Casino in San Remo... Need opinions

May 4th, 2004, 11:41 AM
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Casino in San Remo... Need opinions

Has anyone been? Can you tell me what it was like? How does it compare to casinos in the U.S.? Also, if anyone has stayed and has an opinion on the Royal Hotel in San Remo, that would be great too...
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May 4th, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Haven't been to the casino there, but we spent two nights at the Royal Hotel. It's a large and elegant hotel, but some aspects of it are a bit frayed around the edges. The grounds were in terrible shape when we were there, though the pool was gorgeous. We had a corner room with a balcony all the way around, so we could look out on the Med on one side and the mountains/town on the other. The room was enormous and the bathroom was large enough to skateboard in. The restaurant was so-so. Breakfast on the terrace was delightful. We didn't find San Remo to be all that interesting or attractive, though.
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May 4th, 2004, 12:31 PM
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Re: We didn't find San Remo to be all that interesting or attractive, though.

StCirq, same here. We drove there one day from Nice two years ago because I had seemed to recall reading it was a somewhat-picturesque town but we didn't find that to be the case at all. Back in January, I was a house concert here in Seattle and met a couple who have a second home there. Asking them if we may have missed the "nice part(s)" of San Remo they said, "No, not really. We don't find it to be all that attractive either."

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May 4th, 2004, 01:03 PM
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capo: Too funny !
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May 4th, 2004, 01:57 PM
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European casinos are much smaller, have far less slot machines, more formal dress codes (if it is a smart one) and a more sophisticated atmosphere (if it is a smart one).

I have never been to San Remo, but if it is a "high rollers" casino, then you can't go far wrong. The Ritz Club in London is superb, whereas the ones that offer free membership attract a beer drinking, more working class, brasher crowd.

However, I am not a real fan of any casino - splash out on a better meal, better wine, luxury Rolls Royce transfer etc. etc. etc.
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