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I am pretty easygoing about hotels, this I just laugh off as comically funny, particularly my repeated efforts over 25 minutes in English to get someone to take these away, most conversations went like, “It is a welcome gift, you don’t want?” Well, now they are gone with only a “permiso” from the guy sent to collect them, and I am left to a beautiful room with a bizarre picture that deserves a post of its own, in an elaborate, modern complex. In addition to the welcome gift, Golds gets free buffet breakfast (update: all guests get free Continental breakfast), $20 per night bar credit (I bought half a dozen bottles of water), and $25 in chips for the in-house casino, so they want me drunk and gambling. I’ll give the booze and felt tables a pass, and will just be careful about the fruit at breakfast.
Update: the breakfast buffet checked out A-OK. It is Continental and free to all guests, the upsell is for the entrees. My yogurt choice: strawberry.