on July 2, 2013
The Venetian hotel is an all-suite hotel right in the centre of Las Vegas strip. It is one of my favourite hotels in Las Vegas and all the rooms are suites. I cannot praise the hotel enough as I think it is really the only place to stay in Las Vegas which offers value for money and a high level of security for its guests. This is an amazing and stunning hotel and I absolutely love it.The hotel.The hotel is based on well-known features of Venice including St. Mark’s campanile; the façade is that of the Doges palace and through the centre of the hotel runs the Grand Canal surrounded by shops. There is also St. Mark’s Square with restaurants that appear to be outside but are actually under a sky painted ceiling. There is also a permanent display from the Guggenheim hermitage museum housing precious works of art.The hotel lobby is one of sheer luxury with a massive ancient map of the world behind the check in desk. The hallways are covered in gold with massive gold statues and other arty items. The ceilings also are covered with murals which look beautiful and elegant.The suites.In total there are 4,059 rooms and the hotel opened its doors to the public in 1999. The Venezia tower was added in 2003 with a further 1,013 suites and to gain entry to this part of the hotel the check in desk is on the tenth floor and separate from the rest of the hotel. Just recently in 2007 the Palazzo was built to provide even more suites to the complex providing another 3068 suites. The hotel is the second largest hotel in the western hemisphere.All the rooms are suites with a hallway leading into the bed area where there are either king sized beds or two queen beds. There is armour that houses the television and in room safe. There is a slight step down to the sitting area where there is a comfortable sofa, coffee table and writing desk. The bathroom is quite large and contains a his and hers vanity sink unit a walk in shower and a bath. There is also a closet inside the bathroom that contains the ironing board and iron plus bath robes. These rooms are probably the most comfortable rooms in Las Vegas and are standard for this hotel.The Casino.The casino floor is quite large and what I do like about this hotel is that there are security guards by the lifts and you have to show your room card to access the lifts adding to the security of the hotel. All the time you are gambling cocktail waitresses will bring you drinks for which you will pay her one dollar. I do not think the drinks are full strength though. If you buy these at the bar they are much more expensive.Eating and drinking.There are plenty of places to eat and drink ranging from cheap and cheerful fast food court to high end dining. One of the best restaurants which is open 24 hours a day is the Grand Luxe Café which serves substantial and light meals all day and night.Entertainment.The Venetian used to house the theatre for Phantom of the opera however it ended it six year run in September 2012. There are now other shows including the blue man group. Plus of course not forgetting the Guggenheim Hermitage art gallery. There is also a Las Vegas version of Madame Tussauds the entrance is by the Rialto bridge. You can have a motorised Gondola ride along the Grand Canal which takes you through the canal towards St. Mark’s Square and back. The canal is lined with high end designer shops. There is also a Madame Tussauds experience on the site.In my opinion this is the best hotel in Las Vegas and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I would definitely make it my base to stay whenever I visit Las Vegas.
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