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Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong
Ranked #73 of 718 Hotels in Hong Kong
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Banff, Canada
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

Stayed here on a stopover from London to Brisbane. Friendly staff, great location (close to ladies Market and Metro station) views from room were incredible! Would stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

Pros - Location is good. Near to MTR, walking distance to Mongkok Shopping area, and free shuttle to Mongkok, Kowloon and the Macau ferry terminal. Service is good too.

Cons - Room is absolutely the tinest I have seen! No room to walk and no space to hang clothes or stuff. The bathroom is even tinier! With barely enough space to bend down if you drop something. No meant for guests who are bigger built.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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CosmoHotelMongkok, General Manager at Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong, responded to this review, June 3, 2011
Thank you for liking our location, the convenient shuttle bus network and the amicable service, we’re happy you find them all agreeable. For room size, we offer 6 room categories with measurement up to 420 sq. ft. / 39 sq. m. I’m sure there will be a room option that will meet with your requirements.
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chiang mai, thailand
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

I stayed at the cosmo for one night with a friend. We were going to Macau the next day and were just looking for a nice place to crash after traveling. We were at first annoyed with them because they have a shuttle that picks you up for free but when it got to us, it was full :( They told us we could wait two hours or get a taxi- so pretty much- you're on your own! So, we grabbed a taxi and went to the cosmo. When we got to our room, the anger went away because we were so impressed. It was clean, modern, and very fresh. We really enjoyed our stay. I cannot comment on location because we weren't there long enough but if an MTR isn't within walking distance, I wouldn't stay because all you do in hong kong is WALK!! :)

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

Relatively new hotel located quite a distance from the nearest MTR station and shopping centre (approx. 10+ minutes walk). The hotel does offer free shuttle bus to Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui, so that's a plus. Pleasant and helpful hotel staff. Was turned off by the the strong "fragrance" in the hotel lobby. What I did not expect was the extremely TINY rooms! There's literally no space for one to maneuver around at all...let alone to open up a suitcase. Cleanliness is average, could be better. The beds are quite comfy. There are not many decent restaurants around. For the price they charge, I guess it's considered decent. However, if given a choice, I would not stay here the next time we visit in light of the above.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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CosmoHotelMongkok, General Manager at Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong, responded to this review, June 3, 2011
Cosmo Mongkok is located only 4 mins on foot from the nearest Olympics subway station, if a leisure ride to walking is preferred, we also offer free shuttle bus to Mongkok subway station. Upscale restaurants are available in Mongkok Langham Place Mall, Elements Mall (atop Kowloon subway station) and along Canton Road in Tsimshatsui. All these places are accessible through our complimentary shuttle bus. Thanks for your comments on the lobby fragrance, we understand personal preference varies but your comments will certainly be taken into consideration. Regarding room size, we offer 6 room categories with measurement up to 420 sq. ft. / 39 sq. m. I’m sure there will be a room option that does meet with your requirements. Do let our reservations agent know about this when you next book with us and he/ she will be delighted to suggest a room type best cater to your needs.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

A mid range level hotel at Kowloon area, in between of Olympic Station and Mongkok Station. The nearest station is at Olympic and can travel by walk for around 7-10 minutes.
The community in the area have an 24-hr Mc Donalds, a 7-eleven and some chinese stores. night time in this area is dull... there is nothing much except those 24-hrs store.

in summary, here are the pro's and Cons -
Pros:
1. Room is very nice. Modern and stylistic, especially the toilet.
2. A nice picture window with automatic curtain blinds.
3. Complimentary water everyday.
4. Receptionist has a nice outfit.

Cons:
1. No wireless internet, but have LAN access for internet.
2. No night life in the area.
3. Baggage area is at the service parking with cages, but still safe.

Overall, i can book again to this hotel if i have money thou... :P

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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CosmoHotelMongkok, General Manager at Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong, responded to this review, June 3, 2011
Night life in fact can be an enjoyable experience for our guests, for guests having a taste for oriental culture, visit temple street and jade market both are famous night markets in Hong Kong ; for shopping, most of the shops in Mongkok (which is a 10 min walk from the hotel) opens till 11 pm at night; stylish bars and pubs are also available at the Kutsford Terrance area in Tsimshatsui. Our concierge will be happy to provide suggestions on where to go for a great night life experience. Regarding provision of WiFi internet, installation is already underway and by Oct 2011, internet in every room and suite will go wireless. It is good to know that you like the décor of the hotel and even the outfit of our receptionists, as a boutique hotel we just wish you’ll be impressed in every way.
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed March 27, 2011

Nice clean hotel but not enough space in lobby to get seated very small rooms but what a friendly staff with a desire to help always waiting for you in the lobby to serve you with a smile excellent is small word for there service in lobby. Food was ok but not a single dish Indian now about location if you are a tourist I will not recommend but if you are a business traveller then its Ok.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2011

The hotel is stellar by website, and on arrival lives up to expectations, with a dramatic double-height entrance and huge chandelier. The staff (in kooky uniforms) are very friendly and have good English).

There's no two ways about it, the room was small. For £700 (8 nights), I had expected a little more room to manoeuvre. The bed could only be accessed comfortably from one side. Staying for a week was not thoroughly catered-for, as there was nowhere to store our cases. For the price, I had also expected breakfast, but it was an extra $110 each, and the staff in the dining room were curt, the food unexceptional.

There was a small fridge stocked with the basics. There was a TV with a football channel, which pleased him, but not much else in English (but we weren't on the other side of the world to watch the telly). The bathroom was enclosed by a curved glass wall with a sliding door. The novelty of this coupled with the excessive mirrors (presumably to enlarge the 'feel' of the space; in reality meant you could see each other on the toilet, even with the door closed, from anywhere in the room) wore off after about 3 hours. The shower was lovely, with a giant head which meant the water fell like rain. There was also a good safe in the room (not that it was really required).

There was a horrible smell from the drains, but maybe this was room-specific. We should have complained, but were unsure that our problem would translate without seeming rude. On the first night, I asked for an ice bucket, to which the porter said 'yes, certainly', but it failed to materialise. We also got a rather rude phone call from housekeeping asking if we were ever going to go outside so they could clean up our room.

On the last night, we even received a wake-up call we hadn't asked for at 8am, which wasn't great, as we planned to sleep til just before check-out, as we returned from Macau the night before at around 3am. The hotel lobby and lifts/corridors were superbly decorated and fanatically clean, but I did find a peanut under the bed (not ours), which put me off a bit.

The nearest metro is Olympic City, which is about 6 mins away, and there are some great restaurants (McDonalds aside) locally. We also found a good bar with lots of display cabinets with turtles in! Easy walking distance from Mong Kok station past interesting local food markets, and also a short walk from Golden Computer Arcade & market environs (including vendors of both jade and goldfish).

In all, the hotel was in a good location to see the more exciting side of local life. It's not such a far walk from the metro, and the pavements are slightly less frenetic than the more popular tourist areas. This also means you can find a variety of cheap local chow. The room wasn't big, but we didn't go to stay in the room. Another couple of square feet and it would have been good for a week. Standard rooms are more suitable for executives - if you're staying any longer, I'd recommend the next size up. I think it was expensive, but we booked late, and it's not that pricey compared to other hotels locally.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong
Address: No.88 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (Formerly Cosmo Hotel MongKok)
Location: China > Hong Kong > Tai Kok Tsui
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#41 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#50 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#67 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#98 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
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Hotel Class:4 star — Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong 4*
Number of rooms: 285
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Book this hotel online to enjoy free in-room 100Mbps WiFi and a 24-Hour Full Stay (for hotel official site booking only)! This Mongkok boutique hotel is 100% smoke-free, where Ladies Market and Temple Street night market are just within 10-15 minutes away for a local shopping experience. Free daily shuttle to Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui and West Kowloon is also available. The fitness studio is open 24 hours. Dorsett Mongkok is an EarthCheck bronze benchmarked hotel. ... more   less 
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