Royal Suites at Atlantic Palace has a new name!! It's now FANTASEA. We so much enjoyed last summer that we exchanged again into a studio as soon as we saw availability on the RCI website. An early check-in and a tip again got us on the top floor—#31. Last year we were fortunate to have a corner room but this year we have the same size room but without the extra windows.
This resort/timeshare/hotel could use some upgrading of linens and spreads. The leather sofas have held up well to all the traffic, but since there is such an awareness lately of "luxury style" bedding with duvets and choice of pillows on cruise ships and name brand hotels, these older soft goods don't measure up any more. Bathroom counters and toilet are very low compared to the newer "comfort height" seen in newer construction. However, these are negligeable complaints when you can spend a week in summer on the ocean in the best location of any timeshare in Atlantic City for less than $200. We may return again in 2007.
WHAT I LIKED:
The staff continues to be pleasant
Timeshare personnel are inconspicuous and not bothersome
Welcome party with champagne, hors d'oeuvres, bingo, and prizes
Monte Carlo night at Flagshhip Resort (are they sister timeshares??)
Large area for game room and small gym overlooking the large deck and pool
Good security in lobby and parking garage (one car allowed free)
Great views in an exciting city
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE CHANGED:
Better Internet access
Umbrellas by the pool
Newer sheets and spreads
More elevators (they are shared with housekeeping and bell staff)
Safe in room
Fantasea would not appeal to the beautiful people who frequent "Borgata"—this is timeshare and families are moving in with coolers, groceries, beach chairs, umbrellas, and kids in tow for a good vacation value with all the action of Atlantic City at their doorstep.