What we love
We love a fountain display, especially one set to classical music and lit up like a firework. But even if we didn't we would go to Bellagio because it does it all with such style and class and makes a trip to Las Vegas an experience in itself.
Setting the scene
Renowned for it's exciting fountain display exceptionally choreographed to 'dance' to music, Bellagio is a tourist attraction in itself. Drawing crowds from all over the world, the hotel has created the most innovative 'window' display ever. If you can drag yourself away from the fountains to explore the rest of the hotel, then you may again be waylaid in the lobby, another extraordinary display of grandeur, where 18 foot above the floor hangs an incredible glass sculpture, a chandelier called Fiori di Como by Dale Chihuly, made up of 2000 hand-blown glass blossoms.
This AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Las Vegas hotel is just like all the others: big, loud, bright, eccentric. But what Bellagio has that others neglect is that much-needed retreat away from it all. Once safely in your room you are no longer exposed to the glitz and glam that continues day and night right outside, you are welcomed by the comforting design and sumptuous fabrics that make each room a cosy, intimate haven. Each room and suite provides luxury as standard but for that extra decadence choose from one of the nine Villas, each with a work-out facility, massage room, sauna, private hair salon, 24-hour butler service, and a private terrace garden with pool and whirlpool.
Dining at Bellagio is equally as exciting as the rest of the hotel, it's merely a case of what you fancy. If it's fine dining all the way then there are five restaurants, each with something special to offer - and of the 100 sommeliers in the USA, three of them reside at Bellagio. For something a little more contemporary try some Japanese or all-American fare in a buzzing, social atmosphere. Turn up the volume again and enjoy casual dining by the pool or gathered around a large table with family and friends. Or take advantage of the exceptional weather and dine Al Fresco.
What to do today. A common dilemma for visitors to Las Vegas, not because there is limited choice but because there is more to do in the city than would ever be possible in a year let alone a few days. And that's just outside the hotel, because inside the choice is as overwhelming. Once you've fully digested the grandeur of the hotel's facade, which aside from the fountain displays which erupt on schedule throughout the day and night, continue to amaze in the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens where you can enjoy live music daily from 5-6pm whilst admiring the gardens in all their splendour. There is the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art exhibiting works from around the world. There are also enough shops to fill a small highstreet, a casino, a spa and salon, and three pools. And that's just the day covered. There are also copious bars and clubs to keep you going until morning.
There are no special facilities for children.
Bellagio is 3 miles from McCarran International Airport.
- £1072pp in low season
- £1280pp in high season
- 3 nights room-only in a Deluxe Room, including flights and transfers