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A July 2005 trip to Las Vegas by Xugx

Quote: A recent business trip sent me to Las Vegas. There I stayed at the Shell Vacations Club resort, the Las Vegas Desert Rose.

Desert Rose Resort

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Hotel | "Shell Vacations Club Las Vegas Desert Rose"

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Best Things Nearby:San Remo, MGM Grand, Tropicana, Excalibur, New York, and Luxor casinos all within a short walking distance, 2 blocks or less.Best Things About the Resort:Beautiful, spacious and quiet rooms with nice resort amenities, including: pool, whirlpools, family barbecue area, free parking, free soft drinks, complimentary breakfast bar.Resort Experience:This is a beautiful resort tucked away in a cozy and quiet location very close to the casinos and the Strip. The resort is only one block from the MGM Grand, next door to the San Remo, behind the Tropicana, and a short walk to the Luxor, New York, and Excalibur. It offers luxurious one- and two-bedroo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2005

Desert Rose Resort
5051 Duke Ellington Way
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 739-7000

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Prompt service, friendly staff, glasses always filled; 24-hour restaurant dining. Big sign out front advertising the prime rib dinner for $5.96 - the cheapest price I saw for prime rib dinner.

I ordered a Reuben sandwich with fries and a root beer. I would have never expected a sandwich to be so large. There were three pieces of bread, two layers of meat, cheese, and sauerkraut. It was almost like two sandwiches stacked together. The meat was very tasty, lean, thin sliced, and stacked thick. There was not much room left for the pile of fries that came with the sandwich.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2005

Ristorante Del Fiori
115 E Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 739-9000

Pharoah's Pheast Buffet

Restaurant | "Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet"

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Buffet restaurant. $12.09 after tax. With the line as long as it was, I expected some good eating, but found myself disappointed by the quality. I tried a little bit of everything. The turkey breast was moist, but did not have the distinctive turkey taste you would find on Thanksgiving day. The oriental choices looked delicious, but with the addition of undercooked and crunchy rice, it was almost inedible. Delicious rolls and biscuits were stacked high. The taco/fajita fixings were the highlight. As with most buffets, I did not give more than a passing glance to the salads and fruit bars. The dessert row was very bountiful, with all sorts of cake, pie, cheesecake, cookies, and soft-serve ice cream...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 23, 2005

Pharoah's Pheast Buffet
Luxor Hotel - 3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 262-4102