Travel: Four Seasons Hotel Macau, Cotai Strip

My sister and I had the privilege of staying at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Macau located at the heart of the Cotai Strip, a short 10 minute drive away from the Macau International Airport, during our recent trip there. Majestic and elegant, the Four Seasons property with its 360 rooms holds its own with its European grandeur and classiness, even though it may seem considerably petite compared to the more gargantuan properties such as The Venetian and Galaxy down the road.

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Photo is courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Macau

Our flight arrived in Macau at 10am and even though the official check in was at 2pm, the staff were flexible enough to allow us to check in first as our rooms were ready. We were also given a free upgrade from the Superior to the Deluxe room- which was more than spacious for us both. I loved the full length mirror along the walkway which was conveniently located for us girls to do our last minute vanity checks before leaving the room.

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Our huge room was partitioned into 3 ways- the seating area, the sleeping area and the bathroom with its walk in wardrobe. There was 1 1/2 toilets which meant that when nature called, we did not have to wait for each other to answer that call while the two 42-inch plasma screen TVs equipped with cable provided entertainment on lazy nights when we just wanted to stay in and enjoy our hotel room.

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But the BEST part which I really want to share with everyone were the amazing comfy BEDS that were out-of-the-world with its layers of sumptuous linens that was simply heavenly to sleep on. Sleeping on these beauties were just pure luxury, it was too difficult to pull ourselves up in the mornings and leave the hotel to explore the island each day.

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Our main bathroom with its rain shower, soaking tub and marbled settings makes you feel like royalty every step of the way. If making their guests feel pampered is a Four Seasons mantra, then they definitely achieved it with flying colours.

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Dont even bother bringing your own toiletries because L’Occitane en Provence soaps and gels are provided for your pleasure and use. And you are guaranteed to smell so good after each time you use it. I became a convert of L’Occitane products that day.

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And yes the double sink vanity design allows both individuals to get ready at the same time, which only means more time to sleep in those gorgeous beds! My sister and I definitely dilly-dallied quite a bit while getting ready in a bid to enjoy every part of our Four Seasons experience.

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Getting around:
The Four Seasons provides a regular free shuttle bus service to the City of Dreams which acts as a bus terminal where you can hop on the next FREE shuttle bus to either Macau Peninsular or to Taipa Village or even to another hotel if you wish to check out the casinos in neighbouring property. Alternatively taxis are extremely convenient to get and are not very expensive.

Why this hotel:
In all honesty, I was torn between booking The Venetian or The Four Seasons for my trip and I am so glad I chose the latter. While The Venetian came highly recommended from everyone, The Four Seasons was actually much underrated in my honest opinion. The property is not too big so there isnt crowds of people everywhere. And even at full capacity, there was still a lot personal space when walking around. It is also very conveniently linked to The Shoppes at Four Seasons which houses all your international luxury brands as well as The Grand Canal Shoppes of The Venetian Macao which I did not quite like because it felt too big and impersonal.

Service:
Honestly, just plain flawless and faultless. Every single staff member I encountered, from the check in counters to the concierge to the wait staff at breakfast and even those I met in the lifts, was nothing short of courteous, sincere and very personable. The staff here are genuinely interested in making your stay here memorable and my only complaint is that, they have set the bar of service so high, it would be difficult to find another hotel to match that standard.

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This writer stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel Macau as a paying guest & was not paid to write this review.

For a review of their in-house two Michelin starred Cantonese restaurant- Zi Yat Heen, click HERE!

Do check out their website for promotional packages and special rates.

For food in Macau, check out my list of 10 Places To Eat in Macau.

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