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Atlantis Bahamas

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by Iceicecool, Apr 11, 2014.

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  1. Iceicecool

    Iceicecool Low-Roller

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    I really want to go here but after seeing room rates in the $400's and reading stories about how expensive the food and everything else is, Im not sure if I want to go. I've heard of people getting comp offers here without having ever played there. Do they buy marketing lists from other casinos? Does anyone have any secrets for saving money there?
     
  2. JosieCat

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    I just got an offer for 5 nights comped at the Beach hotel. I priced them and they were going for like 225 a night. I played there once for about 3 hours on a stop there on my cruise. My cruise was last October, and I just got this offer yesterday. First thing I've gotten from them.
     
  3. miniwhale

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    It is a great place for a vacation; our family is going for our 3rd trip this June. My husband and I first went 6 years before our first family trip, and we played mostly let it ride, $10 min. Two years ago, got 3 nights Coral Tower comped, then 2 nights at $99/night. We played, again, $10 min let it ride. We ended up getting $280 taken off our bill at the end. Each night, though, another $75 or so is added on in fees. Last year, stayed 7 nights, got 4 nights comped in the Royal Tower, then paid $99 for 3 nights, and nothing comped at the end. This year 2 nights comped and 3 for $106/night, Royal Towers.

    Beach Tower is closest to the ocean, but quite a hike to the pools, slides and lazy river. Most the kids will be there. Food is expensive too, but there are ways to budget around it. You would probably get back end comps for playing, but you really can't know what you would get until then.

    We order delivery service for bottled water, beer and liquor. We bring pastries and a small coffee maker for breakfast and treat ourselves to one breakfast out. You can get value meals at the poolside places for $11-$15 with burger (huge), chips/fries, and a drink. You get free refills on the sodas, save your cup and you can use it more than one day. The poolside places I think stop serving food at 5:30-6:00.

    Our first family trip (3 of us), we spent $2500. That included 2 nights for our son to go to the kids club ($75/4hrs), daily internet service, photos, some kid things, and meals. I know this is a lot of info, PM me if you have any specific questions. I also have a contact/host but I know they are by region of the US, the hosts are located in the states.
     
  4. Iceicecool

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    Thank you for the replies. I was on a cruise ship in December that stopped there but that whole trip I was so sick I barely made it out of my room. I should have tried to go there and play for an hour.

    To the last poster, thank you for all the info. I think I'm gonna wait a year or so before trying to go there. There's so many all inclusive resorts in Mexico for way cheaper that I want to do first. I don't have to have a casino where I go. If I go, I want to stay in the famous tower, I think it's Royal Tower. They want about $420 a night during the summer.

    Todd
     
  5. Ulose

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    They have a special from time to time where they offer free rooms with a players card from any casino. We used this last year. They ask for the casino and card#, and say it has to have play on it. Not sure how they verify it. I gave them my coushatta card, since I had the most play on it. Rooms were comped, no prob.
    They also have pretty good comps for play there. I checked at the casino cage our last night and they took off all room nights not on original offer and all room charges. We only gambled at night, so I thought this was great.
    Keep in mind automatic gratuity of 15% is added to everything. Comps won't cover those. Our free rooms, meals and drinks cost us about $400 vs about $2000 without comps. Everything is expensive. Free drinks in casino, but $9 drinks and $7beer at pools.
    Plus, I just Received a mail offer for 5 free nights and $600 in food and beverage.
     
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    Check to see if they still have the meal plans

    They used to have a regular and gourmet meal plan that would save you some money. You had to book these in advance,people would get sticker shock when they got there and tried to go on the plans ,but they wouldnt allow them. Mind you, this is based on conditions a dozen years ago .Also,this may be stale info, but you could stay really cheap across the street at the Comfort Suites and have full access to the Atlantis facilities. They gave you breakfast daily also.
     
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    It's a ripoff but definitely a property you want to see at least once.
    Thoroughly stunning.
     
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    I went there for the Pokerstars Moneymaker Millionaire/PCA in 2007.

    Honestly, I'm not sure how people can afford the dining options there if you're a family. I had $1,000 in hotel credit and used up nearly all of it in 5-7 days, although I kinda went to the expensive places. I overheard someone at the dinner buffet who was angry at the prices ($65+ iirc).

    The dining options on the other side of the island are pretty great, lots of local flavor and seafood options, and *much* cheaper.

    They didn't have the dolphin or sea lion experiences when I was there, but they seem like a bargain compared to Discovery Cove in Orlando. If they did have it, I would have done the all day dolphin trainer thing and eaten my meals at Quizno's.
     
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    There are some outside places to eat within walking distance; cab fares can get outrageous if you want to eat somewhere else. Dining plans aren't much of a deal. You only get breakfast and dinner. Gratuity is not included, but it is added on to your bill at the "value" of what you are ordering. (each person gets a non alcoholic beverage, an appetizer, entree, and dessert. server convinces you to get the appetizer, entree and dessert, WAY more than one person can eat. The entire meal for one person may be valued at $75, then gratuity is added on to your bill) Or you could go to somewhere like Carmine's, which is family style and split salad/appetizer/entree, without the dining plan.
    You could do two poolside cafe' meals for lunch and dinner and the total is $25. There ARE ways to make the trip a little less expensive.
     
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