Just spent a week at this hotel - our third time in as many years.
I can safely say that this is my favorite hotel in Hong Kong. (Really! - see my review of the Ritz Carlton) Their rooms are the largest of any I have seen on Hong Kong island and the prices are very reasonable.
One must remember that this is a training hotel (*gasp* maybe that's why the hotel is so named) and that the service can oscillate between "overwhelming" (6 students to open the door for you when you arrive?) and "oh lord, I don't know what I'm doing". Fortunately, their instructors are never too far away, and are always on hand to salvage the situation.
The lovely touches in this hotel are those that you only expect in the finest establishments. Turndown service with petite fours and a bucket of ice are wonderful, but the masterstroke is in providing a bath toy every evening for your child. That is gold. (only 1 teddy bear per stay Conrad? *Humpf*)
The location, is one that I had struggled to rate. it is in honesty a 5 star rating for me. Only because I have a) family living in the vicinity and b) I actually dislike jostling with the 7million people in the more central areas of Hong Kong. But for the benefit of most people who presumably want to be somewhere or see something (other than the gorgeous surroundings) I give it a conservative 3 stars.
My one bugbear, is that the TDS training restaurant does not admit children. (I can't imagine why!) so choices for dining are limited solely to the lounge (where breakfast is also served). The food is otherwise very palatable, if not lovely; although I think I may have pushed the boundaries of student capabilities when I asked for poached eggs for breakfast. Poor dears may have gone through half a basket to get them perfect... but like most things at the hotel, they eventually get there. And they get there with an A+.
- 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