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“Good Hotel, Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Benito
No.7-7B Cameron Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (Tsim Sha Tsui)   |  
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Ranked #141 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
Toronto
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Hotel, Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

We booked the Benito through email directly through them and got a very decent rate, considering how expensive all the other hotels in HK were during our vacation.

We booked a standard double room and found it big enough for our needs, considering most people visit cities not hotel rooms. If you want huge American size hotel rooms look elsewhere.

As for our room, it was newly renovated with a surprisingly large bathroom with shower only. The bed was a little hard, but nothing you don't get used to after a night. There is a large in-room safe big to hold a laptop.

The hotel also has a lounge area with two laptops with free internet access. As well a hot beverage machine and some juices for when you are in the lounge.

Now what really allows this hotel excel is the location. It is virtually outside exit B2 of the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station and a 5 minute walk away from the A21 Airbus stop. Also if you wish to walk down to the Star Ferry terminal and the waterfront it is a 10-15 minute walk at best.

There is also a 24-hour McDonalds across the street from the hotel and street food just down the street. There is much to recommend about the hotel and the location for those who wish to stay there when in Hong Kong.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Not much
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

Nice botique hotel. MTR is only 20 meters away and this makes it easy to travel anywhere. I booked directly with hotel and found that cheaper. My room was small but cozy. The washroom however was a decent size and very clean. For the price and location it is an excellent choice. I speak chinese so the staff were not rude to me nor were they friendly either. Lots of shopping and eating close by and bars at night near by. TST area has it all...highend shopping and cheap stuff too. I would stay here again in a heartbeat but if you are use to north american size rooms then this is not the place for you. More suitable for couple/singles.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

for tourists, the location is super convenient! we paid $800/night for 7night stay,it was a fair price to pay. lots of eating places here and there. the relatively new hotel room was pretty small but since we did not plan to hangout in the room, it didn't matter. we had a clean room to rest in, take baths,etc. nothing more. the tv in our room didn't work well, we only had one working channel with poor reception. towards the end of our stay, around day 5 til we checked out,we noticed that the room hasn't been cleaned as efficiently compared to the past days.

the lady manager,monica, i think she was the only one who spoke english quite well, was rude and arrogant. however the more senior male manager was always pleasant and attentive.the staff although inexperienced really try to be of service to you, that is if your lucky enough to get the message across.

my daughter threw up one night, the guy who changed our sheets was muttering to himself quite loudly, he sounded annoyed and mad that we called for service. funny, as customers, don't we pay for their services?

you do get what you pay for. if you are not too "needy" maybe inferior service won't matter. but if you are a normal tourist who may have questions and may need service every now and then, you may be in for an ordeal.

if i rate solely on location, i'd be back again and book in this hotel with no doubt! if you take into account their service and increasing prices, i'd rather stay somewhere else.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — service
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Aussie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2008

We booked this Hotel with little information so we were a little apprehensive until we got there. We were pleasantly surprised!
What we did know was, it was new, at a great price, no bk/fast facilites and pretty much no frills.

When we arrived there were 2 staff to greet us, a little limited in English, but polite. We had quick check-in and while there's no official bellboy we were able to find our way easily. Being a boutique Hotel it's quite small and only a few rooms per floor. There are 2 lifts but the 2nd can be easily missed as it is set further back in the foyer.

We found the Hotel quiet, clean and simple. I have posted photos to see our 2 Dbl Bed family room and features. (I personally found the bed a little firm but my husband didn't mind). There's tea/coffee making facilities, safe and robes/slippers, plus a welcome bowl of fruit (which we ate). The room also has windows which we were unable to be opened but the airconditioner was efficient. The only time we really needed the fresh air was on a 98% humidity day and even then I don't know how much relief it really would've given us.

The bathroom took us by surprise and in the shower you can fit 1 adult and 2 children in it with room to move. (Obviously handy for families). The shampoo + Soap are provided and a pleasant smell for all the family. They provide a toiletries basket as well which came in handy and was a nice touch.

On the 1st floor is the free internet cafe. It's very modern and clean and has a cafe bar machine for free hot drinks, a lounge to relax and watch tv (large plasma screen) and a viewing window of the street outside. We used the internet connection in our room which was also free and handy.

For bk/fast you have a few options : 1) you can go next door to the bakery and sit at tables. 2) head across the rd on a left angle and go to the bigger bakery for on the go food. 3) Go to Mc Donalds about 30 sec down the rd. It's a cafe as well to approx 10pm and open 24 hrs. If you like Dim Sum then try the building to the right as you exit and go back down the alley a little. Turn left for the entrance and walk around to the 2nd area of lifts to the 4th floor. We loved it and it was full of locals so it must have been good. If you are stuck ask the staff at the counter as they told us how to find it.

One other bonus to note is that the Mtr exit/entrance is across the rd from McDonalds, so very close. Easy access to a lot of places from there. We also caught the A21 bus from the airport which was a couple of minutes to walk from Nathan Rd to the lane off Cameron Rd to the Hotel.

Something I would like to see is some welcome brochures/info sheets in the rooms to let you know of their services (eg Internet Rm) and helpful info for the surrounding area.
Also to note: We didn't have any problems with our electricity.

Hotel Benito is 1 min to Nathan Rd, close to MTR, McDonalds, Knutsford Tce (for special dining), Granville Rd (for outlet shopping) and a few blocks away from the Space Museum / Avenue of the stars / Symphony of Lights area. (We walked it easily several times with kids). Well worth anyone looking for good, clean, modern, no frills,convenient accomodation!

  • Liked — Locality, newness, value
  • Disliked — No welcome info brochures
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Toronto, Ontario
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2008

Excellent central location.
Comfortable room, with a perfectly supportive bed.
Efficient and friendly service during our two-week stay.
We will certainly stay there again.

  • Liked — It is in every way a bargain!
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything in this category.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

The location was superb as far as I have. MTR is near by, less than 2mins walk, food is abundant even at night. But expect nothing more than that

1) Internet is available/ They have no wireless and go through wired. But they do not have LAN wire!

2) The room looks big in the photo, but very deceiving. For those who have stayed in a hostel, right beside the door, it is the bed, and there is less than a 2 AO sized of walking space.

3) Bed is real hard, and no amenities. Very hostel, bunk room feel.

4) Room service did not clear up in proper

5) Hotel service , u can take it as none. No bell boys, single lift that takes forever, and slow check in and check out

What is worst? When we decided to take in all these bad points, and decided to go back there in Jan 08, we were being charged of HKD1000 despite what the rates published in the website!

(We had it for HKD600)

Bad, and will never recommend anyone to stay there.

  • Liked — Transport
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2008

Hotel is newly opened in Nov & I had booked myself & my partner 7 nights from 23 - 30 Dec 07 at HKD600 per night. A great steal considering nearby hotels were as high as HKD1000+ per night.

Overall experience was good as location was a great contributor. Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station is just 2 mins away, roads were safe even if you return late at night. There's a famous franchise chain dessert shop across the street where you can get nice mango desserts.

For free & easy travellers, you may even tak the airport bus to the hotel (a 5 mins walk from bus stop to hotel).

Not so good part include the small lobby, wonky electricity. During my stay, the electricity will go off for a few seconds before coming back on. Water pressure in the shower room will also vary on some days. Size of bathroom is small with no bathtub but should be of no concern to most asians.

I would classify it as a no-frills hotel. Room is clean and new. Am aware that prices are going up so may not be such a good choice in the near future.

If you're looking for a hotel in a convenient location with a reasonable price, do consider this.

  • Liked — Cleaniness, great location
  • Disliked — Quality of service could have been better
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: No.7-7B Cameron Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
#53 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#86 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 74
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