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“Great service, large rooms. South China Sea views! Thank you T Hotel.” 5 of 5 stars
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The T Hotel
Ranked #9 of 697 Hotels in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great service, large rooms. South China Sea views! Thank you T Hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

A great concept for a hotel. Outside it looks like catering college but once inside, you are transported into the foyer and facilities of an excellent hotel. The service is great, rooms really good size, very clean, decking outside restaurant to view the sea.

Not in centre but easy access by bus or a £6 taxi ride. Good links to Aberdeen, Stanley, Ocean Park and back route to Victoria Peak. Staff keen to give advice on travel options. Bus to airport stops outside hotel. Free hotel car into centre 3 times a day from reception.

Trainees very polite and keen to do well, observed and supervised by experienced staff at all times.

Chocolates each day in room a nice touch as was rubber duck for our daughter left one evening in re bathroom (which also had a TV!).

Would stay here again. Nice to be away from noise and hustle and bustle of centre, knowing you are not far away from any where.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

I really like the concept of this training hotel. The staff were the most friendly and helpful i have ever experienced and i have now stayed in several high end hotels e.g Hilton, Crowne Plaza and several others. In my opinion, the T Hotel surpassed these. The rooms and linen were exceptionally clean, they gave a plate of chocolates by your bedside each night, the views were spectacular and the staff were keen to help with everything without being imposing. And although they appear underconfident, their level of spoken english is very good. The only problem is that it is not as central as i would usually stay, but there are express bus services (30x and 4x) which can get you into central in 10 mins and other buses, which take 20-30 mins. Could not recommend highly enough.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Just checked in to the T hotel after a stressful journey with a lost camera and credit card! The staff could not have been more helpful resulting in the camera being found! Room gorgeous with great facilities and also a well stocked mini bar with reasonable prices. Looking forward to my five nights here. Impressions so far faultless.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buonconvento
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a training establishment with a small number of very well appointed rooms - about 30 in total - and with a high staffing ratio, the vast majority young trainees supervised by experienced older staff. The deal is that you get five star facilities at steeply discounted prices, the trainees learn on the job. You might expect the occasional glitch but any that occurred were trivial and quickly rectified. The trainees were extremely keen to help - as were their supervisors; the one difficulty we encountered was in making ourselves understood by and understanding the trainees - the result of a political decision to abandon the teaching of English in schools after the handover to China in 1997.
Our room was spacious with great views of the ocean. It was equipped with a very comfortable bed, excellent bathroom with bath, separate shower (and a waterproof TV!), a well-stocked and inexpensive minibar, free Wi-Fi, music system with iPod dock etc. There is also a gym and spa. Breakfast was included in the price and was very good.
There are two restaurants - one serving European cuisine, the other Chinese - both training establishments. Having had a great experience in the US at the other CIA (the Culinary Institute of America) in upstate NY, we tried both and enjoyed them - the Chinese restaurant was very well patronised by local Chinese.
The hotel is a little way out of the centre but well served by public transport and is easily and inexpensively reached by taxi - about HK50-60 from Central.

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great hotel but be patient with the trainees. Our room was fantastic with all the comforts and views. Food menu was limited but delicious. You will definitely need to book this hotel well in advance. It is a little far out of Hong Kong but taxis are cheap and a bus runs from the airport past the Hotel. After booking, the Hotel sends you a map. We would stay here again when in Hong Kong. Pity we were here for one night. It is a fraction of the cost of hotels of the same standard.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Adelaide Tripper
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

For Value Service......No comparision in Hong Kong.....or possibly Asia for the Price.....treated and Ran like a 5 Star wants to be!......rooms were Awesome....a california king bed...turndown service at Night with treats and ice bucket....I felt guilty because no tíos are allowed......PRICES for mini bar were at cost darn near...I cant say enough about this place.....views of the ocean.....all of it..front desk helped with translation cards for the taxis.....EVEN money changing at the desk........I will not stay ANYWHERE ELSE IN HONG KONG......EVER AGAIN......THANKS TRIP ADVISOR AND FELLOW TRAVELLERS FOR EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE....

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The staff are trainees guided by a supervisor. Their positive attitude and diligence make them stand out from other training hotels and hotels in general.

The room is spacious for Hong Kong standards and thoughtful gestures such as turn down service and bath toys are appreciated.

The hotel is not the most convenient in location but there is a shuttle bus running on weekday mornings to Central. Beware of taxis that will take you the long way to your destination to boost the fare. For example through Central to Causeway Bay and likewise through Causeway Bay to Central. We had a shifty taxi driver that took us to Hong Kong airport express MRT through Causeway Bay then charge us an extra $40 for 2 pieces of luggage and tolls, for what should have been a $80 fare including luggage surcharge.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank AshleyHolidays
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Property: The T Hotel
Address: 6th Floor, VTC Pokfulam Complex,145 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Hong Kong
#9 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#10 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#10 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#12 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#21 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The T Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The T HOTEL is a training concept hotel committed to providing vocational training in the field of hospitality and tourism, while dedicated to delivering a pleasant hospitality experience to our guests.Set among the lush greenery surrounding of Pokfulam, 20 minutes southwest of Hong Kong's city centre with panoramic views of the South China Sea, this 30-room training hotel is situated on the 6th floor of the VTC Pokfulam Complex as part of the Hotel and Tourism Institute, "HTI". Since first introduced our hospitality programmes in 1984, HTI has been the forerunner in the field of hospitality training in Hong Kong. Together with our training spa and training restaurants, The T Hotel forms a vital element of the HTI's ongoing initiative to provide integral vocational training beyond the classroom environment. The T Hotel is operated by trainees under the supervision of experienced professionals from various fields of the hospitality industry.As our trainees deliver this unique brand of hospitality while in return receive world-class vocational training, we look forward to welcoming you to The T Hotel. ... more   less 
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