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“Pleasant enough for 4N stay” 4 of 5 stars
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The Cityview Hong Kong
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (Yau Ma Tei)   |  
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Ranked #112 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
4.0 of 5 stars 1,234 Reviews
Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Pleasant enough for 4N stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I thought the room was considered big in HK context. There was just enough room for two of us with our two luggage. We were placed on the 17th floor; corridor was clean and lift lobby even smelled of cologne. Ensuite bathroom was adequate but don't expect to use the bathtub unless you're Asian size (which I am, and I still find it small). Room was cleaned and made up by each night when we return. So no complains. Everything in the room worked.

Service was basic. The receptionist spoke to us in Cantonese even though we initiated the check-in in English. That was rude but we let it go after she swiftly changed to English upon seeing our blank faces. The bellboy's face flashed irritation when we asked to take our luggage along with us to our rooms instead of waiting for them to send up to us. (I mean, what's the point when it's only ONE luggage for each of us?!). But otherwise, he didn't comment much. For the price I paid, I would have expected better service, but hey, we're on holiday, let's not make each other lives difficult.

Location was excellent. You will probably end up using the back door (where the drop off point is) more often as it is nearer to the MTR exit (just round the corner). Also just opposite are 24hours convenience stores: 7-11 and K-Circle. Also right opposite is a cha chaan teng that seems to be always crowded. Food was average to me though. And if you're thinking of queuing for the Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan, the hotel is just a 5-7 minutes walk away (exit by the front and go pass the hospital, and turned the corner).

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TheCityview, Front Office Manager at The Cityview Hong Kong, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time out to write your review. Kindly rest assured that appropriate training will be conducted to our frontline staff as our prime concern is to ensure all employees are totally customer-focus.
On the other hand, we are pleased to note your particularly value of our cleaning service and good location and sincerely hope that we will have a chance to welcoming you back to The Cityview soon.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Terrible service! Unfriendly staff who just want to deal with your queries as quickly as possible. The air-con was broken and when staff at reception were approached several times they simply handed the problem over to someone else who kept on denying that the air-con was broken. Such dodgy service and equipment. Bell boy also did not deserve his tip. He said he would go and ask for help when asked about the air-con but nobody was sent up to the room for assistance....Also, when you first check-in staff do not ask if you would like a room in a smoke-free zone. I was not asked this and was placed in a smoking area which was extremely uncomfortable! Would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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TheCityview, Front Office Manager at The Cityview Hong Kong, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the time out to write your comments, informing us the unpleasant experience you have encountered during your stay with us at The Cityview. The less desirable experience you described in your review causes us deep concern. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment that have caused you.
I can only reiterate our regret that some of our staff is lack of knowledge when communicating with our guest . Our objective is to ensure all employees are totally customer-focus and all guest concerns and requests are handled quickly and efficiently. Kindly rest assured that appropriate training will be conducted to avoid such incident in the future.
Please accept our sincere apologies and we hope this experience will not alter your confidence in The Cityview and that you will give us the opportunity of welcoming you again.
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Very comfortable stop-over on way to Australia. Hotel room clean and comfortable and quite adequate for our stay. Easy walking to the markets and the underground. Staff very helpful and enjoyed sitting in the bar area of an evening nursing sore feet and people watching!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheCityview, Front Office Manager at The Cityview Hong Kong, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
It is with great pleasure to learn that you have an enjoyable stay with us in The Cityview. We look forward to be at your service soon.
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We were in the refurnished YMCA part and had a great experience. Very clean, helpful staff, very nice amenities in the room... No complaints at all. The location is very convenient to the subway and shops. Asian beds tend to be hard, but this isn't their fault, I guess! Would recommend!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time out to post your reviews, informing us your pleasant stay with us in The Cityview.
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Travelled with parents and my sister.
The room was brand new so everything looks good.
We had connecting rooms. One double and one twin.
The room with twin beds has no windows. But I don't really mind as I am out most of the time.
The room was not big but considered average for Hong Kong hotels ( I stayed in smaller hotel)
The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The bed was comfortable for all of us to sleep through the night. Two pillows and one cushions was provided.

The location is very good as it is only 2 minutes from Yau ma Tei train station and yau Ma Tei is an interchange so is very accessible.
It is 5 minutes walk from both temple streets and ladies market.
There is a few good eatery nearby, 7-11 and k-circle for anyone who need a midnight snack.

The negative parts is insufficient shelves so had to store our shopping at the top of the cupboard, we had to climb on the chair to reach it.
The water supply from shower was a bit weak and the temperature of the water will just change by itself from hot to cold and then hot.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheCityview, Front Office Manager at The Cityview Hong Kong, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
It's great to learn that you had a pleasant stay with us at The Cityview. Over the years, we have been striving for improvements to satisfy our guests' needs and all our staff are here to ensure that your stay is above all comfortable and pleasurable in every aspect.
Your valuable comments concerning the water pressure and temperature in the room has been carefully noted by our Executive Housekeeper. Kindly rest assured that your comments will be immediately addressed.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Cityview soon.
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I booked a deluxe room for four days in November 2012, the staff at this hotel provided good services especially Tanya So, she was very helpful to solve our issues, I did ask for adding extra bed and got a upgrade to a premium room. The premium room has more space to three adult guests staying there. The concierge team was very helpful to answer all my questions.
This hotel is close to MTR station, very convenient. I highly recommend it to my friends.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheCityview, Front Office Manager at The Cityview Hong Kong, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Cityview and particularly value our hotel great location and good service. Your kind comments regarding the Reception and Concierge team have been passed on to them, particularly to Tanya So from the Reception who has been very helpful.
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Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I booked 2 rooms for five night stays with my family of 3 young adults from 24 to 29 Nov. The response and assistance from the reservation department ( Ms Winnie Wong ) regarding my question and request were wonderful. My encounters with the hotel staff from the counter right down to the room cleaning serviecs were excellent. The staff are polite and friendly.

The location of the hotel is very convenience with lots of eatery around and closed to MTR station. The night markets are within the 10 min walking distance. Although the room rate is not that cheap and the size of the Premier rooms are just Ok, will come back again & also to recommend friends if they intend to visit HK with good location hotel with friendly staff.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheCityview, Front Office Manager at The Cityview Hong Kong, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and your compliments on hotel location, staff politeness and courteous services have been passed on to my colleagues, particularly to Winnie Wong from the Reservation who has been very helpful.
Thank you once again and we look forward to be at your service soon.
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Address: No.23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong > Yau Ma Tei
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#65 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#72 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#94 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#97 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cityview Hong Kong 3.5*
Number of rooms: 422
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Book direct enjoy free breakfast. Ideally situated in downtown Kowloon adjacent to the bustling Nathan Road, The Cityview is right at the heart of the territory's transport hub to all destinations. It's a 45-minute drive from the Hong Kong International Airport and just a minute walk away from the Yau Ma Tei MTR station with a host of popular chain stores and great dining outlets nearby for you to enjoy. Also, just 10 minutes away on foot are some of the most famous tourist and commercial attractions like the Ladies' Market, Jade Market, Temple Street Night Market and many others, making The Cityview the ideal destination for both business and leisure travellers. The Cityview does many things to help protect the environment. We conserve energy and water, reduce waste, and operate in a sustainable manner. Recently, the environmental performance of The Cityview has been recognised by EarthCheck; the travel and tourism industry's leading environmental management, benchmarking and certification company. Based on the benchmarking assessment report from EarthCheck, in addition to having a Sustainability Policy in place, the indicators on Energy Consumption, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Portable Water Consumption and Waste Sent to Landfill of the property are at or above the best practice level, which is an achievement to be highly commended. ... more   less 
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