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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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Ranked #115 of 645 hotels in Hong Kong
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Outstanding service and great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed in the hotel for 7 nights and we were very well looked after. Nothing was too much trouble and every little detail is taken care of. We got an excellent deal from lastminute.com and it was amazing value for money. We were upgraded to a Hill view room on the 31st floor. The staff were all courteous and helpful. The only drawback was the location is not yet easy to get to. The underground will soon be opening to Wong Chuk Hang which will make commuting to Central and Causeway Bay easier. Otherwise, taxi rides are not that expensive. There is also a free shuttle bus every thirty minutes.

The hotel staff at the taxi rank have a nice habit of writing down taxi registration numbers for you so that if you are unfortunate enough to leave something behind, you will stand a chance in getting it back!

We feel very welcome there and will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The interior design of this hotel is very nice and chic. The rooms are spacious and clean. More importantly, their service is really very very nice, all their staff wear a smile and are very polite. They are very attentive to each customer and try their best to meet the guests' needs. For example, this morning my mom was having breakfast at the lounge, and she said to me "I'm a vegetarian, but there is meat mixed in the congee, probably I can't eat this....." this was overheard by a waiter, and he immediately get a plain congee for my mom from the kitchen with a big smile without hesitation. That's really professional!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Toronto, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The hotel itself is very nice. The rooms are big and clean with a very good mountain view (city view is less expensive). I like the shuttle bus service a lot since it has a bus every hour going to various places such as Ocean Park (5-min ride), Hong Kong station, or Causeway Bay, etc. It is easy to get to the hotel via public transportation as there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel with buses such as 41A or 42. Only minor complaint is the floor tiles in the room look kind of old. Be warned though there is no convenient store anywhere close to the hotel, as the area is pretty remote.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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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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Hong Kong, China
1 review
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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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Address: No.55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > 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:
#21 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#59 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — L'hotel Island South 3.5*
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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