Venetian Macau Casino
The art of living the high life…that’s what Venetian is all about. So far I had only heard about the majesticity of The Venetian Hotel chain. But with a recent trip to Macau (Macao), for the first time I have experienced the opulence and extravagance of living in one of world’s greatest luxury hotel. And the best part was the whole experience was well within my budget.
The Venetian Macau, which is the largest casino in the world and Asia’s largest single structure hotel building, is located on Macau’s Cotai Strip (similar to Las Vegas Strip). You will be enthralled the moment you enter the hotel.
Most people like to visit The Venetian for its Casino. It is the world’s largest Casino with 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables. That’s huge so even if you are not a gambler, there’s no harm trying out your luck here. The minimum price you pay for trying your luck out is a mere $10 (HKD) or MOP10.
Save on Advance Booking
If you are booking a room over the internet, you can avail their Early Bird Offer.
Log on to Venetian Macau’s website : www.venetianmacao.com or you can check for offers here.
Up to 20% discount on the room rates can be availed. Our package included free entry to the Ice World Expo that was going on at the time when we visited, plus it included one-way ferry tickets from Macau to Hong Kong by Cotai Jet, a free buffet lunch at the Bambu, and it also included many other offers like complimentary drinks, photo booth, etc. The room that came with our Ice World Package was a Royale Suite for two. However, the suites are so big that they can easily accommodate 4 adults provided you make use of the sofa cum bed.
Huge Hotel Huge Rooms
The hotel is a 40 storey building with 3000 suites categorized into 2 greater categories, Venetian and Piaza, which have further been sub-categorized depending on the pocket pinch and one’s lust for ultimate luxury. The Venetian Suites include Royale Suites, Bella Suites, Rialto Suites, Verona Suites and Famiglia Suites. The Piaza Suites are the Florence Suite and the Cielo Suite. Our Royale Suite was on the 34th floor and had a wide window opening to a glittering Macau at night. The room is too spacious. It had a study area with Wi-Fi point and a printer. The mini bar area was loaded with drinks, chocolates, snacks, and tea, coffee.
A remarkable thing that I personally liked about the room was the living area, which is separated by this little hand rail and two tiny wooden steps. The whole room is carpeted and was super clean. And Oh yes! There was a bathroom…an over the top, gold painted bathroom! It had a separate bath and toilet area, a tub, a wash area and a dressing table. And it even had a weight machine! In fact, the size of the bathroom is nearly equal to the size of the bed area and I felt that it actually could accommodate two more people in there…just shove in a queen size bed and you are one big family in there. Hah! Moreover, the hotel itself is so huge that you will end up walking forever; transferring yourself from one wing to the other, tiring your feet…no wonder it’s the sixth largest building in the world in floor area.
Activities within the Hotel
As far as the activities within the hotel are concerned, I mean apart from eating and shopping, there are four swimming pools (the one I jumped in was even heated!), a gym, a kid’s zone, mini golf and a day hospital and spa. The main attraction of The Venetian Macau however is the Grand Canal area. Here you can ride the famous Venetian gondola.The Gondolas are driven by some well-trained opera singing human gondoliers, who have the magical power of giving you an experience of traveling in Venice!
Prada, Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Zara, Lacoste….hundreds of shops awaiting you at the Grand Canal Shoppes. The Shoppes at Venetian is surrounding the canal area and there are plenty of shops/showrooms, cafés and restaurants here.
For Dining options at Venetian Macau, click HERE.
The Grandeur that Venetian Is
The colourful European buildings, the street lights, the blue water of the canal, give you an impression of an outdoor setting rather than an indoor one. From the high ceilings with Renaissance art frescoes to the never ending floor and the glittering shop signs, the fountains, everything captivates your eyes. The behaviour of each and every staff here is worth mentioning. In short, if you are visiting Macau, do consider a visit to the Venetian even if you do not have a booking. No one will stop you from exploring the Grand Canal Shoppes. You will just LOVE this place…it’s that loud and lavish!!