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“Great Location, Good Value - peculiar room smell”

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Butterfly on Wellington
Ranked #34 of 729 Hotels in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 27, 2011

In terms of the location of this hotel in it is hard to imagine it being beaten in Hong Kong, especially for the price, easily walkable from the main station. Slightly off the main roads too so there is no real noise and hustle and bustle to disturb you and this means you can get a decent nights sleep. The price was a reasonable one given the location, the fact that the room was a good size, it was clean and well laid out. The only downside was that there was a slightly odd slightly sewage smell in the bathroom (didn't really permeate into the main room but the bathroom door was closed due to the smell).

There is a great little smoothie shop and little restaurant opposite for those wanting to pick up something early morning to eat.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2011

Its a nice hotel. But I cant really say its a hotel. They dont have any room service, they dont have restaurant, no gym, swimming pool, nothing. All you have nice rooms in a nice location.

I wouldnt have a problem with that if the price you pay would reflect with non-existent amenities. Basically I only get a room nothing else, I just think I pay far too much for that, You could stay in lets say Garden View Hotel for half the price, yet you can get a swimming pool and gym etc.

If you get a nice deal or promotion, then its ok, otherwise I would not stay here again if I am going to pay more than 200usd a night.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

I needed to book a week's accommodation in central and chose the Butterfly on Wellington based on its location and availability for a number of rooms. The location can't be beaten on Wellington street right near the escalators and close to Lan Kwai Fong.

The hotel itself is recently renovated but as at May 2011, the renovations still hadn't been completed. The rooms were small (it's HK) but have been 'updated' however not completely - although the bathroom was new, the carpet still looked 20 years old.

The biggest drawback for this hotel was the smell. It hits you as soon as you step out of the lift. It is a very strong dank smell which just doesn't leave - fortunately I was not in the room that much but it was pretty bad. My colleague staying on a different floor echoed similar comments about the smell so it isn't confined to one spot!

One other small issue was there is no iron in the room and the hotel has no restaurant or room service. This however is a small point given the hundreds of options within walking distance.

Overall, it was reasonable for the price

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Maxing, Manager at Butterfly on Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2011

It’s happy to know that you liked our hotel location. While for the smell you mentioned, it was actually caused by temporary problem from the hotel’s drainage system. That issue was fixed and the smell was removed shortly. Great thanks for your valuable opinion and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Really nice hotel, great location if you want to be close to restaurants and bars.

Very friendly and helpful staff, they even arranged a parcel delivery for me for free.

Would benefit from room service or a restaurant, but there are plenty of places to eat near by.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

We stayed here for a week in between Indonesia and Thailand. Hong Kong is not a budget destination by any stretch of the imagination, but the Butterfly is excellent value for money. We booked through Agoda, but shop around online for the best price (including their website), as we found it varied. You can pay a lot more for a lot worse.

The rooms are very modern, stylish and clean. The hotel itself seems quite new, with furniture being up to date, and the lounge area in the lobby is a good place to wait for a cab. Internet access is good, the lounge area is very pleasant, and the hotel itself is right in the bustle of Central. The only downside I can think of is the glass doors on our bathroom, which didn't quite close and didn't provide much in the way of privacy. Service is generally helpful, although we did have a hard time getting a cab to the airport.

Room Tip: Higher rooms will have less noise
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  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

Located in Central on Wellington Street, it is a 10-minute walk from the nightlife district of Lan Kwai Fong. A bit of a climb though on slopes up and down whether from the main road or from LKF, so if you are in your party high heels, it would not be easy.

Hotel is small and pleasant enough, but the bathrooms are tiny (cannot fit more than one person at the same time), and the carpet a bit damp and humid. The decor is faux-Chinese style with carved wooden wardrobes. Curtains will have to be drawn all the time as the building opposite is bit 6 meteres or so away.

A comfortable, no-frills boutique hotel if you are only looking for a place to rest your head.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

Stayed at Butterfly On Wellington for 3 nights early April, booked through the group's website which seems to offer the best price and about 10% less than Wotif, for total cost of $HK3000. I consider the hotel offers good value at that price considering the location and that Hong Kong is not a cheap destination.

The hotel has only been open for some months, is a slimish purpose built building and still retains a newish feel to it. Having said that there are some issues starting to appear; the room we had minor problems; a blind didn't work, the rainforest shower head wouldn't stay on unless you held the controller in place and there were some quite significant stains to the carpet. not major but I think it is important for the management to work hard to maintain the standard of the hotel, or it could deteriorate quite quickly.

Staff were obliging and pleasant generally, they gave us an upgrade from a superior to a deluxe room when my wife asked for a high level room; We found that room to be quite an adequate size although smallish in keeping with most Hong Kong hotels . Rooms have a 20 inch approx LCD and dvd player; complementry broadband and computers for guest use in the first floor reception. We enjoyed our stay and on balance would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: No.122 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong > Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#36 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#41 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range: $121 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Butterfly on Wellington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The address says it all. Located on one of Central's liveliest, most historic thoroughfare, mere steps away from Hong Kong finance centre and high-end shopping and entertainment nucleus, Butterfly on Wellington is a magnet for those looking for a classic boutique hotel experience in the heart of it all. From designer boutiques at the Landmark and the ifc, the nightlife of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong to the art and heritage profusion along Hollywood Road and the Central Escalator, everything you need to keep your finger on the big city pulse is right here on your doorstep. To fulfill travellers' need for seamless, connected travel experience, the hotel now offers "4G Pocket WiFi Device" to keep your life in sync! Bring WiFi with you around town and stay in touch with the mobile hotspot (unlimited local data) that instantly connects your devices (up to 5 smartphones, tablets or other wireless portable devices) to the Internet anywhere the coverage is available. Straightforward and effortless - this is how travel should be! Radiating intimate old world charms that captivate the essence of Chinese elegance and complement its historic surrounding, the 80-room hotel combine contemporary décor with branded amenities, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk and sophisticated technology to create a perfect environment dedicated to both leisure and business travellers. Think device friendly docking station, or even a free smartphone, offering unlimited local calls and 3G data, a city guide as well as all sorts of interesting info and features. Given all the helpful tools, getting to know the neighbourhood's diverse fabric of life is easy! But before you step outside, be sure to consult our 'Local Ambassadors" who might just have a story or two for you. How well connected are we? - 8-minute walk to the Central MTR subway station. -10-minute taxi ride to the Airport Express Hong Kong Station for direct train connection to Hong Kong International Airport. ... more   less 
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