As the title suggests this is one of my favourite hotels worldwide which after 5 years and many visits still never fails to impress.
First the negatives - after all nothing is perfect right? The hotel is quite far from pretty much everything. The airport is a good 20 to 30 minute taxi ride from the airport and equally as far from the CBD via the MTR with a single change required to get you into Central or Nathan road areas. It is however very possible to get here very cheaply by public bus as the main bus station and the MTR for that matter are right outside the hotel. That position though makes the hotel an excellent choice if you are visiting Shenzhen as that same MTR station will take you straight to the border crossing at Lo Wu in around 15 to 20 minutes. Unlike the other Hyatt on HK island this hotel does not offer an airport shuttle bus which is a shame.
The hotel itself doesn't stick out in the way that many HK hotels do. It is a fairly modest glass fronted building which oodles simplicity and quality - yet at an affordable price. The lobby is airy and spacious and I have always found the staff to be very courteous.
I have stayed in both standard and deluxe doubles (with king bed) and a suite (free upgrade) and although there is an obvious difference in size the furnishings and layout are very similar with all rooms being of high quality and very spacious - especially by Hong Kong standards. Possibly the best feature of any of the rooms is the bathroom which contains a walk-in shower and large separate bath. The bathroom as a glass wall with blind which while unusual makes everything seem just that little bit bigger and more inviting. Cleanliness and attention to detail is very clearly important here as I have never had to comment or complain about anything in this area.
The beds are king beds of a very high standard. Comfort has never been an issue.
As far as the rooms are concerned the only other point to note is the cost of, and somewhat flaky reliability of the wireless internet. I tend to select an business package which includes internet, limited laundry, and breakfast at no additional cost. Without this package as with many HK hotels the internet would be extremely expensive. As too would the breakfast which remains among the best I have had anywhere.
Breakfast then is a typical buffet with a huge choice of hot and cold options, western, oriental, and others, with various dishes made to order. Coffee is fresh rather than machine made and juices are squeezed there and then. The breakfast then, though expensive if paid for separately, is of a standard I would expect from a hotel of this class.
As you may guess then I have no problems recommending this hotel. While it is more expensive than others in HK I think it would be difficult to find something in the same class for cheaper.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the latest urban oasis in Hong Kong, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin features 430 guestrooms and 132 well-furnished suites specially designed for long stay accommodation. Exciting dining options include Sha tin 18 Chinese restaurant, all-day-dining Cafe, Pool Bar, Tin Tin Bar and Patisserie. Recreational facilities include the luxurious Melo Spa, outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool, fitness centre with sauna and steam, tennis court, bike rental and Camp Hyatt for children. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin Hotel Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Hyatt Regency