Nestled on a hillside on the western side of Macau, this enchanting colonial-era hotel provides the perfect escape from the non-stop hustle and bustle of the main town and casino areas. Here you can enjoy a slower and charming side of Macau in this genuinely historic property that oozes character. The hotel was once a Portuguese fortress, and its picturesque surrounds make for a tranquil stay. It has its own chapel (popular for wedding ceremonies) and also features an outside swimming pool and sun terrace. Some of Macau’s main attractions like the A-Ma Temple and Maritime Museum are within walking distance. Service is friendly, and the rooms are plush with a distinct Portuguese colonial influence. The hotel features 12 suites with harbor-view balconies, ideal for kicking back and watching sunset over the bay. Relaxing here is effortless.
Avenida da Republica, Fortaleza de Sao Tiago da Barra, Macau +853 2837 8111
Named after neighboring Hong Kong’s party district “Lan Kwai Fong,” this modern and chic boutique hotel is set close to the town center, making it an ideal place to stay if you’re looking to explore the city. The hotel features 200 rooms, all stylish and a comfortable size. The in-house restaurant (Lan Kwai Inn) serves up high-end Chinese cuisine. There’s also a club lounge serving light snacks and an additional well-stocked bar. Facilities-wise, the hotel has its own 24-hour casino, a small spa, and a few shops as well. For easy access to most of Macau’s attractions, you can’t do much better than this location.
Macau Lan Kwai Fong, Rua de Luis Gonzaga Gomes 230, Macau +853 2880 0888