Stayed at the Harbour Plaza Metropolis for a few days recently. The rooms were small, even though they were listed as superior Queen.
The rooms still had the old style cathode ray tube TV and not flat panel TV and supplied Universal remote controls as likely the original TV remote controls had expired.
Also, the rooms could do with proper dusting and vacuuming as I am allergic to dust and spent most of the stay sneezing away. At least I wasn't on the Smoking floor. Here are what I think are the plus and minus for this place.
The pluses -
- good location next to Hung Hom MTR station, literally 5 mins walk away, with access to two MTR lines.
- close to Whampoa, within walking distance and taxis are easily obtained.
- Free Shuttle bus to TsimShaTsui, stopping opposite the Kowloon Hotel, another but grander hotel by the same chain.
- Okay-ish shopping center near by with small supermarket, a Watsons, a decent Dim Sum Restaurant and decent small food court and a Tutti Frutti frozen yogurt outlet. Apart from this, few other relevant shops.
- room safe.
- Decent enough beds if bit small.
The MINUSES -
- Have to pay for room internet - HKD$130 for 24 hours. No free wifi in the lobby area.
- Crowded busy lobby area.
- No card access controlled lifts. Anyone can take the lifts to the guest floors.
- Small rooms. No way can I fit more than two persons into one of the Queen Rooms.
- Exorbitant charges for PC use in the Business Center.
- Little to do in the vicinity. Have to walk to Whampoa for nearest shops. Only small utilitarian shopping center attached to the Hotel.
- Need flat panel TVs.
- Bathrooms smelt damp and previous room guest obviously had poor aim as far as the toilet bowl is concerned as the place smelt of old urine.
- No proper store room for left luggage. Suitcases were just left chained with plastic chains next to the concierge desk.
On the whole, an okay-enough hotel but perhaps can be a lot better. The main plus is its location and free shuttle bus.
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