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Legend Palace

 

Macau’s Fishermen Wharf
Avenida da Amizade
General Phone: (853) 8801 8801
Reservation Hotline: (853) 8799 6666
www.legendpalace.com.mo/en/home

No. of rooms & suites - 223
Table Games - 46
Slot Machines - 80

(Last updated: January 4th, 2018)

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Fisherman’s Wharf is marketed as “the largest leisure and themed entertainment complex in Macau”, but is a ghost town most of the time, and one of Macau’s most overrated attractions.  Undoubtedly tired of losing money and/or squandering prime real estate, the developers have started converting parts of it into new hotels, with the Harbourview Hotel opening in March 2015 and Legend Palace in February 2017. 

Carrying a five star distinction, the Legend Palace Hotel is a top living option near the Macau Ferry Terminal, which is both good and bad at the same time.  While it’s always great to have a new and affordable hotel in town, it would be a lot more appealing to travellers if it were located somewhere else. 

CASINO


The same company that owns the Legend Palace casino also runs the Babylon and Pharaohs Palace casinos as well.  I only mention this because they’re two of Macau’s best looking casinos, rocking hieroglyphics and flaming suns, Babylonian dragons and Egyptian kings.  Sadly Legend Palace didn’t get the same kind of grand treatment, but it’s still an attractive gaming quarter nonetheless, very clearly laid out with plenty of room for the 28 tables on the main floor.  Minimums are fairly affordable, with Baccarat $500 and other games starting from $200 or $300.  A high limit section in the back adds another 18 tables with $1000 to $3000 lows, and is only accessible if you swipe the free Players card - not even a VIP one - which doesn’t make much sense but is the rule. 

Slots, electronic games, and Live Baccarat consoles are located on the perimeter of the room, with slots starting from 10 cents, Live Gaming Baccarat $20 and Electronic Roulette $30.

GAMES


Fantastic game selection for a casino that only has 46 tables, I wish more casinos in town would follow their lead. 

Baccarat
-  Lows start from $500.

Commission Free Baccarat
- Minimums from $300.

Blackjack - Rules are identical to Babylon and Pharaoh’s Palace, resulting in a house edge of 0.15%.  Minimum bet is $200.

Caribbean Stud Poker - Minimum bet is $200.  Cheap 50-1 payout on a royal flush, while the side bet is only $20.

Fan Tan
- Excellent Fan Tan lows, with Fan, Nim, Kwok, and Nga Tan $200 and Sheh Sam Hong $300.

Roulette - Inside and Outside minimums of $20 and $100, respectively

Sic Bo - Big/Small lows are only $100.

Slots - Slots are 10 and 20 cents, while Live Gaming Baccarat is $20, and Electronic Roulette is $30.

HOTEL

The Legend Palace might not look like much from the outside, but the majority of online reviews are very positive, and I tend to believe them.  The service staff was exemplary when I was there gathering information for my review, and a quick sneak peak at the morning buffet almost had me dropping money so I could try it out myself.  The rooms are large, comfortable and maybe even a touch opulant swank, and I’d definitely choose one with a balcony that rocks great views of the sea. 

 

 

 

Rates might be a little high, but splendour usually comes with a price.

Room Grade                   Sun to Thu      Friday         Saturday

Superior                            $1089             $1375          $1703
Superior Seaview             $1236             $1414          $1741
Deluxe                              $1452             $1556          $1889
Executive                          $1598             $1981          $2330
Executive Seaview            $1880            $2272          $2621
Superior Suite                   $2260            $2660           $3010

All prices are in Hong Kong Dollars, inclusive of all tax and service charges.

 

POOL

Any hotel with a pool anywhere in the world, but especially in Macau, needs to follow a simple rule: it has to be outside.  Indoor pools are suffocating, and not at all relaxing, in my experience.  The pool at Legend Palace is heated and open all year, with a slick layout and real hip vibe.  For some reason, it just feels really good being out there.  In my estimation, the only hotels with better pools on the old peninsula are the Grand Lapa and Grand Lisboa.  

 

 
Located on the 2nd floor, the pool opens from 8 am to 8 pm in the summer and 8 am to 6 pm in the winter.   

RESTAURANTS

Legend Palace offers three restaurants for your dining pleasure, along with a small Pool Bar.  Prices on the whole are very reasonable.

Grand Palace
- Legend Palace’s signature restaurant serves Cantonese specialities on the 2nd floor.

Appetizer: $68 to $88
BBQ meat: $118 to $268
Sharks fin: $268 to $2680
Bird’s nest: $128 to $988
Iced seafood: $98 to $388
Dried seafood: $68 to $428
Soup: $48 to $888
Abalone: $288 to $1688
Cantonese: $78 to $268
Steamed: $88 to $128
Hotpot: $88 to $788
Jiangnan: $68 to $168
Rice & Noodles: $78 to $128
Organic vegetables: $48 to $128

Dim sum is the big attraction at lunch, with most selections $38 to $48.

Hours are from 11 am to 3 pm and 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm daily.

Brassiere de Paris - Brasseire de Paris serves International cuisine as well as a buffet in the morning and evening.

Salad: $68 to $138
Soup: $52 to $68
Sandwiches: $108 to $138
Pizzas: $108 to $128
International: $128 to $560
Asian: $78 to $128

Breakfast buffet: $98 to $168
Evening Buffet: $238 to $488

As of December 2017, there’s a current 30% off special for night buffet, meaning it’s only $390 for adults.

For guests staying in the hotel, they can pay $108 for the breakfast buffet, while children aged 6 to 12 are charged half price and those under 6 eat for free.

Hours are 7 am to 11:30 pm daily.

Infinite - Located beside the casino floor, Infinite is Legend Palace’s 24 hour fast food joint.

Main dishes: $68 to $438
BBQ meat: $88 to $128
Vegetarian: $68
Congee: $28 to $98
Noodles: $58 to $168
Rice: $68 to $88
Soup: $38 to $98
5 set meals: $98 to $108

Float - Float offers a range of snacks and drinks that you can enjoy outside by the pool.

Snacks: $68 to $128
Salad: $98 to $128
Sandwiches: $108 to $138
Pizza: $108 to $128
Desserts: $65/$78

Soft drinks: $40
Mineral water: $40
Juice: $50
Beer: $50/$50

Float opens from 8 am to 7 pm daily.

SPA

Legend Palace has one spa on the 2nd floor named Senses Health Club.  A touch cheaper than comparable spas in other 5 star hotels, signature treatments run $1500 or $1600, while body massage ranges from $780 to $1180, and facials $880.  Smaller add ons like foot massage, back massage and head massage cost $380.  There’s even breast massage for the same price, and that’s one job I’d do for free. 

In terms of free spa facilities, all guests can make use of the sauna and steam rooms in the pool changing rooms on the 2nd floor. 

Opening hours are from 11 am to 11 pm daily.

GYM

A gym in a brand new hotel is bound to be pretty good and the one at Legend Palace doesn’t disappoint.  It’s locked and loaded with everything you’ll need for a full comprehensive workout.  Located on the 2nd floor, hours are from 7 am to 10 pm daily.

BARS

The Gallery may be deserted most of the time, but it’s cool little haunt nonetheless, straight out of 1940’s New York or Chicago.  If it ever developed a following (which it won’t) I’d definitely be a regular customer.  Current special is a doozy, Buy 1 Get 1 Free all day, from opening to closing. 

 

 

Menu prices are as follows:

Champagne $80          Bottles: $300 to $1080
White wine: $60/$70   Bottles: $270 to $510
Red wine: $60/$120    Bottles:  $270 to $980
Cocktails: $70
Hard Stuff: $60 to $90
Whisky: $50 to $230
Beer: $50/$60

Sandwiches: $108 to $138
Salad: $98 to $128
Snacks: $68 to $128

Hours are from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm daily

SHOPPING


Dealing in the usual suspects: clothes, cosmetics, watches and jewellery, Legend Palace has a very large shopping quarter for a hotel of its size.  I’m not sure if any to it is worth it, but that’s up to you to decide.

SUMMARY


If Legend Palace was in the middle of town where the Sintra is, I’d be behind it with everything I’ve got.  It has a fantastic pool, great spa and facilities, and large seaside rooms some describe as luxurious.  The problem is the location and it’s a rather significant one at that.  It’s simply not the part of Macau that you want to be staying in.

LOCATION

Legend Palace is located at Fisherman’s Wharf, very close to the Macau Ferry Terminal and Sands Casino.