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“Connectivity is the key” 4 of 5 stars
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Silka Far East Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.135-143 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (Tsuen Wan)   |  
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Ranked #184 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Connectivity is the key”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Like most hotels in Hongkok, rooms are small, but clean and well maintained. There two points which I liked about this hotel one is connectivity from airport, airbus a31 drops you 50 meter from this hotel, second is proximity to mtr station Tsuen Wan. This being a last station you always get seat on metro. They also provide free shuttle to mangkok market.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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DorsettIntl, Director of MarCom, Dorsett Hospitality International at Silka Far East Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Indiantrravelguy42

Thank you so much for staying with us on your recent trip to Hong Kong and we are indeed happy to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to your return trip soon.

Regards
Eric Cheng
General Manager
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice, clean inside and outside the hotel. Many convenience stores and malls nearby. Accessible by MTR. Good breakfast. Front desk are very accommodating. Very nice bedrooms although smaller than the average hotels. Maybe because its cheaper than the other hotels around Tsuen wan area. Free wifi in the room. Bathrooms are clean and very nice amenities. Most important is, it is near Lantau island where HK Disneyland is located that's why my kids are very happy too.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DorsettIntl, Director of MarCom, Dorsett Hospitality International at Silka Far East Hotel, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Daddymarvin24

It is always heartening and rewarding when our team lived up to service expectations of our guests and indeed, we are happy to learn that you have had a good stay experience with us.

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback.

Warmest regards
Eric Cheng
General Manager
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Hong Kong is great place to visit, Hotel is very close to all amenity and metro(MTR) is also very close, rooms are bit small, but very clean and all facility are available in the room, since we were only 2 of us we never felt it, best is location which is more important in Hong Kong otherwise you will spend more money on travel then on room, tips: try to travel on MTR get the guide map from airport entrance don't not rush out of airport, go to travel information desk and collect all brourchers ask for their guidance also

Room Tip: All rooms are good ask for bigger room if you accommodated by children or more in no.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DorsettIntl, Director of MarCom, Dorsett Hospitality International at Silka Far East Hotel, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear rohan_36

Thank you so much for staying with us on you recent trip to Hong Kong and we are happy to learn that you have enjoyed your trip and stay experience with us.

Warmest regards
Eric Cheng
General Manager
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Location of the hotel is good near plaza and MTR just couple minutes walk from tsuen wan mtr. tsuen wan is far from hongkong but with Hongkong effecient and reliable transportation that's not gonna be any problem at all. The room it self is small but very adequate although the bathroom is very small but clean with nice amenities. and if you travel with three people the have family room to choose very rare in hongkong hotels

Room Tip: choose a family room with window.usually family room they don't have any window
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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DorsettIntl, Director of MarCom, Dorsett Hospitality International at Silka Far East Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear ioks

We are happy to learn that you have found our hotel to be ideal for you and your family; and trust that the recent trip provides nothing but good memories of both your stay with us and of Hong Kong.

We look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you on your next trip, be it for business or leisure.

Regards
Eric Cheng
General Manager
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I decided to try a hotel closer to Lantau Island and Silka was one of the few available at the dates I was looking at. Given I knew nothing about it, two factors in it's favour were closeness to the train (known as MTR in HK), and free wifi for internet within the room. Quite a few other hotels charge for internet eg HKD$100 for 24 hours. Overall it was a decent stay, with the negatives not really within it's control

Pros:
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- Reasonable sized room. The one I got had 2 single beds. Total size bedroom and then bathroom was about 2.5 single beds wide, and 3 single bed's long. The bathroom was surprisingly roomy, with excess space near the sink. If there were two people, and each had a suitcase, it would be tight, unless one of the suitcases was put in the bathroom. I was on my own, so I was fine :)

- Nice decor, clean, decent view- no building closer than 100m, not crowded with buildings, as it's not the city centre.

- Courteous staff.

- Although you will need to print a map from Google and work it out, the MTR is only 10 min walk away. When you walk out the front of the hotel, facing the road, turn left. You will see an overhead walkway with a big red "Spaghetti House" sign. go up to this walkway, cross the road, then turn left, go into the shopping centre with the big MTR shopping centre on it. When you get used to it, you can also find the taxi and bus terminal near the MTR too.

- Close-ish to airport.

- Close to Lantau Island, which has DisneyLand, numerous hiking opportunities, Big Buddha, several beaches, cable car from Tung Chung to Big Buddha.

- Next door to shopping centre.

- Wifi internet included for free. I hate it when hotels make you pay extra for internet.


Cons:
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- not near city centre.

- Not enough space in room for several suitcases.

- Not exactly in a straight train line to get to Lantau Island attractions. Need to change stations.

That's really about it. It's cosy, reasonably priced, appointed and not far from the MTR (although it takes a little patience to find). Obviously it's far from Kowloon andHong Kong Island. Besides that, the hotel was fine for it's star rating.

Hope this helps and thanks for reading!

Room Tip: Print out a map of the area first eg using Google. It won't be on the tourist maps you get from...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DorsettIntl, Director of MarCom, Dorsett Hospitality International at Silka Far East Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear SirCyrus

Thank you so much for your insightful feedback which is definitely very much appreciated. My team and I are happy to learn that overall you have enjoyed your trip to Hong Kong as well as your stay with us.

I will most certainly share your comments with my team as this will motivate them even further to deliver nothing but the best of services to all our guests.

Once again, thank you and we hope to see you back in our hotel soon.

Regards
Eric Cheng
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

hello! This is not a review but a query as to the size of your rooms. I and 4 of my friends will be travelling to HK on January 2014. We were given the option of one room where 5 people can fit and it says "1 triple with 2 sneak in". So this means three beds of 1 single bed and the two other beds with two people in it? So I wonder if this type of room would fit us. Can u please give us an idea how big this room is for 5 people. We are travelling thru a travel agency here in the Philippines. I am impressed with the photos in your website but did not see a room for five people. Thank you very much.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Crystalchan135, Manager at Silka Far East Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear julienne_joy,

Thank you for your enquiry. Kindly be informed that hotel triple room is only available for 3 persons. We suggest you to make a booking with one triple room and one twin room for your travelling. Wishing you a pleasant stay and look forward to serving you.

Best regards,

Crystal Chan
Sales Manager
Silka Far East Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Stayed at this hotel in March 2012 during our Hong Kong trip for Easter holiday so apologies for the late review.
The size of rooms are not worth making complaints because we chose the hotel based on our abilities within the budget and reviews. Despite negative reviews on the tripadvisor, our stay was enjoyable. Staff members at the reception lobby and restaurant were very helpful so we were very grateful to them for good patience and the willingness to communicate with us as deaf couple.
The hotel is conveniently located within 2-3 minutes walk to Tsuen Wan shopping mall (we went upstairs to the food court - superb food at a reasonable price) and underground (metro/subway) station. Tsuen Wan is located in the New Territories, so it take about 20 minutes by underground including changes to Kowloon. 10 more minutes to HK Island (city centre).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DorsettIntl, Director of MarCom, Dorsett Hospitality International at Silka Far East Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear SmileyDes

Good news is always never too late and we are happy to hear from you. My team and I are indeed glad to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to be of service to you both.

Certainly we look forward to the pleasure of being of service to you again once your next trip to Hong Kong.

Warmest regards
Kattie
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Address: No.135-143 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong Region > Hong Kong > Tsuen Wan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #184 of 691 Hotels in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Silka Far East Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silka Far East, Hong Kong is a value hotel located in Tsuen Wan, a bustling bay in Hong Kong. The hotel has 240 rooms offering a fuss-free, comfortable and safe stay at affordable prices. The hotel is within walking distance from the Tsuen Wan MTR, City Landmark and other shopping malls, commercial and recreation areas in the district. Complimentary in-town shuttle bus service is available for your convenience. ... more   less 
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