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I never thought I'd be so happy to get to Las Vegas! (Thus is our first time here ever!) I was really just excited about air conditioning, a cold drink, and the pool. We almost roasted to death on Sunday night in Lone Pine, CA. It was in the 90's I think even during the night, Lucy panted all night, and we all only slept for maybe 1 or 2 hours. We woke up at 3am (i was up before my alarm ...
... a tiny office for United Airlines at the back of a luggage carousel, and the lady gave us a phone number. Rang the number, and were delighted to find out they had the items; however in order for them to be able to post them to us at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, they had to send us a form, which John had to sign, and also scan a copy of his passport. And their office closes at 3pm. So out to the taxi queue which already had about 250 ...
... can pull out the plug at the wall... and the lock on the door is broken. Apart from that, and the iffy wifi, everything is truly grand.
The car was due back at 6pm at the latest, so we had masses of time, but ordered the shuttle to pick us up at the airport terminal at 6.15, and set off at about 4.30. No sweat!
Sat navs are wonderful if you programme them properly. If you put in the wrong address, or only part of the right address, you can have ...
Written by Molly
When we got to Las Vegas I quickly realized one of the most fascinating things about this trip is how we are able to experience a whole other world just a short drive away. Just the day before we were in the quiet, peaceful oasis of Zion National Park and now Las Vegas with the lights, the crowds and the energy. Yesterday a quiet rv park cooking over a campfire and today basically a large parking lot behind Circus Circus. To me it’s ...
... but our mission was unsuccessful, Time for some altitude and a trip up the Stratosphere Tower to the observation deck where we had a fabulous view of the Strip, Downtown, the hills and desert. we climbed up one further floor to the outside observation deck and admired the brave souls who were riding the 3 scary rides on top of the tower! Not for the faint hearted! Another bus ride to the Mob Museum where we learned about how "Sin ...
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I have been to many timeshares, resorts, etc. Cancun is beautifully landscaped, and the Â eye washÂ is definitely well done. Reason? They are currently trying to sell these time share units. (Major Sales operation on site.) We did a trade via II for our two bedroom unit. The resort is only partially done, with 4 or more major buildings to go. It appears that there may be at some point future under ground (each building) parking, but our building did not have this finished. Carting in luggage was a bear, especially since there was only one card in my building. (The Yukkietan :)) Local calls are a charge, as is getting a paper. $2.50 for the Sunday paper. No TV guide in the rooms, and although they have a TV in all three rooms, the TVÂ s where small. (IÂ m sure you could have walked away from FryÂ s electronics for all three TVÂ s for a $150) One of the rooms was missing its remote control.The lighting in the rooms was TERRIBLE! They used such low wattage bulbs, it was dark all the time. If you want to cook, read, anything that requires you actually see well, forget it. The kitchen is very small as timeshares go. Two people will have difficulty being in the area at the same time. The kitchen has two corner cabinets that might cause you to conclude the whoever designed the units was overpaid. The Jacuzzi in the second bath didnÂ t work. (Unit number 4234) Never did check the MB Jacuzzi. Supplies in the kitchen where Ok, for TWO PEOPLE. If you have a family of 6 like I do, plan on running the dish washer and doing dishes EVERY meal. (You would figure that management would have figured out that getting a bit more silverware and glasses would be cheeper than having their resort guests run the dishwasher 4 times a day.) The air conditioning didnÂ t seem to have flexibility. It was comfortable with the fan constantly running too, BUT it was maxed outÂ so I wonder what would happen if we visited the resort in the Summer? IMO, the tap water in LV is nasty, so remember to buy good water at the store when you visit. Some supplies where inadequate: we had to ask for towels, blankets, soapÂ the first day we arrived. The housekeeping staff we ran into was very helpful and responsive. Towards the second half of our week stay, one of the glass doors was broken to our main building (creating a potential hazard) A sign was put up saying use the adjustment door. Rather than fix it, the door remained that way for daysÂ When I left the sign was still there..You might think that you will be able to enjoy the pool in the morning or evening, think again. Pool hours are 10 to 6. The four Â slidesÂ they have are really two. (Only two are ran at any given time.) The slides they have are are enclosed tube slides, not open air ones. All tube slides take you into darknessÂ which may cause some fear in children and some adults. The slides close even earlier than the pool, so time to play is limited. It was packed at the pool, 90 degrees almost every day we where there in late March 2004. There are two pools, the large one, and the smaller one where you land when you shoot out of the tube slides. I must say the large pool looked really nice, they have this waterfall think coming off the pyramid that flows into the pool. IÂ d tell about all the fun I had in the large pool, but I canÂ t, because THE LARGE POOL WAS CLOSED the whole time we where there, despite the 90 degree weather. Bad move on managements part, but to be fair, it must be difficult to determine when the weather will be nice, when to start training life guards for pool opening - Public pool areas in Neveda apparently require life guards)There is a small in the Adults only hot tub that says: Adults Only. But it is so out of the way, it gets ignored. Be prepared to share the pool and Hot tub with babies and not yet potty trained infants. (If you Resort managers read this, please put some decent signage on all the entries to the adult hot tubÂ it could be such a romantic with your wonderful design and landscaping.)Why does this resort not have fitted sheets on their beds? I know that sometimes cheep hotels do this, but a five star resort wanna be? If you donÂ t buy fitted sheets for the bed, could you at least make sure the sheets actually cover the mattress?Ok, I have some criticisms, but, there is some nice stuff to say about the resort too. The layout is nice, the grounds well kept (although I wonder if this will continue after they have finished selling the units.) The lobby is first rate, and the rooms are Â . Well roomy. They each have a nice balcony that can be a great place to hang out and relax.If you do the buffetÂ and ya likely will, try the Green Valley Ranch off 215 on Fri > Sun. The spread is a cut aboveÂ better than Rio in most ways, though no sushi. The crab and shrimp is betterÂ . I could go on, but suffice to say, go there, youÂ ll thank me. Oh, not that I drink, but with the meal tis a bottomless pit of champagne, B MaryÂ s, or Screw drivers.Being off the strip is wonderful. The Cancun Resort is a wonderful retreat from the noise and craziness of the strip. A big plus. You may however be awakened in the middle of the night by some returning guests who have decided to bring the excitemtn of the strip to their room. This happened to us, went on for an hour a 1am. Whether they eventually collapsed due to a drug and alcohol over dose, management told em to shut up, or they discovered the joys of silence I canÂ t say, but the noise did eventually stop. Before they did stop, I share that they where very LOUD. But hey, tis Las Vegas, so tis to be expected thingÂ . along with the leaflets handed out by people who look like they rarely come out of the darker recesses of the Las Vegas night life.There is one hazard I will share about the pool area. Be aware, that despite management being aware of this, there has been no action to fix this. The cement around the resort is decorative, and looks wonderfulÂ . However, the same decorative cement is used around the pool area. Water + Cancun Resort Cement + You = slip and fall. I mean it, be careful. I am not overstating this danger when I say to you that you could die or be seriously injured. Three life guard staff members shared with me all about it: that guests (and staff) fall DAILY. I almost took a dive twiceÂ a SERRIOUS dive. Several of my children went down, fortunately they did not injure themselves.Management may understate this concern, but I assure you, they do know about it, and choose not to fix the problem. (Perhaps they are thinking that it might be expensive to fix the mistake of putting slippery surfacing all about the pool area.) If you do slip, fall, hurt yourselfÂ just make sure your lawyer subpoenas the life guards past and present, house keeping, and the maintenance and check in staffÂ they will verify that management was informed about this and chose to do nothing. YouÂ ll get a great settlement.A food for less is soon to open across the street, and the library (a nice one) is also right across the street. Excalibur has wonderful free shows, and the CC indoor amusement park is funÂ The New York roller coaster is WAY to violent in the way it shakes you around. You could hurt your neck or back on this ride. (btw, I LOVE roller coastersÂ maybe next year IÂ ll go to Orlando and do Universal Studios again.) There is Wal-Mart superstore off 215 if you need to stock up food stuff. Also, bring those Braun large triangle coffee filters if you want coffee. They are not supplied.Ok, IÂ ll close this out. Tis a resort of wonderful possibility, of potential, some good, and some bad. I would come again despite my mixed experience this time. I give it 3 stars, and much of that high of a mark mostly earned by the landscaping and its off strip location. While I expect some problems with timeshare resorts, I believe that the Cancun resort can be better than it is. I expect more, especially from a 5 star wanna be resort. Bottom line, management needs to do a much better job of making sure the guests enjoy their stay and are having their needs met. I certainly wouldnÂ t BUY one of these unitsÂ as there are much better choices on time shares nÂ vacation clubs on the secondary market.
This resort is indeed one of the best I have seen. I am a firm believer of getting the most for my money. Las Vegas Cancun deserves every bit of stars it gets. For it being a five star the price that I was offered was superb. Even their one bedroom, where my friend stayed in, was something I would have payed up to a few hundered dollars a night.
I love this resort, it is so gorgeous. I don't especially care for Las Vegas, NV and when I found out we owned a time share there I was not too happy, BUT I didn't even feel like I was in Las Vegas. There are no casinos, smoke, etc. and it was so pleasant. My husband loved the fact that the strip was nearby. We loved it so much we are going to take our childred next time.
We just got back from the Cancun Resort. The resort is very clean and the pool area is lovely. Unfortunately, we didn't have great pool weather. I would have liked relaxing by the pool more. The restaurant on site is open 9 am to 7 pm and the food is very good and very friendly staff. We had a 2 bedroom unit (on the small side), but very adequate. My only complaint is that they don't leave you enough towels.
This place exceeded my expectations!!! I loved the lay-out of the room and the pools were the best. Water slides, jacuzzis. etc. This was the best place I have ever stayed in all of my visits to Las Vegas. Hope to be there again soon.
The Cancun Resort is a timeshare resort which is simply the best!
We are time share owners and have had the privilege to witness the construction of this beautiful resort from the ground up. We continue to look forward to the completion of this grand resort. We have very much enjoyed each stay. Our last stay was in October of 2003. We are currently planning our next stay in May 2004. I love the theme and our luxuriant accommodations. The staff have always been very friendly to us as well as our guests. We look forward to each and every stay. The only minor inconvenience is not having daily maid service, but we can endure this...
Love the hotels rooms! Very spacious and jacuzzi bathtubs
Great hotel! I do not understand why someone would write a negative comment about this hotel. The hotel is well kept and great rooms!
Absolutely loved this resort
I just got back to Tennessee and I specifically looked this website up, to write a revue! This resort was so wonderful, more than I expected. I would highly recommend!
The Resort is a very nice place to stay. It has a friendly staff, who are very willing to help you out if needed and make your stay a good one! I stayed there for three days, check in was fast and easy. The pool area was very nice and pretty big, and has a wonderful waterfall, which is also has a water slide. Has 4-6 pool people watching, just incase you need a life gaurd/help getting out. The rooms are almost like an apartment, they have a frig, stove, microwave, and all the utensils, pots and pans you'll need if you decide to cook in. Jacuzi tub in the bathroom, which is quite big itself. I would highly recomend staying there, unfortunately, unless your an owner of the time share, you won't be able to stay there or any other of there resorts!
Gyp-joint. Roaches were in my room. The employees were rude. Check out the references yourself first before going.