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In March 2018, the Cen­sus Eco­nomic In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre (CEIC) recorded 115 ho­tels in Ma­cau with some 38,600 rooms – and more are be­ing built. Th­ese range from five-star mas­ter­pieces right down to those for the more bud­get con­scious, so find­ing one to fit your re­quire­ments is not hard. While most ho­tels in Ma­cau are at­tached to a casino, plenty also of­fer fam­ily at­trac­tions in­clud­ing play­grounds and kids’ clubs. Here are two that dish stayed at.

1 HO­TEL OKURA MA­CAU Part of the Ja­panese Okura Ho­tel chain, Ho­tel Okura Ma­cau epit­o­mises the ‘har­mo­nious com­bi­na­tion of func­tion­al­ity and com­fort’ that its par­ent brand aims to achieve. With

429 rooms and 59 suites, it’s con­sid­ered on the smaller side by Ma­cau’s ho­tel stan­dards, which is re­fresh­ing if that’s more your thing. Nev­er­the­less, its lo­ca­tion within the Gal­axy Ma­cau mega-com­plex means restau­rants, ho­tels, casi­nos, food halls, spas and shops are all on your doorstep. A stay at the Okura there­fore af­fords ac­cess to the Gal­axy’s fab­u­lous Grand Re­sort Deck with its 575m-long Syk­top River Ride and Sky­top Wave Pool (both the world’s largest). There is also Kidz Is­land aquatic play area and the Sky­top Wa­ter­slide, mak­ing it a great ho­tel choice for fam­i­lies. Recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties in­clude an in­door swim­ming pool and gym – an ex­tra en­tice­ment to the lat­ter is that a run on the tread­mill is re­warded by panoramic views across the river to main­land China. hoteloku­ra­macau.com

2 THE LEG­END PALACE HO­TEL This re­cently opened ho­tel is five-star: lux­u­ri­ous and grand. Sit­u­ated at the Fish­er­man’s Wharf com­plex, it’s a two-minute walk from the ferry ter­mi­nal. Rooms have their own bal­cony with views over the city – the casi­nos’ pre­pon­der­ance for mas­sive ex­te­rior sig­nage in flash­ing neon makes the city’s night views spec­tac­u­lar. Ex­pect all the mod cons along with high thread count li­nen, plush car­pet, heavy drapes, soft bathrobes and sump­tu­ous bath­rooms. In­dulge in a foot mas­sage at the Senses Heal th Club for a glo­ri­ous way to wind down af­ter shop­ping. leg­end­palace.com.mo

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