We wanted to stay on the Kowloon side but was very glad we ended up on the Hong Kong side and in this hotel. The hotel is within a working - car repair - area but I am sure in a few years the area will be gentrified (though I really hope it won't become too touristy). It's very safe and conveniently located down a block from the MTR.
We asked for a room with a pantry; housekeeping provides the kitchen stuff if requested. We only needed the microwave to warm up water for baby cereal so we didn't request the other stuff. You also have to call to have them plug in the microwave. We had great views of both sides of the harbor from our rooms on the 20th and 17th floors (we went to Macau and came back). The windows are in the corner as opposed to right next to the bed, but I was fine with it since our toddler was with us and I didn't want the lights to distract his sleep. I just sat on the ledge and looked out after putting baby to sleep. I could see the harbor from bed but the view was definitely better closer to the window. The pier right outside of the hotel also provides great view (and nice city skyline photo op) as well and is a nice little area for a toddler to run around.
The bathroom does have the glass wall, but there's a screen you can roll down to have your privacy. The hotel should label the switch inside the bathroom because I first thought it was for the hair dryer until I pushed on it and saw the screen come down.
Service overall is great though the concierge could have been more informative about good places to grab a bite outside of the hotel. Perhaps they don't know since they may not have tried the food around the area or perhaps they can't say anything since they want you to eat in the hotel, I don't know. They showed my husband a street that they said has many restaurants (this was near midnight after we checked in), but the food we tried there were awful. Luckily we bought a WOM guide to help us find a few nearby restaurants. We didn't try the food in the hotel since we had so much other places to try as we went about the city.
I also like the complimentary shuttle to the Hong Kong station for the Airport Express. The shuttle also takes you to other places but I can't remember what they are - Wan Chai, Causeway Bay's World Trade Center... And there's another shuttle that takes you to Cityplaza, Tai Koo Shing and a few other places. These are all places that are easily accessible from the MTR but the shuttle is free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The multi-award winning Harbour Grand Hong Kong is ideally located in the heart of Hong Kong Island and just few minutes walk from the MTR station with easy access to the city's business, shopping, dining and fashion districts. All 828 contemporary-designed guestrooms and suites enjoy stunning views of Victoria Harbour. In addition to the 27-metre outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, spa facilities, a total of 12,685 square feet of meeting spaces, there are also 5 distinguished restaurants which accent Cantonese, European, Japanese and international cuisines, with Le 188o Restaurant and Lounge boasting a 188 degree panoramic harbour view. ... more less
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