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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarco Polo Hongkong Hotel Hong Kong
Love, love, love the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel. Fourth visit and every time has been marvellous. If you can stay on the executive floor, it is worth the upgrade premium. Great views from the Cuccina Restaurant and the outside bar over to Hong Kong Island.
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Hi from Hong Kong,
Well, our last port of call. We arrived about 5pm on Monday, 7th. Didn't let too much time pass before hitting the streets to check out closest shopping centre. Very overwhelming! Found somewhere to eat & then decided to book a tour for Tuesday to see some of the sights.
On Tuesday we took the Peak Tram to visit Victoria Peak - 373 metres above sea level, & then even further up to The Sky Terrace which is 428 metres up, it is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong offering a stunning 360degree panoramic view across Hong Kong, including Victoria Harbour, then on to Aberdeen Fishing Village, Tse Sui Lyen Jewellery facility & Stanley Markets - a very full & exhausting day, but because our stay is short, we thought it was good to take an organised trip to save some time.
On Wednesday we had a later breakfast before discovering another shopping centre practically at our doorstep, great range of shops offering every brand we had ever heard of plus more.
After lunch we caught up with Nicole (Scott's sister who lives in HK) for our girly afternoon tea at the well known Peninsula Hotel - it was wonderful, everything we had expected + a string orchestra playing from an upstairs balcony. It was great to catch up with Nicole again & she was such a font of information regarding things we could do in our few remaining waking hours.
On Nicole's recommendation we took the Star Ferry to see the night lights & night light show on the Harbour, then on HK island we rode the world's longest escalator, couldn't find out how long it was, but we must have been on it approx. 20mins, it took us through an interesting area filled with lots of bars & eating places. We had a delicious Thai meal at the top, & then a taxi back down to the Ferry & home.
Well we are in the throws of packing for the final leg of our trip. We have had a wonderful time filled with a never ending series of different adventures in the different countries with different cultures, food etc.
Thank you for taking our journey with us, we hope you have enjoyed it too.
See you all soon,
Love Win & Maureen xx
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel Hong Kong
They claim an unforgettable welcome, but the greetings were rather bland at best. The Marco Polo Hongkong is right smack above the Ocean Terminal mall which is great for shopping fiends. And there's a great romantic view of Hongkong island--IF you walk down to the harbor. On the plus side: breakfast buffets were excellent--well-aged cheeses a definite yes; easy access to the shopping mall; concierge ready and welcome to you leaving your luggage in their bin for you to replenish with last minute finds right before you get picked up for the airport. A few pitfalls: a rather long walk to the nearest subway station, decor of a 'certain age' in the rooms (re 80's tastefully bland and inoffensive), noisy bathroom fixtures (the type you hear coming from the other room--sigh). The saddest part--they wouldn't give us a non-smoking room, despite the fact that we had a pregnant woman in our party who was struck sick by the stale smokey smell. Tsk tsk.
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I was looking forward to staying at this hotel after reading the positive reviews but was disappointed. I consistently felt that the staff to be feeling hassled when I approached with a request or question, especially the concierge! I expect that staying in a hotel of this calibre, I should not be feeling that things are too much trouble. Perhaps this may be in part be because not many were confident with their English laguage skills. Of course, the location is a good one, but the rooms are looking a bit jaded, especially the bathrooms, so if one is wanting a bit more luxury for your money, try elsewhere.
Stayed here based on other reviews, and they were right on the money! The room was exceptionally large, and beautifully decorated. The quality of the hotel and rooms is very important to us, as we are not "standard" people. This was truly value and met all our expectations vs. other rooms we have spent time in here. Hotel connects in inclement weather to one of the largest shopping malls in the world, including the Ocean Terminal for ships in port.
It's close to the Star Ferry, but not very close to the subway(MTR).
This was my 2nd trip to Hong Kong and this trip I brought my son, age 15. The hotel was great, wonderful service, awesome location, the trip desk in the lobby helped me book some trips to mainland China, and to some of the outer islands, and all trips were well worth the money and time. We had a private 'restuarant' on our floor and received a wonderful free breakfast each morning, and free hot snacks and drinks (including alcohol) each night. There was a private room with a computer and internet access which was reasonably priced. The room was beautiful, clean, large, and we loved it. The staff, especially the front desk and excusrion desk, were superb. Last time I was in HK I stayed at the Excelsior on the HK side, so this trip I wanted something in Kowloon. I would stay here again, although my son did not really HK!!
I travel a fair bit to the Greater China region for work, and also do my occasional shopping trips in HK. This is one hotel I feel very much at home.
We were very impressed with this hotel.
The staff were always very pleasant and allowed us to check in when we arrived at 8am, some 6 hours before we were supposed to.
The room was very spacious with beautifull decor - the amenities were first class. We had a fantastic harbour view.
The location is fantastic - as a tourist its better to stay on Kowloon and have the great view accross to Hong Kong Island to look at each night whilst going out for a walk and a meal. 1 minute away from the Star Ferry Terminal.
Didnt eat at the hotel - however there seemed to be a good choice of restuarants available according to your relative budget.
i have recently spent 8 nights at the marco polo hong kong which is in a good location in regards to the shopping and access to the star ferry...but....it did have a few problems. Firsly i would not recommend travelling dueing the chinese new year as a lot of wealthy chinese come and stay at the marco polo and we did not on arrival get the harbourview room that we had been promised instead we looked out at an ugly building site and had to complain and did not get to move till 3 days later. Also during chinese new year for up to 3 days most of the shops are closed. The alcoholic drinks and tea and coffee are also very expensive and we could not eat in the hotel restaurants on may nights due to the locals booking out the restaurants which was a bit disappointing. We had spent a lot of time walking and several times on arrival back at the hotel all we wanted was a nice meal and we had to go out again and buy mcdonalds which was pretty bad. i have never not been able to eat at the hotel restaurants in any other hotels that i have stayed in which was a bit sad. We have travelled extensively through asia and think this hotel did not have a lot of character but on a plus it did have rather large comfortable rooms....i'm don't think if we go back to hong kong we will stay at the marco polo again
Best in HK (Kowloon)
My favourite hotel in HK, and the one I try to stay at on every visit. Location, harbour views, service and rooms are all top class. Concierge desk was always willing to go that extra mile to help. Easy walking access to Star Ferry, MRT and Nathan Road shops.
The room decor is classy and they are tastefully appointed, and large.
I would (and do) recommend it to anyone visiting HK.
I have also stayed in the Marco Polo Gateway (just up Canton Road), which is older and a little more tired looking, but very well run and a great place to stay if your budget doesn't extend to the Marco Polo Hong Kong
This is a great hotel. I've stayed here twice with my most recent trip being May 2004. I am a sticker for a great location and this has it. It's right alongside the Harbor City Shopping mall and a very short walk to the Star Ferry. You can easily reach them through the lobby and out the side door. The room we got was very large and had a huge bathroom. Maid service was excellent and the concierge desk in the lobby was always extremely helpful. (If you want an excellent view of the nightly laser light show on Hong Kong side, go to the 6th floor car park.) They also have a fabulous restaurant in the lobby where you can have afternoon tea or a 3 course lunch for a reasonable price. The street exiting the main door is Canton road and it is very safe to go walking out at night. There are alot of restaurants you can choose from. I think this will be my one and only hotel choice whenever I visit Hong Kong. They are the best!