Royal Islander Hotel

Royal Islander Hotel

The Mall Drive, Freeport F-42549 Grand Bahama Island
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#13 of 14 hotels in Freeport
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

Royal Islander is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Freeport, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Freeport, Royal Islander Hotel is located a short distance from Cooper's Castle (2.0 mi) and Port Lucaya Marketplace (2.5 mi).

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a refrigerator and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the hotel.

The property also features a pool and a lounge to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travellers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to Bernie's TIki Hut, Coral Reef Beach Bar, or Mary Ann's. Otherwise, you may want to check out a French restaurant such as Merport Bistro.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular history museum like The Junkanoo Museum of The Bahamas, which is a short distance from the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Freeport!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Business
Languages Spoken
Italian

Location

The Mall Drive, Freeport F-42549 Grand Bahama Island
Getting there
Car recommended
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Steve wrote a review Jun 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I really liked this hotel because of the affordability, how well they maintained the pool, surrounding grounds, lobby and onsite restaurant. They also have very clean men and women restrooms in the lobby. Overall, the front desk staff was friendly, willing to assist with information about things to do daily, and always followed through with their promises with a warm smile. The onsite security made me feel really safe. I give them a 10, because of how they secure the property. You actually need a room key to access the hotel lobby, and security is always there in case you have a problem with access, etc. They are very friendly, warm and attentive people. The onsite restaurant is a plus because it provided that added convenience, and they make an awesome Tuna and yellow grits for breakfast and the cooked sardines and grits is off the charts. They have other things to, but, this was my favorite for breakfast. I switched up between the two daily. I was here for 2 weeks. Due to Covid, they didn't open for lunch or dinner until near the end of my stay, but, i'll catch them next time. The Restaurant staff was equally friendly, warm and accommodating. Because we tend not to see the chef, they miss out on tips, however, i made sure at the end of my stay to personally go see the chef and tipped her for reminding me what moms cooking is like away from home. lol. Room service was also friendly and also did a great job when you required service. location is close to public transportation, i rented a car for 2 weeks, a personal preference. As i was leaving, and it was hard to say good bye while i was truly thinking about extending my stay, i said i would give them all a 10 rating. i hope management will share this review with entire staff.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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udel001 wrote a review Mar 2020
Glenelg, Maryland219 contributions102 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Royal Islander to do hurricane relief. The rooms are OK for sleeping and the pool was nice and the water was warm enough. The food in the restaurant was much better than I thought it would be. The people that work there are very nice. This is not located next to a beach and the internet service was scetchy at best.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: This hotel is good if you just want a place to sleep with good food and a nice pool.
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Kanwar Deep G wrote a review Dec 2020
Mumbai, India1,063 contribution49 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Royal Islander kind of 3 star hotel. Rooms nice comfortable with aircon but very basic. There was no running hot water.
Courtyard is spacious with pool and seating. Wifi is quite good. Has restaurant and food was good. Staff is nice and friendly. Not much in the neighbourhood. Small mall and fast food within walking distance. Nice for short stay but don’t expect too much.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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William D wrote a review Jul 2022
West Palm Beach, Florida909 contributions96 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant staff made for a great dinner. They stayed late to accomodate us and made us feel more than welcome.

All seemed to enjoy their meals with curried chicken, conch chowder and BBQ chicken the outstanding dinners.

The hotel itself is OK. Rooms short on outlets and towels. Nice tub. Clean and quiet with pool. Decent free wifi.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Erica K wrote a review May 2005
Mount Pleasant, Iowa13 contributions47 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and I stayed at the Royal Islander for a week and had an amazing time. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were very friendly and made you feel welcome,and The pool and hot tub were so nice, we went in them everyday. The Royal Islander is in a great location, just across the street from the International Bazaar, and close to a lot of food. Even though the hotel is right next to a club that stays open until 2AM it shouldn't bother you because you're so tired for doing stuff all day that you fall asleep soundly. The hotel has a bus that will take you to a beach for free or you can pay $1 to take a bus to another beach. Also, when you arrive, there is someone there to help set you up with all kinds of fun activites. We went on a 4 hour bus tour, a glass bottom boat, and snorkeling. We had so much fun we are going back next year. I recommend the Royal Islander to everyone!!!
Hello to our new friends from Georgia, Texas, and the Bahamas. From two Canadians and one Iowan.
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Date of stay: May 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Triptrav wrote a review Jan 2005
Woking891 contributions273 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Royal Islander as part of a Discovery Cruise package, which somebody else put together for us and when we heard our hotel was not on the beach we tried to change it on arrival at the Discovery Office at the port, but they were not interested. By the end of our little stay (3 nights), I was able to appreciate our hotel as being much better than anything else we had seen, as far as inland hotels were concerned. It looked nice from outside and was quite pleasant once inside with the lobby looking over the swimming pool and Hot-tub area with lots of greenery and trees. There was a little restaurant attached to it which was handy the first evening, because after walking around and finding nowhere suitable to eat, we returned to the hotel to eat and was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are acceptable for a short stay and clean although the bathroom/shower area was a little dated Unfortunately there is an adjacent Nightclub which you are more than aware of until very late. You do have to take taxis everywhere, or catch the local bus from outside the hotel and for $1 it takes you to the main town. There was a shuttle bus to a beach which was OK but the best place to go was Tranquillity Shores, a taxi ride of $16, which we went to kill time prior to our return cruise. Well worth it. The hotel was fine for the short stay, but next time I'm on the beach!
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Date of stay: December 2004
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Roam992 wrote a review Aug 2004
Columbus, Ohio1 contribution13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I visited the Royal Islander in late July. The hotel was generally clean and convenient; the people friendly. However, the open-air bar across the street was so noisy it actually vibrated the walls to the beat of the music. We did not sleep well during the course of our 3 night stay. The management is aware of this problem but "can't do anything about it." We loved the island and will likely return someday but we would not stay at the Royal Islander again as long as that bar across the street remains in business!
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phoenixrising1 wrote a review Jul 2004
Englewood, Florida45 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I traveled to Freeport in April 2004 and fell in love with the island. We stayed in the Royal Islander and loved it there! It was close to the International Bazaar, casino and the bus stop. It was very easy to get around. Our accomodations were great, nothing fancy, but we were very satisfied with everything. Loved the hot tub and really miss it! Pool was great. Took the shuttle to Xanadu beach many times and loved the beach. We left each morning and always came back to a clean room. All in all we were very satisfied and hope to stay there again. I don't know how anyone could not love Freeport!
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Date of stay: April 2004
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Venture20326 wrote a review Jul 2005
Coconut Creek, FL4 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a bit skeptical about the Royal Islander after reading some of the reviews, but now I've been able to form my own opinions.

Check-in was delayed for us because we had an entire family in front of us that was staying for a family reunion, so I can't time that one. Once we got in, the rooms were very clean (although we were placed into smoking rooms and we are not smokers.) The room was extremely basic: 2 double beds, a small table with 2 chairs, a dresser with a color cable tv (no remote...have to ask the front desk I heard?), it's true the iron isn't in the room but asking for one is no big deal, phone, and a bathroom. As far as service goes...on my 3rd out of 4 days staying at the Royal Islander, I came into the bathroom to find the toliet seat covered in water. I looked above and saw the ceiling leakng from a crack that I had seen when I first came. I came up to the front desk and was taken care of immediately. I was offered twice to switch rooms and apologized to over & over. I didn't switch since I was checking out in 15 hours. I was told that if they had known that room was in that condition, they would have never put someone in it. I was fine with it. As for maid service...you might want to bring your own beach towels for swimming. The towels came in the late afternoon each day, yet they take away the used towels several hours before, thus you have nothing to dry off with at the pool. The pool was gorgeous & clean.

As for location, the Royal Islander has it all. The International Bizzare was across the street. McDonalds, Papa Johns, Subway, and Burger King were all in walking distance. Taxi drivers seem to hang out in front of the International Bizzare so it's never a problem trying to get a ride. Port Lucaya is only a public bus ride away, a dollar per person. You can purchase & plan trips straight from the trip specialists in the lobby. Hattie was extemely helpful and even waited outside with us while we were waiting for our guided tour. Only downside of the location as others mentioned was the club next door. I didn't seem to have much trouble sleeping though (and I'm a light sleeper.)

The gift shop was lacking...no necessities such as batteries availible. There is, however, a drug store in walking distance. The hotel restaurant wasn't terribly overpriced from what I saw. I only ate breakfast there (twice) and thought the food was great and came to me in about 3 minutes. I got a breakfast special for $3.50 and $1.50 for coffee.

Overall I found the hotel pleasant. I would stay at the Royal Islander again.
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Date of stay: July 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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chrisss72 wrote a review Apr 2005
EIRE pa311 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Make the best of it. Its not the hilton. Its a 2 - 3 star hotel. Rooms are what you expect for around $75.00 a night. They are clean as well. Drinks were cheap compared to the rest of the island and my room was cleaned every day. I rated it above average because for the price you get what you pay for. I never had to complain to the staff so im not sure how they would treat you if you had to do so. It was just me and my girlfriend. Now for the negatives: Pushy time share and entertainment sales. I told them flat out no and would talk to them later that week. They were not happy at all. There is a table in the lobby and they sit there like ducks wating for you. BUT, its like that at all the 2-3 star hotels in freeport according to other travelers. Freeport is still recovering from the hurricanes and they have always thrived on our tourisim. Freeport itself: At the international Bazzar and the resort where we purchased a time share, "which we though we could get out of and are having a hard time doing so with in 7 so called days". You will get solicitated for drugs and poverty stories for a buck or two. Thats the real world in someplaces Even the private resorts. Look out for undercover cops i heard. All in all the Bahamian people were very nice. The bazar had a nice native show on night we where there. If you looking for night life or clubs in freeport forget it. ITs a laid back place. The Royal Islander was fine and the island was nice. Please submit vacation reviews on trip advisor to help other people make better decisions.
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Date of stay: April 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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udel001 wrote a tip Mar 2020
Glenelg, Maryland219 contributions102 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"This hotel is good if you just want a place to sleep with good food and a nice pool."
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Kanwar Deep G wrote a tip Jun 2017
Mumbai, India1,063 contribution49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stayed overnight only. Very basic rooms with aircon."
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angelcut1111 wrote a tip Aug 2016
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Look for Good Reviews, it speaks Volumes!!! :-)"
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jaguarljs wrote a tip Jul 2016
New Port Richey, Florida22 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Daddy Browns, Solomon's Grocery all do take out"
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jenother wrote a tip Jul 2016
Ogden, Utah26 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"go to a nicer hotel for the same price when they add all the hidden fees"
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PRICE RANGE
S$111 - S$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal islander freeport, royal islander hotel freeport
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasGrand Bahama IslandFreeport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
99
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Islander Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Islander Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Spot Bahamas (0.9 km), 700 Wines & Spirits (0.1 km), and Cotton Candy Jazz Club (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Islander Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Islander Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Islander Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Islander Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sire's Restaurant & Bar, The Pepper Pot, and Amazin' Glazin' Desserts.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Islander Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Royal Islander Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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