My husband and I stayed at Breezes back in August, and I just happened upon the notes I had jotted down during our stay of things to include in my review, so here goes. I feel like I should premise this by saying that we booked our trip to Breezes last minute because we thought it was such a great price for a trip to the Bahamas, and we thought we’d take a gamble on the bad reviews and go have a nice impromptu vacation. Given the chance to do it all over again – I would have opted to save the money that we spent, and put it toward something else (for example, with the money we spent going to Breezes, combined with the money we had already spent planning our next vacation, we could have gone to somewhere really, really nice)
I’ll start with the pros:
The beach is pretty, but that comes with the Bahamas. There was a bus stop basically right in front of the hotel, so you could easily go into town for a few bucks (the #10 bus) and the security staff was very helpful in telling us how to use the bus system. There was no tipping the staff, which we appreciate (all inclusive really should be just that). There were plenty of TV channels available (I know, who watches TV when you’re on vacation, but we were having a not-fantastic time, so we watched movie channels). There were plenty of activities available, especially at night. They did have some top-shelf liquors available at the bars. The cleaning staff always said hello in the hallways.
And now the cons:
Their restaurant reservation policy is ridiculous. You have to make your reservations the day before by calling a number from within the hotel during a set timeframe (like two or three hours) in the morning. We were there for three nights, and we not able to eat at either of the restaurants. The buffet food was mediocre at best, and you could obviously tell that they used the same food over and over again from previous meals until it was out.
The pools were filthy. You could actually see the cloudiness of the water, and scrape the gunk off of the tiles with your fingernail. It was so disgusting that my husband and I did not want to get in.
Our room was incredibly outdated. Some rooms that we walked past had tile floors, but ours had carpet, which constantly felt wet because of how humid the entire hotel was at all times. The drapes and bedding looked like they had been there for decades and desperately need to be updated. The bathroom had been renovated, so that was nice, except that there was what my husband identified to be as urine rust on the toilet paper roll holder and there was no bathtub.
The walls are paper-thin and you can hear everything that goes on in your hallway. And let me just tell you – the type of clientele at this place will keep you up verrrrrrrry late with their shenanigans (I was bothered and I’m in my mid-twenties). It felt like I was in a very low quality dorm.
The bar service was lacking, to say the least. The bartenders were often very rude. There is only one beer available. They have self-serve frozen drink machines that looked like they had never been cleaned. There is no consistency in the product you’re served – one drink could be very strong, and the next one you order could taste completely different and have very little alcohol at all.
The hotel was under some construction while we were there (hopefully trying to revamp the place), and it obstructed some walking areas. There was very little shade anywhere – not near the pools or on the beach.
The hotel just stunk. Like nasty humid moldy stinky GROSS.
All in all, the experience was a disappointment. The most fun that my husband and I had was the day that we spent exploring the city. If you’re on your senior trip after you graduate highschool, then this would be the perfect place. If not, then save your time and your money.
Ask for a room with tile floors.
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