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jamie_0117

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2008, 09:13:47 PM »
^same sa victoria, hk$600+ walk-in, although may discount pag internet booking.

i am not aware sa rate ng venetian, what's their current rate?

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2008, 02:54:14 AM »
dream kong maka stay sa Venitian

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2008, 06:01:28 AM »
@sis FabFabFab=)

ok ba talaga location nung holiday inn? di sya malayo sa mga tourist attractions? kase that's where we might stay kapag nag-macau kami.

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2008, 12:38:02 PM »
we're actually going to tour the city lang. not much gambling.

okay sa pic yung holiday inn so maybe we'll go for it

thanks !

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2008, 12:53:12 PM »
if you're going to tour the city, i wont recommend the venetian because malayo masyado. sayang ang time and taxi fare going back and forth.  but if you're going to play sa casino lang naman, or if you intend to stay at the hotel most of the time (which is possible because everything you'd need is there na naman), then i guess sulit sa venetian.

if you're going to macau to tour the city and won't stay in the hotel most of the time naman, medyo sayang kumuha pa ng suite in an expensive hotel.  if you want a cheaper hotel, id highly recommend Holiday Inn. super affordable. on weekdays, HK$600 lang a night yung cheapest room (i booked online), so aroud 3k pesos. that room is good for 3, but if you choose yung 2 double beds instead of 1 king sized bed, pwede sya actually hanggang 4 (wag nyo nalang siguro sabihin sa front desk, hehe).

here's a pic of holiday inn's standard room with 2 double beds which i took on my first trip to macau:
http://i25.tinypic.com/2la95pk.jpg

was satisfied naman kaya on my 2nd time to go to macau, i chose holiday inn pa din.  sayang nga because laging 2 lang kami pumupunta, wala gumagamit nung isang bed.
 
good location pa... you can walk going to wynn, hotel lisboa, fisherman's wharf, sands hotel, etc etc. it's in the center of all the major hotels. 

i looked for other cheap hotels in macau. some are very slightly cheaper lang naman kaya i opted to stay in holiday inn nalang, medyo mas sure ako na hindi magiging super sama nung room. hehe. =)

hope this helps! =)


overnight lang po kami sa macau kaya ok lang kahit di masyadong bongga ang hotel. importante pwedeng lakarin yong mga tourist spot kasi most of the time nasa labas kami. malaki naman yong mga bed ng room sa holiday inn, so kasya kaming 3 don. thanks po sa suggestion.
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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2008, 06:08:35 PM »
Just came from macau last march

Ok naman sa venetian... mejo pricey lang yung hotel pero may parang food court dun na affordable yung mga prices ng fud... it has its own mall din. Location wise its far as compared to the other hotels. ang tip ko. sakay nalang kayo ng bus ng venetian going to the ferry papuntang macau and from there you can transfer from 1 hotel to the other riding in different bus ng mga hotels. Libre pa hahaha.

If budget hotel, try Hotel Sintra ...or Sun sun hotel. Its near lang sa lahat. Flea market? i went to Ruins of St. PAul (tama ba?)... merong mga shops dun. Di nga lang tulad ng hongkong na nagkalat mga tiangge. Kasi Macau is really not a shopping destination. They accept HKD equivalent ng pataccas 1HKD= 1MOP. Mas bebenficial kasi sa kanila yun kasi mas mataas ng konti value ng HKD.


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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2008, 06:18:26 PM »
i would agree na malayo ang venetian.  wala pang ibang hotel yata on cotai strip.  i remember going to parque de seac de barragem de hac sa.  naisip lang naming pumunta ng venetian after mag-nature trip.  at dahil tanaw na namin siya, nilakad na lang namin.  malayo pala!  we spent roughly about 2 hours just walking. :D
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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2008, 06:44:14 PM »
teka, question... sabi dati ng boss ko, romantic destination daw macau... pano nangyari yun, eh i don't find it that way?  or siguro nandun kame sa heritage part ng macau.

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2008, 06:48:32 PM »
^huh?  kung sugarol ka siguro.  you'll find it romantic. ;)  or baka may romantic na nangyari sa boss mo dun. 
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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2008, 06:52:14 PM »
^haha... kung sugarol, not romantic, still.  baka nga personal experience.  kaya ako kase pumunta sa macau kase sabi nya.

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2008, 06:58:03 PM »
masaya naman sa macau e.  may mga romantic spots din.  pero macau as a whole wouldn't be something i'd call romantic. :)  masarap mag-shopping.  but you have to know where to shop. ;D
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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2008, 08:53:02 PM »
madami bang pangshopping dito?

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2008, 12:17:02 AM »
hi mga sis! the last time i went to macau was 1st quarter of last year. and even then i wasnt able to go out much. hotel-casino-hotel lang. question guys. anyone here familiar with the cost of living of macau as compared to hongkong? more or less pareho  ba ang prices ng goods and housing o mejo mura sa macau. may job offer kase kame ng friend ko and di kasama sa package ang housing. hope someone can enlighten me. thanks!

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2008, 09:17:31 AM »
starchaser18:  there are little hubs for shopping in macau.  go to where the locals go.  my favorite is the red market.   and if you have time, you can get a visa to china and just cross the border. isa pang shopping haven yun.   ;)

beanie: mas mura ang cost of living sa macau kesa sa hong kong.  i find that the only thing that's really expensive there are the apartments.  everything else seems to be cheap. :)
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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2008, 09:35:37 AM »
sis FabFabFab=), thanks po sa reply mo sa pm. ;D ;) :-*

sa macau ka lang po ba nag-stay? di ka na nag-hong kong?
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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2008, 12:45:49 PM »
sino na pong nakapag-stay sa macau masters hotel? ano pong masasabi nyo mga sis sa hotel na to?

kasi pinagpipilian po namin yong macau masters & holiday inn. pagdating sa rate kahit papano makakamura kami sa macau masters. pero pag tinitingnan ko naman location sa map mas ok yong holiday inn. kahilera nya lang yong ibang mga hotel & casino.

penge naman pong advice kung alin mas prefer nyo para makapagdecide na kami. ;D
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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2008, 12:50:40 PM »
starchaser18:  there are little hubs for shopping in macau.  go to where the locals go.  my favorite is the red market.   and if you have time, you can get a visa to china and just cross the border. isa pang shopping haven yun.   ;)

i read sa HK thread na strict daw kumuha ng visa sa china, so better get it while sa ph ka.  i don't really know about it, nabasa ko lang :)

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2008, 01:22:32 PM »
about shopping in macau, it is nothing pa din compared to HK shopping.  it's either hindi ka gagastos kasi wala masyado nabibili, or mapapagastos ka ng todo since wala masyado stores, mapapabili ka sa high end boutiques like lv, chanel, etc etc (unlike in HK, madaming choices).

what i like about macau is relaxed sya compared to HK, hindi masikip and not as fast-paced as HK. also, everything else is cheaper.  food and water is sobrang mura compared to HK, taxi fares are very affordable (kaya hindi din nakakapagod. even if you're going to a hotel for example na blocks away lang, hindi sayang mag-cab kasi mura lang).   

rocky, when i went to macau last april we didn't go to HK anymore.  last january naman, we did HK in one day lang via the turbojet ferry.  nakakapagod din kasi mag HK ng balikan kaya we opted to just relax in macau the last time i went there.   =)
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« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2008, 03:02:32 PM »
wow sis FabFabFab=), naenjoy mo pala talaga ang macau.

kaya po naitanong ko kung nag-hong kong kayo kasi po di pa ko nakakagawa ng IT para sa macau-hk namin. ang pinakaprob ko kasi sa hk di ko pa po alam kung gano kalalayo ng mga pupuntahan namin. yong travel time from one place to another. kaya po di ko masimulan.

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Re: where to stay in macau?
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2008, 12:46:24 AM »
Question lang po about The Venetian. What if hindi kami magcheck in dun, pwede ba kami pumasok para lang puntahan yung mga gondolas? And how far is this from the ferry from HK and from Senado Square? May one hour kaya aabutin pagtaxi ride?

And yung The Wynn ba close siya sa mga tourist spots like let's say sa Senado Square? Sa Senado Square ba nandun na halos yung mapupuntahan mo and malapit na ba yung ibang mga tourist spots dun?

Thanks a lot!  :)

 

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