Club Landor Resort
Purgatory in Paradise
While our stay in the Bahamas (Nov. 2011) was great, our visit to Club Land'Or was terrifying. I wanted to visit because my parents are owners at this Club, although they've never gone there, and I was stunned to learn what a lousy investment they made. The one AC window unit blew out while we were there, because the plug was burnt (see photo). Then a ceiling fixture fell through the ceiling following a mild rainstorm. There are electrical outlets sticking out of the floor in the lobby. The mgmt does the least amount of maintenance possible while charging shareholders for improvements that have not been made. Other reviewers' comments about mold, etc. are on target. The restaurant is not handicap-accessible, and the clothes dryer smells like smoke. I wouldn't be surprised if this place caught on fire. There were also low-hanging wires across two balconies. When I asked for a renovated unit, the desk clerk said there weren't any, and then we met a woman who was staying in one, on the marina side. But even the renovations just cover up the old damage. I will absolutely go back to the Bahamas but will never again go to Club Land'Or. I met with Land'Or personnel face to face upon returning, because I live in Va. where their offices are. So far I've heard nothing in response to my complaint.
Unique Quality: The staff was cheerful for the most part, except for one salesperson who made racist remarks in our presence. We enjoyed eating at Frankie Gone Bananas at the Fish Fry--excellent food at half the price of other establishments, and great service, too! Cabbage Beach is exquisite, and we also loved the snorkeling trip at Stuart's Cove.
The Single Worst "Resort" in the Caribbean
I have known about this resort since 1995 and I am sure it was built well before that. While the place does have rooms that consist of a "kitchen' with a full size refrigerator, a stove and a microwave, the space is very limited and make mobility somewhat difficult. The bathrooms are half the size of most standard hotel/motel rooms with a shower that can be smaller than those found on cruise lines. You hope that when you stay you luck out and get a bathroom that is sanitized and you do not come home with athletes' foot or wear your flip-flops to make sure you are safe.
Having been young and dumb enough to buy into this vacation timeshare location I have been to Club Land 'Or multiple times over the past years. In the beginning the place could be called a resort as the rooms were kept up, the kitchens and baths were fairly new at the time and there were no new strange policies that seem to pop up whenever the parent company Land 'Or International (based in Virginia, USA) felt the need to milk that cash cow for their coffers.
After being away and using the red week for trade off in the RCI program we ventured back to Club Land Or for a couple of New Year's Eve vacations and found that with each new trip, Land Or was beginning to show terrible wear and tear. Each time we travel in we heard the same story, the place was going to be remodeled and all this (pick whatever pie in the sky you can think of) was going to be done. We even met a couple that surprisingly live in our town that told us they bought because they were told Club Land 'Or was going to built two bedrooms and penthouse on top of the existing buildings and a huge water park in front of the main lobby in place of the existing parking lot.
These stories sound very much like the BS that was told to us when we bought about the new 2 bedroom villas that were scheduled to be built on the site where Habor Side exist now. The bottom line on Club Land 'or is they will tell you anything to sell you their timeshare (try and get them to write it down on paper in the contract) and once you buy they increase the maintenance fees by the maximum each year along with adding special assessments for work that may or may not have been done. Of course you can ask for an accounting of these fees but you will be given the run around.
In closing I would suggest if you are in the Bahamas and on Paradise Island DO NOT do any tour of Club Land 'Or, if you do get your gifts, say no stick to no and then get away from this place as soon as you can. Of course I expect the company to get there pseudo writers to argue this review but as you might find on Redweek.com there are plenty of "owners" that are very upset with Land 'Or International shenanigans.
Unique Quality: There is only one redeeming fact about Club Land 'Or and that would be the staff, they do not have the turnover that most places have. The staff is very considerate and tries to do as much as they can to make sure the tourist enjoy the activities. The problem is they have no more control on the "resort" then the Time Share owners do.
As I say about restaurants, great service does not make up for a bad food, in this case the great staff cannot make up for the bad room, the outdated and sometimes broken furnishing and the ridiculous fees the parent corporation wants.
Nice Quiet Spot in Paradise
Bought here in the '90's and still love it because it's a quiet little place that's right beside monolithic Atlantis. There are lots of activities for my family and we had a great time on the island day trip and at the Sunday barbeque and limbo show. We enjoyed the beach (a 5 minute walk through Atlantis). It is very clean and the water is beautiful. Did the casino and a few Atlantis restaurants but the food is just average for what you pay. The pool bar at Club Land'or has great cheeseburgers and the Blue Lagoon restaurant on the third floor is very good. We would recommend this place to our friends looking for a nice relaxing week in Paradise!
Review If you are going to this place to spend time at the resort do not go. If you are looking for a cheap place to sleep while you enjoy Atlantis, then go ahead, but I would not recommend it. You cannot plan to use the kitchen to make full meals. You will have to go out to eat often. Drinks start at $10. Meals start at $20 and go up to $200. Do not go to the Bahamian Club the food is just over priced. Johnny Rockets is an easy, and affordable place to go with the family. Beware the taxi drivers and shop owners downtown are all looking to maximize their earning opportunities, so be careful with your money, bargain, and confirm prices ahead of time. With one week "at" Atlantis we did not get to see everything. The water park is amazing and does cost $100 a day, but with the Atlantis beach pass you can get in sometimes. Land Or is old and run down, it is hard to exchange a gold week for this but the Bahamas are the nicest place we have visited. In comparison to Cayman, Cozumel, Florida and Dominican the water is clear, safe to drink, and there is so much to do! The rooms do have a musty smell and anyone with allergies will not be able to stay in the rooms. The sliding door did not lock in our room. We had to ask for towels and an ice tray that we never got. The resort does charge $50 a day per couple for a resort levy. The pool is backyard sized. The marina often has large boats that block your view. Before our check in we were offered a better room for another $250. The restaurant costs about $300 for dinner! The cable at the resort is intermittent.
Unique Quality: Best things about resort Proximity to Atlantis. If you buy the Atlantis beach pass for $140 dollars you will be able to use the pools, restaurants, movie theaters and most amenities at Atlantis. The beach tour is nice, it is not a private island but it is nice to get away, and the food and drinks were nice and the on board photographer does a nice set of photos for $50. The staff do their best with what they have. They admit they know you have seen nicer units. There were many other Canadians their when we were, all the other guests were friendly. The resort is small enough that you do meet other people.
Best attractions or restaurants nearbyJohnny Rockets, Anthony's Grill, Bimni Road, Columbus Tavern, Marina Pizza, $3 Ferry to downtown, Senor Frogs, all the stores at Atlantis, the stores in the plaza across the street, Atlantis beach, aquarium, marina, city tour from the resort, beach trip from the resort
Directions: On Atlantis Harbour
Paradise island's Friendliest timeshare....
Club Land'Or is a small timeshare sandwiched in between Atlantis properties. It was not originally, but The Atlantis holdings keep on trying to swallow up smaller properties, but Club land'or lives on.....it is only about 70+ units. The units are quite small, very small. However the friendliness of the staff and other guests makes up for it! Most of the employees have been there for years and it is alwys nice to see them each year. I have been going every October for the past 5 or 6 years. A lot of the fun centers around the pool/hot tub/pool bar. You must have a "Tony burger" when there. Nice and juicy and I do not eat red meat very much in a year. there are many planned activities each week. the must do ones are the Friday night welcome party, the Sunday night barbeque and the tuesday rose Island trip.
Unique Quality: The staff!!
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Club Landor Resort
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- Club Landor
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Address: Paradise Beach Drive, , New Providence Island, Caribbean
Amenities at Club Landor Resort
- Swimming Pool
- Room Service
- Bar / Lounge
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Kids Activities
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