This hotel was booked as part of a package in conjunction with Cathay Pacific air tickets to New Zealand, initially I was worried that it was a bit out on a limb but these worries were unfounded.
Situated on Hong Kong Island the Hotel is situated close to the exit of the West Harbour tunnel and the excellent road system makes access easy from the airport. There is a pre-bookable Airport Shuttle bus but if travelling with a small party (4 or 5) it will be almost as cheap to hire one of the small limousines that operate to/from the airport, the price for 4 of us was 750HK$ (£62) for the 30 minute transfer which equates very well with UK Taxi prices.
The hotel itself is a small tower block (32 floors) situated at the West end of Connaught Road, with the entrance off a typically chinese narrow street, nut once inside the entrance foyer was spacious and clean, reception detail was easy but we had a complication when we found that instead of 2 twin bedded rooms, we had 2 rooms with King Size beds, this could have caused problems but was quickly rectified, rooms 1 - 6 on each floor look out over Victoria Harbour and provide a constant ever chanhing view, however, if looking for a harbour view then any floor above 9 would provide the best option.
Our package came with an inclusive breakfast and the 2nd floor restaurant was found to be spacious with attentive staff, the buffet style breakfast providing an excellent array of cuisine from Fresh Fruit and breads, bacon, ham, eggs through to the traditional chinese fare.
Although there was little information readily available to the naked eye, the concierge service was excellent providing a booking service for tours, dining, transport and a ready supply of bottled water upon request.
As already stated the hotel is at the west end of connaught road, and once you have your bearings the local transport system is simple and effective with frequent buses and trams linking with Central and the famous Star ferries to Kowloon and at a flat fare price of $2HK (16p) for a tram ride over any distance one must ask why in the UK we pay £3.00+ to travel just one stop, we have it wrong somewhere.
Lastly if visiting HK don't forget to purchase an Octopus travel card, the cost is $150 but this includes a refundable deposit of $50 giving $100 of travel, this covers you for Buses, ferries, trams, metro, the Victoria Peak tram (watch out for queues) it can also be used to purchase drinks and provisions at the local convenience stores - a real bargain 3 days travelling only cost us $42 (£3.50).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Known for spectacular shopping, sightseeing and entertainment, Hong Kong is ideal for business or leisure travel. With a beautiful backdrop of Victoria Harbour, Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong offers great harbour views and easy access to the financial district. Our downtown Hong Kong hotel is located near the MTR subway - HKU station of West Island Line with approximate 6 to 8 minutes on foot, hotel also offers complimentary shuttle to major Hong Kong Island business districts. The lobby's interactive GoBoard lets you find local restaurants, news and travel conditions. Smartly designed guestrooms offer great views, Marriott signature bedding, LCD TV, complimentary high-speed connectivity in all guestrooms as well as meeting facility, and a luxurious marble bathroom. Our Executive Rooms and Suites provide access to the cozy Executive Lounge. Enjoy a workout in our 24-hour fitness centre and dine at our award-winning restaurant MoMo Cafe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Hong Kong Hotel Hong Kong
- Marriott Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Marriott
- Hong Kong Courtyard
- Courtyard Hong Kong