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Atlantis, Royal Towers, Autograph Collection
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Paradise Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2009

We stayed at the Royal Towers April 6-10 and had a delightful time. We traveled with our 3 kids ages 8,7 and 4. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The kids loved the pools and aquaventure. Most days they were in the pool area until late afternoon (the pools closed at 7). There were a number of kids activities and we did have the kids go to the kids club which all three enjoyed. While there was a number of restaurants I think they could have a few more. Unfortunately, we were unable to go to a few of the higher end restaurants because the minimum age was six. Yes, the food is expensive but that is common in a lot of the islands. The service at the hotel was always prompt and courteous. The people from the Bahamas are so pleasant--we had a number of wonderful conversations with them. Overall, the stay was great and we will be returning again someday soon!

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Reviewed 9 April 2009

I visited the Atlantis resort from April 4th through the 7th and stayed at the Royal Towers. This resort is very big and very expensive. It is clearly a luxury resort dictated by the high end shops and high cost of everything at the resort.

With that said - Beware of the hidden charges. You may be hit with a number of fees added to the cost of your room after the completion of your stay. Examples include $30 energy charge per day, and $8 maid service charge per day. Another thing is cash is not really accepted on the resort grounds - everything you buy is charged to your room. Even if you have paid for one of the mealplans, you will be charged a 15% gratuity on top of what the bill would have been if you were paying for everything individually. Drinks and side dishes were not included in meal plan and must be paid via room card at that sitting. Meals costs are inflated compared to what you would pay in the US. A dinner for both my mother and myself in which we each had a salad and a filet mignon in addition to one glass of coke and one glass of champagne retailed for $179. Internet service was available in the room for $15 a day and gym passes could be purchased for $50 for the week.

Some cheaper places to eat, if you are not on a meal plan, are by the pools (Hamburgers and Hotdogs @ $7 each and a can of coke for $4), Murray's Deli, and Johnny Rockets.

During my stay, I ate at the Marketplace buffet every morning for breakfast. It is centrally located in the Royal Towers. They have a huge buffet selection. The omlet station is definately worth the wait. For dinner we ate at Cafe D'Angelo's, Bahamian Club, and Mesa Grill. The service at these places were impecable. Truely first class as was the food. My brother said the Mesa Grill had the best steak he had ever had! Bobby Flay was not the chef but you would have never known. The portions in these restaurants were generous and resort elegant attire is required for dinner service. The negatives are few but I feel it is important to mention. You really need to make your reservations for the restaurants for dinner weeks in advance for your trip or you may not be able to get reservations. And secondly there is a 15 minute window before they cancel your reservations and charge you a $50 pp cancellation fee.

The resort is very large and crowded. There are not many places to sit when walking from one end to the other. This was a negative for my mother has bad knees. Also there are few if any ramps around the property. This resort is geared toward families with children yet there are no ramps. I watched many men and women carrying their children in their strollers up and down stairs. There is a shuttle bus that runs every 10-15 mins for free that takes you from one end of the resort to the other.

The waterslides and admissions to the aquariums are included in the cost of the hotel room. They are a sight to see. The waterslides can occupy a good portion of the day. In order to ride the waterslides, you must first show your room key and get a bracelet. The lines seem long but move along fairly quick. It is hard to find a tube if you go later in the day so try and grab one early. The current and lazy river are extremely relaxing! You can ride them around the resort and have the option to get off at different spots like the Power Tower - where about 6 waterslides are housed.

Walking into the resort you will feel like you have stepped into the lost city of atlantis - The staff is pleasant and always willing to help. Be prepared to walk alot and spend alot of money. If you can afford it - This is the place to be in the Bahamas.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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5  Thank chellechiavelli9
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Reviewed 8 April 2009

Simply wonderful, take your kids! It is a family resort too. We ate at the Biminni Road bar and grill most of the time. it is in the village market right outside the hotel. Much cheaper and great food and booze. You can watch the nightlife, see the huge ships come in and listen to music! I would not reccommend eating in at the Atlantis unless your rich. The food is ok, we ate at the marketplace for 27.00 per person for the breakfast and it was nothing special, more like convention food. There is HAPPY HOUR in the hotel, check the bars! 4-7pm! $4.50 a drink (deal) By the pools! If you do not have kids book at the Reef in the Atlantis, you have access to the COVE which is adults only and that place is incredible. Pool is prefect and the beach is clothing optional. If you have kids you can book at the Beach Towers for about $399.99 per night or book next to Atlantis which is the comfort suites and you have all the liberties of the Atlantis! ($389.00)
The water attractions are wonderful and the sea life aquarium. Also there is a beach that does not allow the local sellers to enter, right next to a pool in the Atlantis, it is near the reef. You can snorkel too. We went suba diving it was great, scary but so much fun. I would suggest booking at the Excursions-many activities to choose from and you can book
on site of the Atlantis but the prices are cheaper the locals handle it and are friendly.
About the service, 50% are great and 50% of all the people are so lame and they could care less about you. We also stayed at the Sharaton the last few days and booked with priceline $125.00 per night! It was fantastic! Quiet, relaxing with the beach and pool next to us. The view was amazing. None of the food was worth it to us so we walked 10 minutes down the road to Capricios, italian..a 10 for sure! Then we hopped the bus for $1.25 each and it took us directly to the straw market! We saved $30.00 rt. All the people on the bus are tourist with no stops! Breakfast at the sharaton would have to be starbucks bagel egg sandwitch. Drink are good at the pool bar. Enjoy!
By the way, do not order room service at the Atlantis unless your rich!!!
Sharaton was good for room service and for pizza.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 26 March 2009

My husband & I stayed on the 12th floor of the Royal Towers in March of 2009. We are in our 30's with NO kids. This place is truly amazing. It's so beautiful and there is so much to see and do. Our vacation was 100% paid for by my husband's company, so we didn't have to come out of pocket for the trip. I do feel that the food is a bit expensive, but it was good. One word of advice is to book resturant reservations the day you get there. We were unable to eat at the Mesa Grill while we were there b/c there were NO reservations for that restuarant. If you want to eat breakfast before the crowds start, get to the buffet at the Marketplace by 8:30 am. After that, all the families come in and there is a little area outside the restuarant were they line up strollers. It gets crowded. Just get there by 8:30 or go at 10am. Breakfast there was GREAT!!!!

If you are a golfer, definitely play here! It is the most beautiful golf course we've ever seen. It's about a 5 min. ride to the course & includes free shuttle. It's just breathtaking. It's about $300.00 a person for golf, but truly top of the line service.

The Dolphin Encoutner was fun! They only take 10 people per group so you get more interaction time. We chose the photo package that came with the CD, so you can print your own photos. It also includes 4 printed photos for $149.00. If you take your camera with you, you can take photos of other groups interacting if you just want some dolphin pics, but they don't allow cameras in the dolphin interaction areas.

We had the best dinner at The Poop Deck, which is about 10 min. away from the resort. Take a taxi there for $4 per person. You won't be disappointed if you want to try local cuisine.

The service here was EXCELLENT! Nobody expects tips or asks for tips like they did when we visited Mexico or Jamaica. Certainly tip if you see fit, but they do not wait for you to tip or expect it.

I highly recommend this resort for people who want to do alot of activities. This is a great place for families. Not recommended for older couples or people who do not want to be around kids. If you are looking for a romantic place to stay, go to Sandals instead. If you want a place that has a little something for everyone, you like doing alot of activites & don't mind paying extra for food & beverage (since it's not all inclusive), then this is definitely a great place to visit!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Bidney
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Reviewed 22 March 2009

I took my niece to the Atlantis Royal Towers for a Sweet Sixteen birthday trip Thursday March 12 through Sunday March 15, 2009. This was a once in a lifetime trip, so I spent the extra money for the Imperial Club. We stayed in a 17th floor Imperial Club Waterview Room. A spectacular view that we will never forget. The Imperial Club offers free breakfast, salads & chips at lunchtime and Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm. The food is incredibly expensive; so expect to spend $7.00 for a slice of pizza. Johnny Rockets and Murray’s Deli are the most affordable eateries. The Seafire Steakhouse has great food, but you really pay for it…$50.00 for a 10oz. Filet Mignon. Our main reason for choosing The Atlantis was for the water attractions. The water slides are really fun and have something for everyone…from kiddie to daredevil. We spent most of our time on the Lazy River. Once you get an inner tube, you can hang out there as long as you wish. It’s a great, active way to catch some rays rather than simply lying on a beach chair. The staff is friendly and laid back. I would highly recommend the Atlantis Royal Towers Imperial Club for that really, really special occasion.

  • Stayed: March 2009
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3  Thank AzraelBelAirMD
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Reviewed 21 March 2009

This is great place to take the family for a really fantastic beach/pool vacation. The pools, beach, and water slides are incredible. The rooms were really nice sized and fairly clean but could be cleaner. Around the door handles there was lots of grime.
The really big downside is the overall price. The rooms are expensive but the price does include the pools/beach and water slides. The food is out of this world expensive. The hotel offers meal plans that get you a very nice breakfast and dinner. However not included in the price of the meal plans is a gratituty. On top of what you paid for the meal plan, you also pay 15% based on what they would charge for the food if you didn't have a meal plan. For dinner sodas are not included so you pay big bucks for a glass of soda. Very easy to rack up a good sized bill by the end of your stay. You ask for water at dinner and they bring you a $10 bottle of bottled water. So be careful there. Make sure you say "just tap water". Besides the pools and beach which are included in the room everything is an extra charge. If you need to make a local call to confirm your airfport shuttle, you'll be charged. If you want to sit on the Dolphin Cay beach and watch you child swim with the dolphins, you will be charged for that. You are definitely nickled and dimed to death. Take lots of snacks from home to munch on at the pool and beach. The food at the pool is pretty expensive too. If possible stop in Nassau before going to Atlantis and get a supply of bottled water, soda, beer. Will save you a lot of money. There isn't even a water fountain (at least that I ever say) out by the pools. They are definitely counting on you to buy lots of drinks.

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3  Thank R0sie13
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Reviewed 21 March 2009

We just came back from the staying at the Royal Towers - Atlantis. We were there for March Break 16 - 20th. We were happy we decided to stay at the Royal Towers, it is centrally located to everything. The rooms are basic - which I knew. We spent very little time in our room so it was not an issue. We were travelling with our 11 year old daughter.
The best time to go on the slides is when they first open at 10:00 a.m. The other ideal time is from 6:00 - 7:00 which is just before they close. The pool near the "Leap of Faith" slide is heated. It is busy to get chairs but we have experienced worse when we have gone to Mexico. If you are there by 8 or 8:30 you shouldn't have a problem. "The Current" is fun but you do have to be careful; there are rocks and it runs quite quickly. Make sure you get a tube that is well filled with air. My daughter had a tube that was not completely filled and she scraped her back on the rocks.
The Dig is in the lobby of the Royal Towers and definately worth seeing. We talked to a few people that had not made their way over to the Marina Village. Its not far and definately worth the walk. Johnny Rockets is a great place for lunch.
We did the Gourmet Meal Plan - which we loved!!! You can make your dinner reservations 45 days before you go. We ate at Mesa Grill, Seafire Steakhouse, Bahamian Place and Cafe Martinque. The food was fabulous. Even though the meal plan is expensive it is well worth it! You were able to order a appetizer, soup/salad main course and a dessert. There is a children's menu which offeres good choices including steak which was excellent. Cafe Martinque you are given a credit of $55.00 per person/$25.00 for children to put towards the dinner. We spent an additional $60 or $70 per night on wine and side orders. Every morning we ate in the Market Place which is located in the Royal Towers. It is a huge buffet with everything you can imagine.
My daughter and I also did the 'Deep Swim" at Dolpfin Cay. I wasn't sure whether it would be worth because of reading some of the reviews. The experience took about 11/2 hours in all. You watched a short video at the beginning that was interesting. We then did the dolphin push across the lagoon, took motorized scooters to follow the dolphins and then was able to get pictures kissing, and petting the dolphin. We are very glad we signed up for this once in a lifetime experience.
We had a wonderful time at Atlantis - you can't help but be a kid again!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank hockeymomToronto
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Address: 1 Casino Drive, New Providence Island (Formerly Atlantis Royal Towers, Autograph Collection)
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Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > New Providence Island > Paradise Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Casino Hotel in Paradise Island
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Paradise Island
#6 Spa Hotel in Paradise Island
#7 Romantic Hotel in Paradise Island
#7 Luxury Hotel in Paradise Island
#8 Family Hotel in Paradise Island
Price Range: £242 - £533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Atlantis, Royal Towers, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 1201
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The iconic Atlantis, Royal Towers, Autograph Collection is the most reflective of mythical Atlantis, featuring grand architecture, artwork and design. Standard rooms at Paradise Island hotel have one king or two queen beds, a sitting area, and French balconies, while suites have full balconies. All rooms and suites offer terrace, harbour or water views. These towers are closest to Mandara Spa, the Fitness Center, Aquaventure, Atlantis Kids Adventures, The Dig, Casino, two main pools, and several gourmet dining options. It's easy to enjoy the pristine white beaches of Paradise Island and gorgeous lagoons from our resort hotel in the Bahamas. ... more   less 
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