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Nassau, New Providence Island
Reviewed 10 May 2012

We looked forward to our dinner at this pretty resort overlooking the wonderful beach at Harbour Island. What a disappointment. The view is superb and staff very friendly but the food fails. Overcooked mussels, bland chicken picatta, and even more disappointing a fish curry with almost no sauce! With prices over $40 for a main course one would expect a...

3Thank PrimeTimeV
Messierjen, Manager at Runaway Hill Club, responded to this review

We rarely get a critical review and I honestly do not know how to respond. I would like to think we are 100% all the time but this customer did not like her meal. Our prices are comparable with the other hotels on the island and the pricing reflects the necessity to freight all the food in refrigerated containers from...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Quaint, clean, fresh, amazing staff. Best vacation ever. Manicured grounds, incredible beaches, I'll never get enough of Briland and Runaway Hill.

Thank Fred S
Belmar, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 April 2012

From the moment we arrived, Jen Messier and the staff made us feel like the inn was our house, not a hotel! if you are looking for a pretenious, stuffy place, this may not be your spot but if you are looking for laid back graciousness and charm, a view you want to burn into your memory, and a place...

4Thank CraigorySean
Stratford upon Avon
Reviewed 25 April 2012

OK so this is not the Ritz but part of the charm of this laid back slightly faded hotel is what makes Runaway Hill such a wonderful place to stay.Harbour Island is such a genial but expensive (Correction very expensive ) place to holiday but pays you back in bundles if you accept the casual and total friendly sincerity of...

4Thank Fiftyniner59
Reviewed 19 April 2012

As the tiny sea plane buffeted by geothermal drifts pops and drops and swoops to it's final destination, the lump in the throat grows and so does the anticipation. Returning to Harbour, how sweet! About three years ago I stayed at Runaway Hill Club and had a very nice stay and I'm happy to say I had another very nice...

8Thank largeman
Hilton Head Island
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We have stayed at Runaway Hill Club twice (and plan on going again), where we thoroughly enjoyed the attention-to-detail service and overall, numerous amenities offered by the Messier family and their staff. The overall sense of "getting away from it all" on Harbour Island was exceptional. The staff was always professional and accomodating of any special requests. The freshly caught...

1Thank GullahGirlHHI
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Average at best - we don't understand all the 5 star reviews. While the beach is nice and the island is charming, the Inn was average at best. This was a unanimous review by our entire family. We had two rooms, one was spacious but in need of a bathroom overall - moldy with exposed piping. The other was awful...

7Thank adventurefamilyfive
Messierjen, Manager at Runaway Hill Club, responded to this review

Runaway Hill Inn acknowledges occasionally a customer has a complaint/request which is beyond our control. Like most out islands, Harbour Island is about outdoor living and music is an integral part of the Caribbean culture. Staff and Management was unable to control live music being played at 9:30 at night at a neighboring private residence. Fortunately, the music was finished...

new york
Reviewed 13 February 2012

This hotel, the beach, management, and the service are impeccable. No need to look elsewhere. I have travelled extensively and as long as yoou're not looking for a swanky, populated, pretentious resort, this place is perfect.

3Thank rosannam
Reviewed 13 January 2012

we have stayed here many times, and return each year. Jennifer and Paul and the staff are extremely helpful and personable, and treat you like one of the family. we have stayed in the main house and in one of the bungalows, both are excellent. no TV or telephones, so you are there to get away from it all. lovely...

2Thank John K
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We love the Runaway Hill Club - here are some of the reasons why: 1. Stunning view 2. Very nice, spacious, comfortable rooms 3. Quiet 4. Staff are very helpful and friendly and not at all intrusive 5. Perfect location Overall, we cannot say enough good things about the Runaway Hill Club. We will definitely be back again (and again).

7Thank KrisBAtlanta

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beach front 11 room Inn and four bedroom beach house located on the pink sand beach of Harbour Island. Beachside pool and restaurant nestled on 13 tropical acres. A variety of rooms including a one bedroom owners cottage makes this the perfect location for intimate weddings, birthday celebrations or family reunions. Our Chef, Krishna Higgs, has a wonderful menu which features daily local fresh fish options. The Four Bedroom Infinity House has sliding glass doors in each bedroom and endless deck. Newly renovated it offers everything you could wish for in a rental home and offers all the amenities of a hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Runaway Hill Club

Address: 27031 Box EL | Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Harbour Island
Price Range: $243 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Runaway Hill Club Hotel Harbour Island
Runaway Hill Club Harbour Island, Bahamas
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“Rooms on second floor of the "Main House" have unobstructed ocean views.”
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“Did not stay there, we only came in for breakfast and lunch.”
outwestguy, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Splurge for the largest room with an ocean view or a villa if you want more privacy.”
NBPTvoyageur, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The view for the private bungalows was about to be obstructed by construction. Jacqueline Jean was by far the best, imo.”
lisak10011970, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“You need to book well in advance to make sure there is available space!”
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