Hotel Nikko Hongkong
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... they hearded us into yet another showroom where they literally closed the doors behind us and in front of us, thereby trapping us in the room. This is where they put the sales pitches to us, trying to get us to buy overpriced jade from them. The jade carvings, sculptures, etc were absolutely gorgeous but grossly overpriced which we new since we visited a jade market in Kowloon the day before. Then, they opened the doors to ...
... Rainbow Seafood Restaurant on Lamma Island. I'm not a huge seafood fan, so I was pleased enough to be last off the boat and to have to sit at the non-seafood table. I was very surprised though when the food that came out was very similar to the Chinese food we have in New Zealand - take the Chicken Cashew dish for instance, loaded with MSG , cabbage, chicken and cashew nuts. I really wasn't expecting that.. it was very tasty though. The restaurants on Lamma Island all ...
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We then went and strolled around the Harbor. It was a great little walk along the water. There was a Hong Kong Movie walk of fame, where stars have placed their hands in the concrete. And there was a huge Bruce Lee statue with flowers. The clouds were rolling in and with the fog, it looked super cool. Next, dinner at a swanky restaurant. We had two sets of chopsticks! ...
... seemed like forever and I figured it wouldn't kill me. She was insistent on paying the bill which was super generous. HK was pretty expensive. We also went for a drink afterward and had our picture taken from some gross guys she eventually rolled her eyes at, grabbed my arm, and walked away from. She also showed me around the area a bit and I almost got the feeling she was trying to convince me to move there. It was nice to have a fun girls night out which I hadn't had in such a long ...
... t as good as they could have been. It was really windy too and because I didn't have a lanyard for my camera, I kept thinking I was going to lose my camera over the side so we went back inside. We then went to get some tickets to take the tram back down to the bottom. The tram ride was really quick and a very steep descent. A quick 10 minute walk got us back to The train station and then a quick trip back to the hotel for a rest. After a 1 ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Friendly staff, very modern, convenient, right across from the water with great views of New Years light show and boats, etc.
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5 start hotel at a great price
We staid here 4 nights in June 2006. The rooms are fantastic with broadband internet (max. at 125/day, 250/week or 350/month) and great plasma TV with many channels. The rooms are quiet, the staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast could use some improvement with more choices on the healthy side but that seems to be typical for all Hong Kong food which is quite disappointing. Would defintely stay here again.
Great HK hotel
Stayed on the 9th Floor for first three nights which is a non smoking floor. The 9th floor seems to be a little better than the 7th floor which I stayed on for two nights when I returned from Guangzhou. I would recommend the 9th floor. Better amenities etc. Also, if you don't want to spend the money on internet and you only have a few files to download and you have wifi on your computer you can go to the floor with the business centre and access wireless for free.
Pool closes at 7pm so watch out for that.
Also if you are a JAL member you can get good rates off the Nikko website.
All in all this is a great hotel in a great location. If you are travelling to Shenzhen or Guanzhou it is very close to the train station.
Very Good Hotel in Medium Range
During my 3 days stay at Nikko, the only complaint that I may have was that on the first day I found used tissue papers in the pocket of my bathrobe.! Other than this, very good service, rooms are cleaned up twice daily, with free fruit basket, mineral water and towel/bedcover change.
Friendly staff and good location, specially if you get the sea facing rooms.
Good for business travellers and singles.
We stayed a total of 2 nights at the Hotel Nikko in Hong Kong and it was terrific! The hotel is great and the service is excellent. The location is nearby the Star Ferry, 5 minute ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. Ask for a Harbour view room and you can wake up next to the bustling harbor of Hong Kong. Near to the MTR, so underground transportation is available if you'd like to explore the city on foot. The business center has high speed internet connections and it's just down the stairs from the Bar which has a great happy hour.
Stayed at the Nikko for 3 nights in early march. The Nikko is much like any other modern 5 star hotel. Good size room (especially for Hong Kong). The staff were helpful and courteous. Breakfast was either a continental braekfast on the 14th floor (great views over looking the bay) or a buffet breakfast on the ground floor. A hotel that I would definately visit again.
Actually, stayed at the Nikko twice - once for several days in August '05, again in September '05 for 5 days. This place is a hidden gem. Anyone who knows this area KNOWS that this is the rainy season! This is one of the few (maybe the ONLY) hotels which took this aspect into consideration when designing the hotel. Main entry/exit (lobby) doors are on a covered circular drive. Even the big buses (touring, as well as to-and-from airport) could easily fit in and turn around. This keeps you dry for that all-day city tour or (in my case) the 18-hour-flight-home. I couldn't help but notice that the guests of the hotel next door (twice the price of the Nikko) were forced to the street to be picked up by the same airport bus which I was sitting on. (In fairness to that hotel, they seemed to be undergoing some construction). O.K. enough about me staying kempt for a long trip(s). The staff at the hotel was fabulous! Could not do enough for me. Lobby assistance was immediate and constant. Check-in took moments. Upon my return they upgraded me to a Club Floor - VIEW of HARBOR & flat screen TV !! Beds extremely comfortable, bedding and decorations very sophisticated. BTW, I also had a harbor view room on my stay in August. On my first day in HK I asked the concierge a logistical question, he patiently mapped out my route and asked if there was anything else, remembering the weather report, I jokingly asked for an umbrella, he turned away a moment and retrieved one for me! WOW! Another time I was asking about 1/2 day tours and they (with very little notice - about 15 minutes) were able to assist in my sightseeing needs. Hotel VERY safe. I am a single woman travelling and I never felt uncomfortable. Rooftop pool: how would you like your own pool at the top of a building overlooking HK Harbor & Island - well that was part of my experience at the Nikko (well, there was the 'lifeguard'/assistant also). Food: arranged for room service several times - excellent food, beautifully presented, high quality service. Bathroom: high-quality amities (in both regular and club floor rooms), separate shower, large, lots of marble - reminded me of the Watergate & The Willard WCs. When I return to HK the Nikko will be my first choice.
I spent 2 nights at this Hotel in October 2005. Excellent Hotel !!!!!