Just had a fantastic week in Vegas.
My wife booked the trip as a surprise for my 40th and wow, what a surprise!!
We stayed at the Flamingo, which she chose for it's reasonable price in comparison to its excellent position on the strip. The Harrah's group (who own Flamingo) offer a check in service at the airport, which we made use of. Sadly we were told the non smoking room overlooking the strip we had asked for was not available. But a smoking one was. The very uninterested man assured us the room would not smell of smoke, so we took it.
On arrival at the hotel a few seconds in the room, confirmed our fears as the room stank of cigars. Back down to reception with all our luggage. We were confronted by another member of staff with a very bad attitude who had no interest in us at all. He told us they had no rooms at all as they were fully booked.
Of course we thought this was abit off as we had just travelled 15 hours and booked around 10 months previous, we kind of expected to have a room!
Eventually we were offered a room that had been converted for disabled guests. This over looked the multi story car park next door!! Bang went the strip view. And bang went my back as I had to stoop under the shower all week as the head had been lowered for wheel chair users...........At no time did we find any of the staff helpful or accomodating. We decided we would get no further with them so did not complain and kept the room all week.
As for vegas..............WOW !!!!!
I had dreamed of going for years and it did not dissapoint. The hotels on the strip are a joy to visit. All very unique with their own amazing attractions.
My favorites were Caesars palace, where we saw the Celine Dion show, Amazing effects and The Venetian, where we had a private Gondola serenade.
Toni Braxton was fantastic in her show at the Flamingo. Miss it if you dare!
The free light show at Freemont St, should also not be missed................
The rides on the top of the Stratosphere are awesome as well as the roller coasters at New York New York and the Sahara.
We took a helicopter to the Grand Canyon which was amazing. Fantastic views of the canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Strip all seemed just an arms length away!
Shopping was fantastic at Caesars and the Desert Passage in the Aladdin.
There are some excellent restaurants to suit all budgets. We loved and can recommend, The Cheesecake Factory in Caesars, Margaritaville at the Flamingo, Kahunaville at TI (great for breakfast) and the Round Table Buffet at Excaliber (which was vast).
If you enjoy playing Texas Hold Em Poker you will be in heaven. All the hotels have latched onto its surge in popularity and offer games to suit all wallets. With all of them also holding various denomination buy in tournaments. I won $500 in one at the Flamingo which was the highlight of my whole trip. What a buzz.
My wife loved the Roulette and we cashed out a few hundred $$ from that too.
This place is an adult playground not to be missed. There is plenty for the non gamblers too. The first few days our jaws were on the floor and we had sensory overload, but soon got into the swing of things and can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From the newly designed GO Rooms to a wealth of dining and entertainment choices, Flamingo proves "fabulous is forever." With classic Las Vegas style and flair, it continues to be one of the Strip’s most-visited resort destinations. Outside, guests enjoy acres of waterfalls, winding pools and lush foliage at the Lagoon Pool and Wildlife Habitat. For adults, the GO Pool is the destination for an afternoon of relaxation. Inside, enjoy performances ranging star siblings Donny & Marie to comedians George Wallace and Vinnie Favorito. Afternoon frivolity is found at Nathan Burton’s Comedy Magic while adult fun is staged nightly at X Burlesque, the Topless Review. Diners can enjoy go tropical at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville or simply go all out at the Paradise Garden Buffet. Flamingo is also the home of the world's first Margaritaville Casino, a Parrothead paradise straight out of a Jimmy Buffett album. For those on the go, the new Flamingo Food Court hosts a variety of eateries from the all-American menu at Johnny Rockets to a taste of the Orient at Pan Asian Express. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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