After extensive research on TripAdvisor, we finally selected the T-Hotel as our base in Hong Kong. As has been extensively covered on TripAdvisor, the T-Hotel is run by and located on the 6th floor of The Vocational Training Council (VTC) building in Pok Fu Lam (Hong Kong). The VTC is Hong Kong's largest professional education and training and development agencies and the hotel is staffed by the VTC's trainees.
My biggest concern about the T-Hotel was its location in Pok Fu Lam (Hong Kong). I wondered if we should be located somewhere more central. It turned-out that I had absolutely nothing to be concerned about.
The T-Hotel is located on Hong Kong Island very close to the centre. It is a short ten-minute bus ride to the centre and buses pass every few minutes at the bus stop directly in front of the hotel - it literally couldn't be easier. I would recommend purchasing an Octopus Card at one of the cities MTR (Metro) Stations which allows travel on all public transport. The buses run to and from Pok Fu Lam Road late into the night.
So why do we rate the T-Hotel so highly. Well, the hotel rooms are superb. We were lucky enough to be allocated one with a sea-view - absolutely gorgeous. The hotel rooms are equipped to a very high standard with button operated privacy glass in the bath room, waterproof TV above the bath, satellite TV, mini bar (at almost cost - exceptional value). The bed was also huge and extremely comfortable. The restaurant (breakfast and evening meal is run by trainee chefs under the supervision of experience European Chefs and the food is superb. The evening menu in the restaurant was also designed by one of the best chefs in HK. Everything is extremely reasonably priced (at cost?) with a super selection of dishes and drinks. Best of all was the sea view and terrace balcony with a panoramic view where we enjoyed a drink most evenings.
The staff at the hotel are first-class. The trainees couldn't be more eager and helpful and the trainers are very proud of what they do and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Sometimes they make small errors but these are quickly put right (they are trainees after all). The managers are always available and introduce themselves and check how your stay is going.
Small touches make your stay at the T-Hotel extra special, toys left next to the bath, home-made chocolates next to the bed. Best of all, it was my birthday during our stay and I was left a gift and hand-written note from the deputy-manager (they must have noted the date on my passport). Where do you see attention to detail like that these days? We loved the fish-pond projected onto the floor of the corridor and the smiling security staff made us feel very secure. The staff also provided recommendations throughout, showing us where to visit and how to get there.
I almost want to keep this place a secret as I am sure I won't get a room in future as it is sure to become very busy. The T-Hotel is exceptional and highly recommended. Well done to the staff there for their efforts, they have created something truly special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The T HOTEL is a training concept hotel committed to providing vocational training in the field of hospitality and tourism, while dedicated to delivering a pleasant hospitality experience to our guests.Set among the lush greenery surrounding of Pokfulam, 20 minutes southwest of Hong Kong's city centre with panoramic views of the South China Sea, this 30-room training hotel is situated on the 6th floor of the VTC Pokfulam Complex as part of the Hospitality Industry Training and Development Centre, "HITDC". Since first introduced our hospitality programmes in 1984, HITDC has been the forerunner in the field of hospitality training in Hong Kong. Together with our training spa and training restaurants, The T Hotel forms a vital element of the HITDC's ongoing initiative to provide integral vocational training beyond the classroom environment. The T Hotel is operated by trainees under the supervision of experienced professionals from various fields of the hospitality industry.As our trainees deliver this unique brand of hospitality while in return receive world-class vocational training, we look forward to welcoming you to The T Hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The T Hotel Hong Kong