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Stanford Hillview Hotel
Ranked #88 of 718 Hotels in Hong Kong
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Tucson
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277 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A Great Place to avoid.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

I reached the hotel a couple of hours back after a long journey from Tucson, Arizona that took me over 26 hours. I was looking forward to crashing out as soon as I reached the hotel. Instead, I am looking at another hotel to move to because I cannot bear to stay for four nights that I am going to be in Hong Kong. Apart from the decrepit hotel itself, the staff is most unfriendly and unhelpful. Whenever you ask for anything, before telling you anything about your query, they tell you how much it is going to cost. The surroundings are an eyesore and there are rundown buildings all around. I wonder why it is called Hillview, because from my room, I see nothing that looks remotely like a hill.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

I was looking forward to a little shopping and relaxation in Hong Kong before heading home, and the Stanford Hillview Hotel certainly did not disappoint. The location is centrally located in Tsimshatsui and getting around is not a problem. Dining options galore in the area so I did not eat at the hotel's dining facilities. Any issues I had with my room were promptly dealt with by the charming assistant hotel manager Michael and his efficient staff in a pleasant manner. I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

I was upgraded to the superior rooms on the top floor, which have had a recent makeover by the looks of them. They are a decent size and what I would expect for the same amount of money in London. The hotel is right on a decent strip of bars and restaurants. Yes it's up a short hill, like 50 metres. Not an issue for me at all.
The bathrooms do have a weird electric shutter rather than a door, which was fine as I was on my own, but if you're sharing with them, it could be a bit too 'intimate' if one of you had a few too many chillis for dinner.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

My very first trip to Hong Kong was to deal with jet lag I was experiencing from flying back to Australia from Europe. Despite having to lug my 23kg suitcase up a steep road to the hotel, I was pleased that reception were able to allow me to check into my room at 8.30am (after a long 13 hour flight, I was absolutely stoked!). After having experienced small rooms in Europe, I didn't mind the size of the room I was given. I was disappointed though that my tv didn't work at all. Instead of asking to switch rooms with a tv that works, I chose to stay and just make the most of the room to deal with the jetlag.

It surprised me that housekeeping didn't use common sense when it came to following a simple sign that says 'DO NOT DISTURB' on the door....they proceeded to call the room phone to ask if I wanted the room to be made up....this disturbed me as I was dealing with the jetlag by...sleeping! Very frustrating! I also heard the fire alarms go off, however it was only briefly due to renovations being done on the hotel.

Aside from being disturbed, this is a pleasant hotel with good location and some great restaurants nearby (that were much cheaper than the restaurant in the hotel).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

Chris & Hedy Felsinger Melbourne Australia.
This was a very nice hotel & the location was good. Only problem was the climb to get to it after shopping. The staff were courteous & friendly with the exception of one clerk named Tony. He was a bit up himself. Not very friendly at all. The rooms were good & clean. The price was good.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

For the price, it's great. Hotels in Kowloon are pricey on a Fri or Sat night. This was our second stay at the Stanford, we felt qualified to write a review. Our room, 13th floor, clean and smartly decorated. Not that you're in the room much, but the tv has 9 or 10 odd cable channels. The breakfast buffet is very nice. It's next to Knutsford terrace, and within walking distance of anything in Kowloon. Our only gripe, the front desk staff were agonizingly slow during check in and check out. ( there was only one person )

Room Tip: the 13th floor is non smoking and very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank ChrisandHolli
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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

Location:
The best thing about this hotel is its location. It sits at the end of Knutsford Terrace, a street popular among foreigners as it offers restaurants of almost every imaginable international cuisine, as well as fun bars and great people watching. It is right in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) and so practically anything you'd need is within walking distance. It's only a few blocks away from the train station and a taxi stand.

The hotel is situated on a steep hill. Usually there is a taxi parked out front waiting for hotel guests. However if there isn’t one, be prepared to lug your bags down a rather treacherous incline.

Room:
The rooms have recently been remodeled. The best rooms are on the 13th floor. In these upgraded rooms the decor is modern and chic, and well designed. The rooms on the other floors have had a much more modest remodel, and are very basic rooms. However if you stayed at this hotel several years ago you will see the update is significant. There is a Flat screen TV wall mounted and back lit, giving the room a hip look.

The bathrooms however didn't seems to get much attention from the renovation. The bathrooms are dingy and small. Also, if you aren't in the upgraded rooms on the 13th floor they don't provide you with toiletries, except for a plastic wall-mounted dispenser of shower gel/shampoo: not very glamorous.

The beds are very hard by American standards; however that is quite common for beds in Asia and I didn’t find it difficult to sleep on.

Wifi:
The wifi is free, which is great. It worked quite well and relatively fast. Passwords are available from the receptionist.

Breakfast:
Everything is served buffet style, and was included with the room. The offering is very basic and doesn’t seem especially fresh.

Room Tip: The 13th floor has beautiful upgraded rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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2 Thank BonVivantSteve
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Property: Stanford Hillview Hotel
Address: 13-17 Observatory Road on Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#46 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#81 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Stanford Hillview Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stanford Hillview Hotel is located on Knutsford Terrace in a quiet corner of Kowloon's busting Tsimshatsui; Hong Kong's premier shopping and entertainment area, well-known for its late night chats and cheers, and great dining experience. The Hotel features 177 elegantly furnished rooms and suites. Wi-Fi High Speed Internet accesses are available within Hotel premises. Stanford Hillview Hotel offers complimentary scheduled shuttle bus service to Hung Hom MTR Station, Airport Express Kowloon Station, China Hong Kong City Ferry Terminal and Stanford Hotel. ... more   less 
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