What are Macau’s best hotel and casino resorts according to TripAdvisor?

The resort city of Macau is now known as the gambling capital of the world, famous for its luxurious hotels and casinos that rival Las Vegas’ finest.

The Chinese territory is thriving and ever-growing thanks mostly to the millions of Chinese people who flock there to play at the casino tables. They do so because Macau is currently the only place in China where gambling is legal. The territory’s gambling industry is even estimated to be seven times larger than that of Las Vegas.

But what do visitors themselves think of the places to stay and have fun?

Here’s a look at some of Macau’s top casino resorts, according to TripAdvisor.

5. Grand Lisboa – 4/5

Opening in 2008, the Grand Lisboa is the tallest building in all of Macau, towering 261 meters and serving as a key component of the territory’s skyline.

The Grand Lisboa, shaped like a lotus flower, dominates the Macau skyline. Picture: Thinkstock.
The Grand Lisboa, shaped like a lotus flower, dominates the Macau skyline. Picture: Thinkstock.

It was designed to resemble a lotus flower and is certainly one of Macau’s most unique casino resorts, especially since the building is covered in LED lights and offers spectacular nighttime light shows. The casino covers over 98,000 sq ft and offers visitors 240 table games and 801 gaming machines.

4. Sands Macao – 4/5

This luxury casino resort is one of several in Macau owned by Las Vegas Sands, which operates casino resorts both in Asia and the United States, run by the indomitable octogenarian Sheldon Adelson.

The Sands Macao is run by Las Vegas Sands, run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
The Sands Macao is run by Las Vegas Sands, run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

Its casino offers 720 table games and 1,390 gaming machines and is among the largest in Macau with 229,000 sq ft of space.

It opened back in 2004 and was one of the first foreign-owned casino resorts developed in Macau; it would go on to pave the way for others to be constructed there.

Two years after opening, the casino underwent a significant expansion that resulted in it becoming the world’s largest, until the opening of sister resort The Venetian Macao.

3. Wynn Macau – 4.5/5

Styled after its sister hotel in Las Vegas, the Wynn Macau opened in 2006 and has a total of 600 rooms and suites. It has over 205,000 sq ft of gaming space in its casino, where players will find some 495 table games and 1,015 gaming machines.

The Dragon of Fortune at Wynn Macao casino resort. Picture: Wynn Macao
The Dragon of Fortune at Wynn Macao casino resort. Picture: Wynn Macao

The 600-room resort also features nearly a dozen restaurants, along with a spa, shopping area and a performance lake. Encore at Wynn Macau, a boutique-style extension to the existing hotel, opened in 2010 and consists of 414 suites, bringing the resort’s total room count to 1,014.

2. The Venetian Macao – 4.5/5

Sister hotel to The Venetian Las Vegas and also owned by Las Vegas Sands, The Venetian Macao is a luxury casino resort that holds a string of impressive world records: it’s the world’s seventh largest building in terms of floor area, it’s the single largest hotel structure in all of Asia and its casino is the world’s largest.

The remarkable Venetian in Macau offers its own gondola rides.
The remarkable Venetian in Macau offers its own gondola rides.

It features more than 500 table games and over 2,000 gaming machines across its 550,000 sq ft of space. Another one of the resort’s key attractions is the Cotai Arena, an entertainment and sports venue with a capacity of 15,000.

And, we know what you’re thinking…yes you can have a ride on the gondolas.

1. City of Dreams – 4.5/5

Often described as the premier resort in Macau, City of Dreams seems to have it all. Those staying in the resort’s four hotel towers have easy access to a wide range of high-quality attractions and amenities, including over 20 bars, restaurants and cafes, and an extensive retail outlet set across two levels that features well over 100 shops.

city-of-dreams

As for the casino, it spreads across 420,000 sq ft and has 378 table games and 1,500 gaming machines. There are 1,400 rooms and suites at the resort, which is split into three separate hotels: Grand Hyatt Macau, The Countdown and Crown Towers.

Ratings according to TripAdvisor at time of publication

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