The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel Hong Kong
I stayed at the Charterhouse over the Chinese New Year 2006 for 10 nights so that I could visit family and friends, the hotel was in a good location and had a drive through area to pickup or drop people off which was good. I got the Airport Express train straight from the Airport to the Hong Kong Station, from there it is easy enough to get the MTR to the Times Square stop that is near the hotel. I was fortunate as arrival to this hotel for me was easy as I was picked up by family at the Hong Kong Station, you could easily get a taxi from there.
Excellent hotel in a great location. Ask for a high room with Happy Valley view.
The staff are superb and very attentive. All rooms have internet access for a small fee but the Businrss Centre behind reception is free!!
Plenty of places to eat around the hotel. If you want to eat cheap (and Western) go to Cafe de Coral restaurants. They are everywhere and fantastic value for money!! Have a look at their air hostess uniforms.
Hong Kong is fantastically clean and efficient in every way. The Charterhouse is prime example of this. Would definitely recommend to any traveller. Definitely will stay there again on my travels.
Good hotel in great location
The Charterhouse Hotel is a good place to stay. The rooms are smallish, but very comfortable. The hotel staff are very good. The hotel's location is the best thing about it. A quick walk to Causeway Bay in one direction, towards Star Ferry Wanchai terminal in another and Wanchai MTR down Wanchai Road. Great shopping choice and a wide choice of places to eat nearby. I've stayed there on 2 occasions and will stay there again when next in Hong Kong.
A good place to stay
I spent three nights at the Charterhouse, and enjoyed my stay. Good location in Wanchai, between two MTR stations, very good room, pretty good service.
Average hotel, good for the price
The decor in the hotel is a little tired, and the rooms are quite small, but they were clean and comfortable. The location isn't great considering that the WanChai MTR station is at least a 15 minute walk away (not nice in a 95% humidity), but for the price it is good value, especially if you've been to Hong Kong before. Also, there is free internet access in the business centre, and the reception staff speak good English and are very helpful.
A little tired, but good value
This is an average hotel. Black marble in the bathrooms, modern conveniences, but just barely.
For a first time visitor to HK this might not be the greatest location, due to the distance from the MTR, and craziness of Wan Chai. But to the repeat visitor who knows their way around, this is a convenient location: walking distance to Times Square for shopping, Wan Chai for nightlife, and Happy Valley for the horse racing.
Not sure where they got the outside picture with the trees, as this location is as dense and urban as it comes.
OK Hotel, Not the Best
Considering the price, the Charterhouse is a good hotel to stay in. The rooms were clean, and the service was OK. However, please keep in mind that the rooms and the beds are very small. This is typical for Hong Kong though. In addition, the location of the hotel is not very convenient. The closest MTR station is Times Square, which is a good 15 to 20 minute walk. This is a torture if you are heading to Hong Kong in the summer. Also, the hotel is right next to some funeral service shops, and you can see the cemetary from some of the rooms. Just so you know. However, Hong Kong is a great city, out of all the places I have been to, HK is the place that's most worthwhile for a visit if you haven't gone before, and I would definitely recommend going to HK for vacation
Gr8 value for money
We stayed at the Charterhouse just before Chinese New Year and thought it was great value.
The rooms were clean and tidy but a bit dated with the dark wood furniture. Generally could do with an overhaul. But everyone was extremely helpful and friendly.
Breakfasts were fantastic, you certainly don't need to have lunch!
Location was fantastic, on a slightly quiet back road but only a 5 min walk to the trams and 15 min to the MTR.
If the Peninsular is a bit out of your budget, try here!
Great Value Overall
Stayed in jr. suite for 3 nights.
Pros: Excellent value for price; Clean w/ all necessities for short stay; Convenient location near Times Square and Wan Chai
Cons: Carpet, walls need heavy duty cleaning; Not all staff proficient in English