Sunday, June 07, 2009

Macau Hotel

The one thing I find difficult with Macau is that there are not many budget hotels (or good budget hotels)... well not in the websites I've searched, at least.

But anyway, since I came from the more cram hotels in Hong Kong, I was willing to spend a bit more to enjoy some extra space... and space I got!

Grandview Hotel Macau
142, Estrada Governador Albano de Oliveira, Taipa, Macau.
Tel : (853) 2883 7788

grandview hotel macau roomThe location of this 4 star hotel is a bit off, as it's located in Taipa... but not a walking distance to the Cotai Strip (one has to take a 10-15 minutes taxi to the Venetian). It's also about 15 minutes ride to the old Macau as well.

However, what this hotel lacks is made up by first its spacious rooms. Well, I must say, I was lucky. Cos this is not the usual standard room I booked. In fact, I was 'upgraded' - partly because on weekdays, the hotels in Macau are not running in full capacity.

grandview hotel taipaThis is one of the more luxurious hotels I stayed - room wise... though price-wise, it's not too bad. I paid a total of MOP726 only to sleep on this big comfy bed for 2 nights!

But the weekend rates differ and though I had wanted to continue, however, the hotel was by then fully booked!

*Btw, this hotel serves good Mecanese African chicken! And the also offer free shuttle to/ from the jetty.

Hotel Hong Thai
Rua De Cinco De Outubro
No 117-179A Macau
Tel: (853) 71730899

hotel hong thai lobbyWith an unwilling heart, I had to move and find another hotel. Already tasting some 'luxury' from the previous hotel, that only made things more difficult! haha.

So searched I did... and I came across this hotel in the older city of Macau. The lobby looks pretty welcoming.

hotel hong thai macau bedThe room was rather basic - queen size bed, toilet attached, TV and a desk. This was way better than what I expected... clearing whatever thoughts of fearing-the-worst.

hotel hong thai macauEverything seems perfect with this hotel - especially its super location, which is just 5 minutes walking distance to Senado Square.

The only drawback is that the hotel staffs are not friendly (though I somehow managed to make the receptionist smile on my last day!). And price wise, it's not that cheap afterall - at MOP900 for 2 nights (Friday/ Sat)! But it's the weekend and hotel rates on the weekends in Macau aren't cheap!

Well, this hotel post wraps up my Macau trip! It has been a long sharing of my wonderful experience... and I hope you enjoyed reading my journey in the China cities :)



  1. i stayed at the hostel 2yrs ago ...only MOP50 for a bed... i am going back to macau too this summer... hope will stay at my friend's friend place...foc =p

  2. Nice hotel! But the bed is Queen bed is it? You are going there with a company? :P Anyway I like the other hotel's lobby. Looks antique.

  3. Guess you had a great holiday. About accomodation, i guess it is about our allocated budget.

    Different rates, different beds :)

  4. Macau always allowas great vacation.
    Helder Fraguas

  5. hi,

    i'll be in macau next month 3 April.
    I've been searching for a budget hotel for more than a week and I couldnt seem to get a room!
    I just need to stay a night.

    Do they actually have emails to contact them or call to the hotel to make my reservation?

    - Evelyn

  6. This is Great .. do you happen to keep any email or contact information for this hotel? or even their exact address??


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