Croupier
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February 18th, 2010 at 4:55:55 PM permalink
Caesars Palace is probably the most famous Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. It was definately why we stayed there way back in 2007. The reputation of the place had us in awe, at least enough to book a two week stay there, and fork out an extra couple of hundred bucks for and extra room around the time of our [planned] wedding.

The majority of our time was spent in a room in the Forum Tower. The room was convieniently located for the Cypress Court Food Court and the Forum shops, as well as for the Forum Casino, a casino away from the main floor, which felt like more of an overflow area than a seperate gaming floor.

The Forum Tower room was clean and comfortable, as you would expect from any Hotel of the reputation of Caesars, and the freebies in the bathroom (soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, floss) were good quality and replenished daily by housekeeping after use. We were upgraded on arrival from a regular room to a room with en suite jacuzzi, which was rather unhelpfully located right next to the bed in the main area of the room. My personal favourite thing about the room was the shower, powerful and hot as all good showers should be. The in room safe was convienient, and the TV whilst not at the time a Plasma screen was adequate for the purpose.

We ate at the Cypress Court a couple of times, and for those of you that dont know, its a food court that serves a number of different cuisines, from burgers, to pizza, to noodles and sandwiches.Once we got a mushroom pizza from the pizza place and taking up to the room for a quick lunchtime treat, and it was pretty good. However the Chilli Cheese Dog from the BBQ Grill area was a particular highlight.

We also visited Rao's italian Restaurant and while the meatballs were fantastic, the rest of the meal was a bit bland and just seemed to lack a certain something. Not counting the meatballs, the bread whilst waiting for your meals was the tastiest part.

In addition to this one day we visited the Cafe Lago Buffet for lunch ($14.99), although I think it was about 5 mins after the breakfast buffet times finished. The selection was quite impressive, with eggs cooked to order, sausage, bacon, Carvery Meats, sushi, fruit, and of course, fantastic desserts. However whilst I belive that the selection offeed good value for money, the quality of the food was variable, and in some cases slightly disappointing.

We also booked a Palace Tower room for two nights, one night for so that my now wife could spend the night apart before the wedding, and for the wedding night. This room was far more modern than the Forum Tower, with a 32" plasma screen in the room, and more modern decor. It also had a fully stocked mini-bar as opposed to just the overpriced bottles of water sat in the room. A word of warning about the mini bar - be careful what you touch. I was intrigued by a "Romance Kit" and picked it up to examine it. My wife warned me against it but I didnt listen. Upon checkout it appeared on my bill, and whilst credited off the bill it still apeared, so dont touch things.!!

The room also had a fantastic view over the pool area through the floor to ceiling windows. For two nights including tax in April 2007, the room cost $457.80. A bottle of water cost $4.31. Whilst it was worth it for a special occasion, I wouldnt return to stay there if I was paying. It was a little too ostentatious, I prefer things slightly less polished.

All in all, I would reccomend Caesars to a first time Vegas visitor, due to the centre strip location, comfortable rooms, and general atmosphere, to a return visitor, I believe other things would be higher priority such as a larger gambling budget, or not being at Harrahs.
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NicksGamingStuff
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February 18th, 2010 at 5:22:11 PM permalink
Wow $431 for a bottle of water! What kind was it? Was it melted snow from the top of Mt. Everest?
Croupier
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February 18th, 2010 at 6:45:05 PM permalink
No it was uncorn tears mixed with liquid platinum.

lol, the power of a missed decimal point.

Although it is nice to see someone reading it.
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boymimbo
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February 18th, 2010 at 9:58:27 PM permalink
If you are staying mid-strip in Vegas and are looking for a quick decent bite, the "food court" at Caesars is actually a pretty good bet for decent fast-ish food.
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February 19th, 2010 at 7:57:38 PM permalink
Hotels should offer a complimentary chain and padlock, but no key, for the mini-bar.
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Wizard
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February 19th, 2010 at 10:33:40 PM permalink
Quote: Croupier

I was intrigued by a "Romance Kit" and picked it up to examine it. My wife warned me against it but I didnt listen.



Your wife was right. Those mini bars have scales. If you remove something, they know what you removed by the difference in the weight. To be honest, I was also intrigued by the "intimacy kit" when I was at Harrah's. So much so that I took a picture of the mini bar prices, mainly to show it was an option. It was too graphic to comment on in the review, but I applaud Harrah's for making that available.
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Aussie
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February 20th, 2010 at 3:07:17 AM permalink
What is the intimacy kit exactly? A couple if viagras or something?
FleaStiff
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February 20th, 2010 at 5:56:05 AM permalink
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What is the intimacy kit exactly? A couple of viagras or something?

Intimacy kits vary, but usually include condoms, lubricants, some faux bondage tape, etc. Everything except the faux bondage tape is likely to be perfumed and flavored.

At one casino a young lady met a young man and they decided to go up to her room where instead of faux bondage tape they would use a feathered boa for one of her arms and one of her bras for the other arm. Suddenly realizing a lack of condoms he left for a quick trip to the lobby area and then discovered that he could not recall the floor number with certainty and had no idea of what her room number was. More than a half hour later he was at the front desk but when the clerk asked him the young lady's last name he replied "we didn't get that far". All in a days work for the security guards!

So you can see the advantage of hotels providing various intimacy kits to their guests.
NicksGamingStuff
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February 20th, 2010 at 7:02:55 AM permalink
That was on the rehab party at the rock hard hotel show
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February 20th, 2010 at 7:49:48 AM permalink
Quote: Aussie

What is the intimacy kit exactly? A couple if viagras or something?



At Harrah's it was two condoms, moist towelettes, and lubricating jelly.
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