We liked the location. It was between 2 metro stations, so very convenient.
There was a good variety of shopping. It was mainly exclusive shops at the mall near our hotel, but there were also street markets if you walked the other way!
The service was very good. We didn’t eat in the restaurant so couldn’t say what the food was like.
FloJo from Auckland, NZ
Offering excellent value, this budget hotel is located in the Wanchai district of Hong Kong Island, midway between Central …More
There are several buses that run from the center of the city to Ap Le Chau, but at rush hour one can expected to queue for up to 30 minutes. Alternatively, with the cheap & efficient taxi service one can expect to pay about $70HK, $10 USD to the hotel.
The room itself is very small but has all the amenities one could ask, like free bottle water, refrigerator, toiletries, slipper etc. Bed length is only 5'6", which may not be suitable for some westerners.
I chose this hotel because it was near the Hong Kong Expo Convention Center, where I was attending Art Basel, never having been to HK. It was close the convention center and the price was very good, and the reviews were good. I thought it was a terrific place. Room was clean, new, and quiet. Everyone had to use a plastic key to use the elevator, which made me feel like it was secure, and there is a snack center on the 5th floor open all the time with newspapers, TV, coffee, and cookies, and croissants for breakfast. I would stay there again.
They allowed me to check in early without fee. Staff were very helpful, especially the concierge. Rooms were on the small side but it suited me at the time. My 'cityview' room on 18th floor was of a concrete wall but I just needed a place to sleep for the night. Hotel is close to ferry, buses, taxi's are easy and it's less than 5 min to subway. Many restaurants in the area as well as of course the Wan Chai area - the hotel is in an excellent location. Checkout was a little slow while they checked the room and minibar (which I did not use) but that would be as close as I would come to a negative comment, everything else was excellent.
The staff was excellent. They addressed all of our concerns immediately. We menntioned we were on our honeymoon and they made sure we had a great room on a high floor so we could get a view of the city.
The only downside was the room was cold in the morning. The staff did give us a portable heater when we asked about the heat.