$172 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2015 Check-out: Aug 3, 2015

A Stone's Throw Away

3 stars
View map of Tropical Gardens Road, Nassau,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
24 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
relaxing spot much needed

Went to spend some time and relax, although a short trip very relaxing. Will surely visit again.... See full review

  • Garth V.
  • Jun 30, 2015
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.
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.
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.
Property 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.

Highlights
  • Free gourmet breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free airport pick-up/drop-off
Nearby 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
Transportation
  • Nassau International Airport (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Free airport pick-up/drop-off (see hotel for details)
  • Bus stop near property

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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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for A Stone's Throw Away

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of A Stone's Throw Away

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
OpalReon
Business
Lafayette, LA
May 6, 2014

Not what expected

The staff was not helpful at all. I attempted to purchase a bottle of water before 10 PM & was told "it was closed." Any request we made (which was only one as we checked out after the first night due to the unsatisfactory experience), it was like we were a huge inconvenience. On the morning after we arrived, after we walked the half mile to the resort that provides day passes to those staying at A Stones Throw Away, we quickly asked if there were rooms available there, which thankfully there were. We moved immediately there and were so much more pleased and actually enjoyed our vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Travel2014
Business
Chicago, Illinois
Jan 29, 2014

Impromptu getaway

This property is completely overpriced. The room was average and the overall staff service level was below average. The breakfast offered as part of the package was not of good quality. I would encourage the owner to spend some time doing some basic upkeep AND train your staff on proper customer service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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.

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rosy Glow
Business
Florida
May 19, 2012

Georgeous facility

It is great for its location. Close to airport and meetings. As a transit stop it is fantastic. A superior Bed and Breakfast, but typical Bahamas plumbing and ordinary food. Excellent staff. Not for anyone with difficulty climbing stairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
driftwood
Business
Ft. Myers, Florida
Jun 3, 2012

Great views but lots of steps to get there

Pros: Close to Airport. Ok. for one night. Wrap arround porch. Comfortable king size bed. Great sunsets. Tastefully decorated. Friendly staff. Cons: If you travel with more luggage than a carry on it is wise to consider another place. The only way to get to the hotel is trough a cave over about 100 steep steps. Do not expect help to carry your bags. No elevator. We had 4 heavy bags. AC had odor so we decided to open the windows and run the fan. But the fan had heavy dust on its blades. We did not dare to run it. Room fridge was empty and did not work. Limited not cooled refreshments are available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Close to Airport. Only ok if you travel with carry on bag.

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Solitude seeker
Business
Columbus OH
Jan 9, 2014

Hidden Gem on a Hill

The location, views, staff, and service are excellent. This was my first B&B, and it was truly pleasant. The near by restaurant, Travelers, has very good food, and pleasant staff. Access to transportation was also good, but a handful of the bus drivers simply drove too fast, with no regard for passenger safety. Furniture, rugs, and blankets need attention. The atmosphere is serene especially in the garden, and on the beach. There is plenty of exercise if you don't mind the stairs, and the hill leading down to the beautiful beach. I will return again next year. Vincent P. and Michae R.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pats new getaway
Business
Troy IL
Feb 17, 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 good view of the ocean but there is a tree right in the way that obstructs an otherwise spectacular view. The room was wonderfully decorated, comfortable and cozy. Water pressure in the shower could be better but your in the Bahamas so I over looked that fact. The real down side is the unfinished construction right next door that's unpleasing to see. The staff is friendly, nice and helpful . If they could and would step up customer service they would have a dream 5 star rating. Even with the bad things I mentioned I would still recommend it if you want that relaxed and romantic getaway. Definitely give this place place a shot!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Gotta go to Travelers Restaurant down the street from A Stones Throw Away. This place has great ambient feel and the food is great. We went on a Satruday night, they were having a pig roast buffet and live Caribbean band. Definitely worth the walk.

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cynthiana KY
Sep 23, 2009

Great Deal!

Fantastic little B&B. Made us feel right at home. [...] was fantastic...and single. She is a mature Bahamian woman looking for a Godly Man. She was really nice to my wife and I. She works here every day but Wed & Thurs...so I encourage a good Christian man to come down and meet her.This B&B is not 5 Star Atlantis, but it is private and relaxed with above avg amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

walk down the hill to Bus #10 and pay $1.50 to get downtown!! Also you have to eat at Traveller's Rest, it was the best.

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
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!

Review of A Stone's Throw Away

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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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