Serendipity at Metropark Hotel, Macau 4****
|My hotel and its 4-star goodness. Comes with a fitness center and swimming pool!|
I recently got back from my second time in Macau, and this was really the only time I got to fully explore the city. The first time I went there was just for a side trip from HK. This time around it was completely the other way around. I flew in and out of Macau and had an overnight stay in HK.
This trip is also one of the most memorable ones I've had because of a first: booking hotels room at literally the last minute. I booked a 4-star hotel for the last night a few days in advance and booked the same hotel for the night before that on the day itself (confusing, I know) but unfortunately I got a higher rate (same as the hotel rack rate) for the same day booking. Ouch.
But it was totally worth it. I remembered why I haven't been back to Macau since the first time. It's because there are no hostels in Macau, just hotels and it would be a waste to have a hotel room all to myself. So this time around, sharing a room with my best friend made it totally worth it (even more value for money if there were more of us). Naturally while searching online I gravitated toward the cheapest hotels, but for some reason 2 and 3-star hotels were charging the same if not a higher price than the price of this 4-star hotel. How irrational right? And that's how I ended up here at Metropark Hotel Macau, part of a huge chain hotel that's all across China. I can't help but think it was really meant to be as I LOVED my stay here and I would stay here again if I'm still on a budget the next time I'm in Macau (For just USD 30 more per night I could have stayed at Sheraton and I really wanna try Banyan Tree too, lol).
Did I mention I got upgraded to a Family Suite? I got really lucky. :) I wish just they had included the breakfast in the room rate though, I mean it's just MOP 50 (USD 7) for one. Despite having reservations about booking a more expensive hotel for my usual budget, I proceeded with placing the reservations. (See what I did there?) Sometimes, you just need to live it up a little and enjoy it (especially when you don't have much of a choice but to do). :)
|The huge comfortable bed. Sadly, I was not as comfortable with the view in this room|
|The living are for when you have company over ;)|
|You can see the distant Sands hotel somehow. The master control system near the phone can play classy hotel lounge/elevator music. Imagine coming home to that! I loved it :)|
|Bottled water I took for FREE from different casinos in Macau, because I'm resourceful like that|
|One of the things that pleased me upon arriving in the room. A stuffed animal and a fresh flower. They even left ANOTHER one on the second night, a white one! Thank you housekeeping, you're the sweetest :)|
|Displaying the sleek new luggage I bought at a great price from HK, which was the highlight of my trip there|
|The bathroom with complete amenities and a really low bathtub for some reason|
|View from their indoor pool|
|The view from the revolving restaurant on the top floor, 41st if I'm correct|
|How all nights views should be. This made me want to live in a penthouse.|