I was in China and needed a hotel in Hong Kong for a couple days while we awaited our flight back to USA. I used the hotel computer and went on Asia Rooms site. Of course, Hong Kong hotels can be pricey, and I wanted something reasonably priced, yet nice. The Cosmo Hotel in Kowloon was rated by Asia Rooms as being 4-Star. So I booked it for 3 nights at HKD 2,244. This worked out to about USD $96 per night. We arrived there by taxi and the desk clerk immediately pushed us to take an "Executive Upgrade" that was supposed to include a much nicer room and a grand breakfast buffet. That cost me an extra HKD 330 per night, or about USD $42. We got up to the room and it was the smallest hotel room I've seen in 20 years. Basically, you open the door and there is the bed. No closet and no shelf for suitcases. Small stand-up shower that got the sink area wet when you used it. The next morning we went downstairs for breakfast, and it was a small, mostly Asian food buffet. I ate cold cereal most mornings, except once when I saw the cook and asked for scrambled eggs. The hotel location in Mongkok, Kowloon, is far away from any tourist destination and too far to walk to the metro. The hotel did have a shuttle bus, but it did not travel on a convenient schedule and took you on an almost hour-long tour of Kowloon. The restaurant did have good Italian style food, but it was expensive - I paid about USD $70 for dinner for two, plus a glass of wine - we didn't go back. There is no bar, no swimming pool (but a small gym), no free Internet computer (wi-fi is free in the room if you bring a laptop). In other words, I don't understand how they can claim a 4-Star rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong