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The pool at the Mandarin Oriental

birmingham, mi
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The pool at the Mandarin Oriental

Does anyone know what this pool is like ? I have heard it described as a "lap pool" which sounds amazingly uninteresting in a town that is over 90 degrees 6 months of the year- My wife and I will be in town in mid may and I am tempted on staying there but we need a nice pool with a good adult scene ( read: no kids ! ) we have 4 of our own kids we are "escaping" from ! LOL

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1. Re: The pool at the Mandarin Oriental

If this is it I agree not that interesting:

www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/leisure/

birmingham, mi
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yeah why would they do that ? I mean- a lap pool ? thats pathetic I don't care how nice the cabanas are . : )

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3. Re: The pool at the Mandarin Oriental

How about the Four Seasons? Most of the kids will probably want to be over at the big MB pools.

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4. Re: The pool at the Mandarin Oriental

Agreed! The pool seems out of place at such a beautiful hotel! I think Warmwinds has a great suggestion with the Four Seasons! Check it out!

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My only concern is the rooms at the Four Seasons Are they nice ? They look dated to be honest- Especially in a town that has so many amazing hotels with so many amazing rooms- Yes I know their deal is the special service but I do like a nice room

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6. Re: The pool at the Mandarin Oriental

The rooms at Four Seasons are similar to those at Mandalay Bay with a little nicer furnishings. This makes them larger and nicer than those at Bellagio, but not quite up to Wynn. I won't compare them to Palazzo or THEhotel because those are different styles. From what I've seen the rooms at M/O aren't really that large or special either. Both M/O and FS excel in service.

The pool at Four Seasons isn't very ornate or special either, although you do have easy access to Mandalay Bay. Once again it is the service and serene atmosphere that sets it apart from the others. And M/O is probably striving to acheive the same atmosphere and standard. If you want a party pool with DJ's and lots of action, neither will be the place for you.

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7. Re: The pool at the Mandarin Oriental

I'd like to add that I've had some wonderful times at some pretty ordinary pools. The Golden Nugget pool was just a cement hole in the ground until the redo, as is Bally's, and both were fine. We stayed in Hawaii once at the Alii Tower of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which is the private, exclusive tower with a private pool...that at first glance is also just a cement hole in the ground. But we grew to love the quiet and privacy of it, and were so glad we didn't have to go to the mad big pool.

Just saying don't judge a book by its cover. What looks boring on paper might be very nice.

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Having stayed at the Four Seasons, and I also have 4 kids, I absolutely love it.

The pool is nothing special, but the service makes up for it. They have cushions are the lounge chairs and they also provide a pitcher of ice water that they change on a regular basis. On an hourly basis, they provide complimentary treats: melon balls, popsicles, chocolate covered bananas. They also have a sunglass butler who comes around and cleans your sunglasses, which is also complimentary. The atmosphere is serene and relaxing, not many kids as most will go over the Mandalay Bay pools. We have stayed in their one bedroom suite and also in a regular room. The suite was very nice and the regular room was nice, but not as nice as Encore rooms. The hotel itself is very quiet, and for us that was a bonus. If you did not want all the craziness of the casino from Mandalay Bay, all you need to do is step through the door to the Four Seasons. The workout room/spa is also included in the price of the room, though the spa is nothing special. I did not have any treatments there, however. They also provide complimentary coffee in the lobby and a car that will drive you within a 3-4 mile radius of the hotel. For me, if I am going to be in Vegas, and wanting to use the pool, my choice would be Four Seasons because of the service. If I am not going to use the pool, I would choose Encore, the rooms are very nice and they also have great service. I just did not like the location of the pool, because you have to walk through the casino to get to it and also there are floor to ceiling windows that look out to the pool from the lobby and casino.

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9. Re: The pool at the Mandarin Oriental

Unless the hotel you choose has an adults only pool you take the risk of children being in the pools.

MO and FS will probably have some people from Europe, South America, Asia, Mexico and the Middle East staying there and the family unit is very big in these countries(lots of children! :o)) so keep this in mind.

Personally even though the pool at MO looks small it also looks very luxe/chic.

The FS rooms to me look a bit bland but they were probably going for the subded elegance. The rooms at MO to me look more chic and contempoary. Just a personal preference.

Have a great trip.

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Four Seasons rooms don't necessarily have that Vegas "pizzaz", but they really grow on you because everything is so well thought out, comfortable and immaculate. We reserved the 700 (?) sq. ft. Four Seasons room, but were upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite that was spacious, extremely comfortable, had a keurig coffee maker & wonderful strip views. Have to admit my first impression of the room actually was that it was a bit bland, but when the strip lights come on, and you're sitting in such comfort looking out at the views, it feels pretty good :) ....