10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
THEHotel is definitely THE Hotel!
"THEHotel made for an amazing weekend! I was impressed with the hotel the moment I stepped inside. I have been to Vegas many times and love all that it is, but when I get to my room I like to leave it all behind. THEHotel does just that. Almost like a luxurious oasis. The rooms are huge and come with all the amenities, including a small plasma screen television in the spa-like bathroom. The staff was very attentive and the food at the cafe was scrumptious, with an array of choices. We played a good deal of roulette and all of the casino staff was truly friendly and amusing! I would definitely stay here again and was actually sad to leave!"
- Travel date: 20th October 2004
Feel like a highroller
"Room: space and dÃ©cor This is definitely the most modern and stylish hotel Iâve ever stayed in. The color choice was excellent â a pleasant, earthy palette that was punctuated by interesting patterns and textures. The square footage of the room was quite generous. I stayed there with 3 other guys, and there was plenty of room to spread out. With 2 bathrooms, it never felt crowded in any way. All the furniture was good quality, and complimented the color scheme. Room: Cleanliness Despite the extreme messiness of my roommates, the room was adequately cleaned at check-in and each day after housekeeping service. Room: Amenities The most notable amenity was the large plasma-screen TV. The picture wasnât that good, but you could write a whole other article about the quality of plasma screens. There was a very comfortable couch â I slept on it one night, and used just the cushions placed on the floor to sleep on another night. The desk and desk chair were tasteful and functional. The minibar was well stocked, but quite expensive, as is to be expected. Hotel: Amenities The amenities specific to the THEhotel are a bar, gift shop, restaurant and private entrance/check in. Unfortunately, I did not utilize any of these except the private entrance. I really appreciated the taxi stand â there was never anyone there, and I could get a cab immediately. From the looks of it, the private check in appeared well staffed, and I did not notice any lines. Hotel: Location The location â at the Mandalay bay isnât necessarily one of the best on the strip â itâs the furthest south, which means long walks, and cab rides to get around town. It is connected to the Luxor, by way of a shopping concourse as well as a tram. Itâs an enormous complex and it takes a long time to walk from the THEhotel lobby to the Mandalay casino. Hotel: Staff â courtesy, attitude and promptness I didnât have a chance to interact with the staff. There didnât seem to be any problems associated with our stay."
- Travel date: 17th October 2004
Deserves all these 5 stars
"We had never stayed in Vegas before and didn't really want the mega glitzy hotel. Reading these reviews of THEHotel it sounded like the perfect place for us - and it was. The lobby area is impressive if a little bit the new standard for luxury hotels - dark wood; exotic flowers etc. We asked for a high floor with a strip view and were then upgraded to a corner suite with a view in both directions! (It is strange how many reviewers have been upgraded - maybe occupancy rates are very low?) The room was very nice and a good size. Service was on the whole good, though watch out at the coffee bar where they seem to have imported the usual useless Starbucks staff. I don't think we'll ever go back to Vegas (not really our scene) but if we did we would definitely stay at THEHotel."
- Travel date: 14th October 2004
Good Hotel, ridiculous previous comments
"The Hotel at Mandalay is a nice place. If you want the utmost in luxury, I'd say the places in Vegas to stay are either the Four Seasons or the Bellagio (the latter especially if you want to be right on center strip). Nice rooms and nice amenities at this location though. I just thought I'd add one thing. Regarding the September 16 comments by the New Jersey visitor, I'm rather appalled at the commentary regarding "junkets of foreigners that all love to wait in very long lines." I'm born and bred an American and I'm offended at this ridiculous pigeon-holing statement that he made. I presume that this person has never been to Rome and stood in line at the Vatican Museums or been to Paris and stood in line to scale the Eiffel Tower. In reality, he really shouldn't travel abroad and see major sights, or he might fall into the trap of being one member of a "junket of foreigners that love to stand in long lines." I'm proud to be an American but not proud that he's one."
- Travel date: 14th October 2004
WOW---go here before you die---cause the walking will kill you!
"THEhotel is everything you could want in posh accomodations. Rooms are beautifully appointed! Comfy sofa with pillows, large plasma TVs, wet bar, king bed with down comforters and soft sheets. Large lovely masterbath, w/ sep shower and soaking tub, dbl sinks-granite tops, plush towels, great bath products. The only item missing is a coffee maker. (There is a Starbucks downstairs...that's why$$$$). I must say this, we just returned from our first visit to Vegas, on Oct. 8, and this town is strictly for the young, agile, and young in spirit! It is THEplace to party, party, party. Sleep all day-(cause it is so hot) and party all night. At night the city just glows! The service at THEhotel was very good. Check/in/out not too bad. I chuckled when it took me 2 minutes to check out at 10:45 (check out time is 11am) and then the long lines of folks who showed up late, after 11, waiting for 45 mins to check out. Ya snooze, you wait! Staff was very friendly and helpful, except one grouchy gal at the cashier booth, in the casino, who threw my change at me! Waitress's in casino were pleasant, great drinks! Big negative---this huge 1st class resort had a lousy air ventilation system in the casino--the smoke was horrible! ( We visited Luxor, Excalibur, Balligiou, MGM, New York--smoke not so bad! MGM really kept the slot machines clean! ) But here is a warning to anyone with bad knees, feet or back ( like an old fart like me) the walking will kill you! No matter what you want--it's a 1/2 mile to get to it.Oh yeah, that Monorail they hipe about, it's broken down... again!! This resort is BIG, HUGE, OPULENT, BIG, Long hallways, large casino, big,large, huge.( remember, I said big) Older legs simply cannot keep up!I had to keep my "cute shoes" in the room and buy some walking shoes--killed my fashion sense. Food was delicious! (& $$$$) The Raffles Cafe was great- they had a superb shaved prime rib sandwich!!! Breakfast was awesome! If you like water........this is THEplace! Yep, they built a beach in the desert! Imported the sand, made a wave pool--11 acres of it!!!Unbelievable!!!! And wait--if you didn't see sharks in the pool--you can just walk a mile or so, and go to Shark Reef- and see the only Hammerhead in capivity!! ( this, of course, did not thrill me, however, because I grew up on the ocean; we are not fond of sharks on the East Coast!) Yep, been there, done it, and now I've got the t-shirt!!"
- Travel date: 9th October 2004
"Me and my friends rented out a suite on August 30th, 2004 wkend and it was great. The staff was more than friendly, the suites were immaculate. There were a 27" flat screen tv in the bedroom, a 34" or more plasma tv in the living room and a 15" plasma screen in the bathroom. The bathrooms were enormous, a huge deep tub, a see thru shower stall and a separate room for the toilet. Whenever we needed anything from the front desk, they responded immediatly. I would defly recommend this hotel for anybody who doesn't mind spending $500 for 2 days."
- Travel date: 7th October 2004
Best hotel in Vegas!
"We really enjoyed our stay at THEhotel, so much so that we will always try to stay there when we go to Vegas if there are rooms available and the price isn't too high. You can tell it's very different from other hotels in Vegas the moment you walk in the door. Not only does it not smell like smoke, it smelled like they were piping in a light vanilla air freshener. The lobby, lounge, coffee bar and even lobby bathrooms were all beautiful. As everyone else has said, our room was big, gorgeous and comfortable. We weren't on too high of a floor, but high enough to see the mountains. We enjoyed the pool very much, even if the walk was long (remember to bring a key for each person!). We also liked the casino. We never seemed to have too much trouble finding an open spot at a table, and it wasn't as much of a zoo as some of the other hotels on the strip. Probably the only negative about THEhotel for us was the 11 a.m. checkout time. We couldn't get a late checkout because the place was sold out that night, and we weren't leaving for 12 more hours. At least they let you keep your keys so you can use the pool, so we passed a few hours lounging by the lazy river while waiting for our flight."
- Travel date: 2nd October 2004
"Great place, would go back in a minute. Didn't have a complaint. Girlfriend loved the bathroom. Was difficult leaving."
- Travel date: 2nd October 2004
"We stayed at THE Hotel at the Mandalay Bay the weekend of September 17-19, 2004. Friends of ours had made the trip down and stayed at THE Hotel as well. Everyone had a great stay and were fully satisfied with the hotel, its amenities and services. We checked in at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. There was no line-up at the registration desk (the longest line I ever noticed there during the entire stay was maybe 4 or 5 people). Early check in was no problem. We had requested a king bed and were upgraded to a corner suite with a Strip view free of charge. Our impression from the desk clerkâs comments was that the two queen bed rooms were in greater demand. We were given a two-for-one voucher for Mamma Mia at check in (we didnât use it). The rooms are great as others have described in other reviews. The room is a true suite, with an entirely separate bedroom and living room, plus an additional half-bath. The main bathroom is large and well-appointed. I especially liked the black marble stand up shower (there is also a large bath). On the whole, I liked the dark, semi-austere ambience of THE Hotel, both in the public areas and the rooms. Stepping into THE Hotel just felt relaxing and calming. We found the staff at THE Hotel to be very pleasant and friendly. I have seen some reviews here where people have had the opposite experience, but we did not encounter any bad attitudes. I have seen other reviews noting that THE Hotel is far from the pool and other Mandalay Bay amenities. In my view, this is not a factor. THE Hotel is close to the sportsbook, the casino, the walkway and tram to the Luxor and Excalibur, and the House of Blues. Also, it has its own entrance with a much shorter line at the taxi stand than most other hotels on the Strip (including the MB). We spent a couple of hours at the pool area mid-afternoon on Saturday. It was crowded. We found two loungers quite quickly and immediately occupied them. These were located near one of the regular pools. I went over to check out the large wave pool and it was a zoo. Getting a lounger seemed highly unlikely at that time of day. It was mid-afternoon and about 95 degrees, so maybe that was to be expected. Cocktail service at the pools was reasonably regular. The Spa Mandalay is awesome. Book your treatments a couple of weeks in advance if you want to be sure to have them at the desired time. ThE Hotel's own spa, the Bathhouse, was fully booked at the times we wanted when I called a week before. Would I stay at THE Hotel again? Very likely. I will probably try some other places on the Strip just for variety but they will have to be pretty good to match this place."
- Travel date: 22nd September 2004
"A friend and I spent 3 nights at THEhotel over a long weekend. I have stayed at the Mandalay Bay several times (including its opening month in 1999) and had high expectations for the newer, pricier and swankier THEhotel. My expectations were met and even exceeded in some ways. The key amenities have been discussed and rightfully praised by most prior reviewers. Other smaller details which deserve praise include separate climate control for the livingroom and bedroom spaces (although digital controls would be nice), high-tech electronic "do not disturb" and "housekeeping request" notifications outside the room, glass scale in the bathroom and wet bar in the living room. Given the cost of the rooms and the targeted clientele, I would like to see THEhotel add the following: in room coffee/espresso machines, turn-down service, a decent stereo (perhaps Bose wave radios), personal reading lights for each side of the beds, an exclusive pool for THEhotel guests (similar to the Four Seasons pool) and a noon check-out time. I was surprised to see the variety of age groups staying at THEhotel during a championship fight weekend. While the majority seem to be in the expected 25-40 year-old "beautiful people" demographic, clearly, families and baby boomers were welcomed as well. In addition, don't be surprised to see a celebrity or two if you spend any time in the lobby lounge. Overall, THEhotel adds to the already top-shelf Mandalay experience. As long as I can afford it, I will always look to stay at THEhotel whenever I visit Vegas."
- Travel date: 20th September 2004
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