The Maven Meter: Grandview Casino & Hotel
(Last updated: August 23, 2023)
GRANDVIEW HOTEL INTRODUCTION
Grandview Hotel is a sister hotel to Casa Real on the old Peninsula, with both entities falling under the umbrella of Hong Kong’s Golden Resorts Group. I’ve always been a fan of both properties, seeing how well they’ve been maintained and managed through the years. Believe me, in terms of older four star hotels in Macau, you could certainly do a lot worse.
Given its close proximity to the horse track, Grandview’s casino is also known as the Jockey Club casino. A low stakes Baccarat Hall with 15 tables, it used to be a lot better before when it had Blackjack and slots.
Grandview Photo Gallery
GRANDVIEW CASINO GAMES
The 1st floor is now shut for business, meaning there are no more slots, Live Baccarat or electronic games. Golden Times VIP club, which I always liked ever since a chip girl rocked my world there in 2012, is also no more. I often wonder which lucky whale ever ended up locking her up to be his main mistress.
Baccarat – Minimum bet is $300.
Commission Free Baccarat – Minimum bet is $200.
Sic Bo – 5 different bets are available. Minimum bet is only $50, which is becoming a rarity in Macau.
GRANDVIEW CASINO PROMOTIONS
Grandview has a couple of cash back VIP programs for the high stakes Baccarat gambler.
Well maybe make that low stakes, since the first one only requires rolling turnover over $5000 to return 1%.
The second one is more comprehensive and returns the following rates.
Hard to beat 1.0% cash back only needing to put up $1000.
A dining coupon is the last thing on offer, available for a $1000 buy in.
Grandview Hotel may be 30 years old, but it’s aged pretty well and remains a very good budget option in Taipa.
I’ve probably stayed there 4 or 5 times since 2010, and never had a poor experience.
Rates above are in Macau Mops, inclusive of all taxes and fees.
GRANDVIEW HOTEL ROOM
The Grandview rooms aren’t going to be rocking anyone’s Instagram anytime soon, but they’re good enough for me.
Fairly large and always very clean, they’re perfectly acceptable for the price you pay.
Sorry for not getting better pics of the bathroom, but that was a much younger me handling the camera back then!
Why does anyone ever have to get old???
Grandview’s outdoor swimming pool is pretty large for a 4 star hotel, measuring 7 by 14 meters. Unheated, it’s closes down every year between November and March.
There’s also a small Pool Bar, which offers juice ($38), tea ($30), beers ($25) and cocktails ($28 to $40).
The pool is located on the 2nd floor and keeps hours daily between 8 am and 8 pm.
Kuan I Hin – Also known as “Grandview Chinese Restaurant”, Kuan I Hin serves Cantonese fare, with appetizers $38 to $58, barbecue $38 to $98, and Chef’s Recommendations $68 to $680. Abalone, bird’s nest and shark’s fin are expectedly pricy, running up to $2380, while claypot favorites are $68 to $128 and seafood $150 to $580.
They have an appealing 7 course seafood set meal for 4 people, priced at only $688 in total, while two 11 course sets run $1998 and $2688 respectively, both designed for groups of 12.
Kuan I Hin can be found on the 2nd floor in the South Wing and keeps hours from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. On weekends, they open an hour earlier for lunch at 10:00 am.
Valencia – Staff told me they have some of the lowest prices in Macau and they weren’t wrong. Serving Western food, appetizers go for $55 to $98, while soup is only $40/$48 and salad $58 to $128 . Main course rice and risotto favorites are just $78 to $88 while seafood is $128 to $218 and steak $138 to $658.
Valencia also offers inexpensive set meals for $58 to $108 that come with a soup or a salad, as well as a dessert or a drink.
Valencia is also located on the second floor and keeps hours daily from 7 am to 11:00 pm.
GRANDVIEW HOTEL BARS
Cherrie’s Corner – Warm little lobby bar offers beer that starts from $33 while harder fare is around $32 to $42. Cocktails stay in that range too, only $40, while brandy is a little pricier, $45 to $85.
Fruit juice, coffee and tea are also available for $28 to $42.
As for food, breakfast runs $38 or $58, and is available from 7 am to 11 am daily. The rest of the menu is strictly sets, whether that be Western favourites ($78 to $108), or Chinese specialties ($48 to $68). Cake is the last item on sale, costing $25 for slices and $268 for entire ones.
Cherrie’s Corner is open daily between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm.
GRANDVIEW HOTEL GYM
Grandview’s gym is extremely small, but they have enough machines to get the job done. In addition to a treadmill, there’s also a couple of steppers and some free weights. Located on the 2nd floor, the gym keeps hours daily from 9 am to 11 pm.
Both the men’s and women’s change rooms also have saunas that guests can use free of charge.
THE LAST WORD
Much like Grand Dragon, Grandview is a fine choice for those who plan to spend a lot of time on the Cotai Strip, but don’t want to pay Cotai Strip prices. Sure, you might lose a little with the rooms but so what? They’re still clean, quiet, and great value for the price, having been kept in top condition throughout the years. If you just use them as a place to sleep, they’ll do just fine.
Grandview Hotel is located right beside the Macau Jockey Club in Taipa, about a 15 minute walk from Galaxy and the Cotai Strip.