A lot of tourists visiting Hong Kong usually hop on a Jetfoil on a day trip to experience Macau's glitzy casinos and historic sights. It is easily accessible via a 1-hour ferry ride ($159-$350 HKD depending on where you are coming from and the class of service | $21-$45) , or a 15 mins helicopter ride from HK Shun Tak Center or at the Macau Maritime Ferry station to HK (about $2900 HKD | $375 USD ) each way.
**Please note if you are going to the Venetian Macau, you should be taking Cotai Jet instead of TurboJet.
For the longest time, I mistakenly thought that Macau was not accessible since my Chinese is now very rusty. It was quite the opposite! There's English almost everywhere, from the hotel employees, to signage on the street.
Royal Hotel Macau also has their own Michelin star Cantonese restaurant, but I was not able to try it-- perhaps next visit.
*Photos of the hotel above are from an earlier visit in May, 2014.* I didn't take new photos on the second visit as the room layout was exactly the same the second time around later in the year. But the room wasn't as well maintained as the first one and it was on a lower floor.
I complied an info sheet from the Hotel's various pages for personal use with the nearby sites and free shuttle times (from Macau Maritime Ferry to Hotel, and from Hotel to the Venetian Macau). Feel free to use it if you find it useful.
Room rates on the other hand are pretty good, however both times there was one night that was doubled the standard rate. There is a refundable deposit of 500 HKD or Patacas at check-in.
If you are looking for a good hotel that's away from the main casinos, I feel that this is a good choice. I only hope that they work on maintaining it better.