The checkin was quick and friendly. Friendly and efficient room service. Yes, the rooms are small but this is Hong Kong and for the price I've paid, I can not complain. The room size are clearly me... more
The checkin was quick and friendly. Friendly and efficient room service. Yes, the rooms are small but this is Hong Kong and for the price I've paid, I can not complain. The room size are clearly mentioned on all the booking sites so I can not understand why people book these rooms anyway, just to complain about it afterwards. This hotel was the only hotel with a swimming pool within my budget. I had to choose between a slightly bigger room at a different hotel or this hotel with a pool. I've made the right choice as the location is excellent, right next to the metro and close to Hollywood Street, bus and tram stops. Many restaurants in the area, just walk up towards the mountain towards 2nd and 3rd streets. The pool on the rooftop terrace, 38th floor was a great relief from the humid Hong Kong heat with amaizing 360 degree views of the city. Rather spend free time there than in a bigger room elsewhere. The elevators were no slower than any of the many elevators I've used in Hong Kong. The beds were hard and will be uncomfortable for those not used to traveling in Asia.
I've seen people coming into the hotel after a very hot, humid, tiring and expensive day of traveling or sightseeing. They are irritated and start finding fault with everything, from the elevators all the way up to the swimming pool. I can understand why people give this hotel bad reviews and I honestly feels this is unfair and undeserved. I appreciate the option and availability of a budget in Hong Kong. The money I'm saving on the room, I spend elsewhere in the city, buy clothes, cocktails and nice restaurants. After all, I really only sleep there as I didn't come to Hong Kong to spend my holiday in a room, any room. less