As a part of my 2 day trip to explore Macau back in May, I stayed at the MGM MACAU for one night. MGM MACAU is located on the older part of town along with some of the most classic casinos and is only a 15 minute walk into the town centre.
MGM brings a whole new meaning to the word Grand. It’s the kind of hotel which you don’t need to step foot outside of because there’s literally everything under one roof. At MGM MACAU you’ll find great food, indoor and outdoor pools, spas, casinos, shops, an art gallery and everything else that you’d expect from a 5 star establishment.
As soon as you step inside, you’re greeted by a beautiful lobby with lots of art work and and a large signature aquarium. There’s a really nice and distinct floral smell across the hotel too which automatically puts you in a nice mood. Speaking of good moods, upon arrival I was upgraded to a suite which was located on a separate VIP section of the hotel.
The suite was extremely large and spacious with beautiful, luxurious and modern interiors. As a guest in the suite, you’re staying in the VIP part of the hotel. This allows exclusive access through the VIP hotel lobby, a VIP casino and dedicated VIP elevators.
My suite contained a living room with a dining area and one bedroom with a walk-in bathroom which didn’t have any real separation. For a single person this space was so liberating, however if you’re staying with someone you better be comfortable with that person! The bathroom had a rain shower and an amazing jacuzzi/bathtub for which they provide a tub of bath salt. I may have used this twice during my short stay! There was also a kitchenette connected to the living room which offered free soft drinks, beer, coffee and standard kitchen utilities. Each room had a remote control, which controlled for example the colours of the light in the shower, curtains, TV and temperature.
In the suite you can of course find the usual vanity & toothbrush kits, free wifi, ironing board, robes, hair dryer and a desk. I absolutely loved this hotel room and can not fault it in any way, for obvious reasons. All rooms at the MGM MACAU offer a nice view, whether it’s over the other shiny hotels or the riverside.
Before I checked in at the hotel I had lunch at North by Square Eight which offers food from Northern and Central China. The restaurant setting is modern yet it keeps a traditional vibe through it’s artwork and colour combinations. I tried a few signature dishes which included dumplings, baby cabbage in sesame sauce, Sichuan style water fish fillet, cuttlefish salad, duck and pork. All dishes were very nicely prepared and tasted great, although I’d recommend the cuttle fish and pork the most. The prices are reasonable for such good quality and nice setting.
Before the lunch I got to learn how to make my own thin noodles!
Breakfast at MGM MACAU is served at Rossio restaurant from 7-11AM. At Rossio you will find a great selection of hot to cold dishes, local to international. There are stations for omelette, waffles & pancakes, Chinese noodles and various other hot foods. On the cold side there were pastries, cereals, fruits, cheese and ham. What I liked about the buffet the most were the freshly squeezed carrot and melon juices.
They are currently holding an art exhibition until September which is free and open to the public. There’s also a new MGM MACAU opening at the end of this year on the Cotai side.
MGM MACAU REVIEW SUMMARY
The room and the whole hotel is very majestic and luxurious! I genuinely didn’t want to leave and can not wait to return to MGM in Macau or elsewhere. I can safely say that MGM MACAU has been the nicest hotel I’ve had the pleasure of staying in. I highly recommend it.
Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen,
853 8802 1888
My stay was complimentary for review purposes, but views remain my own.