The Maven Meter: President Casino & Hotel
(Last updated: May 20, 2020)
PRESIDENT HOTEL MACAU INTRODUCTION
Opening in 1982, the President is the kind of hotel that could disappear tomorrow and no one would even notice it’s gone.
I can’t think of any reason why anyone would ever want to stay or gamble there.
PRESIDENT CASINO GAMES
Baccarat – $300 minimums.
Commission Free Baccarat – Most of the tables are Commission Free Baccarat. Minimums are $100.
Sic Bo – 5 different bets are available, minimum is $100.
PRESIDENT CASINO VIP GAMING
I was shocked to see that the President has a promotional chip buy in program, since places this small usually don’t do anything. What’s not surprising however is that it maxes out at 0.8% and most of the buy ins involve fairly useless hotel coupons.
If you’re in Macau dropping coin at the President, there’s just not much hope for you.
Gamers can also score a free room at the President with buy ins of $50,000 (Sunday to Thursday), and $100,000 (Friday and Saturday). Both figures are way too high and I’d go so far as to call them insulting.
PRESIDENT HOTEL MACAU
Hotel President opened in 1982 and looks every bit its age. Free breakfast is included with all the rooms, which is rare in Macau.
Normally I’m into older hotels, but this one’s never done a thing for me.
Shopping around different discount travel websites guarantees the lowest rates, which I’ve used below.
Prices are in Macau Mops, inclusive of all tax and service charges.
Breakfast used to be free, but now costs $70 per head.
PRESIDENT HOTEL DINING
The President has two restaurants.
Cafe Cascais – The President’s lobby bar has been replaced by Cafe Cascais. The menu kind of reminds me of the menu from the old Chinese restaurant that used to be on Level C. Breakfast is $70 to $80, soup $38 to $45, while sandwiches run $35 to $50. Main dish rice, noodle and pasta meals are $38 to $70, while meat is $65 to $180 and seafood $75 to $130.
If you get thirsty, beers are a very cheap $35.
Cafe Cascais is open 24 hours.
4th floor Chinese restaurant – Serving Cantonese food, prices are a little higher than you might expect, with soup $85 to $130, Chef’s Recommendations $280 to $2550 and classic Chinese fare $95 to $150. Shark’s fin, bird’s nest and abalone are a costly $160 to $2500 while most simple noodle and rice dishes are between $65 and $100.
Located on the 4th floor, the Chinese restaurant keeps hours from 7 am to 9:30 pm.