Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stevie88888 Great hotel
The check in area is very tight but remember this is a Holiday Inn express. Location is fantastic but finding it from Sheung Wan MTR station can be confusing. Fortunately I have a map marked by a previous stay.at Golden mile. I stayed on the 33rd floor with great views. The room was spacious, clean and better than expected. The free breakfast was good and WiFi excellent.. The bed was very comfortable and everything looks new. Great restaurants around the hotel from Coral to a Malaysian restaurant, Sabah. A great Thai restaurant round the corner that serves very good Hainanese Chicken rice. The HI bus stop is very near that takes you to the Hong Kong train for the airport. All in great stay and great value.
December 30, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gild Just Isn't worth the price
This was my first stay at this hotel (not my first trip to HK this year). Hotel is new and clean. Rooms are pretty small and very basic.
They charged me such a high price for the night I stayed (it was even more expensive from the grand Stanford intercontinental) but didn’t have any choice…
For this price, for sure isn’t worth it…
December 30, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sylver Excellent Stay!!
Great location, conveniently located as MTR station within walking distance. Pleasant surprise discovery is the TingTing buses on main road. Super convenient & affordable, brings you direct to Central/Wanchai area in a jiffy! Saves you the long walk within the MTR station too!
Comfortable stay, as hotel is still very new. Though room space is tight, but within expectations given that its a budget hotel. Washroom is also tad bit small, but the smart design compensates for the tight space.
Breakfast spread is reasonable too, with sufficient choices (international/western/chinese). In worst case, can just pop over to the HK tea cafe next door or across the street.
Staff are friendly, & very willing to help. Staff went to main road to hitch taxi to hotel entrance, when we were leaving for airport with our luggages. Saved us the hassle of having to call for taxi or lugging luggages out to main road to flag for taxi.
December 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bighead Comfortable bed and excellent service
We arrived Hong Kong very early in the morning. Since we are the Platinum Prority Club Member, we got the room upgrade and check in right a way. The staffs are helpful and very nice. The location of the hotel is very convenience, just a few minutes walk to the subway. Also the breakfast is much better than the standard HIE in North Amercian. The only compliant is the facuet in the batheroom which is the design problem. Other than that the room is cozy and the bed is very comfortable.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RunnerG Great find in great location
I just needed a place for a quick overnight in Hong Kong. The room is clean, easy walk from train and ferry, bed was very comfortable. The staff were really friendly on checkin and pointed us to where to go for dinner and drinks later. Minutes after getting in the room, the maid delivered two cold cans of milk coffee! A very nice touch. I would definitely stay here again when I need a moderate price place on the Island. Breakfast was perfectly decent - my only gripe was that it was noisy sitting outside on the terrace with jackhammers etc. Not good for my headache :-)
December 20, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ANTOINE 地點不好找。
December 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by worldtraveller64 Holiday Inn Express-SoHo
This is a new hotel located on Hong Island and close to the metro. I normally stay at the Holiday Inn - Golden Mile on the Kowloon side but it was full and this hotel seemed like a nice alternative. Having stayed here for a few nights, I found the hotel to actually be better than the Golden Mile Holiday Inn. Beside a lower cost, I found the facility to be very clean, the staff very friendly, and the location to the business sites I needed to go to were far better. The downside is that you need to a take a metro ride (with a transfer) to go to Kowloon or a 15 minute walk to the Star Ferry. The metro is only about 250 meters from the Hotel entrance - about three very short blocks away.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone who has business on the Island side and for those who enjoy it, the HK night life is not far away - 20 minute walk or a low cost taxi ride.
The only downside and this is fairly minor, is that it lacks a business lounge. I would think this could be done at very low cost and would drive a bit more business traffic to the hotel.
December 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hisa Nice stay for the price in HKG
Enjoyed the nice stay at this new Hotel in Hong Kong. I thought it was quite reasonably priced for this space and location in Hong Kong together with FREE WiFi availability. (Still there are many Hotels charging you in Hong Kong.) Like others are stating, breakfast area was very crowded and we could not enjoy it at all.
December 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by usjay7 Good location and best value hotel in Central / Sheung Wan area
Can't beat it with the price coming with breakfast buffet in Central/Sheung Wan area. Staffs are polite, helpful, and friendly. Room and bed is comfortable and not feeling tight like other HK cheaper hotels. Blanket is comfortably soft. We had a queen bed and it came with 2 firm and 2 soft pillows, something I found interestingly creative and value added from a reasonably price hotel. Towels are clean. What's also cool is the automatic blind that open and close with a button. I also find the dual function glass bathroom door is extremely functional, being flip as door for bathroom and shower. The designer should win a "space efficiency" award. Also, access to MTR(subway) and tram is short walk. Plenty of restaurants around. The only odd thing I found was that the restaurant in the hotel could not charge the bill to our room because they told me that they were separated from the hotel. I leave in US, and every hotel restaurant I stay will be able to charge the expense as part of the room invoice. May be this is HK style?
December 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rainbowbao Comfortable bed and great service,high speed wifi
Tidy room,good view from room window,good location.
December 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maltul Good Hotel in Good Location
Overall very happy with my 14 night stay. Room was small but extremely functional and clean, good housekeeping, although sometimes rather late in the day. New restaurant very good, but a bit small for breakfast, loved the out door area when not wet. This new HIE in SoHo is ideally placed for Hong Kong Island with excellent transport options, and we used them all! Found some very nice eating places around the area too, and the Moon Thai restaurant in the hotel is very pleasant with a good menu.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Benspeedman Excellent value and location.
Stayed at HIE Soho for five days in November. Staff were very courteous and accommodating. Rooms are new, clean and functional. The ironing and laundry room is easily accessible and not crowded. Free Internet is fast and reliable. I appreciated the umbrellas they have available to loan to their guests.
The restaurant serves a good breakfast buffet. It can get crowded at times so it is best to arrive early. Otherwise, be open to sharing a table.
Although I had a preferred rate, it would have still been nice to receive some small recognition as a Priority Club member. Nonetheless, I would definitely stay here again.
November 28, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nandoo14 Comfortable, but room for more value for money
Overall the experience was a pleasant one, and my stay was very comfortable. The location is very convenient and central. The hotel has minimum amenities for a tourist, but for the business traveler, it would be more helpful to have a bit more facilities - such as corporate lounge or business center. The breakfast was a bit of a disappointment, maybe because of higher expectations - the same dishes were repeated on all days without any imagination and there is some room for improvement.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great location and room
It's an excellent place to start to discover HK, nice room and clean and organized facility. The only negative part is the breakfast which is overcrowded and not a huge selection of food, but if you disregard the breakfast experience it's a great value for money!
November 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Montreal0420 Comfortable Stay
This hotel is not a typical Holiday Inn, it was extremely clean and comfortable and I would definitely stay here again. Strongly recommend it.
Although its nice to have breakfast included, some diversity is needed. If one is staying more than 3 days in this hotel, one will become annoyed with the breakfast.
November 25, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rddpl Average experience
With great expectations due to wonderful experience of Holiday Inn Express in Glasgow (UK)...I selected same brand for my family trip to Hong Kong...
To my surprise, the staff was not understanding English correctly (or was not inclined for english) and was very rude...was more happy to say NO to guest on any small issues...as if the guest were at mercy of the hotel...very strange approach and never seen in any Western Holiday Inn Express hotel.
There is not at all any breathing space as lobby...if more than 7 guest comes at reception, it becomes so crowded that some of the guest used to stand on road...and having just 3 people sitting place...and no other common area.
Rest room were compact but nicely designed for solo business traveller and surely not for family.
November 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DTKS Gem of a location
New Hotel, super Green and sustainable double platinum, LEED, great location near transportation, airport train one subway stop away, fast Internet, excellent breakfast with outdoor patio in good weather, lots of good restaurants nearby, mid levels within walking distance, etc.
November 21, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by yysy 失望之极
November 19, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hello12 Great Place but do not resolve problems
It's a great place for what I paid. The breakfast service was better than most Holiday Inn Express I have stayed in. The only problem we had which was never resolved was the cigarette smoke coming from next door. We had complained at least 3 nights about the smoke. Only on the third night when my husband spoke to the manager did they put a fan in the hallway, which didn't do much but spread the cigarette smoke around. The really annoying thing is that they kept telling us that they had mentioned it to the 2 gentlemen who were staying in the room about the hotel being a smoke free hotel. Insult to injury, we had to pass by their half opened door with 2 men in their underwear smoking away. Give me a break. This hotel didn't do enough to make our stay more pleasant.
November 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Maybe I went there at the right time
I worried about problems associated with new rooms, but decided to check the hotel out so that when my wife travels with me I can know whether it is the one or not.
I got the charge waived, since I booked directly from ihg.com, not a third party, and didn't worried about the charges a bit. The room is on the 30th floor, and has a partial "ocean view", not bad. The smell is very OK to me, maybe because my own home was re-decorated recently.
Didn't use the breakfast, since there are just so many good Cantonese eateries around, and eating at the hotel will be simply just a waste of your life (you have your meals in Hong Kong counted, man).
So overall, I wanna say the location is my biggest problem. Since the Sheung Wan region is more residential than commercial, the hotel is surrounded in old department buildings and small eateries, which look bad but make wonderful food. If you are used to the bright lights in Tsim Sha Tsui, or the Harbour, you may think the neighborhood is not so good, which is actually not the case.
Of course I believe the hotel is gonna be a hit once the smelling is totally gone, so the most sensative guys are even OK. But I may opt for a more expensive Causeway Bay HIX next time.
November 15, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lily Services make the difference and could be better
My friend and I arrived on 8/11/2012 at about 7pm (direct from the airport). There was no crowd at the reception and checking-in was almost immediate. We were given room 3602 and we dragged our luggages to the 36th floor. Both the card keys couldn't open the door. So, I went down to the reception while my friend waited at the door with our luggages. The reception was surprised but re-activated the cards and I got back to the 36th floor. This time, the key worked but when we stepped into the room, we noticed that this room was occupied. There were luggage and clothes in the room, except no one was there. Shocked and frustrated, we dragged our luggages back from 36th floor to the reception. After pulling out 2 files from the drawer, the reception realised that a wrong room was assigned to us. There was conversation amongst the reception staff. Then, the room number on my room cards holder was amended to 3502. On my 3rd trip going up and down the lift, we finally got into our room 3502. Imagine, if we were guests of 3602 and the reception had actually activated key cards for other people to enter my room, how insecure and terrible the consequences would be? How could a hotel made such a naive mistake was beyond us, especially when there was no queue and no rush when we checked-in. How would the hotel's booking system not showing the error and let the mistake passed through TWICE (assigning the room and re-activating the keys)? We were very calm and polite throughout the encounters, and did not have any arguement with the reception even though we were like fools "playing" with the lift, with luggages. Yet, there was no apology from the reception for the blunder made.
Other than this terrible checking-in experience, I would comment that overall stay was fine. Somehow, we felt insecure and had everything locked up whenever we leave the room and even when we went to bed.
On a positive note, when we checked-out in the morning and needed a taxi, the staff actually went to another street and took the taxi back for us. At least, this little help was appreciated.
Other comments that the hotel may consider. If viable, provide directional signs from the MTR station to the hotel. Although we came out of the right exit at Sheung Wan Station, it took us some guessings to find the way to the hotel along the narrow and busy streets.
We moved to Holiday Inn Express in Causeway Bay for the next couple of days and enjoyed the stay there.
November 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CungKTFOFranklin Awesome and comfortable place to stay in HK
It was kinda hard finding this place at first. We had to ask people that were walking for directions and most people didn't know where the hotel was, but when we did find the place it was conveniently a good location. Tons of restaurants surrounded the hotel. Also near the MTR, malls, party places and the HK-Macau ferry terminal. The room was very comfortable with clean sheets and cold air conditioning. The shower and bath was made out of ingenuity! The restaurant for breakfast was nice! It had both an indoor venue and an al fresco one. The chief waiter was even kind enough to ask us if we wanted more breakfast because we came in late and the choices were almost all gone. They even allowed us the check out as our ferry to Macau was a couple of hours after the standard check out time. The only problem was when we got back from lunch, our cards didn't work in the elevator and room anymore, so that was kind of a hassle. Overall, it was a great experience, and we would totally stay here again and recommend it to our friends and relatives!!!
November 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Teddybearbearlove A great stay
Is less than 5 mins walk to the nearest MTR station which is Sheung Wan as long as you go the right way. Hotel are new and clean. Room are simple but is comfy. Is just what we need after the whole day walking around. There's a 7/11 outside the hotel which is a plus when you need some drink or snack. McDonald is also just across the road and there's some restaurant nearby.
November 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mat1 Nice room, great location
Will try to stay again next time! Nice room, great location.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CDubChina Great location and nice rooms!
This hotel is brand new and the location is excellent! The rooms are nice and the hotel's breakfast is great. I highly recommend this hotel!
November 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Braxton Clean, great location
Green hotel incorporating many of the latest enviornmentally friendly technology options. Clean and comfortable. Good staff. Good b-fast.
November 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Itzik1941 Very simpatic hotel. Locate in very comfortable erea of the central of HongKong
We received a comfortable room at the high floore. The view was amazing like in the Peak!!! The staff have exelent experiance with full of simpatic.
Very, very, very recommended.
November 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AgentSmith Comfortable Stay in HK Soho
Great finishes in the rooms, with a decent level of comfort. Could have more choice for breakfast...
November 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RichNYC Great location and amazing Boutique style Hotel
Rooms are a decent size for one person but if two people there is not much closet space. Great views whichever side you are facing and very comfortable and well equipped rooms - Room has an empty minibar which is big enough to hold your own items (drinks/snacks) that you can easily pick up from a Seven Eleven just opposite the Hotel entrance. Staff knowledge about directions and how to get around town could have been better but they were all very friendly and helpful nevertheless and greeted all the time. Breakfast room on 38th floor has an amazing glass floor that looks all the way down to the ground floor - excellent views too so take your camera to breakfast. Breakfast food quality ok, the local food is better than the western style breakfast and coffee is so so . (Starbucks is however 2 blocks away). Its all disposable plates and cups but don't be put off by that
If you take a taxi back to the Hotel make sure you get the Hotel staff to write down the directions and address to the Hotel in Chinese. As its a new Hotel, taxi drivers are not very familiar with it, even from the airport. My cab driver had to even call the hotel to ask directions.
The hotel is located in the SOHO area and just a short walk are lots of sights, markets - areas has a local/friendly / hip vibe not very glitzy (if you are looking at that) very short walk to the harbor front and major stores too but you need a map as the streets can initially appear like a labyrinth and confusing.
One negative point and not really to do with the Hotel is that to get a taxi from the Hotel you have to walk a few blocks to a busy street / cab rank. Not a big deal if you are expecting to do that and don't have too much luggage but witnessed many guests trying to haul 3-4 suitcases through tiny streets outside the hotel trying to get a cab..
Would return to this hotel for sure.
November 8, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by IrvineFish Ho Hum
The customer service is not exactly the standard I am used to at Holiday Inn/ Holiday Inn Express. The bed is rock hard. I had two rooms a suite and a standard twin. The greeting from the front desk at 8pm at night was substandard. I was required to pay for my room up front, even though a one night hold was already placed on my card. Other than that we did have an outstanding time. The location is convenient to the Subway but not in the best part of town.
November 3, 2012