This hotel is a well appointed one.
We had a easy room upgrade upon arrival, from a Deluxe room to a Grand Deluxe room.
The staff were friendly, and we had a welcome bottle of pommagne - my birthday :-)
The room was clean, regularly serviced, and checked by service managers each day.
Mini-bar well appointed and TV good.
The pool, gym, spa and lounge are all very well looked after, and the pool has a panoramic view of the harbour.
There are 3 restaurants and a café in-house, although very expensive, the food is good.
The location is very central to North Point, where there is much eating and transport hook-ups.
As with much of HK, there is always traffic and building noise - so it's tough to get away from this, and the hotel location is no exception - there is a building going up next door, so noise from this and traffic noise from the Eastern corridor road at the front, can be heard, but this should not detract from a great stay. It simply cannot be helped and we very soon got used to it - the air conditioning in the room soon drowned that out :-)
Shopping is "local" in North Point, but it doesn't take much to get a tram or MTR (underground) or bus to Central or Causeway Bay for some good designer shopping.
There is a free shuttle bus to and from the above places, and a limousine service available to and from the airport - well worth the extra cost, $800 from the airport and a reduction for return to the airport @ $700, as the airport is not easy to get to.
The hotel itself is generally not bad. The location may be a bit out the way but the North Point metro is a 5 minute walk away. The price is what I would call "reasonable" for the standard of the accommodation. Hotel staff behind the counter speak some basic English but do not expect a high level of the language (after all, this is not the UK anymore folks!). Breakfast was better than expected and included in the price, staff are very friendly, helpful and kind. I stayed for 7 nights in total and was pretty satisfied all in all. The only bad side was I noticed a fair bit of mold in the bathroom, and also my curtains were falling apart possibly due to their age. Recommended tho!
Cheap and convenient, North Point is a busy Chinese neighborhood of apartments and commerce, where the MTR (subway), ferry, tram, and buses converge. Visit Sunbeam Theatre for the spectacle of Chinese opera, Chun Yeung Street for food and cheap clothes, and Marble Street for its truly intruiging offerings. Supermarkets, affordable dining options, herbal stores, markets, and clothing stores abound.
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