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Melia Nassau Beach Resort

4 stars
P.O. Box N - 4914, West Bay Street, Nassau,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
107 reviews
Perfect trip!!

Was a little worried when I read past experiences but I have nothing bad to report! Room was clean... See full review

  • BklynNj
  • Aug 3, 2014
The Escape

My family and I took our first escape to Nassau on July 15,2014. The Melia Hotel hid us for 4... See full review

  • The Spy who loved Melia
  • Jul 21, 2014
White sand, comfort and fun on Cable Beach

Melia Nassau Beach Resort is located on a magnificent 1,000-foot stretch of Cable Beach. Paradise comes alive with three freshwater pools featuring cascading waterfalls, bubbling Jacuzzis and swim-up bar. Guests nosh at six on-site restaurants and bars and play at nearby Crystal Palace Casino. The vibrant nightlife of Nassau is just a short drive away. In addition to countless watersports, the resort provides an adult-supervised Kids Club to keep kids happy. Evening activities like book signings and wine tastings keep the fun going.

Highlights
  • Located on Cable Beach
  • On-site Kids Club
  • Crystal Palace Casino next door

 

Rooms
The 694 tastefully decorated rooms and suites at Melia Nassau Beach Resort feature a 32-inch flat-screen LCD TV, free local calls, bath products, coffee maker and more. Guests sleep tight in the sleeper bed with cushy mattress and down pillows. Refrigerators are obtained for a fee. Each room boasts a large, private balcony or patio with full views of the Atlantic Ocean, green gardens or a partial ocean view.
Features
Bahamian excursions are booked at the tour desk and Internet access is available at the lobby area. On-site shops offer sundries, clothes and jewelry. Services like babysitting, dry cleaning, 24-hour valet and self-parking are available for a fee. For guests seeking the perfect island wedding, Melia Nassau Beach Resort offers a tropical setting, award-winning chefs and wedding specialist.
 
Days and nights at Melia Nassau Beach Resort are filled with activities on site or nearby such as beach volleyball, snorkeling, swimming and more. Guests also work up a sweat in the on-site fitness center.
Dining
The six on-site bars and restaurants at Melia Nassau Beach Resort include Italian cuisine at Amici, A Trattoria. The Telegraph Bar and Edgewater Bar serve tropical beverages. The Dolphin Grill boasts Caribbean fare and Bimini Market prepares a Cajun/Creole plates. Caribe Cafe offers favorites like sandwiches and pizza. Swimmers sip cocktails at the Edgewater Bar. For guests who prefer dining en suite, room service is available.
Transportation
  • Nassau International Airport (6 mi/9.7 km)
Attractions
  • Crystal Palace Casino (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Straw Market (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Queen's Staircase (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Paradise Island (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Dolphin Encounters (10 mi/16.1 km)
Business
  • Internet access at the lobby area
  • 25,000 square feet of meeting space accommodates up to 1,200 guests
  • Audio/visual equipment available
Policies and fees
  • Mini bars in rooms will be available by December 24. 
  • The property is under renovation from May to December.
  • Guest should be 21 years old and above to check in.
  • A $40 per room, per day resort fee will be collected at check-out.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Melia Nassau Beach Resort Rooms

CLASSIC ISLAND VIEW
Its time to travel at your own pace, take it easy and discover the Bahamian way of life. Classic Island View accommodations feature expansive views of Nassau and Paradise Island from a private balcony or patio, a king or two double beds, 32 LCD TV and fully stocked minibar (330 sq. ft.)
DELUXE POOL VIEW
The Bahamas is a perfect playground for kids of all ages. Beautifully appointed with modern Caribbean flare, Deluxe Pool View rooms offer spectacular views of the pool from a private balcony or patio, a king bed or two double beds (connecting rooms available upon request), 32 LCD TV and fully stocked minibar. Ground floor Deluxe Pool View rooms allow easy access to the pool (330 sq. ft.)
THE LEVEL
All ocean view rooms featuring The Level services and amenities, a king or two double beds, 32 LCD TV and fully stocked minibar (330 sq. ft.). The Level at Meli Nassau Bahamas is the exclusive commitment by Meli to offer a wide range of superior services and facilities including private reception and check-in area, access to exclusive The Level pool and beach area, exclusive access to specialty restaurants, preferential reservations at restaurants, the spa and activities, special welcome amenity, turn-down service, pillow menu, in-room aromatherapy experience, The Level bathrobe and slippers and luxury bathroom amenities.
FAMILY KIDS AND CO
Traveling with children? Our family-friendly resort is perfect. Youll love the Kids and Co rooms specifically designed for families with all rooms including special amenities for the little ones. The family that vacations together stays together. And theres no better way to make the most out of an unforgettable experience than to spend time together as a family. The Kids and Co rooms are designed to create a family experience from a separate check-in desk complete with snacks and juices to bunk beds creating the feel of a family sleepover to an array of family friendly entertainment.
ROMANCE SUITE
Perfect for a romantic escape, Romance Suites features breathtaking panoramic views of the soft white sand beaches and spectacular sunrises from a private wrap around balcony, a king bed and 32 LCD TV (545 sq. ft.)
ROYAL SUITE
Peaceful seclusion and natural beauty define the Royal Suite offering luxurious oceanfront accommodations, views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, a king bed, private balcony, 32 LCD TV and access to THE LEVEL (950 sq. ft.)
GRAND SUITE
Enjoy the fresh cool island breeze and the sparkle of the moonlight on the sea in this spacious 2 bedroom suite featuring a living area with sofa bed, private oceanfront balcony, access to The Level services and amenities, and 32 LCD TV (1445 sq. ft.)
PREMIUM OCEANVIEW
Enjoy views of calm, turquoise waters and soft, powdery sand from the privacy of an Island inspired room. Strategically situated on the hotels highest floors, Premium Ocean View accommodations offer stellar ocean and beach views, a king bed or two double beds, 32 LCD TV and fully stocked minibar (330 sq. ft.)

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

25.0745 -77.4004
Area served
Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Nearby airports
Nassau International Airport (NAS) Directions: Exit at the airport to Circle JFK and drive east Continue 1 mile to Blake Road to fork Proceed right on West Bay Street Travel 5 miles east to resort
Area description
Just minutes from Nassau/Paradise Island International Airport, Melia Nassau Beach Resort is also close to the island's major attractions, including the 14th-century French stone Cloisters and the 18th-century Fort Charlotte, which once guarded Nassau Harbor.

Nearby points of interest

  • Cable Beach: 0.6 mi
  • Crystal Cay Marine Park: 2.3 mi
  • Atlantis Paradise: 5 mi

Dining

Aqua
Features an exquisite and rustic Italian trattoria. Open only for dinner. Hours: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Reservation Recommended
The Market Place
An Open Kitchen concept providing fresh fare with an international twist serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours: Daily 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM / 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM / 6:00 PM " 11:00 PM. After Midnight Enjoy Snack & Deli 11:00pm to 4:00am
O Grille
Dine Beachside and experience a Fusion of South American rodizio & Contemporary American Grill. Cuisine: Grill and steakhouse Hours: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM / 6:30 PM " 10:30 PM
Estavida
Energetic, dynamic, innovative and fun. Sip your favorite cocktail while listening to some of your favorite beats. Let the day transition into evening as the lights go down, the music turns up, and the ambiance sets the night alive. The Gastrobar at Estavida is a Bar that brings fine dining and serves signature tapas. Hours: 4:00 PM " 1:00 AM
Wet Bar
Swim up bar serving cold beverages to your seat at the pool or on the beach. Hours: 10:00 AM " 6:00 PM

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (107)

Ratings and reviews for Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
107 out of 107
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christina Bayside
Bayside, NY
Aug 25, 2014

Awesome Family Trip!!!

The pools and Cable beach are clean and wonderful. The food is excellent and moderately priced compared to Paradise Island. The rooms are modern and may need to replace the carpet in a few rooms. The hotel is located in prime spot with bus travel to Fish Fry, Downtown and Paradise Island. It is one of the better hotels in Nassau. We really enjoyed our stay and will return in the future. There is free Wifi in the lobby and west wing of the resort. Happy Travels!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

#10 Bus to Fish Fry, Try the Anchorage!!!!

Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Geri Caribbean Traveler
Cincinnati, OH
Aug 21, 2014

A bit disappointed

The price was good, and the beach was convenient. It appears they are in the process of a much needed makeover. The air conditioner was not working in the room, or some of the common areas. The housekeepers came to the room, but failed to leave fresh towels on two of the four days of my stay. Food on the property was mediocre at best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Thai restaurant on West Bay was really good.

Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MAHR
Atlanta, Ga
Aug 18, 2014

Update is crucial

Since they are in the process of upgrading the hotel, I won't give a review until completed. However, I don't understand why we had issues with getting FACE TOWELS EVERYDAY! We had the SAME experience last month at the Gran Melia in PR. That was VERY frustrating!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Taste of Nassau Walking Tour

Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
For the love of traveling
Atlanta, GA
Aug 12, 2014

Great exterior. Poor interior.

The location of the hotel and the outdoor areas are fantastic. Multiple pools. Great beach. Swim up bar. The grounds are kept very clean and are beautiful landscaped. And an easy cab ride into downtown if you want to go. However, the hotel still needs some work. The interior and service is very poor. It took 1 1/2 hours to check into the hotel. There were 5 bellman, 3 customer service people (doing nothing), and only two check in people - despite a line about 30 people deep. And in looking at other reviews, this seems to be a common problem. We saw a huge line at check-in/check-out everytime we passed the lobby. The hotel seriously needs to work on this issue. They have enough check in counters, but they need to allocate more employees to those areas, not the other areas. Also, our room was on the older side and in need of basic renovations. The decor looked like it had been renovated and the balcony was great. But the room was very hot, even with the A/C on high. We had to keep the blinds closed during the day to try and keep the room cooler. Also, the shower in out room didn't work, I had to "McGyver" the shower with a hair band to keep it on the shower setting. The water pressure is directly related to the water temp i.e. cooler water has virtually no water pressure #which is usually preferred in a wamr room and warm outside temp#, and the hot water had stronger water pressure, but still lacking. The first day, I ordered a drink at the pool bar. Service was very slow - which is probably because gratuity is already included. I told the bartender that it had been a long day and I need a good strong drink! He proceeded to make me a $9 rum runner and add a $10 shot to it. A $19 drink!!! How the shot is more expensive than the drink, I will never understand. And he didn't ask if I wanted an extra shot, just made an assumption. $19 for a drink is ridiculous #actually about $22 with the prepaid gratuity#. Overall, I think the grounds and location of the hotel are great, but the "amenities" and interior of the hotel are more like a motel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go into town for gerat food! Also a fantastic Thai restaurant next to the hotel.

Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wife n mom
New Jersey
Aug 10, 2014

Loved it

Things started out rough. Like I read from others, our room was not ready (nor were many others) and it was pouring, so many people were in the lobby and tensions were running high. Had it not been raining or had we not traveled so far (with a 3 year old) it would not really have been a big deal as there are things to enjoy and explore inside the "lobby". The room was nice, the view was breath-taking. The pictures are no lie. The resort was big enough and not too big. There was lots of pool area and it was not crowded. We ate at the pool restaurant, the buffet and the tappas bar and everything was very good (though, of course, pricy). I loved having a Starbucks on hand! They are under construction right now, I believe putting in several new restaurants. The construction was discreet and other then having to take minor walking detours it was not disturbing at all. I do think they should put a tad of resources into maintenance if they are putting in new restaurants, but again, minor stuff--missing tiles, saggy lounge chair...Overall, highly recommend it. Had a wonderful time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Right across the street/highway, where they park the cars is a small "village" of "shops" were locals are selling goods (and daiquiris). We valet parked so I didn't even know this until we were leaving. Shop around-different prices for similar products from different people. I bought from 2 beautiful souls, Nadine and a wood carver who couldn't break my $20 so I owe him $2 next time I'm in Nassau :)

Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rafael The Famm..
New Jersey..
Aug 7, 2014

My Son and I had a Blast!

Besides having problems wit the Wifi connection in the room and not having a small refrigerator an Microwave to accommodate us, Everything else was Great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Food is less expensive an great close to the downtown areas, especially the Fish Fry.

Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fun love
Brooklyn, NY
Aug 6, 2014

Relaxtion

Hotel was very nice and the beach is beautiful! Hotel amenities needs improvement. They should have more than one restaurant and a night club on the premises. They should also have activities every night after dinner. For ex. talent show on Monday, salsa night on Tuesday, etc. Adding these features will make the hotel more desirable and vacationers will have a blast!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jessica HS Teacher
Long Island, NY
Aug 5, 2014

Bahamas Vacation

Overall we had an enjoyable stay. We stayed here previously when it was called the Sheraton. Renovation made navigating the hotel a little difficult. Staff addressed any concerns in a timely manner. Location is convenient, and inexpensive bus service is great. Hotel grounds are beautiful, and rooms are clean. Food at the hotel is expensive, but this was expected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Use the #10 buses to get downtown or anywhere local for 1.25 a person. Pick-up available in front of the hotel.

Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jim's Island Trips
Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 4, 2014

2nd Stay even better than 1st

My wife and I stayed at this hotel 10 years ago, and found it to be even more enjoyable now. That may be because at 50ish, we are less party people than before. That's not a bad thing, though, as my first desire was a relaxing atmosphere, and this was a perfect choice for that! The beach view and cleanliness, as well as calm shallow water are great for long strolls in the surf, or just floating away the day. The pool areas are well maintained and clean as well. We met no one who did not genuinely offer a friendly greeting or ask if we needed anything to freshen our room and amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you did not pay for the all inclusive plan, there are several fast food and really nice restaurants within a comfortable stroll (about 3/4 mile) away, and we felt quite safe even well after nightfall.

Review of Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BklynNj
New jersey
Aug 3, 2014

Perfect trip!!

Was a little worried when I read past experiences but I have nothing bad to report! Room was clean and decent (my ONLY gripe would be the water pressure in the shower) other than that, I was happy. I had WONDERFUL interactions with the staff all around the hotel. The buffet was excellent, despite complaints I've read. Every day the selections changed and tasted great. At some times there was a wait for a table but that should be expected considering EVERYONE needs to eat. Just make sure you have snacks if you're going to need to eat in the middle of the night!! The hotel, staff, food, location were all GREAT. I'd go back any day!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Blue Lagoon, is a must visit. After a bus ride from the hotel to downtown is a short boat ride.

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