This is not the Conrad, Marriott or Shangri-La but at less than half the price (most of the time) it is a very good option for saving yourself some money when visiting Hong Kong unless you plan on spending your entire day in the hotel. The hotel is clean, rooms are decent sized, staff are helpful, it is 5 minutes walk from Wanchai MTR (two stops from Central), it is surrounded by restaurants and bars, there is a 7-11 direction opposite, the gym is reasonable and the breakfast buffet is pretty good too. I would classify it predominantly as a business hotel but for travellers on a bit of a budget I would still consider going there with the family. To sum it up I would argue you get slightly more than what you pay for in terms of facilities and location.
"Cheap and decent - slightly frustrating location"
Perfectly decent mid-range (budget if you book with Exp!) hotel in the Wan Chai district. Two frustrating things: the staff try to upsell you a better room and extra Internet access as soon as you arrive (you get one device online access for free); and the hotel is a bit stuck out away from the action near Causeway Bay or Central. Room is clean and perfectly fine once you adjust the air-con from its default sub-zero setting. Acceptable. Not ideal.
Have stayed in a few hotels around Hong Kong and decided to try a new one. While the rooms aren't spacious they are bigger than many I have had in HK. The modern furnishings are well thought out and new. The room had everything you might expect wifi, safe etc and also a smart phone for your use with unlimited local calls and 3G.
On arrival we were quickly checked in and as we were quite hot a staff member gave us a cold drink. When we were checking out the lobby was busy but we were sorted out in a couple of minutes without any fuss.
Overall a good choice.
The Brighton is less than one block from an MTR station making it super convenient forgetting around. It is also right in the middle of a strip of pubs and bars making it great for night life. The hotel is crisp and clean as well as very modern. It also feels very safe. The rooms are about the same size as equally priced or slightly more expensive rooms in NYC, so I donʻt understand why there are so many complaints about room size. Hong Kong is simply a big city with very little space in general. The rooms also have pretty nice cityscape views. The staff was also very professional and polite. My only negative comment is that they only give one room key per room, which is really only inconvenient if one person wants to be in the room and one person wants to go out (the key is necessary for room electricity and A/C as well as operating the lift). However if you notify the staff you are leaving they are willing to assist you back to your room.
For anyone who wants to be around wan chai area I think this is one of the best located hotels and minutes away from Times Square. I have stayed at charter house on a few occasions through the years and found the rooms clean and staff friendly and pleasant. However, the rooms seem very dated now and the decor needs modernising. The ac was very noisy, and needed to be switched off to get a good nights sleep, the furniture fabric were frayed, minor moulding around windows and bathroom, there were also issues with the plumbing with the shower head dripping heavily no matter how tight I turned it off. These things wouldn't stop me from staying again but I hope they give the place a makeover it deserves. I would certainly recommend the place to friends.
Wan Chai is a prosperous neighborhood and home to the Convention & Exhibition Center. The arts scene is well established, and a multitude of dining, shopping, and entertainment options await. Discover upmarket homewares, mahjong centers, and enticing bars. Try Johnston and Luard roads for bargain clothes, and Tai Yuen Street for toys. Bowen Drive is the place to go for a jog or some celebrity-spotting.