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The Empire Hotel Wan Chai
Ranked #122 of 718 Hotels in Hong Kong
Candolim, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very Good Location but very average hotel.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Very Nice Location for Partying in HKG but the rooms are very small and Half of them have no Views. The loos are extremely small, Its like a bull in a china shop, u perpetually keep hitting thing around. never tried the food but there is lot of options just around the corner. The front desk was helpful but the concierge was sometimes not. But for partying its very well located with lots of pubs & discs all around.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amritsar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

The Hotel is just another regular 4 Star property.
No Frills attached. The rooms are big , and relative old interiors in the room , but they are clean and spacious.
The breakfast was reasonable - not much complaints though , but I felt a little cold in that place.
Its in the close vicinity of the red light area- so nights you can observe the action.

I wonder why Hotel try to charge for Internet these days ???

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Stay for 2 nights for family vacations.

We normally stay in Kowloon, but this is the first time we try HK side. Empire hotel on HK side is convenient and comfortable hotel. Room is nice, clean, and comfortable. Size is average HK standard. Location is easy walking to Wanchai MTR.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

Location of the hotel is good in the heart of Wanchai, easy to get to the Metro and HK Convention Centre. They have a very nice lobby when I asked if they had WiFi was told no wifi. Asked again the next day if they have Wifi anywhere in the building, again was told no. Third day ventured to the business centre and promptly found wifi, why this couldnt have been suggested earlier to me I dont know. Turns out the business centre is actually rather nice.

My Room (twin) was rather tired, carpet seemed a bit dirty, bathroom also not that clean but also not a terrible state either. Beds are narrow and linen very average.
Being at the heart of Wanchai you have to be prepared for the noise at night, whilst not unbearable, not great either if you want a good nights sleep, the music on the street can go on till 4am.
Overall not the worst hotel I've stopped at but will not return and try somewhere else when I return in a few weeks

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Repton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights and selected the hotel for location and price. Having lived in Hong Kong for many years I knew what to expect so was not really too disappointed.
I had requested a double room but was told this was not available so was given a twin room. My room was small and looked in need of a re-fit (badly scratched furniture, faded carpet etc.). The bathroom was very poor- in particular, the shower head was not secured so every time I turned it on it flew into the air drenching everything in the bathroom except me! I asked for it to be repaired and maintenance visited the room 3 times but the problem still persisted. Eventually the duty manager moved me to a junior suite which was much appreciated.
A wel located budget hotel- perfect for those who really only need somewhere to sleep and good access.

Stayed March 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

I have stayed at the Empire twice now, and taken friends there.
Yes the rooms aren't massive, but this is Hong Kong and unless you pay top dollar you are not going to get a huge room.
The hotel is in a great location. Just near an MTR station and on the tram line. Walking distance to ferry terminal and Times Square. In an area of good bars and restaurants.
I have read the posts about the bathrooms and general cleanliness but not experienced that. Our rooms have always been clean.
I would stay there again as it is value for money in a good location

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

Stayed for one night on business. Rooms were small and in poor condition, bathroom had clearly not been cleaned effectively for a long time. Whole room smelled slightly damp. I would never stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: The Empire Hotel Wan Chai
Address: No.33 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
Location: China > Hong Kong > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#100 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Empire Hotel Wan Chai 4*
Number of rooms: 363
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Empire Hotel Hong Kong - Wan Chai is situated in a Central Business District of Hong Kong Island between Central and Causeway Bay. The hotel is just within minutes of walking distance of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, a colourful array of nightlife entertainments nearby and well-designed shopping malls catering to every taste and budget in the neighbouring Causeway Bay and Admiralty. ... more   less 
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