We would thoroughly recommend this hotel for an overnight stay after a long haul flight. The rooms were excellent and the view of Lantau was lovely from the window. We ate in the restaurant on our first night because we were tired and hungry from our flight and it was reasonably priced considering the high standard of the food. It was handy to be right next to the Citygate mall outlet and we picked up some bargains in time for our flight the next day. The location is also very close to the cable car for the Big Buddha, but unfortunately the cable car was not working due to maintenance.
We paid extra to stay on the Executive levels and I think it was well worth the extra price. The room was lovely with very nice views, comfortable bed and good bathroom facilities. It was spotlessly clean and I was grateful for the Nespresso machine in the room. We very much enjoyed the buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks included in the price. The pool area was pleasant and for those not wanting to head into the city to shop, Citygate is attached to the hotel (however, we didn't find any bargains!!). If you want to explore further, there are other options close by as well as the train to take you into the city but we were content to stay at the hotel to rest before heading home.
Check in staff were fabulous as well as those serving in the dining room and on the Executive level. However, I wasn't impressed with the 2 gentlemen checking us out at 6am. They were quite rude and dismissive.
The shuttle service between the airport and hotel was efficient and pretty easy to find although I would suggest guests 'google' where to find the shuttle buses as it's not overly clear in the airport and the airport ground staff aren't that helpful.
We'll definitely stay here again and would recommend this hotel for those wanting to break a long journey.
This is my third time in novotel citygate. we chose this hotel because of its location. first and second stayed was delighted but our third stayed will be our last time with novotel citygate.
hotel location is good for catch the flight or go to hk disneyland. the outlet is just outside the hotel, also lots of resturants. But our last stayed was unpleasant. The room looks old than it should be, fail to maintain, boiling water pot was dirty and a bit rusty. The room is too small for its price, we went there on normal weekend and the price up to $2800hk per night for a standard room without breakfast, we booked the room online but pay direct at the hotel, the price that we booked and the price that we paid is totally different, the front-desk answered us(with bad attitude) that because of weekend so they increased the price.
anyway, check twice about additional that you may have to pay when you arrived. Good luck.
Thank you for your continued patronage of Novotel Citygate on your vacations to Hong Kong.
It is wonderful to learn that you have chosen Novotel Citygate based on its great location and easy connectivity to several destinations of interest for you and your family.
I do apologize if some of the equipment in your room showed areas of wear and tear; that is most unfortunate. I can let you know that preventative maintenance, replacement of equipment and continued upgrade of our furniture and fixtures is a constant activity we undertake, but perhaps we need to take more care in this regard.
I am sorry but I cannot comment on your feedback in regards to booking and paying charges as this is not clear in your review; what I can say is that some on line travel agents advertise rates without the service charge component and this may have given you a misleading feeling.
At Novotel Citygate and Accor we practice dynamic pricing, which simply equates to our prices changing based on demand and supply principles; if there is a strong demand for rooms in Hong Kong on a specific day, the price will be higher than when demand is low. I would strongly recommend you to join Accor’s loyalty program Le Club, which offers great promotions and discounts throughout the year to all Accor’s thousands of hotels as well as a host of benefits like free Wi-Fi when booking on Accor’s or hotel’s websites.
Thank you once again for your feedback and I do hope that you consider to stay with us again when you are next visiting Hong Kong.
The hotel is just 5 min from the airport. We used their free shuttle, just ask information for the location. It's actually very easy to find. We arrived early so we asked if it is possible to use the shower while we waited for our room. And they agree right away, they gave us a voucher to use their shower at the gym. It was just 10 o'clock but after our shower, our room was ready. The room was nice and cozy. Beds comfortable enough. The room and the bathroom had no walls in between though. So it was quite awkward when we have visitors. The hotel is linked to the City-gate outlet, great bargain there for shopaholics. For transportation, the Tung Chung MTR station is just a walk away. All in all we had a great stay. Definitely recommend this hotel.