The Best Western Causeway Bay is located in an older, authentic, part of Hong Kong called Wan Chai. It’s on a small, narrow alley surrounded by various businesses, apartment buildings, bus lines, and ... more
The Best Western Causeway Bay is located in an older, authentic, part of Hong Kong called Wan Chai. It’s on a small, narrow alley surrounded by various businesses, apartment buildings, bus lines, and restaurants (cheap eats to mid-range).
It’s a little hard to find, even for taxi drivers but with a printout of the hotel and our cell GPS, the driver was able to find it. In order to get a taxi, you will need to get to the main road about 2 blocks away.
It’s generally quiet as most businesses in the alley close by 8 but there are a lot of cars because of the clubs nearby.
When you enter the hotel, the bottom floor is a waiting area for the bus shuttle and it has luggage storage. There is an elevator that takes you to the 3rd floor, where you will find the hotel check-in and then a second set to elevators that takes you to the rooms.
The halls are narrow and the rooms are tiny. We stayed in a City View Room. We’ve travelled throughout Asia and this was the smallest room we have ever stayed in.
There was a 10 foot hallway from the door to the bed area with a little bathroom, just past the hotel room door. The room was well designed with a nicely decorated and functional bathroom, lovely ceiling fixtures, and side tables. But there was absolutely no place to rest your luggage except beside the kettle and coffee that sit on the window sill. There was no dresser and very little floor space.
They only have 220 volt outlets so an adapter is necessary for devices and hair dryers, etc. There was a room safe and the air conditioner worked very well. The hotel housekeeping was very polite and often greeted us with a smile, when we were in the halls.
There was free Wi-Fi which was pretty good. I would give 6.5 out of 10.
The people at the hotel registration and the breakfast/lounge are very nice, helpful, professional, and speak fairly good English. The people in the luggage/hotel shuttle area are a little curt but generally helpful.
There are two computers in the breakfast/lounge area that are free of charge to use and have good internet service.
The location is wonderful to catch any bus or street car. It is a 10 minute walk from the subway line but during the rush hour (3:00 PM to 7:00 PM), it is incredibly busy and takes closer to 30 minute to get back.
It’s a quick walk to the bus for Victoria Peak or the Happy Valley Racecourse. There’s a little food market open until 8 (recommend getting there by 6:30 PM) or some stalls may have run out of food or are already closed.
There’s also an inexpensive, 24-hour laundromat with self-serve machines or laundry service, about 2 blocks away.
My only word of caution is because this hotel is in a commercial and residential area of Wan Chai, it’s a little dirty and I did see a rat coming from the residential building across from the hotel. The hotel was INCREDIBLY CLEAN but I thought I should mention this.
The Best Western Causeway Bay is a good value (if paying under $130 CAD/$100 USD) if you like being close to amenities and transit and want to stay in an authentic part of Hong Kong and enjoy close quarters. less