I'd never stayed in Hong Kong before so I wasn't too familiar with what the best areas to stay in were. However, I've travelled lots and knew that wherever my hotel was I'd be able to get myself around no worries.
I got a fantastic deal on Hotwire for an anonymous hotel, which I found out to be Traders. Upon arrival I upgraded to a 26th floor room with harbour views and club lounge benefits (I highly recommend!!) and the views were amazing!!
Room itself was a generous size especially since I'd read that Hong Kong is notorious for tiny cramped hotel rooms.
Bathroom has a large shower and seperate toilet. Vanity is also seperate, almost doubling as a kitchenette. Wise use of space I think, it can still be sectioned off from the rest of the room using a roller door, which normally just blends in as part of the wall when not being used, so privacy is not compromised.
All sorts of toiletries and amenities in the room made me feel like it was very thoughtful, such as travel adapters, and hair ties.
Rooftop pool has great views, although it is just a rooftop pool not a resort pool.
Club lounge benefits include breakfast and canapés and cocktails in the evening. Great selection of food, fantastic views.
Location: probably a downside for most people. If u come to HK simply to shop-til-u-drop at the major malls and want to step from your hotel door into a shopping centre then you're in the wrong spot. However if you've come to enjoy everything that HK has to offer then you can really save a bit by staying here. The hotel offers free shuttle buses to the major ferry wharfs and mtr (train) lines on Hong Kong island. This made it really simple for me to move between HK island and Kowloon. If I was too late for the shuttles or didn't want to wait for the next then it was easy to jump on the tramcar (which is dirt cheap) and walk one or two short blocks. The area is slightly less touristy and more authentic in my opinion. It's stil in quite a busy area and feels very safe.
Overall: if you don't mind being a little bit 'down the road' and like the sound of relatively 'cheap' accommodation without compromising any quality or comfort then I would definitely recommend this hotel.
I paid $400aud for 3 nights. On arrival I paid $200aud extra to upgrade to a 26th floor harbour view room, daily buffet breakfast, and club lounge benefits including canapés and cocktails between 5.30-7.30pm (great selection!). All up that is $200aud per night, which for the views and benefits I think is a fantastic price!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Jen Hong Kong, offers 283 elegant rooms and suites. From the economical to opulent, each room is characterised by clean lines and functional creativity. These accommodations are enhanced by wireless Internet connections, LCD televisions and sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong city and distant mountains. 3 Rooms caters to disabled guests, and 84 rooms have connecting doors. ... more less
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