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“Convenience at its best” 4 of 5 stars
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M1 Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.28 Portland Street, Hong Kong, China (Jordan / Yau Ma Tei)   |  
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Ranked #268 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
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“Convenience at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If there was one word to describe M1 Hotel, it would be, Convenient.

Located near the end of the Temple Street Market, M1 Hotel is also close to many entrances of the Yau Ma Tei MTR station. The building is just behind nathan road so walking back to the hotel right after you stroll the night market isn't dangerous.

Although the rooms are a bit tiny, it has the essentials things you would need to have a good night's sleep. The beds are comfortable the blankets are enough to keep you warm at night. A bay window can be used to settle your luggages if you would want more space inside your room.

The bathroom has frosted walls so if you are travelling with friends, it would be a little bit awkward to take a shower. During our stay, we had to cover the frosted glass wall dividing the bathroom and the sleep area with gift wrapper so that we were more comfortable using the toilet.

Another good thing about the hotel is that if offers fast internet access (WIFI), both inside the rooms and in the dining area.

Breakfast is usually included with the room but I suggest you take your meals either at 7am or around 10am because seats in the cafe are limited. Also, they offer the same breakfast items everyday. They usually change one dish per day. They also do not have a water dispenser.

M1 Hotel also sells Ocean Park, Disney Land, Ngong Ping tickets for a lower price.

If you only wish to have a comfortable room to sleep in and a place that is close by an MTR station then M1 is definitely a good hotel choice.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

located in Yau Ma Tei, 10 mins walk to Mong Kok the great shopping shopping area for local people. MRT is right behind the hotel. Lot of Buses nearby. A21 airport bus city flyer also stop opposite the hotel (Man Ming Lane) ($33 HKD) the cheapest mean of airport/hotel transport and only took 45 mins

Room is quiet small but good enough for sleep, new modern decoration style made so comfortable to stay in such a small room. Overall is very good value for money,

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 May 7, 2013

the rooms are really small and there isn't much walking space. You will basically reach every point (i.e toilet, ned) within one walking step. Nonetheless, its still pretty cosy for 2.

Pros:
- Near Yau Ma Teh MTR Station
-Breakfast was not bad
-Value for money and it's superb location to all night markets.
-friendly and efficient staff.

Cons:
-dusty floor
-There is only a sheer bath curtain that separates the shower taps from the toilet seats. hence the whole toilet will be wet after you finish showering
-no wardrobe or closet for you to unpack your belongings. only 3 hangers provided
- there is a coffin shop besides our hotel, but it wasn't eerie or creepy at all

overall, if you are not oversize, it's still not that bad to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Great location, 3 mins walk to Yau Ma Tei MTR Station.
Room is really small, 3 steps in and you will reach the bed. If you have a big luggage, its going to be quite a problem going in. They do have this sofa sitting area beside the window where you can put your luggage to save space.
Cleanliness was not a problem, and the hotel was pretty modern.
Lobby staff and housekeeping staffs were friendly.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Excellent value for money. Free tea & coffee 24 hours. Free internet 24 hours.
Make sure you get a deluxe room & not a standard room.
Breakfast was Asian style, but did have tea, milk, toast, butter & jam. We did buy cereal & low fat milk & took to breakfast room. Smallish room, but spotless.No pool.
Located in an old area of Kowloon. Plenty of 7 11& Starbucks around. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. MRT, buses & ferries reasonable & easy to use. Taxis very reasonable.
Bed was a bit hard, but got an extra duvet with helped. Had a jacket, 2 pair trousers & 2 shirts made by Star Tailors (Sandy), Room 734, 7th floor, No 3 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon. Tel 2377 0698. Mobile 917-5206.
Email: startailorshk@gmail.com.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Right off the bat, I will not lie, this hotel is small and the rooms are indeed small, even by HK standards - But that does not mean it is a hotel you should not consider. Read on and see why i said so!

I've stayed at a couple of hotels in HK within the same budget range and this room is by far, the smallest i have ever stayed in, but surprisingly - Most rested sleep i got.

Every hotel room i believe needs a few essential things, most important of which is the Bed, followed by a good, consistent Hot Shower and thirdly by room decor.

This small, cosy hotel fulfilled it all. Given, the room is shockingly small, take two steps from the door and you find yourself at the foot of the bed, you need to get creative with finding a place to put your luggage. I would not recommend placing your luggage at the window seats as it can serve to be a nice relaxing spot to watch TV from. Instead, shift the bed a little and wedge your luggage between the bed and the shower wall.

Do not let its size put you off and ; if in HK you find yourself cooped up in the room - something is terribly wrong with your itinerary. HK has so many things to do, see, eat and experience that staying cooped up in a room seems to be illogical. You should probably and most likely will be out walking around and spending time haggling at the storekeepers for discounts (HK isn't exactly the cheapest of places)

That aside, the beds are fantastic, clean, soft and absolutely comfortable. Mattresses and pillows were fluffy which afforded me and my partner 3 nights of excellent sleep. This hotel though small, does things in the finer details well.

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Location :

Nothing short of fantastic (except for the coffin shop beside the hotel).

2 minutes from Yau Ma Tei MTR : Checked

2 Minutes from Temple Street Night Market : Checked

2 Minutes from a 24 hr convenience store : Checked

A leisurely 10 minute walk to Jade market : Checked

It seems the location simply cannot go wrong. You are right there in the middle of the busiest night market in Yau Ma Tei and yet, far enough from it so the bustling sound does not interrupt your sleep. How awesome is that?

Tip : Items from my experience at Temple Street Night Market is generally cheaper than those you can find at the more Touristy and popular Ladies Market at Mongkok. There are also alot of food stalls that open late into the night for those who wish to experience an authentic HK supper experience. We tried the popular Chicken Spicy Hotpot and it was great! Albeit expensive at SGD$80 for 2, considering it was a street stall.

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Hotel Amenities

Apart from an awesome hot shower, the basic necessities are there. Housekeeping even changes your towels every single day.

VERY IMPORTANT TIP : If you are travelling with friends of the opposite gender, be advised that the shower wall partition is in fact a translucent frosted glass wall and the Showering area is just beside the wall. So if you are travelling with a friend of the opposite gender, you might want to consider that factor as the silhouette and outline of the person is clearly and visibly visible when they or YOU shower. But the problem can be easily solved by banishing your friend or yourself to the corridor.

For couples, it may just be a prelude to an enjoyable evening with your loved one.

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Breakfast :

Simple but filling affair. A great way to fill up before heading out of the hotel to the streets of HK.

If i do go back HK and am not in the mood to splurge, then i will definitely consider M1 Hotel again. As small as it was, its location and beds made up for everything!

Room Tip: Choose higher floors and make sure when you sleep, to close the windows as directly opposite are hig...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

From HK International Airport to the hotel, located at Yau Ma Tei, it's about 350HKD (do not remember the exact amount).

Most taxi drivers would know where is it once you let them know you're heading to M1 Hotel. The lift to the hotel rooms is pretty slow and there are only 2 lifts serving about 20 over storey.

The rooms gave us a culture shock as it wasn't within our expectation to be that small. Luckily they have a bay window so we could use that to lay 1 of our luggage. The toilet design is extremely bad as they do not have any shower screens. Thus, the entire toilet floor would be wet once someone bathes.

The hotel is located beside a shop that sells coffin. Some people who dislike the aura should not stay in this hotel (which says my title "If you feel uncomfortable, you'd better not stay). However, this hotel is close to famour dim sum restaurant-TIM HO WAN and is walking distance to Ladies and Temple Street Market. We could cover both streets in just 1 night and for people who has supper cravings, you could settle down at some road side seafood. It's fresh and cheap.

Overall, not too bad of a hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.28 Portland Street, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong > Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #268 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — M1 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 93
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