Tiny rooms (15 square meters) with an interior design sensibility that crosses the line into garish, gaudy, chintsy... I could go on and on. Someone said to me that the interior design of the hotel/ro... more
Tiny rooms (15 square meters) with an interior design sensibility that crosses the line into garish, gaudy, chintsy... I could go on and on. Someone said to me that the interior design of the hotel/rooms resemble hotels/rooms where one might shoot those kinds of videos, to which I replied, "there wouldn't be enough room for the camera equipment", to which he replied, "all you need nowadays is a handheld." Touche.
On the practical side, the so called in-room safe is located very low, almost floor level, and cannot fit a laptop. The shower stall is so tiny that a well built person will not fit. Cheap toiletries. The vanity is located outside the bathroom. The mini refrigerator is just a refrigerator, there is no freezer. The beds are quite firm. (I did not sleep well on any of the 3-nights I was there.) The flat screen TV (which sports a garish red bezel) has limited channels and piss poor reception (not watchable) at the upper channel range. The hotel's entrance is located in a side street. Flimsy in-room slippers. Poor internet. No closet or drawers of any kind. No stand-alone working table.
Any positives? Two free bottles of water every day. Good views of the Happy Valley race course in some of the rooms and city views in others. Very strong water pressure. The hand held shower had a mist spray that, coupled with the very strong water pressure, would have made for an utterly enjoyable shower if the shower stall were larger. Towels were okay.
Never ate at the restaurant. Had no intention of doing so. Caught breakfast at the Coffee Academics on Morrison.
Location wise, the hotel's in Causeway bay and is walking distance to Times Square, Lee Gardens, and Sogo.
Avoid if you have a choice. less