My partner and I spent a week at the T Hotel until 01 August, and from the moment we checked in we were treated to every courtesy and assistance.
Our room was extraordinarily well appointed and large, particularly by Hong Kong standards, with thoughtful additions such as sensor lighting in the wardrobes and a central pop-up resource hub suitable to all international adaptors and connections. Huge king bed, stylish appointments, modern and comfortable seating in-room, panoramic view window overlooking a stunning harbour view, generous bathroom with separate bath. Even a second TV over the bath with a water-proof remote control! I kid you not! There was a turn-down service each evening which included the delivery of 4 individual Petits fours (we tried to be fair in our division!), luxury bed linens, a pillow menu ... are you getting the picture? 5 star quality all round.
The dining room had splendid views overlooking the harbour and the service simply could not be faulted for friendliness and fastidiousness. The dinner menu is limited in choice - though one must remember this is a training facility/hotel and getting everything perfect is the T's goal. Breakfast was a delightful mix of Western and Asian dishes. Yes, I mentioned the service - but it should be noted upon again and again - it was THAT good! I must say there is something quite special about staying at the T and enjoying its (mainly) younger trainee's non-jaded view of the hospitality industry. Their care and attention to detail and each guest is a credit to their trainers and the facility itself.
The Hotel location is in Pok Fu Lam, about 25 minutes from Central (the gateway to everything) on very regular, air-conditioned double-decked buses. The bus stop is 2 minutes walk from the hotel entrance. We found it a bonus to be away from what can be the very smoggy and somewhat oppressive atmosphere of central Hong Kong. Taxis are readily available if required but its cheap as chips to purchase an Octopus Card and jump on and off public transport whenever you like.
Each of the public areas including upstairs and downstairs lobby, main dining room and business areas sport gorgeously attractive furniture in bright pops of colour with luxury upholstery. I'm still trying to track down a copy of the spectacular light next to reception!
At the end of the day though, it is the dedicated staff and trainees who make the T the very special destination it is. I highly recommend this hotel for those seeking a luxury experience at a very reasonable price. A delight!
- 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
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- The T Hotel Hong Kong