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Carlton Guest House
Ranked #151 of 271 Hong Kong B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 May 2013

This place might be great for solo backpackers or a couple but not for a family of 4 or more. The place is really dense and you can barely move especially if you and your family/pals are standing all together. There are no dining spaces whatsoever and the room reek of rotten baby milk. The staff is great though and accommodating. Not as great as the budget rooms in Ho Chih Minh but I also understand that HK has a higher cost of living compared to Vietnam/Philippines. The building also looks unsafe, with shady characters roaming the ground floor at night, I recommend you to accompany your lady companions if you're a guy. I don't mind the smell of curry powder in the air, and this building looks like the little India of HK, with lots of Halal foods available. What's great about this place is the price and the accessibility to a lot of famous landmarks situated in Kowloon island. The MTR station is also nearby, and there is a shopping mall at the bldg next to it. I would recommend it if you're in a tight budget and just need a place to sleep/bathe/leave your baggage. Please don't leave anything valuable and keep your passport with you.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

It probably wasn't the best ever stay that you could've hoped for, but it was much better than the other guest houses nearby. The bathroom didn't actually have a real 'shower', it only had a hose in the same 1m x 1.5m 'room'. The room we stayed in had 2 beds & a TV. The TV had only 1 English channel. The guest house was on the 16th floor of a place called 'Chung King Mansions', and although it was a bit of a regrettable experience, it is MUCH better than the guest houses on lower floors. If you are looking for a good holiday & a memorable experience (for the right reasons), then you should probably spend a few more dollars on a 4-star hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Don't let the other reviews scare you off. Sure, its no five star resort but as far as budget rooms in HK go you could do a lot worse. Our room was clean, and cleaned daily. The room is tiny, actually I don't think it could be any smaller and still have a double bed in there, but that's no reason to leave a bad review - you should know that before you book it. Staff were friendly enough, Wifi was good.

Chung King is where almost all the budget guesthouses in HK are located, and its a vibrant building with many nationalities. There are lots of great food options too, and it's a great place to change your money (we were even able to exchange nepalese rupees, at near market rate!).

Carlton is located in Block C, which is seems much quieter then the others too. Every time we used the elevator blocks A & B seem to have line-ups where as we get on the Block C lift straight away. That right there is a big plus for us.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

well, if some travellers could argue that it's at least good value for money, my personal experience is that you could have way better in the same area for he same price

the guest house located in a strange and noisy market.
at least one guest house per floor so this one being at the 15th one, you could easily queue at ground floor 10min to go up (one elevator)

staff is nice but room are really small (smaller than the 6m2 "standard"), old, stink and mine was without window.
And on top of that, it's not clean at all !

another thing, no electronic door or safe

well i don't recommend you this one.

Room Tip: Another guest house, probably avoid the chunk king mansion
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank gringo377
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We had stayed in guest houses from different countries and this is the worst we've ever been. The staff are rude, the lobby is dirty and the worst is the smell. The only good thing about this place is the location. It is not worth it. Better add a couple more dollars and transfer to a more decent hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank tobie1019
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

the hotel is cheap and room is pretty clean but thats the only good thing
room is extremely small, it is actually the smallest you could imagine since the bed is actually the room with additional small room to enter it and the small shower room
elevators are slow and shared with other guest houses on this mansion
so sometimes you need to wait in line for the elevator to come
if the guy likes you, you'll get a little bit better service
the location is very good, close to everywhere

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Shmulik C
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

the size of the room is 3.5 X 2 METERS. size of the toilet is 2 X 3 FEET. You must take your SHOWER SITTING ON THE TOILET BOWL. The staff are so RUDE SPECIALLY the INDONESIAN MAID with a long and dirty TOENAILS and wearing cloth that looks like a RAG. Under my bed has a bags of cements, tiles and other construction materials. Air condition and tv are NOT WORKING, i report it to the FRONT DESK for several times but no actions they made and they reasoned is, "it is a good and cold weather anyway" What a bad reason from them, they change the bed sheet only once in our 4 days of stayed. I book 3 months ago at CARLTON GUEST HOUSE on the 15th floor, but on the day of our arrival in CARLTON GUEST HOUSE no room was available and they transfer us at LUCKY GUEST HOUSE on the 12TH FLOOR, and it will take you 20 to 30 minutes lining up and down on the elevator with a capacity of 5 to 6 PERSONS without LUGGAGE. TERRIBLE smell in the ground floor FULL OF INDIAN STORES. Too much traffic with people you cannot walk comfortably going to the elevator. Air condition units of the neighbor buildings are too noisy. Never never stay on this GUEST HOUSE if you don't want to spoil your trip. You will regret staying on this guest house. ITS JUST A WASTE OF MONEY.

Room Tip: most of the rooms are NO WINDOWS
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank snipershooter
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Address: Room C1,Block C, Floor 15, Chung King Mansion, Nathan Road 36-44, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,, Hong Kong, China
Region: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #151 of 271 B&Bs / Inns in Hong Kong
Price Range: £20 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carlton Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Opening in 2012,offer the cheapest budget guest room for guest and located in the heart of Hong Kong.Room with Free Internet Access,TV,Air-Condition,Fan,Bathroom,Telephone,Soap and Towel,24 hours Hot Water is available. ... more   less 
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