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“good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Empire Hotel Wan Chai

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The Empire Hotel Wan Chai
Ranked #123 of 713 Hotels in Hong Kong
Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

I have stayed at the Empire twice now, and taken friends there.
Yes the rooms aren't massive, but this is Hong Kong and unless you pay top dollar you are not going to get a huge room.
The hotel is in a great location. Just near an MTR station and on the tram line. Walking distance to ferry terminal and Times Square. In an area of good bars and restaurants.
I have read the posts about the bathrooms and general cleanliness but not experienced that. Our rooms have always been clean.
I would stay there again as it is value for money in a good location

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Stayed for one night on business. Rooms were small and in poor condition, bathroom had clearly not been cleaned effectively for a long time. Whole room smelled slightly damp. I would never stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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119 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Pros
-Excellent location, in Wan Chai, close to MTR and shops
-Modern hotel but room is a little tired
-Upper floor room, quiet, with view of the harbour

Cons
-Small room, cramped hallway
-Very expensive internet

Despite it's flaws, it's good value considering its location. I would consider staying there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sea2skyaus
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Bergen
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

This hotel has a good location, but absolutely nothing more. The rooms are very small, very old and theres a smell of mold. Bathrooms are uncleane and rather revolting. Aircondition only worked in 2 settings; off or extremely cold. And I almost forgot, the sound isolation is terrible, which is bad since the Hotel is located in a noise area.

For the prise you can do much, much better.....

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tor A D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Great hotel great location good quality rooms very clean and the staff are very helpful too. Will stay again on my next visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Marc M
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Reception staff is friendly and efficient, rooms are small but comfortable. Downside: no closet and decent drawers, so you have to hang your clothes on a rack and cannot really unpack unless you want everything laying around on one tiny shelf.
Bathroom is quite small, looking at is from a positive viewpoint would be to say that is very efficient. It starts to show that the hotel has been around for a while; mouldy corners, smelly shower curtain. But still acceptable.
Bed is quite comfortable with enough pillows and the tv is of good size.
My laptop died on me, but the staff was very friendly and provided one for me to use. Compliments here!
Two downpoints:
First of all the breakfast is pretty awful; it is expensive and there is no fresh fruit or juice, both are from a can or powder. The bread is of poor quality, soggy and dry at the same time. Accross the street is a coffee shop that sells good coffee, tea, juice and bread. So after 2 attempts I went there.
Second of all the hotel is located in the bustling center of Wanchai, the bar area where everybody goes to party until late into the night. And since a lot of bars are open on the streetside, this involves a lot of screaming and music. When you're not part of the party crowd and can sleep your way into the day, but have early morning meetings like normal people with a job to do, this is not the place to stay. Not even on the 18th floor. Consider spending a few tenners more and sleep in decently isolated hotel rooms.
All in all, if you're there to party or if you are a very easy sleeper there is no reason why you should not stay here. For others, consider your options or bring a stack of ear plugs.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Empire Hotel Wan Chai

Property: The Empire Hotel Wan Chai
Address: No.33 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
Region: China > Hong Kong > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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
Hotel Style:
#101 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Empire Hotel Wan Chai 4*
Number of rooms: 363
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Empire Hotel Hong Kong - Wan Chai is situated in a Central Business District of Hong Kong Island between Central and Causeway Bay. The hotel is just within minutes of walking distance of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, a colourful array of nightlife entertainments nearby and well-designed shopping malls catering to every taste and budget in the neighbouring Causeway Bay and Admiralty. ... more   less 
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