The Cove Atlantis
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The cove is the mid to high end to the Atlantis. The rooms were disappointing although quite spacious ours seemed a little tired and old fashioned. Not what I'd expect at this kind of price point.Good facilities over the standard stay at the Atlantis with a more private beach and pool area. Lots going on and a great place to walk around you never need to leave.It's so large it does feel a little like a holiday camp. Not so personal as smaller outfits. built on scale and bulk.All in all a nice stay but would try somewhere else next time.In more detail...The check in was very slow, no where near enough staff to ensure a short wait. Offered drinks as we waited.Finally checked in and was distinctly told with our 'Half Board' package we could book any restaurant bar Nobu. Which we promptly did as they get busy so unless you want to be disappointed do in quickly. later when we checked out all the restaurants had charged. We did complain and 50% of the costs were removed, so complained again and I think we go it down to 30% so not ideal but a fair result.The restaurants were all really good with no complaints in any of them. Good food and good value.The room was on the 4th floor, although classed as 'Deluxe Ocean Suite' The hotel was busy so no option to change. A tad tired, spacious but not what we expected. The 4th floor isn't ideal for the views as we overlooked the roof tops from the restaurant below, adequate at best. Beds comfortable and bathroom shower area was fine. Separate lounge area stepping down from the bed area, made the room feel a lot bigger.A 5mn walk to the main building and Casino. 2-5 mns to either of the 2 beaches and pool area. These facilities were great. catered for lots of people but large enough to not feel crowded.|You can't fault the water park area it is one of the best. We don't do all that but the lazy river is a must no matter your age.Towards the main hotel and Casino are the shops and harbour area. This is really nice, lovely boats well set in the harbour with some great places to eat (part of the hotel), shops and a nice evening walk.The casino is OK, not quite Vegas style but OK. A bonus if you like this and you can also play next to the private Cove pool if you wish.Its a great resort but impersonal. If you were a family with younger children or Teens I would think you'd like it more than we did. We had a good time, 5 days. probably 2 days too long.We ventured out to the local town for one afternoon, not much to see. typical tourist 'tat' catering for the cruise ships. We did go to the 'Fish Fry' and that's worth a visit.the Atlantis isn't cheap and you are a captured audience. Cheapest meal we had was from a local joint recommended by the taxi driver... and it was a real treat. Great food amongst the locals and well priced. 'Oh Andros'.. Looks nothing, literally a shack but full of locals.. Don't expect anything fine it is basic but a must!
We stayed during Thanksgiving week at the Cove. The hotel was nice, the beach was good and the water was great. Service is not so good. The hotel automatically puts in 15% tip on every bill so the staff knows they do not have to give any extra effort on the service. The food cost was way over the top. There is two buffets at the cove and the price for an adult was $68 dollars and I have a family of four so our bill was over $250 dollars. Breakfast was around $50 dollars for coffee and donuts, and lunch was always over $150 dollars. It was a nice place but I will never go back. I felt that they were trying to get as much money out of me during my stay and not trying at all to get me to come back. Every activity at the Atlantis was over priced for the time actually spent doing the activity. We booked a snorkel excursion that lasted 4 to 5 hours and it was the same price as a 30 min activity at the Atlantis. I understand it is an island and prices are higher but i have been to other islands in the Bahamas and most items are cheaper than at the Atlantis. Nice place but not worth the price.
As this is the second time we stayed here we knew what to expect. Room was beautiful, well kept , clean. Staff were wonderful. It is not a cheap place to stay and I needed a bottle of water from the refrigerator for coffee(tap water has a sulfur smell) and I thought that $5 was a lot for a bottle of water but I then bought the same one at the airport on the way home and it was $6.- so I guess not so bad. We were here 2 years ago right around the time the Marriott took it over and I have to say staff seems much happier now and more friendly to the guests.
This part of Atlantis is a totally different experience. With key access required and the location mostly separated from the other part of the property, the Cove is more upscale and refined. The rooms are superior and the grounds cater more toward adults. No children under 18 are allowed at the pool. Other common areas properties of the complex are very good including a state of the art gym, lap pool, basketball and tennis courts and other excellent facilities. The multiple upscale restaurants are a far cry from the prior generation of Atlantis goers that experienced buffet only restaurants with low quality food and inadequate service. Atlantis has become a nearly 5 star destination with its upgrades and top notch food of all types. A special note to Wally at the Cove pool and his staff who made sure that every aspect of our stay was exceptional. I highly recommend this property for family vacations. Kudos to the management for training all members of the staff (bellmen, concierges, check- in personnel, housekeeping, pool staff) to greet the guests with smiles and assistance 24 hours of the day. We will return.
Splurge on this one. Book the Concierge Level at the Cove Atlantis. High floor room overlooking the water park or the pool and cruise ships. The Concierge lounge includes breakfast, light Mediterranean lunch ( hummus, dips, salad items and artisan breads) and desserts. Also, a 5-7 happy hour with a couple of hot appetizers, crudités and open bar. It was so relaxing to just wal into the lounge, have a great breakfast, watch the news and plan the day. A short walk to our own pools and beach and then light lunch. Afternoon at the spa, gym, dolphin pool, Rapids river raft and water slides.Happy hour before dinner and the casino. Never wanted to leave
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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- 600 rooms
- 1 Buffet restaurant (International)
- 1 A la carte restaurant (Southwestern cuisine)
- 2 BBQ/Grills
- 3 bars
- 2 pools including adult's only
- Spa (fee)
- Business centre (fee)
- Wireless internet (fee)
- Access to restaurants and facilities at Atlantis
- 1 king-size bed and 1 double sofabed
- 1 full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe available for a fee
- Wireless Internet access (fee)
- Iron and ironing board
- 2 HDTV flatscreen TV's
- Separate living area
- Max occupancy of 4
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The Cove AtlantisNassau,Bahamas
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1 Casino Drive New Providence Island
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