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“Not for oversea visitors” 2 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 #218 of 613 hotels in Hong Kong
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Not for oversea visitors”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Empire hotel is very popular with the mainland chinese. Rooms are smelly because of high humidity. You will not have the usual quiet and cleaniness expected in an European hotel. The guest tends to shut across to room and push in an already crowded lift. I will not stay there again.

Room Tip: Avoid the floor with lots of chinese tours
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I am well traveled in Asia and stayed in this hotel for two nights on my way to and from Thailand. I was expecting better for the price. I stayed in a different room to and from Thailand, and both left me disappointed. On both occasions it seems like the room had not been vacuumed for some time before I arrived. There were scraps of rubbish on the floor in both rooms. The air conditioning barely functioned and, in my second visit, there was a de-humidifier in the lift lobby of my floor that raised the temperature into the high 30s...so you would get out of your room and straight into the heat...before leaving the hotel. Needless to say, if you had to wait for the elevator for a while you might find you had to go and re-shower before waiting for the lift again. Breakfast was not to my liking. Few options and bland. The best point about this hotel is its location, but in my opinion there are better value-for-money options in this area of Hong Kong.

Room Tip: Ask for one on a lower floor. The elevators can take forever in this place.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ban Chang, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

My family and I have just stayed here for 4 nights and it was not a pleasant stay. The rooms are adequate but nothing special and can be very noisy due to the surrounding clubs and bars. Breakfast buffet is very very ordinary and did not change at all over our stay. However the worst aspect of this hotel is the large number of Chinese tour groups who stay here. The noise at breakfast is deafening and they hsve no qualms about pushing you out of the way to get to something. Their behavior and manners completely ruined our stay. In what would have been an average hotel. I can see now why the Chinese Government is concerned about this.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stayed here as it had a good location for a business meet I had to make and was only for two nights. Sadly, the Metro Park hotel was right across the street and have since been to twice due to its cheaper cost and better quality rooms and service (and I am in no way affiliated with either hotel).

From the second you arrive in the Empire, you are lined up and it took me 30 minutes just to get to the reception desk. From there this hotel just got worse (for price).

- The rooms are very small, and not very good quality.
- There were two restaurants, both underground and very dark/depressing. The buffet was a room with rows of tables where you literally sit right beside other guests you do not know and elbow to elbow, eat your breakfast.

You have to leave the hotel if you are like me and enjoy a beer or glass of wine to end the evening. This place really is not well setup and I would not go back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This hotel is not one to which I would return. It was booked for us by the travel agent for our MBA program. There were roughly 50 of us and none were thrilled with it. The location may be OK for getting around the city but it is a little "red light" for my tastes. Our view was not that great, the staff didn't seem excited to help out and the breakfasts were below average. When I walked into another members room it literally smelled like cat urine. I was pretty appalled.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The hotel was clean and pleasing to the eye. Our room had a nice view on to the street which had a lot to look at long in to the evening. The street noise wasn't bothersome though. The staff was helpful and proficient in English. Nothing mind blowing, but a great place to stay if your looking to spend time in the Wanchai area.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Beijing, China
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The Empire was renovated since the last time and looks much better now. Our room was nice and bigger than expected, with a price discount . It is in a very well know party area, nice if you want to have everything at hand.
The mattress was amazingly comfortable and we also appreciated the perfume outside the lift.
Room was quiet and very clean
The free wifi works well

Room Tip: Better to ask for a high-floor room due to the noise in the streets
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 > 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:
#99 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Empire Hotel Wan Chai 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eighteen-story Hotel located downtown, minutes from Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Empire Hong Kong
Hong Kong Empire Hotel
Empire Hotel Hong Kong
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