Atlantis - Coral Towers
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... tour around the eastern side of Nassau.
Passing tourist attractions like Parliament Square, the Court house, Government House, Fort Charlotte, Junkanoo Beach, Graycliff Restaurant, Police HQ, National Treasury and Art Gallery, the University of the Bahamas and weaving through the upper, middle and lower class housing estates. We stopped briefly for a look through Fort Finecastle and a walk down and up the Queen's Stairs.
Here there were a small collection ...
... of the island to the left of the group. I noticed that this part of the island did not have many people exploring it so I made note that next time we came here - I would show Joanne it.
The all-you-can-eat buffet on the island was awesome - lots of tasty food.
... time to join the Cruise Line Staff.. we were escorted on a cruise bus (at 5:45am) to Port Canaveral where we met the Disney Dream for the first time. It was HUGE. We boarded the ship, and spent more time getting lost than was entirely necessary. Eventually, after a week of navigating my way around, getting lost, and freaking out... it was time. We had travelled the seas and arrived at Castaway Cay... I was ...
... refrigerator for our room and he made that happen in a matter of minutes! We loved him!
FACT: Atlantis can be quite EXPENSIVE, so we took other options when it came to dining! We did enjoy, Atlas Bar & Grill and Nobu, both on the property. The resort offers dining plans, but again, still very expensive. We didn’t have a rental, so we caught a cab off the property to the nearest grocery/package store (which was $30 round-trip). We also walked 10 minutes off ...
... Carnival's staff is so honest because they could easily take something and we wouldn't know it!
Tonight was the second of two "Cruise Elegant" nights. It was truly amazing to see how poorly dressed people were. Some of what they wore, I wouldn't even wear to an Outback! Flannel shirts, flip flops & tank tops, shorts, etc. It was sad, to me, to see how terrible they dressed their kids. The kids looked like they were in dirty play clothes. I would say ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
We had a great time at the Atlantis. The staff was either the best in the world or the worst. Let me explain. The front desk people suck. I paid extra for a room to face the water. I faced roof tops that were similer to the Holiday Inn roofs. Once you see one roof you've seen them all. I went down the 1st morning with pictures that I took from my camera showing my view. The women at the desk said no your in the water view room. I asked to see a manager who made me wait 10 minutes( mind you there was no one behind me or waiting at the front desk ) so Me and the desk attendant stared at each other for ten minutes. Once the Manager came out she said oh well thats the room. Also I booked over the phone with Dan Knowles who I thought was there official rep. If so they don't like them much at the desk. There were more desk problems but lets focus on the plus side. Get the food plan and you will be happy great food at all the locations from burgers to surf and turf. AWSOME.
The activities are great and the prices are reasonable. Drinks? $7.50 for a beer! Rip Off!!!! The beach is owed by the goverment so there are venders selling trinkets and water sports. Parasailing is $70.00 for 12 Minutes RIP OFF. But you must rent a wave runner. Ask for Chris the fun guy and tell him a guy you know calls him HAPPY CHRIS. Great Guy will make you a great deal that is fun, affordable and gives you plenty of time. It was my birthday he gave me a three person wave runner for an hour for $100.00 and I think we got alot more time then that. That came out to $33.33 per person and all got plenty of time to drive! This is far from a cheap vacation but ,yes well worth it! If you go find Happy Chris and tell him the General says Hi!
Have fun you only live once!!
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In a nutshell, the Atlantis is great if you 1/ have kids, 2/ have a fair bit of cash, 3/ not expecting a 5* hotel .
Unfed skinny cats
Just returned from Atlantis. Beautiful place, upgraded to a room in Coral Towers, view to die for. My gripes were 15% gratuity added to everything even an icecream in Hagen Daz making 1 scoop $6. Can coke $3, 12" pizza $28 dollars, I do not mind paying a tip but $30 dollars on a $200 (£100) meal excessive. Also was disgusted to see 2 extremely thin, ill cats wandering around, one could hardly stand. When I spoke to a member of staff was told they are fed, this one isn't I can assure you. A bit sad when you think of all the money available their. Good holiday nonetheless.
I read every review for months and truthfully didn't believe most of what I read but now I have my own sad tale of woe. First our room was in the Coral Tower and the balcony had a lovely view of a used condom which despite asking more than once for it to be cleaned, remained throughout my stay. On our second night we at at the Chinese restaurant, Chopstix, and the next day, my daughter and I were taken ill with what we ultimately found out was food poisoning. Uncontrollabe vomiting and diarhea. Atlantis medical services advised us to go to the hospital, which we did. They fixed us up for about $1900.00. Atlantis did nothing for us- we couldn't even speak to a manager for 3 days. They had Security take a report and kept telling us they were "doing an investigation". When we finalyy spoke to the manager she told us the investigation would take several weeks and they would "call us". They did not offer us any type of compensation at all. In addition, they charged us for items we didn't use in the mini bar and Carmine's "lost" our reservation. The food poisoning took two full days away from our trip and I never actually felt well again afterward and still don't. We missed our reservation at Mesa Grill and our sunset catamaran cruise. Take the information in these reviews seriously, I wish I had. It was a very expensive lesson.
My husband and I stayed a week at the coral towers. Rooms are average. Service is VERY SLOW. One day they cleaned our room at 4pm. Restaurant service is even slower ..you can wait 40 minutes before you get drinks that you ordered..and about an hour until you get your food. If you have money to spend go to Mesa grill it was superb! Don't go to Nobu. Their food was Disgusting and overpriced. My husband ordered a sashimi dinner that cost $50 dollars and he got 4 pieces of fish that he counl't eat. We couldn't even eat chicken teriyaki because it was very dry and had bones in it. Also you have to make reservations to most of the restaurants week in advance. If you want to get beach towels you better go there at 9am..otherwise you will end up spending over 40 minutes waiting in line. Also its toooo kids oriented and too many rules. Pools only 4 feet deep, You can only swim from 9am to 7pm. Plus all the activities are for kids. Gambling is the only entertainment for adults. Plus everything is too overpriced.
I been reading reviews and just visited the Atlantis and stayed in the Coral towers. We had a few problems just like you would anywhere else but having the waterpark, ocean and good weather overcame any faults.
We recently visited the Atlantis with our 2 children(ages 5 and 8) and another family that had children the same ages. I had read MANY previous reviews of the Atlantis and had prepared myself for the worst but, I was pleasantly surprised. Our airport transportation was a quick and easy as was check in. Our rooms were average hotel rooms, but nothing to complain about(We stayed in Coral Towers). All of the food was excellent. We did not do the dining plan but we carried snacks for breakfast with us and ate whatever we wanted the rest of the time. Lunch for 4 would be about $50 and dinner about $200. A little pricey but at least it was good. We really enjoyed Carmine's, Sea Fire, Chop Stix, and the Marina pizza. We also ate off property at the Poop Deck and it was good. The staff was very friendly. They treated us the same way we treated them. We tipped everyone who helped us with ANYTHING. A great tip I read off of here was to wear shoes to walk around. The ground is burning up hot!!! and you may have to walk a good distance to get to some of the water activities. We would choose a pool to hang around for the day and get there by 10 am to reserve our seats. If you waited too long there would be no seats left. Overall it was a great vacation and we can't wait to return!
I went to ATLANTIS Coral Towers with my fiance and 2 friends.Just got back today! I had the best time. I am glad we went before Kids got out for Christmas Break. And I am glad we went during off time week (sun-wed), because the resort is so big, that You don't want to NOT get the attention you need. Everyone on the Island was fabulous! The Resort as well. I got towels at the pool quickly, The water park lines were quick, there are so many restuarants-some very expensive (TOBU-$$$$) and others regular (Johnny Rockets, Starbucks, etc-all on the property). The rooms were fine, not the RITZ or anything, but clean and quiet, all the T.V. ammenities, a mini bar, phones, balconies,,I worked at the Marriott Ft Lauderdale Resort last year, and the drinks are the same price (9$ daqu). So, plan on Hotel prices for some stuff. But, there is a comedy show on propety that was soooo funny ($20), there is a movie theatre (free), casino, gym(15$), spa, ocean stuff...I got married through a company that picked me up(Amour Affairs-Paulette-)she was great! the hotel staff was at my beck and call- And i ordered room serivce, had my dress steamed, had wake up calls, i called about questions to get my hair done, I got my hair done for my wedding..Everyone on the property and off were super nice. I ate off property at LUCIANOS ITALIAN..it was on ocean overlooking ATLANTIS HOTEL-Spectacualr! I have visited many other of the Bahamas- noone has ever made me feel so safe or as thankful as NASSAU- but also, GRATUITY is added to EVERYTHING-so their economy is doing great!SO MAYBE THAT IS WHY THEY ARE SO HAPPY. GO, have fun, all ages were there from babys to grandparents- I went for 3 nts/4days..perfect.