March 25, 2009
A wonderful experience
Hotel room is great....
Lounge is magnificent...
Hotel staff very friendly.. though they always speak in Chinese first before they will speak in English.
The hotel room we had was nice... even if it faced the river at the back of the hotel. The hotel lobby was so elegantly decorated it worth every picture we had with my wife.
The breakfast buffet was okay except we noticed that there was not even fried rice for us Filipinos who loved to eat rice.
The restaurant at the second floor (Chinese Restaurant) was not so guest friendly that we had a hard time explaining to the waitress what we wanted to eat...
Hope they will have a menu with pictures in it for us who do not speak Chinese...
Though we had not experienced the spa, and the pool, i think it would be great to future guests to try it... it looks fine to me..
Overall it was a great stay.. and hope to repeat it soon.
Try the basement...and casino...
Families with older children
March 22, 2009
grand waldo review
the room, the comfort, the friendliness of the staff, the spa, near the international airport.
Research and review many hotels and in the end, the organizer decided on Grand Waldo for its 5 stars comfort and its 4 starts price.
It was a good choice for the family-oriented accommodation, where the casino is situated in the next building. There’s also a family-oriented spa where one can check-in the whole family for up-till 12-hours. Within the spa, lunch and dinner will be provided. For additional services, e.g. body massage, foot massage, hand massage, shoulder massage, facial, etc, all required additional price.
The entrance fee for the spa for an adult is around MOP188.
Body massage is around MOP120
Foot massage is around MOP78
I would recommend the Chinese style body massage. This is something that you can never find it elsewhere.
On the other hand, from the perspective of the organizer, it really takes a bit more effort to plan the route against the place of interests to visit, for the transportation via taxi through and fro can be quite costly. For example, a single trip to Senado Square would probably cost around MOP60. Once you return to the hotel, you lost all motivation to go out again (cos of the distance).
Of course, you can always take the free shuttle bus service provided by the hotel to the ferry terminal, where you can take the taxi from the ferry terminal to Senado Square at around MOP20. That is only if you have the time to wait for the 30min frequency shuttle bus.
Grand Waldo is very close to the Int Airport and Venetian.
The trip is Macau is never complete without visiting the Casino. Due to the locality of the hotel, the only nearby hotel would probably be the Casino within Grand Waldo (or Venetian). The casino in Grand Waldo is not very impressive; very limited tables, no smoking and non-smoking areas.
Families with older children
March 21, 2009
Family stay at Grand Waldo
Great pool with life guard on duty.Close to airport.Satff courteous.
No Wifi but understand it's coming soon. Pay for internet in the business centre and can use time up in multiple sessions. Most hotels we stayed at had to use in 1 session. Rooms don't really take 3 - fairly cramped for 4 nights. Got 2 beds and a fold away.Terrible smell permanently at lifts.Shop reasonably priced for drinks and nibbles compared to other hotels.
Catch shuttle to ferry terminal then other shuttles/ cab to hotels or areas you wish to visit. Wynns good for kids to see the fountain and dragon. Some do not let under 18's on bus so check.Cable car good value also.
March 20, 2009
Decent hotel, far from action
This hotel is clean, the rooms are decently sized and the pricing is great. There is a huge family spa and free shuttle buses to both the airport and the ferry terminals. However, the location is pretty horrible, currently out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by huge construction sites. I'd recommend for those looking for a local 5 star experience (English isn't that great) for extremely competitive prices. Taxi to anywhere is going to costs at least 40-50 hkd.
United States of America,
March 14, 2009
Excellent Hotel Stay and Facilities
Easy to navigate.
Nice and cozy casino.
Grand Waldo Spa - excellent.
Room was newly renovated.
Hotel shuttle convenient.
For the price paid, this hotel was an excellent value. The room was perfect, the hotel was extremely clean, the casino staff were friendly, the hotel shuttle was fast and on time, and the hotel spa was an excellent value. For the price paid, received a free breakfast for two as well as free admission to the spa. The spa use was good for up to 12 hours. The breakfast coupons could also be used for lunch or dinner by paying the difference. The hotel room was very clean and included a full bathtub as well as a standing shower. The room also had a large plasma screen tv. I only stayed in the superior room so I am now curious to see what the upper level floor rooms are like. I am sure that staying on the executive floors must be excellent - especially with access to the lounge up there.
If you want to visit the Venetian it is best to take a taxi from the front of the hotel. Just wait at the hotel queue. The Venetian looks close but a walk takes about 10-15 minutes - it can be far.
March 13, 2009
Nice hotel, but a little quiet
Luxury room, pool, great buffet 3 times a day, spa in hotel, monkey bar with pole dancers, near Venetian
I took a 2 day trip to with my girlfriend to Macau in March 2008 from HK, and were exited because 5 star hotel for that price. It's a quite big complex with lots of services if you want to relax, but you cannot go walking anywhere (a large construction site blocks everything). Although hotels free shuttle bus goes to Macau ferry terminal 20mins interval that is next to fisherman's wharf theme park. There you can take a cab to the old town. Taxis are cheap and there was always one or two in front of the hotel. Venetian shopping center is a must place to check out. We took a superior room with spa promotion. Room was spacious and luxurious, 2 showers, bathtub and a king bed. View from the room was not so great, artificial wetland. Spa was OK but we were little disappointed because there were no common swimming/jacuzzi areas and didn't want to be separated. We then decided only take a massages. Dinner buffet was great, we saved our breakfast coupons and paid little extra for that. 30 meters of food tables and free beer!
Huge Venetian shopping center(+casino), Venice style canals, gondoliers, fake buildings and artificial sky.
March 12, 2009
A Fine Hotel Worth to Stay
Close distance to VENETIAN, famous SPA in the city
Prompt and good service of Staff, good hospitality, there are good restaurants, the room is clean.
The VENETIAN is worth to visit
March 9, 2009
BETTER THAN LAST TIME
With additional charges, breakfast coupon can be used during lunch or dinner (its a good offer). Taxis are much more than my last stay. Spa is a must
This is my second stay. Room looks same, but the amenities are lesser. They have withdraw weight scale machine and alarm clock. There is a small shop at the lobby, that sell dairy needs are very useful and the price is right. Breakfast is better, but the facility are more quiet. The casiono seem lost it charm. Hotel also more calm, good place to stay, but no no if a lot of china tourist (they are too noisy)
Go to venetian for shopping and fun. It close and take a walk.
March 8, 2009
Grand Waldo Hotel stay on 4-8 Mar 09
The hotel staff there provides excellent service. They are very helpful & patient with our enquires.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay in Grand Waldo Hotel. We are very satisified with the hotel staff's services as they helped us a lot.
However, just to comment to the few areas:
- Water spa: The entrance fees to the water spa was abit too expensive. It cost HK188 just for the entrance fees.
- Bus frequency: The hotel's bus frequency was too little as compared to other hotel. Sometimes, we need to take a cab back instead of waiting for another half an hour for the hotel bus.
We managed to find a long strech of resturants & local product stalls just withing a 10 mins walk from the hotel. The resturant streches in between The Vienetian Hotel & Grang Waldo Hotel.
March 6, 2009
Grand Waldo hotel is a clean/new hotel
however, its location is far away from downtown, but, near Vinentien Casino.
Its economic hotel rate is much better than expensive Vinentien hotel.