The Venetian hotel.

@garymarsh6 (14429)
United Kingdom
October 22, 2017 8:07am CST
The first time we ever went to Las Vegas we stayed initially in the Venetian hotel. Despite reading about it and looking at the web site nothing actually prepares you for the first impressions when you walk through the doors of the hotel. The car pulls up into a covered area where doormen greet you and porters deal with your luggage. We walked into the reception area which was absolutely vast. The sight of all the Gold Leaf and opulence will leave you speechless. We were ushered around to another area where we were told that it was a bit more exclusive and we could check in here. I was overcome by the opulence of the building the art work on the walls and ceilings and stood like a lemon at the check in counter stunned by it all. The rooms are all suites and are very large and comfortable. We took the lift up to our suite along never ending corridors. Opened the door to go into the room. There was a small hallway which leads into the bed area which can have kingsize or two queen size beds. The bathroom is the biggest bathroom I have ever seen with a walk in shower, closets and bath. There is a sunken lounge area (two small steps down) with sofas coffee tables, writing desks and large panoramic windows giving fantastic views of the strip or/and the mountains. All the hotels are themed hotel and as the name suggests this hotel if themed on Venice and contains an indoor and outdoor canal which you can take a gondola ride. There is a Plaza called St. Marks Square with a painted ceiling of clouds and blue skies the lighting is dimmed slightly during the evening. There are a variety of shops along the canals with walkways along the canal. Some are reasonably priced shops and others really quite expensive. There are quite a few restaurants throughout the hotel ranging from quick fast food joints to more formal sit down restaurants. The food served in the hotel is phenomenal. Our first morning our breakfast actually looked so good like a work of art that we did not want to eat it as it looks so good. There are theaters inside the hotel complex which in some cases have been specifically built to house certain shows. One of my favourite shows was phantom of the opera and the stage set was quite unique and very Las Vegas style, big and brash and very OTT, compared to New York and London. There is a madame Tussaud's near St Mark's tower and the Lagoon and the front of the hotel resembles the Doge Palace of Venice. Of course the hotel has the casino with all kinds of gambling games, machines, spinning wheels, roulette wheels and card tables. There is massive security around the place and cameras are not only watching the gamblers but also the staff. The staff are regularly moved around the tables to give them a break and to make sure that there is fair play and no chance of fiddling going on. The hotel is ideally situated in the middle of the strip enabling you to walk either left or right to visit the other grand hotels along the strip. This is my favourite hotel in Las Vegas because of its location on the strip and the levels of comfort inside.
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• United States
22 Oct
Is that you in the photo Gary? You are getting younger looking all the time my friend. Well the place is indulgent and fabulous..thanks for sharing with us..
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
Haha I cheated This was a couple of years ago OT. I thought I would put one of me on there. I have only a few photos of me to be honest !
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• United States
22 Oct
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Oct
One thing you can say about Las Vegas, is that they do everything big and extravagant. They do everything to excess! Hope you had a good time while you were there!
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
We always have a great time although the last time we went we said we don't think we will go back. it has lost its lustre now all the hotels are mega big and with mega prices. It just seems like one giant expensive shopping mall with all the designer shops there!
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@moffittjc (45376)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Oct
@garymarsh6 That is definitely true about Vegas. It is now a very expensive place to visit.
@JohnRoberts (63222)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Oct
I have been there but I still favor Paris.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
My daughter liked the Paris. I felt the meal we had up the Eiffel tower was something like a school dinner canteen!
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@DianneN (85223)
• United States
22 Oct
I'm glad to hear how much you loved this hotel. My son and his wife loved it, too. I'm sure it doesn't compare to the real Venice, as pretty as it is. You look great in the photo!!!!!
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
It was taken a couple of years ago now Dianne. I must say I did look a bit younger then these last few years have made me look older though I guess! Venice is my most favourite city. I love it there. It is unique and fascinating.
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@DianneN (85223)
• United States
16 Dec
@garymarsh6 Lol! You still look great!
@rebelann (42841)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
I visited Las Vegas twice in my life, once in 1977 and then again in 1984. It really wasn't that impressive at the time but then I never got to stay in a hotel there either, it was simply one of the stops along our way to another location. Things really have changed since then.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
OH yes there has been a lot of Hotels being pulled down and rebuilt it has changed quite a bit since then! I must say not all for the better though!
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@rebelann (42841)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
I never was all that impressed with Vegas to begin with @garymarsh6 but back then, 1977, I was in my twenties and had never played a slot machine so in that sense it was sort of fun. The motel 6 wasn't impressive at all but at least it was cheap and the food if I recall wasn't exactly what I'd want to eat that often. From what I've heard from various coworkers who've gone there on long weekends it can be hair raising if you leave anything of value in your suite, one gal had her purse stolen out of the safe while she was out gambling .... I did wonder about her leaving her purse behind but she said that she thought it would be safer in a safe than with her while she was out and about. For me personally it would be too crowded these days.
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@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct
Sounds lovely. They must make a bundle in the casino.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
They never close. In fact they do not want you to leave the hotel they want to keep you in there to spend spend spend.
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@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Oct
@garymarsh6 ......Yes, so they make more $$
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
We have not stayed there, but we have visited. It is a beautiful hotel, but also the Bellagio is beautiful.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
Yes I love the water show. It made me cry when they played Con te partirĂ² when the fountains danced in time to the music
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
@garymarsh6 The water show is beautiful.
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@MALUSE (43655)
• Uzbekistan
22 Oct
There is one feature in your photo which shows that this isn't the real thing. I wonder if you know what I'm thinking of. Only someone who's been to Venice can notice it.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
Let's wait and see if anyone notices!
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@MALUSE (43655)
• Uzbekistan
22 Oct
@garymarsh6 How do I know that you have noticed? Please send me a message!
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
22 Oct
Hey,Gary you are looking good there.Thank you for the.I loved it
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct
It is quite some place Alfredo even though it is not the real thing they do try to imitate!
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
22 Oct
@garymarsh6 I know but a good job
@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
24 Dec
You certainly are spoiled for choices when it comes to the Vegas Strip. We stayed at the Flamingo which was also an excellent location.
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@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec
Oh yes right in the middle of all the action!
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• China
23 Oct
Sounds like the hotel is as good as a city with all sorts of facilities ,whose sumptuousness is jaw dropping.I guess it would cost the earth staying there for a night.
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@bostonphil (4403)
• United States
23 Oct
I love Las Vegas and I have been to the Venetian but never stayed. Just people watching and walking around the different casino - hotels is great fun. It's a show all by itself.
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@YrNemo (14719)
23 Oct
Never thought that they could bring Venetian theme to Las Vegas like this. This is amazing.
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@jstory07 (70019)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Oct
That hotel sounds really nice. I bet it had a nice price to. Las Vegas is a great place. I got married there.
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct
From your picture I thought you were in Venice. I never would have expected that from inside a hotel. The last and only time I've been to Las Vegas, they didn't have any of the grand hotels they have today.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Nov
Wow, it's funny that it took a person from the UK to tell me there's a hotel in my country that mimics Venice. Interesting idea to do that and great picture.Sounds like you had a lot of fun while there.
@gr8nana6 (2190)
• United States
3 Nov
@garymarsh6 I've only been to Vegas once in 1988 and most of the hotel casinos weren't there yet. The Venetian sounds absolutely gorgeous!!
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct
I've never been there, but would love to go. I suppose that hotel cost an arm and a leg to stay there?
@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Oct
Now you've made me want to go to Vegas! I don't mind a bit of luxury now and then.
@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Oct
That looks wonderful, Gary! You look good and relaxed . I love the sound of the the food looking like a work of art @garymarsh6 .