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Got into Hong Kong at 6amTransfer to our hotel (Park Hotel) on Kowloon Peninsula, booked in and changed.Went for a walk, bought tour tickets, so boated to Hong Kong island.Took tour around city, got off at Stanley markets, neither feeling good in 30deg and 90 percent humidity.Had lunch and checked markets. Got back on bus, ended up …
Andygailtravel stayed here on Jun 13, 2008 during their trip titled: 2008 Asia Cruise.
... single focus of getting the Dragon's Back done. This hike was recommended by our friends' the Biggs AND it has been named one of the top 5 hikes in Hong Kong. It did not disappoint! You start the hike by climbing many many steps, and Sam was rolling her eyes at me and saying "Seriously? After yesterday?" But I promised her that the steps were the worst of it, and it turns out I was right. This hike looks like the ridges on a dragon's back - steep, but short ascents ...
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hotel is on renovate rooms are dark and can not see the out side because there is a green net outside building and noise
Had a Great Stay
I stayed at the Park Hotel on my way to (1 night) and from Europe (2 nights). On both occasions I found the staff very helpful and accommodating and my rooms realatively quite (due to the renovations) and very comfortable. It is in a good location not far from most areas in Kowloon as well as close to public transport and shops. The street at the Park is on has 2 of the major electical retailers (Tower and Broadway) any number of resturants including McDonalds and Pizza Hut for the less adventurous along with small cafe's, clothes shops and small supermarkets.
When I arrived the first time I requested that my room be as quiet as possible and away from the noise of the renovations. The front desk staff member (Lawrance) was very helpful and gave me a room on the 5th floor at the back of the hotel (away from the renovations, street noise and scaffolding). He also offered me a late book out in recognition of the renovation issue. As the renovation work did not commence until after 9:00am and finished around 5:00pm each day it was not a problem as I was usually not in my room during this time. The room was small but the beds comfortable, the air conditoning wonderful and yes, as in other reviews, the toilet did appear a bit shallow. The restaruant was closed so for breakfast it was a guided tour of 2 city blocks to another hotel for their breakfast (this proved good luck as on a later visit when the Park Hotel's restaraunt was open it was better then the Parks).
On my second visit I arrived early after a long flight from Paris. I was advised that my room would not be ready for some hours but I asked if there was another room as I was very tired from my flight and could not face wondering around Hong Kong for any length of time. They quickly found me another room that was ready on the 10th floor. This room was twice as big as my room on my first visit and again it faced the back of the hotel with a veiw of the back lane so again it was reasonable quite. Their restaraunt was opened so I experienced their ordinary breakfast (the bacon had a distinct, off putting, smell and taste) but their dinner buffet was quite impressive and a good price (once the guest discount was applied). The front desk staff where again very helpful in arranging tours and even provided some information on reliable nearby tailors.
When I left. the hotel had just started its new 'vision' for its staff of 'Service with faith and heart' and they had changed from their serious suites into jeans and t-shirts with the above 'vision' on them as a logo
- a heart with the word faith over it. It will be interesting to see how this makes any changes to all ready good service.
Overall it was a very pleasant experience to stay at the Park. My rooms were great both times and the staff always helpful. I would be happy to stay their again.
Wait till it's renovated
we had bad experiences also, the staff were friendly & as helpful as possible, but it is truly in the middle of a renovation.
We did the time warp and got a backache
My partner and I stayed there for three nights and by the end of it we were a mess. Without going into the finer detail we experienced the following disappointments or frustrations with this hotel:
- Awful beds, and I mean AWFUL. I've slept under more comfy bridges.
- Dark, cold and prison like feel to the room because of bamboo scaffolding.
- Terrible amenities. No toothpaste or toothbrush, a hair dryer that was so well hidden it took us two days and a call to the concierge to find it.
*Fellas take note:* I learned on this trip that hell hath no fury like a woman without a hair dryer.
- Toilet bowl so shallow that it doubles as a bidet but NOT by design.
- Fluctuating shower temperature that couldn't be predicted or controlled.
- Did I mention the bed?
Going into this hotel felt like walking through a timewarp back to the 80's. We didn't mind the timewarp, that can have charm, it's the free back ache I really resented. After 3 days there I decided to pay the fee they charged for using the internet (not cheap), and book another hotel - the Regal Kowloon, which was great in comparison.
The redeeming feature of this hotel is its staff. They were in general very helpful, made good recommendations about food and shopping, accommodating of check in and check out times, and gave very good directions to some out of the way places we wanted to visit. The maid was very chatty and quite happy to give us an extra towel or two.
Awful hotel, great staff, what a pity. We will never stay there again. We're going back to HK in May 06 and will stay at the Regal Kowloon, which is nearby and in comparison, superb.
I'll think twice
My Partner & I stayed for 2 nights. There were problems with our room (3rd floor) The bed was hard & uncomfortable. The grey water drain from shower / bath was partially blocked. Unable to dine at the restaurant because of renovations, (with notice of indefinate closure) On departure we had to lump our luggage to the shuttle bus
In all, not totally impressed, maybe when the renovations are completed things might change..... maybe
Not good timing...
I stayed in this hotel in 1991 and was very impressed by it. When I was travelling to Hong Kong in 2003, I decided to stay in the same hotel again.
However, it was under reconstruction while I was there... The entrance looked like a builing site. I could not recognise it at all.
I wasn't asked and was allocated to the smoking floor...
The room was different from what in my memory as well. The carpet didn't appear to be clean.
The location was very convenient though.
I guess it will all be different when the reconstruction work is done. It was not good timing.
Uh, stay somewhere else
If you can stay somewhere else, please do. When I was there, the hotel was undergoing construction so my view was obstructive to bamboo shoots and dust. The rooms looked like dorm rooms from a college. If your really on a tight budget and don't mind the cheap ambience, this is the hotel for you. Location was ok. Mcdonalds across the street. Everything is walking distance around the hotel so that was ok.
THis was our 3rd (and definitely the best) stay on Hong Kong. Ignore thef the 3*staus. The rooms are very big - especially in Hong Kong where a double can be a shoe box even in 5*, and very well equiped. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is superb very central for Nathan Road, and the MTR. Definitely a must for us next time!
Park Hotel-Nice place to stay
Stayed at the Park Hotel-Kowloon Side and it was worth it. The hotel has a perfect location for people like me who wants to go to shops who sells goods (clothes, shoes, perfumes, souvenir items etc.) at a very reasonable price. Its just a few minutes walk to the MTR station, some Chinese Restaurants and Nathan Road- where you can find more, more shops. The hotel staff were very attentive, courteous and efficient too. On our next visit to Hongkong, we wouldn't hesitate to stay on this hotel.
Have just spent a week at the Park and found it a very pleasant hotel. Our room (twin) was very spacious, clean, comfortable. and quiet. Found the staff very friendly and helpful, espeically organising tours. The buffet breakfast was good and thoroughly enjoyed the Marigold Bar each evening. This is a great hotel for the price, and a great location, close to shopping, restaurants and transport. We would definately stay there again.