We just came back from a wonderful vacation where we staying at Riu Palace Paradise Island.
Let me start the review with this word "Comparables", when buying a house, a car we always look at comparables. Let me start with the pros of the hotel.
1. Location: Location Location. Hotel is literally next door to Atlantis. Meaning that you will have the opportunity to go for a walk, go to a movie, see a comedy show, do some shopping (Tortuga Rum Cake is a must) or just admire the beautiful yatchs on the marina. Or just try the luck in the casino. Also you can just hop in a cab $12 for a trip downtown.
2. Beach is great clear water and you can swim a see fish really nice.
3. WIFI: Free wifi in hotel and rooms and the speed is quite decent. I use skype with no problems.
4. Rooms: Rooms are spacious with a nice washroom and a balcony to enjoy the view and the sunrise/sunset
Here's is when I will use the concept of comparable when evaluating the property. If you compare the food in this hotel with the ones in Dominican Republic or Mexico, then this hotel is pretty far from the options and selection available in those hotels. If you are like me 4 days/3 nights not a big deal but if you're staying 10 - 14 days keep that in mind. Trust me the food was good but not at the level of other Riu Palace.
Tip: Ask for a room on floor 11 or higher on odd numbers (01, 03). You will have a chance to enjoy the view of atlantis, the cruise ships, the beach and also enjoy the afternoon sunlight in the balcony.
Also please keep in mind you're on vacation, the service staff is super friendly and laid back so any request will take time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on Paradise Island (the Bahamas), 3 km/1.8 Miles from Nassau * 100 m/328 ft from "Atlantis", the largest casino in the Caribbean * 14-story building * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 3 km/1.8 Miles to downtown Nassau * 200 m/656 ft from various shops * 25 km/15.5 Miles from the airport * 200 m/656 ft from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Discover ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Paradise Island Hotel Paradise Island
- Riu Hotel Paradise Island
- Paradise Island Sheraton
- Paradise Island Riu Hotel
- Riu Paradise Island Bahamas
- Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island Bahamas