The Pyramid Suite at Luxor
Review by VT Reader Devastazione
VT reader Devastazione traveled all the way from a beautiful island in the Mediterranean to visit Luxor and brought back this review. Make no mistake, he may live far away but he is a Vegas expert, a former Las Vegas resident and an operator of his own resort on the northern coast of Sardinia. We're so happy to hear his unique perspective on the current state of Luxor - Ed.
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Disclaimer: English is not my first language, so don't be harsh on me folks!
Is anybody in the mood for a flashback to 1996? Then follow me into this adventure discovering the mighty Luxor's famed Pyramid Suite.
Ah... 1996, those were the days. It was my second Vegas trip, and first since a visit with my parents in 1991. Back when MGM Grand, Mirage and Luxor were the places you wanted to play and stay. Staying at the Luxor meant staying in a Pyramid Suite, blasting the show-off factor through the roof. It's all good memories to me, Luxor blew me away.
After 3 nights at the Mirage and one night at the Grand Canyon, wifey wanted to stay at the Luxor as a last overnight stop before going back to California. I told her to consider Mirage again, Mandalay Bay or even Bellagio given the good December rates but there was no way I could convince her. "Luxor" she said, "we should treat ourselves to a Pyramid suite, period."
We parked in the self-parking garage (I haven't parked there in ages!) and carried our stuff to the front desk where a very short line of guests was ahead of us waiting to check in.
Check in was a 5 minute deal, really. A nice and polite lady sent us our way very quickly but not without giving us a small stack of paper, a coupon book and room keys. Our room rate for the night came out to $119 including taxes and resort fee, not bad for a jacuzzi suite on a Thursday night. Then again, it's the Luxor we're talking about and it's December.
From Mandalay to Luxor to Excalibur there's really a bunch of stuff in the fun book to help save you money here. You know a Vegas resort is trying hard to get people through its door when you get a stack of paperwork filled with 10% off here, free drink there, 2 for 1 this and 2 for 1 that coupons.
Ok 28th floor, here we come!