There's alot of competition in Macau - so many beautiful hotels and where to stay?
If I had to differentiate this hotel from the rest of the pack - it would be in one word - service.
The Mandarin staff are just amazing. Whatever this hotel chain is doing they are doing it right because I never feel as special anywhere else as I do at the Mandarin (although Ritz Carlton is a very close second - they'are amazing too - but no Ritz at Macau so beside the point for the moment). There is a lady who works in reception and she remembered my name each time she saw me, even though I only stayed for two days. Service also evidenced at the restaurant where we had breakfast. I had a chef fry too eggs for me. While I waited, he asked if it was okay for me to sit and he would bring them to my table. Finally, my brother spoiled my mum and I with a limousine transfer to ferry. When we asked the driver to drop by somewhere convenient so we could get some last min portuguese egg tarts, went entirely out of his way to Lord Stowes at Coloane (45min round trip). Everything they do, they do the extra little bit.
Apart from service - I would differentiate them on the little things. Like the fact that each time you enter the foyer - the air you breath in smells like flowers. It permeates the entire foyer. So different to the cigerette smoke and pollution from outside. Don't get me wrong, there are smoking areas in some parts of this hotel (that's just the way Macau is) however, it doesn't permeate and linger the way it does in some other places, and as such together with the flowers in the air, you literally feel like you've entered another world...
Naturally the rooms, beds, food and spa are amazing. Special thanks to Ami as she gave me the most amazing foot massage - not cheap but a bit of a splurge every now and again never hurts any lady. The gym was huge, clean and modern. The restaurant breakfast was great, not cheap but very good quality.
For those wishing to gamble and concerned by no casino, MGM is just a quick luxurious air conditioned walk away through a lovely shopping centre. Sands and Lisboa are close by. And taxis in Macau are cheaper for those who want to venture further to Venetian or Taipa.
The only down side to this hotel, is that it makes it incredibly difficult to 'adjust' back to reality and stay anywhere else again. Absolutely lovely wonderful hotel and worth every cent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mandarin Oriental, Macau is ideally situated in the heart of Macau's business, entertainment and high-end retail districts, offering easy access to all major tourist sites and transport hubs. Both Macau International Airport and the Macau-China border are only 10 minutes by car, while the Hong Kong-Macau ferry terminal is just a short five-minute drive away. From here, Hong Kong's airport can be directly accessed by ferry in 45 minutes and Central Hong Kong in just one hour. ... more less
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