Last April during our Holy Week hiatus to Hong Kong, we made an overnight trip to Macao and stayed in our favorite hotel, The Venetian Macao.
This time we to the Cotai Jet which went directly to the Cotai Strip where The Venetian was located. This saved us a 30 minute bus ride had we taken the ferry to the main Taipa island.
The free bus transfer to the hotel was just outside the airport. The bus dropped us off at the main lobby unlike before where we got off the west lobby.
While waiting for our room to be ready we went to the fast food area to have some lunch. I took pictures of the restaurants which you can see here.
I looked at the menu offerings of all the restaurants to find something I could eat for my Cohen diet. After two rounds I finally decided the ‘healthiest’ choice was the grilled beef bulgogi from this Korean restaurant.
I dutifully weighed my meat and veggie portions which I placed on the two bowls on the left. The rest went to a doggie bag and served as my dinner that night as well as two more meals in Hong Kong. That’s how much beef was in one order of Bulgogi.
That’s what you call outrageous food portions! I guess that’s the secret to the Cohen diet as well as other diets. Eat the right portion of food and not everything on the plate served to you. We all know the food portions in American restaurants are easily triple of what one should eat.
Finally we get to see our room. The last time we went to The Venetian we stayed in the Bella Suite which was their basic suite at 70 sq. meters. It was huge by industry standards and it had 2 queen beds and a sunken living room.
This time I wanted to try the Verona suite which was much bigger at 145 sq. meters and cost only HK$500 more than the Bella Suite. This was the only place I’ll ever get to stay in a suite since the rates in Macau are much lower than say, Hong Kong where an ordinary room in a 4 star hotel will cost more than this suite.
This was the reason I finally bought my own Nespresso Pixie.
I loved our stay in The Venetian Hotel’s Verona suite. I can’t stay in another suite. In my dreams!! I’m too cheap ;p.