Hotel Jen itself is a nice and modern building located in the Western district and I feel that the hotel's location is its biggest "negative" point. I would like to point out that we did not find it a big problem, however, it will take you a while to familiarise yourself with the area and how to get the most out of it. First of all, the hotel provides you with a free shuttle and they will even fax/e-mail the pick up schedule to you, however, beware that this will be of very little use to you unless you manage to stand at the exact intended pick up point at the time of collection! For the first few nights of our stay we chose Lanatu island and then moved into Honk Kong and Hotel Jen. We decided to take a free shuttle from outside the Central Ferry terminal, the pick up schedule that was conveniently faxed to us the day before advised to wait outside terminal 7. So we arrived and waited by a bus stop what seemed to be directly outside the terminal 7 only to see the hotel's bus to cruise past us! So I had to phone the hotel directly to make sure that the next time the bus actually stops. Consequently, 45 min later the bus re-appeared again and stopped on the corner of a bus stop located between terminals 6 and 7. The extremely unwelcoming bus driver proclaimed that was the designated pick up spot (no idea how we were supposed to know this) and what I actually realised was that if the bus driver does not see anyone standing on the precise pick up spot of each location he does not even stop to see if any potential clients would emerge from somewhere - completely bizzare! Needles to say, we did not bother with the shuttle bus anymore and instead explored the public transport options. We found the trams to be the most convenient form of transportation from the hotel, the tram stops are located just around the corner on Des Veux road and all trams take you to the central and back, the ride only costs $2! The hotel itself is very clean, modern and convenient with very efficient room service so I cannot really fault them on anything. Again, interestingly, upon our arrival we were told by the reeptionist that they'd ran out of double rooms (that we'd booked two months prior) and, therefore, she offered a twin room instead. However, when when my partner and I said that this was unacceptable to us and, especially, after I'd suggested that in my opinion the only option was for the hotel to upgrade us to a Jen level for example (we had an ordinary room) a double room had, as if by magic, been found! Another thing that I found quite strange is the unavailability of the Internet - unless you are staying on Jen level there isn't even one public computer that you can use, so unles you are willing to pay $50 an hour for the Internet you're not going to get any! So these are just little obsrvations that I've made, apart from that we enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Jen!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Jen Hong Kong, offers 283 elegant rooms and suites. From the economical to opulent, each room is characterised by clean lines and functional creativity. These accommodations are enhanced by wireless Internet connections, LCD televisions and sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong city and distant mountains. 3 Rooms caters to disabled guests, and 84 rooms have connecting doors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jen Hotel Hong Kong
- Hotel Jen Hong Kong