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Great Abaco Island
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Love this hotel the staff is very friendly and helpful . Our room was cleaned daily ,fresh towels provided. Its close to Lucaya shopping area not to far from other restaurants eventhough theres one on property .The pool was clean . Overall a nice place yo stay with your family on a budget

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BellChannelInn, Supervisor at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mavysweets, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you loved your stay - your review was read aloud to our staff and it made them smile, so thank you! We hope to welcome you back to Bell Channel Inn soon! :-) More 

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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice hotel, close to Lucayan Marketplace and the beach. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Genie is such a sweetheart, helped me with useful information and reservations. Highly recommended!

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Buford, Georgia
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65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Enjoyed staying here, nice area, friendly staff. Beds okay, window unit for a/c was okay, had ceiling fan. Just very down to earth. The swimming pool was nice, it was cool to see lizards around the pool too.

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Thank Greta O
BellChannelInn, Public Relations Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Greta O, Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Freeport. Have a great day, Susie More 

Florida
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

From the moment we arrived and Genie met us out at the stairs our wonderful adventure began. The staff at the front desk, Helen and Dian were very pleasant and helpful offering a place to leave our luggage due to our early arrival. Genie showed us around the property and pointed us to the restaurant for some coffee. We were... More 

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BellChannelInn, Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kllrtt, Thank you so much for your very detailed account of your stay with us. We appreciate you sharing your experience, so that other travelers can make an informed decision when they plan their upcoming trip to Freeport. I will make sure to show a copy of this to our entire staff, as they too love hearing positive feedback... More 

Mount Vernon, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband and I found ourselves with an extra night after checking out of our Time Share at Island Seas Resort and discovered the most charming and reasonably priced small, boutique hotel sitting right on Harbor across from Lucaya in Freeport on Grand Bahamas Island. Every room has a view of the channel to watch the boats coming and going... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

We where planning to go to the Grand Lucaya Resort but when we noticed that the many Bahamian taxes increased enormously our rates, we decided for this hotel. It was a happy decision for we were very comfortable, well located and treated as family by its staff, specially Ginie. The Inn has some years but seems they are upgrading for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

Hello I had to write a review when I saw the ratings of this hotel. I go to freeport bahamas about four times a year. I have stayed in this hotel once. The rooms where horrible and dirty. Don,t get me wrong its a cheap hotel but still not worth it. They also try and force you to a time... More 

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BellChannelInn, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear AIR_Review, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you did not find your room satisfactory, even though it was a year ago, I still wish we had known so that we could have had a chance to rectify it. As you mentioned you have only stayed with us once, and... More 

Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

The location is ideal in Port Lacaya. The staff is superb and the owners are genuinely caring. We are glad we found this jewel!!! The restaurant had great food and awesome drink specials. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Lacaya Market and on the public bus rout.

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BellChannelInn, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Nancy B, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you back soon!!! :-) Have a great day, Susie More 

Apollo Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2015

2nd trip to Freeport to stay at the Bell Channel Inn. Scuba diving with Presley and the gang. Great family run location. Diving is close and always fun. First floor room was steps from the dive boat, patio and pool. Close enough to walk to the Lucayan Market, or take the local bus to get around, which is what we... More 

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Sicamous, Canada
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

We dropped in last minute,when our plans were changed, and found the staff very accommodating! The front desk was very willing to see that we were taken care of.We ate at their restaurant that night and found the food to be exceptional! It's very clean and well run! Not fancy and new...but very reasonably priced and functional.We will be back!

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Thank John D
BellChannelInn, Guest Relations Manager at Bell Channel Inn, responded to this review

Dear John D, We love to hear feedback from our customers - so thank you for your review! Our staff takes great pride in going the extra mile in order to give excellent customer service - everyone from the maids to the front staff and the restaurant staff as well. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your food... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Bell Channel Inn is a family operated hotel, run by 3 generations. It has once again achieved the prestigious " Certificate of Excellence" awarded by Trip Advisor for its 4 star rating reviews.Bell Channel Inn is a small hotel with 32 spacious rooms, equipped with air-condition, dining room area, cable T.V., free wireless internet access, telephone, refrigerator, hairdryer, alarm clock, daily housekeeping, private balcony with a view over the water and Port Lucaya or a direct exit to the pool deck and your choice of king size or double beds. Should you need: coffee maker, kettle, shampoo, iron & ironing board or a roll away, laundry service or maybe a cab or a shuttle to the beach, then just call the front desk and they will be happy to assist you.Friendly and knowledgeable staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and the tour desk assistant, Genie, will give you a welcome drink and an orientation after you check-in regarding how to get around and which tours are being offered and she might even be able to find a discount or two on selected tours! The lobby has been newly updated and fitted with a comfortable sofa and a TV so you can catch up on all the news or get a chat with the ladies in the lobby while you wait for a taxi. You will also find a safe at the reception for your valuables. Bell Channel Inn also has its own restaurant & bar/lounge known as "Upstairs" where guests can enjoy drinks in the "No Stress Zone" after a long day in the sun. Upstairs is located on the top floor and has a beautiful view over the water, it is open from 7:30am -11pm, with Happy Hour from 5p.m.-7p.m. There is LIVE entertainment on Friday nights. Upstairs is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a good selection of both Bahamian and American dishes - they are especially famous for the fresh seafood! Don't forget to pack your swimwear as this hotel features an outdoor pool and a free shuttle to and from the beach. Free wireless Internet access is also provided so you can check your in-box whenever you like! Other amenities include non-smoking rooms, air conditioning in public areas, currency exchange, beach/pool umbrellas and free parking.Located on the waterfront, Bell Channel Inn is a hotel in the area of Lucaya, Freeport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bell Channel Inn

Address: Kings Road, P.O. Box F-43817 | Lucaya, Freeport 43817, Grand Bahama Island
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Grand Bahama Island > Freeport
Price Range: $149 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bell Channel Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Bell Channel Hotel Freeport
Bell Channel Hotel Bahamas
Hotel Bell Channel
Bahamas Bell Channel Hotel
Bell Channel Inn Bahamas/Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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“All rooms have balconies overlooking the channel and pool”
 of 5 bubbles Beanstalk_12, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They choosing a room close to lobby if u wish for Wifi to work/Check AC”
 of 5 bubbles KMarsh76, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“B1 corner unit , B5 newer room.”
 of 5 bubbles spanishtn, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same I think”
 of 5 bubbles G_Glasper52, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is three stories and all rooms have a great view and private balconony. Ask for a non-smoking room.”
 of 5 bubbles nancyjoyh, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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