First let me start off that the deal I got was great until the value of the currency in the country I live in plummeted by 10%. So what had been a $100 per room/night (inclusive of service charge) suddenly became a $125/night room. Not their fault, but just a reminder to try and find places that charge the room fare immediately so you don't have to worry about currency changes mucking up your budget.
I had originally booked a standard including breakfast for 2 through booking.com (I believe), but afterwards received an e-mail from a manager offering me a harbor view room for the same price if I were to cancel the booking.com reservation and stayed for 4 nights at the hotel, which was kind of them. I took it and got a nicer room for the same amount, and I imagine saved them paying a fee to booking.com
The room was advertised as having a regular bed and a day bed. I figured one of us would sleep in the bed and one of us in the daybed. We both ended up sleeping in the regular bed because the daybed is only big enough to accommodate a child.
Another odd factor about the room is that the shower and bathroom was see-through. It also had a mirror adjacent from the bathroom "door" (also glass and see-through) so basically you could see the other person on the toilet in the mirror's reflection or through the glass if you were standing up in the bed area. The shower was also glass, but offered a little privacy when the room fogged up. These things didn't bother us too much overall, but definitely not the kind of room you want to share with someone you don't know very well/aren't comfortable with seeing it all hang out there so worth mentioning. The shower had great hot water and wonderful pressure and I loved the tiling in it. Many amenities that are replaced during cleaning if you run out.
While the room was smaller than average as per the norm in Hong Kong, we didn't find it too cramped. The desk was pretty nifty in how space saving the compartments were. The fridge was a bust and never got cold. We used the daybed to put our suitcases on to save room. The hotel was very clean overall. The slippers were lovely! The DVD player wiring was a little off so we had to fiddle with it before we had a decent enough video screen. There are free rentals from the concierge on ground 1 where the restaurant is. The lifts are slow and there are only two. One only opens into the valet garage. Be careful to take the correct one should you order delivery and need to go down and pay so you don't end up walking around to the hotel entrance.
A complimentary welcome drink was included, but we had to remind them about it and none of the choices were alcoholic like you would expect. The "lounge" is a bit crowded and wasn't very relaxing, although the wait staff was quick and always polite. Their breakfast fare is a choice of 1 of 4 set meals from the menu with unlimited refills and toast. Choices include yogurt muesli with fruit, eggs benedict, eggs any style/hash browns/sausage and bacon, and fruit platter and pastry set. I sampled each one over my stay and would definitely recommend the eggs benedict best. I would say all was good save for some of the cantaloupe offered with the fruit dishes.
Because my friend and I took the buses/trams it was an ideal spot and really stretched out the fare on my octopus card not having to use the MRT all the time. That said, the staff isn't really forthcoming with help and only have a few paper guides for the area in the lobby, so make sure you know how to get around. There's a bus about a leisurely 5-10 minutes walk that runs right to the airport. There's also a Circle K right across the street. It was my first time in Hong Kong and I definitely would have been confused and perhaps intimidated to take the bus/tram system had my friend not been a Hong Kong resident and known her way around.
Overall I would stay here again at the same price, since I only needed a clean hotel to sleep in and a good breakfast wake-up in the morning. The harbor view was quite nice and I got some good shots from the room, even though the weather was foggy and overcast.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel De Edge By Rhombus Hong Kong
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is the latest landmark in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong’s fast-paced waterfront with a stunning redefinition of cutting edge urban experience. Rising elegantly over panoramic Victoria Harbour and verdant Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is the new apple of Hong Kong’s eye. Within walking distance from major commercial centres, MTR Sheung Wan Station and the Macau Ferry Terminal, this business hotel is a great place to stay and an exciting launch pad to experience the city’s best. ... more less
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