We have stayed in five star hotels in cities around the world and none of them have rooms of a higher standard. The hotel is the sixth floor of a training college and is run by the students under the close supervision of their instructors. Every task has a plethora of willing hands and it's often entertaining to watch the interaction between trainers and trainees. Having said that, sometimes you need to be a little patient as tasks take slightly longer than normal, or when you are asked the same thing two or three times by different people. Play along and it's great fun. And a scotch and dry made with ginger beer instead of dry ginger ale doesn't taste bad anyway!
There are about 35 rooms, mostly with wonderful ocean views. Free internet connection is available for your devices. The restaurant menu is limited, but the food is well presented and very palatable. Most of the dishes are western food. On Friday nights you can access a delightful Chinese meal on a different floor of the building. It's a set menu of about eight or nine courses, but even I managed to thoroughly enjoy the food, despite being very un-adventurous in my eating habits. (OK, I skipped a couple of courses!)
The hotel is a little off the beaten track but easily accessible by bus or taxi. To Central the bus fare is the equivalent of $1US. Taxi was about $7 US. For Ocean Park, Aberdeen or Stanley it's closer than Central Hong Kong hotels. Many taxi drivers are not aware of its existence, so take along the map you get when they email your confirmation.
Because the service is by trainees, and some facilities such as a pool are missing, you certainly wouldn't give this hotel a Five Star rating, but it's a great opportunity to get a five star experience at a three star price.
We will be back!
- 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