We arrived at the hotel and just could not believe the queue to check-in, although I must say that they went down very quickly. We had requested a top floor and were given a spectacular room on the top (26th) floor overlooking the back of the hotel - towards Sunset - overlooking Caesar's Palace and The Rio. Unfortunately, the generators were directly above us and were very noisy, so we complained and were immediately (and without any trouble) given a lower floor (9th)- although we now had a brilliant view of the The Stripe and those amazing Fountains! Well worth it. We did not find this floor in the least noisy and the view of Paris and the fountains was lovely to wake up to. The Bellagio is enormous and was very busy but then we were there during the holiday season so it was to be expected. We found the room (and hotel) very clean, spacious and airy. Our room had recently been refurbished and it was decorated in very neutral shades. The hotel (like all the other key hotels in Vegas) was enormous and every passageway seemed to lead to the Casino, which I found fascinating! There was a wonderful patisserie that we frequented far too much - but the cakes and coffee were wonderful after a full days sight-seeing. The hotel staff are extremely helpful. I found it amazing that you could be sitting there in jeans and tee-shirt and could be walking next to someone in ball gown and tiara - but neither of us looked out of place. The dress code is what YOU are comfortable in. Eating out is again what YOU want. There are cheap outlets like McDs, middle of range like Planet Hollywood and of course, those wonderful fine dining restaurants. All sit alongside each other in equal harmony. We were there 6 nights and managed to fit in everything we wanted to see. The Bellagio is central to all of the Strip as it is bang in the middle. We used the Showtime Shuttle from the Airport to get to the Bellagio, but used the Hotel shuttle to get back. We only used the Deuce bus and the mono-rail to get about. The Deuce also takes you to Freemont Street and the Stratosphere. I would definitely recommend booking some trips. You can get discounted seats on the Strip. We used a company called Viator (on the web) and found them even cheaper! Penn & Teller at the Rio is a must - as well as The Grand Canyon. We went to the West Rim and booked in at the Ranch for a real Cowboy lunch using a company called Airbridge. Very safe and Big O (Orlando) was a great tour guide. All in all - one fab experience and would I go back? Yes, in an instant!