More about Royal Macau Hotel
Good rate, great breakfast buffet
We visited Macau at the spur of the moment on our trip to Hong Kong. While we're not gamblers by any stretch of the imagination, we were very interested in the Portuguese influence and cultural/historical sites - and some excellent Macanese cuisine! Definitely book on the hotel website as you can secure a rate that includes the breakfast buffet - it will even satisfy the most discriminating of palattes. Take the jetboat from HK's Central Ferry Terminal.
PROS: free roundtrip shuttle to and from the ferry port. Clean, spacious, and quiet rooms. Helpful concierge staff with loads of information for Coloane and Taipa. Away from the glitz of the casinos which is a plus if you're NOT there to gamble.
Cultural sites nearby (Vasco de Gama statue and parks great for family/kids) and within walking distance to Rue de Felicidade, Senado Square & St. Dominics Church. Great old world and urban photographic sites abound. Excellent sweet meats and Macanese food all around. We don't recommend eating at the most expensive places as the smaller stalls offer the same but cheaper food. Definitely check out the Grand Prix museum (gorgeous race cars and superbikes) and wine museum (next to each other). The Wharf is a food and entertainment debacle but you'll have to take a cab to get there from this hotel. Most of Macau takes HK dollars but it's still neat to get your hands on some Patacas.
CONS: hotel location a bit out of the way if you are going to do a lot of gambling. Cab drivers can be difficult to hail if you're not at a major hotel or gambling site. Some drivers know their way around and others do not so be sure to familiarize yourself with a map! Try to be patient hailing a cab.
Currently, all of Macau is going through a lot of hotel construction. It's basically the Vegas of the east but one can still manage to find historical sites and Portuguese influence. Walking is recommended as per the experience with the cabbies.
most casino hotels has complimentery shuttle service from the HK-Macau ferry terminal, if you're coming from HK, don't forget to hop on the free shuttle service. the rooms are fabulous,wash rooms are huge and very clean, beds are very comfortable, staffs are very helpful.
it's located within walking distance to senado square as well as the st paul. and that's mainly the main attraction in macau besides the casinos. i have to stress this, upon check out, the hotel personnels really help us effortlessly to get us the best deal on the transportation from the hotel to air port. so, that just sums up the service from the hotel.
Nice premier rooms
We have just returned from our short family holidays to HK and Macau. Hotel Royal (this is the current name) is one of the hotels that we stayed in while in Macau. We booked the Macau Breakaway package directly from the hotel website at HKD 480 nett,, inclusive of 2 breakfasts and got upgraded to the premier room at the time of check-in. We were told at the reception that the hotel would as far as possible upgrade their FIT (Free Independent traveller) guests from the standard room to premier room for free. So we were very happy to be given the premier room located on the 16 floor, with a nice night view of part of Grand Lisboa. The decor inside the room is very nice, just like what you see on their website. There is a 7-11 just next door, and the hotel runs a free shuttle to the ferry terminal, from where you can catch other shuttles to move around. We took the shuttle to and from the Venetians, very convenient. It is also not too far to walk from the hotel to the city centre - about 10 to15 mins, and to Senado Square and St Paul's Ruins - 20 to 25 mins or so.
I find service from the hotel staff good in general, although their use of English is limited.
Pleasant stay in Macau
We were pleasantly surprises how new and modern the hotel is ! The lobby isn't special, but it seems that whole hotel has been newly renovated. We got upgraded to the premier room. Our 100 USD double room with king size bed on 16 floor was spacious and comfortable. The mattress is a bit hard, but it is pretty common for Chinese hotels. Our rate included free internet access (very fast connection) and American breakfast (very basic).The front desk staff and concierge are very officiant and helpful. They provided us with lots of maps, brochures and good advises on Macau.
We liked the quiet location of Royal hotel - we had an opportunity to wonder narrow streets filled with locals, walk through open market, eat in one of the best local traditional noodle place (the name and address on their business card are in Chinese, but it is "not to miss" place, and I believe hotel staff can call (853) 28372248 and provide you with directions to it).
There is a free shuttle that runs every 30 min to Sands hotel, Losboa hotel(center of Macau), ferry and airport. There are lots of free shuttle runs from the ferry to any big hotel in Macau. It is about 20 min walk down the hill to Lisboa hotel, but the surroundings are not pretty. The taxis are cheap.
We would definitely be back.
Excellent and good value rooms, in a quiet situation slightly off the beaten track. An easy walk into the old town where there are plenty of restaurants etc. Breakfast not brilliant, no muesli, fake orange juice and instant coffee (stewed). Desk staff rather ineffectual, willing but lacked initiative. Getting Taxis a lottery as not many come down the back street that the hotel is in, and the Desk didnt seem to have a hotline to any. We enjoyed our stay because the rooms were so spacious and well equiped (and cheap) Peter tatham UK
Good value in Macau
This hotel was a pleasant surprise. We saw the mixed reviews here on TripAdvisor but the rate was terrific (USD100 for a premier room) so we crossed our fingers.
Our room, located on the 10th floor, was newly renovated and quite large. The bathroom was especially ample, with a huge bathtub that was a real godsend. The decor is just slightly on the overexuberant side, but on the scale of the Grand Lisboa that's Scandinavian restraint.
Speaking of casinos, the hotel is (blissfully) well away from them, although as others have noted there's a shuttle for people who really, really, really wish they'd ponied up $250+ for the MGM or Wynn. Instead, we liked the fact that the hotel was just a short walk from several historic sites.
As of this writing, parts of the hotel are still being renovated, but the front desk seems to steer people to the finished floors. Note that "premier" rooms are not necessarily on the "premier" floors identified in the elevator, whose signs haven't been updated yet.
One area that's mostly completed is the pool, which is about 25m long and four or five lanes wide. The locker rooms are nicely renovated; my only complaint is that the staff are a bit stingy with towels (which are in tatty shape - time to order new ones, folks). The pool itself is a bit overheated to my taste, but these are minor quibbles - the really great thing is that hardly anyone seems to use it or the adjacent fitness room (which consists of several new-model aerobic machines, i.e. treadmill and ellipticals, but no weight training equipment).
The front desk was not terribly helpful for restaurant recommendations. Fortunately, our guidebook was, and we quickly discovered that it's hard to find bad food in Macau anyway.
In all, we found this hotel an excellent value for price and a good place away from the casinos.
Give it a try for the great rate
Stayed in this hotel for 7 nights. Was a little apprehensive about the distance to downtown but in the end, it was really nothing at all. The trick is to take the hotel shuttle bus(it stops at LISBOA, WYNN, MGM AND SANDS before going to the FERRY TERMINAL and back to the HOTEL) so you sought of plan the nearest destination.
Oh, we also did a very leisure walk all the way to SAN MA LO(Senado Square) but of cos, it was in the cool Jan weather.
Now, the hotel is really worth it for the price paid(US$450 for 7 nights) with breakfast included. Though the breakfast is nothing to rave about but still not to bad.
No complains about the Hotel but maybe because we were there for so many nights and they changed the bedsheets and spread only on alternate days(can tell from the crispness of the sheets whether the housekeeping change it or not).
would probably be back to stay in this hotel if i do come back to Macau again.
I stayed here in one of their suites (actually more like one much larger room) with my wife and two small children and was happy with my choice.
Firstly the room was good with a large TV, excellent shower and comfortable beds and furniture.
The breakfast was adequate and the overall ambience and service pretty good.
Location was great - close to Guia hill; a nice place for a stroll, and a "park" with a nice playground for the kids. It is walking distance to the Largo de Senado and St Pauls and the Wynn and Lisboa casinos only ten minutes away on foot or less by the half hourly free shuttle service.
There is a small and comfortable mocha lounge where you can play slots and some other games.
Only drawback was the absence of restaurants in the vicinity although the hotel restaurant and room service was good and reasonable.
Great choice for non-gambling sightseers
First time back at the Royal after many years. Booked Turbojet/hotel packages for just over HK$1,000 for two persons, weekday, from one of the agents at Shun Tak Center in HK. So, actual cost of room was about HK$550 or US$70.
We were given high (executive) floor rooms away from the tour groups. Well appointed and nicely updated.
Location of the Royal is great for sightseeing and it doesn't have a real casino (only Mocha slot machines). Also good for families, as it doesn't have one of those sleazy saunas or nightclubs that are in many other Macau hotels.
Room service and breakfast prices are high, so we didn't use it. There is a small local diner a block from the hotel, but otherwise very few eateries nearby. Taxis can be hard to get at times.
One problem we had was noise from some people in the next room, who for some reason had the door open for a while.
about to jump!
at St. Paul's cathedral
I & my sister, Carol, at A-Ma Temple.
A-ma Temple Buddha
Can anybody recommend which hotel to stay at in Macau?
I've plan to travel in Macau on 22 - 24 May 2005. Please give me some feedback how about these following hotel? or Can anybody recommend which hotel to stay at in Macau?
- Hotel Royal Macau
- New century
Thanks in advance ;)
RE: Can anybody recommend which hotel to stay at in Macau?
HI! I could not provide you with reviews of all your hotels. (Do note that Macau is pretty small so distance is not much of an issue) I stayed at Hotel Royal - it was comfortable and service was good. The only problem is that they are undergoing renovation currently, but it was all quiet when I was back in my room at night. Location-wise, it is a little off the main hotel belt, but it is close (within walking distance) to St.Dominic Square and Hotel/Casino Lisboa. There are some restaurants/local delis around the hotel if you want some snack/supper but it is quite sedate compared to the main hotel belt a little eastward from it. You can go to my Macau page to read up more. Cheers!