Reviewing Hong Kong’s Best Hotels
May29

Reviewing Hong Kong’s Best Hotels

Recently, I had the opportunity to stay in some of Hong Kong’s best hotels. Over a period of 10 days, I spent time in three of the best properties in the city, and was beyond impressed by both the quality of the properties themselves as well as the services on site. Below is a review of the three hotels. The Marriott SkyCity The Marriott SkyCity might be mistakenly referred to as an “airport hotel”. However, the property really is much more than that. Sure, it’s within walking distance from Hong Kong’s International Airport, but it’s also a jumping off point for a variety of Hong Kong’s top attractions. Just a short shuttle or train ride away, Marriott SkyCity finds itself in the proximity of Hong Kong Disneyland, the Big Buddha, and a variety of hiking trails within the island. Beyond the attractions outside the hotel, the property itself is fit with an award winning spa, gym, pool, and a couple top-notch restaurants as well. Who should Stay at the Marriott SkyCity? The Marriott SkyCity caters best to the business-luxury class of travellers. People that have only a short time, but a fairly large budget, will love this property. It’s close to a lot of things, and the train heading downtown is convenient if you need it. It also likely caters to families hoping to take advantage of the more family-friendly activities in Hong Kong like Disneyland. Of course, it also does work as an “airport hotel”. The Renaissance Harbourview Hotel If location is what you’re looking for, you have it here. The Renaissance Harbourview might not be quite as high-end as the other hotels listed here, but the value is all in its harbour-side location. Not only are the rooms fit with beautiful views out onto the harbour, but they are within but a few steps from the ferry service that shuttles people over Kowloon and the MTR subway. Moreover, it may be the perfect hotel for conventions as its just a few steps from Hong Kong’s largest convention center. On top of it all, staying here you’re only feet away from the best views of the Hong Kong Skyline, if you don’t already have an amazing view from your room. Who should stay at the Renaissance Harbourview Hotel Anyone, really. If you’re not on a backpacker’s budget, this hotel is near perfect. It houses a number of nice restaurants, a great garden and pool area, as well all the other facilities one might expect to find from a class hotel. The location really makes it a perfect fit for nearly anyone. JW Marriott Hong Kong Catering to the...

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How Hotels are Given their Stars

I was passed this along the other day and thought that you guys would find it interesting. The places I generally stay at don’t even come close to a star. The funny thing to me though, if you’ve travelled the developing world to some extent is that these standards are definitely not followed. For example, in Bolivia and Peru nearly all the hotels denote a star rating of their own outside. However, I’m pretty sure most of them are self-rewarded. I once stayed in a hotel in the jungle of Ecuador that had rated itself as a 2 and a half stars but the room was covered in cockroaches and the toilet was directly below the shower. The beauty, I suppose, was that you really could take care of two major morning activities at once. Anyways, thought you might enjoy this: How the Hotel Stars Ratings works by...

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