Bad luck turned good

July 13th, 2013 at 8:51 pm by David Farrar

How is this for bad luck turned good. Arrive at Bellagio Casino and Hotel around 1 am. We get the swipe card for our (standard) room and head up there. I swipe the door open and in front of me is a half naked woman getting changed. Profuse apologies, and we head back to reception rather grumpily to tell them they issued us a room that was already occupied.

They are most apologetic and arrange a new room for us. We get up there to find it is a 29th 1500 square foot floor suite!!!

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The main bedroom.

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The living area. There’s even a bar just put of sight.

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The view from the room on the 29th floor.

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Another view of the main living area.

Goes without saying we are rather happy. Is going to be a great three nights and days here.

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26 Responses to “Bad luck turned good”

  1. frankdb (150 comments) says:

    I would have been face first into the nudie suit. bugger the missus later.

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  2. si_rangi (60 comments) says:

    Same thing (without the naked lady) happened to group of friends and I at Caesars Palace. Wanted a suite with two double beds, there was only one…so one big sob story later we were upgraded from our $360 per night room to a $4500 per night suite complete with a bottle of champagne for our newly married friends. They do so some things well in the US. PS, Love the fountain show at the Bellagio

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  3. Cactus Kate (549 comments) says:

    It may be a long 3 days for you DPF should a half naked woman turn you into a grump.
    At 1am in Vegas the only thing you should be thinking is WWSOD – “what would Sir Owen do”.

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  4. Keeping Stock (10,162 comments) says:

    I had the same thing happen in Dubai a few years ago; arrived around 2am and headed straight to bed. Was barely asleep, and the room door opened with another guest arriving in our room. The receptionist didn’t close off our reservation, so when the next people arrived, the computer allocated them our room.

    We weren’t too stressed, but mentioned it the next day; nek minit the General Manager came out, took us into a side room and gave us a very fulsome apology and a voucher for a free dinner in their restaurant which was much appreciated.

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  5. Fox (202 comments) says:

    Staring at the carpet too long will give you a seizure.

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  6. huckleberryfinsbrother (25 comments) says:

    This is absolutely fabulous Mr Farrar and of course, from now on you will remember the rules. At all times have camera ready and level, correct exposure, and on motor drive ready, press trigger and look surprised for a long time. If woman cries say sorry in Russian., give deep personal bow, go into own room post photographs, say see what I found.

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  7. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,819 comments) says:

    Sounds like an excellent beginning to “The Hangover” society recreation weekend. So are you Phil, Stu or Alan?

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  8. Eisenhower (137 comments) says:

    Don’t do the Bellagio buffet DPF, no matter what you hear about it being one of the best. Hour and a half of queuing with a cafeteria atmosphere.

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  9. orewa1 (428 comments) says:

    “Bad luck turned good?”

    What exactly was the “bad luck?” I don’t understand.

    [DPF: The bad luck was having to traipse through the hotel to a room, and then find it is occupied, and have to traipse back to reception hauling your luggage with you.

    Seeing a semi-dressed woman is not bad luck (for me), but I do prefer said women to have consented to the viewing :-)]

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  10. hj (6,618 comments) says:

    The pursuit of wealth makes everyone wealthy…. Enjoy the luxury.
    and it don’t colour ones politics neither.

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  11. Mobile Michael (429 comments) says:

    Because the Bellagio is owned by MGM, who are part of the same group as the movie studio, who supplied films to Skycity Cinemas before it was sold by SkyCity, and your association to the National Party, this is corruption!

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  12. Judith (8,243 comments) says:

    Wow, nice view, great room, but how long will he actually spend in it?

    Every damn conference I’ve attend with great facilities have seen me crawl into bed really late, and out of it again so early, that it wouldn’t have mattered if the room had been a dump, for the amount of time spent there.

    Always returned home post-trip wishing I had at least a couple of days either side to just relax in the luxury of it all.

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  13. Longknives (4,657 comments) says:

    Eisenhower- But you have to do a Buffet when in Vegas! ‘When in Rome’ etc etc
    I stayed at the MGM Grand and the Buffet was a mighty feast….

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  14. Judith (8,243 comments) says:

    orewa1 (369) Says:
    July 14th, 2013 at 7:12 am
    “Bad luck turned good?”

    What exactly was the “bad luck?” I don’t understand.

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    Bad luck the half naked lady didn’t invite him to ‘share’? Maybe?

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  15. Dave Mann (1,184 comments) says:

    Half-naked women aside, I can’t honestly see why anybody would want to go to Las Vegas. It seems to be just a ginormous casino full of criminals, fakes and hustlers plonked down in a desert, The American (wet) Dream.

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  16. David Farrar (1,869 comments) says:

    Judith: We got in at 6 am, so yes not seeing the room much!

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  17. Longknives (4,657 comments) says:

    Dave Mann- What a spoilsport!
    Las Vegas is a fantastic experience! Walking down ‘The Strip’ on a Friday night is a mindblowing experience…and throwing a few dollars down on the tables at the MGM is great fun…
    Then there is the Hoover Dam just up the road- an incredible sight.

    Not to mention Grand Canyon….

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  18. Dave Mann (1,184 comments) says:

    Oh OK Longknives…. maybe its not all bad… but its not my preferred holiday destination. Sorry to be a grinch, though, on a Sunday morning :)

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  19. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Agree Longknives, you can have a ball without gambling, even good with kids

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  20. Longknives (4,657 comments) says:

    Hoover Dam is awesome- An astounding feat of Engineering.
    The Pat Tillman bridge was being constructed when I was there- that would be worth the trip up the road alone!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_O'Callaghan%E2%80%93Pat_Tillman_Memorial_Bridge

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  21. gazzaj (106 comments) says:

    Can we have Fear and Loathing style “after” photos too please?

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  22. Tookinator (216 comments) says:

    Blind man must have designed the carpet… Wouldn’t want to go in there and see that carpet after a night on the piss…

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  23. peterwn (3,194 comments) says:

    The poor woman in question either did not realise or forgot to turn the inside turn-knob or press the button to ensure privacy. This stops the door being opened from the outside, except by a special key held by the duty manager (even on card locks there is a keyhole somewhere, perhaps with a removable cover). Even in the old days with room keys, proper ‘hotel locks’ could be opened by a special masterkey even if locking the door from the inside stopped the guest key and maid’s key unlocking the door.

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  24. huckleberryfinsbrother (25 comments) says:

    It happened to me once also, a hotel near the border, I never lock doors, especially in taranaki,
    it is hot now , and I am taking off my clothes when she opens and walks in
    She says. My god I wished I have my camera on, everything they say about men is not true.
    I said you can look as long as you want, but you don’t tell anyone, not anyone, is that a deal
    She said OK I don’t tell, I just show, camera ready action now, don’t just stand there do something.
    I tried to dance, but she just switched off the camera, and my hopes vanished into that cruel Nevada heat

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  25. marcw (237 comments) says:

    OMG DPF is staying in a CASINO conference venue – hasn’t anyone realised how vulnerable he is. Better alert Sallies, DSW, probably CYPS, and suicide watch groups in case he succumbs to those evil gambling machines. And please, won’t someone think of the children. I have phoned the bankers hotline, and arranged to stop his credit cards for his own protection.

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  26. wreck1080 (3,787 comments) says:

    Sweet deal — I stayed in the Vegas 4 seasons a while back which is a nice hotel — on checking in, they asked me if I wanted to upgrade to a better room for an extra 5 a night — meaning, an extra $500 usd a night.

    Phew.

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