We chose this hotel because it was affordable, and because other reviews were acceptable.
The first thing we were aware of on arrival was the friendliness of the employees. Literally EVERY staff member greeted us with a smile and a warm "hello". We checked in well after "rush hour" so there was no lineup at the reception desk, but plenty of staff who gave us prompt attention.
We had requested a room on a high floor and were not disappointed. This is not a new hotel (I think), but well maintained. They are also in the process of refurbishing the rooms. I though the carpet in our room could have used some refurbishing, but the bathroom appeared to have new everything. Every surface in the room was new a polished clean. All but three floors of the hotel are non-smoking.
In Hong Kong standards, rooms are small and this was no exception, but for a place to sleep at a reasonable price it was quite acceptable (and still larger than some I've heard about). Internet was included free (I'm lost if I can't keep my email up), but breakfast was a bit pricey (I didn't know about the Facebook freebie mentioned in another recent review), but it was reasonably good.
We found the hotel staff set the air-conditioning a bit too low for our liking but that was easily fixed by simply turning the dial.
The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the Sheung Wan MTR station (for us seniors, maybe closer for younger people). The hotel offers a free shuttle service which is on a schedule that may be obtained from the concierge, but we chose to walk. The area around the hotel looks a little older, but I would call this "traditional Hong Kong" as opposed to the glitzy stuff down on Nathan Road. There are some interesting little shops and restaurants around, including some nice bakeries where we picked up Chinese egg tarts to have for breakfast.
I would return to this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gazing over the Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Island Pacific Hotel is the centerpiece of outstanding waterfront landmarks in West Central, offering a superb retreat from the hustle and bustle of the downtown. The Hong Kong Island Pacific Hotel is one of the major Hong Kong Hotels of the area and a proven favourite Hong Kong base for discerning business travellers. The 343 room hotel offers easy access to the Central business district and is only 15 minutes away from The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Serving as a relaxing retreat from the hectic pace of life in this vibrant city, the hotel offers boutique style accommodation at an affordable rate in a luxury environment. One of the world's great harbour views can be enjoyed from 80% of the hotel's accommodation, and all rooms and suites are configured to enjoy the optimum level of natural daylight through floor to ceiling windows. Plus, enjoy free WiFi access at our lobby. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, Ctrip TA, TripOnline SA, Agoda, HotelTravel.com, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Booking.com and Tingo so you can book your Island Pacific Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Island Pacific Hotel Hong Kong
- Hotel Island Pacific