Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Harish29 Unresponsive attitude & poor value for money hotel
Overpriced property. Though conveniently located, the location is not necessarily posh. The staff is not exactly responsive and welcoming as expected in the hospitality industry. Though there is no specific instance to substantiate this feeling but I still felt the smile missing. The rooms are reasonably good and comfortable though small in size.
Two issues which must be addressed urgently are:
- I have never seen any hotel which gives only two 330 ml water bottles to drink in the whole day. Though they provide more water on demand but it is too annoying to keep calling.
- Worst - the breakfast menu. We stayed for 4 nights and were served exactly the same menu, with boring fruits. Hotel needs some creativity to manage costs but still provide variety. Too boring to have same breakfast which was too bare minimum.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bluesilver Great hotel for business stay
I travel frequently for business and have stayed in this property a couple of times. Great location, good service, staff very helpful. Its very convenient for the leisure & business traveller - close to the main business district and also easy to walk to the main tourist attractions. Hotel is clean, modern and has great WIFI, guest lounge with printers, Mac & PCs.
Would highly recommend it for a good value allround hotel.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pookiemonster Good location, brandnew, clean, good service
Nothing to say negative about this hotel. The room is clean and properle prepared. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Only 2 blocks to MTR and tram. Lovely area.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EdR13 Great Property & a Great Value
We enjoyed a great stay! We arrived iat HKG at 10:30PM and took an 11:10PM Airport Express to Hong Kong Station. We arrived outside of the hours when the complimentary shuttle runs from the Station to nearby hotels, including the HI Express. However, we had previously contacted the HI Express and were able to walk to Central Station (which adjoins the Hong Kong Station) and then take the metro to Shueng Wen Station. The hotel was only a 5 minute walk so we were in our room by about 12:00AM (the streets were well lit and lots of people were still out so it was quite safe).
The room itself was very nice and we actually had a view of the Hong Kong Harbor. It included a king-size bed, a work desk and two chairs as well as a built-in shelf. There was a mini-frig and a coffee maker (with tea and coffee). The bathroom was pretty compact and designed to maximize space. The door which closed the bathroom also served as the door to the shower. Kind of tough to imagine till you actually see it but it works well. The entire bathroom is made of frosted glass so it provides privacy but not as much as some individuals might be used to in a traditional bathroom.
The rate (which is incredibly reasonable for Hong Kong) included a wonderful buffet breakfast at the restaurant on the 2nd floor. There was interior seating and seating at an outside balcony (the balcony is in protected area on the back of the building so there was virtually no street noise and/or wind). The buffet was self-service, including coffee/tea. Some Western dishes were offered (i.e., scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, cereal) but we preferred the traditional congee, noodles and sautéed vegetables. It was really delicious. Also, a cinnamon raisin roll was featured.
When we left the hotel, we were able to walk around the corner and use the complimentary shuttle to return to the Hong Kong Station to continue our travels. We highly recommend the Holiday Inn Express Soho. It’s in a very safe neighborhood and it’s very quiet in the early morning hours (not always the case in Hong Kong). Also, you can get virtually door-to-door service to/from Hong Kong Airport if you arrive before the shuttles quit running (i.e., 11:15PM). Our only tiny complaint is that the hotel has three steps at its entry and there is no ramp for luggage so you have to drag it up/down the steps. Otherwise, the hotel is a great find in Hong Kong.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rosarioit Very good position
We arrived from Shenzhen and we take a bus arriving not far from the hotel.
The staff was very friendly and my status Platinum well taken into consideration.
The brekfast was excellent in comparison with other Holiday Inn Express.
To sum up a very good stay.
March 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Drivesman Good Location, Minor niggles
This property's location is very good for access to MTR, places to eat, ATMs, etc. when on vacation.
The building is quite new and fresh. Good Cleanliness. Elevators are fast and efficient, but there is a bit of delay at busy times due to there being 30 guest floors each with a relatively small number of rooms - I guess this is not unusual for a smaller hotel in HK.
The restaurant struggles at peak times to deal with volume of customers and food selection can get limited, but is average for this class of establishment. It is independently operated and the bill cannot be charged to your room.
Staff were welcoming and helpful, however I did experience them queue-jumping Asian guests ahead of westerners - which for a platinum member to experience (there is no priority check-in area for elite members) is not to normal IHG standards. Platinum status seemed to be recognized by a 3-pack of cookies in the room and a couple of drinks left in the refrigerator!
Rooms are quite small with unusual dual-purpose door serving as bathroom and shower door. Amenities are wall-mount dispensers rather than individual bottles/soap bar which makes the accommodation feel a bit down-market.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Avni Very well located...comfortable...value for money
Excellently located in the main HK island walking distance to the Down Town Happening Places and the MTR.
Checkin -Checkout was smooth as a breeze and BF was wholesome although a stifle monotonous and a bit limited in choice.
March 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SingapuRunner Comfortable Bed and Great Service
The room is small, as expected. Even though I have a seemingly queen-sized bed, but if I have my partner with me, the room might be small taking into consideration the luggage we might have with us.
The choice of both soft and hard pillow is a pleasant surprise.
Welcome drink in the room, though, is really a joke. After check-in, the front desk would ask you for a choice of coke or coffee. After not long you got into the room, the housekeeping would deliver your choice ... in a can to you.
March 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by slowe Top-notch location and good value
This hotel's location cannot be beat. Convenient to the MTR and the ferries, and easy to get anywhere in Hong Kong from here. As others have noted, the only thing I can fault with this hotel is the breakfast. Most HIEs in Asia have extensive choices at breakfast, but this breakfast was quite limited, and nothing ever changed from day to day. Really needs improvement to come up to the standard of other hotels in the HIE chain.
March 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HU1234 Good upgard service
This hotel has a good welcome and provide me a upgard to seascape room due to my golden card member.
March 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarkA76 Efficient and effective hotel
The hotel is well positioned for shoppers, tourists and those using the airport express free transfer.
The rooms are modern and user-friendly.
Breakfast room is not fantastic but it is passable,
Overall, a great stay and at current rates I wil stay there again.
March 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nathan2013 nice view and good location
got a room in 32 floor, the view is nice and the facility is basic but acceptable. However the extra sofa bed could have been improved. i do not think the sofa bed worth the extra money..it might be more comfortable sleeping on the floor.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FloraBJ perfect experiences
reception are perfect, nice and good manners. always with smile.
room is OK in HK.
location is perfect, easily reach subway.
easily find stores and enjoy local foods.
wish the breakfast supply more tables and seats. fruits seems not enough sometimes.
In a summary, it's a nice place for relax and have vacation in HK
February 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IMOZAMURAI Front desk staff was very good
The hotel location was not really the best to get a taxi to the airport, however one of the front desk staffs went to the big street to catch a taxi very quickly. We appreciated his kindness.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0
by Uriel22 Nice hotel
Very nice experience, very good ubication and clean hotel.
February 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Desmond Great location
The 4-month old hotel is in a great location with easy access to MTR and buses, bars and restaurants and currency change shops. Since it is at the upper or starting point of the route, you can most likely get a seat on the bus and subway. You can also ride the Airport shuttle express bus to the Hong Kong Station at no cost to check in your luggage for departure. The stop is just around the corner from the hotel. The staff members were very helpful especially Sam and Gary. The breakfast was great on Day 1 but was getting old after a week. The hotel is in nogotiation with the restaurant to do some changes to this major complaint.
February 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mark66 nice location and clean room
I was very pleasant to be arranged a high floor in sea view room . Thanks very much for the good service from reception staff !
February 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Peter1391 Pleasant stay, very friendly staff
On the positive side:
Nice, quiet rooms facing the harbour
Very friendly and helpfull staff, they arranged that we had three rooms next to each other for the family
Rooms are very clean and comfortable
On the negative side:
Breakfast room is to small and very crouded, possibility to sit outside, but cushions were not but on chairs.
No "Coffee shop" or Bar to have a simple snack or drinks only.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dimchacha Up to standard of holiday inn express & good location
Good location! easy to access.
great staf service!
February 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Location
in a very good location and convenience to access MRT in HK. Hotel may be small but offer all the necessary facilities for travelers.
February 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Armin125 Nice Experience
My wife and I stayed at this hotel late January 2013 and we enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The staff at the reception are very helpful.
February 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by konjlam Convenient location in Hong Kong
This hotel is located at a very convenient location in Hong Kong but it will not be affected by noisy traffic. Walking distance to MTR, ATM machine, various choice of food around the area.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sylasie Nice hotel
Nice hotel, very new in this area.
Just the breakfast can be boring as it is the same food everyday and no really so many choice.
January 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Faycan Good location, very good bed. Breakfast facilities poor
+ The location is perfect. very near to MTR, only 5 minutes walk
The room is big enough, good and clean.
The bed is very comfortable.
- Breakfast room is far too small. Waiting for table every day.
Too much tables in this small room, where you have to be
carefull not to disturb anybody.
Breakfast poor. Food cold and not replenished in time. Staff
January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GJHamel Great location
Great location, MTR nearby but red taxis difficult to get on the hotel street. We walked to the Star Ferry pier from the hotel may time. It's a 20 minutes walk and faster than taxi. The feature that I liked was the laundry room, very convenient and clean. It's also close to markets and restaurants (plenty!). The buffet breakfast was great the first day but after a week...a little bit tired of the same noodles and scamble eggs...
January 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by taiwnajon nice and new
When we visited the hotel, they were still putting the finishing touches on the outside of the building. The inside, however, was clean and refreshing. The rooms were small (the norm for HKG), but well designed so that you hardly noticed. The staff was courteous and professional despite the petite lobby. The subway is only two short blocks away and the Airport Express shuttle is across the street.
Then there was the attempt at breakfast. The mini restaurant was staffed by glassy eyed oblivious servers. Over the din of clanking silver and plates was the chorus of ‘excuse me, pardon, sorry’ due to customers bumping in to each other. Lastly, the food was a tragedy. The scrambled eggs were crusty on top and runny in the middle. The frozen hash brown triangles were chalky and cold. Even the Chinese congee lacked any condiments. In a food city like Hong Kong, it is inexcusable. They should give a continental breakfast.
January 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KCB1333 Comfortable, relaxing and pleasant
Excellent staff - from the point of check in to the point of check out.
The breakfast room is a touch on the small side to cater to a full hotel - but on the grand scheme of things this did not detract from what was otherwise an ideal location for a great value for money stay.
January 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Angi A Cosy & Comfortable Stay
Greeted upon check-in by courteous & effcient staff. Subsequently they offered correct answers to our queries during our stay. However, one of the staff gave rather vague answers when we were enquiring about the Airport Express Shuttle Bus. He seemed to be evasive and afraid to commit. I felt he could have just given us the basic facts.
The room was sufficient with comfortable bed & beddings with sufficent space for us to pack our 2 suitcases. The free wifi connection was quick & strong.
The bathroom was small but regular by Hong Kong standard. However the designer gave half the bathroom to the shower stall which was good for us. The shower however was not very strong but just sufficent for us to get a clean wash. The basic toiletriies and amenities which one usually finds in other hotels are generally missing - I especially missed the body lotion as the weather was still cold & thus, drying for our skin.
The breakfast was good but repetitive so if one stays more than 2 nights, one may find the breakfast boring - I'd rather the hotel gives us the options of including breakfast or not in our booking.
Speaking of food, the hotel sits on a famous area of Sheung Wan where one is never more than 10 steps from any F & B outlets/stall/shop.
Location-wise however, the hotel is a good 7-minutes walk (depending on how fast/slow one walks) to the MTR or tram rides to other parts of HK Island/Kowloon.
January 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy26 Value for money
Staff is very helpful, room is clean and quiet. Price is right.
January 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by usjay7again In my opinion, will remain as an excellent choice
This is the second time I stayed here within 2 months. No complain. Again, if you are a location guy for either leisure or business district, you can't ask for more. Fabulous transportation availability, easy to get to anywhere. If you like soho night life, it is just under 10 minutes walk. At the same time, I also realized 2 very super friendly and fabulous "domestic partner" bar that I personally felt comfortable with their service without bias.
January 23, 2013