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Two MacDonnell Road
Ranked #139 of 719 Hotels in Hong Kong
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Surprised in a good way...”
Reviewed 11 November 2007

A friend of mine stayed over in HK about a month before me and the hotel room he got was dreadful, his view as horrible, and the room very average. So when I went over to HK I wasn't expecting, much, I was quite surprised with my stay given his experience.

THE ROOM
Reasonable size considering the horrible things I've heard about HK hotels. The bed was quite hard, but for the most part the room was comfortable. There was free wired internet access in the hotel.

FACILITIES
+Modest gym, just enough to get by.
+Shuttle bus in the morning to the CBD, returning in the afternoon - several trips a day.
+Coffee shop/restaurant - No breakfast, the food is pretty average, hit and miss on some items. Quite cheap though ($68-$100HK)

LOCATION
About a 15 minute walk from IFC, it's up a bit of a hill though so can be a pain getting back. The shuttle bus is handy though, or there's always a taxi.

Enjoyed myself here, and would go again.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2007

This was our first trip to Hong Kong as a family of four, two adults, two children (5yrs, 1yr) and we were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Although, I must admit it did look very different from the website pictures (it was renovated last year). When we arrived the service was great and the baby cot had already been set up in the room. The biggest plus was the location - we could walk pretty much everywhere we wanted to go or take a quick taxi ride to Central MTR. The Peak Tram almost goes past the door. A few downsides - the rooms were compact (but well furbished), the mattress was VERY hard and there was no breakfast service. There is a supermarket close by so we stocked up on milk, fruit etc and breakfast goodies. It was very quiet, clean, friendly and the staff were helpful. For the price, in Hong Kong, we were happy. We stayed 3 nights.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — hard bed, no breakfast
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 April 2006

Having seen an earlier review which said it was shabby we were worried about our choice.

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children - aged 2 and 4. Our children have eczema hence the need to have self catering facilities. Our parents who live in HK checked the place out for us and said it was nice. Indeed they compared it to the YWCA which is next door and recommended it above that.

Our two weeks there we found the following:
1. The location was excellent - 5 minutes from a park and 15 minutes from another park. The main "supermarket" was Park n Shop - about 5 minutes from the hotel and stocks all the usual European foods as well as Chinese food. You can get most places by taxi but for us we enjoyed walking (at least going down - the climb back was harder and we occasionally took a taxi back.

There is also a free shuttle bus to the heart of HK every morning and evening which we took advantage of occasionally.
2. The room was cleaned every day which we did not expect. Having clean sheets / towels etc everyday was nice especially with 2 young children (you need to do your own dishes and our 1st visit to park n shop was to get washing up liquid).
3. The view was suburb. We were on the 15 floor looking straight down on the park and the central district.
4. We found the service very good. We asked for an extra single bed which was there and asked for various thing thought the stay (extra towels - a high chair - you may want to ask for this beforehand as they indicated they had limited availability for highchairs).
5. The kitchen was small but it had a hob cooker/ microwave/ fridge/ cutlery provided and some frying pans. It had cable TV (x2), a hair dryer, a bath with shower, a small safe, and plenty of cupboard space. We managed fine over 2 weeks although longer we would have definitely missed the oven.
6. The room itself was clean but was small. It has a main room and a double bedroom. We paid HK $ 1700 per night - not cheap but checking elsewhere was excellent value for money for self catering in HK.

It would have been ideal for 2 people but after asking for the extra bed beforehand we managed with 2 very young children - they slept on the double bed with one of the adults with one adult on the spare bed. (They had a HK $ 1500 room but I suspect the extra space was necessary for us)

If there were 2 older children it would have been a problem and I should certainly check out availability of larger rooms if that is the case for you.
7. We didn't try the restaurant because of our children’s condition and the gym was small but functional.

We had an excellent holiday and on the whole we were very pleased with our choice.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed 16 September 2005

My company put me up here on my 1st visit to HK, it is supposed to be a corp apartment. This place was probably liveable 5 years ago, but is badly in need of refurbishment.

1) They do not differentiate Smoking and Non-Smoking floors; my room was ok but my hallway REAKED of smoke.
2) Carpet was disgusting -- would not walk barefoot
3) bed was hard as a rock, like sleeping on the floor
4) Couches were uncomfortable and old, would not want to "lounge" on them.
5) Air conditioning in room was loud
6) Coffee Shop food was dreadful, and they stopped serving at 9:30pm. 1st night I got there could not get even a bottle of water. No other restaurants nearby, either, so you have to bring food from downtown.
7) Gym is a room w 2 treadmills, stairmaster, and a few weights.

I would compare this to a rundown Howard Johnson's in the US. Definitely not as nice as, say, a Marriott Residence Inn in the US.

  • Stayed September 2005, travelled on business
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Property: Two MacDonnell Road
Address: 2 Macdonnell Road | Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, China
Region: China > Hong Kong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #139 of 719 Hotels in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Two MacDonnell Road 3.5*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Hong Kong Island, Two MacDonnell Road enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, restaurants, shopping hub of Hong Kong. Situated only 1.2 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. The facilities and services provided by Two MacDonnell Road ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like disabled facilities, airport transfer, car park, business center, coffee shop. The hotel features 213 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each including television, microwave, television LCD/plasma screen, internet access - wireless, satellite/cable TV. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including fitness center, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Hong Kong, make Two MacDonnell Road your home away from home. ... more   less 
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