L'hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View Hong Kong
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TravelPod Member ReviewsL'hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View Hong Kong
Great location next to Victoria Park
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Historical Traveler Reviews L'hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View Hong Kong
Bright, Modern, Great Location
My wife and I stayed here for three nights in June 2006. We certainly recommend it for location and comfort. L'Hotel is near Causeway Bay, just across the street from a metro stop and on one of the main bus routes. Shops for food, water, etc., are nearby and a laundry is just across a sidestreet. We were easily able to reach all the major parts of the city from the hotel with minimal walking. For example, we went to Stanley Market by catching a bus that ran right by the hotel, and we could reach Kowloon by taking the metro or by metro/ferry combination.
L'Hotel is very new and modern, like most of Hong Kong. We had a large, nicely furnished room with a peek-a-boo view of the harbor. The room had a table and chairs near the window, a built-in dresser and t.v. stand along one wall, and a large closet/armoire along another.
The bathroom was large and attractive, with ample counter space, and a tub/shower combination that worked well.
The breakfast buffet was extensive and very good, served in an attractive restaurant above the lobby, with a glass wall view of the skyline. We also had a dinner buffet one evening in the restaurant which was very good, but in Hong Kong there are undoubtedly better choices.
The lobby area of the hotel was modern and very attractive, and had two computers with complementary high-speed internet access. The staff were eager to please, friendly, and spoke very good English.
A great small hotel within budget
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel in June for a week and were surprised to find such a great little hotel just outside the bustle. Brilliantly located right opposite the Tin Hau MTR (exit A1), there are also trams and buses to all destinations - so very convenient to get everywhere. Staff were very helpful with any questions and queries, and were very prompt to rectify anything.
There are two internet stations guests can use in the lobby, they became a little busy in the morning and early evening! Check-in staff didn't inform us of all the services (pool, bar, gym, etc.) on offer, but were more than helpful when quizzed. We were put in a room on the 37th floor facing the Victoria Harbour and Victoria Park, try to get the rooms with this view as they are well worth it when your are having a morning cup of tea watching everything go by. Rooms are of a good size for Hong Kong hotels, all fixtures and fittings are brand new as it is a new hotel built this year. Beds are a little hard, but after a day whizzing around HK, you'll have a great sleep!
There are places to eat locally, but head to Causeway Bay where there is a much bigger choice. The hotel breakfast is a bit pricey, best to try outside. Walk through Victoria Park to Causeway Bay in the morning, it's a wonderful park with lots of locals working on their Tai Chi moves amongst other things.
We were charged for the local calls made from our room, use the phones in the lobby (there is no charge to call locally in HK - local landline to landline). All staff spoke good English and were very helpful about storing our luggage from the time we checked out at 12pm, to the time we picked them up at 9pm. All in all, we had a lovely time here, I will stay again and recommend it.
Good value choice
If you're looking for a well located hotel at a reasonable price then L'hotel fits the bill. Its situated just opposite Tin Hau MTR station and within easy walking distance of the main Causeway bay shopping area. The rooms are fairly small and there is not a great deal of storage space but the bathroom was spacious and there was a fridge and bottled water provided daily. Our package included breakfast which was good for convenience but not worth paying too high a premium for. Staff were friendly and helpful but some of their english could have been improved. Overall a good value hotel.
Good Location, Good Rooms
I stayed at the L'Hotel Casueway Bay in April 2006. The Hotel is conviently located near Tin Hau MTR station, you can also get a tram or Bus to Causeway Bay/Wan Chai/Central. The rooms are a reasonable size and clean. Did not have time to check out the facilities such Gym/Pool. The menu for the dinning was expensive, I suggest you travel the couple of minutes to Causeway Bay Restaurants.
Free broadband is available to laptop users, however those with out a laptop will have to pay for Internet access, and there is only one PC availble so you may also have to wait quite some time.
During April I also stayed at Express Holiday Inn and Lan Kwai Fong Hotel. My preference is for the Express Holiday Inn as it has a better location, internet facilities and free breakfast.
A small new hotel with Astounding Rude Assist Manager & lobby staff
Last week we were invited to a wedding in Hong Kong. The host family put us in the newest hotel in the quiet end of Causeway Bay/Tinhau area for 4 nights. The ingress of the L'hotel is at an alleylike deadend street.
We arrived May 6 evening. We were dropped off to check in while the host sent the rest of our bags to the hotel.
The Assistant Manger and two staff were at the main entrace. There was a truck parked right in front of the main entrace that blocked the whole loading and unloading area. I advised the 'Assistant Manger' that my host had to unload my bags. The 'Assistant Manger' ignored me as if I was a passerby. My host had to get off the car to request the staff to bid the truck to move away. The Assistant Manger was so rude and reluctant to ask the staff to hush the truck away.
After I unloaded my bags with the staff onlooking yet offered no hands!!! my host wished to come up to make sure our room is ok. He requested to temporary park the car at the carport. It's unorthodox of a new hotel to inaugurate her service in such rudeness,. the assitant manager and two ground staff were RUDE, cold and apathetic waved my host away. I was so astounded and embarrassed. However, I am sure these staff has brought blemish to imageof the new L'hotel and neither my host nor our family will return to L'Hotel.
However, such servce has been pretty consistent to some other Korean visitors as we observed throughout our stay.
Contrary, the Rennaisance Harborview hotel that we later moved to offered such impeccable service, with bell service and offered my host a parking space so that we can chill out with a drink in the lobby lounge.
The rooms of the L'hotel are small. The room is clean (of course, it's almost brand new) neutrally simplistic decorated. Free internet service (with one terminal) at the lobby area. Not many rooms got view like the candid photos of one of the reviews listed earlier. I believed that's the best corner suite. The hotel is located right across the Tinhau subway station. THe area is away from the hustles and bustles of the shopping area which is one subway station away or 15-min walk through the Victoria Central Park.
The hotel cafe offers a very reasonable and decent semi-buffet 3-course lunch for around USD13. Selection of the buffet style appetisers and desserts are limited, however, the main entree was impressive taking into account of the price. It comes with coffee or tea as well. Good value, we were there twice, however, if there are more staff are allocated to the cafe, the lunch would be perfect.
Nice little hotel in Tin Hau
Arrived April 20, 2006. Hotel is on a side street overlooking King's road, with a partial view of the harbor, and a direct view into the neighbor's window, typical Hong Kong! Staff is extremely helpful, and for whatever reason, I was upgraded to a corner suite with 2 baths. Amazing! Decor is simple and clean, without a lot of stuffiness found in most mid price hotels. Wood floor, white porcelain, very contemporary. Paid 1500 HKD/night, so not cheap, but mid price for the Island. I've paid more and got less before!
Found a 24 hour Dim Sum place right across the street, stores and restaraunts all around, and the massage place recommended by the hotel is pretty good. Not the best, but reasonable at 138 HKD per hour. Tin Hau station is 2 min. by foot, trolley runs right outside the door. Very convenient for tourists or business.
Brand spanking new
A haven after a long haul flight this new hotel (opened Jan 2006) met our every need The claimed three minute walk from the train station was accurate - beat that for convenience! Reception was professional and welcoming but dignified; our every query was treated with respect and helpfulness Day or night the view from our 37th floor corner windows was a panoramic glory - and we didn't even have a harbour view room! Our room was a visual delight - in fact the whole hotel says 'design' Comfort included mattress covers to soften the predictable firm Hong Kong beds, supersoft doonas and a stunning bathroom Restaurant buffet is good catering for international tastes and service attentive We were fortunate to have opening-special tariff so our stay was a boon This hotel is unhesitatingly recommended
Convenient New Hotel at good rate
Our party of 4 stayed at the L'Hotel for three nights in Feb 06. From the outside and lobby the hotel looks very new. Upon check in, the manager saw that we were a family and gave us two adjoining rooms on the 35th floor with a magnificent view over the harbour and hong kong island. We had to wait 30 mins till the rooms were made up but it was worth it.
Rooms were nicely decorated in a contemporary and minimalistic style. I appreciated the wooden floors which made a change from dodgy carpets found in other hotels. There was also an adapter so I could use my / \ pronged shaver which was a nice touch other hotels dont always provide. The building is basically a high rise sliver building so there are only rooms on one side of the building. Bathroom was nice and spacious. Elevators were efficient and speedy.
The gym and swimming pool were still under construction when we stayed there and will be located on the top floor once they are opened. We didnt try the restaurant downstairs but it looked quite fancy. There are also lots of little cafes, restaurants and supermarkets in the area around the hotel.
Location is pretty convenient. Alighting from airport bus at Tian Hau you have to walk back the way you came, around a corner and up the street and on leaving it's another walk up to the airport bus stop. If you have massive amounts of luggage that may be a problem. However there is a subway station and tram stop right across from the entrance so it takes only 5 mins to get to the shopping districts in Causeway Bay.
Basically this hotel is comparable to Metropark Hotel, but offering lower rates. I booked through wotif dot com and paid around HK$680 incl tax.
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