After my stay in Grand Hyatt, I shifted to Renaissance Harbour View and fortunately, there is a link at the 11th Floor thus avoiding the crowded ground level of the HK Convention Centre. The hotel is conveniently located next to the convention centre and within walking distance to Wanchai. Though not as luxurious as Grand Hyatt, the Renaissance’s room is comfortable with a rain shower bathroom. There are less TV channels as compared to Grand Hyatt . The room is adequately stocked with tea, coffee and tidbits. The best part is the complimentary 2 bananas – don’t know why but my friend in another room did not receive hers.
The sleep quality is very good. The room has a blackout window roller blind. The electronic alarm clock cum radio is not user-friendly & somehow the alarm did not ring for me causing me to miss my gym.
The hotel’s gym is the best of all hotel gyms I have experienced so far. The gym is huge with many sections for added privacy. It is equipped with numerous modern workout stations. It is clean and well-stocked with drinks and fruits. There are coffee and tea, bottled water in cooler. The absolute best part about the gym – it is open 24 hours! Great for me who prefers to work out late at night in private.
Breakfast is sumptuous and I like the fresh fruit juice station – you can pick your own choice of fruit juice. There are so many ways they cook eggs. Compared to Grand Hyatt, I prefer this hotel's breakfast.
The negative experience is the check-in process - it is inefficient but at least there is a proper queue. In fact, there is a separate queue for Marriot members. Overall, I would choose this hotel over Grand Hyatt in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adjacent to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the hotel showcases panoramic Victoria Harbour view. It is less than 5 minutes by taxi to the central business district and major shopping areas, and is only a 10-minute walk to the Wanchai MTR subway station, while the iconic Star Ferry is just steps away, a perfect option for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel offers stylish guestrooms and a private club lounge, features diverse conference and banqueting facilities with a total area of 1,400 square metres, equipped with two LED walls and able to cater intimate to large-sized events. Our superb dining options range from authentic Cantonese cuisine, flavourful international buffet, to brand-new Mirage Bar & Restaurant with innovative cocktails and delectable western and Asian flair cuisine. An excellent range of recreational facilities are available, including a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness centre for your enjoyment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel