Legend Palace

General Information

Address: Macau’s Fishermen Wharf
Number of Rooms: 223
Number of Tables: 33
Slot Machines: 0

Highlights

  • Big luxurious rooms with pretty sea views
  • A morning buffet that goes above and beyond
  • Very nice outdoor pool

Maven Meter: Legend Palace Casino & Hotel

(Last updated: April 27, 2024)

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 started converting parts of it into new hotels, with the Harbourview opening in March 2015 and Legend Palace in February 2017.

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

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Casino Entrance
Legend Palace Hotel Lobby
Lobby
Legend Palace Hotel lounge
Front Desk
Legend Palace Macau ship
Ship

LEGEND PALACE CASINO

The same company that owns the Legend Palace casino used to run the Babylon and still oversees Landmark. I only mention that because they were/are 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 30 tables on the main floor.

Unfortunately, the great game selection they had before was obliterated by Covid, with Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Fan Tan, Roulette, Slots, Sic Bo, and Live Gaming all discontinued.  That means only $300 to $1000 Commission Free Baccarat remains, a pitiful development that I hope gets reversed in the future.

LEGEND PALACE CASINO GAMES

A casino that was once great is no more.

Commission Free Baccarat – Minimums begin from $300 and max out at $1000.

LEGEND PALACE CASINO PROMOTIONS

Legend Palace always has a number of VIP programs on the go.  Let’s start with the rolling figures.

Immediate settlement is 0.85%.  Getting 1.10% at the $10,000 mark is an excellent return for Macau.

A second program returns 1% right away, on amounts rolled over $1000.

Not many casinos are doing extensive buy-in programs anymore, but Legend Palace is an exception.  They are currently offering a snack coupon ($1,000), dining coupon ($3,000), ferry ticket ($15,000) and premium class ferry ticket ($30,000)

There’s also more buy ins tied directly to rooms.  Let’s start with the ones that all require $30,000.

Two free lunch buffets at Brasseire de Paris are also given as a part of the deal.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to add any cash or get the free buffet, you can also just do straight buy-ins.

$150,000 is the highest figure I’ve seen in the history of this website for a free room.

LEGEND PALACE 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 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 truly exceptional – large, comfortable, swank and even somewhat opulent, definitely choose one with a balcony that rocks great views of the sea.

All prices are in Macau Mops, inclusive of all tax and service charges.

Splendour usually comes with a heavy price, but Legend Palace is giving it away on the cheap.

LEGEND PALACE HOTEL ROOM

One thing you absolutely must know about two of the hotels at Fisherman’s Wharf (I’m not sure about the Rocks) is that the Harbourview and Legend Palace routinely hand out free upgrades to better rooms and/or suites, almost as a matter of regular policy. Of course, in certain peak times, there might not be anything left to upgrade to, but it should be game on if you’re travelling during low season.

You could say that I was in the Macau in the lowest of all low seasons, during the height of the 2020 Coronavirus, and was given an amazing upgrade without even saying a word. I had booked the cheapest room online through C Trip for $905, and somehow got bumped up to an Executive Sea View, which any other hotel would call a suite.

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview

I checked the rates later on and saw the room usually goes for $1700 on C Trip and $2450 from the Legend Palace website. And yet I got it for a mere $905… are you kidding me??

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview bedroom

So what to say about it exactly?? I’m still kind of processing it, a little dumbfounded that I was in it at all.

They gave me Number 803, on the eighth floor, which is the highest one in the hotel. First of all, the room was absolutely huge, big enough for a living room, bedroom, two bathrooms and two balconies. There were also two TVs, one in the living room and one in the bedroom that elevated out of a wooden cabinet directly in front of the bed.

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview lobby

Movies were available on a PPV basis with standard films $98, adult flicks $128, HD adult flicks $138 and $208 for all day porn access, which I think alternates between two movies for 24 hours.

The main bathroom was an absolute work of art, with a huge shower area and bathtub that dreams are made of.

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview bathroom Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview shower and bathtub

You could sink into the bowels of that bad boy and never be seen again, dead to the world forever, drowned in the depths of debauchery and bliss.

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview bathtub

As for the room style, some might find it unnecessarily showy and over the top, and that maybe more toned down approach would have been appropriate. To that I say, you obviously don’t know the mainland market at all, and if that’s the only criticism you’ve got, you’re just grasping at straws anyway.

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview living room

The furniture was immaculate, everything in the room was in great condition, and given the relatively young age of the hotel (debuting in 2017), it should continue being in tip top shape for years to come.

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview balcony

As for the view, it was a whole lot of the Amizade bridge that links the Macau Peninsula with Taipa, with the ferry and bus terminals in plain sight as well.

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview view of bridge

Most of the time I’d say that Legend Palace’s poor location precludes it from being a viable living option, but if you get a room like the Executive Sea View for under $1000, then it might be worth taking that hit. The next day I stayed at Wynn Macau for $1915, and as a straight apples to apples comparison, the digs at Legend Palace were much better.

It all just depends whether you can get that upgrade or not, which probably won’t be a problem during low season.

LEGEND PALACE 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.

Legend Palace Hotel outdoor pool

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.

Legend Palace Hotel Executive Seaview pool and chairs

Perhaps the only hotels with better pools on the old peninsula are the Grand Lapa and Grand Lisboa.

Legend Palace Hotel outdoor hot tub

Located on the 2nd floor, the pool opens from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm in the summer and 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the winter.

LEGEND PALACE 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 specialties on the 2nd floor.

Sharks fin runs $298 to $1688, while Chef’s specials are $138 to $680 and soup $58 to $408.  Seafood is $108 to $448, while barbecue is $148 to $488, and meat favourites $118 to $268.  The menu is rounded off by appetizers ($48 to $968), vegetarian choices ($88 to $148), poultry ($88 to 498) and rice and noodles ($88 to $398).

Dim sum is the big attraction at lunch, with most selections a very affordable $42 to $62.

In the evening, a 7 course abalone set runs $980 for 2 people, $1688 for 4 people and $2688 for 6 people.

Vegetarians also get some TLC, a rarity in Macau, with a 9 course set that only costs $388.

Hours are from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm daily.

Brassiere de Paris – Brasseire de Paris mainly deals in buffet, offering one three times a day.  Breakfast runs $148, lunch $188 (adults)/$138 (children), weekday dinner $188 and weekend seafood buffet $398 (adults)/$288 (children).  There’s also a set dinner menu available for $148.

In a nice gesture, children under 6 can 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.  Prices reflect the fact it’s only for the most desperate of diners, with congee running $15 to $188, rice and noodles $38 to $138, and soup $28 to $98.  The rest of the menu is composed of specialties ($88 to $248), barbecue ($88 to $128), and vegetables ($68 to $88).

Lunch sets run just $28, $38 and $48 while afternoon tea is only $28.

Float – Float offers a range of snacks and drinks that you can enjoy outside by the pool.  I didn’t swing by in 2023, since staff said they’d have to call someone to man the bar.  Prices are from 2019, when food consisted of snacks ($68 to $98), pasta ($108 to $168), sandwiches ($108 to $138), pizza ($108 to $138), and desserts ($65 to $82).

As for beverages, I spotted soft drinks for $40, while juice was $50, and beer $40 or $50.

Float (in theory) opens from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.

LEGEND PALACE 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, 60 minute body massage $780 to $880, while 90 minute varieties are $980 to $1180.  A few packages combining massage and facials range from $728 to $980, while facials cost $480 (30 mins), $880 (60 mins) and $1280 (90 mins).  There’s also extra treatments like foot massage, back massage and head massage for $280 to $680.

The only spa in Macau where I see breast massage offered ($580), that’s definitely one service 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.

LEGEND PALACE 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 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.

LEGEND PALACE BARS

The Gallery may be deserted most of the time, but it’s a very cool little haunt nonetheless, straight out of 1940’s New York or Chicago.

Legend Palace Gallery Bar

If it ever developed a following (which it won’t) then I’d definitely become a regular customer.  Current special is a doozy, Buy 1 Get 1 Free all day, from opening to closing.

Legend Palace Hotel Gallery Bar and chairs

Menu prices are as follows:

Champagne $90/$200 | Bottles: $300 to $1080
Wine: $85  | Bottles: $298 to $728
Cocktails: $70
Hard Stuff: $55 to $260
Beer: $40/$50

Sandwiches: $68 to $98
Pizza: $118 to $138
Snacks: $68 to $98

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

The Gallery is currently closed, but slated to re-open again in the future.

LEGEND PALACE 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 anything sold there is worth the price, but that’s for you to decide.

THE LAST WORD

If Legend Palace were in the middle of town where the Sintra is, I’d be behind it with everything I’ve got.  It’s got a fantastic outdoor pool, great spa and facilities, and large seaside rooms that look quite luxurious.  The only drawback is the location and it’s a rather significant one at that.  In and around the Macau Ferry Terminal is simply not the part of town that you want to be staying in.

Legend Palace Hotel entrance

As for the casino, let’s hope they get their game selection back ASAP.  With only $300 Commission Free Baccarat available, it’s a worse venue than the likes of Paradise Kampek and the Waldo.

LOCATION

Legend Palace is located at Fisherman’s Wharf, right between the Macau Ferry Terminal and Sands Macao.

General Information

Address: Macau’s Fishermen Wharf
Number of Rooms: 223
Number of Tables: 33
Slot Machines: 0

Highlights

  • Big luxurious rooms with pretty sea views
  • A morning buffet that goes above and beyond
  • Very nice outdoor pool
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