It's not often that I'm left in two minds about a hotel but I just can't bring myself to overly praise this Hyatt even though it has many redeeming points.
Our arrival was by taxi from the airport and first impressions left me a bit bewildered. The porters in the underground car park took charge of our luggage while we rode up in the elevator to the fourth floor where there is a barren expanse with a couple of desks. This basically constitutes the reception lobby and from here to the rooms it's a different elevator. So, as mentioned in previous reviews from your room to street level requires a change of elevator.
We stayed for four nights and our room was perfectly acceptable - decent size, pleasant bathroom with a double headed ( rain shower and handheld ) shower. Absolutely no complaints about the room. I believe some rooms have a good view of the harbour but they must be the exception as the hotel is set back quite far. We could only glimpse the harbour through the surrounding buildings. In fact one of our disappointments was that we had read that the hotel's Regency Lounge was a great spot for watching the nightly laser show, only to find that it is only open to their club members. As an aside we went to the Avenue of the Stars to watch the show and were hugely disappointed - it certainly doesn't live up to the hype.
The location is very good. Right above the K11 mall and an entrance to Tsim Sha Tsui and TST East MTR stations. It's also a very short stroll along Mody Rd to the shops on Nathan Rd. There are also many bars and restaurants in the area. There is a lovely little cafe ( not part of the hotel ) just outside the Hanoi Rd exit. To the left of that exit there is also a very good restaurant - Arun Thai.
The hotel breakfast works out at about £20 per head. Sounds expensive but the breakfast is fantastic. Everything you could possibly want and very attentive and pleasant service.
The other eating and drinking options are the up market Hugo's just off the lobby and the Chin Chin Bar and Chinese Restaurant both between the lobby floor and ground level ( why don't they utilise the huge unused space behind reception? ). Table service in the bar was very slow. We ate in the Chinese Restaurant on our last night and were not particularly impressed. We expected a light touch to traditional Cantonese cooking but what we got was heaped platefuls ( we ordered too much without any warning from our waiter ) and although some of the food was tasty enough, it was generally all a bit heavy and unimaginative.
We enjoyed our stay, but would try someplace else if we were to go back to HK.
- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui Hotel
- Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui Hotel Hong Kong
- Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui business and tourist district with direct access to the MTR subway stations, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui offers 381 guestrooms and suites, state-of-the-art meeting and banquet facilities including a pillarless ballroom accommodating up to 400 persons and 5 meeting rooms with various sizes, authentic cuisines with 3 restaurants and a bar, as well as a well equipped fitness centre. ... more less
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