3752 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89158
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Romance
Expert review of Mandarin Oriental
Part of the huge CityCenter development, which opened December 2009 (along with Aria and Vdara), the Mandarin Oriental promised to introduce a new standard of hotel room to Las Vegas, and, if you can afford its (relatively) sky-high rates, you’ll probably agree that it has. It’s very exclusive – it’s one of the few hotels I rarely visit – but its rooms are top quality, and it boasts one of the best pools and the finest bars in Vegas. If your pockets feel deep, this is a great place to splash out, and the offers and deals which they pump out definitely makes it worth a look. There's no gaming, though.
On the southern side of the CityCenter development, next to the Monte Carlo (it’s so exclusive that it even has its own entrance, winding round the back of the development, rather than sharing the CityCenter entrance with the other properties). You can walk to Caesars in about 15-20 minutes, and if you stay on the Strip, it’s unlikely you’ll need to take cabs.
They're all stunning - luckily, this is one of those rare hotels in Vegas where even the entry level rooms are of a beautifully high quality. The design's typically Mandarin Oriental - understated but classy, with wood everywhere, neutral carpets and everything you could wish for when it comes to amenities. The floor-to-ceiling windows net you great Strip views - especially if you request a room on the higher floors (there are 47 in all).
The entire hotel is as beautiful as you'd expect from a Mandarin Oriental, but don't forget, there's no casino here as it's a non-gaming property. You'll have to content yourself with the views from the 23rd floor "Sky Lobby" instead.
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire is the stand out restaurant here, but I'm a big fan of the Tea Lounge in the Sky Lobby, which serves a deliciously English Afternoon Tea from 3pm-5.30pm for US$40 (you can also try a miniature cupcake bento with tea and various cupcakes for the same price). It's a wonderful Vegas escape.
And don't miss the Mandarin Bar for drinks - it has sweeping views with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. The lift up to the bar even has a sofa in it!
The fabulous pool is one of the most exclusive in Vegas – it’s very quiet, the perfect place for sunbathing and comes complete with butlers to tend to your every need. The spa is also excellent, aiming for a theme of "1930s' Shanghai".
Impeccable, but formal. If you've stayed in a Mandarin Oriental before, you know exactly what to expect.
The hotel snobs and the classiest visitors who want a luxury hotel experience rather than a "Vegas" experience.
The hotel runs various packages, which can offer great value.
More information on Mandarin Oriental:
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- 3752 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89158
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Swimming Pool
- Centre Strip