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Pousada de Coloane Beach Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 95 Hotels in Macau
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Eccentric but charming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

This hotel is well away from the nightmarish gambling centre of Macau and is quite a contrast. No one can accuse of it being glitzy but it has its charm. Situated above the sea with a good view of the murky sea and the wooded areas on the other side it has a sense of calm.
The rooms are pretty basic but contain all the essentials - mine had a large jacuzzi-bath which may have worked had I had the time to get it to do so.
The breakfast was a buffet made early in the day and tasting as sad as it looked.
However drinking with friends on the terrace in the evening and having a comfortable swim in the morning was really pleasant.
It's a charming option for an overnight stay but that's about it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

First of all, this is not a 'beach hotel'. The sea around Macau is too silty to enjoy bathing in. The rooms on the first floor do not have much wifi reception, the pool is a little on the dirty side. There is a dampish feel to the whole place, breakfast was "meh" and the aircon in the room was alarmingly loud.

However, for the price and the genre of hotels, this hotel is excellent. It has a relaxed "family inn" -feel to it, and was a nice change to the big block monstrosities of Cotai. The view of the sea from the terraces, the outdoor dining area, the quiet lush nature of the surroundings, were a fabulous and much needed escape from the noisy centre. There is an excellent public pool down the beach next to an Italian restaurant which is recommendable.

All in all, a good experience.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Bishop Auckland, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed as a family group, As we arrived by hydrofoil from Hong Kong, we were met, & driven straight to Hotel. Past lunch time, but they provided a very welcome lunch for us. Staff are very friendly, & service was great. Rooms excellent, and in the restaurant, the lobster is the best we have ever tasted. Hotel mini bus, took us where ever we wanted, & collected us when we were ready to return. The beach was not very good & was petite, but overall, would thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: Sea view is spectacular, especially at sunset
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Hong Kong
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209 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a nice historic small hotel in Coloane, the little island furthest from Macau main business area- but Macau is so small anyway. This is very different from the big casino-resort type hotels like Wynn, MO, Sands, Venetician, etc. There is no casino, no shopping within hotel or nearby. But you can get to the action areas via bus or taxi in less than 30 min (I did say Macau is small!). It's in a nice small area overlooking the Chuk Van Beach (with brownish river water), and you can take a short walk there. The hotel is a popular venue for local wedding receptions. There is a restaurant, or you can take a couple of stops to the Coloane 'central' where there are a few restaurants and the famous egg tart place. The actions in Taipa is only 10 min away.

Room Tip: 2 floors, Level 2 is directly below the Terrrace and have a slightly better view overlooking the bea...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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114 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The hotel has a lovely setting, close to the beach and a short taxi ride from the Cotai Strip. We were a party of 7 mostly teenagers, younger children and few adults and it suited our needs being close to Macau's attractions in Coloane. The rooms were clean, but some falling ceiling plaster in one room was a bit of a worry. The pool is great and the evening meal very good as was the service. The breakfast was a bit of a disappointment but adequate. If you need to get away from the city or looking for something a bit romantic then this hotel fits the bill.

Room Tip: The higher rooms are bigger but more expensive.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We chose this place because we wanted to get away from the noisy city center.

Our bad experience:

1- When we arrived there was a bic cockroach on the floor near the corner wall.

2- In the bathroom there was a head pillow for the bathtub missing. We were not told and the could not fix it.

3- Our neighboor used the hairdryer at 2am. The problem is that the walls are thin and you can hear a lot!

4- We got up at 7 one morning and there was nobody in the reception our around to take our key/answer our questions

5- We were laying in he pool mid day when we were suddenly told that we could not use it due cause an external group was comming too use it for training!

6- The beach is useless and absolutely horryfing. There is small pieces of glass, garbage and medicine capsules comming in from the Sea! This has nothing to do with the hotel, but just to inform you. We came here in hope to lay at the beach and get a swim.

A lack of serice in this place. Very dissapointing due to the other good reviews we saw before choosing this place. We will never come back and can not recommend it.

Good things;

1- Great green location
2- Cozy atmosphere
3- Ok pool
4- Ok breakfast
5- Charming an decorative rooms

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

This hotel was likely once a gem, and has the potential to be once again. But at the moment, this hotel is tired, tired, tired. The staff are tired, the rooms are tired and the magic has been exhausted.

After five years of visiting the usual hot spots in Macau, I dedided to get off of the beaten path for a relaxing getaway with my partner.

Upon arriving at the desitnation, everything seemed in order. The location - stunning. The beach, sun, quiet...peace. But upon entering the hotel. It soon became apparent that the building had probably been sitting on the beach for too long.

The hotel proudly displays its' "TripAdvisor travellers' choice award" all over the entrance...which I feel is probably as far as the official reviewers got. This award, and the antique feel and legacy of this hotel unfortunately works to the demise of Pousada de Coloane and offers little incentive for them to offer a geniunely pleasant experience to guests anymore.

It's obvious that the owners have gotten lazy. Upkeep is minimal and recent modern upgrades are very poorly planned. The rooms are tired, moldy and unmaintained. And for some absolutely tragic reason, the kitchen exhaust fan and external windows open directly onto the otherwise tranquil pool.

One specific experience really sealed the deal in this unfortunate stay. The bathroom flooded.
The already disappointing jacuzzi (doesn't actually work) constantly leaked throughout our stay. The whole night was spent mopping up the water which flooded even underneath the bed. And when I complained to the front desk, there was little they could do, since I had booked the last room. And because this particular room had been saved to give out last, I was to led to believe that there may have been some malicious mis-administration also going on. In the morning, I was given the most apathetic 'sorry' and a free bottle of water...seriously.

This hotel reminds me of a hangover. Which is exactly what I felt when I was reminded of the room tariff I paid upon checkout. Pousada de Coloane is enjoying a brief 'high' with its' recent award and holiday season, but unless they make some seriously needed improvements, the whole place is going to fall to the ground. The are fundamental flaws in its' value offering.

My suggestion to travellers looking at this place: check back in a year or so. If they are still standing by then, they'll have probably gotten their act together. In the meantime, enjoy the excellent restaurant on the waterfront and stay at a different hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pousada de Coloane Beach Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Praia de Cheoc Van, Coloane Island, Macau, China
Location: China > Macau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 95 Hotels in Macau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pousada de Coloane Beach Hotel & Restaurant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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