LAS VEGAS -- From the bellmen to room service staffers, the service
I experienced while staying at the Bellagio was top-notch without
Room service, especially, was excellent, with the three meals I
had ordered at different times of different days -- breakfast,
lunch and dinner, and always at peak times -- delivered earlier
than when I had been told to expect.
Maid service, too, was good, with twice daily visits, including
nightly turndown with the obligatory chocolates (Belgian). This
twice-daily maid service is available for all guests, whether
they're staying in a standard deluxe room or in a suite.
I happened to be staying in room 12027 -- a standard deluxe room
-- which was fine. The room was tastefully done in a beige color
scheme and featured a beautiful carved armoire that did double duty
as a closet and an entertainment center.
One side of the armoire can accommodate longer dresses or gowns,
while the other featured a shelf in the middle. The piece also
offered ample drawer space below the niche for the
remote-controlled television. As with so many Las Vegas properties,
the room did not offer a minibar.
Other furnishings included a desk, phone with dual jacks for
laptop computers, two lounge chairs with a small table and a
king-size bed flanked by two nightstands. One nice feature was two
soft reading lights with independent controls in the ceiling above
A huge bathroom with separate soaking tub, walk-in shower and
two-sink vanity rounded out the facilities. Two extra touches in
the bathroom that I found helpful were a wall-mounted phone and a
lighted make-up mirror.
Rack rates for rooms, categorized as standard deluxe, tower
deluxe or equipped for the disabled, range from $159 per night to
$459 per night, depending on the season and availability. Suites,
which vary in size from a petite suite to a two-bedroom suite,
range from $375 per night to $1,400 per night.
The resort offers special commissionable prices through its Web
site at www.bellagiolasvegas.com. Agents should mention the
Internet offer when making reservations.
Clients who book a stay in a room between Dec. 14 and 24 will
receive a rate of $99 per room, per night, single or double. For
those who wish to stay in a suite during that time, the resort is
offering a price of $330 per suite, per night, single or double.
Both offers are valid for Internet bookings through Dec. 7 for
stays Sundays through Thursdays. An extra-person charge of $35 per
person, per night will be assessed for all rooms with triple or