Traveled on 13-15 November. Temperature cooling, dry and slightly breezy. Not raining during the trip.
What we like about the hotel:
a. hotel is at 8 floor max, non smoking hotel.
b. hotel doesn't accept tour groups or china tourist therefore, the place is quiet
c. hotel front office, chinese girl with long straight hair wearing black frame spectacles was friendly and can recommend good places to eat. Not sure if her name is Kelly or Cally or Karyn. She spoke English too. Conceirge, a friendly guy (there were 2) round eyes was friendlier than the other one (squinty eyes).
d. Rooms at the floor we were at was quiet. Level 5.
e. Hotel has 2 lifts but at different location. 1st level of the hotel has a toilet accessible for hotel guests that already checked out.
f. Next to the hotel, there is a small coffee house catering breakfast, lunch and dinner (we didn't go there) if you are too lazy to search food at night or early morning.
g. Outside hotel , across the street has bakery shops, McD, KFC, MRT was short walking distance less than 3 mins walk, juices shop and many things. No problem getting food.
h. we asked for shuttle service from hotel - HKD600 for returned trips for 2-3 persons. Cheaper than taking taxi. Was told taxi charge from airport to benito hotel at HKD370 per way. We were glad we asked for it.
i. Room was slightly bigger than Empire Causeway Bay, they upgraded us to deluxe room for we paid extra HKD100 on it.
j. hotel gave us priviledge to use their lounge but we did not have time for it. You can't access after you checked out from hotel coz it uses the hotel room access card.
k. Hotel is only 2 years old, it's new, everything is new inside the room. They have tea and coffee facility therefore we saved alot of water instead of buying at the road side which is expensive. Complimentary 2 small bottles of water given.
What we don't like about the hotel arrangement:
a. Driver of the shuttle service was late in meeting us. We have to search the place to meet him. Punctuality is not in the driver's manual. Even when we returning to airport. We have to wait for the driver. He went MIA (missing in action).
b. Hotel did not give us instruction which gate to meet. Please ask for the gate if you request for the service.
Next to the hotel there is a small alley linking behind main road where there were many food outlets.
Those looking for local food, try searching on the first road across the street when you come out from the alley. The whole stretch has many local shops. One of the shops we tried has the nicest wanton noodles, better than the Tin Hau area we previously stayed. This is what I called the real wanton noodles since I am particular about it.
Cheap dim sum? Ok, direction :
Get out from hotel, turn 1st left then turn 1st left again. You will see 7Eleven shop. Next to the 7Eleven is a building where the escalator brought you up to electronics or handphone floor. From ground floor take Level 2 or 3 ,where there is a restaurant or from the electronic floor itself you can take the lift up to the restaurant. Cheap dim sum in this restaurant only starts from 7am-11.30am.
After 11.30am-2.30pm , the price of dim sum increased by 50%. After the peak hour, price drop back to the morning price.
Service is not fast, servers don't look friendly but food definitely was cheap. Be prepared to quickly order and wait for the food then. Best to go as early as possible. Speaking cantonese helps alot. Menus were in mandarin languages. If you are a westerner, best get the food pictures you wanted. They served many things including plates of green veges.
Food I dont like in this restaurant : steam pork paos (buns) (Penang has it better).
Their desserts were good. Steam almond and black sesame drink/beverage good, thick and creamy.
Place exactly like typical restaurant, noisy but local feel. A lot of local people eat there.
So, my next trip back to Hong Kong, this shall be the hotel. For Tsim Sa Tsui area, this hotel is definitely meeting our standard. Room size definitely bigger than previous stays in other areas, clean, modern and new!
Bed was super good, king koil version but the pillows are really really soft, too low, we got 2 pillows for each person. May not enough for some of you prefer higher and harder pillows when you sleep.
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- Also Known As:
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