The Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel is located on the Cotai Strip, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança with an area of about 980,000 square meters (242 acres). Opened on August 28th, 2008, it is the largest single block style hotel in Asia and the second largest building in the world. It has the function of performance, entertainment, shopping, exhibition, accommodation and large scale gaming.
In Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel there are two main areas—the tourist area and the casino area.
Tourist Area in Venetian Macau
In the tourist area, there are the Venetian styled buildings, canals and plaza. The most amazing thing is that all of these are on the third floor. The Grand Canal Shoppes is also on the third floor and is the largest indoor shopping mall in Macau with an area of 9 hectares (22 acres) and with more than 350 stores. They are all internationally renowned names with clothes, jewelry, accessories and other goods. The famous brands and the duty-free advantage combine to give all the best shopping experience.
|Fancy Roof in the Hotel|
If you don't want to go shopping, touring around the Grand Canal Shoppes area would be the best choice. As in Venice, you are able to relax on a gondola as the pier is near the plaza with the trip taking 15 minutes accompanied by songs from the gondoliers. The San Luca, Marco Polo and Grand Canals are all named after the famous Venetian canals. Beside the canals there is the San Marco Square, which was also named after the Italian plaza.
Apart from shops and gondolas, visitors can enjoy the entertainment when walking around Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel with a piano solo and mummeries on the San Marco Square every hour and the Streetmosphere™ performers (street performers) keeping you entertained along the way. And what's more, the man-made blue sky can produce sunrise and sunset effects under the control of a computer. Having experienced the shops, the activities and performances, you can go downstairs to the first level. Here you can go to the ZAİA Theatre to enjoy the ZAİA Show as presented by the Cirque Du Soleil as a permanent show.
Casino Area in Venetian Macau
The Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel resort is also famous for its casino. It has one of the largest casinos in the world at 5 hectares (13 acres). Located on the first level of the building, the casino is divided into four areas - the Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. There are altogether 850 gaming tables and more than 4,100 slot machines with baccarat, blackjack, roulette and other gambling games. Due to the local laws, youths under 18 years old are prohibited from entering the casino area.
|Grand Canal Shoppes Area|
Tips for dining
There are more than 30 stylish restaurants in the Grand Canal Shoppes. In the casino area, there are also many restaurants with Chinese, Japanese, western food and snacks among which there is the largest restaurant in Asia with more than 1,000 tables—the Café Deco. In the evenings, visitors can relax over a few drinks at the Bellini Lounge and listen to some live music. Dancers, singers and musicians from all over the world perform day and night, with ladies being offered free drinks every Wednesday from 08:00-13:00.
How to get to Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel
Take bus 25B, 26A, 30X, 35, 51A, 72, MT1, or MT3 to Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança.
Free shuttle bus
|Macau Ferry||9:00 - 0:00 (every 5 - 15mins)|
|Border Gate||9:00 - 1:00 (every 5 - 15mins)|
|Taipa Ferry||7:30 - 1:00 (every 5 - 15mins)|
|Macau International Airport||10:00 - 22:30 (every 15 - 20mins)|
|Lotus Port||9:30 - 20:00 (every 15 - 30mins)|
|Ticket Fare of The Gondola Trip||MOP128 (adults); |
MOP98 (kids from 1 - 12 years old);
Free for children less than 1 year old.
|Opening Hours||Grand Canal: 11:00 - 22:00 |
Marco Polo Canal: 11:00 - 19:00
San Luca Canal: 11:00 - 19:00
And then walk west along Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança for 10 minutes to Galaxy Hotel, from where you can take a free bus to Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, which is about 300 meters north to Senado Square.
If there is none, what is the best way to get from the Ferry Terminal to Hotel Sintra (with luggage and stroller)?