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The T Hotel
Ranked #7 of 721 Hotels in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

My wife and I stayed 4 nights and enjoyed every moment. As other reviewers have said, it's off the beaten path but worth it. The view of the South China Sea is beautiful as ships and ferries criss-cross the sea outside your window. The breakfast buffet is delicious and they also offer an omelette station. The staff of students are enthusiastic and attentive to all your needs. We enjoyed being a part of their training experience from check-in, to meals, housekeeping and check-out. Transit by bus in Hong Kong is very efficient and easy to navigate. Getting from the hotel to Hong Kong Center is easy and only 15 minutes. We highly recommend this hotel and the experience it offers.

Room Tip: Rooms near the dining room offer a broad view of the South China Sea.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

thid is a good hotel that really really worth to go
in.i will definitdly go there again and intirduce this to my friends

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
Thank pekklec
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Stayed 5 nights with my wife, daughter (3+), and son (2).
Initial vibes were weird as many of the rest have experienced. Primarily the over whelming help and some minor miscommunications. Got used to it really fast though and really appreciated the service.
Children loved the free apples and staff are always keen to help and interact.
Lovely room with a view.
Breakfast was alright by international standards. Thought they can change the menu more often as most items were similar. Got a little boring by the 4th day.
Free transport to mtr and some other stations on weekdays.
Only problem for me in future is that hotel policy states that I cannot squeeze 4 in a room when my son turns 4.
15-20 min taxi ride to ocean park and the mtr to Disneyland was very fast too via Hong Kong station.
For less than 200usd a night including a decent breakfast, this is a real bargain.
Btw, my daughter didn't want to go back home to Singapore and I'm pretty sure T Hotel played a part in it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Let's get any possible caveats out of the way. It is in a Southern "suburb" The view is of the innumerable container ships (some amazingly massive) to and from the South China Sea. No city lights. Not bad at all, but not a vibrant cityscape. Beyond that, it is an amazing, gracious, enthusiastic staff, both students and instructors, who want to be certain all is perfect. Hospitality in most of the world is a profession, not a temporary job while we go through college.The rooms are perfect in size. Flat screen in the bathroom that comes on every time you put the card key on the slot lo turn on the power to the room.
I cannot emphasize enough how the culture of gracious service is a part of this experience from beginning to end.
Take the A10 bus from the Airport. Get off at PoK Fu Lam Village, cross the street, the sigh is there a bit high. It is the same building as the Culinary Institute (yes, it is another benefit.)
DO GET AN OCTOPUS CARD. We wish we did. Make sure you take a business card from the Hotel so you can show someone where you need to go. Not everybody speaks or understands English, and they will nod politely, but you will end up riding some bus to the end of the line more than once. Don't panic. Hong Kong is very safe, and someone will help you.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Stayed for 11 nights in October, a wonderful experience. Great friendly service from the trainees. Really good breakfast each morning with a mixture of hot and cold food and fruit and muesli, with great views to the west of Hong Kong over the shipping lanes. The T Hotel is amazing value - very large and comfortable rooms and great views. I wouldn't be put off by the location, you are still very close to Central although obviously no MTR out here, there are about 10 buses which all go into the city or a taxi is about 25 or 30 HKD and takes only 10 to 15 minutes. It's actually nice to stay away from the very centre and is peaceful and relaxing as a result. Stay here if in Hong Kong, you won't regret it

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view. There is a good walking route to the peak past Pok Fulam reservoir to the Peak...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank James D
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

The T Hotel is an interesting place and my feelings are mixed. Obviously being a training hotel the staff are learning their trade, but the service is mixed. When we checked in, we were assisted by six different trainees, all enthusiastically trying to assist, but it just created confusion and delay, as no one individual was ultimately responsible, which was a frustrating experience.
The food in the restaurant was fantastic and a good price. Breakfast was good, but the trainees were trying to hard and repeatedly interrupting.
The rooms were large, clean and had interesting views of the shipping - but not of the Hong Kong sky line.
The hotel is located about 10 minutes out of town centre by taxi . I would stay at the T hotel again and would recommend this hotel, if you don't want/need to be in the city centre.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Tonlol
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Currently sitting on balcony watching the world(shipping) go by. It has been an excellent experience as most previous reviewers concur. For the slightly adventurous it's location is not a major problem. A10 bus from the airport,half an hour journey exiting at Pok Fu Lam Village and across the road. Travel to and from the town is just as easy. Attended Chinese banquet on Friday night - 80 locals and us(!) but top class food at great price. Give this hotel and it's young students a try - you will not be disappointed.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Charles G
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Address: 6th Floor, VTC Pokfulam Complex,145 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
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Region: China > Hong Kong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#5 Spa Hotel in Hong Kong
#7 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#10 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#12 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#21 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range: £80 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The T Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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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