We stayed at the Novotel Citygate on the way from UK to HKG as we had a shorter stop and wanted to do the Cable Cars. On the way back we wanted to see the sites of Hong Kong Island and to visit Ocean Park too. We were travelling two female friends with my son who is 4.5 so it was important that we go the right hotel. I toyed with the idea of a hotel around central area of Hong Kong Island but having read the trip advisor reviews decided a short taxi ride would not be a problem versus knowing we were going to a great hotel that would suit our needs. The reviews do not do the hotel justice! We treated ourselves to the limo collection service arriving from Perth and were greeted by a very courteous driver who got us to the hotel following a very scenic 30 min taxi ride, taking in the sites as we went. The hotel staff were phenomenal on arrival - bags whisked away, check in smooth, taken personally to our wonderful room overlooking the South China Sea. The room was wonderful, very clean, choices of pillows on the bed (large king and single) with an amazing bathroom, great shower and bath (with tv) and a glazed window which amused my son! Turn down service consisted of slippers/chocolates and cookies and a bath toy each night - all extra touches that made our stay feel special. Rooms were extremely comfortable with air con control, tea/coffee mini bar, hairdrier, safe, plenty of plugs/light arrangements. We enjoyed what some may call 'over the top' service as our every need was accommodated, taxis ordered, buses explained, postcards sent etc., We ordered room service both nights food was good and very very reasonably priced as was the mini bar. You are not close to restaurants but there is a shuttle bus and a normal bus (15 mins max about 60p) or taxi 10 mins about £4 and to be honest the peacefulness of the hotel and the view was nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city area. We took a bus to ocean park 15 mins (past Aberdeen) and about 90p. We decided to have an adventure on the way to the airport and took the A10 bus directly outside the hotel - the staff kindly brought our cases down to the stop and it cost us £4.80 each to travel the 38 Km approx 50 mins across the various bridges and tunnels to the airport. My son was ill during one of the nights we stayed and the night staff member Jessica went above and beyond the call of duty changing sheets/offering support and generally reassuring me as the mother of a sick child overseas. Breakfast was included in our rate and we could not have wished for a more varied array of dishes, waffles, omelettes cooked to order, chinese offerings, toast, English breakfast, fruit, cheese plate, every type of egg you could imagine all served to a very high standard in an immaculate room overlooking the south china sea. Please do not be put off by the small distance the hotel is away from the main attractions. You have to take the MTR or walk if you are in the main city to get about anyway.... If you want an immaculate hotel, impecable service at an extremely good rate - go ahead and book!
- 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