The very first thing I can say is that we probably wont go to a hotel that isn't completely all inclusive again, not that it was a huge deal to have to sign the receipts after every drink or not having free room service but its just easier to not worry about any of that if you are paying for all inclusive.
My next thought is that the management could use some better training. There were a lot of employees that made it seem like such a chore to help us. They do not give you a map, explain any of the restaurants to you, or show you where your room is in anyway when you check in. After getting lost on our way to our room on the first day I asked the concierge if they had a map I could have and she pointed out one on the wall which wasn't very helpful. I also emailed before our trip and asked if we could get our room next to or close to the other 2 couples we were traveling with but when we arrived the 3 rooms could not have been more far apart, which I could have over looked if the hotel was anywhere close to full but it wasn't.
And it sometimes took an act of God to get a drink at the pool bar, at times they seemed so busy but there was always one manager more or less just walking around. One time in particular I felt like I had waited about 5 min and finally made eye contact with the manager just wandering around behind the bar I asked her for a beer and she just said ok I'll have one of the bar tenders get it for you, well all the bar tenders were really busy so it was still at least another 2 min before I got my drink.
The food at the resort all tasted very good I don't think we had anything we didn't like, but trying to figure out what was open when was a chore. The 1 restaurant was good in the morning for breakfast and at night, we really enjoyed those. One of the nights we were there we had planned to eat at the outdoor buffet but for whatever reason (we think it was due to a wedding) it wasn't open that night so we then decided on food from the pool bar but that also wasn't open so the bar tender, Gino, said he would go get us food from the bar inside. Gino was the absolute best! He was one of the few employees that seemed to actually like his job and interacting with us. There were a few other good ones too but it was hard to remember their names as they were never in the same location 2 days in a row.
The beach was my favorite part of the resort. The sand was beautiful, there were plenty of chairs and space for everyone. We enjoyed playing volleyball and just relaxing. The waitresses to the beach were few and far between but once you had one if you told her to come back with another round 10 min you could usually get a drink in a timely fashion.
Over all I think the resort has a lot of potential, especially after the construction is done, I just think that the service could have been better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meliá Nassau Beach is situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of white sand long the Atlantic Ocean on Nassau’s spectacular Cable Beach. Enjoy stunning views, comfortable accommodations, luxury amenities and globally inspired cuisine featuring a distinctive Bahamian flare. Meliá Nassau Beach is a perfect playground for kids of all ages offering an array of activities, on and off land, including golf, sailing and snorkeling in the calm, turquoise waters of the island. *Operating as an inclusive resort until December 2014. All inclusive after December 2014LOCATIONMeliá Nassau Beach is conveniently located just minutes from Nassau Paradise Island International Airport and a short walk from Cable Beach Golf Club. In addition, the resort is situated near many of Nassau’s major attractions, local restaurants, cafes and shops. ACCOMMODATIONSMeliá Nassau Beach features 694 guestrooms, including 32 suites: Classic Island View, Deluxe Pool View, Premium Ocean View, The Level, Romance Suite, Royal Suite, Grand Suite and the Presidential Suite ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, BookIt.com, TripOnline SA, Despegar.com, Odigeo, getaroom.com, Travelocity and Tingo so you can book your Melia Nassau Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort And Casino
- Sheraton Nassau Beach Hotel Nassau
- Sheraton Cable Beach Resort
- Nassau Sheraton
- Radisson Cable Beach Resort
- Melia Nassau Beach Resort Bahamas