This hotel, although not as new as the other "grand" ones, boasts of a very convenient location! The shuttle bus stops right in front. Check-in was fast and employees were friendly and quick to assist guests. The rooms were big enough for us plus a free baby cot for our daughter. The room also has a desk and 2 lounge chairs, complete bathroom amenities, a safe and free Wifi. Breakfast choices were varied. Nearby, there are some restaurants, a convenience store, a 24-hr foreign exchange (turn right from the main entrance plus another one if you turn left), lots of shops and a new high-end mall called New Yaohan. Senado Square and Ruins of St. Paul are just a leisurely walk away.
In Macau, it would not be advisable to take a taxi (unless of course you are going from north to far south or vice versa) because shuttle buses to the other hotels are plenty. Just hop in and out if you want to see what the other grand hotels look like and to stroll along nearby attractions.
Coming in from the ferry terminal, we waited longer than usual for the free shuttle service as we were not able to see the hotel's name immediately. We saw Hotel Lisboa but didn't know that this was the same bus and that its owner is the same as Hotel Sintra's. Tip: The shuttle bus is not as big as that of Wynn or Grand Lisboa or Sands, colored maroon/burgundy and the hotel's name is displayed on the side glass windows. During our visit, there were slight changes for the bus stops because Macau was busy preparing for the grand prix happening the coming week.
Minor complaints: we did not use the comforter provided by the hotel for the baby cot because of the overwhelming smell of bleach (probably due to storage and seldom usage) and opted to use the comforter on our bed as my baby's bedding instead. Yes, just like in some of the reviews, we were given a non-smoking room on a non-smoking floor but we can smell cigarette smoke along the corridor! We even saw cigarette butts in the trash bin near the elevators. Also, there was no ramp for luggage or stroller or wheelchair. Actually, the hotel has one but for some reason it is not being used.
Nevertheless, we would love to stay here again for our next visit and has recommended it to our friends already.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Multistory Hotel with spectacular view of Praia Grande Bay, within walking distance of Casino & business area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sintra Hotel Macau