Macau - Sleeping
There are plenty of accommodation choices for every budget. Those wanting to be in the heart of Macau will prefer the character of the old city, while those after some respite will like the beachside locations on Colôane and Taipa Island.
Pousadade Sao Tiago
Considered by many as the landmark hotel in Macau, it’s certainly romantically built into the ruins of the 17th Century Barra Fort and something of the hospitality of a traditional Portuguese inn. The rooms are hewn from rock and not ultra modern with old, heavy hardwood furniture.
If you fancy a 1960s Macau experience replete with smoky gambling halls and odd characters, this is the best place to come. While much of the garish interiors were renovated some years back there is still plenty of raunch left in the Lisboa. Besides it’s more the location and the experience you come for.
Pousada De Colôane
This place with views of the sea is a good beachside vacation choice while still being close enough to enjoy the sights of Macau. It’s family owned and rather rustic but very relaxing. There’s an outdoor terrace with sunset views and the restaurant does a roaring trade for Sunday buffets.
Ole London Hotel
Located right in the historic centre just minutes from St Paul’s and A-Ma, this place is value plus for families and budget travellers. It was newly renovated in August 2008 with a cheery lounge serving breakfast and tasteful room features including wireless access, LCD TV and rainforest showerheads.
A tiny guesthouse in the centre that is clean, tidy and friendly. There are three rooms only with bunk beds and a shared bathroom. But there’s also a TV to watch and friendly reception.
Hotel Ko Wah
Located in the oldest district of Macau, this place is of far better standard than most. It’s basic but it does have clean, tiled bathrooms – ask for a room with windows – but the location is really what sells it, right in the colourful part of town.