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“Small rooms but clean and nicely renovated. Friendly staffs whom always flashes a smile~”

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California Hotel HK
Ranked #513 of 730 Hotels in Hong Kong
Reviewed September 6, 2012

There are total of three of us in this trip and the room that they provided us was big enough for the three of us. Hotel rooms in HK are always small so can't really complain much unless you are willing to pay $200+ in SG for a night. But basic necessities are provided : Clean bed, new towels changed everyday and space for us to put our luggage. Once negative point was the hotel is not smoking free so smoking is allowed in the air-conditioned environment which i personally cannot stand it. I suggest that the owner of the hotel cather a room specially for smoking for the benefit of non-smoking guests.

Room Tip: If u travel with odd numbers(3,6,9), request for the three person rooms as it is more spacious.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We booked this hotel because of the location, cost and because it offered a family room. On arrival, at 1.30 in the morning, the hotel couldn't find our booking, although we could clearly see our name written down in the arrivals book! The receptionist didn't know what to do so made a phone call to someone who instructed him to give us a full refund so that we could go and find alternative accommodation. By now it was 2.30 in the morning, we have 2 children and have never been to Hong Kong before so obviously this was not a suitable solution, we explain this to the member of staff who then suggested we could stay in the one room that was available - a single bedded room, by this time we were willing to compromise and went to look at the room. The room was down a corridor which was full of workmanship tools and even had a wheelbarrow in it! The room itself was tiny with the smallest single bed that I have every seen, my husband and I couldn't stand by the side of the bed and close the door - obviously unsuitable for 4 people to stay in. At this point our patience was running out, we had a child asleep in the hotel lobby and the other one worrying that we would be sleeping on the street in Hong Kong, we explained to the receptionist that he would need to find us alternative accommodation to which his reply was that he didn't think he would be able to find us anything. I encouraged him to try and he made a phone call, he was very cuffed with himself when he said that he had found something - a room in the guest house across the road which "old and not very nice" I am sure you can imagine our reaction!

It was at this point that we contacted our booking agent - Agoda - who were very helpful and eventually found us alternative accommodation.

I would not recommend that anyone stay in this, I use this term loosely, hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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10  Thank MrsK135
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

California Hotel is located in the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui - a strong plus, but with no signages on the exterior of the building to which it is housed, it can be quite a challenge having to locate it.

But this is certainly a minor issue compared to other problems that we soon have to deal with.

We booked a triple room, but instead of being given a room with three single beds (as advertised), we are given a room with one single bed and a king single.
The toilet is small, as expected, but what we didn't expect is a toilet bowl built so close to the door and the wall that there's barely enough legroom for a 1.55m person, let alone anyone taller than that. But if you're taller than that and have to use the toilet, be prepared that you will have to twist your body and lift one of your thighs and hold it at an awkward angle.

Wifi is another issue. There's wifi in the common lobby, but no wifi in our room. When we raised the issue with the staff, he casually said it was because our room is too far away from the router. No further assistance offered.

There's also no remote control for the aircon in our room, no fixed line, and no place to hang our towels. When we asked for hangers, the staff again simply said he ran out of hangers, and went back to smoking again. Yes, the staff all smoked in the air-conditioned reception area.

Hair-dryers are not provided in the room, and we asked for it at the reception counter, the staff gave a stern reminder before handing it over. 'Return it as soon as you're done with it!'
That's when I realise I have made a terrible mistake of having checked in to this hotel. So if you're not on a shoestring budget, or are left with no choice, do think twice before you check in to California hotel, or just be prepared to have to put up with third-world service.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2017
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Stayed: May 2017
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Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled solo
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Additional Information about California Hotel HK

Address: 4F., Golden Crown Court,66-70, Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong 999077, China
Location: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #513 of 730 Hotels in Hong Kong
Price Range: $50 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — California Hotel HK 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated in 2012, the California Hotel guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Hong Kong for business or pleasure. Only 0.4km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station, Kowloon Mosque & Islamic Centre. ... more   less 
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