Best hotels and hostels in Macau

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Cotai

    MGM Cotai

    MGM Cotai has 1400 impeccable rooms, including duplex sky-lofts and studios, all in a light and refreshing palette. There's also a gym with panoramic views, and a chic and soothing spa. But the star here is the four-storey atrium just past the reception lobby. Booking seven or more days in advance will get you a 15% discount on room prices.

  • Lodging in Cotai

    Banyan Tree

    Though no less extravagant, Banyan Tree is one of the more understated of hotels at Galaxy Macau. It recreates tropical-style luxury with 10 villas that come with private gardens and swimming pools, and suites with huge baths set by the window. If you need more pampering, there’s a spa with state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Cotai

    St Regis

    An excellent hotel belonging to Sands Macau, award-winning St Regis is all about meticulous, at-your-beck-and-call service and unobtrusive refinement. Many of the 400 well-appointed rooms have urban views as Sands is smack in the middle of Cotai. Check out its package deals that include cooking classes for the whole family and guided photo tours.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Macau Peninsula

    Mandarin Oriental

    A great high-end option, the Mandarin has everything associated with the brand: elegance, superlative service, comfortable rooms and excellent facilities. Though relatively small, it’s a refreshing contrast to the glitzier casino hotels.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Cotai

    Morpheus

    Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, Morpheus, with 770 spacious rooms, is the flagship luxury hotel of the City of Dreams. The exoskeleton of the building has strong lines that are visible from the interior, where generous stretches of white let them speak for themselves, as in a museum. It's definitely a hotel for design freaks.

  • Lodging in Coloane

    Grand Coloane Resort

    The former Westin Resort on Coloane's southeastern tip is now the Grand Coloane Resort. It has the same 1980s feel and is showing its age, but nonetheless provides a welcome getaway from downtown Macau. All 200 rooms are clean and spacious, with private terraces. There is also a gym, swimming pool, an 18-hole golf course and a playground with bouncy castle.

  • Lodging in Macau Peninsula

    Love Lane Seven Inn

    Occupying several floors behind a pink-and-green facade are seven rooms with stained-glass windows: a large family one with two double beds; four standard rooms with private showers; and two small rooms with communal showers. Historical relics are dispersed throughout the building, including a century-old herbal cabinet and auspicious stone engravings. Breakfast is included in the rates.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Macau Peninsula

    5Footway Inn

    Converted from a love motel, 5Footway Inn has 24 small clean rooms, vibrant paintings in communal areas and excellent English-speaking staff. Breakfast isn't offered, but there's free tea and coffee on tap. It's opposite the Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, which means you can take its free shuttle buses to and from the ferry terminal. The rate for a double drops to MOP$500 on off-season weekdays.

  • Lodging in Taipa

    Altira Macau

    A rare luxury option in Taipa, Altira will suit those wanting to splurge outside the gaming hub of Cotai. It has a heated infinity pool, a spa, restaurants and a casino, discreetly tucked away. Rooms are top-notch with rather formal aesthetics. The waterfront rooms enjoy views of Macau Peninsula and the bridge – impressive at night when the lights come on.

  • Lodging in Cotai

    Okura

    In the Galaxy Macau, this Japanese hotel offers attentive service and subdued luxury for a price that tends to be among the area's most reasonable. Rooms are large and bathrooms are even larger, complete with heated Japanese toilet seats and free-standing tubs with televisions.

  • Lodging in Cotai

    Grand Hyatt

    One of the more low-key and tasteful casino hotels on the Cotai Strip, the Grand Hyatt is part of the City of Dreams complex. The massive rooms come with glass-and-marble showers, bath tubs and a full battery of technology. Service is excellent.

  • Lodging in Macau Peninsula

    Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16

    This reasonably priced luxury hotel offers some atmospheric views of the sleepy Inner Harbour and the Ruins of the Church of St Paul on the other side. The rooms are large, with contemporary decor and plush, inviting beds.

  • Lodging in Macau Peninsula

    Caravel

    Boutiquish hotel situated in the winding lanes opposite the Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, which gives you use of its free shuttle buses to and from the ferry terminal. Rooms are smart and decorated with vivid palettes and wall-sized photos. Beds are excellent. But less-than-perfect bathtub design means possible issues with drainage. The standard of housekeeping is also mediocre.

  • Lodging in Cotai

    Pousada de Infante Marina

    If you want to stay in Cotai without the casino-hotel prices, this rather standard brick hotel is a good bet. It's nothing fancy, but it's a quick walk to the casinos and entertainment, and there's even a swimming pool. Rooms facing the Galaxy have surreal views, especially at night.

  • Lodging in Macau Peninsula

    Hotel Sintra

    Spotless rooms and professional staff make this centrally located three-star hotel a great-value option. Our only complaints are the slow-moving lift and the massive LED screen of the Grand Emperor Hotel nearby, which is visible from some rooms. Discounts of up to 50% midweek.

  • Lodging in Macau Peninsula

    Rocks Hotel

    All rooms at this elegant faux Victorian-style boutique hotel have a balcony – most with a view of the bay. Unlike most hotels of this price in Macau, the Rocks doesn’t have a casino attached. It's also located in a relatively quiet area.

  • Lodging in Macau Peninsula

    Ole London Hotel

    A stone's throw from the Inner Harbour, this place has smart, clean rooms. They are small, but given its location and rates you can’t really complain.

  • Lodging in Coloane

    Pousada de Juventude de Cheoc Van

    This government-run, beachside hostel is excellent value, but conditions apply. You'll need to be between 15 and 45 years of age, book at least eight days in advance and own an International Youth Card, International Youth Hostel Card or similarly affiliated organisation. Don't expect much of a social vibe – most of the guests here are local or Chinese school groups.

  • Lodging in Taipa

    Inn Hotel

    Formerly Hotel Taipa, this a good-value option that's a 10-minute saunter from Taipa Village. It has a swimming pool, and 300 rooms that are small, but clean and renovated not long ago after the acquisition. The free breakfast is slightly boring but great options abound in Taipa Village. You can ask the helpful staff for recommendations.

  • Lodging in Coloane

    Pousada de Juventude de Hác Sá

    The institutional-feeling government-run hostel is 400m uphill from the beach on Rua de Hác Sá Long Chao Kok. Dorms and shared bathrooms are clean. You'll need to be between 15 and 45 years of age, book at least eight days in advance and own an International Youth Card, International Youth Hostel Card or the like.