First of all let me say that if you search Expedia and find the Melia listed for a certain price, don't believe what you see! You have to search different pages and finally read the very fine print at the bottom of some random page, to read that all-inclusive prices are HIGHER. We didn't find this out until three days before our trip when our (adult) daughter called the Melia just to double check details. She was told we were not all inclusive, and that it was Expedia's fault that we were mislead. All our paperwork from Expedia proudly called the Melia an All-inclusive Resort in multiple places. It was bolded, highlighted, underlined, etc. Thats all we "saw" while looking at the listing. Since it was on all our paperwork, confirmations, etc., we of course believed we were visiting an all-inclusive! But Melia said no, you didn't PAY for that, and to complain to Expedia about it. When she placed a call to Expedia they told her that Melia IS an all inclusive resort and they proudly advertise that, but that we hadn't paid for that, even though those words were all over our paperwork. Expedia said they only list on their website what Melia gives them, so they blamed Melia. Melia blamed it on Expedia for giving people that impression with the way they had written the listing. So with the blame-game, needless to say, when we checked in, each of us had to fork over $115 each for each day we were staying, to be covered under all-inclusive. Then when we checked out - we had to pay an additional $43 per night for "service fees" simply because we booked through Expedia. Yes, I guess it was in the fine print somewhere, probably on page 25 or something deceiving like that. So even though, yes the fine print was listed somewhere, Expedia was completely misleading and deceptive in their listing of the Melia. And it cost us A LOT of money because we trusted them to be "for" the traveler, to "help" the traveler. PSYCHE! Instead - we were very deceived and fell for their trick. Congrats to Expedia - they took a lot of money out of my hard-earned paycheck.
On a much brighter note, the 6 days at the Melia proved to be one of the best vacations my family has ever had. As compared to the Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), I would choose Melia ten times over. (I didn't need a $300/hr spa visit anyway) We also enjoyed it that much more than the Omni Resort in Cancun (traveling out and about using the public bus to town about 3 miles away was handy, cost $1.50 each, and felt very safe!). We had no problems whatsoever, the room was located in a handy but quiet location, the maid service was exceptional, most servers were friendly and seemed very happy to be there, (yes, one or two couldn't seem to smile-but doesn't that happen everywhere?) We were impressed with the layout of the pools, the grounds were beautifully manicured and the colorful plants well cared for. It made for beautiful photo opportunities. We loved walking on the beach. It was clean and not crowded at all. The food-Oh, the food! It was very very delicious and such a variety of choices! We loved the buffet and most of what we ordered in Cilantro, Aqua, and Nikkei (the sushi rolls were outstanding! We did not eat at Black Angus because we raise our own natural, grass-fed beef and nothing is better than that-so we didn't spend money on what we have at home that's better anyway.)
Yes, there are some updates being done in a few places of the resort. But from an upper-middle class person to those who are trying to decide if the Melia is "good enough" "clean enough", or "updated enough" - This is the bottom line and sums up my families' opinion - We believe someone would have to be a spoiled brat with more dollars than they have sense, to complain about this resort. If you are in the 1% of people I hear exists somewhere, then go to Dubai or somewhere like that for vacation. But if you're a normal person like me, you will be at the Melia basking in the sun and counting your blessings that you're able to be there and make fond, happy memories and enjoy such great experience :)
- 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
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- 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