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Pharaohs Palace/Landmark

 

555 Avenida da Amizade, Macau
Tel: (853) 2878 1781     
Fax: (853) 2878 6611
E-mail: info@landmarkhotel.com.mo
Website: www.landmarkhotel.com.mo

 

No of Rooms: 451
Table Games: 64
Slot Machines: 180
 

(Last updated: April 3, 2016)

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Bona fide casino with good game selection and low minimums.

 

entrance to the Pharaohs Palace casino in Macau Egyptian table and chairs outside of the Pharaohs Palace casino in Macau

PHARAOH'S PALACE GAMES

 

Pharaoh's Palace has a very good assortment of games for a casino its size.  It's also home to a 0% house advantage Blackjack game, making it Macau's best.  One knock against it though it that patrons need their Player Card to enter, and the rule is strictly enforced.  They're the only casino in town with that kind of regulation, and if you ask me, it's absolutely bush.

Baccarat - Minimum bet is $200.

Commission Free Baccarat -   Minimum bet is $200.

Blackjack -  Cards are also dealt face down and players can touch their cards.  If they're playing two hands though, they can't touch both hands, only one.  Minimum bet is $200.

Caribbean Stud Poker
- The side bet is only $20, but it pays a cheap 50-1 on the royal flush.  Minimum bet is $200. 

Roulette - Inside/Outside bets are $20 and $100.

Sic Bo - 5 different bets available.  Minimum bet is $100.

Slots - 180 in total.  Limits from .10 to $10.  There's also electronic gaming, with $5(!!) Roulette and $30 Sic Bo.    

HOTEL

I think Landmark is too old now to be taken seriously as a viable living option.  About the best you can say about the hotel is that the lobby looks pretty nice and it isn't expensive.

 

Landmark Macau Hotel lobby front desk at the Landmark Macau hotel front doors at the Landmark Macau hotel  
Room rates exclusive of all tax and service charges are as follows:


 

POOL

Landmark's indoor pool is swank and styling, and open all year round.  The plants down the side are a nice design touch too.

 

Landmark Macau Hotel indoor pool hot tub at the Landmark Macau hotel

Hours are from 7 am to 9 pm.

DINING

The only restaurant of merit at Landmark is the Royal Orchid Chinese Restaurant.

Royal Orchid Chinese Restaurant - Located in the eastern part of Level 1, Royal Orchid Chinese Restaurant serves Shanghai style food.  Their Dim Sum lunches are extremely popular with customers and the restaurant is often full then.  For a good lunch meal, you're probably looking at $80 to $200 per person.  In the evening, they go strictly la carte, with most mains $68 to $198 while Cantonese specialities are $198 to $298.  Meat ($68 to $238) and seafood ($158 to $688) are also reasonably priced.

 

For details of my dim sum lunch there, please click here: Trip Report I.

Hours from 11 am to 3 pm, and 6 pm to 11 pm.   

SPA

There are no free spa amenities offered at the Landmark - hotel guests need to pay $115 in order to access the 5th floor sauna, steam room, hot tub and jacuzzi.  

As for treatments, the spa primarily offers massage with prices between $400 to $620.  They also have 6 different packages available for $480 to $680 that mix and match different types of spa treatments, with two examples being: 

Regeneration Treatment - Body Scrub (30 mins) and Herbal Oil Pressure Massage (60 mins): $600.

Classic Mind and Body Balance - Oil Foot Massage (30 mins), Head, Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage (30 mins) and Traditional Body Relaxing Massage (60 mins): $680. 

Spa hours are from 7 am to 9 pm daily.

 

GYM

Landmark's gym is three to four times larger than other gyms found in comparably sized hotels.  With a wide selection of cardio equipment and heavy duty weight machines, getting a good workout there won't be a problem.   

The gym is located in the 5th floor Recreation Area, and has the same hours as the Spa.

The Recreation Area also includes a putting green that runs $23 for a half hour.  It's way too flat though.
 
There also a newly opened private spa on the 2nd floor featuring all manner of illicit delights.  Prices are the same as everywhere else in the city, full service from $1980 while the door pass is $580 for 12 hours.

SHOPPING

Landmark has a reasonably sized shopping arcade spanning three floors in all.  Familiar players in the Eurotrash scene all peddle their goods there, with Patek Phillippe, Hugo Boss, Rado, Omega, Piaget, and Franck Muller all open for business.  Caveat emptor, my friends.

 

a testoni shop at the Landmark Macau Hugo Boss shop at the Landmark Macau


THE LAST WORD


Landmark was built last century and probably belongs there too.  It does a lot of things reasonably well but the result is somehow less than the sum of its parts.  For wont of a better word, the property just feels old now. 

 

As for Pharaohs Palace, it's one of the better casinos in town.  You usually don't get such good game selection in such a small venue, with Blackjack, Roulette, and Caribbean Stud Poker notable Western games offered.  The limits are also very low too, making it one of my favorite places to gamble in town.   

 

LOCATION

Pharaoh's Palace is directly opposite from Starworld on the western side of the Amizade Strip.