendly, and the hotel is conveniently located across the bay from the Lucaya marketplace. The hotel also has a dive shop on-site, so we signed up to dive with their team, Presley and […] Jerry. My wife had been wanting to get scuba certified, and they made it possible. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Place Nice People"
Just what we expected. Very clean and even did our laundry and had an ice machine to fill our coolersGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Place good value"
We really liked this place. Restaurant upstairs was nice and they even do your laundry at this place. Everyone very friendly. Definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good budget option"
We liked the Inn and would stay again. We liked that there was a tour coordinator in residence so we could learn about things to do and she could arrange them. It is a fair walk to any beaches, marketplace, or restaurants and there are no bicycles there to borrow or rent, and taxis are very expensive. The restaurant on site is good and has a wide range […] of food options and very fair prices. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel base for vacation"
Our family spent Christmas vacation at Bell Channel Inn. While not on the beach (and thus more affordable), it made an excellent base for venturing out everyday with our rental car as the numerous white sand beaches have free public access. Gorgeous white sand Taino Beach is only five or ten minutes away by car as is the more touristy Lucaya Beach (park […] at the Port Lucaya Marketplace and find the beach access lane near the police station). The convenient on-site restaurant was open all day until 11:00 p.m. and since the food was very good we ate most of our meals on the premises. We changed rooms after the first night because we were next to the restaurant and could hear a good bit of noise. However, the staff was very helpful when we asked to change rooms and allowed us to choose from a few we looked at. Good motel style clean rooms, hot water, refrigerator in room, and excellent wireless internet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place for a vacation for a couple or family."
Great staff. Friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. Nice restaurant on property. Great live music Friday and Saturday eves. Diving operaton located on site. Can catch fish off of wall next to pool deck. Meticulously maintained with TLC. Far enough off the beaten path to be quiet but still an easy walk to the Port Lucaya marketplace. Shuttle […] to beaches. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
good and clean hotel. Its nice to stay at this hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to the beach and downtown"
Its nice to stay at this hotel because the receptionists are good in welcoming their guests. The hotel is also clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very impressive. The staff is so friendly, and it is family owned, but there is so much to this hotel. The Restaurant they have on site is amazing, its affordable (which is rarity on the island) and they give you a ton of food. The rooms are nice, and it has WIFI in the rooms. The TVs are the old style tube TV's, but that's not really a complaint to […] me. I feel the Bell Channel Inn is a great stay, mainly because it is so close to port lucaya (about a 10-15minute walk away) and from there you can catch a bus to anywhere you need to go. If your looking for a resort, this is not that type of place, but for a hotel it offers way more than other hotels on the island can offer! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not a bad choice for the price"
The hotel itself is well kept and clean, the staff could be a little more courteous, specially the lady in charge of information on tours and activities. On google maps it looks like the hotel is about 3-5 min walk from the beach but you have to go around the harbor and it is a good 15 minute walk which could be a drag when coming back at night. It […] does have a nice partial view of the harbor and it is relatively quiet. Not a bad choice for the price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Obviously they are struggling. Drain in bathtub totally rusted out. People are pleasant. Hotel opposite apparently just closed one day Lounge chairs still out Pool weird green color. No shampoo. Feel sorry for the. Hotel. But if wife was along we would haveleft 10 minutes in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Its nice to stay at this hotel but recently, the internet connection in many rooms is gone, However, it maybe fixed later.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value in lovely spot"
Our room was clean, reasonably priced and comfortable. The staff were cheerful and helpful. The hotel setting is lovely and we'd have no hesitation returning.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great trip, for little money"
Yes, I would stay there again. close to Lucaya, the staff was great .I love how the hotel have its own resturant.Most of all i love how we got free 2day car rental, free suviorners,and free food voucher.Just for partisipate in a presentation. My husband and i spent for the whole trip round trip 3days, 2 night. under $800.00..Wow!!!!!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"will stay again"
rooms are clean, dated some what, the bar, restaurant, and house keeping staff are the best we have had in the Bahamas, the dive operation was average.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was just OK"
I'm used to chain hotels for my business trips, so whenever I find a hotel where the standards are not met, it is disappointing. Anyway, the overall stay was OK, but the rooms could be better maintened.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location - poorly maintained hotel"
Sub-standard upkeep, typical of many islands in the Caribbean. Door to patio does not lock. Handle missing and duct tape over the opening. Dirt and dust behind bedside tables. Light switch on light about table sparks when turned. Air conditioner noisy and blows directly on the bed. WIFI only working in lobby - nothing in the rooms. Staff friendly […] but beleaguered. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable with local cuisine"
Front desk and front info staff really helpful with understanding area and connecting us with best transportation advice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bell Channel Grand Bahamas"
Hotel was in need of an update but very clean and great value for the money, beb and shower good with plenty of hot water. The staff were all very very friendly and Jeannie was great. Hotel food was very good and good value. will stay again anytime. Thank-you for a great holiday, great location for Port Lucya market place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Gute lage!! Rund 10 min fußweg bis an mehr!! Für diesen preis unschlagbar!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bom e barato"
Vale a pena, hotel limpo com staff sempre simpaticos e solicitos. Unico problema é a distancia da praia (20 min andando)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Bell Channel Inn - Buono per qualità-prezzo."
Considerando che si trova alle Bahamas, è un'ottima sistemazione per qualità-prezzo, le camere sono molto spaziose, dotate del necessario, pulite e con balconcino sul canale circostante. Al suo lato sinistro c'è un Pub con musica e dove si può mangiare oltre naturalmente al ristorante dello stesso hotel. Dista soli 25 minuti di camminata dal centro […] di Port Lucaya, noleggiando uno scooter è ottimo...... Se non avete grosse pretese va benissimo per una vacanza abbordabile a Gran Bahama.... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Treated like family"
12/19/14 SassyPants B Fort Myers, Florida
Nice folk & a homey atmosphere. Everyone was kind & helpful. A shout-out to Liz, Helen, Samantha, Clothilda & Sarabeth who went out of their way to make our stay most pleasant. Hotel is small, cozy, & with-in walking distance of the Lucayan Marketplace. The restaurant inside the hotel has good food & reasonable prices. We ate @ least one meal there every day. Clothilda is the best server ever! I would definitely go back.
"Treats like you like family"
12/12/14 sandy1154 Fort Myers Beach, Florida
The staff at the bell channel are awesome,the hotel is a little outdated, but very clean, Clo, Helen ,liz are make your stay very comfortable, the food is very good , I would score this a 9 out 10 if your wanting a lot of luxury then this is not for you , but if you want good service and good food and treated with respect I recommend the Bell Channel
"Better Than Resorts"
10/19/14 kayjeckel Knoxville, TN
If you're looking for a local hotel in the Bahamas instead of staying at the sometimes overpopulated resorts, this is it. Rooms were spacious and air-conditioned (thank goodness), and there was a great restaurant Upstairs. My only complaint for staying here versus staying at a resort is the walk to Port Lucaya and the beaches. It's only about a 15 or 20 minute walk, but it's so hot most of the time, that you'll want to take the bus. Of course, the bus if very timely and only costs $1.50 each way, so overall, it's worth it. The pool was closed the entire week that we stayed, so if staying in the near future, I would call ahead just to be sure it's fixed.
08/27/14 Tammie W Newnan, Georgia
Stayed at Bell Channel week of Aug 18-22 2014, and I must say that we REALLY enjoyed our time there. The staff was very nice and friendly. Ms. Helen (front desk) was the first person we met when we arrived and went above and beyond to make sure our check in process went as smooth as possible. Ms. Genie, the event planner, made sure that we knew every activity that was taking place during our stay, booked the event for us, even transportation and even attended Bonfire night with us! She is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet!!! The staff in the resturant is just as friendly, the food is great and it's just a relaxing time all the way around. The views from the rooms are really nice, we could sit on our patio and look at the water. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure our vacation was enjoyable and relaxing. We attended a few of the events that are held on a regualr basic,the fish fry and the bonfire, although I enjoyed bith, I will have to say that the bonfire on the beach was by far my favorite! Everyone on the island was friendly and make you feel welcome! We will be returning to the Bell Channel in the near furture with the whole family and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay!
"The staff made us feel as if we were the most important guests they had."
I was never in need of anything. Whether it was towels, directions, assistance, someone was always there to help in the most friendly ways. Miss Gene who handles the excursions was awesome. She truly listened to what we wanted & made sure it happened. She would even call on her tune off to be sure we had a good time. The only downside is the size of the pool. If there's large group ofpeople its not big enough to accommodate many people. Doesn't matter because i would definitely stay there again & again because of the staff.
"bell channel inn"
08/21/14 Phil C Mesa, Arizona, United States
a very good place to stay would stay there again.they were very helpful.we when fishing and the restaurant did an great job cooking them for us.what to say thanks to Jeannie for all the help she gave us.THANKS BELL CHANNEL CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN
"Very nice stay"
08/21/14 Albert B Lucerne, Switzerland
I stayed there for about two weeks and it was a very nice and quiet stay and the picturesque Port Lucaya (with a typical Bahamian market, casino, beach) is only a 10 minute walk away. The staff is very friendly and the view on the water is very nice and there is a good restaurant.
I had a pleasant stay there , it was peaceful and relaxing . what makes it relaxing is out side your room is the view of the water. The staff is very courteous . It have all the conveniences , the location is good ,I will recommend it to a friend.
My girlfriend and I were completely blown away. We were not expecting the level of service, the amazing food, the amazing help given by the concierge Jeannie and the rest if the staff. Even the local customers who frequented the restaurant and bar "upstairs" were friendly. The Bell Channel Inn made a long weekend getaway into a truly amazing vaction
"Great food, great people, great experience!"
08/01/14 LynnfromFlorida Orlando
My friend and I stayed four days and nights. The staff is so friendly! It's quaint and comfortable! We walked to the Marketplace and beach. We ate the best fish ever at the hotel's restaurant. Delicious can't even describe how good it was. We are definitely going back to them! We went on excursions with the help of Jeannie and had a great time.
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