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“Value for money” 4 of 5 stars
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The Empire Hotel Wan Chai
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.33 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China (Wan Chai)   |  
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Ranked #221 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
Shanghai
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“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I will not say this is a hotel of 1st class, but at least you get what you paid.
The room size is reasonable compared with some other so-called 4 stars, so is the bathroom. We did not try the breakfast in the hotel, as it was not included in the package, and there are plenty of typical Hongkong restaurants nearby, serving delicious and affordable breakfast. The hotel is located above a pub street, so there were a lot of movements during the night, and we did encounter some drunk westerners, but no danger at all.
The hotel is close to the MTR Wanchai station, and there is also the direct bus link (11a, I suppose) to the airport.
I would recommend this hotel for the travelers with limited budget.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Very ideally located in the activity hub of Hong Kong, this hotel provides value for money.

It is in the centre of all night life in Wan Chai and almost all places are withing walking distance.

The hotel provides free internet, buffet breakfast and maintains the rooms perfectly clean. Stayed 4 Nights and had nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I stayed at the Empire on business for four days Good central location , staff really friendly and helpful and great central location Good Breakfsat with vast choice and Business lounge on 2nd floor with free-wi-fi Would recommend and stay here again

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It's not my 1st time to Hong Kong. I found that this hotel location might be good enough for those who have a business trip where can easily travel to the central and airport. However, if for those who have a business trip and wanted to shop around after working hours, it might not be a convenient area as most of the shops there were closed at 10pm or the latest 11pm(except Club, Pub and 24 hours convenient store). The hotel is comfortable but only that the lift lobbies & common corridors for all the rooms are too dark, it doesn't matter at night or morning.
The internet access in the room which need to be pay. However, there got a free wi-fi service at the 2nd floor, a cafe where we are free to seat there and the environment there is not bad too.
On the way from hotel to MTR station, i noticed that there was a row of pubs and clubs where it got a lot of sexy foreign girls(eg. thai, vietnam etc) standing outside the front door of the pubs & clubs and tried to attract the guys on the road. The customer service is not efficient enough as i need to called them for three times to have an iron. During the time we check in, the rooms were not ready on time and we have waited for 30 mins for the rooms. I might stay again for my business trip as it is really convenient for the way to central and airport. However, if for my personal trip, i will never choose it as the surrounding there is not good enough for a single ladies.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I stayed at the Empire Hotel for a business tip and it was ideal - close to the harbour and also not too far from the airport. It was nicely decorated and comfortable. They kindly upgraded me to a suite which was very spacious. I did't use any of the facilities so can't comment on those.

A couple of minor points - there is internet in the room but a) you have to pay for it (common, I know, but still annoys me) and b) it's via cable. Also, the hotel is in a bit of a party district (with lots of ladies, if you know what I mean..), which didn't bother me but might put some people off and it was a bit noisy at night. Oh and now I'm thinking about it, they could do with putting a plug near a mirror / mirror near a plug as I had to blow dry my hair without seeing it. Fortunately it turned out ok, but could have been a disaster!

All in all a perfectly good hotel for a business trip. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: I was in 518 which was spacious and clean.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The location is very nice , just 2 mins walk to the harbor . Very nice place to stay if you have business in convention centre , The rooms are very small and beds also .

Location is te only reason I stay there as it is in the heart of Wanchai .

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Adapazarı, Sakarya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Empire hotel is in good location. You can go H.K. convention and exhibition centre in 10 min. without vehicle. There are many options for food and fun. But I do not advice to families with children. Because the clubs are very close to hotel. If you are here for fair its ok.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Empire Hotel Wan Chai

Address: No.33 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong > Wan Chai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#102 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Empire Hotel Wan Chai 4*
Number of rooms: 345
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eighteen-story Hotel located downtown, minutes from Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. ... more   less 
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