When you enter the Kimberley Hotel the lobby looks fantastic. New, clean, shiny.... Unfortunately the rooms are not quite the same. The rooms look a little old and tired but all in all a good size.
We had booked and paid for 3 nights at this hotel but we left after 2. This was not due to the staff - who were friendly, or the room - which was pleasant enough.
On the Sunday morning we awoke at about 8:30am to a lady yelling and screaming in the corridor. Wondering what was going on I went to have a look only to see a naked Chinese prostitute yelling at a door down the hall demanding more money for her services. She was there yelling outside this door for about 10 minutes and verbally abusing any other hotel guest that had come out to see what the commotion was. The door of the room finally opened and the lady's clothes were thrown out the door along with some money.
While this was happening not once did the hotel staff come up and sort the situation out. No doubt they would have known as there is CCTV throughout the hotel. This makes me wonder if this is a common theme in this hotel and if it is actually a red light hotel.
We decided that this scene was not for us so packed up our things and left that day to find another place even though we knew that we would lose the money that had already been paid to the hotel for the rest of the stay.
Upon check out we were qurried about why we had decided to leave early and not stay for the full length that had been paid for. When we told the staff what had happened they didn't even look surprised or offer any apology.
I know that this part of Hong Kong is known for its red light area but this hotel was marketed internationally as a 4 star hotel and this is definitely not what I want to see in a 4 star establishment. I will never stay in this place again or recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kimberley Hotel is centrally located in the bustling shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon with 45 minutes drive from the airport and 15 minutes from the Hung Hom Train Station & Kowloon Station. The MTR station, Star Ferry, Avenue of Star, Hong Kong Space Museum, Cultural Center and major corporate offices are within walking distance. At the Kimberley Hotel, the three elegant restaurants and Bar are on offer to guest, as well as a business center, gym and health spa for your recreation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimberley Hong Kong
- Kimberly Hotel Hong Kong
- Kimberley Hotel Hong Kong