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Las Vegas Hilton 17th-24th June

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Dave U.K., Jun 30, 2009.

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  1. Dave U.K.

    Dave U.K. Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Had a great flight direct from Manchester with 3 seats shared between my
    wife and me, it's so good when you have a spare tray to hold all the
    miniature spirts bottles !
    We were upgraded to a Grand room at The Hilton which had a nice large TV
    fridge setee etc with a golf course view and was right next door to the
    sceinic elevator which hardly anyone used. We had to wait an hour for the
    room to be available so had coffee and very nice cake from the reception
    cafe. After unpacking we went down to the pool for happy hour and enjoyed a
    couple or three cocktails served by the most unfriendly and ineffecient
    bartenders ever [if you were over 30 or male they really didn't want to
    know] but we didn't let them spoil our day. Next we deceided not to travel
    far so went for the buffet and were impressed with the quality and choice of
    food available, the free wine and beer were very much appreciated! We then
    headed for Quarks bar to have a few hands of video poker and after dinner
    drinks. What a difference in attitude the barmen had compared to the jerks
    in the pool bar, chatty and always there to top up your drinks.Had a fairly
    early night and went to bed at 12.00 since in UK time it was 8.00am. The
    next few days were spent wandering up and down the strip and travelling up
    and down on the monorail which my wife loves although the onboard commentry
    gets a bit repetetive after the 20th time of hearing it!
    Ate at the Trevis in Ceasers Palace MMMM Pizza! very nice but I can't get
    over how most eating places charge minimum of $40 for a bottle of house wine
    which is mainly produced within 500 miles of Vegas. In The UK a bottle of
    Calafornian wine can be had for less than $25 in most restaurants and its
    had to be shipped 6000 miles! We used the Hilton Paradise cafe for a couple
    of meals and were amazed at the size of the portions served, one night my
    wife had turkey dinner and there was so much meat that when she had eaten
    all she could her plate looked as if she hadn't started her meal.
    We went downtown later in the week but I couldn't persuade my wife to go to
    the El Cortez despite me quoting Cameron to her! Did manage to get her to
    the MSS where within 10 minutes I had 2 4oaks, shortly after my wife hit
    4oak just as I hit another. In all we had 5 4oak's within an hour and set
    off for the Golden Nugget where I hit $150 on a fruit machine! Then on to
    the Freemont where I found 6 video roulette machines. My Brother who is a
    lucky SOAB had told me if I was to play roulette to bet on 20 and surround
    it. First spin came up 23 second spin 20!
    Changed machine first spin 25 second spin 20!. Left Freemont with a profit
    of $300 and the nights total of $600. Got back to Hilton sent the wife to
    bed and yes you guessed it I lost the lot! The Hilton wasn't very lucky for
    me and Video poker was almost impossible to get 4oak.
    Had a 4oak at O'sheas and The Greek Isles, Yes The Greek Isles it is still
    open although very quiet.
    Headed off on Wed for our flight home only to be delayed 2 hours 'cause of
    rain!
    Thought it never rained in summer in Vegas
    All in all a great holiday and now my wife has become a Video Poker addict
    me may return next year.

    Dave UK
     
  2. texas_aggie_girl_93

    texas_aggie_girl_93 VIP Whale

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    Nice wins downtown! Sounds like an enjoyable trip. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. ghetto71

    ghetto71 Tourist

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    Nice TR!
     
  4. sailor53

    sailor53 Tourist

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    Good show! Enjoyed the report and thanks for posting!
     
  5. keno

    keno obsessed with countdown timers

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    Thanks for the TR! Quarks is still around after the Star Trek Experience closed down? Do they still have actors dressed up in Quarks as people from the series?
     
  6. Bralo20

    Bralo20 Low-Roller

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    Nice report!

    Which airline did you fly?


    Thanks!
     
  7. Dave U.K.

    Dave U.K. Tourist

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    No nothing there apart from the upstairs bar but the toilets still analyse and speak to you a la startrek!
     
  8. Dave U.K.

    Dave U.K. Tourist

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    Only one choice direct from Manchester since BMI moved to london, shame as BMI were much better than TC.
     
  9. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

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    Nice wins downtown; too bad the Hilton couldn't be so obliging to you. It's crazy the money some establishments charge for a cheap bottle of wine.
     
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  10. VegasDiva

    VegasDiva VIP Whale

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    great trip report

    lol @ the wife being a VP addict now

    I never have tried those machines, as yet
     
  11. gotavegasjones

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    Very nice TR. Thanks for taking time to write it up.

    later, GVJ
     
  12. rlhendrix

    rlhendrix Low-Roller

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    Thanks for posting and love hearing from you guys in the U.K. visiting Vegas. I spent 7 weeks studying in the U.K during law school, and it was among the most enjoyable times of my life.
     
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