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Grand Dragon


Rua de Chaves
Telephone: (853) 2883 9933
Fax : (853) 2883 9922
Email :


No. of Rooms: 393
No. of Suites: 13
Table Games: 29
Slot Machines: 270

(Last updated: September 6, 2017)






Conveniently located hotel close to the Cotai Strip, that offers decent rooms at budget rates.



Opening in 2005, Grand Dragon was formerly known as Hotel Taipa Square before changing names in 2018.  Owned by local legislator Chan Mong Kam, it’s the only hotel of his that I actually endorse staying at, just because of its close proximity to the Cotai Strip.

Run on the Melco Crown license via a third party operator, the tiny Taipa Square casino only has 29 tables, including some $100 Baccarat games. 



Baccarat - Minimum bet is $100.

Commission Free Baccarat
-  Minimum bet is $100.

Sic Bo - Another $100 game, which you got to love.   



Taipa Square used to have a lot more promotions, but I think they only offer one now.  Buy ins of $50000 receive 1.2% cash back monthly or 0.85% immediately. Free hotel rooms are also available with the following buy ins:

I’m not sure if these promotions are still going on, but it might not hurt to ask. 

1. A buy in of $10000 returns $130 worth of hotel coupons.
2. A buy in of $5000 returns $50 in hotel coupons.  
3. A buy in of $3000 returns a free buffet in the casino.


I've been a frequent guest at Hotel Taipa Square over the years and never had a bad stay.  Located fairly close to Galaxy, it's a good way to take advantage of everything the Cotai Strip has to offer, without having to pay Cotai Strip rates.


As you can see, the rooms are simple, functional and clean.


Standard room at Hotel Taipa Square desk and mirror in Standard Room at Hotel Taipa Square bathtub in Standard Room of Hotel Taipa Square sink and mirror in bathroom of Standard Room at Hotel Taipa Square Macau Hotel Taipa Square horse symbol 

Prices are in Macau Mops and inclusive of all tax and service charges:   



The only positive thing to say about Taipa Square's pool is that hardly anyone ever uses it.  Located on the 4th floor, it's open daily from 8 am to 7 pm.  Unfortunately it's not open in the winter.


Hotel Taipa Square pool with deck chairs Hotel Taipa Square pool 


Barros Restaurant - Barros is strictly Cantonese fare, with most meals $38 to $138.  Typical Cantonese delicacies run $68 to $520 for bird's nest while shark's fin is $160 to $660.  Abalone meanwhile is subject to daily rates.  Other things on the menu include soup ($68 to $78), vegetables ($55 to $68), barbecue ($52 to $320), Chef's Recommendations ($50-$78) and main dishes ($68-$178). 

If set meals are more your thing, individuals can eat for $440 or $648 while parties of four have options that range from $238 to $880.  For even larger groups of 10 to 12, there are 4 different set meals, which run $3388, $3988, $4788, and $5988 respectively. 

Barros is on the 3rd floor and opens from 10 am to 3 pm in the morning and afternoon and from 6 pm to 11 pm at night.         

Cassia Court - Cassia Court has scrapped their Western a la carte menu and now only does morning buffet for $64 a head.  For the rest of the day, it's closed.
night exterior of Hotel Taipa Square GYM

Taipa Square's "gym" is barely functional, offering only one bike, one treadmill, and one multi function lifting apparatus.  A disgrace to travellers everywhere, there's a good chance that your closet at home is larger and has more space.  Located on the 4th floor, hours daily are from 8 am to 7 pm. 


I'd only consider Taipa Square if I were planning to spend a lot of time on the Cotai Strip, and wanted the cheapest room I could find.  A strict budget option, it basically provides travellers a bed and nothing else, so you've got to be able to handle those conditions going in.




Taipa Square is located beside the Macau Jockey Club and Grandview Hotel.