Le Meridien Cyberport
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... incredible buffet breakfast at our hotel. We are staying in the Mongkok area which used to be very seedy but now is very lively with incredible shopping. Our hotel is connected to a mall and the subway which is very convenient. We then headed to the avenue of stars by the water. The only star we knew was Bruce Lee, it was rather underwhelming but the walk was nice.
... charge of its own affairs.
I had a vague recollection of a place name where my hostel might be so I headed to Kowloon on the bus, an island away from the centre. The bus went via the border and I was practically shoved back on a different bus the other side once my passport had its stamp.
... We were alowed to enter the Wong family ancestral shrine and view their old houses either side that were filled with things that could probably have found a home in a museum. A really nice place for a brief visit although you get the feeling it wont be here for many more years.
We drove on past Plover Cove Country Park with the Pat Sin Lang mountains to our left and made a brief stop at Bride'sool waterfall before continuing to ...
... room, and two bathrooms. There was champagne set out alongside a bowl of fresh fruit with a note wishing us a happy 10th wedding anniversary. There was a mini chest with drawers full of chocolates made by the pastry chef. Harmony was thrilled to find out that a mysterious chocolate ninja would refill this chest pretty much every time we left the room. Overall, it was a beautiful home base in Hong Kong and just a great place to relax in between the hectic days. ...
... And I loved that video of them teaching the Sunny dance and us all getting to dance along with them. For Dancing Out Kyu came back over to my side, and I went further down the stairs this time so I could see him even better, he started doing this funny dorky penguin-y type dance, it was so cute. Them all dressing up as superheros was really fun too, that was probably my favorite little movie clip, that one and the one where they all pretend to have a gun fight with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Meridien Cyberport Hong Kong
I ended up staying here after my reservation in Kowloon got hosed up. Really nice place, very cool. Good and bad is that it's not central to any tourist-oriented spots, but at the end of a long business trip that is just what I needed. Very cool spot.
Is this HK?
Ok, if you, like me, arrive in Hong Kong with an idea that the place is bustling, smog filled, raucous...then maybe Le Meridien Cyberport is going to startle you a bit.
Nestled away in a quiet corner called Cyberport, this ultra mod hotel seems more like a tranquil seaside resort rather than a hotel in HK.
The pluses: Excellent views, courteous staff, very comfortable rooms, the large screen TV is super.
The minuses: Its a 50$ ride to Central (unless you take the once a hour hotel bus), and quite a ride everywhere else as well. The place is not too connected to anywhere except by taxi. A ride to Stanley market can cost over 100$. Two minor cribs about the service: no hair dryer in the deluxe room, and no dvd player (unless you book one in advance). The lunch service at the Prompt was anything but prompt, took 50 minutes from the order to the table.
Beautiful, but sterile.
If you want something that is ultra-modern, quiet and has beautiful ocean views then this is perfect. If you want a hotel that is lively, with a fun atmosphere and central to everything then I recommend staying in Kowloon. I chose this hotel on the basis of its looks and decor and was not disappointed in that area. The only thing lacking was that the staff, although efficient, were robotic and did not smile much. There is nothing to do around the area (the shopping arcade across the road is still under construction), but there are free shuttle buses to the city every hour. If you get a good driver he will get you to Central in under 15 minutes. In summary it was a stunning hotel with gorgeous views of the South China Sea, but if you're looking for somewhere with excitement and atmosphere this is NOT the place.
Stylish and smart hotel that welcomes smaller guests
OK, so it may not have the colonial elegance of The Peninsula nor the old-world charm of The Mandarin Oriental, but the Le Meridien, Cyberport is a sleek and chic five star hotel with great service. It's stylish and contemporary and the rooms are smart and comfortable. And I guess it's a few dollars less than most of its deluxe counterparts.
Located on the southside of the island in the newly-built high-tech 'city' called Cyberport, it's about a 10 to 15 minute drive from downtown Hong Kong. Granted, this area is strangely sterile and a little like a ghost town, so you don't really want to spend your evenings in the area, but there is a cinema and a couple of restaurants if you don't want to catch the shuttle bus into the city or eat in one of the hotel restaurants. There's a great shuttle service every hour that drops off and picks up at a few different locations in the city.
From the moment you walk into the lobby you know you're staying somewhere very welcoming, with lovely personal touches such as cool towels and bottled water in the lobby. The staff are very welcoming and accommodating and made our daughter feel incredibly special. They actually seem genuinely interested in making our holiday really memorable.
Upstairs in the room, it's all about technology. Internet access, plasma TV, cordless phones etc but it's all done in a really comfortable and stylish way. I think the sheets were the most beautiful I have ever slept on. Great inhouse movies or just flick up and down the TV channels - some hilarious Chinese TV.
One of our favourite things was being able to soak up the panoramic ocean views from the shower.
We started the day at the outdoor lap pool and followed that with an amazing breakfast every morning. My daughter made friends with one of the breakfast staff and chatted with her every day. There was a gym, but we didn't find the time.
We ate in the Japanese restaurant and the Chinese restaurant, both of which were wonderfully priced and the food was really very good.
Nice touches include the executive bar where you can relax over afternoon tea - dainty little cakes and sandwiches and coffee or tea served with biggest smile.
Yes, it does have it's drawbacks, it's probably a little too far from the city and you do get sick of the shuttle bus rides, but if you want five-star luxury on a four-star budget, then this may well fit the bill.
It's peaceful and quiet and the service is so acccommodating you'll feel like you're at home.
I love this hotel! Better then in the states.
I stayed at the cyborport for work. I was there 10 days, and I loved it. the people that work there are excellent. The bed is so comfortable and the SHOWER! oh my god that was the best part! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to go back to Hong Kong and stay here again... it is quiet and out of the way so there is a nice view to relax to at night and enjoy yourself.
We stayed here last September and I beleive the hotel had just opened. The rooms were very nice, so was the bedding. They had lovely large size Hermes soap in the bathroom. I think we were the first guests to use our particular room. The restaurant was very lovely, very nice food. The concierge was most helpful, it was our first visit to HK. He organized transport, a hair appointment and even organized flowers for our HK hosts.
It was a bit off the beaten path for me as my husband was on business so I had to take transport to the central district, but I think I preferred the calm oasis of this hotel after the hustle and bustle of such a busy place. All the staff I encountered were very professional and went out of their way to please. I would most certainly recommend this hotel.
I stayed at the Cyberport in Nov 04 and, after reading the reviews here on Tripadvisor, it was exactly as I expected - chic, stylish and the place to be seen!
The hotel is situated away from the central district of Hong Kong but the hotel provide transportation every half hr into town.
The rooms are ultra modern - plasma screen tv, rain shower (you can be seen through the glass window if you are feeling kinky!) and a queen size bed that you won't want to get out of!
I got an excellent rate by joining Le Meridien as a Member and having access to their exclusive member rates. My package was 'Stay The Weekend (Friday to Monday) and get Sunday Free!' You are given a Club Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast each day.
The only downside was if you are directly below the smoking floor (I believe it was floor 9 or 10), your room can smell smokey but other than that, its a top notch hotel and would recommend to anyone.
I travel extensively for business. Without hesitation, the Cyberport is one of the most inspiring hotel spaces I have experienced. With its spare, sleek furniture; sculptural lighting; Asian-inspired color combinations and extensive views of the bay (ask for a front-facing corner room), this hotel provides a superb stay. A few service wrinkles, but the manager was keen to receive my input. Treat yourself!
The Hippest Hotel in HK!
Le Meridien Cyberport is the latest hip hotel in HK! Every detail is very impressive. We got a room facing west that has an unobstructed sea view. Inside our room, there was a huge plasma TV, wireless keyboard/mouse, complimentary internet connection, computer with DVD player and slots for different types of memory cards, cordless phones, and modern furniture.
There's no bathtub but has a rain shower. The shower has a glass wall facing the room, so it's a see-through shower! Very interesting!
The swimming pool is not very big, and it doesn't have a seaview.
The Chinese restaurant is quite reasonably priced, and food is quite good. The breakfast is also pretty good with a wide selection of Western and Chinese food.
The hotel is located inside the Cyberport complex, which is about 20-30min from Central/Causeway Bay. There are public buses and mini-buses to the city center. The Cyberport mall was still in preparation for opening when I visited, but there was a nice movie theater and supermarket.
The Sexiest Place to Chill Out in Asia
This is the coolest hotel I've visited in Asia - it has two distinct personalities for day and night. Dring the day, clean white lines and the seaside setting make this an oasis of cool calmness, in the evening the sophisticated lighting effects make it an extremely sexy hotspot for the city's exclusive social set.
The technology and boy's toys are certainly fun, but the the overriding feeling of relaxation, beautiful staff, chilled out ambience and music make the hotel so distinct from the city it is located in. They have done away with the typical Asian 5 star lobby lounge and the bland contemporary house music, and replaced it with a cocktail and sushi lounge, wine bar, and private club.
Highlights were the check-in, done via tablet PC as we walked from the bar to the room (took all of one minute!), the plasma, the rain shower, and checking out which involved me walking out the door while they emailed me the bill!
Definately a cool place to people watch, many interesting an beautiful characters . . . all while you remain completely incognito.
Keep it a secret!