Rock House Hotel & Restaurant

Bay Street, Dunmore Town, The Bahamas

An intimate gem whose only shortcoming (in some eyes) is that it does not sit on Pink Sands Beach, the Rock House Hotel & Restaurant was a labor of love for the late Wallace Tutt, an interior designer to the stars who was best known for designing Gianni Versace’s Miami mansion. Ten individually decorated rooms in the 1940s private home turned boutique hotel echo that property’s grandeur with king size beds and seaside motifs, as well as sumptuous linens and stone lion heads mounted on the walls in the restaurant. But the real story here is the service: There is always a picnic basket on-hand in every room, a library of games and books is available for perusal on rainy days, and the concierge is happy to arrange in-room pampering treatments if the walk to the neighboring spa feels like too much trouble.

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Rock House Rocks!

Rock House is an absolute gem at the top of the stairs in ‘downtown’ Dunmore Town. An elegant setting with an extraordinary restaurant where ocean views from front terrace are top notch, but the secret are the few pool/cabana tables out back. Private with great food and 5 star service, Rock House set a standard for my visit. GM Eli Kostbar runs a tight ship and has crafted a historic plantation feel in public areas with furnishings, art, lighting, and photography that lets you step back in time. If rooms are anything like restaurant, Rock House sets the standard.

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