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... are we getting back to Vegas? Oh.. As we exited, the rain got a fair bit heavier. The advice came, helicopter ride cancelled, we'll check again in 2 hours. So the bus headed to Bright Angel Point, the first canyon spot, which is 7000 feet above sea level. Rain got a bit more heavier, oh great. We got out of the bus and headed to the Bright Angel Trail. Thankfully it started to fine up, fog lifting, sun coming out. The trail was great, plenty of greenery. We had ...
... said "I prefer my own pool without other people in it!") We had planned to head back to the Midway after our rest to play some more carnival games, but Riley wasn't feeling well (probably from heat and exhaustion) and ended up falling asleep while sitting up and holding a bag incase she got sick (poor thing). It was probably for the best that we all stayed in last night. Bob, Paige and I watched a movie and we all got a good night ...
... my studies.
Heat was ok this time in morning and took monorail back, felt safe except for a few drunks outside the peoppermill lounge
Went to our daybed by the pool
the deal was you had to spend 200$ and you got the bed free, it included 2 tube rentals, we used some wedding present money for this as was a bit extravigant for me. Had breakfast lunch and loads of ...
5 hour road trip to the little township of Flagstaff ... Today we drove through a mini tornado that just happen to cross the road in front of us, mostly dry grass hit the car as we drove through it. Staying 2 nights so we can have one full day seeing the sights at the Grand Canyon. Managed to stop at quint little diner Mr D'z Diner (just like in the movies) along the famous Route 66 historical scenic Hwy. Staying at Flagstaff walk through town went to Charlie's 100 year old pub for ...
... over the Colorado River between AZ and NV took more than 9 years to build, and is truly magnificent!
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We returned after lunch and loaded up our laundry and away we went. Seems no matter where you go, chores must be done! Oh well...I worked on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ravella at Lake Las Vegas Henderson
We just returned from spending Valentine's weekend at the Ritz-Carlton. We took the advice of other reviewers and stayed on the Club Level--the service and the food in the Club Lounge were phenomenal. We enjoyed great breakfast and lunch there, as well as this amazing chocolate/cordial service in the late evening. (They also offer light appetizers at dinner time, but we missed that). The pool was beautiful; the spa and workout facilities were great-each workout machine has it's own tv screen. The MonteLago village shopping area had lots of activities for Valentine's weekend, including the symphony playing in the courtyard area, horse-drawn carriage rides and gondola rides on the lake. This shopping area could use more shops, but it has a great restaurant (Como steakhouse) and an italian gelatti shop that are both worth the short walk. Another tip we learned from tripadvisor was that parking was very close and no need for the valet--this was true, parking was just steps from the hotel entrance. There is a small casino next to the hotel, and it was nice not to have to walk through a smoky casino to get to your room. The rooms are a long walk from the elevator, but they are worth it--the Frette linens, marble baths, beautiful views--amazing. We've stayed at hotels all over Las Vegas and this is the best experience we've had. We won't go back to the Strip, in fact, the short time we spent at the Strip (traffic, crowds, smoke) was enough to remind us of what we weren't missing. One more tip, we booked our room through Overstock and got an unbelievable deal on this w/ the club level upgrade--we paid less than what rooms were going for on the Strip at places like Treasure Island and the Flamingo. I can't say enough about this hotel! It will be hard to beat this experience.
Quiet, Peaceful, Not Much like the Strip
Just got back this week. I was there last week during the big CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. The hotel was a little bit of peace during a very crazy tradeshow period. When I first arrived the hotel was almost empty. For the last two days it was full, but their still did not seem to be any people there.
The workout facilities are brand new and in perfect condition. They even set out gourmet fruit...
I did not eat any meals there, so I cannot rate the restaurants. We did have breakfast at Starbucks one morning and it was ok.
The casino was very small. If you are looking for a lot of excitement and action this is not the place to stay. But for me it was a perfect getaway from all the excitement of the strip.
Everyone was wonderful and very efficient. The room was gorgeous, and I loved the Frette bed linens. We had Christmas dinner at the Medici Cafe and it was superb - at $42.00 a person an absolute steal. I highly recommend staying away from the Strip, too, it is so serene and pretty in the desert. The only problem was that the last shuttle from the Strip goes at midnight, so if you go to a 10:30 show you have to leave early, unless you want to spend $50 on a taxi. I mentioned this to them so they may put on a later shuttle. Other than that everything was perfect.
We stayed here in April, '03 and had such a fabulous time that we came back for Thanksgiving, '03. The good news in November is that there was no construction going on at 5 a.m. as there was in April '03. The bad news is that in April when we stayed on the Club Level there was a chef each morning to cook omelettes or pancakes or waffles. Each meal presentation was completely different with sandwiches, sushi, salads, etc. Bottled water was placed everywhere for the taking. Fast forward to November '03 and not only is there no chef in the morning, the exact same food was presented every single morning of the six days we stayed there. No variety at all. It was good food and I loved it but a bit disappointing that the imagination was gone. Also, you had to ask for water. We kept thinking that they were trying to cut costs. Also, the lunches would have sandwiches and the same meat from the sandwiches would be out for the dinner presentation. Another weird thing about our stay was that Michael Jackson was upstairs on Level 5 (Level 4 and 5 are the club levels over the bridge) and there was security lingering right by where you enter the lounge area. I think the exercise room was wonderful with each piece of equipment having its own television. The swimming pool was bath water warm in November and my daughter loved it.
Elegance at its Best
A beautiful new addition to the Lake Las Vegas Resort complex. Rooms are very luxurious with wonderful views of the mountains and lake.
Their "village" of shops by the casino make for a very nice stroll.
Food is outstanding!!! Very curtious and helpful staff. It is about 20 minutes from the strip which some may not like. This resort is excellent if you want to go and visit the strip and then leave the noise and lights at the end of the night. Highly recommend.
I have been coming to your property since it opened. I took my mom and others to your Hawaiian Festival yesterday only to find that there was NO accessibility once we crossed the bridge. There was another family in the same situation and went away just as disappointed. We traveled from northwest LV, 45min. and we were surprised that there were no provisions for the handicapped in wheelchairs. In the future , if you plan on having any events you should consider that there are people who are handicapped and would like to enjoy these programs also. Please advise if this is something you will consider.I am also a travel agent and love promoting your property as in my opinion I think this could be an exciting oasis in the desert.
Not what others say.....very nice hotel
Contrary to prior reviews, the hotel was impressive and the rooms were of good size. The bathrooms were great and the bed was super comfortable. Only Valet parking costs $12.00 - self parking is free and a minute walk to the hotel. Umbrellas are available poolside upon request.
The staff was very friendly. Only ate room service - it was great!
Apple crisp was my favorite. Having drinks on the lobby balcony at sunset was fabulous.
You can rent kayaks and such at the dock near the hotel. There still is some construction going on in and around the village. And not all the stores are open.
Our only complaint: no swimming the the lake!
I stayed at the Ritz Carlton for part of the July 4 weekend in 2003, and wound up checking out early and going to the Four Seasons Las Vegas. Neither the rooms nor the public areas were particularly impressive. Even though the hotel had ample space to build, the rooms are actually smaller than rooms in Las Vegas. The "lakeside setting" is a joke. The view of the lake from the pool and rooms is of a stagnant body of water fifty feet wide with a construction site/parking lot on the opposite bank. There are no restauarants on the lake, no boats to rent, and no promenade along the water. (This is not a romantic setting.) The pool is small, lacks fully equipped cabanas and a bar, and only limited and overpriced food service available. The gym, while well equipped, can only be accessed from the hotel by walking through a service corridor from the pool or walking through the motor court (there is no pedestrian walkway). There is one restauarnt in the hotel, but I could not eat there because the management decided to close it at 9p.m. on the July 4th weekend, even though it was empty, many guests of the hotel were hoping to eat there, and there were no other dining options available besides room service. (That was why I checked out early.) The Lake Las Vegas complex (i.e., time shares and a few stores) is only partially completed and just a few stores were open. It is not a particularly nice or luxurious complex. (There are no desinger stores; the highlight is the Starbucks.) I checked out early and went to the Four Seasons where I usually stay. I would highly recommend the Four Seasons. The Bellagio, Ventian and Mirage are also very nice and less expensive. I would stay away from the Ritz Carlton and Lake Las Vegas. If you are still curious about Lake Las Vegas, stay in Las Vegas and drive out there for lunch. (I would recommend against dinner, because they may close the restaurant early.)
I just visited the Ritz Carlton in Lake Las Vegas, I will start by saying that the hotel is beautiful, very clean, the grounds are very nice, and everything is brand new since they just opened a few months ago. I was not happy with my choice to stay at the Ritz Carlton Lake Las Vegas, but if you play golf, or plan to stay the whole day at the spa, or are attending a wedding there, then maybe it's for you, the pool is not very big, or nothing special, there's no shaded areas by the pool unless you rent a cabana, remember it is very hot in the nevada dessert, the sun is very strong, so you need some shade! They offer a shuttle to the Las Vegas Strip, but for my whole stay the shuttle was full, so remember to reserve your space in the shuttle well in advance if you plan to use it. Also for the price I paid for the 2 night stay, I was very surprised when I was charged 12.00 per day for parking, this is the first time that happens to me, and I have stayed at many of Las Vegas Luxury Hotels, like The Venetian, Paris, Mandalay, Aladdin, Monte Carlo, Bellagio, and they all offer free valet parking.
The Ritz was Great
right from the front door we were treated like KING/QUEENS,everything was wonderful,weather,food,rooms,pool area,and the lake....we will be back