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“Excellent Location!” 3 of 5 stars
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Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   No.38 Ice House Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, China (Formerly Ice House Serviced Apartments) (Central)   |  
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Ranked #190 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
Perth, Australia
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“Excellent Location!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent location and wifi included. Two short blocks from D1 Pedder St exit of MTR. If pushing luggage, be prepared for hills. Nothing too strenuous and easily negotiated. If carrying heavy luggage, ensure you're fit enough to carry suitcase up steps. At the hotel or boarding house, you will hear quiet neighbours and you can hear loud music and breaking glass from nightlife of Lan Kwai Fong, which is a couple of streets away. Great value for money for what it is. It's clean and tidy and decent for the busy traveller and excellent for the heavy sleeper. Be prepared to bring toiletries, coat hangers and ear plugs.

Room Tip: Double room, reserve view of Peak side. Not sure if there is extra cost involved for this.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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mini hotel C, Front Office Manager at Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Ms. Janice,

Thank you for having taken the time to share your constructive feedback about your recent stay at The Mini hotel Central on tripadvisor.com

We hope that you will come back to stay with us in future !

Yours Sincerely,

Albert AU
Front Office Manager
Mini hotel Central
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My current favourite hotel was not available so I decided to give mini a try. I saw price was good, but puzzled about so many high and low rated reviews.

I was impressed with the large funky reception area with many chairs and sofas the generally younger hotel guests could just chill in and type on their phones in.
(No sarcasm intended. That's what everyone who hung there seemed to do )

Checked in quickly, went to my room, saw layer of condensation on every surface and a mould smell. I stayed a few minutes to see if I could put up with it, decided I couldn't, called reception and they said Yes straight away but I'd have to go to reception to change door key card. My new room had no mould smell but still had condensation on every surface, making even the bed linen slightly damp. Oh well. Guess all rooms must be like this. The new room was level 5. Previous was level 4.

Other than that the room had good decor for such a tiny room. Bright white, large wall mirror, big window facing road with church view so not claustrophobic with a building barely a metre from the window like some. Slide in room safe under bed.

But......

Damn condensation everywhere. Had to turn off air con to sleep. And it's summer.


Also, shower is weird. The shower space is reasonable except there is a recess in a corner, and this is where the shower head was placed. So you have to stand against .one side, you can't use the whole shower space. This problem could have been avoided easily by moving the shower head holder a foot.

So overall... location great, price good.. for Hk that is, decor good, bed comfy.. but shower not a pleasure to use, air con messes up the room with.. you know what. No one else seems to have mentioned this so maybe I got the only two rooms in tho whole hotel with this problem. I hope so.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mini hotel C, Front Office Manager at Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Dear Our Value guest,

Many thanks for having taken the time to share your constructive feedback about your recent visit to The Mini hotel Central with the tripadvisor.com.We are continously conducting the improvement work on the room humidty in guest room .

Once again, we looking to foward to serve you better in not distant future !

Yours Sincerely,

Albert AU
Front Office Manager
Mini hotel Central
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Location is a walking distance from the Peak Tram and Central Area. Easily accessible through MTR one exit also shows hotel name :) You do have to climb uphill from Central but overall its not far! There are restaurands and fastfood chains in the area so even if no breakfast is served you wont go hungry!
Hotel staffs are friendly and accomodating.
Room though small but very clean and housekeeping is do e every morning. Towels, beddings are clean. Our room was crisp white! Really nice! ++ free hair blower, electric pot

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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mini hotel C, Front Office Manager at Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Our Value Guest,

Thank you for having taken the time to share your positive feedback about your recent stay at The Mini hotel Central on tripadvisor.com

We are definitely welcome you to Mini hotel gropus in future !

Yours Faithully,

Albert AU
Front Office Manager
Mini hotel Central
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is hotel is in the perfect location in the central area of Hong Kong. The hotel itself is clean and modern, the rooms are small but that's standard for HK. The thing that let's this hotel down is the unhelpful, unwilling and rude staff. The worst I have come across in my life. They are rude to speak to and do not offer help or advice. When standing in front of the main desk you may have to ask several times to get their attention and when they respond don't expect eye contact or anything remotely coherent to come out of their mouth. We weren't shown to the room, weren't welcomed in ANY way and HAD to pay a $100 deposit as soon as we checked in. Luckily everything is on the doorstep so things are quite easy to workout but there is zero help or hospitality from the staff. We asked for directions and help a few times and got nothing in response. There is no luggage store and no mini bar in the room or service to buy refreshments in the hotel either which is annoying. Could be a great little spot but it is utterly spoilt by the terrible terrible staff.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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mini hotel C, Front Office Manager at Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Ms . Rachel,

Thank you for staying at mini hotel central and sharing your comments into details. We can assure you that we will strengthen our staff training and strive for the best to deliver quality services to our guests.

Your valuable comment is a great value to our hotel and We looking forward to serving you better in future !

Yours Sincerely,

Albert AU
Front Office Manager
Mini hotel Central
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This intimate hotel is conveniently located in Central and is a stone's throw from tourist hotspots such as Victoria Peak, Duddell Street gas lamps, Lan Kwai Fong, etc. It also boasts the convenience and close proximity of public transportation nearby, with the MTR, trams and buses a walk away.

As the name implies, the rooms are minuscule but large enough for 2 guests, depending on your built and comfort level. But, reserve 2 rooms if you are a couple. Otherwise it may be a tight squeeze. Even the bathroom is small, with the toilet separated from the shower stall with a glass divider. Only couples will find it comfortable staying together in their rooms because the bathroom door is made of glass...so throw privacy out the door as soon as you get into the room. There is space available under the bed for 1 large piece of luggage. The safety box is also beneath the bed. The positioning of the mirror next to the bed along one side of the wall is cleaver as it made the room appear bigger than it actually is. For meals, take a walk to the right of the hotel and head down the steps to Wellington Street. There is a 24-hour tea restaurant that serves local cuisine.

What I like about this hotel is its wireless internet accessibility, both in the rooms and lobby, so important in this day and age. If you need to catch up on work, head down to the lobby and work from there. The lobby is artistically and tastefully decorated with ample space to put down your work items and start working.

If you do not mind the tight space, make affordable mini hotel Central your lodging property of choice whilst in Hong Kong.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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mini hotel C, Front Office Manager at Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Our Value guest,

Many thanks for having taken the time to share you feedback about your recent stay at The Mini hotel Central with the tripadvisor.com.

Your review is certainly most helpful to other future travelers who may be less familiar with our hotel and places Hong Kong has to offer.

We look foward to serving you at our hotel in future !

Yours Sincerely,

Albert AU
Front Office Manager
Mini hotel Central
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Pros:
- Hotel is well located
- Clean room
- Decent amenities

Cons:
- Very small room so only choose if traveling light
- Nowhere to leave your luggage
- Not very flexible with early check in / late checkout

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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mini hotel C, Front Office Manager at Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Mr. Shimal,

Thank you for having taken the time to share your feedback about your recent stay at
The Mini hotel Central on tripadvisor.com

We are definitely welcome you to our hotel in future !

Yours Sincerely,

Albert AU
Front Office Manager
Mini hotel Central
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Hanoi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Unfortunately, despite the great location in Central Hong Kong I don't believe this hotel warrants it's three star status. The staff were not particularly warm and welcoming on arrival. Despite large luggage being carried up the steps, no help was offered. The rooms are tiny and unsuitable for a couple. The corridors were dirty and noisy at night. Overall, it is a glorified hostel, which is fine but it I have stayed in countless 3 star hotels which have been better at a fraction of the price.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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mini hotel C, Front Office Manager at Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Mr. Smith,

Thank you for having taken the time to share your constructive feedback about your recent stay at The Mini hotel Central on tripadvisor.com

We hope to see you soon again and do let me know if I may personally assist with any future reservations at our hotel in future !

Yours Faithully,

Albert AU
Front Office Manager
Mini hotel Central
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Additional Information about Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong

Address: No.38 Ice House Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, China (Formerly Ice House Serviced Apartments)
Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong > Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mini Hotel Central Hong Kong 3*
Number of rooms: 183
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Also Known As:
Ice House Serviced Apartments Hotel Hong Kong
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