Best Areas in Macau?

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    Best Areas in Macau?

    from what it seems, i have the travel arrangements sorted to go Macau but was just wondering where is the best area to stay? was only thinking of staying for one night. but have no idea where all the good casinos & restaurants are located.

    i believe there are two main areas macau city and co tai? well this is the impression i have when looking for hotels online. which area would you say is the best for food and entertainment? Thanks


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    If it is your first time, then you will want to stay in the city area around the Lisboa/Wynn area. Depends on your budget as to where you stay. Suggested hotels are Wynn, Starworld Galaxy, Lisboa, Grand Lisboa, MGM and Sofitel (which is a little further away). There are cheaper options also.


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    what are the people like there?

    are the people almost the same as the HK - looking so sad all the time???


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    Quote Originally Posted by apple&dog:
    what are the people like there?

    are the people almost the same as the HK - looking so sad all the time???
    well I don't know where you've been walking around but good thing I haven't been on the same place.... or maybe I just have a different perspective of happiness.

    as for Macau accommodation, A more affordable hotel is the hotel Sintra which has great location (if you want to walk around the historic areas). it's a pretty basic hotel (no casino inside) but close by Lisboa hotel (2m walking), Wynn, Galaxy, MGM. The cotai and city of dreams areas are just good if you really just want hotel, casino and shopping, there's nothing there to see.

    and if you stay in Macau side a taxi ride to cotai will be around 40MOP.

    it really depends on what you are looking for.

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    Try the Rua da Felicidade (near Leal Senado) for some really old-style lodging options at very low prices. You're right in the middle of things there.


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    If you need accomodation for more than a few days, I can refer you to a newly renovated two bedroom apt near the main tourist attractions and near the Sintra Hotel as well. The apt has cable tv and internet access as well. It is available for short term rental. Just send me PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by apple&dog:
    what are the people like there?

    are the people almost the same as the HK - looking so sad all the time???
    They are the nicest friendliest race in Asia. That's why its a holiday away from the " Me, me, me " of HK.

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    what is your budget? if money is not a problem try Poussada de Sao Tiago.

    As for Area of choice, stick with Macao itself. Cotai is yet to be very developed and lack all the cultural charm of the old Macau.

    The city is rather small so anywhere is within 10/15 minutes (by taxi)


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    Be careful, don't trust anyone over there, especially the taxi drivers.... they will take you for a ride if they can....

    If you stay on the new side (Cotai) - I think venetian is a good choice as it has more than enough restaurant and shopping stores to keep you occupied when you need a break from the tables...

    However, I would recommend staying on the old side as you can walk around the ruins and get try some of the local foods....


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    Quote Originally Posted by AW2007:
    Be careful, don't trust anyone over there, especially the taxi drivers.... they will take you for a ride if they can....
    I'd be pretty pissed off if a taxi driver didn't take me for a ride...