Cool Macau hotels for flashy stays in the Las Vegas of Asia

Glitz, glamour and gastronomy: it's a feast for the senses when you plan a stay at a decadent Macau hotel.

The Portuguese-influenced isle is growing in popularity among those who want to live large in the Las Vegas of Asia. Macau accommodation choices let you stick close to the bright lights of Cotai Strip in an opulent suite, or settle into European-inspired digs with a private butler tending to your every need.

Anything’s on the menu when you stay near Broadway Food Street, while sumptuous spa treatments and ice-cold margaritas are the order of the day at a sparkling entertainment complex. Wherever you choose to stay, the best hotels in Macau will take your trip to enviable heights.

Personal butler services at a Macau Hotel on the Cotai Strip


Explore the sights and delights of Macau city from Hotel Galaxy Macau, an expansive hotel dripping in finery that’s only a 10-minute walk from the glittering Cotai Strip. Check into a Royal Suite and sprawl out in your own lounge, nibbling treats from your complimentary minibar while your personal 24-hour butler delivers your drink of choice.

Breakfast is a leisurely affair, with the option of having delicious pastries, eggs and coffee delivered directly to your room. Meander to the outdoor heated pool for a few soothing laps, then dry off on a sun-soaked lounger. If you’re up for some adrenaline-packed aquatic action, visit the Grand Resort Deck and jump into the world’s largest sky-top wave pool and adventure rapids.

Activities of a finer variety can be found at the hotel’s designer shops, where you’ll browse for the latest must-have items. When your shopping is done, refresh with a bath in your golden-hued bathroom, then slip into your new purchases for dinner at Terrazza. You can sample Italian dishes like lobster tagliolini and roasted suckling pig, then finish strong with a creamy passion fruit mousse or tiramisu.

Galaxy Macau

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (3430 reviews)

Lively events and food fests at a boutique Macau hotel


You’ll want more than just one night at the Hotel Broadway Macau to try out the many delights of Macau’s foodie and entertainment paradise. The hotel’s water views and personalised services make it a relaxing base for a stomach-led exploration of Broadway Food Street, or to catch a live show or two at the Broadway theatre.

A sleek and sophisticated Broadway Room is a welcoming spot to enjoy the view of the city from your king-size bed. After a nap amid dark wooden furniture and crimson silks, get your heart rate back up with a workout in the well-equipped fitness centre or outdoor pool. You’ll be pumped and ready to hit up the buzzing streets below, where roving entertainers add a festive atmosphere as you peruse the offerings of more than 40 different restaurants.

Take a seat at the Michelin-recommended Lei Ka Choi for Cantonese clay pot dishes like boiled beef brisket, or feast on sea crab congee from a Hawker-style street stall. Once suitably fuelled, catch a live music show at the Band on the Run Mobile Stage.

Broadway Macau

8.4 Very good (2008 reviews)

Royal treatment at a Macau hotel with European flair


Live the royal life at Legend Palace, where personalised attention is served up alongside views over the sparkling Pearl River. Relax in the grandeur of a Royal Suite, where a premium mattress and plush linens are a great excuse to remain under the covers while your butler prepares breakfast from your stocked pantry. Tiled floors in the suite’s lounge and dining rooms reflect the dazzling natural light that enters through large windows, and an entertainment system lets you create your own soundtrack for your regal stay.

A dip in the cerulean swimming pool will give you a moment of calm before you stroll to the Grand Prix Museum (seven minutes) to see how professional racers get their adrenaline fix. Or, you can keep things chilled out with a facial or body ritual fit for royalty at the hotel’s own holistic Senses Health Club.

Head to Lounge on Eight to sample a selection of fine wines before taking in sunset reflections at The Grand Palace. You’ll feast on Cantonese dishes and handmade dim sum, then finish your evening in style with a nightcap in the open air on your a suite’s balmy balcony.

Legend Palace Hotel

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (751 reviews)

Non-stop entertainment at a Macau hotel for energy-chasers


Let the pulse of the City of Dreams entertainment complex set the scene for a thrilling Macau break at City of Dreams – The Countdown. Wake in the understated elegance of a spacious Corner Suite and slip into a complimentary cotton robe to enjoy a breakfast feast of upscale goodies from your minibar.

Feel your excitement build as you look over glittering Cotai through floor-to-ceiling windows and plan your day’s activities. Perhaps a morning of golf at Caesars Golf Macau, just a six-minute drive away, is on the cards? Or maybe some shopping at luxury retail boutiques within the complex itself?

However you pass the morning, you can indulge in the afternoon with a massage, then settle into a garden cabana for a serene hour or two. Those with a competitive streak can find release on the sandy beach volleyball court, then cool down with an invigorating rain shower back in-room. Craft a custom pre-dinner drink at your personal mixologist station before wandering down to The Bar for a satiating dinner of Hainanese chicken rice and frozen margaritas.

City of Dreams - The Countdown

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (1241 reviews)

Both serene spaces and nightlife at a Macau casino hotel


Treat yourself to a truly relaxing Macau getaway at the amenity-laden Golden Dragon. Splash out on a golden-hued Embassy Suite, where your lounge room makes an ideal pad for perusing the room service menu after a leisurely soak in your ensuite’s massage bathtub. The breakfast buffet at on-site Villa Picasso is a deliciously indulgent way to start your day–take your time and savour the freshly baked bread, juicy fruit and congee on offer.

When entertainment beckons, walk 10 minutes to Macau Fisherman’s Wharf and browse designer shops before trying your luck at the hotel’s own Casino Golden Dragon. Take your winnings to a VIP room at KinJu Japanese Restaurant, where you can celebrate with a few rounds of thirst-quenching sake. Pop into the teppanyaki room for grilled morsels, or take a seat in the dining room for delicately prepared sashimi and sushi. The evening can end there with a swim and steam at Eighteen Sauna, or continue into the wee hours with dancing and karaoke at on-site Golden Dragon Nightclub.

Hotel Golden Dragon

7.6 Good (2235 reviews)

Old-world charm at a Macau hotel in a historical neighbourhood


Immerse yourself in the culture of historical Old Macau with a stay at Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16. Settle into the dark wood-accented opulence of your Superior Room and take a hot bath with luxury L’Occitane toiletries, while the glitzy Macau Tower presides over your morning routine through large windows. The refined spaces of on-site Le Chinois restaurant are ideal for a mid-morning chocolate eclair with fragrant French press coffee, followed by an indulgent Ethnic Fusion Massage at the hotel’s wellbeing haven, So SPA.

Afternoons were made for meandering, so take an easy stroll to the captivating Ruins of St Paul’s, a 17th-century structure with intricate stone carvings. A diverse collection of art is on display at IaoHin Gallery, just a couple of minutes away. All cultured up, return to the hotel for a fine evening feast of Wagyu beef with artichoke gratin at French bistro Privé, then toast the night with a rosemary martini from the effortlessly elegant RendezVous Bar.

Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (3486 reviews)

A-list pool parties and pampering at this Macau hotel


You might just find yourself rubbing shoulders with celebs at the dazzling Studio City Hotel Macau. The utmost in glamour, the hotel boasts 1600 swanky rooms right in the heart of Asia’s entertainment capital.

Start the morning in your Star Executive Suite with a bold Nespresso coffee from under the down feather duvet on your king-size bed. After some slow-paced self-care in your marble soaker tub, drop in at the on-site beauty salon for a deluxe pedicure.

You can get a dose of the local culture at the Macau Museum of Art, where it’s easy to while away an hour or two among the fascinating exhibitions. After stopping at the gift shop for a souvenir, return to your hotel for a low-key afternoon.

A customised body treatment at Zenspa will have you blissed out in time for late lunch of tamarind-kissed pad thai at Spice Road. Afterwards, work off any excess in one of the hotel’s two fitness centres, or simply opt for some floating fun on the winding waterways of the innovative RiverScape and outdoor pool.

Studio City Hotel

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2017 reviews)

A beachside Macau hotel for nature-nestled tranquility


At Grand Coloane Resort, you’ll be treated to a break that blends the serenity of nature with high-end amenities. Hide away on secluded Hac Sa Beach amid 150 acres of wildlife-rich jungle, unwinding as you gaze over the South China Sea from your room’s private balcony. For blissful rejuvenation, book a Grand Deluxe Room, where a signature “sweet sleep” bed and plush contemporary furnishings invoke a true sense of peace.

Visit the hotel’s Cafe Panorama for a breakfast buffet of syrup-laden waffles and crispy hash browns, then stop at on-site Nirvana Day Spa for a heavenly Ayurvedic massage. Take your pick of an afternoon meander alongside the seashore directly behind the hotel, or a game of golf at the adjacent Macau Golf and Country Club. Return to indulge in an East-meets-West fusion afternoon tea at Panorama Lounge, where escargot puffs, flaky spring rolls and silky chocolate pralines are complemented by a selection of hot drinks made to order.

Grand Coloane Resort

8.4 Very good (2357 reviews)

Exquisite exclusivity at the most elegant of Macau hotels


A butler and rockstar treatment await at Mandarin Oriental Macau, one of Macau’s most luxurious hotels. You’ll find holiday bliss in the two-bedroom Presidential Suite, where Asian-inspired artefacts adorn expansive interiors, and opulent bathrooms with deep tubs invite you to unwind. Start each day with a breakfast banquet in your private dining area, then ask your butler to chill some champagne for later as you head out to explore the area.

Wander the banks of shimmering Nam Van Lake and make a pit stop at The Mandarin Cake Shop for a delectable treat of custard cream Napoleons. Continue the luxe trend with a Macanese Dragon treatment at the hotel’s exquisite spa, followed by a dinner of smoked salmon Caesar salad in the Lobby Lounge’s calming surrounds. Retire to your suite to sip bubbly–chilled as requested–and curl up by floor-to-ceiling windows to watch the glittering lights dance on the waters of Macau Bay and Nam Van Lake.

Mandarin Oriental, Macau

Top rated
9.4 Excellent (883 reviews)