HIGHLIGHTS: St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central
This was a fantastic experience. From the great service to the huge, spacious suite they upgraded us to, to the food served at both the bar and breakfast, I enjoyed myself thoroughly. Highlights include an amazing egg tart and the proximity in Cotai Central to many other awesome shops, hotels, and gaming.
My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting.
- Hotel Space / Ambiance
- Food & Drink
LOBBY & CHECK-IN
We took a ferry from Hong Kong Airport to Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal, and then boarded a shared hotel shuttle that dropped us off at the entrance of the Sheraton / Holiday Inn, a quick walk to the St. Regis. It’s all interconnected so as we lugged our bags to the lobby entrance of St. Regis. They sat us down, presented the list of benefits of Titanium status, and issued us the ferry tickets that we’d need on our return.
The front desk agent walked us to our room as well! What a thoughtful gesture – similar to the St. Regis in Osaka when we went.
The front desk agent walked us into the room and gave us a tour – a large suite, with separate seating and living area, and a king bedroom! She then said they’d bring up a complimentary gift of some fresh teas and a cake to celebrate our honeymoon. That was greatly appreciated. Roses on the dining table – always a nice touch. They had a remote controlled fan in the working area as well. The bathroom was huge, with dual sinks, and a nice spacious bath area – perfect for relaxing with the tea and cake.
HOTEL SPACE / AMBIANCE
The front desk agent told us about a champagne sabering ceremony they do regularly – which was a treat to behold. They told us a brief story about it and then pop! Enjoyed more champagne. Outside of that, this hotel was busy with tourists and couples coming and going. Very lively atmosphere in the lobby area as well as the bar.
FOOD & DRINK
We stopped at the lobby bar for some impromptu dinner. Always a treat to try the Bloody Mary that is the hotel’s namesake, which was just okay – nothing special. However, the egg tart that came with it was fantastic – flaky and delicious. The Burger took a long time however, about 20-30 minutes to arrive, which they noted as a while as well. The fries were dry and bland, so I wouldn’t recommend the burger in the future. However, it has a fantastic ambiance, very intimate, with live music where you can request the songs being played. I spun the lady in some impromptu dancing to her delight, always fun.
The breakfast buffet was a bevy of options available for guests, but nothing particularly stood out to me. The bacon was tough, the noodle soup was adequate, etc. I think the congee was decent, but thinking back this breakfast buffet was probably just passable.
You can see the pool area from the inside, as well as check out their very long shaped fitness center. They had a wide variety of machines and cardio available. The fitness center also had a nice view outside from the machines – so pedal or run and stare out into the distance.
My package was something like $150 for the night, which included two first-class Cotai water jet tickets, which was a nice experience. Additionally, we came prepared with plenty of MyVegas coupons for free play and free food at the MGM Cotai! Between the two of us, we had $400 HKD, about $50 US, of free food, and another $400 HKD of free slot play, which we turned into a $260 US profit. Additionally, prices for the food were quite reasonable, as I was expecting higher for a tourist location. I definitely would return to the St. Regis Cotai and Macao in general, to experience more of what’s around.
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