September 27, 2009
A night stay in Grand Waldo, Cotai
Generally quiet and peaceful as the activities blocks are separated from the accommodation block.
The hotel is a cheaper alternative if you do not want to stay in Venetian Macau but yet wants to visit the place. The hotel service staff are generally patience and friendly, however the hotel security is not quite tight especially in the night. Though the hotel rooms are clean, but the cigarret smell lingers in the airconditioning system. For my colleagues who are sensitive to the smell, they did not have a good night sleep. Suggest they increase non smoking floors.
September 22, 2009
- close to airport
- close to Venetian Hotel & Casino
- big nice rooms
- great buffet
Great hotel if you are coming in via plane or want to be close to the Venetian for the experience, but with a smaller price tag.
Pretty far away from Maccau historical downtown and sight seeing areas (about 20mins via Taxi) and area around the hotel is still heavily under development.
Besides that the room was very spacious and comfortable. Morning buffet was great and plentiful. Can definitely recommend.
United States of America,
September 20, 2009
Grand Waldo Macau
Got room upgrade, clean & nice sized room, GREAT room price, convenience store in lobby, friendly & helpful staff, quite room
very convenient location at a great price compared to other hotels in the area. Nice room that did the trick after a busy night out & about in Macau!
Venetian, City of Dreams...right around the corner!
United States of America,
September 20, 2009
Did not make it to the hotel afterall.
Flight delayed and we missed our first night at the hotel. The remaining nights were cancelled.
September 19, 2009
Fair Price for a Fair Hotel
Lobby is relatively clean & spacious
Basically the hotel is only good because it's relatively inexpensive on a friday nite; if you are only looking for a clean place to stay for one night, then okay. Otherwise, it's really not up to the standard of a modern day five-star hotel. Overall very old fashioned PRC type of hotel. Also, the staff at the check-in are not particularly friendly, though the staff at the concierge are fine & helpful. The lunch is okay, given that you only need to add $33 to it if you miss the breakfast. Fair deal.
There's a "goonya" street nearby (5min cab), which is like a small town setting, with good food.
Families with older children
September 8, 2009
VERY NICE HOTEL IN MACAU
Great room reasonable prices. The best chinese restaurant with BBQ roast pork.
This is a very big hotel. The room is very comfortable. It is very close to Venetian macau. Very good hotel for family. The chinese restaurant inside the hotel is something any guests shoudn't miss. I enjoyed my stay very much and will come back anytime I visit Macau.
September 6, 2009
Not 5 star stadard - need improvement
Quiet location, good for relaxing holidays.
The hotel is situated too isolated from anywhere, but for people who wants quiet holidays, it's a good place. When I originally made the booking, the agoda page didn't show that it is a twin bed room, it only indicated that it was a standard room. When I checked in, I wanted to change to a single big bed, but it was all booked out. Although I was changed to a harbor view room, but again that was a twin bed room. That was my first dissapointment, who would want to stay in a twin bed if you are travelling alone, especially in a 5 star hotel.
When I first went in the room, it was very cold, the air condition was turned down to minimum with fan turned on full.
The towels look old and the carpet has a stain and fringes extented out.
The gown seem to be very old as well.
It is strange that they give you only minimum facial tissues instead of a full box. It's a refillable box, just fill it up till it looks a bit full.
On the last day, I didn't feel well so I extended my checkout, but I was charged the full day price of what I originally paid for from Agoda.
I don't think I will be coming back again unless there's an improvement.
You can buy cheap drinking water and food from the shop on the Ground level, don't buy from the restaurant, very expansive.
August 31, 2009
A Pleasant Stay at the Grand Waldo
The rooms are nicely furnished and clean. The staff, especially, the concierge are very helpful.
The hotel rooms look nice and clean and it is fully equipped with everything we need. It's too bad that we could not get the rooms with the connecting door even though we had stated on our special request since we booked the hotel. Most of the staff are friendly and helpful. All the facilities are great. My husband and my father in law enjoyed the casino so much. The location is closed to the Venetian and the airport and it is convenient and cost saving to use the hotel shuttle bus to/from the Macau Ferry Terminal. The Cons are:
- The quality of the food both breakfast and dinner buffet are not quite good. It's not the quality of food of the 5-star hotel.
- The shuttle bus to Macau Ferry Terminal should start earlier, let say, at 8.00 a.m. onwards.
- Some of the staff should improve their English language skill and hospitality.
It is convenient and cost saving to use the hotel shuttle bus to the Macau Ferry Terminal as from there you can conveniently take the Turbo Jet to Hong Kong or go to some other tourist attractions in Macau City, for example, the Macau Fisherman's Whalf, Senado Square, Grand Lisboa, etc.
The hotel is also quite close to the Venetian and the City of Dream. From the airport, you can take the Venetian Shuttle bus to the Venetian, leave your luggage at the main lobby and take your time at the Venetian and maybe walk across the street to the City of Dream, the new entertainment complex.
August 31, 2009
Unforgettable Macau on our 20th Wedding Anniversar
We enjoyed our stay at Grand Waldo Hotel. The hotel is very near the airport, very clean, the staff at the front desk speaks English well so its easy to communicate. Room service is also fast and efficient.
Our stay at Grand Waldo Hotel overall is a wonderful experience. Both me and my husband was satisfied with the hotel room, its clean and the view from our window facing the harbor was very relaxing. Their staff was courtous and since they can speak English well, they are helpful in giving us directions in everywhere that we want to go. Breakfast buffet though is not good, they serve almost the same type of food everyday. We also enjoyed their swimming pool and gym. We will definitely come back and stay at Grand Waldo Hotel when there's a chance.
August 30, 2009
The other less expensive choice to the venetian
Affordable, and nice, it has a casino, and lots of resto
We stayed in venetian hotel on our first night and moved to Grand Waldo hotel on the 2nd night. It is just accross the venetian, making it very accesible. The price is half compared to the venetian, with complete 5 star amenities. I enjoyed my stay there though i lost a lot of money in the casino
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