Monday, August 12, 2013

Vacation at the Beau Rivage

So this past week I went to Biloxi for vacation with my family and we stayed at a hotel/casino called "Beau Rivage." Now, the reason the title is "Vacation at the Beau Rivage" instead of "Vacation at Biloxi" is because we spent the entire week in the hotel. Why you ask?? I really have no idea why we did that, but honestly there was nowhere else to go. We went a good 5 miles down the road from the hotel and there was absolutely no awesome place that was worth going into. We stopped at a mall we found but it wasn't anything special, no great stores to note. There were mostly souvenir shops down the road. There were also a lot of seafood restaurants but I'm guessing it's because we were 50 feet away from the ocean. The hotel was right on the Gulf Coast so the view was supposed to be awesome, but sadly we got a room on the other side of the hotel which wasn't anything special except at night when there were brights lights to contrast against the night sky.

Here is the view from our hotel room. We were on the 15 floor.

Hmm...what can I say about the Beau Rivage. I personally don't gamble so the casino was of no use to me. There was also a show there called the Funambula, but I don't like the circus and clowns scare me so I stayed away from it. I do love food however, so restaurants mean everything to me. But quite honestly, the food was less than what I expected from a 4 star hotel. In the one week I stayed I only ate at the Terrace Cafe, Jia, and the Buffet so I'm only going to put up my short reviews on those three. The other restaurants may have been a lot better, but that's just me giving them the benefit of the doubt.

So if I had to rank the restaurants I would say the Buffet was the best, followed by the Terrace Cafe and Jia. I'll start with the Buffet. Now, when I say it is the best, I mean that it was the best out of all three. It is somewhat pricey, being ~$17 for lunch and ~$23 for dinner. As for the food, there was nothing spectacular. I really enjoyed the pulled pork and ribs but it seemed like there weren't that many choices since I ended up with a lot of the same items on my plate with every trip.

As for the Terrace Cafe, I'm just going to say two short sentences. They took 15-20 minutes to bring our food out to us. Also, I ordered buffalo wings and they were harder than I would've liked.

Lastly, Jia. So, it was advertised as an Asian restaurant that serves food from Vietnam, Japan, China, Thailand, and Korea. Being a lover of Asian cuisine, I really wanted to try it. However, to put it simply, I would never want to eat there again. First off, they apparently had different menus but did not inform us, so my parents didn't know they could've had the Pho until after we ordered. Not cool. Next, the food was too expensive in my opinion. I ordered the Korean short ribs and it was $32. I would've been slightly okay with it if the food was worth it, but I honestly would not have spent even $10 on it. I did not eat the hibachi so I don't have anything to say about that. Maybe it's because I expected more from them, but I was very disappointed with my experience there.

Soooooo.....I guess that's about it. Here are some pictures so this post doesn't seem too wordy.

A picture of the Buffet.

I think my favorite drink was the Mango bubble tea with strawberry tapioca balls from the Roasted Bean. The tapioca balls would pop in your mouth and have strawberry juice inside. Really cool(:

Oh, we also went to the harbor to buy loads of shrimp^_^ ahah


Hi guys!!!(: 
If you're interested, I posted some other pictures on my Instagram so you can go there and check them out if you'd like.

Overall, I would say that the Beau Rivage could have been a lot better. There wasn't anything I really loved or would go back there for. Sorry if it seems like you just read a long post about me complaining about the hotel. I just wanted to write an honest review of my experience and I really enjoy food so I take those matters very seriously!!ahah Well, school's starting in 2 weeks so I'll try to make as many new posts as I can before it begins. 

I hope you guys had a good week(: See you later!!

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