The Graycliff Hotel
Originally built in 1740 by Captain John Howard Graysmith, a famous pirate of the Caribbean who commanded the notorious schooner Graywolf and plundered treasure ships along the Spanish Main. His buccaneering not only made him rich, but it also brought him fame and he was greatly feared for his famous exploits. Graycliff is situated next door to Government House and only a few minutes away from white sand beaches, the hotel offers an enticing world tucked away from the casinos and glitter of Nassau. The hotel boasts eighteen elegant guest chambers and spacious cottage suites.
The ambiance at Graycliff is to make each guest feel as if they have returned home. Four categories of rooms and suites are elegantly appointed with antiques and luxury amenities with names that evoke all the charm and romance of the tropics.
Graycliff is a landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Graycliff Wine Cellar
Graycliff’s Wine Cellar is world-renowned and the wine list has won the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1988 and the World of Fine Wines 3-stars since 2015. The Wine Cellar has an inventory of over 250,000 bottles from over 5000 vintners in 20 countries. The Wine Cellar is a connoisseur’s dream, the inventory ranges from today’s most popular vintages to some of the rarest including an 1865 Château Lafite and the oldest and one of the most expensive bottles in the world, a 1727 Rudesheimer Apostelwein from Bremen Ratskeller in the “Rheinghau” Region.
The Graycliff Cigar Company
The Garzaroli family founded the Graycliff Cigar Company when Enrico Garzaroli fell in love with cigars but was unable to find that “perfect” cigar to complement what Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant has always been known for — excellent cuisine, fine wines and luxurious accommodations.
The Graycliff Cigar Company, began production in January 1997 with a single roller in the foyer of the Graycliff Restaurant and now has expanded to an award winning boutique Cigar Company with 16 master rollers, each an expert in the art of cigar rolling. The Graycliff Cigar Company produces five brands of cigars: Graycliff, G2, Bahiba, Cabinet Selection by Graycliff and the newly introduced B-Cuz by Graycliff. Visitors to The Graycliff Cigar Company, in addition to witnessing first-hand skilled torcedores at work, may also take a Cigar Rolling Lesson or a Cigar and Rum pairing session with our expert craftsmen.
The Graycliff Chocolatier
A chocoholic’s dream can come true. At Graycliff Chocolatier guests learn how to make their own chocolates under the tutelage of the master chocolatier or they can simply indulge in these delicious gourmet chocolates. Gourmet chocolates and truffles are available for purchase at the boutique and select retailers throughout The Bahamas.