Anyway after a hassle free check out we waved goodbye to the Encore we headed down to the famous Las Vegas sign so we could have our picture taken. It was very hot and the queue was quite long but we were done in about 20 mins. Luckily there was a guy on hand who would take your picture for you using your camera or phone. He was there last time we went and is a pretty good photographer who will take loads of pics so we didn't mind having to tip him for his efforts.
Shopping done we headed back to the Encore to collect our bags which we had left with concierge. We stopped at the first Wynn to have lunch in the Terrace Point Café, there was quite a lot of people in front of us as we seemed to have arrived at the same time as a load of conference delegates but we didn't have to wait too long for a table. We chose to sit inside as it was around 106 degrees on the outside terrace. The food and service here were fab and we would love to try it out again, maybe when its not so hot so we can sit outside and enjoy the pool views.
We arrived at the Cosmo around 3pm and left the car with valet parking as we couldn't be bothered to find self parking and then trek back with our cases. There were quite a lot of people in the lobby and it was a little difficult to work out who was trying to check-in and who was trying to check out. The whole atmosphere here was completely different to that at the Encore, it was noisy, a little disorganized and not relaxing or welcoming at all. The room we were given a Premium View Terrace Studio on the 31st floor of the Chelsea Tower floor facing the Bellagio fountains and the Strip. As we made our way up to our room we both already knew that we didn't really like the Cosmo and that to change that thought the room would have to blow us away. Our room was lovely, it was a lot nicer and a little bigger than we expected and the views from the terrace were amazing but that was about it. I am glad that we stayed there and experienced it and we would stay there again if it was the only option, however as far as we are concerned the terrace is the only thing it has going for it, if it wasn't for that it wouldn't even be a contender. After unpacking and freshening up we went for a wander around the hotel and further down the Strip. We walked down to NYNY and made a few purchases in the Hershey shop, it was here that Tom found the biggest KitKat we have ever seen! Honestly it was the size of a small suitcase (and no we didn't buy it). Next stop was the Chocolate Bar where we both had a chocolate martini - delicious and not too sickly sweet at all. We mooched about for a little longer and then headed back to the hotel where we stopped for a drink in the Chandelier Bar - we didn't stay here too long though as it was so busy and noisy that we couldn't really hear ourselves think. I will also add that the service here wasn't all that, the waitress really didn't seem that interested in serving us at all. In the end we gave up and headed to our room to have a drink and a couple of slices of 'secret' pizza on our terrace.
So that's it, the end of our our trip - I hope you enjoyed my report. If your thinking of planning a trip to Vegas and you have any questions please feel free to ask me, I am more than happy to help out if I can.
Thanks for stopping by to read. I will be back to 'normal' everyday blogging soon.