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Rotty's Vegas hotel reviews

Discussion in 'GD Archive' started by Rotty, 27 Feb 2006.

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  1. Rotty

    Don

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    Location: Notts

    Seeing as a lot of folks seem to ask about Vegas quite frequently and I had a few spare mins I thought I would do a quick review of the hotels as I see it ( all subjective of course )


    I have put this in a new thread so that it didn't get lost in one of the more general ones

    If I get time I might expand it to Off Strip hotels and maybe restaurants

    starting on the West side from the South to North ( major hotels )


    Mandalay / TheHotel - a bit out of the way but great rooms ( TheHotel being the better ) superb pool/beach complex , casino nice but a bit bland

    Luxor - great to look at but getting a bit tired now and a little too far south for me

    Excalibur - fairly cheap but location is reasonably good , acceptable value , full of kids

    NYNY - very busy but great fun if you like lots to do , maybe a tadge overpriced at times

    Monte Carlo - inconspicuous but good location and a nice mid range hotel

    Bellagio - best location on the strip , quality feel , room well appointed but not huge , has a real class feel about the place ( unusual in Vegas )

    Caeser's Palace - a legend of a hotel , loads to do and see , rooms range from quite nice to superb , may be a bit sprawling nowadays

    Mirage - superb mid to high end hotel though the are trying to attract a younger crowd now which could change things

    TI - great value , excellent rooms , now getting a bit noisy and the younger folks take over

    Stardust - Location a little poor but a good value hotel if on a budget

    Circus Circus - noooooooooooooooo . the dump to end all dumps , grotty , run down and full of kids and freaks

    Stratosphere - ok for a afternoons visit but you wouldn't want to stay there , bad location and a rough area


    Now coming back down the East side North to South

    Hilton - bland hotel catering for the convention crowds , reasonable enough as a hotel but uninteresting and poorly located

    Riviera / Sahara - budget hotels that are best avoided

    Wynn - the dog's of an hotel , real quality , fantastic in almost every way , just let down a little by the location

    Venetian - fantastic to walk around and has huge well appointed rooms , just lacks the "class" of Wynn and Bellagio , some of the rooms are getting a bit tired now

    Harrahs - Great location , a real gambler's hotel , mid range and fairly innocuous

    Imperial Palace - run down but the casino is fun and location good , place is cheap but it scheduled to be demolished soon

    Flamingo - mid range hotel with good location , not very interesting

    Ballys - perfectly located , clean and with big rooms just lacks any sort of sparkle

    Alladin - unremarkable hotel in a great location - great value - is being turned into Planet Hollywood over the course of this year

    Paris - very smart hotel with a nice feel to the place , sort of hotel to take the missus rather then your mates , can be a little pricey

    MGM - what a monster - furthest room is 1 mile from reception , avoid base level rooms as these are poor but all others ok , the place is just to big for my liking

    Tropicana - a budget dump of a place
     
  2. neil3k

    Soldato

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    ooooh imagine room service !

    books online now :D
     
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    Wise Guy

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    Did I read somewhere you're in the mafia?? The guy with the weird shorts right?

    You scare me for some reason.
     
  4. Brynn

    Capo Crimine

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    dude, quick edit your post. He doesn't like people knowing about that. The last person to know about it got perma-banned so he couldn't talk about it.

    Quick edit your post mate
     
  5. Stringy

    Mobster

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    Well if the only problem with the MGM Grand is the size of it then I think I'll be fine at new year, probably won't notice the distance I'll be covering :D
     
  6. Rotty

    Don

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    massive doesn't come in to it the place is blooming enormous , avoid the emerald tower rooms though , these were actually part of an old hotel which was encased inside the MGM when it was built and are a bit poor for the cost
     
  7. Rotty

    Don

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    :eek:
     
  8. A5H

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    Which one is the big glass pyramid?
    Or is this infact fictional and exists only in my mind? o.O
     
  9. Brynn

    Capo Crimine

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    told you it wasn;t just me and mohinder ;)
     
  10. Mic

    Mobster

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    Vegas: Mafia Disney Land.
    Rotty is so gangsta'

    Dont hurt me Don Rotty-oly
     
  11. Beansprout

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    Nice one :)

    I would say that out of all the hotels on the Strip, the Mandalay and Bellagio are definitely the classiest. They're the only ones where we would consider staying (apart from the Wynn which was still being built when we went and the world's most expensive hotel, the secret one owned by MGM somewhere in Las Vegas which is $15k/night ;)) - everywhere else was just not close.

    The rooms in the Mandalay are huge. Seriously huge. And the view you get f rom the full-wall-height glass windows down the strip in one direction and to the mountains in the other is stunning :)

    The Luxor :)
     
  12. Rotty

    Don

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    Luxor
     
  13. Rotty

    Don

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    I'll be believing it soon :p
     
  14. Berserker

    Man of Honour

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    You forgot the Hilton. Let me help you out. :)

    Good rooms and amenities, but it's at the end of the strip near Stratosphere, so location isn't great.

    At least it has a monorail stop now (wasn't open when I was there). Mind you, it seems Barry Manilow has a show there now, which might be enough of a reason to avoid. :eek: :)
     
  15. Rotty

    Don

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    I certainly did forget the Hilton I knew there would be one , will add it now :)
     
  16. Brynn

    Capo Crimine

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    The buffet there is insane! all you can eat and drink (booze included) for $13
     
  17. Rotty

    Don

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    for a top buffet try the Sterling Brunch at Ballys on a Sunday

    Caviar
    Lobster
    Filet Mignon
    Sushi bar


    full menu here

    http://www.caesars.com/NR/rdonlyres...1A-330209F6D64A/0/BLV_SterlingBrunch_Menu.pdf

    dozens of other top things and unlimited Perrier Jouet champagne , about $60 each IIRC , fantastic stuff :)
     
  18. Rotty

    Don

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    Some recommended restaurants for you ( price is for 2 with tip and reasonable drinks )

    Steakhouses

    Circus Circus Steakhouse is ok for a good , cheap steak $100

    Range at Harrahs , nice setting and good quality food , service is a bit hit and miss $150

    Alan Albert's awesome steaks and incredible service $200

    Mid range dining

    Buccaneer bay - modern cuisine in a great setting $180

    Hugo's Cellar - romantic restaurant in old town - quality food - $180

    Commander's palace - creole/cajun food in a very nice setting $150

    Delmonico's - steakhouse and general restaurant in Venetian , place has a good reputation but I can't see why , average food in a bland setting , room is freezing too $200

    High end dining

    Picasso - adventurous modern cuisine , service good verging on the poncy $300

    Michaels - the place to end all restaurants , fantastic food , amazing service and a wonderful old world setting , you know it's quality when they use Dom Perignon to pour on your sorbet :D, a bit pricey bit worth every penny ( cent? ) $450
     
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  19. Berserker

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    Aye, your comments are entirely fair as well. I usually end up in business hotels, so don't have anything better to compare against. :)

    Looks like you like to eat in luxury. ;)
     
  20. Rotty

    Don

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    some are but most I would class as standard , suppose this explains why I am a fat ******* :p
     
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