Bellagio Fountain View vs. C.P. Octavius Tower Luxury
Started by veenstra56 on Monday, 11th March 2013 12:12 pm
I'm having a difficult time deciding between the two, so I reserved both for the time being. I am well familiar with the public areas of both resorts (casino, restaurants, etc.), having been to Vegas many times. My specific questions are as follows:
1. Better pool?
2. Nicer rooms (specific to Bellagio main tower fountain view vs. Caesars Palace Octavius Tower Luxury)?
3. Better hotel service?
I booked both rooms for essentially the same price, and obviously the location is a push. Any input is appreciated.
Last response by blackjacker1979 16th March 11:52pm
parchedearth responded on Monday, 11th March 2013
1. most people would say CP has the better pool area. CP has an adult/party pool club; although it is not that great.
2. Bellagio rooms have nicer decor, but CP has better bathrooms (i.e. jacuzzi tubs)
3. Bellagio has better quality room service. CP has quicker check-in (new Augustus check-in desk).
4. Both are clean.
Chuckmonster replied on Monday, 11th March 2013
Not so sure if I agree with Bellagio being nicer decor... but arguing about taste is pointless.
Here's Blackjacker1979's incredible reviews of Octavius Luxury and Bellagio Resort Deluxe.
I'd go for Caesars Palace because Ramesh Sadwani has transformed the hotel operations to almost perfection since CP poached him from Wynn a few years ago.
detroit1051 responded on Monday, 11th March 2013
I've stayed in a Bellagio Lakeview room and Caesars Augustus Tower rooms, and I liked Caesars better: larger room, better bath, better view from south facing room of Bellagio's fountains than from Bellagio Lakeview room. Assume Octavius is similar, if not nicer, than Augustus.
Skywise responded on Monday, 11th March 2013
CP has the better pools. I've not been in a Caeser's room so I can't compare but I will say that the Bellagio rooms, while nice, are... typical hotel rooms. The fountain view rooms are the real perk and you can tune your TV to channel 22 to hear the shows while you watch from your window. But if you're not going to be there to see the show (or the music isn't that much of a concern) I'd probably choose Caeser's over it.
Does the Caeser's have turn down service?
veenstra56 responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
It's interesting to see all the Caesars Palace love, especially when compared to Bellagio. I have steadfastly refused to stay at a Caesars-owned property after years of bad press and first-hand experiences with dirty casinos and poor service. Still, I guess I want to like CP, and am really infatuated with the Augustus/Octavius towers, in addition to the fantastic CP pool. We stayed at Bellagio last time and thoroughly loved it, but I feel a strange magnetic pull towards CP this time.
blackjacker1979 responded on Tuesday, 12th March 2013
Done both too many times to count. Reviewed both as well. From my experience...
1. No idea, but both are good. Pools are sneaky beasts, and both are crowded. I'll give the edge to CP but that's based on novelty alone. Bellagio's pools are also well manicured and immensely popular.
2. Both rooms are fantastic, with only slight differences in quality. The renovated Resort Deluxe Lakeview and Octavius Luxury rooms are both modern takes on their respective resorts, and both are fantastic. I have to edge this to Bellagio based simply on ease of location though, although Octavius does have that fantastic spa tub.
3. Both hotels have exemplary service which you're paying for with your resort fee. Call first night and request turn down til checkout. Both are level pegging.
4. Cleaner...not really a concern here.
Hope this helps.
veenstra56 replied on Wednesday, 13th March 2013
how are the Bellagio fountain views from Octavius? The tower is obviously set back from Augustus, but it appears that you can still have a decent fountain view, given a south view of course. Is a fountain view even a consideration with Octavius? It's not a huge issue, but a view is better than no view.
blackjacker1979 replied on Saturday, 16th March 2013
If you desire a fountain view that badly just stay at Bellagio. The Octavius rooms that view the fountains really don't compare to say a Cosmo balcony or a Resort Deluxe Lakeview.