Mandarin Oriental, Macau – An experience

It is a longish wait at the baggage belt at Macau ferry terminal. After collecting our luggage we move towards the arrival hall, scanning the area for someone with a placard. We had booked to stay at the Manadarin Oriental for our special vacation! A smart young man with the placard introduces himself politely as Manadrin Oriental’s Reception staff and says the vehicle is ready to ferry us to the hotel. We decide to change some currency at the post office situated in the terminal building and get in to the huge and comfortable van.

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A short drive and we are already at the hotel. There is a beautiful lady waiting for us just outside the main entrance. At least 5 or 6 people know who we are and they all greet us and shake our hands one by one. Probably the young man with placard had a role. 😉

We are guided straight away to our rooms. The Senior Manager informs us that the check in process will take place in the room itself. No waiting at the reception. Wow! That’s what I call service. She leads us to our room on the 10th floor after swiping the key card in the lift.

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The view from our room is incredible. One of the wall itself is made of glass and our room overlooks the bridge that connects mainland Macau to Taipa island. Also in view is a grand-stand view of the Macau tower. At a distance we see the second bridge too. The room itself is huge. She shows us the facilities in the room. The bathtub is overlooking the sea and there is a separate shower and WC. I guess this is one of the most plush rooms we have ever stayed either together or in our separate travels.

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Once back, I notice Nisha’s name flashing on the TV screen. “Welcome Nisha” and a box of chocolates and some fruits. I guess our informing them about the special occasion may have had something to do about this treatment. 😉 But we have seen this kind of welcome in many hotels. Talking to the hostess, we found that there were plusher suites, in case we were interested and had deep pockets.

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After a tour of Macau we return late evening and hit the 3rd floor bar for a nightcap. 🙂 The bar has a sleek design and very comfortable and overlooks the Nam Van Lake. The Vida Rica Bar has on offer some not-to-be-missed exotic cocktails with even more exotic names such as The Millionaires Mojito, Litchi Martini, Good & Lucky.

The Forbes Award winning Spa, of course, takes the cake and you can read more about it here.

The fitness centre and swimming pool are in an adjoining section of the hotel building and is shared with a prestigious serviced apartment complex. The gym is well equipped with state of the art gym stuff. I used it on two days and it felt good. There are fruits on the tray to re-energize after a workout. 🙂 The pool is fine but I thought it was a tad small to serve the number of guests and residents! However when I used it, I had the pool to myself.

Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental

Next morning we take part in an extensive fare for breakfast served in the Vida Rica Restaurant fare. Though it has separate section for Chinese cuisine, we stick to western one. It has more variety than you can ever eat.

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Mandarin Oriental

It is our day today. We decide to explore the city again starting with witnessing the Lion Dance at Tau Tei festival. The last in our itinerary was dinner at Sky21. On our return to hotel at late night, there is a surprise! We find a bottle of fine champagne, strawberries and chocolate fondue in our room with best wishes from the Hotel! We polish it off in no time thanking the hotel for their thoughtfulness. 🙂 Another high point of our stay here.

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Mandarin Oriental, Macau

The restaurant transforms into a gourmet place in the evening. Dominique Bugnand, the director of culinary operations, who has been MO Macau for 3 years and with MO group for over a decade , says “Mandarin Oriental is renowned for its culinary expertise and I am committed to putting a new shine by introducing my own French fine cuisine and will continue building Vida Rica’s reputation as one of the best dining destinations in Macau” as he explains some of his signature dishes like poached Canadian lobster with lobster jelly, Pan seared scallops with pumpkin puree among others.

All in all we enjoyed our short stay and would love to stay at their property worldwide again.
Rating:- We give 10/10 to it.

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33 thoughts on “Mandarin Oriental, Macau – An experience

  1. Hello TTT,
    I have said before and will say it again. Pls write your real names instead of blog’s name. I am not in the habit of speaking to strangers hidden behind the wall. 🙂

  2. I liked this review. It is not a listicle but covers all the points that we look for in a hotel.

    You have weaved your experience nicely.

  3. I can’t believe they even had your name on the TV! What a nice, personalized touch!! I want to visit Macau, I think when we do we should splurge and stay here! The rooms and food look amazing and so classy!

  4. I’ve only been to Macau once for a day and wish I would have stayed here! The breakfast looks amazing and how nice that you had the pool all to yourself 🙂 I stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami and it did not disappoint.

  5. I can’t believe they let you check in from inside your hotel room! That itself is a brilliant idea. I also love that when you came back that there was fruits and chocolates waiting. Small touches always add so much to the experience.

  6. 10 out of 10! Wow, seems like this has to be on my splurge list! I would love to go to Macau one day but I don’t think its in the near future. Grand stand view of the tower, wow what luck and I love how you were welcomed with a personalized greeting. It’s really all about the attention to detail for me as well! 🙂

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