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Mandarin Oriental Macao
Why We Love This Hotel :
Location: An absolute waterfront position affords this property unbeatable views.
History: The hotel is just a short walk from the Ruins of St Paul’s and the colonial buildings of Senada Square.
Service: This Mandarin Oriental property offers special services for children, including in-room amenities for kids, baby-sitting and special children's menus.
One of the most exclusive hotels in Macao, Mandarin Oriental Macao is a decidedly elegant and lavish retreat. With a chic, contemporary design, gourmet restaurants and personal service, our hotel exudes a sophisticated atmosphere and a sense of relaxed luxury. Located on the waterfront just 15 minutes from the airport, the hotel boasts 213 rooms and suites all with large floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular bay views. The hotel’s Vida Rica restaurant offers gourmet Asian cuisine and snacks, and there is also a cake shop and a Lobby Lounge bar/café. The hotel also has a luxurious spa/fitness centre and a small 25m lap pool.
24hr room service business center golf onsite or nearby restaurant Wi-Fi in public areas
Decorated in a lavish contemporary style, the chic luxurious rooms and suites of the Mandarin Oriental offer ample space for both couples and families. Wide picture windows showcase the NAPE waterfront and Taipa Island, with window-side seating for guests to enjoy the views. These stylish and cozy accommodations include all modern conveniences and twice-daily housekeeping with turndown service.
Deluxe Bayview Room
From 43-48 square meters, these rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that take in a sparkling city and water view. They're furnished with a plush king bed or twin beds, comfortable armchairs and walk-in wardrobe, plus marble bathrooms with deep soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. Rooms also include a Nespresso machine, WiFi, bathrobes, deluxe bathroom amenities, LCD TV in the bedroom and bathroom, and an iPod docking station.
Positioned from the 13th to 15th floors, these 96 square meter suites offer a calm and sophisticated home away from home. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide views over the lake to Taipa Bridge and beyond, decor is in soothing neutral tones and top-quality soft furnishings ensure a comfortable stay. The Deluxe Suite offers separate living and sleeping areas and the marble bathrooms features a deep tub by the window and glass-enclosed shower. These suites also include a Nespresso machine, WiFi, bathrobes, deluxe bathroom amenities, LCD TV in the bedroom and bathroom, and an iPod dock.
Premier View Room
These 55-59 square meter rooms offer stunning water views. They feature a king-sized bed, armchairs, a desk and a large marble bathroom with window-side tub, plus a separate shower and twin vanities. Premier View Rooms also include a Nespresso machine, WiFi, bathrobes, deluxe bathroom amenities, LCD TV in the bedroom and bathroom, and an iPod dock.
The Mandarin Oriental houses a luxurious spa, fitness center, nail spa and luxurious outdoor pool with ocean views. The hotel can also arrange for children's amenities to be included in rooms such as DVDs, video games and books and pencils.
Younger travelers are well catered for at the Mandarin Oriental. Each receives a welcome gift on arrival, with cots provided at no extra cost. Bottle warmers, strollers, books, crayons, kid's DVDs and video games are also provided upon request.
Guests can workout with views over the harbor in a spacious modern gym. Equipment includes a Kinesis Personal Wellness System, with fitness instructors available for training sessions.
Men and women can enjoy the personal grooming services of the nail spa, which offers pampering manicures and pedicures.
A stunning 25-meter outdoor lap pool gives guests panoramic water and island views. Sun loungers, sheltered daybeds and table seating provide a leisurely environment for relaxation, with cool towels and light refreshments provided to keep guests comfortable.
The Mandarin Oriental spa is superlatively luxurious and offers pampering treatments as well as wellness therapies. Guests can choose from a wide range of massages, scrubs, facials, and signature treatments, as well as longer journeys for a more comprehensive spa experience. Facilities within the sap include a steam shower, Jacuzzi, shower for two, heat and water experiences, crystal steam room, sauna and rainforest experience shower.
Dining at the Mandarin Oriental is a decadent and theatrical affair, with decadently-furnished restaurants offering world-class cuisine. Fine dining, Eastern and Western cuisines and indulgent cakes and desserts are offered around the clock. Private in-room dining can be arranged.
Here guests can order afternoon tea in a comfortably elegant setting. There's a long list of premium brews offered, plus champagne and light Asian and Western snacks. Cocktails can be enjoyed here in the evenings.
One of the most picturesque dining venues is right by the pool, with light refreshments and meals served poolside.
Vida Rica Bar
Double-height windows provide stunning views of the lake and Taipa Island - a beautiful backdrop for cocktails and tapas. Open until late, guests can also enjoy champagne, signature cocktails, coffee, gourmet chocolates and pastries.
Vida Rica Restaurant
This boldly decorated venue offers contemporary cuisine all day. An open chef's kitchen provides entertainment for guests at the dining counter, which transforms into a buffet counter for breakfast. There's a private room, a generous wine list, a kid's menu and a chef's table menu for private parties.