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“Loved Kowloon & Royal Plaza” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Plaza Hotel
Ranked #29 of 713 Hotels in Hong Kong
India
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“Loved Kowloon & Royal Plaza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2009

Our stay during the New Year's eve was excellent. I specially liked the central location of the hotel with the Grand Central shopping complex and quite close to most tourist attractions of Kowloon island.

I was equally impressed by the helpful nature of Hotel staff in helping us identify tourist spots and giving directions. I'll definitely recommend to my friends.
JILLS DANIEL, India

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  • Stayed December 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

We stayed here at the end of May with our 2 children (ages 7 and 9). I initially booked a Superior Room at a great rate through www.booking.com and when we arrived we were offerred an upgrade to the Executive Club for just A$55 extra per day.

We took up the offer and are so thrilled that we did because it was worth every cent and represented sensational value. We had access to all the wonderful facilities of the Executive Club Lounge which included WiFi, Internet and PC access, light meals, drinks and drinks throughout the day, personalised check-in and check-out and any assistance from the Club Level employees who were all fantastic and discounts to all other facilities and restaurants in the hotel. In addition the upgrade included the option of indulging in the enormous and delicious buffet breakfast at the Hotel's main restaurant La Scala which is always packed with hotel guests and locals, no matter what time of the day (a good sign). For the 4 of us, it was a bargain!

Other reviewers on this forum have complained that they were upgraded but without the privileges or complained that they were not upgraded at all- but I don't agree with their "something for nothing" attitude, especially when the cost to upgrade is next to nothing when comparing how much it would cost in Sydney to upgrade to an equivalent room in an equivalent hotel. Get over it!

Our room on the Executive Floor was huge by HK standards and gorgeous and equipped with a large LCD TV and huge safe to store your laptop. The bathroom was larger than any of my bathrooms at home (and we don't have a small house). The view was overlooking Prince Edward Rd West and the Flower Market as well as a neighbouring school which really interested my kids, especially as MongKok is a place that never sleeps and even the children attend school on weekends (much to the horror of my kids). The curtains were motorised which of course provided a great source of amusement and distraction for the children.

The location of the Hotel is the main reason why I chose to stay here. Within 7 minutes walking distance you can reach MongKok MTR and/or Prince Edward MTR which take you directly to HK island. The MongKok East MTR station is right underneath the Grand Century Place shopping centre which is attached to the Hotel. That's 3 MTRs! Also the MongKok East MTR interchanges with the KCR which is the train you take to go shopping in Shenzhen (Lo Wu station).

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus to Tsim Sha Tsui but we preferred to walk and meander through the shopping centre and MongKok on the way to the MTR station. The public transport in HK is incredibly efficient and there's no waiting around for the next train. Just arrive at the station and an MTR will be there or if not, shortly!

The Grand Century Place shopping centre has a multi-complex cinema, department store and hundreds of clothing and shoe stores. Not to mention great restaurants, small local eateries, bakeries and a large food hall. It's no the biggest shopping centre in HK but definitely suited all our needs and was so convenient to be located next to the Hotel.

Also within short walking distance of the Hotel is the Flower Market, Bird Garden, Fa Yuen Street (markets), Goldfish Market, and the brilliant nightlife of Mongkok Ladies Market and Mongkok area in general. Lots of delicious food to be eaten all through MongKok!

The Hotel's pool and fitness centre were also fantastic. The gym equipment was all new and with a large range of cardio equipment. In each change room there are showers, steam room and sauna as well as a special machine to spin dry your swimming costume. The kids loved the pool with its piped underwater music.

As for dining options at the hotel, there are plenty. But we only ate at La Scala and the Executive Lounge. Judging from the number of locals dining at the hotel restaurants I would assume that the food is definitely up to scratch. During our stay a wedding was taking place in the Hotel which was lovely to witness and we shared the lift with the bride.

My only complaint - and this has nothing to do with the hotel or staff - is that the twin beds in the Executive Room were too small to sleep 2 to a bed comfortably.
My husband and I managed but our children took turns sleeping on the chaise lounge (or the floor as was the case for the elder child) and the bed.
I think had we been in the Superior Rooms the beds were bigger (I had measurements emailed to me before we booked) but then we would have missed out on the luxuries of the Club Floor.

Overall we LOVED our stay at the Royal Plaza. We would definitely stay here again and especially on the Executive Club floor. We have been totally spoiled and can't go back!

PS - As previous reviewers have mentioned there is the issue of having to share the Executive Lounge with the "unsavoury/gluttonous tourist" but what can we do about that? Nothing - they paid their money just as the rest of us have.
We did notice them but it didn't ruin our wonderful holiday. Just look away and out the window!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2009

My company puts us up at this hotel because of cost and location near KCR train, and I have stayed about 12 or 13 times over the last several years. At first, I hated it. At times I have run across loud trashy tour group guests with children, ear splitting lounge singer/act in the lobby, loud door slamming early in the morning by housekeeping staff. But after a while, and if I stay on the club floor and can use the executive lounge without too many of a certain "unsavory/gluttonous" variety of tourists in it, the hotel can be homey and welcoming.

Its sits adjoining the Grand Century shopping mall, which also houses a KCR train stop so its super easy to walk in air conditioned comfort from hotel to mall to train and take easy 40 minute trip to border of china when needed (Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau in Shenzhen).

The rooms are supersize compared to most Hong Kong rooms-- really low priced, clean and have nice amenities and sort of a view of the area. But some people don't like to stay in Mongkok-- not as full of westerners as the Hong Kong side or Tsim Sha Tsui. But I kind of like it. You can walk across the street to the Po Street Bird Garden, take in a movie in the mall, walk down to the goldfish, ladies, or night markets, or eat at a wide variety of restaurants in the mall also such as "Simply Thai"-- one of the better ones.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Traveler_Ms_M
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94 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2009

I have spent one night in this hotel on a short business trip to Hong Kong - my first visit. I booked an executive room, and was delighted to be upgraded on arrival into a deluxe suite which was very extravagent, but nevertheless lovely.

The room was huge with panoramic views, a living room which was good to hold meetings in around the table which would have sat up to 6 people. It had a guest bathroom and kitchenette facilities.

The bed was vast, as was the bathroom with a sunken bath and double sinks.

The executive lounge was pleasant enough, with a wide range of dimsum and hors d'ouvres, and complimentary drinks. Staff are attentive and helpful. I had various documents to post which they did without delay.

The business centre is well equipped. I would have liked to have spent longer here to take advantage of the pool, but the location meant that for such a short stay I was very rushed. I would certainly stay here again on a longer trip - it is good value for money, clean and roomy. I didn't venture out of the hotel other than for business meetings due to a really tight schedule, but apparently various tourist attarctions are nearby.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WoodTiger77
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Mumbai
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47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2009

We were a group of 5 adults and 2 kids and we had booked 2 family rooms, which were quite spacious. The good thing is the location, the famous Ladies market is just a five mins walk plus there is a big shopping mall which is connected to the hotel, which has got a good food court. This hotel has a regular bus service to the star ferry point, so there was no problem in commuting too. The buffet breakfast which was a part of the package was very scrumptious and had a wide variety. Only while returning from star ferry to hotel one had to match the bus timings which were once every hour or one could take a taxi which used to cost HKD 40. The staff was quite courteous.

Stayed December 2008
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3 Thank Anuj N
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Northern Ireland
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2009

I've always stayed at this hotel everytime i go to Hong Kong. last year just b4 the olympics08, stayed for 2weeks... room is very modern, with LCD tv, tea and coffee making facility,fridge, air conditionin, u can set at ur temp. It is at a very central location easy reach of the main shopping markets, if u know the area. its beside a shopping mall, so instead of wastin ur money on breakfast at the hotel, just go over to the food court in the shoppin mall, it has a wide variety of choices, and alot cheaper. thers a cinema as soon as u walk through to the mall frm the hotel, which is great. the train is exactly frm the shoppin mall, if u take it to Sha Tin, it stops at another shoppin mall which is alot bigger than the one beside the hotel. mong gok central is bout 15minutes walk frm hotel thru the shoppin mall. or if u cnt b bothered walkin, share a taxi, it wudnt jump as it so close so it cost bout hk$15. overall is a great hotel, for central location, easy reach of anything. wud definately stay ther again!

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank asian_brit
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2009

Loved the fact hotel is next to cinema and shopping mall. (McDonalds and KFC in the food court). Easy to get cabs to and from hotel. Airport Express has a free shuttle that runs every 20 minutes between hotel and Kowloon Station. The hotel also has a shuttle bus that runs throughout the day and early evening to Tsim Tsa Tsui (next to Peninsula Hotel). If that is not enough, the MTR Mong Kok East station is next door and one can travel to New Territories, Shenzhen, or go to Tsim Sha Tsui East Station for a easy interchange to MTR trains going to Hong Kong Island. I found the breakfast buffet price to be quite expensive but they did have a great selection. Bathrooms have good water pressure and hot water, good air conditioning, and each room has a fridge and mini bar.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank river_plate_94
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Property: Royal Plaza Hotel
Address: No.193 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Region: China > Hong Kong > Mong Kok , Prince Edward
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
#26 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#28 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#38 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Plaza Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 699
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Mong Kok, the bustling heart of vibrant Kowloon, Royal Plaza Hotel sits atop the MTR Mong Kok East Station with connecting point to China on a 45-minute train ride and is easy access to public transportation. The Hotel is connected to a seven storey shopping complex and numerous traditional markets with its abundance of stalls ans shops for fashion and electronic appliances are within a 10-minute walk from the hotel's doorstep. Awarded as "Travel Choice - Family Hotel 2014" by Tripadvisor, the newly renovated rooms with a choice of two queen-sized beds in a superior space, which is designed to more than comfortably accommodate families and groups comprised of 4 guests. The hotel features free Wi-Fi in all guestrooms, a 40-metre swimming pool, a well-equipped gymnasium and three restaurants and bar. ... more   less 
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