We have been visiting Macau for the past 5 yrs & have stayed in the Venetian, Metropark & this time round, Grand Emperor.
The Grand Emperor is like a mini-version of the Venetian. Standing near the town centre on a much smaller plot of land than the Venetian, it is still lavishly-decorated with chandeliers, nice upholstery, paintings framed in golden frame. Due to its size, the hotel seems to be more exclusive than the Venetian. The casino, of course, is not as big as the Venetian's.
There is a free airport shuttle that leaves the airport on the dot at 11am, 12noon, 1pm etc. (one bus per hour). The free airport shuttle will then leave the hotel at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm (one bus per hour too). There are also free shuttle to the pier & the boarder between Macau & Zhuhai. You have to get a bus ticket on the 3rd storey from a counter located within the casino.
Right next to the hotel is the New Yaohan Department store. Right across the road, there are Cafes (Cha Chan Ting). If you were to walk further left from New Yaohan, you will see a solataire 2-storey mini-building, cross about one or two roads, you will reach Senado Square (just 7-10 min walk). From Senado Square, you could stroll up to Ruins of St Paul's (another 5 min walk or so).
This hotel is also a stone's throw from the Liboa Hotel (new & old) & Wynn. There is also a promenade fronting the sea just before Wynn where night strolls are rather romantic.
We booked this hotel largely due to its promotional price of HKD788 which we thought was a steal! Basically, we wanted to try something new. Usual price is about HKD 1128 or so. The receptionist even upgraded us to deluxe room without our request. It was really nice of her. We got a room with super King Size bed & with a 32 inch LCD TV. This hotel room also comes with first 4-hour free wireless broadband access. The room we stayed in had partial seaview. Though the room was located on a smoking floor, we didn't even smell tobacco at all. All essential toiletries were provided for.
If you like the dimly-lit hotel lobby that exudes tranquility like that in St Regis (Tanglin, Singapore) & Crown Plaza (Changi Airport T3) in Singapore or the Hard Rock Hotel (City of Dreams, Macau), then Grand Emperor hotel will not be suitable. We like bright & cheery ambience, so we like Grand Emperor very much!
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Emperor Macau
- Hotel Grand Emperor