My husband and I have not stayed overnight in the hotel (although we have been in a room, and it was very nice, super stylish in its modern decor), but we have spent time in several of Revel's bars, restaurants and the casino.
First of all, Revel is absolutely HUGE. The escalator up is scary but kinda cool at the same time. Each time we have been there (3 separate occasions to date), the place has been almost empty. The good thing about that is there are many little hidden areas you can chill out it. And you can have a lot of space to yourself. There are these little living room type setups on every floor. There is also a small area that has a biliards table, foozeball, and other games. All free.
We have eaten at Mussel Bar and Grill and Lugo Cocina e Vino. Both restaurants had delicious food, decent drink menus (the beer list at Mussel bar is very long, featuring many Belgian beers) and great service. We would be happy to eat at each restaurant again.
The casino is spacious and features several bars and areas where female dancers do go go dancing above the tables. Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque nightclub is a place to have a drink and watch the ladies dance right on the bar. It's kind of silly, but entertaining none the less. By silly I mean the casino to me feels almost like a theme park, and to have the burlesque dancers there just seems a little out of place. But like I said it is entertaining to watch the dancers and the patrons who enjoy sticking dollar bills in the dancer's underwear.
I have not had much luck on the slots but I had some luck on roulette during my last visit, which was for my birthday in February 2013. The dealers are all very friendly and that means a lot, especially when the money is flying out of your wallet.
As far as I know, the Casino is completely smoke free which my husband and I love.
One minor complaint. As far as we know there is no coat check in the casino. We had to go all the way to reception and wait there for several minutes before anybody came to help us. For all the employees who are kind of jut standing around in the hallways near the reception area, you'd think there'd be an easy way to check your coat. And they looked at us like we were crazy when we told them we wanted to check our coats. All the other casinos have a coat check IN the casino. We didn't think it's be so strange for us to want to not lug our heavy coasts around all night while we gambled in the casino. I am thinking the place is so huge, maybe management doesn't have everything straightened out yet and things aren't running as smoothly as they should be.
All in all, Revel is a fun new place on the end of the boardwalk that everyone should definitely visit at least once while in AC. It's to the left of The Taj Mahal, which we usually stay at, so we like to walk over to Revel whenever we're in AC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Revel is a new destination for uncommon recreation located at Revel Beach in Atlantic City. Just an hour drive from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, and three hours from Washington, D.C., the beachfront resort playground is 100% smoke free, features 1,500 rooms with sweeping ocean views and a collection of day and nightlife experiences designed to let guests celebrate the art of living all under one roof.Visitors to Revel will discover 11 restaurant concepts from award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, live entertainment featuring marquee acts and international artists, nightclubs, an oceanfront dayclub, a 130,000 square foot casino and a collection of retail boutiques in The Row lets guests tailor stays around their passions for culinary, entertainment, popular culture, gaming, fashion, wellness, and other personal interests.Indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, lounges, and a 32,000-square-foot spa provide guests with a relaxing resort experience. ... more less
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