Lanson Place Hotel
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... have a good ole fashioned map to study." Luckily we found our dining establishment no problem. We entered Fook Lam Moon Restaurant and they ask if we have reservations. This place looks a lot nicer than I remembered from seeing Gabe. I guess I wasn't prepared as I was wearing shorts. Quick side bar, I guess 75 degrees F is considered cold here because most people are dressed in winter coats and boots with the fur, while I am the only ...
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BIG PROPS to Lanson Place!
Snagged a decent deal via RatesToGo.com during trade fair period that cost SGD210 for its standard room, and the experience was worth every single dollar. Loved the facade of the building, which resembled the front of an English colonial building- its sophisication definitely made it stand out when placed against JIA (another boutique hotel right next to it). The concierge was impeccable, the receptionists were professional and well groomed, albeit a little aloof. Loved the hotel's decor, from the lobby right up to the room. Really liked how the shower stall resembled a glass capsule and the rain shower was a bonus. A caveat though- the transparent bathroom may make it a little uncomfortable for friends bunking together, though I can imagine honeymooners thoroughly digging the extra intimacy it lends. Will absolutely recommend the hotel, given the price I paid!
Needed a hotel at the last minute and found the lanson through wotif dot com. Couldnt be happier about the choice. Greeted with a smile at the door with friendlness by the concierge team bags arranged and ushered up to reception which is on the 1st floor. Reception is sit down with one of the reception staff checking you in, very professional.
Bags are brought up as soon as checkin is completed with no feeling of an obligation made that you should tip.
Nice bit of complimentary food waiting. My favourite though.....the in room wireless net that is only a 20sec ph call away to get the password for free internet during your stay.
It is true that you cant be shy about the bathroom, yes very open and fully see through. But along with this the room is immaculate with its small kitchenette big LCD and other amenities. This was the best full hotel experience I have had yet and my wife and I will most definitely be returning to the Lanson again one day.
Note you may read that the shuttle bus from the hotel to the airport costs $140HK pp, its actually only $105HK pp. That beats hauling your luggage to the MTR that is $100 pp or the $350 cab fare.
I stayed in this hotel for just one night as I had extended my stay in Hong Kong at the last minute and wanted to try a hotel on Hong Kong island itself (usually I stay at Kowloon side).
I must say I TOTALLY regret not booking this hotel in the first place.
It is beautiful, in a chic modern way. The location is good as it is just a very short walk to SOGO and thus the Causeway Bay MTR station which would link you to the rest of Hong Kong. The lobby and dining areas are just a delight as too the 'library' area at the bar.
The staff here were phenomenal. They were friendly and actually came across as being very sincere in their warmth. Extremely helpful concierges and reception staff. I cannot praise their staff enough. They were really good.
The room itself was pretty with full length windows giving fantastic views from the 18th floor. I had the standard room but it seemed more like a junior suite with a separate living and bed area.
There was a useful, fully-equipped kitchenette with complimentrary drinks and snacks. The internet access was free too and was extremely fast and reliable. There were TWO LCD TVs. ONe at the foot of the bed and one at the living area. TWO DVD players were also provided. Guess there's no reason to fight over the remote huh...
The only 'Problem' I had was the toilet. It was very chic and contemporary BUT it was all clear glass walls!! No privacy there. I wouldnt have minded if they were frosted but these literally exposed you to everyone. One had to stay at the bed side of the room (thankfully away from the bathroom area) while the other was in there esp if on the throne. Not exactly a sight you want to see of your friend....
But other than that, I saw no flaws in this hotel at all. I only wished I had stayed there longer. Well worth the money.
PS: I'd give their concierges 5*...
We stayed here early in November to attend a trade fair at the Exhibition Centre . We chose the hotel because it offered good rates and was recommended by the HKTDC. I also prefer to stay in Causwaybay. The position of the hotel was excellent- really near all the shops and only a HK$30 taxi ride to the Expo. There is no restaurant in the hotel but a huge selection of every food- style a short walk from the hotel The concierge staff were so helpful and helped us make a booking at an Indian restaurant, which was our choice that night. All the staff were really helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. We upgraded one level in quality and were glad we did as the room would have been too small for two otherwise. The bed was very comfortable and a request for firmer pillows was instantly responded to. Very efficient wireless and cable broadband was free. The bathroom is beautiful and the shower wonderful but no privacy as the walls were all glass. A small kitcenette area with microwave and sink meant heating up food was easy. Fresh bottled water was delivered every day. A buffet continental breakfast included and served in the lounge was very good though perhaps a little uncomfortable eating in the low chairs. A free library of DVDs to play on the DVD in your room. A flat screen TV was on the wall above the desk so one working on a laptop and one wanting to watch TV was difficult. The wardrobe configuration made it difficult to get things in and out of it. The clean, modern rooms were serviced daily and everything worked well. On the whole the stay was excellent and I will certainly stay here again if I can get a good rate.
Chic, modern property
The hotel was booked by my husband's company and initially we were disappointed that we were not staying at one of the larger well-known hotels in HK but once we checked in and saw the room, we were Lanson Place converts! For HK, the rooms were a good size and also extremely clean. The furniture and finishings were all modern, tasteful and a cut above many five star establishments that we've stayed in. I'm sure it helped the hotel is very new so everything seemed to be immaculate. Location was also good, close to MRT and shopping. I did find the airconditioning a bit on the cold side but we preferred that to not having it work. Altogether we had a wonderful stay and would definitely choose the hotel again.
Amazing chic hotel !!!!
We have stayed at Lanson Place in Singapore for about 2 month, and after having great experience there decided to stay at Lanson in Hong Kong .
The hotel is in a good location, short walk to the subway station, easy to catch a cad too.We made reservations for the cheapest room they had, and was upgrated to a suite with king size bed. Wow! The room looked awesome, compact, but very sufficient, plenty room for out three huge luggages, comfortable, had fast Internet connection and 2 flat screen TVs. Bathroom was unique, kind of see through, not very private, but who cares?! It was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on - very important when you travel. The hotel staff was amazing - very pleasant, polite, helpful, fast. Breakfast was very very good.
Really cool hip place to stay. We would highly recommend Lanson Place.
Also for small families
We were looking for a big room, due to we were two adults and two children.
We booked a room at the Lanson when we arrived at the airport.
The room was big enough for 4 people and very clean, and the price was arround 150 euros per night, breakfast included.
There are some places to eat near the hotel. Also you can walk and discover Causeway Bay.
So, we recommended the Lanson, also for small families.
Clean and new. Nice location. Friendly staff. Good view. Cool library and 1 floor toilet.//Slow housekeeping service. So-so breakfast. Air-conditioning too strong.
Enjoyed the Lanson
I stayed at the Lanson as a last minute stay and found the hotel a nice place to stay. The room was larger than most I have stayed in Hong Kong and was very comfortable. It has cooking facilities so was easy to order takeaway food and heat up at a later stage. Breakfast was basic but sufficient. The staff were friendly and attentive. You will need to go out for meals as there is no restaurant however there are plenty of places nearby to eat so this was not a problem.
Would definately recommend the Lanson.
Would stay again
Lanson Place is a new serviced apartment in Causeway Bay. It's on the same block as Jia, right near the back entrance from Lee Gardens Two, and across the street from the Indonesian Embassy. It is kind of confusing to get to so I suggest printing the map (in Cantonese) if you take a cab.
I tried the new hotel primarily due to the high tariffs imposed by other hotels for the Rugby 7's. Overall, I enjoyed my extended stay (for business) - the rooms were very comfortable and pleasant (very neutral palette) and the kitchen was adequately equipped. I also liked the free broadband, free DVD rental (with some relatively new releases), and gym, while small, never had more than one more person in it. I also thought the library was thoughtfully stocked with decent travel guides and the business center was more than adequate. The staff, while sometimes looking a little overwhelmed at the small reception, was very helpful. I caught the concierge sometimes running to open the door before I could get there.
Now for the small stuff: Although the rooms were generally spacious for HK, I was surprised that the bathrooms were so tiny! Good thing I stayed alone since it would have been pretty hard for a traveling partner and me to get ready to go out together. Also, the bathroom in one of the bigger rooms was all glass walls - nice to look at but would make me feel self-conscious using while someone else in the room. For the price, I also thought there would be better bathroom amenities (no conditioner!) Also, the laundry was coin-op, which I was not expecting (considering Jia's is free).
Since there are so many places to eat nearby, it didn't matter to me at all, but I should note that there are no restaurants in the hotel. Breakfast was served but it was the typical pastry / bread/ coffee / juice.