I recently stayed at the Cosmo for several nights. Located just a block from the Happy Valley Racecourse and between Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, this highrise hotel offers value for your money. I found the staff (front office clerks, concierge, and housekeeping staff) to be friendly and helpful.
As others have mentioned, the standard rooms are small and clean, but functional, and unless you plan on spending a lot of time in the room it serves its purpose as a place to lay your head at night. The more expensive rooms may be more spacious. I was assigned a room on the front side of the hotel which offers nice views of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. A friend who stayed at this hotel recently said he stayed in a room facing the back of the hotel. The windows in his room were frosted (presumably due to the cemetary located directly behind the hotel) and could not be opened. If you want a nice view, ask for a room facing the front of the hotel.
The bed was firm but for me was relatively comfortable. The sheets were crisp and clean. The bathroom was functional (shower only) but extremely small and narrow (approximately 2 feet or less). There was absolutely no counter space (see photos) and barely enough room to move around if the bathroom door was closed. I found myself having to use the counter outside of the bathroom to store things I needed use while in the bathroom.
There was also very little storage space for clothes; only a small closet with enough room to hang a few things.
The room had a small safe inside the clothes closet. There was a computer at the work desk but there was a charge to use it. I believe WiFi was free. Two bottles of water were provided daily. The room had a flat screen TV with a number of English language, in addition to Chinese language, options.
The Wan Chai MTR Station is an easy 10 minute walk from the hotel as is the Causeway Bay MTR Station. Times Square is also an easy 10 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel offers free shuttle service to different parts of Hong Kong Island at regular intervals throughout the day, but there are inexpensive public buses that stop directly in front of the hotel (The Route #10 bus (HK$3.40) will take you to Admiralty and Central) that will take you to many different places on the island, and a short walk to Johnston Road will give you access to the trams that traverse HK Island.
If you need to do laundry, there are several Sunshine Laundry outlet stores both in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay that will inexpensively handle your laundry needs. They charge by weight. See this website for locations: http://www.sunshinelaundry.com.hk/e-index.shtml
The easiest way to get to the hotel from HK International Airport is by hotel shuttle bus. Go to counter B12 or B1 outside of customs / immigration to make arrangements. Busses leave about every 30 minutes and cost HK$150 (about US$19) and will drop you off at the hotel. Depending on traffic and how many other travelers are on the same bus, and the order in which you are dropped off, the bus ride can be anywhere from 45-75 minutes.
An alternative is to take the Airport Express Train for HK$110 (about US$14) to HK Station (25 minutes travel time) then take a taxi to the hotel. From HK Station you could walk to the Central MTR Station and take the MTR to Wan Chai or Causeway Bay Stations but it's a bit of a walk if you have luggage and rather inconvenient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A young and chic boutique hotel located amid the city centres of Causeway Bay and Wanchai, Cosmo Hotel is just 8-min walk away from the Causeway Bay subway station and provides free shuttle bus to 15 major destinations in town. All guestrooms boast modern design with theme colours in orange, green or yellow. Free smart phone is available in every room which allows guests to use unlimited 3G internet, Wi-Fi hotspot, free local and IDD calls to 9 select countries including UK, US, Australia, Singapore, China, Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Korea. The smart phone can be used both in and out of the hotel. Other facilities include Nooch Bar at the lobby and an outdoor patio Breeze on 5/F. Cosmo Hotel is 100% smoke-free and is one of the few EarthCheck's silver-certified green hotels in Hong Kong. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cosmo Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Cosmo Hotel
- Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong