If you like hip and young sounds and spaces, you'll love W Hong Kong. It's chic, with modern decor and a young and professional crowd. It was pricey for me, but I only stayed for two nights.
PRIVATE SPACE: The room was beautiful; with sliding mirrors and doors with a generous and gorgeous view of the harbour from my room. I know some people did not like the fact that the washroom and the shower share one door (that slides). But I was alone and it was fine! I'm sure if you're a couple, you'll be comfortable with the one door covering. But if you're a family, it might be a bit strange. :) I liked the oversized bath; the rainforest style shower; and the BLISS products provided.
PUBLIC SPACE: The sound which others have been complaining about, really isn't that bad. WOOBAR is amazing and not too loud. I could have a decent conversation without screaming. They said they had Japanese whiskey on the menu, but really didn't. And ultimately, the lobby might be a little loud because of the WOOBAR; but truthfully I'm not sure why people are complaining! The space is for travellers seeking some fun.
CONS: The location and internet connection are my only complaints.
W Hong Kong is situated above ELEMENTS (a high-end mall) which connects to Kowloon Station (TUNG CHUNG LINE) and Austin Station (EAST RAIL LINE). This makes check-in and check-out easy if you take the Airport Express ($90 HKD, $12CAD/USD). But, if you want cheap finds or eats, you have to trek a bit. The TUNG CHUNG LINE and EAST RAIL LINE aren't exactly the most popular lines. The HONG KONG ISLAND LINE's Central Station is about 20 minutes from where we are; but there's a 700m underground walk from the TUNG CHUNG to HONG KONG ISLAND line. I come to Hong Kong quite often, so this was the tail end of my trip and didn't mind the isolation. But I'd imagine for others, you'd want to choose somewhere else.
And finally, the internet. The lobby and public areas are covered; ELEMENTS also provides 30 minutes of free wifi per day. However, your rooms are still charging you; $5USD for one hour, and $15USD for 24 hours consecutively. I find this rather strange after staying in Thailand and China, where wifi is complimentary. If you plan to do work here, make sure you buy an internet card from service providers and link it to your computer. Otherwise, expense if you are on business I suppose. Unfortunately, not all of us can do that.
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Hello Onepoorphdstudent and thank you for your valuable insight on Tripadvisor. I am please to know that you loved your room from views to the designs. I have taken all your feedback on board and I really appreciate you going into such detail. Regarding WiFi, I do understand your comments and have obviously had similar feedback from many guests. I am working at a more acceptable solution for our guests, but in the meantime would like to let you know that we do have a special wired plus package at HK$200 which includes high speed internet and breakfast at Kitchen which we hope may be of interest on future visits. We do hope that you would visit us again. Best wishes, Peter Hildebrand, General Manager.
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