We stayed at the Oriental Lander Hotel for 5 days earlier this month. The location is not fantastic - it is on the wrong side of Kowloon, about a 10 minute walk to Prince Edward MTR, and most cabbys do not know the location of the Hotel unless you show them the address.
Pros: the rooms are clean and the air-conditioning is a welcome respite from the festering heat of the Chinese summer. The toilets are also very clean and the towels are changed everyday. The beds are firm (if you like firm beds - good for the back) and the sheets are crisp. The hot water from the shower is awesome for washing off the grime of Hong Kong.
Cons: the rooms are very, very small. Tiny does not begin to describe it. Woe to you if you travel with big suitcases, because I don't know where you are going to find the space to open them in the room (unless you open them on the bed). The pillows are so soft that you might as well sleep without them. I had to ask for extra pillows just to have enough neck support. And showering with the shower curtains drawn is damn near impossible. There are also limited amenities and conveniences around the Hotel. No wi-fi from the rooms either. Free wi-fi is available at the lobby but nowhere else. They have internet dongles for rent, but they cost an arm and a leg.
Word of caution: the walls are very thin, so if you were as unfortunate as us in having noisy mainland Chinese for neighbours, bring some earplugs.
Overall: good value for money. We did not break the bank, had a relatively good night's rest each night (we were too tired to care about the noise from next door), and the MTR whisks you to all parts of Hong Kong in a matter of minutes, anyway.
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- Also Known As:
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