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“Good for the budget conscious” 4 of 5 stars
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Silka West Kowloon Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.46-48 Anchor Street,Tai kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (Tai Kok Tsui)   |  
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Ranked #195 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Good for the budget conscious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

West Kowloon is all about hype compare to the East. Olympian 1 and 2 is just next door, so as the MTR Kowloon station. Getting off and off to and fro airport is no big deal in Silka Kowloon. Given the fact tht hotel rates in HK is one of the more expensive anywhere in the world, personally i thought Silka is a good deal. Nearby are eateries and markets.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kattie64, Public Relations Manager at Silka West Kowloon Hotel, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Dear Rkk27

We are happy to learn that you enjoyed yourself. Indeed moving around Hong Kong from West Kowloon is definiely easy as public transportation and the MTR station is nearly. Moreover, the hotel also provides in-town shuttle service. We are a value-led hotel and as such our room rates are by far very attractive and we constantly strive to ensure that our facilities are clean so as to provide our guests with a comfortable stay experience.

We look forward to your next visit and the opportunity to be of service to you again.

Regards
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We checked in at this hotel last June 2012 during me and my husband's wedding anniversary. The hotel is very decent. They have small but clean rooms. The bathroom was really small. We can't have shower and brush our teeth simultaneously. The breakfast buffet food was okay with lots of choices to choose from every day. They have a very convenient concierge too which we checked in our bags on the day of our check-out since we don't have our flight till midnight that night.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kattie64, Public Relations Manager at Silka West Kowloon Hotel, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Dear Anne

Thank your for your posting on TripAdvisor and we are happy to learn that our facilities and services are well accepted by you. Certainly, we take pride in ensuring that our facilities are constantly maintained as we strive to provide our guests with a comfortable and clean staying experience.

Regards
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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

First and foremost this is a budget hotel, the prices on the whole reflect this, although they do spike inconsistently on occasions so make sure you keep an eye on them.

I booked this hotel pretty much after arriving in Hong Kong until we found something more suitable, when I called, the receptionist spoke clear English and I was able to arrange everything by phone without issue.

The taxi driver had a bit of an issue finding it, but another call to the hotel and them speaking to the taxi driver fixed this.

Check in was quick, the rooms are small, particularly the twin room, with your luggage is rather a challenge to move around. The room however was very clean, the shower very powerful and there was a good selection of TV channels.

The beds are typically Chinese rock hard - this doesn't bother me but be mindful of this if it is an issue to you.

It was a 15 minute walk to Olympic MRT station, the website is a bit optimistic with times and directions but you can find everything pretty easily. The area probably wouldn't suit everyone as there is not much around, certainly nothing touristy but Public Transport in Hong Kong is efficient so you can easily get to where you want to go.

I would happily consider this hotel as an option for future trips.

Room Tip: If you are a non smoker be sure to ask for a non smoking room as they are limited in this hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kattie64, Public Relations Manager at Silka West Kowloon Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Dear acjkt

Thank you for your positive feedback and we are happy to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us. As a value-led hotel, we pride ourselves in offering value-added and courteous service. Silka West Kowloon offers 141 rooms of different sizes and room categories to suit different travellers' needs; and we are within close proximity to the vibrant district ot Tsim Sha Tsui and exciting hubs around Tai Kok Tsui area such as Olympian City, Elements, Langham Place, Avenue of Stars, Temple Street and Ladies' Market to name a few. We also offer free hourly in-town shuttle bus service up to 10 pm daily for the convenience of our guests. Indeed, we look forward to be of service to you again on your next visit to Hong Kong.

Best regards
Richard Kwong, General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Rooms are clean,( just fit for a couple with 1 kid), location is also good just a block away from stores and restaurant

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kosmopolito, Public Relations Manager at Silka West Kowloon Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. Silka West Kowloon is a suitable and safe hotel for families travelling with kids. Our location in Tai Kok Tsui is also very convenient and surrounded by eateries and stores; close to the Olympic and Mongkok MTR Stations; as well as being just 5 minutes’ walking distance from the Olympian City shopping complex. We hope to see you again at our hotel soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

We stayed here for a week in the beginning of February. The hotel is in a convenient location in Kowloon with two subway stations - Olympic and Mongkok - nearby. Both of them are walkable within 10 minutes and there are lots of grocery stores and shops nearby as well. The hotel is also within walking distance to the Lady's Market.

The rooms are probably much smaller than what most tourists are used to - however, they are clean and there is an ensuite bathroom, TV, and safe. (We stayed in a room with two small beds).

Internet can be purchased in-room based on one hour/three hour/24 hour rates, or can be accessed for free in the Maroon Cafe on the second floor. Phone calls (local and long distance) are charged.

There is also an airport shuttle that is available for hotel guests; however, the shuttle also serves a number of other hotels and so does not take the most direct route to the airport. For this reason, we opted to cab instead.

The staff speak a bit of English, but don't expect them to be able to answer all your questions about tourist attractions, etc.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kosmopolito, Public Relations Manager at Silka West Kowloon Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Thanks for also pointing out helpful information for other guests on our central location in Tai Kok Tsui. Guests will be able to find convenient stores.

Our rooms are well-designed to provide all the facilities for a comfortable stay, whilst catering to budget-conscious travellers. For guests who prefer more space, we would like to recommend upgrading to the Silka Suite, a spacious open studio type configuration with a separate sitting and writing desk area.

We have a complimentary shuttle bus service for the convenience of our guests, which runs from Silka West Kowloon -- Pioneer Centre (Mong Kok) -- Silka Seaview -- Airport Express Kowloon Station -- Silka West Kowloon.

Our concierge and staff are always happy to tell guests more about the tourist attractions surrounding the hotel and Hong Kong. There is also a lot of travel insights on our website, Facebook fan page and blog.

We hope to welcome you again at Silka West Kowloon soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Not as close as the hotel told us about their location from the metro station named Olympic.There will be a 20mins to walk from the subway.The double room is the most small ones that I ever seen.Unfortunately,the bed is the only place you can get seated!The staff on reception always fail to give you The regular service and breakfast is truly expensive.Let me tell you the only one thing I glad to remeber.On the 2nd day we staied in this hotel,I bought a Manchester United Sticker Collection 2010-2011 with 50packs stickers by Panini for 39HKD in a Seven-eleven retail just across this hotel which can charge me near 220CNY in my home-city and I never see the same thing in other 7-11 retails in HK.

Room Tip: no recommandation
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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kosmopolito, Public Relations Manager at Silka West Kowloon Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
We regret to hear about your experience with our service at the reception. Your feedback is important for us to know which areas we should improve on to meet our guests’ expectations. Please accept our apology as well for this.

Regarding Silka West Kowloon’s location, it is a 10-minute walk from the Olympic and also the Mongkok MTR Station.

Our rooms are designed to provide all the facilities for a comfortable, secure and affordable stay for the benefit of budget travellers. For guests who prefer more space, which includes an ample sitting area, guests can opt to stay at the Silka Suite. We hope you will give Silka West Kowloon another chance to provide you with a more memorable experience!

The buffet breakfast at Maroon Caf?is priced competitively in line with other hotels in Hong Kong. There are also room packages that come with breakfast to offer our guests better value for money. This can be booked directly through our website. Alternatively, our convenient location also encourages guests to explore the surrounding area for delicious and cheap local delights.

We are glad to hear that you found the collectible Manchester United stickers just opposite our hotel. It is always interesting to learn what travellers discover whilst staying with us! Again, we hope that you give us another opportunity to provide you with a better and more memorable experience of not just Hong Kong, but of our hotel.

Thank you for your review.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Stayed here for three nights because I couldn't find any better that suited my budget. Seemed okay at first, with a relatively low rate, but I quickly realized that you had to pay for everything, so I guess it wasn't that cheap. Also, the room rate increased for each night, to almost twice as much for the last one. Wifi costs 30HK$ for an hour! Never tried the restaurant. It was closed half an hour early one night when I went there. Okay location, with a good mall quite close, and the MTR within walkable distance. Room wasn't that bad, clean and comfy, but not that spacious. Staff was not good, I almost had to bring an orchestra with me to the reception to get a lobby. They merely look up at me, not even saying hi when I greeted them as I came and went. Not really eager to help when asked either. This puzzled me a little, service in HK wasn't great in general, but this was horrible. We asked for a non-smoking room, but according to the floor index in the elevator, it was actually a smoking floor. Could be worth it for a night or two, but you'll find better. Wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.46-48 Anchor Street,Tai kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong > Tai Kok Tsui
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#49 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Silka West Kowloon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silka West Kowloon, Hong Kong is a value hotel situated in Tai Kok Tsui, a booming new city in Kowloon. The hotel has 141 rooms that are affordable. It is only 35 minutes drive away from the Hong Kong International Airport, 8 minutes to the Mong Kok East Train Station, 10 minutes away from the China Hong Kong Ferry Terminal and within close proximity to the vibrant district of Tsim Sha Tsui. ... more   less 
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