The Venetian has always been the dream hotel in my eyes.
Since I’ve been intrigued by Italian-inspired design even as a kid, I found this hotel to be magical. Getting the chance to stay here was even better.
Because I haven’t gone to Macau during the summer time, my Mom and I thought it would be a great idea to try. And since we didn’t want to go to our usual hotel at Old Town, we decided to book a room at the Venetian during our entire vacation.
I’ve written here a detailed guide post for you on what to expect while you’re at the Venetian and why I believe even a night here would be worth the pay!
You’ll feel like you’re in mini-Venice while seeing tons of Asians.
It’s true though! I haven’t been to Venice yet but from the photos I’ve seen and from what I’ve heard, the entire complex would be a great alternative if you’re looking for a wonderful place to stay at while in Macau.
More than ever, they try their best to keep everything close to Venezia and it’s also the reason why the Venetian is probably the most popular hotel in the city. This is also probably the only place I know where people make it a must to go to while they’re visiting. If you’re curious, the group who put this up also built an alternative for Paris: The Parisian. Both of these are larger than their Las Vegas counterparts.
Prepare to get lost. A lot.
I’ve been here too many times and still got lost! The entire complex is HUGE and it was only when I stayed here that I truly experienced what happens all around its four different lanes. Then maybe things didn’t seem so huge afterwards anymore.
Oh, and The Venetian is also connected to a chain of other hotels in the Cotai Strip. From here, you can go to Sands, Four Seasons, and just recently, The Parisian.
What about Checking In?
Okay, here’s the tricky part. You have to go to the main entrance for the check in and then pass the casino before heading up to your room. From there, you’ll have to walk a long hallway in search for your number. Got that? Okay. Haha.
From the airport, you can ride the bus which will take you directly to all the hotels in the Cotai Strip, including the Venetian. Afterwards, the buses will drop you off at the main lobby where you’ll have to wait in line for check in.
The regular room — I only have photos of it from Snapchat — is crazy big. I mean it. For a regular rate, it’s like you’ve entered the suite in any other hotel. Ours had the view of the Galaxy Hotel and kind of overlooked the entire strip as well.
You’ll have two double beds, a TV set, tiny kitchen, and a big bathroom for starters. When you have to check out, simply find your way back to the main lobby through the chain of designer brands.
You’ll also have your daily dose of entertainment.
What I love about the Venetian is how court jesters, musicians, singers, and dancers roam the streets then set up shop. After their performance, you won’t have to wait more than an hour for another set of performers to take the stage.
Staying there is amusing to say the least, especially when the performers love interacting with the people!
Aside from performers, you’ll also have an array of designer brands to shop at, the best restaurants in Macau, and most especially — the egg tarts!!! Personally, I love shopping here since the best items tend to find their way in this part of the city instead of Old Town.
Over to you:
What do you think of The Venetian?
You may book a room at The Venetian through their official website or at Agoda for a discounted offer.
As always, all opinions and photos are mine.