Known as the Vegas of Asia, Macau is a ever-growing metropolis, filling with big brand hotels and casino’s. Just a short ferry from Hong Kong, Macau is a great place to head to if your looking for some fun. We took a trip to Macau for two nights, staying at The Venetian Macau Hotel. Another great Sands Resort, Venetian is worth a stay for those who love a bit of luxury.
From Hong Kong, we headed to the Hong Kong Macau Ferry terminal, located at Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan. Head to the 3rd floor where you can find the TurboJet ticketing office or use the automatic machines. Once you have purchased your tickets you need to check in and get your passports checked at immigration – just like you would a flight. Head to your departure gate and follow the instructions from the boarding staff.
Once we arrived at Macau we easily found the Venetian shuttle bus parked outside arrivals and jumped on, free of charge. After a short wait, we headed past the sights of Macau to the Venetian. On arrival we headed to the reception and were politely greeted and checked in by a lovely gentleman – who always checked we were ok and happy every time he saw us for the rest of our stay. We were upgraded to a room with a view and taken to our suite.
Every room at this hotel is a suite and incredibly well decorated to follow the Venetian style. Our suite was spacious and luxurious with such a comfy bed and thick fluffy pillows. The bath tub was wide and deep whilst the shower was powerful and easy to use. After a quick freshen up, we spent the next two days exploring the amazing hotel.
The first stop for many tourists has to be the Casino. Try your luck at a range of slots, tables or electronic roulettes (ideal for those who aren’t quite sure how to play)! Next we headed to the shops. Decorated like the streets of Venice, you can take a stroll and browse the high end shops or jump on a gondola and have a gondolier serenade you on your trip. Our gondolier was a charmer with a beautiful voice!
For those who love to relax, you can check out one of the four pools the hotel has to offer or get a massage from the popular and highly rated spa. One of my favourite activities was the mini golf which is perfect for families but unfortunately is only open until 6pm.
If you are a music lover, don’t miss out on the latest show or check out the House of Dancing Water Show at the City of Dreams Hotel opposite. The Venetian is often home to fascinating exhibitions to check out; during our stay they had The Body exhibit and The Titanic exhibit. Having seen The Body exhibit previously, we spent our time in the latter option. It was very quiet during our visit, with little to no staff or other tourists around – great for getting those brilliant photo opportunities.
The hotel is home to an array of restaurants from top chefs as well as a friendly Irish pub if your looking for a drink or two. However, I must say that the hotels room service was superb. For our first morning, we ordered a full english breakfast which was delicious and a lot cheaper than the Las Vegas counterpart. On our second evening at the hotel we also ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese from room service which was incredible (perhaps because we hadn’t had much familiar food recently) and I would highly recommend ordering room service during a stay here.
If you did want to visit this hotel then check the official website for any early deals and if there is nothing that suits your trip then head to Agoda; which we find offers the best prices for hotels in Asia.