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“Corral comfort anyone?” 2 of 5 stars
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Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.199 Kowloon City Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon | Kowloon,, Hong Kong, China (Kowloon City)   |  
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Corral comfort anyone?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Serviced apartment option

NOTE Minimum stay condition - 1 month

Surrounding environment car repair shops galore.

Many tour groups crowd the small lobby. Difficult to walk a path to the lifts.

Lobby has absolutely n o seating unless a purchase is a made at the coffee shop.
Four outdoor benches are available in the shuttle bus/car park bay therefore do not expect to sit in air-conditioned comfort despite this place supposedly being a hotel.

No grounds available unless you count the above mentioned covered car park. During one evening we attempted to escape our suite and sit at the Pool Side tables on the second floor but were told in a very hostile tone there was a minimum charge. Noticing a pattern....... to plant your rear in the public areas you have to continuously pay!!! IMHO ridiculous.

We enquired at the front desk and were advised yes indeed the Pool Side is a user pay area (despite only 4 tables being utilised at time of visit). Staff suggested alternative sit out area - the ' free' swimming pool. To sit in the pool arena guests must be dressed in swim gear only! So be forewarned, your options apart from your suite are non-existent during such a long duration stay. Staff indifferent to comfort of guests. Attitude of a head mistress enforcing rules only.

Toilet paper, coffee/tea sachets not automatically renewed supply. Face to face requests with some cleaning staff fail. Eventually have to telephone Housekeeping.

Morning newspaper provided is a roadside freebie vs paid publication unless protest is made.

Shuttle bus infrequent. Not located near MTR station.

Prepaid discounted breakfast vouchers not worth their face value. Poor produce, limited choice and poor menu variation. Not even an automated coffee and tea maker available. Urn coffee in this day and age?
Witnessed guests using hands to grab food and dry condiments yet staff did not intervene to cease such unhygienic practices.

Pros - few nice cleaning and lobby staff
- Simmons bed extremely comfortable

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank HippoX4
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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198 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The room of this hotel was quite spacious for Hong Kong standard. Its cleanliness is also exceptional. However, the only drawback from this hotel is the extra charge for the breakfast and internet. Make no mistake, this area is surrounded by many good eateries nearby as everywhere in Hong Kong where you won't starve due its status as world's highest number of restaurants per capita.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Ponkster828
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Vancouver, Canada
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107 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I alway stay 12 to15 day in Hong kong and I always pack light so before my trip I walk the neighborhood of a new location with Google map to spot restaurant, laundry shop, attraction and public transit location, This Hotel do not disapoint as this is my second stay with this group (last time was the Harbour Plaza Metropolis in Hung Hom), My room was at the Harbour club on the 21 floor with view of the Victoria harbour, I really enjoy every second of my stay to this hotel the staf work so hard over there to make you happy, the pool is fantastic with a beautif ul terrace what els do you need, on the main floor they have a convinient coffe shop with lots of food and coffee this is very useful, they have as well a full restaurant on the main floor as well from Breakfast to Dinner, Hotel price buffet style or a la Carte
but you have lot of restaurant arround your hotel at very reasonable price as this Koloon city location is not a tourist destination the price of shop around the Hotel are very reasonable

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank maisoncote
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel several times when other hotel rates are sky high during high season and / or when special events are taking place in the city. It's a modern, clean hotel but it's in a extremely remote location of the city. The hotel runs a shuttle but it's a minimum of 20 - 25 mins just to get to Nathan Rd. A taxi ride is only about $8 each way but quite often it's difficult to get one for the return trip.
This whole thing is fine for a few days but if you're staying any longer, I suggest stay somewhere a little more central.
None the less, the rooms are clean and very comfortable and they have a nice pool. The hotel has a basic gym with some cardio equipment, a rack of dumbbells and benches. The restaurant and pool bar are very good as well.
All in all, the remote location aside, this hotel is a pretty good value!

A final word... The lobby is a big optical illusion! EVERYTHING on the walls are offset at a 3.99° angle giving the impression that the floor is not level. It's designed to mimic the angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Although you quickly acclimate to this unique design, after a 15 hour flight it's a bit unsettling.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TPA001
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Bucks England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed here for three nights as a finale to a 7 week tour of Australia. The hotel is modern and well appointed and the check in service was quick and efficient. WiFi is charged for and we were told it was cheaper to pay to upgrade our room with complimentary wifi than pay for wifi! In this day and age of internet communication I found this strange! The room was on the upper floors with a view over the opposite block of flats. The room was very clean and well appointed though the noise all night from other guests shouting down the corridor to each other was disconcerting. Shouting back to shut up seemed to work wonders! The surrounding area seems to be mainly car/tyre repair shops and is really unatractive and a long way from the Harbour! No convenient public transport though there is a complimentary shuttle bus but you need to be early and have wide shoulders to push your way on. The buffet breakfast was very good but we didn't try the dinner as it looked very expensive. A 5 min walk to local resturants produced wonderful inexpensive HK food and don't worry about not reading or speaking chinese. The menu's have photo's and English descriptions and the local people are brilliant and willing to help. We wouldnt stay here again mainly becuse of the position but have to say value for money it was good. One final comment, if you book a tour through the hotel desk as we did, and its cancelled, as ours was. Then the crdit chrage is instant electronic, the refund is snail pace via paper. It took 2 months to get our refund!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank KevinGBucksEngland
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I stayed here during a short business trip and was pleasantly surprised at the reception to be given a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe room. The room was simply huge with a full length mirror/wardrobe, microwave, separate sink and hotplate area and fairly big bathroom.
A good place to stay if your traveling on business because a taxi will get you from the hotel to Kowloon Bay offices for around HKD40. Generally about 1 hours drive from the airport (approx. HKD250 by taxi)
The concierge and other staff at the reception were friendly and approachable.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are very comfortable
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank E C
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Jakarta
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel for 2 months last year. Overall this is very nice hotel with affordable price, especially if you stay long for business will get good deal. The room is big, with very comfortable bed.
Only we should consider about the location, quite far from the city (Harbour City area or Central). And also far from nearest MTR station. But they provide shuttle bus every 30min to Harbour City Area and Hunghom MTR station. But sometimes if you need to hurry, you need to walk about 10 minutes to nearest bus station or take cab if really in hurry.
Overall very nice hotel with affordable price......

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank EmpusJantan
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Property: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees
Address: No.199 Kowloon City Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon | Kowloon,, Hong Kong, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong > Kowloon City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#117 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees 4*
Number of rooms: 704
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located near the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Mongkok area, close to Tsimshatsui shopping, entertainment and sightseeing destinations, MTR Hunghom Station, Kowloon Bay & Kwun Tong are conveniently reachable by the complimentary hotel shuttle bus. The award winning Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees has a unique twist to its lobby, designed with utmost innovation creating an optical illusion where it feels as if you're inside Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa. Features 704 guestrooms and suites, boasting a 32-inch LCD TV, in-room Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, tea & coffee-making facilities. Two restaurants offer International, Asian, Halal and Indian cuisines, one inviting bar, a full service Business Centre, a well-equipped Fitness Centre, a relaxing sauna and a distinctively shaped outdoor swimming pool, children's pool and whirlpool surrounded by a lush landscape. Three Executive Floors with a Harbour Club Lounge offering complimentary afternoon tea, evening refreshments, breakfast buffet at Cafe 8 Degrees, etc. Offering hospitable service and excellent facilities, Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees distinguishes itself admirably among travelers appealing to business, leisure, family vacation or romantic getaway looking for comfortable and pleasurable accommodation at great value. Please note hotel outdoor swimming pool will be closed during winter from 01 December 2014 and will open till further notice. ... more   less 
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