Hotels in Macau
Macau hotels are plentiful, offering a wide range of standards suitable for most budgets. Many of the cheapest hotels cater to "red light" district business, but you can find some good cheap (and safe) places to stay. Augusters Lodge, although quite basic, is a good choice for backpackers. Located at 24, Rua Do Drive, it is in the Central Business District and only a block away from the Grand Lisboa Hotel. The San Va Hostel is also a good choice for budget travelers. It is located at 65-67 Rua de Felicidade (Street of Happiness). This "happy" street was once the main red light district of Macau, but is now lined with many tourist shops and restaurants. It was built as a private club in the late 19th century, and became a hotel in the 1920s. Today, the structure is a historic building.
As in Vegas or any similar city with many casinos, you also have a choice of luxurious properties. Many of the best hotel deals in Macau will be offered by these 5-star properties, endeavoring to offer room discounts so that guests will gamble here. If you are looking for a mid-range Macau hotel - you will find that these also will offer discounts, even on weekends and holidays. An example is the Kingsway Hotel, which has a flashy casino inside, excellent food, and a sauna that is the envy of the other Macau hotels. The Grandeur Hotel does its best to live up to its name, complete with a revolving restaurant on the top floor.
Grand Lisboa Hotel
Grand Lisboa Hotel
For a region known for its five star hotels, the Grand Lisboa Hotel reigns over all of them. This is the glittering heart of Macau—the hotel on the postcards, the landmark around which the rest of the city is based. This Macau hotel could easily be at home on the Vegas Strip. When visitors say it is the only casino in Macau worth visiting, they aren't far off. With thousands of rooms offered at astronomical rates, this is for the highest of the high rollers, or for those who wish to look like one for a weekend. Just a few of its facilities include an opulent full service spa, swimming pool and fitness center, gift shop, business center, beauty salon, and more. It is not only one of the finer hotels in Macau - but also one of its tallest buildings. It is located on Avenida de Lisboa in the heart of the peninsula, and offers free shuttle service to the airport and ferry terminal.
The Grandview Macau Hotel is located near the jockey club and stadium and offers hundreds of nicely appointed rooms and suites, a choice of diniig venues, a full service spa, and casino. A hallmark of this property is the decor of the suites. You can choose European for clean modern lines, English style with overstiffed furniture and brocades, or Chinese style with Asian decor and bamboo accents.
The Sintra is another of the hotels in Macau that also has luxurious rooms and suites. But it is one of the more affordable. It offers wonderful accommodation for business travelers as well as family and budget visitors. It is set in the heart of the Macau shopping and entertainment district. There are numerous fine restaurants in the vicinity, which is important because the Sintra only offers one dining venue. This is an excellent restaurant offering a glamorous weekend buffet, fine American and Asutralian cut steaks, and Chinese specialties including dim sum breakfast.