We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Corral comfort anyone?” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees

Save Saved
You added Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.199 Kowloon City Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon | Kowloon,, Hong Kong, China (Kowloon City)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #165 of 613 hotels in Hong Kong
HK
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Corral comfort anyone?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Serviced apartment option

NOTE Minimum stay condition - 1 month

Surrounding environment car repair shops galore.

Many tour groups crowd the small lobby. Difficult to walk a path to the lifts.

Lobby has absolutely n o seating unless a purchase is a made at the coffee shop.
Four outdoor benches are available in the shuttle bus/car park bay therefore do not expect to sit in air-conditioned comfort despite this place supposedly being a hotel.

No grounds available unless you count the above mentioned covered car park. During one evening we attempted to escape our suite and sit at the Pool Side tables on the second floor but were told in a very hostile tone there was a minimum charge. Noticing a pattern....... to plant your rear in the public areas you have to continuously pay!!! IMHO ridiculous.

We enquired at the front desk and were advised yes indeed the Pool Side is a user pay area (despite only 4 tables being utilised at time of visit). Staff suggested alternative sit out area - the ' free' swimming pool. To sit in the pool arena guests must be dressed in swim gear only! So be forewarned, your options apart from your suite are non-existent during such a long duration stay. Staff indifferent to comfort of guests. Attitude of a head mistress enforcing rules only.

Toilet paper, coffee/tea sachets not automatically renewed supply. Face to face requests with some cleaning staff fail. Eventually have to telephone Housekeeping.

Morning newspaper provided is a roadside freebie vs paid publication unless protest is made.

Shuttle bus infrequent. Not located near MTR station.

Prepaid discounted breakfast vouchers not worth their face value. Poor produce, limited choice and poor menu variation. Not even an automated coffee and tea maker available. Urn coffee in this day and age?
Witnessed guests using hands to grab food and dry condiments yet staff did not intervene to cease such unhygienic practices.

Pros - few nice cleaning and lobby staff
- Simmons bed extremely comfortable

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

418 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    65
    179
    121
    30
    23
See reviews for
94
102
28
59
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (60)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The room of this hotel was quite spacious for Hong Kong standard. Its cleanliness is also exceptional. However, the only drawback from this hotel is the extra charge for the breakfast and internet. Make no mistake, this area is surrounded by many good eateries nearby as everywhere in Hong Kong where you won't starve due its status as world's highest number of restaurants per capita.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I alway stay 12 to15 day in Hong kong and I always pack light so before my trip I walk the neighborhood of a new location with Google map to spot restaurant, laundry shop, attraction and public transit location, This Hotel do not disapoint as this is my second stay with this group (last time was the Harbour Plaza Metropolis in Hung Hom), My room was at the Harbour club on the 21 floor with view of the Victoria harbour, I really enjoy every second of my stay to this hotel the staf work so hard over there to make you happy, the pool is fantastic with a beautif ul terrace what els do you need, on the main floor they have a convinient coffe shop with lots of food and coffee this is very useful, they have as well a full restaurant on the main floor as well from Breakfast to Dinner, Hotel price buffet style or a la Carte
but you have lot of restaurant arround your hotel at very reasonable price as this Koloon city location is not a tourist destination the price of shop around the Hotel are very reasonable

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel several times when other hotel rates are sky high during high season and / or when special events are taking place in the city. It's a modern, clean hotel but it's in a extremely remote location of the city. The hotel runs a shuttle but it's a minimum of 20 - 25 mins just to get to Nathan Rd. A taxi ride is only about $8 each way but quite often it's difficult to get one for the return trip.
This whole thing is fine for a few days but if you're staying any longer, I suggest stay somewhere a little more central.
None the less, the rooms are clean and very comfortable and they have a nice pool. The hotel has a basic gym with some cardio equipment, a rack of dumbbells and benches. The restaurant and pool bar are very good as well.
All in all, the remote location aside, this hotel is a pretty good value!

A final word... The lobby is a big optical illusion! EVERYTHING on the walls are offset at a 3.99° angle giving the impression that the floor is not level. It's designed to mimic the angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Although you quickly acclimate to this unique design, after a 15 hour flight it's a bit unsettling.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bucks England
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jakarta
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees

Address: No.199 Kowloon City Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon | Kowloon,, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > 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:
#94 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees 4*
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Ctrip DaoDao, Otel and Venere so you can book your Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Hotel Hong Kong
Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Hong Kong

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.