It was five in the morning when my alarm suddenly buzzed, me and my buddy scheduled a daybreak visit at the famed St. Paul’s Ruins so we immediately got up and went off to the most visited spot in Macau because we’re selfish to not share it with anyone thus the ungodly hour wake up time. We got there in ten minutes. Metropole Hotel, our home in Macau, was strategically located in the middle of all the action that during our three-day jaunt we usually went on foot.
We arrived at around noon via TurboJet ferry from Hong Kong to Macau. We were booked on Premier Grand Class so we had free shuttle service directly to our hotel.
Metropole Hotel is strategically located at Avenida de Praia which is right in the center of the city. It houses 112 well-appointed rooms with different themes like Chinese and European (check room types and rates).
We reached the hotel in no time and were assisted immediately on our booking. The lobby was elegantly decorated with touches of Cantonese and Macanese design. The reception area was fancy with gold appliques on the counter. Checking in was a breeze and we were ushered to our room for three days after managing our room reservation.
We were billeted on a Deluxe European Style Room and were surprised on the Victorian feel of the whole space. The simple yet classy design was evident on the fixtures and furniture.
Our 25 sq.m. room with city view was so spacious that it could fit a party of twenty or more. It had a seating area with coffee table on one side and a separate work station on the other.
The wardrobe closet was filled with in-room safe, hotel umbrella, bedroom slippers and bathrobes.
The room was also well-equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning (with heater during winter months), mini-bar and fridge, coffee and tea-making facilities and complimentary high-speed WiFi connection.
The en suite toilet and bath was furnished with bathroom amenities, bath towels, magnified vanity mirror and hair dryer. There’s also a fitted bathtub with hot and cold shower.
The double-sized bed with duvet and pillows was snuggly. We had bedside lamps and tables with telephone and alarm clock. An LCD TV was installed right across the bed.
I went to the window and pushed the drapes aside and enjoyed the great view of the city. I went to our bed and lazed a bit while my buddy was busy unpacking (his routine), I lazed a bit and went on an effortless afternoon siesta that lasted for hours. And it was such a pleasant sleep.
We roamed around the city during our three-day stay and we always sought refuge in our hotel during the hottest hours of the day. We went home to a relaxing space and surrendered to our lovely bed for a quick catnap and then continued with our walking trip around.
The complimentary breakfast was served at the hotel’s in-house restaurant, the Metropole Restaurant. We chose to have noodle soups and enjoyed the unlimited spread of salad, bread, spreads, ham, cheese and drinks. It was filling and the perfect way to start the day.
I love the perfect location of Metropole Hotel but the most remarkable thing was the personalized service they offer to their guests. One time we asked for a bucketful of ice cubes and they promptly delivered it to us. We once asked for an iron board and they immediately brought it to our room. Me and my buddy enjoyed getting lost in the narrow alleys of Macau and going home to our comfy room. I will surely stay here again in the future.
Metropole Hotel Macau (book online)
493-501 Avenida de Praia Grande, Macau
Contact Number: (+853) 2838.8166