- 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
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023