What a wonderful experience. No point in repeating what others have said but if you have a few days in Hong Kong and can get a booking; do it!
We arrived late on the A10 bus from the Airport. It stops at the Pok Fu Lam Village bus stop which is less than five minutes walk. There was no one other than the security guard at the front door but we were expected and were taken to the sixth floor where we were checked in. This was about 0100 (1am) after a two hour delay in our flight from Australia.
Apart from the final morning when we utilised the shuttle provided by the hotel to Hong Kong station for the Airport Express check in, we used normal public transport all the time.
If there was to be a criticism, and this has to be a little picky I must admit, the information about the buses TO the hotel (apart from the A10) isn't completely clear. So you could find yourself somewhere in town and not quite know where to catch the bus back!
From the Kowloon side, we found the 973 to be very convenient. It also continues to Stanley and is the best way to get from T Hotel to Stanley. (There are other options but they can be a little confusing or daunting to the visitor).
Quite by chance, on Monday night, after taking the Star Ferry to Central we came across the #22 public light bus. We hadn't used one before and an old man waiting for the bus started to chat (in English). We realised the bus went past Pok Fu Lam and he told the driver where we wanted to get off. An absolutely amazing experience that took us along all these narrow streets in the Mid Levels.
The breakfast at the T Hotel is amazing and the views are beyond description but be prepared for fog and smog so if you're staying a few days and it's clear and you have your camera in hand seize the opportunity!
The staff are unpaid students. They are delightful and try ever so hard (under strict supervision). Some are more outgoing than others. Their appearance and presentation is immaculate (as is everything else around the hotel).
We had a problem with tea bags not having been restocked one day and called reception to ask for some more. It was mid evening and seemed all "too hard" (because of the limited English spoken) so we never saw our additional tea bags. But that was hardly a worry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The T HOTEL is a training concept hotel committed to providing vocational training in the field of hospitality and tourism, while dedicated to delivering a pleasant hospitality experience to our guests.Set among the lush greenery surrounding of Pokfulam, 20 minutes southwest of Hong Kong's city centre with panoramic views of the South China Sea, this 30-room training hotel is situated on the 6th floor of the VTC Pokfulam Complex as part of the Hotel and Tourism Institute, "HTI". Since first introduced our hospitality programmes in 1984, HTI has been the forerunner in the field of hospitality training in Hong Kong. Together with our training spa and training restaurants, The T Hotel forms a vital element of the HTI's ongoing initiative to provide integral vocational training beyond the classroom environment. The T Hotel is operated by trainees under the supervision of experienced professionals from various fields of the hospitality industry.As our trainees deliver this unique brand of hospitality while in return receive world-class vocational training, we look forward to welcoming you to The T Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The T Hotel Hong Kong