We were on a boys trip to Macau and had to change hotels midway as Wynn (which I reviewed earlier) did not have rooms for Friday or Saturday night. I am an Amex Platinum member and so through Amex got a decent deal at Man O Macau. The rate was about 2600 HKD per night which included breakfast and upgrade to a jr suite.
The hotel is actually very close to Wynn. From the back casino exit of Wynn you can walk across to the One shopping center (which is linked to MGM) and the shopping center is connected to Mandarin. But we had some luggage and so had to take a taxi. The cab driver must be wanting to increase the meter charge so it took us 10 minutes to get to Man O which is a 5 minute walk from Wynn :).
We got in at about 1 PM. We enquired about the upgrade and they upgraded us to a bay facing room which was the next category as they claim they did not have a junior suite. But another reviewer has mentioned they he was upgraded to a jr suite so not sure if the hotel was trying to not give us the Amex guaranteed rate.
The room itself was pretty small as compared to Wynn. This cant be a Mandarin Oriental room. I can understand if they give a small room at HKG due to real estate cost. But not at Macau. I was disappointed with the room size. The floor has wood paneling and as always with wood after some time you get that wood smell. I am not a big fan of wood on hotel floors. The door etc did look a bit dated. the edges were chipped. I am surprised how as the hotel is less than 2 years old. Seems that they are not continuously maintaining and upgrading the small things. Expect more from Mandarin.
The hotel has 1 main restaurant and a 1 lobby cafe. The restaurant food was quite nice and is worth trying. It is multi cuisine and the dim sums were really good. Did not try the spa so cant comment on that.
There is a free drop off to the ferry termina (as with all hotels). The concierge went out and bought our tickets in advance for a small 10% service fee. Well worth it. They charge for internet. Quite expensive. It was 190 HKD for a day. Wynn charged 110 per day.
Overall good hotel but a REAL Mandarin. When I stay at Man O I have high expectations. Unfortunately this one could not meet it.
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- Mandarin Oriental, Macau is ideally situated in the heart of Macau's business, entertainment and high-end retail districts, offering easy access to all major tourist sites and transport hubs. Both Macau International Airport and the Macau-China border are only 10 minutes by car, while the Hong Kong-Macau ferry terminal is just a short five-minute drive away. From here, Hong Kong's airport can be directly accessed by ferry in 45 minutes and Central Hong Kong in just one hour. ... more less
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