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Bellagio prices compared to 4 star properties

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Bellagio prices compared to 4 star properties

Myself and my wife to be are hearing to Vegas for our honeymoon in Sept 2011 so starting to have a look at were we would like to stay.

I really like the look of the bellagio and reckon that we could afford the room rates but what I'm wondering is if there's a big difference in the price of food (mainly casual dining) and gambling compared with the 4 star properties nearby such as the mirage, TI, Paris and PH??

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I haven't been to the other properties to eat but I have been to the Bellagio probably about 10 times. The food is EXTREMELY expensive...I think. Maybe others will disagree but it is way overpriced. Why do I keep coming back? Because my friend gets it all comped....otherwise I wouldn't pay for half of anything in there. Prime is overrated, Fix is mediocre (as is the Bellagio cafe), Le Cirque will run at least over a $100 p/p.... I know I am missing a few but I can't pop them off the top of my head. Noodles is good...pricey for Asian cuisine but MUCH better than the higher end Asian restaurant the Bellagio has. That is the only place I would say is worth the $$. TI, I do believe is cheaper on food, Paris is pricey ( I have heard ), and the Mirage....haven't been there so I really don't know. Good luck, and hopefully someone else will post. Oh....forgot...Bellagio buffet is good though pricey for a buffet....the cheapest, best value going in that place.

Oh yeah....the rooms at the 'B' (Bellagio) are starting to be in need of a refurbishment. Beautiful hotel and casino floor? Absolutely. Great fountains out front - you bet! Value for the money...sucks!

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Yes, the food in Bellagio is expensive, although I've always found it very good and I don't believe it's any more expensive than at other hotels of similar standard in Vegas or elsewhere. But you're unlikely to be eating in the hotel all the time or even most of the time, so I wouldn't let that put you off staying there if you like the look of it. I've stayed there several times before without eating 'in' at all - just my coffee 1st thing from Palio. Vermonter is right about the room rates though - the Bellagio is not the best value in Vegas, by a long way. Newer, bigger and arguably nicer rooms are available elsewhere on the Strip for the same or less. It's still my favourite hotel though, and my 1st choice if I can afford it. I think it's because of the fountains (book a fountain view room if you do pick Bellagio) and the central location. Being so central, it's easy to head out for cheaper food and drink elsewhere.

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Hi Dara,

I've been to Vegas only twice but both times we part-stayed at the Bellagio. I just love the place, the location, the fountains, the casino floor etc etc - love it. Rates can vary a lot so you do not want to be booking your room yet - we waiting until 4-6 weeks before we flew and got some great rates. Book direct and keep checking their website for special offers and if the rates go down - contact the casino and change your booking - I did this twice so no problems being over in the UK. If you can get a Lakeview room too - lovely.

I agree with the previous viewer that it is expensive to eat in the Bellagio but we ate at the Breakfast and evening buffet a few times which was really good - and the price tag wasn't too expensive - there are alot cheaper places too. The restaurants are expensive though. But there is one big point to consider - you do not need to eat at the Bellagio - we found that we headed out all over the place for meals which is also a great way to see the other casinos and with the Bellagio being what i call 'in the middle' it's not too much of a distance to any of the other big casinos. Prepare to walk a lot lol.

Hope this helps - any questions email me or take a look at my previous posts.

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Thanks for the responses guys.

For the guys that travel from the UK what do you think is the best way to book a trip? Should I book flights and hotels seperately or should I book the Air + hotel packages with the carriers or travel agents?

I've had a quick look around and there doesnt seem to be much difference in the total price between the two methods.

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If monterrey value is important in your choices, check out the following website Darra:

http://www.smartervegas.com

Regardless, Bellagio is my favorite property on the Las Vegas strip, but I still would suggest if you have any doubts in regards to options you might possibly look at Paris as an alternative.

Gambling and food are both subjective but easier said than done without alcohol.

Again, I suggest http://www.smartervegas.com

For another a review and pictures:

http://www.oyster.com/las-vegas/hotels/

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I have been to vegas 3 times from the UK and we always book air and hotel seperate. From UK Virgin (from Gatwick) or BA from Heathrow. Always booked hotels direct as well as have never been able to find better rates with agents.

1st time stayed at the Luxor which i thought was very good and since then been at the Bellagio (we are going back in January '11). We love the Bellagio personally and its quite a romantic hotel for a honeymoon.

To be honest - coming from the UK - wherever you stay you will be impressed, the American hotels and food are streats ahead of ours in terms of standard and quality! Any other questions feel free.

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Although I normally suggest booking directly with the hotel, I did book a room last night with Leading Hotels of the World. It was $5 more per night than the room I had a casino rate for but it included $14 per person towards breakfast/lunch.

It is too early too book but I wouldn't book anything unless you could cancel. I have three different reservations right now at the Bellagio and am waiting to see which one I want to keep.

I wouldn't worry about the cost of food at Bellagio. There is no rule (and in my opinion it's a waste) to focus all of your meals in one hotel. I have stayed at Bellagio for a total of about 15 nights (5 trips) and have only eaten in Michael Mina, Sensi, Noodles (1 time each) and the pool and cafe twice each. The rest of the time I like to spread out over the Strip.

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I've always booked flight and hotels separately. That's not because I'm aware of any downsides of booking a package though. It's just because I book the flight first (as soon as I decide I'm going) and I usually want the flexibility of using miles or a mixture of miles + money and upgrading to premium economy which you won't get with packages. I also like booking on the airline's website so I can pick my seat when I book. I usually leave the hotel/s until the last minute, unless an unmissably good rate crops up earlier.

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"Should I book flights and hotels seperately or should I book the Air + hotel packages with the carriers or travel agents?"

The problem with booking through an agent is that you cannot change the price if it goes down. Once agreed upon, that's it!

Contrary to others, I would suggest to book your room in advance (i.e. 5-6 months) directly with the hotel so at least you know the maximum you'll be paying but ONLY if you can cancel that reservation without fees. Once that's done, check promo codes and if the rate goes down, ask for the revised price.

If you find a better deal somewhere else, cancel your reservation.

I saved a bundle of money using this approach: my current rate for a tower room at the Mirage for Columbus day week-end (October) is 125$ per night (Friday & Saturday) and the current going rate is 279$ per night for the same nights.

If the price drops, I'll ask for the revised price. If it does not change, I'll still have my very good price.

(That said, in January, I could have bought air + Bellagio fountain view for $525pp, return, all taxes and fees included, direct flights from Montreal for the same dates. Now THAT would have been an amazing deal but I did not know better back then!)

It sure seems to take a while before becoming a savvy Vegas expert!

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I have to throw in that depending on your dates- Wynn and Encore are having huge sales on Expedia. Both properties are of higher quality than Bellagio- newer everything. I do however like how 'classic' the Bellagio is :) Prices for food and gambling will be very similar at all 3 places. If I had to choose I'd pick Wynn or Encore over Bellagio. Perhaps others will throw in some more advice on the issue. Bellagio for our dates is 250/night. Wynn and Encore are 119 and 139 (granted you have to book nonrefundable). Otherwise the rate for a refundable room is 159 and 179 respectively. That's still better than the 259 rate on Expedia for Bellagio for our dates.