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Caesars Palace Octavius Tower Luxury: The VegasTripping Review 2012

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Caesars Octavius Door

One step inside of the large hallway and you're immediately reminded of the size of the Augustus tower rooms, however the space seems to be used a bit more smartly, with more space to maneuver luggage into the room similar to the Encore and Wynn rooms. While color schemes are muted, the light picks up the X brace theme found throughout Caesars nicely, while the marble tile in a stacked brick pattern was spotlessly clean. Adjacent to the door are controls for the lights, as well as for the DND and Housekeeping lights, exactly like those at Encore.

Caesars Octavius Sinks

Just to the left is the bathroom. Inside is a gorgeous double vanity, topped with black granite and a dark cabinet with mirrored doors underneath and etched mirrors above. Again the play on a theme comes into a play, with classic Caesars design elements thrown in a more bold presentation, from the wood detail on the cabinet (some of which was missing in my room) to the mirror etching and the sconces around the vanity. Also included is a small LCD TV for watching when you're indisposed.

Caesars Octavius Shower

Immediately to the left is a stand up shower stall with rain-style head. The tile in the bath picks up the same pattern, however with a light and dark striation of tiles which, while interesting, seems to not really work well with the bright striped wallpaper chosen. Shower pressure is ample and hot water aplenty.

Caesars Octavius Can

Next door is an enclosed WC, with a high rider and plenty of neatly folded TP. No shatphones here... maybe people have realized in the age of cordless/cellular phones they are no longer needed.

Caesars Octavius Tub

On the opposite side of the room is a large spa tub with jets. The tub is ample deep for all sizes, and fills quickly with hot hot hot water for your use. I took advantage of this several times throughout the stay and it came to be one of my favorite things about the room. With the spotless housekeeping and ample goodies kept stocked by the housekeeper, I longed to take the whole thing home with me when I left.

Caesars Octavius Toiletries

As with all other rooms here, the products provided are Qua and they are amply nice to use. Nothing fancy, but the right thing for what's needed. Fortunately the hairdryer is newer than the previous 1985 models Chuckmonster found.




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Comments & Discussion:

I think you're seeing what Ramesh Sadhwani brought to the table when he came over from Wynn. Great review!

Room looks very similar to the Augustus Tower and your thoughts mirror mine. It's like a totally different world on that side of the lobby.

Excellent photos and descriptions. "Altering" is a great summation. I experienced the same when I stayed in the Augustus Tower in 2006, but I didn't know how to express it. Hail Caesars!

Very nice review, just a note page 6 middle text is smaller font then the rest of review.

I shared with you my thoughts for Caesars last year, glad to see that the service has held true. I know it doesn't capture the same level of service that Wynn/Encore does, but it does seem to have an old school Vegas appeal that Wynn misses, which I hope they are able to hold onto for a long time. (Maybe even long enough someday to be spun off again from Harrahs)

Great review. And, after all of your recent Aria travails, you deserve a nice room and experience. Thanks.

I was already eyeballing a stay in the Octavius Tower my next trip (after VIMFP) and yeah this pretty much cinches it. I absolutely loved my room in the Augustus Tower when I stayed there back in December, and had I had a bit more financial discipline and started seriously saving up for VIMFP a few months earlier, I would have definitely stayed at Caesars again. I was sold on the place after one stay and had been avoiding the place because of the rates they charged, which in retrospect, are worth it, as while it's corporate parent has never really been synonymous with luxury, they've left the place in good hands and obviously know what they have there is something special.

Caesars Palace is a world unto itself and you can see why Harrah's decided to rebrand the entire company with the Caesars name (which is a rare thing in business, as typically the acquiring company keeps their name or they do the hyphenated name thing).

One of the things I liked about the Augustus Tower (and it applies to the Octavius Tower as well) is the fact that it's not connected to the casino. There's a nice sense of calm as well as elegance as you aren't hit with the bells and noises as you would at the majority of casinos.

I've noticed that Caesars Palace has now branded the Augustus Tower and the Octavius Tower as the "Laurel Collection". It's a fitting name, as the laurel wreath is one of the symbols associated with the property as well as being something that was a symbol of status amongst the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

It is certainly an intriguing choice. However, the one thing that makes it a lot easier is that it was comped. The price is still an ocean away from what I am willing to pay. When comparing it to other properties on the strip the sticker shock is just too much. Maybe I'm the lone asshole on these boards that doesn't spend enough time in the room to justify paying for Caesars.

ndfanwabashman...I'd ask you to check around. These rooms are easily upgraded to from stock Caesars and are available at rates reasonable for people looking to migrate from other properties with a bit of research. Even if not, Augustus Rooms, and even the renovated Palace and Forum tower rooms offer excellent offerings for the price.

Nice review! I stayed in an Augustus room last year and really enjoyed the experience. Maybe we'll give these a try on the next trip. Caesars is my 2nd favorite place in Vegas, it just has a great overall Vegas feel for me.

I was hoping for more Ionic white marble coloumns and black granite/marble floors. Not much in this room differentiates it from other modern-style resorts.