At the recommendation of some friends, I decided to stop for a walk to the Japanese tank on the property and lunch at one of the restaurants. I was stopped at 2 security checkpoints on my way to the main resort building and had a positive experience with the guards at those locations. I was instructed by security to check in at the front desk before proceeding to the tank.
I then proceeded to the front desk and things quickly went downhill. On my way into the resort, a 3rd security guard was present and was yelling and whistling obnoxiously at other hotel patrons who were apparently not using the sidewalk. Why they have so many security guards all over the property, I can’t figure out. I get to the front desk and the woman working had no idea what tank I was talking about and went to speak with her manager. When she returned, I was told to leave the property immediately or I would be removed by security. No reason was given nor was there a mention of my request to walk to the tank.
I tried to reason with the staff and was told to go to the Tour Lounge to see about options for going to the tank. The woman working the desk for the tours didn’t speak good English, so I believe she was telling me I had to pay $200 to go on a Jeep tour to the tank, that there were no trips for that day, and she was unable to tell me when the next tour opportunity would be.
With the threat of removal from the property for no reason and inability to communicate with the tour desk staff, I decided it best to not give LeoPalace any business and I promptly departed without seeing the tank or eating lunch. Very poor customer service and way too many security guards. Felt like a jail.