Sands Macao Deluxe Suite - The MacauTripping Review 2016
A Bed In A Box of Baccarat
I stick my key in the slot and open the door as a housekeeper walks past my room towards the elevator bank.
The door closes behind me, rendering the room near total darkness. While fumbling for a light switch, someone in the hallway (the housekeeper?) starts screaming someones name down the corridor at the top of their lungs.
I flicked every one of the 5 or so light switches by the door on and off and only the bathroom light went on. I then tried different combinations of switches... still darkness.
Walk into the bedroom, searching the walls for more light switches along the way... nothing. I get out my phone and turn on the flash light and start poking around the room for light switches. Eventually, I found the switch that turned on all the lights in the room - one of four switches screwed to the front of a nightstand in the bedroom. I want to meet the guy who thought this was a good idea.
Now, with the lights on, here's the entrance. The suite is divided into three chunks... the bathroom (not pictured to the right), the bedroom, the living room. To the left is some artwork, a giant closet is built into the wall adjacent to the bathroom on the right. We'll discuss the bathroom and closet later. For now, lets mosey back into the bathroom.
The bedroom features a king size mattress, foot bench, two nightstands, a desk/vanity (right) and a view of the living room. That is the nightstand that contains the master light switch right there.
The nightstand features an astonishing array of light switches, an iHome phone dock/clock thingy, a phone and a note pad.
The pillow top mattress featured six pillows, two decorative and four gigantic sleeping pillows. The mattress, linens and bed covers were all spotless and incredibly comfortable, leading to an amazing night's sleep.
Right next to the bed is a small, unusable desk. Perhaps this is more meant to be a vanity, but the lack of a lit make up mirror makes me and purposeful presence of a network device/plugs argues the case for a desk. Then again, there is that teeny tiny stool. Whether a desk or a vanity, neither decision is clearly made. A vanity should have a make up mirror and perhaps a small assortment of toiletries for use. A desk should have more plugs, USB charge points and stationary. Neither is here.
What is here is a sad collection of bric-a-brac and the resort guide, housed on pointless shelving. Maybe it is a desk?
Alternate view of the bedroom, with vanity/desk in full view. Note the coffered ceiling with wood tiles and hidden HVAC vents. This room was frosty with air conditioning, the perfect elixir for 85°ree;F temperatures with 95% humidity.
The alternate nightstand features a hotel promo, a lightswitch mounted to the front and a Sands Macao ashtray with a card inside that says that Sands Macao is a non-smoking hotel. I stole an exact replica of this ashtray from the Venetian Macao in 2007. This ashtray, I didn't steal.