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Crown Macau : The MacauTripping Review 2008

The Crown of Macau (Part 3) : Photo and Video Review of the Suites at Crown Macau

Crown Macau Taipa Review -  Couch


Aside from the complimentary basket of fruit that arrived shortly after I, the living area features plush L-shape couch facing both the flat-panel TV, peninsula view, in cable-length proximity to the electronics control panel (the flap behind the laptop). Lots of people like to surf the internet while watching TV (my wife) or would rather send emails while reclined on the couch... having the cable jacks close to the couch is excellent. Unfortunately, there are no master lighting control panels near the couch or bed - my largest complaint about Crown Macau's rooms. When the time comes to hit the sack, you've got to hunt all over the place to locate all of the switches for 30 lighting options.

Crown Macau Taipa Review -  Desk

The Desk

One of the most striking features of the desk is its shape. It's sloping angle provides ample elbow room at the sitting end, while disappearing itself at the end. The teeny weeny end is still large enough for a pile of cellular phones, cocktail glasses or a hand bag while hiding itself from dented hips and stubbed toes. On the desk is a Cisco IP phone, halogen desk lamp, ashtray, tissue box, hotel services menu, notepad and a vase stocked with fresh, real, flowers. As previously mentioned, the cut out flap in the wall behind the phone contains an astounding array of plugs and inputs. So where's the fax machine? It's located at the end of the Cisco phone line as part of the six star service. Fax machines/printers in hotel rooms are possibly the most unsightly, useless addition ever (particularly if you use Windows and don't have the 'drivers' required.) Welcome to the 21st century - people don't use fax machines anymore.

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I have a hard time digesting the idea that there is no turn-down service.

Even the Hard Rock (istan) in Vegas has turn down service, and we know what a crap hole that place is.

It is the strength of word of mouth saying "this place hip, fun and sexy" - sorry they are never going to say that about Crown. You seem to be blinded by the 6 stars. It is honestly one of if not the most boring casino in Macau. The place is getting emptier each time I go there.
The hotel may be beautiful but thats not what Asians want. All they want is a cup of tea and when they are tired a quick sleep at the side of the table. You will notice most high roller rooms have massage chairs for them to sleep and their rooms are just somewhere to put their bags.

@alby22 - you're correct in a lot of your critiques of crown macau. the casino was -desolate- when i was there, and, yes it would take more than just word of mouth to change the image of the place... it would take adding a fun factor to the joint (which it doesn't have). perhaps i should've framed the conclusion differently. if crown is to compete in the 'new' macau, the one which is hoping to be an entertainment destination in addition to a gamblin' joint, then crown needs to get their entertainment, fun, sex, good times thing together. baccarat is baccarat, there is little difference whether or not they play it at casino jai alai or grand lisboa.

I had the luxury of spending 16 hours exploring Macau with several friends back in October, shortly after the Venetian opening. Not knowing much about the Macau scene, but being avid AC and Vegas gamblers, we spend most of our time walking around Cotai and Macau in and out of casinos and soaking in the area.

Crown was our first stop. While we did not stay overnight in Macau/Crown and thus cannot speak on the rooms or service, we all agreed that while not as flashy and tacky as some of the other casinos (see: Venetian), it was very classy, open, and clean. We visited over a dozen casinos over those 16 hours and of them, Crown was our surprise favorite (Wynn being a close 2nd).

Thanks for the review Chuck, it helps to fill in the gaps of the rest of the Crown outside of the Casino floors and restaurants we visited.

Alby, you seem to contradict yourself in your comment. You say that the Crown is the most boring casino in Macau, and then follow that up with a cmoment that all the Chinese want is a "cup of tea" and a place to sleep when they gamble. Which is it?

In my opinion, Crown does "boring" in an extremely classy way and a nice alternative to the Vegas-inspired Macau casinos. The VIP market, which Crown is aiming at isn't always looking for loud, obnoxious, and hip.

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