The hotel is situated on a market street, so the location is great if you want to be in the thick of it and get a feel for a really local yet still urban Hong Kong environment.
There is a tram terminal at the end of the street and it is just a couple minutes walk to the North Point MTR; you'll pass a couple supermarkets and 7Elevens on the way and other eating-holes (where you can get some nice congee) which is very good.
Checking in was very hard work, having booked and prepaid via Agoda.com 1 of the 2 bookings I made went missing. After talking to the manager via the check-in clerk's mobile phone, I was offered a family room, which the check-in clerk seemed to be really happy about.
The room had a double bed and a small sofa and was generally very small, so I am not quite sure what was 'family' about it. My friend got a single room which was literally a shoe-box.
The bathroom is a bath-cubicle with the whole frosted glass thing going on - so if you're not travelling alone or as a couple, be prepared to bond-well with your mates as you will be heard using the toilet and your silhouette, sexy or not, will be seen when using the shower.
The shower itself is nice, does the trick to wake you up - remember to turn the water heater switch on though if you prefer hot showers, as I forgot to do this the first morning.... brrrr!
The beds are rock hard! Like concrete. I woke up so stiff I pulled a muscle in my back trying to shower. Request a second duvet and use it as a mattress topper.
There is a microwave in the rooms, so if you get back from partying drunk and have the munchies, you can grab something to eat from 7Eleven and heat it up in your room.
No problems with room service - if you happen to bump into them they are a very polite and cheerful crew.
If you want to enjoy your time in your hotel chilling, probably best to book somewhere else, maybe where you can swing a cat.
If you plan on partying in Admiralty or Central e.g. Lan Kwai Fong, or generally looking for a more upmarket experience, you might be better of staying closer to those areas.
Overall very tidy and simple... nothing spectacular, just somewhere to sleep really.
For roughly £65 per night, it is what it is - it's no Premier Inn, but it's also not the UK, it's HK
- Also Known As:
- Printemp Hotel Apartment Hong Kong