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User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Me and the wife are looking at a visit to Vegas. Which hotel would you recommend - the wife likes quality and is keen on the Bellagio!

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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

pick a hotel in the middle of the strip, this is a mistake we made when staying in Las Vegas. We stayed at the Luxor, at the end of the strip. The strip is that long, that by the time you walk about halfway along you are nackered, and need to bus it back.

However, if you stay in the middle of the strip then you can walk up one end one day, then the next day walk up the other way. That way you can see it all without needing to resort to busses to get around!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Ah the Bellagio is the one with the mad fountain If I remember rightly. Its a good one, really nice inside and is also nice and central for the Strip

We stayed in the Rio which is a fair way off the strip but shuttle buses run you across to the other Harrahs group hotels. Mind you we had American friends arrange a freebie room there for us, so we weren't in the position of choosing  Smile



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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

I stayed in the Luxor - pretty cool, but I would go for the Bellagio or the Mandalay Bay if I were you!


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Of course the Venetian is the really OTT one - completely surreal (especially if you've been to the real Venice) with canals, gondalas, fake sky, etc, etc.

Completely mad.....



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19231 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Don't go to Las Vegas: it's so tacky and cheesy! I would only go to Las Vegas for the aircraft.

I hate it when people shorten its name to 'Vegas.'  mad 



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
Don't go to Las Vegas: it's so tacky and cheesy!

Actually when I was a "serious" student (no dig here honest!) I wouldn't have dreamed of going to a place like Vegas. my other half and I went there with Californian friends (we drove from LA) between Xmas and New Year and it was an absolute blast. You completely have to leave your sensible hat behind. And everyone should go there at least once. If not for Vegas then for doing helicopter flights from there over the Grand Canyon - awesome !



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19231 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

I really don't wish to be picky, but I must make this wee point:

Quoting LBA (Thread starter):
Which hotel would you recommend - the wife likes quality

People often say this. If she liked quality, why would she go to LAS? It's just like Orion737 saying he really likes good stuff yet he flies charter airlines and goes on package holidays.  Silly

Anyway, if you wanna go - GO!  Big grin Have a good trip.  Smile



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Pe@rson - thought I should point out a major perk of VEGAS that might make you think a little differently.....

If you are gambling anywhere - even putting mere cents into a slot machine, you get ALL your drinks for free. Surely that's got to be a winner for a drunken wreck of a student Big grin



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Quoting LBA (Thread starter):
Me and the wife are looking at a visit to Vegas

Going to Vegas to Rock the Casbah eh  Wink  Silly



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19231 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Nah, don't do gambling - well, except for those quiz machines sometimes in pubs. Certainly wouldn't put more than a couple of quid in.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19231 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 8):
If you are gambling anywhere - even putting mere cents into a slot machine, you get ALL your drinks for free.

The question is: when the drinks start coming, how many people decide to quit gambling? Few, I reckon! So in the long-run you probably spend more (in gambling) than if you purchased all your drinks!



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Vegas is hilarious. As Cornish says, it is definitely worth going once to soak up the comedic atmosphere. Only for a few days, mind you.


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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

Pe@rson, you're totally wrong and way too arrogant, what's wrong with you? Are you just a bit mad because FR don't have the range to make 'Vegas'?

Vegas is a great place, no questioning it. It's a great base to visit the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and it's an amazing place in itself.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
I would only go to Las Vegas for the aircraft.

Oh dear, you sad, sad mofo. Please get a life and one that doesn't include FR.



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
The question is: when the drinks start coming, how many people decide to quit gambling? Few, I reckon! So in the long-run you probably spend more (in gambling) than if you purchased all your drinks!

No you can literally gamble on like one cent slot machines or something that ridiculous and still keep drinking -an absolute bargain if all you want to do is drink.

However as a budding James Bond (see other thread) I naturally was able to win on the tables thanks to my X-ray sun glasses Big grin



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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

viz james Bond, I was a little disappointed at the actual casinos there: I expected a lot of lovelies like Plenty O'Toole in evening gown and sophisticated russian emigre villains to be there but it was virtually entirely 35-stone Midwestern women in tracksuits.


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

Oh and did I forget to mention the buffets you get in the hotels - such as the sea food buffet that seems to stretch for about a mile in the Rio - yum yum !

Quoting BA380 (Reply 15):
I expected a lot of lovelies like Plenty O'Toole in evening gown and sophisticated russian emigre villains to be there but it was virtually entirely 35-stone Midwestern women in tracksuits.

Yes and don't they give you the dirtiest looks if you start laughing or taking anything slighlty less than absolutely seriously Big grin



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Pearson,

I find it quite amazing how you can dissuade someone from going to Las Vegas! The place is absolutely fantastic! Even if you don't want to gamble there is plenty of entertainment there, even for a penis like yourself....

As for LAS - I'll have to come clean on the 20 minutes that I spent there, It was a total waste of time...

Justin  Smile


User currently offlineTitch From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 328 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

If it's quality that you want, go stay at the Mandalay Bay. In a word - absolutely amazing!

Personally, I prefer the Luxor. Last time I was there was back in April 2002, but I couldn't have asked for more. Airport view, very spacious rooms, huge pool out back, enough slot machines to keep any gambling addict occupied.... Oh, and of course, an endless supply of cute honeys to satisfy the eye  bigthumbsup 

Wherever you decide to stay, try and get over to the Luxor for the 'all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast' (if they're still doing it, of course). You won't wanna eat all day after that!  eyepopping 

Have fun!

Cheers,
Titch



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19231 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

LOL. My girlfriend and I are into backpacking in poor/very poor countries. Before she got into this (I have been into it for ages), she did visit LAS but says it was her worst place in the USA - followed closely by LAX and NYC (her favourite city was ORD). As we like pretty much the same stuff, I would also probably not like it. However, I would visit to judge for myself.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 19):
My girlfriend and I are into backpacking in poor/very poor countries

So that's why you live in Wales, everyday is a holiday.



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 19):
LOL. My girlfriend and I are into backpacking in poor/very poor countries. Before she got into this (I have been into it for ages), she did visit LAS but says it was her worst place in the USA - followed closely by LAX and NYC (her favourite city was ORD). As we like pretty much the same stuff, I would also probably not like it. However, I would visit to judge for myself.

Yes but this is the srange thing - when I was a student, I (and many of my friends) would go for arty-farty cultural destinations or do the back packing thing in obscure places. But when you have grown up (ironically  Smile ) suddenly Vegas becomes a fantastic place, as does LA, as does NYC - to which I'm off to in June to celebrate my other half's birthday with a group of friends. Perfect place to do it.

Odd isn't it, how you grow up and go to far more silly places than you would when you were younger.



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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 996 times:

the luxor is miles from anywhere, but its really cool. also, the rooms are miles away from the door, takes a goo while to get to the rooms!

User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Hi,

I stayed at the Bellagio last week !! Its fantastic, highly recommend it. The Venetian is of comparable quality but its a huge place, the Bellagio is alot smaller and it feels more comfy and private. We had a Bellagio Suite on the 29th floor, unrestricted views of LAS  cloudnine  . The room was huge, electric blinds, 3 bathrooms and a doorbell lol.

Good selection of food, but don't be shied away from ever ordering room service, its actually quite nice especially when they come make up a proper table, flowers etc.

It's a really nice place to stay, definitely somewhere when you get home you'll enjoy saying "I stayed at the Bellagio".

Anyhoo, wherever you stay have a nice trip !!

FLVILLA



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13609 posts, RR: 61
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 975 times:
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My recommendations:

  • The Bellagio

  • The Mirage

  • Monte Carlo

  • Treasure Island (yes, seriously - it's not a kiddie joint anymore!)

  • Caesar's Palace


  • And if you're looking for a nice, less-expensive place that's in the middle of all the great stuff, try The Flamingo.

    Have a great trip!



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    25 Post contains images Pe@rson : How close were the aircraft? How much did you pay per night? Cheers!
    26 GuitrThree : If that's what your interested, then book at the Mandalay Bay and ask for an Airport facing room. It's the closest hotel to the busiest two runways t
    27 STLGph : If that's where you want to stay and that's what you want to pay then by all means, knock yourself out. My friend and I went last week on a near last
    28 VSLover : well i essentially grew up with vegas. my parents would go and still go every two months or so. after all this time, i still have to say caesars is th
    29 StarAC17 : The only time I've been there was when I was 12 and Vegas was advertising for families and that is who I went with, I stayed at the MGM grand and real
    30 Post contains links Jc2354 : LAS is on the east side and adjacent to the southern end of The Strip. The Tropicana, Luxor and Mandalay Bay are practically on top of the airport. Th
    31 JpetekYXMD80 : I'm not sure you could even see much of LAS, let alone have an unrestricted view... The buildings of MGM Grand and Aladdin might have a bit to say ab
    32 PoRtColuMBus : Caesar's is a fantastic place to stay, same with the Golden Nugget.
    33 22right : I would recommend The Venetian. Especially the newer Venezia tower. Really opulent rooms (esp. the bathroom). Have never stayed at the Bellagio but I
    34 Lemmy : Ha! That's awesome, and so so true. But wait until well after midnight and go to a high-class hotel, and you'll see the most incredible collection of
    35 Post contains images GuitrThree : You got that right... when I was there last September, three hot chicks leaving the "Rum Jungle" got on the Elevator with me at the M'Bay headed for
    36 JpetekYXMD80 : Was on the elevator at Mandalay Bay with RICKY MARTIN. I did not live that down in middle school...
    37 Newark777 : I remember I was in the Mandalay Bay elevator with three drunk girls once. One was pretty hot, until she almost threw up on me. Not cool. Harry
    38 Post contains images CedarWings : It really doesn't matter where to stay in Vegas. Charm and Luxury are everywhere there. I would advise you to stay either at Paris (where the best buf
    39 Post contains links and images CedarWings : Caesars Palace The Venetian [Edited 2005-04-01 20:58:31]
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