Purely by chance we decided to go to Hong Kong, being as we were in the Philippines, and its not that far or expensive by Cebu Pacific.
Looked up the Marco Polo hotel, as friends had stayed there and using a web hotel booking page duly browsed the hotel by that name. It was only after arrival and chatting to the taxi man that we found out there are actually 3 Marco Polo hotels in the same road.
Anyway we looked at the various room costs and types on the site, and actually if you include the cost of the room plus the internet charge plus the the cost of breakfast everyday we decided that it would be better to take the corporate room and thought nothing more of it as it pretty well worked out the same for a night if you also paid for a regular room and then paid for these items as extras.
I have to say it was spectacular. We were met on arrival ushered to the 18th floor for the full personal service by a dedicated check-in staff.
Room was great, though the water was a bit poor in pressure but ok, is that a bad thing? As you would expect the room was sizable, and in the desk drawer was a full stationery compartment with everything you could need, little touches. and a single welcome fruit, which turned out to be a pear masquerading as a large apple, turned up later in the first day.
Internet was free but accessed through a hotel page, made the mistake of trying to wait for an icon on my laptop as none arrived tried to log in the browser and was re-directed. room number and your name being the access code. It says superfast WiFi but nah..it was adequate though.
The Lounge access was a full service event too with coffee and drinks and a waiter service all day, and with the 5.30pm to 8pm cocktails and morning breakfasts so big and varied you dont need to go out to eat, thus again saving money!!! The two desk assistants situated outside the lounge were very very helpful about how to get places too.
The location is in the middle of "label" country if your into that, but makes great window shopping if your not, and its only 5 mins walk from the Star ferry to either Central or Wan Chai on Hong Kong island, and the great viewing platform for the night light show at 8pm every night and not far from the MTR station.
Basically yes is luxury but affordable I think when all other items are taken into account so maybe its time to spoil yourself?
NB Get the Airport Express from the airport to Kowloon Station (about 20 mins) and an approx HK$ 125 taxi to the hotel. Save yourself the HK$ 360 taxi from the airport direct, wish I had known before!!.
Hotel do a airport transfer but its also very expensive.
- Also Known As:
- Marco Polo Hongkong
- Hotel Marco Polo Hongkong
- Marco Polo Hotel Hong Kong
- Marco Polo Hongkong Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Marco Polo Hotel
- Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel Hong Kong
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located by the waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbour, on the doorstep of Star Ferry and Hong Kong's Cruise Terminal. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui and integrated into Harbour City, Hong Kong's largest Shopping Centre. ... more less
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