Room: Stayed 5 nights towards end of August. I did the reservation online on their website almost month earlier. Asked for and got a non-smoking HarborView at Level 21 upon check-in. No bathtub in room; shower cube cramped; room size just right for a 3-member family, might feel cramped if more folks staying than that; but otherwise clean and great.View from the room was excellent. You could have harbor view breakfast/dinner right in the room! You can refill drinking water at the corridor water cooler if you need more.
Wifi worked great for my iphone in my hotel room for at least the first 3 days. Hotel is right off the Nathan road shopping belt and nearby MTR/bus-stops.
Getting here: Took cab from airport. Cost about 260HKD. If you are a family, dont bother taking the AirportExpress/bus thingy. Money-wise its almost the same or worse deal with all the hassle included.
Food: Wellcome super market is right opposite and will help stock up with fruits/milk/water/bread/cheese etc. There are no 'vegetarian' food options, (esp breakfast) nearby this hotel. So your best bet is TST, esp for indian vegetarian folks. The United Cafe (next to Cafe De Corral) has vegetarian sandwich/pasta options for lunch/dinner; if you are too tired to hunt around.
Lifts: Never had much trouble with the hotel lifts as some of the other reviews had pointed out. Perhaps it was a function of occupancy/season. But it seemed fine on both weekends/weekdays that we stayed. Note that though the hotel has 24 levels, only levels 12-24 or so are hotel rooms; so the lift stops at Ground, Breakfast/Mezzanine and then to straight to Level12.
I always used Jordan MTR which was a 5-7 mins walk away. Hotel concierge was good with directions/recommendations for prominent sight-seeing points.
TST is nearby. Take mini-bus 6 right outside the hotel to get there in style :) It's about 2/3 stops only and importantly seems to run every 2 mins the whole day. Walking to TST is possible but would take almost 20 mins or so. You could cut-across through the next-door Kowloon park to reach TST. I relied on CityMaps2Go app for walking directions.
ICC-100 is about 20-30HKD cab ride away from this hotel. As is Mong-kok, TST etc.If you are say a 4-member group, this will work cheaper/convenient than taking MTR.
Money-changing: It looks like Chungking mansions is 'THE' place to get the best rates.
General: None of the cabbies seem to understand English. So be sure to get the 'cantonese'/mandarin flash-card for your destination at the concierge before you head out. And be sure to 'fold' the paper correctly with only the relevant text showing. My card said 'Ocean Park -- Bus XXX -Admiratly'. And i got dumped at the bus-stop first :)
MTR: Found it more efficient than Singapore. But if you had a stroller or luggage, you would've to haul it up/down a flight of stairs within the MTR as well as across the turnstiles. Overall this part felt more like the NYC metro.
I would stay here again.
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