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Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.199 Kowloon City Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon | Kowloon,, Hong Kong, China (Kowloon City)   |  
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Ranked #168 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
Bucks England
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“Comfortable Rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed here for three nights as a finale to a 7 week tour of Australia. The hotel is modern and well appointed and the check in service was quick and efficient. WiFi is charged for and we were told it was cheaper to pay to upgrade our room with complimentary wifi than pay for wifi! In this day and age of internet communication I found this strange! The room was on the upper floors with a view over the opposite block of flats. The room was very clean and well appointed though the noise all night from other guests shouting down the corridor to each other was disconcerting. Shouting back to shut up seemed to work wonders! The surrounding area seems to be mainly car/tyre repair shops and is really unatractive and a long way from the Harbour! No convenient public transport though there is a complimentary shuttle bus but you need to be early and have wide shoulders to push your way on. The buffet breakfast was very good but we didn't try the dinner as it looked very expensive. A 5 min walk to local resturants produced wonderful inexpensive HK food and don't worry about not reading or speaking chinese. The menu's have photo's and English descriptions and the local people are brilliant and willing to help. We wouldnt stay here again mainly becuse of the position but have to say value for money it was good. One final comment, if you book a tour through the hotel desk as we did, and its cancelled, as ours was. Then the crdit chrage is instant electronic, the refund is snail pace via paper. It took 2 months to get our refund!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I stayed here during a short business trip and was pleasantly surprised at the reception to be given a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe room. The room was simply huge with a full length mirror/wardrobe, microwave, separate sink and hotplate area and fairly big bathroom.
A good place to stay if your traveling on business because a taxi will get you from the hotel to Kowloon Bay offices for around HKD40. Generally about 1 hours drive from the airport (approx. HKD250 by taxi)
The concierge and other staff at the reception were friendly and approachable.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are very comfortable
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel for 2 months last year. Overall this is very nice hotel with affordable price, especially if you stay long for business will get good deal. The room is big, with very comfortable bed.
Only we should consider about the location, quite far from the city (Harbour City area or Central). And also far from nearest MTR station. But they provide shuttle bus every 30min to Harbour City Area and Hunghom MTR station. But sometimes if you need to hurry, you need to walk about 10 minutes to nearest bus station or take cab if really in hurry.
Overall very nice hotel with affordable price......

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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China Lake, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hotel is still brand new, the staffs are friendly and helpful, the facilities are lovely and we love the room so much, very big room and easy to find food around. Generally, it's a great stay for 2 days. I will definitely go back with my family.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have stayed at the Luxe Manor in Tsim Sha Tsui in the past and have an idea of what to expect from a starred HK Hotel, I am horribly disappointed by the service offered by Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, rooms are filthy, staff just have the word ' NO' in their mouth. The Management just ignore your basic request. They enter your room even with a sign saying "do not disturb" For the rates they charge for access to the Club Lounge, they provide just a few drinks, At their breakfast buffet they are reluctant to replenish. Do not clean the rooms regularly which are worn out. I would definitely not return to this Hotel and not recommend this Hotel to anybody as they do not even provide the Basics.

Room Tip: Don't book this Hotel, unless you are prepared for a nightmare.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Staff friendly. Very clean only rooms are bit small and bathrooms are tiny. But lively easy to access mtr station. Pool was closed and kids were disappointed. But we had a great experience. Concierge were very helpful and front disk. Elevators very fast and very smart too!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff, lovely pool side area on decking (nice for evening drink). Great breakfast but very expensive evening option. We found chef.com noodle bar in adjacent street which was great value. Too far to walk to main shops in Kowloon but shuttle bus on offer. Shower very good, clean room and large queen size bed. Overall good for a 1 night stop.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.199 Kowloon City Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon | Kowloon,, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong > Kowloon City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#95 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees 4*
Number of rooms: 702
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning chic Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees has much to celebrate including its’ five awards achieved in a short period of time. The hotel is located in an uprising area in Kowloon near the former Kai Tak Airport region and Mongkok, just minutes from Hong Kong’s diverse sightseeing, shopping and entertainment hotspots. Minutes to the MTR Station and bustling Tsimshatsui by frequent complimentary hotel shuttle bus that’s not just a ride but also a city tour through one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts. This upscale 4-star hotel features 702 charming guestrooms and suites with fully equipped kitchenette, a fantastic outdoor Swimming Pool, Children’s Pool and Whirlpool, a spa and a well-equipped Fitness Centre. All rooms boast a 32’’ flat-screen TV, mini-bar and tea & coffee-making facilities. The hotel gets its name 8 degrees referring to the 8 degree descent pilots had to make to descend onto the runway here - the architects have taken it further by actually giving the lobby the optical illusion of being inclined at that angle too! Hospitable service and excellent facilities, this hotel appeals to all business, leisure, long staying and family travellers looking for comfortable and attractive accommodation in the pearl of the orient. ... more   less 
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