2 stays : 20-21 April 2013 + 24-25 April 2013
My experience with ADB started with a very wrong feeling with some non-sense exchange of email with the reservation staff regarding the price of extra-bed. Pls note that the price of an extra bed is minimum 328 HKD but if you take an extra-bed with breakfast (room plan - special offer, ...) the price will be raise to 550 HKD (net). Information that the resa staff may (or will) fail to clarify from the first exchange.
The resa staff also failed to give me the right information about how to reach the hotel using the airport paying shuttle bus. Pls note that to reache easily ADB, you must use bus DB02A and not DB02R. The bus stops at 50 meter from the hotel.
Despite all of that, my stay in the hotel was nice and enjoyable. The reception staff (especially male staff) were very welcoming and helpful in all circumstances.
During my first stay, I booked a sea view room (room only) and paid directly to the hotel, I believe something like 1400 HKD including extra bed.
The room was of a big size for HK with 5 star furnitures and amenities and a really great bathroom and a terrace. I got room 1217 which is a corner room with view on the mountain, the beach and the sea. Pls note that all rooms come with a good sofa which can be used as a bed for the youngster (providing the hotel is willing to gice bedsheet/blanket and pillow).
For my second stay, I have booked a mountain view room and got the 1207. The room is smaller but still with all 5 star necessities. No terrace and smaller bathroom. Pls note that 1207 has a glass separation between bedroom and bathroom and the privacy is not ensured at all, especially if you use the bathroom in the evening/night when you need to lit up room and bathroom. This is a big problem to me !!!
In none of my stay I used the recreation facilities like swimming pool or gym but from my window I haven't see any body enjoying the pool.
Pls note that you can organise your own check-out through the TV system but this procedure will not provide you with the necessary paper/receipt your company may required to justify the expenses (especially the credit card ticket/receipt). I would not do it again especially if travelling on business.
Around the hotel (DB north) there is all you need from restaurant to supermarket. Frequent free and paying shuttle to the DB Plaza from where ferry leave/arrive every 30 min to/from town (central pier N° 3)
To sum up my impression :
1/ good hotel with nice/big room and helpful staff (as long as you don't deal with the resa team)
2/ book through agoda.com, no surprise about the prices and you get the point reward
3/ buy an octopus card upon arrival at airport and fill it up with 500 HKD
4/ Use shuttle but DB02A to reach the hotel. Pls note no taxi in DB, a miserable decision !
5/ Enjoy Lantau and DB facilities.
6/ Use hotel shuttle or ferry to reach town
PS : I like the location out of CDB but it's personal, single/couple may prefer to stay downtown.
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