$186 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 19, 2015 Check-out: Jan 22, 2015

A Stone's Throw Away

3 stars
Tropical Gardens Road, Nassau,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
21 reviews
Quiet, PERFECT B&B Experience!

A Stone's Throw Away is a fantastic, quiet, quaint B&B away from the hustle and bustle of Nassau.... See full review

  • GregandAbie
  • Feb 23, 2014
Great place to unwind

This place has wondeful views as long as you book the ocean view rooms. The garden view room has a... See full review

  • Pats new getaway
  • Feb 17, 2014
Ocean views and chill island ambience
A Stone's Throw Away hotel is perched on a 70-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests take in panoramic views of both Nassau and the sea. The plantation-style property has a quiet, intimate atmosphere and the romance of a by-gone era. The free form pool invites guests to take it easy with a beverage. The nearby beach is just steps away. A daily, deluxe breakfast offers guests the chance to start the day right.
Highlights
  • Free gourmet breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free airport pick-up/drop-off
Rooms
Rooms at A Stone's Throw Away hotel boast garden, island or ocean views, and all access the wrap-around porch. The inn accommodates 20 guests, housing eight rooms and two suites. Each room has a king bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, mini-bar, microwave, cable TV/DVD, ceiling fan, balcony or terrace and free Wi-Fi. Suites feature an oversized tub, ocean views, lounge area and wood furnishings.
Features

A Stone's Throw Away hotel guests take pleasure in the peace that the inn provides. The plunge pool and beach offer a way to cool off, and the staff can assist with beach towels, picnic baskets or scuba plans. Guests walk to and rent water sport equipment at the beach. At nearby Compass Point Beach Resort, Stone's Throw guests enjoy the facilities for $10 USD.

Back at the inn, guests indulge in a massage, browse the on-site library, kick back in the lounge and nosh at the on-site restaurant. Baby-sitting, dry cleaning and laundry services are available. Weddings and events also are held on site on the 1,000 square foot terrace overlooking the ocean. The inn can accommodate up to twenty overnight guests and up to 150 for events. Wedding planning services are available.

Dining
A Stone's Throw Away hotel provides an honor bar where guests can mix their own drinks. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. A free gourmet breakfast is served every morning. For dinner, guests dine on a candlelit terrace with views of the Atlantic. Snacks are available daily.
Transportation
  • Nassau International Airport (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Free airport pick-up/drop-off (see hotel for details)
  • Bus stop near property
Attractions
  • Straw Market (9.3 mi/15 km)
  • Bay Street shopping (9.3 mi/15 km)
  • Pirates of Nassau (9.3 mi/15 km)
  • Queen's Staircase (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Dolphin Encounters (11.1 mi/17.8 km)
  • Paradise Island (11.2 mi/18.1 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 1,000 square-foot ocean view terrace fits up to 150

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A Stone's Throw Away Rooms

SUITE
SUITES ARE THE LARGEST ROOMS, FEATURE 1 KING-SIZE BED, MINIBAR, TV/DVD/ AC, TELEPHONE, OCEANVIEWS, LOUNGE AREA, RICH WOOD FURNISHINGS, FREE INTERNET, SHOWER AND LARGE BATHTUB, HAIRDRYER, NON-SMOKING
STANDARD - ROOM
Island view includes 1 king size bed with Beautiful views of Nassau Island, all rooms have rich wood furniture, Pottery Barn linens and towels, Internet access, private bath, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, DVD player, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Microwave oven, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Telephone and includes breakfast.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Cable Beach: 3.8 mi
  • Crystal Cay Marine Park: 6.4 mi
  • Atlantis Paradise: 9.2 mi

Dining

OCEAN VIEW TERRACE
A breattaking view of the breakfast and lunch terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy your free breakfast with the best views the island has to offer and relax with a cocktail during sunset.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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 (21)

Ratings and reviews for A Stone's Throw Away

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ken MN
Business
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Feb 17, 2012

No need to consider other hotels

This is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, away from the insanity of Paradise Island and just beyond Cable Beach. The staff is very friendly. The pool and patio areas are beautiful as are the views. Breakfasts are included - hot made to order breakfast including omelets, pancakes, etc. You do need to be prepared for stairs. The hotel is built on top of a limestone cliff. You will climb about two flights through the cliff to the pool area, then one more to the lobby - no elevator. As long as this is not an obstacle, this is an ideal spot for couples and single travelers. The stairway tunneling through the cliff gives it the feel of a secret hideout.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

One attraction not to be missed is Clifton Heritage Park at the west end of the island. There are gorgeous isolated beaches and excellent snorkeling just offshore. We saw a dolphin from the beach. The owner of the hotel, who is on the property daily, will tell you how to get there.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
carikuber
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 9, 2012

No Complaints

I spent one night at ASTA after six days on Eleuthera. I wanted a place near the airport with a little character and style but not a completely bloated price, and this place more than met my expectations. Unique location, beautiful wrap around porches with a number of potential spots to take in the views while sipping a drink or reading a book. The nearest beach is a bit small, but I was told the place as an agreement with another closeby resort with a larger spread of sand. Honor bar system was a novelty and certainly made the whole experience more intimate. I had a room facing the sea. Wonderful floors and carpets and lovely final touches. Couldn't figure out how to lock my balcony door.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For lunch or dinner be sure to check out Travelers' Rest, just a short walk along Bay Road. Generous lunch portions and conch salad only on weekends.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Denise and John
Business
Pennsylvania
Jan 15, 2012

Idyllic retreat on Nassau

Terrific, small, personal hotel/bed and breakfast set high up and overlooking the ocean. Stunning views. Island style accommodation with beautiful porches off bedrooms. Chris and his lovely staff couldn't be more accommodating, helpful, or cheerful. Our room was upgraded to an ocean view halfway through our week at no additional cost. We hired a car for the week, but John is always willing to drop off and pick up guests who have no transportation. We mentioned a couple of minor problems with the room and they were put right immediately and cheerfully! There are many steps to climb to reach the property, so this is not a place for anyone who has difficulty getting around (the only reason for the 4/5 score for location). The beach just down the hill is a little rocky, but Nirvana Beach (about 3 minutes in the car) is perfect! The deck areas around ASTA are perfect for relaxing with an evening drink from the well-stocked honor bar. Breakfast is simple, but good. This is a beautifully relaxing out-of-the-way retreat!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Compass Point (2 minutes), Van Breugel's (Downtown Nassau), Twin Brothers (Arawak Cay)

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sophie's sojourns
Business
Allentown, PA, USA
Oct 17, 2011

solo traveler

I didn't call ahead to have the free shuttle pick me up( my fault) so it only cost me $10 for a taxi to take me. There was a doorbell at the bottom of a stone walkway and you let the person know your name and if you need a porter for your bags( i didn't realize this and carried them up two flights of stairs!) The staff were extremely pleasant and very willing to offer/explain anything. The first person i met got me registered to my room and when i asked about a good restaurant was quick with a reference. The views from the inn's balconies were beautiful!! It was also very quiet inside the room. ( I think i was the ony guest) Everyone was very nice an and they offered a delicious hot breakfast in the morning. I coulde choose between eggs, sausage, waffles, bacon, along with an assortment of cereals and fruit.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
_anne
Business
Amsterdam
Jul 3, 2011

Romantic quiet getaway

Lovely quiet place. We booked the suite, which was gorgeous! Friendly staff, will drive you to supermarket or airport. Or: love beach! Perfect quiet beach where you can rent snorkling gear and discover all the colourful fishes on your own. We liked this piece of paradise better than the busy crowded center of Nassau. You can also walk to the beach, but watch out for traffic! Hotel has free wifi and breakfast. If you like a quiet romantic getaway, definitely recomended!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you walk to love beach, you should realy stop for lunch at compass point. Great food and perfect sea view!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Spunergirl
Business
Raleigh, NC
Aug 9, 2010

Great place for peace, quiet, relaxation

The house is beautiful, the accommodations clean and comfortable, and the surroundings are simply gorgeous. The staff is super friendly but they give you privacy. It's a wonderful spot for people who want to get away from it all. There are no shopping places or activities (other than the pool at the hotel) anywhere nearby, so rent a car if you want to do anything other than stay at the hotel and nearby beach. (There is a public bus, but it comes by infrequently on this end of the island, and there are no buses at all after 7 pm.) The hotel has a restaurant, but it's very expensive. There is a more reasonably priced and very good restaurant around the corner, but that's it. If you're happy to stick around the hotel, those two options will suffice. If you like variety or you are staying longer than a few nights, you will need that car to get to other dining options.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car if you're staying longer than a couple of days

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Port Orchard, WA
Jun 29, 2010

A wonderful Bahamian vacation place.

A Stone's Throw Away is a wonderful vacation B&B. [...] and [...] a wonderfully nice people and the staff are amazing!!! I would definitely go back.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael and Ramona
Business
North Porth, FL
Jun 5, 2010

The best hotel we've stayed at!!

This is a wonderful hotel. The view is fantastic and the staff was very friendly. The hotel itself is beautiful with its stone walls and steps. It makes you feel as if your in another era without being there. Extremely wonderfull!!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast from 8am-11am and Dinner from 7pm-10pm The chefs or cooks are awesome!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia, PA
May 25, 2010

Nice place to stay

This was a 4 day trip for my wife and me. We did not want a mega-hotel, but something small with resort-like ameninties. We wanted a more Out Island feel, without the extra plane/boat ride. ASTA was a great place for small, quiet B&B. They gave you a ride from the airport, and dropped you back when you were ready to go. The staff was friendly and accomodating; if you asked they helped you or figured out a way to help. It is more of a wine on the porch place, than it is a rum runner by the pool kind of place. It is very close to a slightly larger resort-type location - Compass Point. So, you had access to the amenities there (for a $10 fee). For a quiet place to come back to, that you can still launch great day trips from, ASTA is your place. Beware: several flights of steps just to get to the rooms. Also, bar is very simple - no fancy frozen drinks, and mostly an Honor Bar where you make the drinks yourself with few mixers. You are a stone' throw from the beach, but a short van ride or 15-20 minute walk from a beach you can actually use in comfort. In the end, we had a very nice, relaxing, safe and enjoyable time - paying less than for other properties and not having to deal with big crowds at all.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Compass Point is about a 15 minute walk along a car traveled road - or the staff will drive you to Nirvana Cafe. Both Compass Point and Nirvana Cafe are on Love Beach. If you want a pool, hot tub, place to drink by the pool, massage, etc. stop for a day trip to Compass Point. If you want beach access to a lagoon, snorkeling on your own, a little more "local" flair, then go to Nirvana Cafe's beach access.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cindarella
Business
Connecticut
May 6, 2010

A Stone's Throw Away

The Hotel was glorious in its beauty,simplicity and comfort. The Staff was friendly and helpful and always smiling(I can see why considering where they work).Breakfast was included and it was superb as was the [...]. They upgraded us to a better room as rooms became available at no extra cost. Wonderful experience. Quiet and secluded, the perfect place to relax and truly vacation without any worries. I highly recommend this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The hotel is located a good distance from town. The cab ride is $30.00 or $40.00. Very expensive. Instead you can take #10 bus at the bottom of hill into town for $1.50 each. Its a fun ride and always interesting people, however it only runs 7am to 7pm, so no late nights....thats where the cab comes in.

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