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“Hong Kong Style, Main Street Smiles” 5 of 5 stars
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L'hotel Island South
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, China   |  
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“Hong Kong Style, Main Street Smiles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

On the island, but not. In Aberdeen, on the south shore of Hong Kong Island, with free and regular transportation to several points throughout central Hong Kong, this property has a quiet elegance about it. A top choice if you can book it at a discount to similar luxury properties on the other side of HKI.

Rooms are larger here and nicely appointed, although the clear glass of the shower/bath -- an unwelcome and odd but increasingly common element -- is less than ideal even with the blind that sort of covers it. The beds are, as is common throughout Asia, firm but comfortable with nice linens. Unlike many hotel rooms in Hong Kong, the rooms can easily accommodate a third person.

The pool area, open seasonally, is also a nice touch with the green mountainous backdrop further reinforcing the quiet, but not isolated, nature of the property. The gym has a good selection of equipment and is staffed. Food in the restaurant was consistently good, as was the service there and in the adjacent bar. Both appeared to draw a local clientele and not rely solely on in-house guests.

Depending upon price, and your needs, this hotel has much to offer. High-style, without the attitude or price. And a top-notch staff that always appeared to be there to assist with whatever request or need the guest had.

If you are going to Ocean Park, there is no better destination for a stay as you can easily walk there if you opt to not take the free shuttle. (Should you not be heading to Ocean Park, however, and find yourself at this property on a weekend or around a special event, expect larger groups with children that might not be as well-mannered as the business clientele on the other side of the island.)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed here for a few days on a business trip. Excellent breakfast & evening buffet, nice lounge bar but drinks are very pricey (HK$50 ((£4.50) for a bottled beer) Hotel is in Aberdeen and about 30mins from the Central down town area. An efficient free shuttle bus service runs regularly to Central area. The area around the hotel is not attractive with loads of construction going on for a new underground station. Outdoor pool but the view from the pool (derelict highrise buildings, cranes and overgrown mountain make this the worst view from a pool I've experienced! Didnt find a convenient bar nearby. Watch out getting a taxi back to this place. On three occasions driver got lost because of construction work. Great business facilities but not really the right choice for a family stay in Hong Kong. Ocean Park is close by and the hotel shuttle takes you there and back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

You can't past this hotel if you are looking for a place to stay which offers value for money.  Clean, sizable rooms, and very friendly staff throughout the hotel.  Although the location is a bit inconvenient to some guests, the quite frequent hotel free shuttle service and numerous bus stops right outside the side entrance make travelling within the city not a problem to me.  The only comment I have is about their breakfast and snack menus which hopefully can be changed more often for long stay guests.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Great atmosphere, very luxurious. Spacious room with a large bathroom. Every morning you get a free Southern China Morning Post. Very friendly and helpful staff. It´s only reached by bus, there´s no subway, but it´s easy to find and the Hong Kong bus drivers are always helfpul! The location is not very central but there are plenty and frequently buses to Central, Wan Chai and Tsim Tsa Tsui. If you want to stay close to Repulse Bay or Stanley then go for it!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 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
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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

the location isnt very good, unless you plan to go to ocean park. we only needed a place to sleep that is cheap but nice. we arrived after midnight of new year's eve. the staff were nice. i ordered a cake from them, and it was delicious. they were very nice in assisting me as it was a surprise for my husband.the room was huge compared to other hotel rooms in hong kong. the bathroom is also nice with glass windows, so its quite romantic for couples. we didnt have any breakfast, so i cant comment on that.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This hotel is situated in the Aberdeen district on the south side of Hong Kong Island. At the time I stayed the difficult access was even harder, a consequence of major roadworks. This heralds better times for the hotel - the MTR is coming, which will allow easy transport to all the key areas and the airport. Until then, think again. Although there is a shuttle, it is generally necessary to get to the airport express station at Hong Kong to link with this, involving a longish traverse from Central. If you miss the bus, expect $80 HK for a taxi - but at peak hours there are long queues, and the journey can be slow because of congestion in the Aberdeen Tunnel.
The hotel is otherwise comfortable, good wifi, friendly service, good evening buffet. Breakfast lets them down - badly.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

- Location isn't that all great, but it's about a 100 -130 HKD cab ride from Central Station
- Room was nice and it's price-worthy for a hotel room in Hong Kong
- Food was ok, but I would not say it was fantastic

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — L'hotel Island South 3.5*
Number of rooms: 432
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Uniquely located in the southern district of Hong Kong Island, the contemporary L’hotel Island South is the development of the Chinachem Group. This 37-storey hotel offers 432 spacious and design-led guestrooms and suites that are redefining conventional notions of comfort and style. As a convenience for today's global travelers, L'hotel Island South provides complimentary Wi-Fi internet connection and an array of other advanced technologies, plus superb meeting and banquet venues, a gymnasium and an outdoor pool that offer green vistas, and comprehensive business support. Complementing all of these is an eco-friendly attitude as well as a smart casual service style from our friendly and highly dynamic hotel crew. Whether for business or leisure, guests also enjoy quick and easy access to the territory's prime business, shopping, dining and entertainment hubs as well as a host of nice beaches, nature parks, plus heritage and cultural trails along the southern end of Hong Kong Island. ... more   less 
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