- One of world's largest hotels
- Impressive facilities, extravagant attractions
- Gondola rides, theatres, Madame Tussauds
- Shopping centre with luxury brands
The desert city of Las Vegas is America’s gambling capital and a tourist hotspot known for its extensive collection of huge, elaborately-themed casino resorts, many of which are among the largest and most luxurious in the world. The Venetian is one of the most iconic examples of such a property and boasts a mind-blowing variety of facilities and attractions right in the heart of the city. The impressive, large-scale design is inspired by the beautiful Italian city of Venice and includes life-size replicas of many of the city’s top attractions.
The Venetian is actually part of a combined hotel complex and, along with its counterpart The Palazzo, they form the world’s second largest hotel. For accommodation, there are no fewer than 4,049 suites in the main 36-storey tower. Each suite comes with a separate living area and bedroom, along with an en-suite bathroom fashioned from Italian marble. Suites are very well appointed, lavishly decorated and handsomely furnished throughout. There are plenty of in-room amenities to make use of and some of the rooms are almost twice the size of other Vegas hotel rooms. The Venetian is centrally located along the strip and thus the suites afford stunning views of some of the city’s many other casino resorts including Treasure Island, The Palazzo, The Mirage and Harrah’s.
A casino resort on a massive scale, The Venetian offers a wealth of on-site facilities and attractions to suit just about everybody. There are four theatres staging a wide range of shows from big-name stars and entertainment acts throughout the year, as well as several bars and the Asian-themed Tao Nightclub. There are nearly three dozen eateries ranging from a British gastropub and a traditional Italian pizzeria, to a high-end steakhouse and a casual seafood restaurant. The Grand Canal Shoppes is the hotel’s own premier shopping destination, with more than 160 stores from many top brands. Perhaps the resort’s most unique attraction is the Gondola Rides. This experience offers the chance to ride in an authentic gondola steered by a professional gondolier along the ‘Grand Canal’ past the hotel’s many shops, restaurants and attractions.
There’s also Madame Tussauds, featuring lifelike waxworks of popular celebrities and well-known historical characters, and the minus5º Ice Experience, a year-round winter wonderland carved out of ice. Of course, the Venetian has its own casino, which is one of the largest and most extravagant in Las Vegas. It offers a rewarding loyalty programme, complimentary lessons for beginners and an extensive collection of slot machines and gaming tables. For relaxation, there are several swimming pools, as well as the Canyon Ranch Spa + Fitness centre. Encompassing some 134,000 square feet, it’s one of the largest day spas in the world and offers over 150 services.
Children are welcome and connecting suites can be requested, along with cribs and additional rollaway beds, although note these are subject to availability. Although there is no on-site childcare, the hotel can provide a list of independent childcare companies in the city.
- Excellent family choice
- Walking distance from the strip
- Sophisticated, smart and safe
- Roof terrace & pool
- A non-gambling, smoke-free Vegas resort
- Top notch hotel close to Vegas casinos
- Relatively small hotel for the area
- Pool, spa, fitness centre, great restaurants
Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
Kind regards, Carol
Carolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022
It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
Kind regards, John
John B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022
Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
Carly R reviewing Value KwaZulu-Natal Safari and Mauritius on 07 November 2022