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We went swimming with Goofy!
We just arrived yesterday from a 3 night stay at Disney's Hollywood Hotel. We had a great time and plan on staying there again the next time we visit. Although we were upgraded to Seaview, we still felt left out because we booked with them directly months in advance and therefore not eligible for the free buffet breakfast they began to offer a month ago when booking thru a travel agent. Had we known this would happen (they said they wouldn't) then we would have just booked thru a travel agent. The same goes for the park tickets where booking thru a travel agent gets you freebies but getting directly from them gets you nothing more.
But one of the trip highlights was swimming with Goofy on our last afternoon there...he came out twice while we were at the ppol, around 4:30 and again arounf 5:30. There were very few kids around so our kids spent a lot of time playing and swimming with Goofy.
We had breakfast and dinner at the Disneyland Hotel to check it out and decided that Hollywood Hotel is perfect for our noisy kids.
Great experience for kids!
My three daughters (ages 9, 10 and 12) absolutely loved this hotel! Tastefully designed interiors and wonderfully landscaped gardens. Clean and spacious rooms with great views. Plus, Mickey is everywhere! Friendly hotel staff, reasonably priced food at the Hollywood and Dine plus free souvenir items to take home (i.e. Mickey bedroom slippers in 4 sizes!). A truly wonderful Disney experience!
A Great Hotel
We stayed at Disney's Hollywood Hotel for 2 nights in March and really enjoyed the stay. The room was all decorated with Mickey Mouse theme. I was surprised that they provided the slippers and the bath robes with child's sizes. My kids really enjoyed to wear their slippers and the bath robes!! The room was clean and spacious. The staff was friendly and polite. My kids also enjoyed the outside pool and the water slides although they were small. Overall, we were having a good time during our stay and the room rate was reasonable comparing with other Disney resorts in Anaheim and Florida. I would recommend this hotel when you travel with young children. They just love it.
Wow! Well worth it!
A stay at Disney's Hollywood Hotel definitely completes your Hongkong Disneyland experience. We stayed overnight early October and loved every minute of our stay. If you love Mickey Mouse you'll be in heaven! There's Mickey everywhere! We stayed the the garden rooms (the lowest priced room in the hotel) and it didnt feel like the cheapest room at all! It was huge, compared to hotel rooms in the city. The toiletries, the slippers (which comes in four sizes!), the notepads and pens and all the free stuff are well thought of! Service was excellent too! Had a dinner buffet at Chef Mickey too. Variety was really great and the dessert table was full of Mickey shaped treats. We spent our first day at the park and the next morning was spent taking pictures all around the awesome details of this disney structure. (Even the washroom at the ground floor is very impressive!)
At Disneyland, I lined up several times to have pictures taken with the Disney characters. Only to be surprised to have more pictures taken around the lobby and other areas in the hotel, without lining up for minutes!
I had the chance to visit Disneyland again March 2006. Though we didnt stay at the hotel, I encouraged my friends to at least have a meal at the hotel which we did. We took the free shuttle from the park to the hotel. The lobby was empty (at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Monday of March)! It was as if we had the place to ourselves. On our way to the restaurant we bumped into Goofy and had pictures taked. After dinner and washing up before going back to take the shuttle to catch the MTR back to the city, we found Chip and Dale fooling around with the relaxed hotel personnel. It was a really fun scene. We joined them as the chipmunks practiced danced steps in front of the mirror at the entrance. We made a final stop at the hotel's souvenir shop (without the crowds, unlike the shops in the park, and again the chipmunks kept on knocking at the glass and called our attention. Again, it was difficult to resist to take more pictures.
Hollywood comes to Hong Kong
We stayed the night of 1 January 2005. My wife and I plus our 14 and 19 year old daughters had a room looking towards Disneyland. We choose a room on this side of the Hotel (which overlooks the hotel's small car park) so that we could enjoy the view of the Themepark's fireworks from our room and they were magnificent. As 26 year Hong Kong Residents we were not bothered about the seaview from other rooms.
The room was well equipped and furnished. It had two double beds, but our girls found the bed a bit small for them . Plenty of powerpoints, a kettle with tea and coffee facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer fridge and safe made the room well equipped. No DVD player for the LCD TV but with so many Disney channels on the TV you probably do not need one. There was a cable for broadband in the room but we did not try it.
Yes, if you are sat on the toilet and someone else opens the door, the door will hit your knee. There did not not seem to be any ventilation in the bathroom, which meant it was a bit steamy after 4 showers.
The counter service Hollywood and Dine F&B outlet was a bit disappointing. It was very busy, noisy and uncomfortable and had some of the characteristics of a Hong Kong Chinese Fast Food outlet. The food was generally expensive for what you got. For westerners the salads were reasonable value but the sandwiches definitely were not up to North American standards or Pret a Manger. As there is no room service you can buy food (including fruit) and drinks here to take to your room.
Mickey's Chef was bright and good. It offers buffer from breakfast to dinner. The Breakfast buffet was good and at HK$140 +10% pp (HK$70 for under twelves) compared well with Buffet Breakfasts in Hotels in downtown Hong Kong. The dinner buffet was HK$298 + 10% pp and whilst good value for what was on offer, might have been a bit upmarket for a family oriented hotel. Booking in advance is definitely required for this outlet
The Sunset Terrace offered Al Fresco dining in the evening and although the selection was limited was good value at around HK$120 per entree. The Outdoor heaters were appreciated in these cool january nights.
Service in the Sunset Terrace & Mickey's Chef was excellent and we saw that dinning chairs and utensils etc for little kids were always available.
My girls enjoyed the heated outdoor swimming pool and we all enjoyed walking in the hotel gardens and the open space with grass that you can walk on. This is a rareity in Hong Kong!
We also walked to the Disneyland Hotel (we came back on the shuttle bus) and looked around. This reminded us of a big weatherboarded type of USA style Southern Mansion and looked very attractive. It is more upmarket than the Hollywood hotel and I understand that rooms are priced accordingly. It had what looked like an upmarket Chinese Restaurant in it.
The requirement that Check in does not take place until 3.00pm means that people hang around the lobby area waiting to check in, although you can leave your bags with the concierge before checking in. For a 600 room hotel the lobby area is small and gets busy as people wait.
All In all I would recommend the Hollywood hotel especially if you have a young family who want the full Disney experience.
I stayed at the Hollywood Hotel in a Garden View room with two other adults (three in total). We loved this hotel. The rooms were clean and spacious and there are "hidden mickeys" all over the hotel.
The attention to detail was tremendous. The transportation to the park was prompt and efficient and all the staff were courteous and friendly.
The breakfast buffet at Chef Mickey's had enormous variety for both East and West tastes.
The counter service Hollywood and Dine was fine for a quick breakfast but I wouldn't recommend the dinner there.
We also at at the Sunset Terrace by the pool - the food was tasty and reasonably priced.
Overall, I loved this hotel. I found it comparable to the Contemporary Resort in Disneyworld, Florida and would recommend this hotel.
New clean hotel, OK service
1. we were upgraded from a "Garden View" to a "Sea View" room
2. facilities were relatively new, hence clean
3. lots of photo-taking points for Disney fans
4. you can take away hotel slippers -- these have the mouse logo
5. Disney characters suddenly appear for photo ops -- nice to be able to queue in air-conditioned place
6. maximum 4 people can stay in one room at no extra cost, thus overall lowering the cost per person
7. amenities (shower bottles etc) all have "hidden Mickey" -- a high for kids
8. free 24 hr shuttle bus to Disneyland
1. toilet was a bit small -- if one was sitting on the throne, and someone outside opened the door, it would bump the knee of the one on the throne (but of course one should lock the door first!)
2. long queues checking in (3 pm) and out (10 am - 11 am)
3. bell boys not going the extra mile (e.g. help transport our "luggages" to car), hence they were not eligible for tips!
4. hotel grounds open to outsiders (24 hrs?), hence a feeling of not safe security
1. inflated prices (of course, what do you expect at Disney related facilities)
2. a cup of coffee costs different at different outlets (US$2 at cafe, US$4 at Sunset Blvd)
3. remember to book table at Chef Mickey restaurant, else there'll be no eating places there (luckily there are plenty of eating outlets)
4. of course, you can always bring your own food to the hotel (but not into Disneyland)
5. swimming pool -- rumors that Goofy swims with guests every 3 pm
6. Hollywood theme abounds in the hotel grounds (but we didn't have time to fully visit)
Not for vegetarians
My family and I stayed at the hotel for 6 nights. It was nice to stay somewhere brand new. The hotel was very clean and the staff were friendly and attentive. The rooms were more than adequate. The Disney characters made regular appearances for photo sessions with guests. The hotel fell down on catering though. There was simply very little choice for someone like me who eats no meat or fish. There is also no room service. Transport links from the hotel are good - a short and inexpensive cab ride from the airport and the hotel provides a bus to the Disney park which is also where you can catch the MTR into other parts of HK.
Great ambience and attention to detail
We just came back from a fun trip to HK Disneyland. My husband and I, having been to the park in Anaheim several times, sorely missed many attractions but my 3 year old son (for whom we planned this trip anyway) loved the experience. If you will be travelling with kids aged 2 to 7, it's well worth it to stay at the Hollywood Hotel due to its close proximity to the park, the child-friendly staff and amenities and the fact that the ambience is really one of fun and...Mickey! For us adults, the 1930's Golden age of hollywood/Art Deco design was wonderful. I commend the design team of this hotel on the attention to detail -- we were wowing at everything from the art deco lobby to the showpiece elevators! The hotel makes kids feel welcome straight away with a small child-sized settee in front of a Disney Channel playing-TV in the lobby plus daily activities lined up for the kids like kiddie croquet (haha), crafts and even bedtime stories.
The rooms were comfortable -- Our son loved his little bathrobe and complimentary slippers plus the fact that even the little shampoo bottles had mickey mouse ears. The flat-screen TV features the Disney channel for bigger kids and Playhouse Disney for the toddler set. The hotel has a lovely pool and outdoor area featuring vintage cars and other pieces of Americana. There are several restaurants to choose from -- the best meal we had was the buffet breakfast at Chefs on Parade (?) -- delicious food for adults and children alike (complete with Mickey-shaped waffles). Our only complaint was that there was no room service available and that the lobby was constantly packed with people. I guess this is what happens in a child-friendly hotel. One of the big highlights for my son was the fact that there was a Disney character in the lobby to mingle with guests everyday. Imagine a 3 yr old being greeted by Minnie Mouse as soon as he steps into a hotel. Priceless.