HI is not a 4 star hotel chain in the USA which is carried by their sister hotels, Inter continental and other related chains. In Asia, HI has a good brand premium in Asia
Above stated is for dumbing down your expectations as "what you pay is what you pay". For HI space in HK is super premium and expecations are to be compromised unless you wanna to pay US$200 more ie (US$300-400 pn) for the Hyatt or the Shang
Our small room was shrunk further once the sofa was rolled up into single seater, next to the double for the 3 of us. Once unfolded, you hardly have any room to sit and write the writing table.. As for water/harbour views, don t expect any out of your window - you are blocked by older and new high rises
As with every HI (at least most), expect good standard service but mediocre (lousy) breakfast ) eg oily vegan noodles here with sausage /ham(not the gourmet type), weak coffee, orange cordial and not OJ.
Unless you are scrimping, you will need to put up with strangers at breakfast during peak hour (just eat and go).
. If you have deep pockets, head next door to the chinese restaurant named dim sim Square which has yummy dim sum but which will set up easily by HK$180 (US$25+) for 3 pax on 11 dishes of dim sim. Besides dim sim, there are other restaurants eg Macau-nese and malaysian cuisine around the corner..
Above are not meant to dampen your stay and as i m regular with the HI brand/segments world wide this would be my hotel of choice for consistent approach re clean rooms, towels and rewards with free nights.Whatever negatives (including little lobby/waiting room) is compensated by their competitive prices in good locations.
You will save a few bucks more by taking their shuttle from H1 doorway on arrival on the airport express to Hong Kong Station. The snag is standing in a quiet corner outside the hotel exposed to sun and rains as there is no bus shelter. All you need to do as the bus whizzes by and if you are on opposide side of road (corner of hotel), just wave your hands vigorously when you see the bus coming, The drivers are normally good and they know you are a free loading shuttle passenger. .
Have a happy stay at HI.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Let Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong SoHo be your home away from home for your next visit to Hong Kong. Conveniently located at Sheung Wan, we are close to a number of prosperous areas such as SoHo, Lan Kwai Fong, the Central (the financial hub of Hong Kong), IFC Mall, the Hong Kong & Macau Ferry Terminal as well as the famous Hollywood Road (Antiques Street) and Upper Lascar Row (Cat Street). Travel easily to other parts of the city with 5 mins walk to Sheung Wan MTR station or readily available taxis. All guestrooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, comprehensive TV channels, work desk, complimentary Smart Breakfast & free high-speed Internet access with Wi-Fi. Our Superior Room is located on a high floor & features a Victoria Harbour View. Our hotel has harbour view meeting rooms on the 38 floor and all necessary facilities which serve the needs of commercial clients. Last but not the least, kids under 18 can stay free when sharing a room with their parents. Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong SoHo is the first hotel in the world to achieve four platinum or equivalent of Green awards: (1) LEED new construction by United States Green Building Council (2) BEAM Plus by Hong Kong Green Building Council (3) Green Mark by Singapore Building & Construction Authority (4) Three Star Green Building Label, China - China Green Building Council. ... more less
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