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Dillet's Guest House

Hotel Overview

Bahamas hotels - Dillet's Guest House
  • Bahamian family hospitality amid tropical birds and gardens is the hallmark of this bed-and-breakfast inn 1 mile from downtown Nassau.
  • The handsome 1928 home offers seven large guestrooms adorned with original art. Five rooms include kitchenettes.
  • The day begins with a home-cooked breakfast starring freshly baked breads and pastries, along with garden-ripe fruit.

Location

Bahamas Hotels - Dillet's Guest House

Dunmore Avenue And Strachan Street
Nassau, New Providence Island
Bahamas

Property amenities

Built in 1928 and converted to an inn in 1990, the two-story, cream-colored concrete guest house is run by various Dillets who offer Bahamian cooking lessons. Royal palms, ginger, and halyconia adorn the home's lush acre that includes a studio for a family artist and a courtyard pool and gazebo. Fresh flowers and colorful exotic birds adorn the common area with its wood-burning fireplace, Internet station, and pay telephone.

  • Outdoor pool
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porch
  • Garden
  • Living room
  • Patio

Policies

There are no room charges for two children age 4 and younger occupying the same room as adults.
Rollaway beds at no additional charge may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; the guest house has no cribs.
All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.

  • Pets not allowed
  • Check-in time is 2 PM
  • Check-out time is Noon

Dining

A tropical Bahamian breakfast and afternoon tea , included in the rate and often taken on the verandah, is a family production, as are dinners that are available on request. Various aunts and cousins create freshly baked bread, Johnny cake, pepper jam, and concoctions from the garden's bounty such as mango tart and coconut cream pie. Proprietor Iris Dillet, working in what was her mother Olga's kitchen, makes a legendary chocolate cake that is popular in local restaurants.

Nearby restaurants:
Shoal Restaurant
Arawak Cay Fish Fry
Café Johnny Canoe
Café Matisse
Sun Andů

Recreation

Besides lying in hammocks, swimming, and renting bicycles, Dillet's guests can walk 10 minutes to see cricket matches or the Ardastra Zoo's flamingos. Downtown Nassau's markets and businesses are a 20-minute walk. A bus or car is the easiest way to reach beaches, where guests can snorkel, scuba dive, or swim in the warm, clear waters. The activities listed below are available either at or near the guest house; fees may apply.

  • Golf
  • Snorkeling/scuba
  • Boating
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Running track/path
  • Bicycle riding/rental
  • Parasailing
  • Skydiving
  • Fishing

Rooms

Bahamas hotels - Dillet's Guest House

Dillet's offers seven large tropical guestrooms whose names and driftwood door art honor an island fruit: jujube, guava, papaya, mango, tamarind, soursop, and sapodilla. All feature white walls and bamboo-and-wicker furniture, the latter freshly painted sage in spring 2003. Much of the artwork was created by a family member, a renowned Bahamian artist whose studio is in a cottage in the garden. Five rooms include kitchenettes. Small baths offer showers, and some have tubs. All rooms are non-smoking and do not include phones.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Separate sitting area
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini/honor bar
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Window open-operating
  • Clock radio
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking rooms

Standard room
One queen bed or two twin beds. Separate living area. White walls, bamboo-and-wicker furniture in sage tones. Local artwork. Kitchenette in some rooms. Small bathroom with shower or shower/tub combination. Non-smoking. No telephone in room.