When you walk up to the entrance of Orange Hill Hotel it welcomes you to “Fawlty Towers Bahamas”. This is reference to the BBC sitcom where an eccentric hotel owner treats his guests in the same way a baby treats a nappy.The reality though is that there is a warm welcome at Orange Hill. I was greeted by the owner, Judy who originally hails from Northern Ireland. Her native accent is long gone but the more I spoke to her the more I was able to coax it out!
The affable nature of the owner extends throughout the hotel. For example the hotel doesn’t believe in the normal hotel bar where you pay a barman for your drinks. Instead you help yourself and then just tick an honesty box to show how many drinks you consumed. It is interesting to see whether “ticks” deteriorate in neatness the more drinks that are consumed!
Away from the hotel bar the rooms are the sort of standard that would expect for a value hotel. They are basic and functional but my room was adequate for my needs when I stayed for the night. The grounds of the hotel have a swimming pool nestled within them and the sea is just a 30 second walk on other side of the road.
If you are looking for accommodation that is convenient for the airport, is informal and reasonably priced then you can’t “fawlt” Orange Hill, Bahamas.