When you reserve a penthouse at bellagio, you get limo transfer to and from the airport. They were more then happy to pick us up at the luxor when i called and informed them thats were we would be. So we checked out of the hotel and checked our bags at Luxor, and gambled a little until the limo came to get us at 1pm. The limo driver was on time, and offered us water as soon as we settled into the bellagio limo. Let me tell you, from the minute he came to get us, I felt like a High Roller. Bellagio really knows how to pamper their guests. He asked us if we had stayed there before, I have in a lakeview room, not in a penthouse. He told us that he would walk us into VIP services so we could check in. En route, he called to make sure that there was a bellman waiting for us when we arrived. The new porte cochere at bellagio is truly breathtaking with the new fountains. I just knew this was going to be my favorite part of the trip, and it was. We pulled up and the bellman took our bags, and we proceeded to VIP check in. The most beautiful woman named Mora checked us in. Jim and I were staying in the penthouse, and Frank had reserved a Bellagio Suite. I got the lakeview penthouse for 550 a night and frank got the bellagio suite for 299 a night. Love those email specials!!!!! Once we checked in we proceeded to our room 32032. There was a small issue when we got in. There was these red things in the jacuzzi, they looked like toenail clippings. Not a good start. When you pay 550 for room, you expect it to be spotless. I am not a complainer at all, but for what i paid, i expect perfection. I called downstairs and asked them to send someone up because i had a problem. I wanted a manager to come up to the room in person, because in my opinion this was an opportunity to score an upgrade. That bathroom should have been spotless. 5 minutes later a VIP representative came up and looked and could not stop apoligizing. He asked me what it would take to make us happy. I smiled, handed him 50, and said a 2 bedroom penthouse. He made a call and told us to meet him in VIP in 10 minutes, and he would have the enitre situation straightned out. Well, let me tell you he sure made me happy. We were given room 32001. A fabulous 2 bedroom penthouse suite smack dab in the middle of the hotel. The curved part in the middle of the building was a wall of windows that provided a spectacular view. Anyone who has ever had a lakeview room knows that is the best way to enjoy the fountain show. This is one of my favorite things to do in vegas. I love the bellagio fountains. I can watch them for hours and never get bored. I must have seen everyone like 5 times. My new favorite is "viva las vegas" by elvis. Con te Partiro by bocelli comes in a close second. Anyway, back to the room. The entrance was right off the elevators, and was palatial. There were two huge colums on either side of the doors. Everything about this room impressed me. Both bedrooms had his and hers bathrooms, plus the guest bathroom in the foyer. Thats right, 5 bathrooms. The foyer was huge and had the controls for the automatic draperies. There was also a door the the bar across from the guest bathroom. The wet bar had its own ice maker, which came in handy. There was also a fridge which is a necissity in my opinion. Moving in to the suite, there was a dining table for 4, 2 couches, 4 huge chairs, a desk with another chair, and the entertainment center. There was also a huge cabinet with plenty of storage near the dining room. There was a chandalier (spelling) above the dining room table which added to the elegance of the place. Everything in this room was spotless, i could'nt find a spec of dust in the enitre place. When I say spotless, I mean spotless. I am a neat freak with a little OCD when it comes to cleaning, and even i was impressed. Moving on - the bedrooms, which were identical had wonderful pillowtop matresses, small TV's, BOSE stereo bedside, reading lights above the bed, and a dressing area between the 2 bathrooms. There was a large dresser in the dressing area that just added to the storage space. The ladies bathroom had a nice sized jacuzzi, another huge closet, with a safe, a vanity area, and a seperate water closet with bidet. They give you every amenity you could possibly need, down to hairspray. Toothbrush, body lotion, everything you could think of. You really dont need to bring anything, as they give you everything you need. The her bathroom is obviously a little bigger then the his bathroom, but not by that much. His bathroom had a steam shower, which was great. Man there is nothing like a good steam to get you going. A seperate water closet, and a large closet with bathrobe and slippers. They also give you all the amenities you need. (I must have like 2 months worth of toiletries from this trip! haha) As many of you know, the best part of the lakeview suites is the view. It's all about the view. I sat there the first night and watched about 16 shows in a row. Turn the TV to channel 31 and enjoy!!! To me, this was one of the highlights of the trip. Everything about the bellagio impressed me. I know i may be saying that a lot, but i am not someone who is easily impressed. Apparantly, all the rooms ending with xx001 are called "Cypress Suites" Once you get to the 28th floor and above they are called "Grand Lakeview Suites" The grand lakeview penthouses on the odd numbered floors have balconies in them. That is the only thing that we were missing. A balcony would have been great, but i was more than happy to have a suite right off the elevator, smack dab in the middle of the building. The view was worth the price of the suite alone. I was very happy with the penthouse, and with the upgrade that we scored when we got there, i could'nt be happier. Room Service - i ordered like 3 times and had no complaints. Food was above average on all 3 times and what is nice is that they set up the table in the dining room for you. which to me was a nice touch. Food was always warm when delivered, and delicious. If anyone has any questions feel free to email me [email protected]. BELLAGIO SUITE Frank had a bellagio suite on the 31st floor of the spa tower. You could tell that this room was brand new. Everything was super comfortable. His room was also the first one off the elevator 31626 i beleive. Walk in - marble foyer, half bath in a little more there was a small dining table to the right in a little nook, and then a small table next to couch a big coffee table and two chairs. This room was labeled a "partial lakeview" but there was nothing partial about it. you could see the entire lake and more down the strip. It was great that it was right off the elevator, and very little noise from the hall. I never heard another door slamming. The soundproofing was great, but again, this tower has only been opened for a year(dec 2004.) There was a ridiculous amount of pillows on the bed, so many that they filled up half the matress. The decor of the room was spectacular, and again was spotless. The his/her bathrooms were big, not as large as out penthouse bathrooms, and the jacuzzi was a little smaller. The only disadvantage to staying in the spa tower is that it is quite a distance from the lobby. I had no problem with the walk, but im sure that some people would complain. Youre in vegas for pete's sake, you know youre gonna walk wherever you go. Other than the walk to the elevators, He was very happy with the suite. There is a nice newstand at the bottom of the elevators, and the tram to Monte Carlo is right around the corner. Summary - Bellagio Lakeview rooms are the way to go. Nothing beats the view. Food is great everywhere in the hotel, espically at the place with the chocolate fountain. I had gelato everyday!!! VIP services at bellagio are top notch and the VIP lounge had some great snacks and drinks. We spent some time in there when we checked in and enjoyed every minute of it!!! If you can score a Cypress suite, go for it. The view is tremendous. For the price that I paid 499 + 50 lakeview upgrade, i could'nt be happier. The seats that the hotel holds for guests at "O" are alright. I would think that the first row in the first balcony would provide the best view however. I was still happy with the seats that we had. Bellagio is a 10. Wynn Las Vegas has nothing on this place. Bellagio is hands down the best hotel in Las Vegas. I can't imagine staying anywhere else next time. I was that impressed. Next is out last night in Vegas at Ceasars Augustus Tower. Stay Tuned!!!