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On Day 2 I had said goodbye to Langham Place Hotel and got switched over to the Harbour View Metropolis. Not as snazzy and more of behemoth of a structure. Corporate housing Hong Kong style. Situated next the Train Station called "Hung Hom" and the HK Coliseum, it's only a 5 minute walk to work on this elevated pedestrian walkway that I take daily …
Arrive in Hong Kong (after a one hour delay leaving Sydney) around 6.00pm local time, however, with waiting for other flights etc, didn't get to the hotel until about 8pm. Our night's stay was at Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel.
After what is a life time Hong Kong is certainly a different city than that we found forty years ago. In those days you had the thrill of flying in between the city buildings to land at the old Airport, it had a distinctly Asian feel with the chance of a real bargain for a quality item whereas today the markets are very much the same and all seem …
We arrived in fog on Saturday and, from our Harbour View Room could only see a mass of white cloud and the bottom third of the adjoining skyscrapers!
In the evening we ate in a local restaurant in the Metropolis Mall.
Sunday 26 February
An early pick up today for our Hong Kong half day city tour. Our tour guide and driver …
Day 4 - Hong Kong Morning came and I gave up on the thought of sleeping at around 6.30am. One way or another I had to break this cycle and get into the HK times. They are 8 hours ahead, so when everyone else is sleeping, I'm in wide awake club. Right, today will be the no sleep marathon. I decided to go check out a fishing village called Aberdeen. …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hong Kong
We stayed at the harbour plaza metropolis for 5 nights (4th-9th march 2006) and I can honestly say I have never stayed at a hotel with more friendly and helpful staff than here. Nothing was any trouble, and unlike other hotels they were not waiting around for tips, although we did tip, I don't think it was always expected, but it was appreciated.
Stayed at the Harbour Plaza Metropolis for 6 nights.
Our room was on the 19th floor. The room was very clean, but as suggested previously, rather small. The bathroom with walkin shower was excellent. The condition of fittings and furniture was also very good. The BIG problem was the concrete like bed! It's the type that you lay on, no give at all. After a day walking the markets and streets it became a nightmare!
The service in the hotel was very good, the bar was the only place we ate, food very good and service very fast.
The location isn't a problem either as the shuttle bus ( FREE ) was superb and always on time.
Basically, change the beds and I would rate it excellent.
This hotel was comfortable enough, but the staff was definitely not eager to please the guests. Our travel agent who booked our room at the Harbour Plaza Metropolis arranged a harbour view room for us which wasn't honoured when we checked in. We were told that our reservation was at a discounted price and we couldn't get anything other than a basic city view room. That was fine, but our basic room also neglected to included complimentary drinking water (which nearly all hotels include nowadays). We also expected a free internet hook up, but had to pay 12 dollars a day for it. The corkscrew and wine glasses we asked housekeeping to bring up took a really long time. The bellboy was not afraid to hide the fact that he thought our bags were too heavy and we had to help him carry them into our room...
Nice and modern, good shuttle service
We stayed only for 2 days at the Metropolis, but the suite (kitchen, living room, bedroom), was very clean and comfortable. All amenities were very modern, and the hotel itself is attached to a mall for quick meals or shopping. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, and the frequent shuttle bus into downton Hong Kong was terrific. Great hotel.
Great Service, Pretty Good Room
We stayed here for a single night in a studio suite with three people. The service was outstanding, the staff helped us with any request we made, with a smile. They allowed us to check into the room after an early morning flight into Hong Kong.
The bed was a little uncomfotable, very hard. The other facilities of the hotel were outstanding. The breakfast was superb, and the ice-cream menu was first class. The location was a little out of the way, but the shuttle buses were efficient.
We recently stayed at the Harbour Plaza Metropolis in Hong Kong, after reading the reviews on this site, i was a bit concerned about how far away from things we would be but to my delight it was not a problem at all.
Contrary to what several people have said online about HP Metropolis, I trusted my instinct and enjoyed my stay. Using a HSBC card promotion, my room rates was a very reasonable HK$700 per night.
Wouldn't stay here again
I was booked to stay in the Harbour Plaza Metropolis for a month for a work visit. My work had booked me in a studio suite, which at first glance was passable, if a little small for comfort. However, the room was missing a number of items that I would consider essential for a hotel of any description above 3 stars. There was no iron, ironing board, alarm clock, or hair dryer. In addition, the "kitchenette" had no toaster or glasses. The final insult was the bed, which at 1.8m is really too short for an average-tall westerner, and had the softness of concrete. A layer of blankets under the sheet didn't stop me from waking up repeatedly in the night. I subsequently asked my work to move me to another hotel.