Prince (Marco Polo Hotels)
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Our first organised tour on our last real day of holidays. Two bus rides and a ferry ride and we arrive on Lantau Island. After the crowds of Hong Kong this is lovely. There is a huge bike shed at the ferry terminal as the main form of transport on the island are pushbikes. In order to avoid the congestion and pollution of Hong Kong island the use …
We arrived in HK via PAL in the afternoon. Since the tour does not start until the next morning we still have the rest of the day to wander around and do a little food expedition.
First stop was Nathan Road where I read from a forum, the place where you can get the best tasting eggetes. I have no single idea what eggete was so I was …
So we're back in HK, and since the first time we visited here we already had Disneyland and Ocean Park in our itinerary we skipped them altogether and settled to just trudge around the Kowloon area for the day. We just wandered around malls to malls, shops to shops and really feel the holiday rush. We also skipped the Ladies Market as we deduced …
HK and China Business Trip
... it is a 28 day cruise, therefore they do yet qualify. CHEAP!
All in all, this has been a very good trip. The destinations and excursions have been extremely interesting. The food and service have been excellent. The ship is clean (ship-shape, you might say, with someone always cleaning or polishing something) and disease free (think: no dreaded norovirus). A huge variety of activities are available from early morning to very late, including TV all day, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPrince (Marco Polo Hotels) Hong Kong
i might have to be biased with giving it a 4 star since we were given a room with the best view over looking the harbor. the place is close to all the shopping centers both the cheap and expensive kind and if you plan to go to macau the ferry is just a mere walk away. And our favorite eating place Cafe de Coral is nearby..I stayed here twice on different visit and the place just never fails
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prince (Marco Polo Hotels) Hong Kong
We stayed at the Prince for 9 nights in late January, 2006. We requested and were given interconnecting rooms which were very comfortable and surprisingly large, plenty of room for 2 adults and 3 children (19, 17 and 12). Didn't need an extra rollaway as they supplied 2 doubles in each room. Staff were all very helpful and friendly, especially housekeeping. The hotel leads directly from level 2 and 3 into an enormous shopping complex the Harbour City/Ocean Terminal/Gateway Arcade. You can wander for days and not cover all the shops. Also very close to Star Ferry and MTR and central to all places in Tsim Sha Tsui area. The Octopus travel card is a must for travelling around HK. As this was my children's first visit to Hong Kong staying at the Prince certainly made the trip more enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again.
We stayed at the Marco Polo in May, having an entrance in the Ocean Terminal was excellent and means that when dressed up to go out in the evening you could walk the cool airconditioned shopping centre to get to the Star Ferry. We stayed for our Anniversary and were upgraded to the Executive floor, the rooms were spacious and very nicely decorated, breakfast was good and was served in the Executive Lounge,
Not the cheapest hotel in Hong Kong but we would definatley stay here again
A nice hotel in an excellent location
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on our way home from an around the world trip. We upgraded our room to a suite and had breakfast included in the deal. The suite was really good and was divided into 3 areas with loads of space. The staff, food and location was all excellent. If you get out of the lift on the 2nd floor you enter a shopping mall which seems to go on for ever. If we ever go to Hong Kong again we will be sure to stay at this hotel or one of the other Marco Polos on the same street.
Nice time at Marco Polo Prince
Stayed 3 nights at the Marco Polo Prince from 29.10.2005 to 1.11.2005 with family and friends. We booked 4 rooms. Check-in is hassle free, Room is reasonably big with 2 queen size beds, lots of cabinets, clean, and lots of pillows. Location is good, excellent for shopping. Within walking distance to the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR. Lots of restaurants to dine in. Directly opposite the Hotel, is a nice restaurant called The Sweet Dynasty with excellent food, fast service and reasonable price.
Great Hotel in Hong Kong
We (2 Adults and 2 Children) stayed at this hotel in June 2005.
It is an excellent hotel in a great location. It is within easy reach of everything in Hong Kong. It is also attached to a massive mall and you could never go outside if you wished and be happy.
The hotel is a 1st class hotel and everything is clean and comfortable. You will not be disappointed.
I have stayed in Motel6s whose furnishings and room condition were better than this hotel. Nothing seemed to work correctly, ironing board, coffee maker was missing it's carafe. The light fixture fell from the ceiling into the toilet moments after I had vacated it. And speaking of the bathroom, the tile looked tile bad salami, hideous! The breakfast buffet was the worst I had in HK and the walk to the MTR and Star Ferry ( not to mention the pool) was interminable. Needless to say, we moved to another hotel as soon as we were able.
Small rooms, expensive, old
This hotel is quite old and the rooms are really of Hong Kong size, e.g. small. We got the luxury room, that was much smaller than, for instance, the same type in the Park Lane Hong Kong.
We booked, because we joined the famous Oriental Buffet five and seven years ago. The still have this attraction and I can recommend it.
The location is a matter of taste. It is integrated into a massive shopping centre. If you are looking for the original HK, avoid this shopping centre.
If you have a lot of money to spend for a few days in HK, choose real quality: The New World hotel or even the Peninsula. They are both more value for money.
We stayed at the Marco Polo Prince in September 2004. Got an upgrade to a junior suite due to the length of our stay (7 nights). This is very handy as there were 3 of us travelling together. Overall impressions:
although, i havent stayed in other hotels in Hong Kong, other than Marco polo gateway and Prince. I think Prince is the better of the 3. It is pretty marginal, no frills hotel...but it is adequate, clean and best of all, nicely located along the star ferry and shopping malls.
No view in this hotel, and you shouldnt really expect to do any luxurious thing here other than sleep and store your shopping bags.
We stayed at the Marco Polo Prince in September 2004 - when we arrived there had been a booking problem - our agent in England had been informed - but we hadn't ! The reception desk tried their hardest to sort the problem out (thank you Kimi) - we were falling asleep in the reception area as the jet lag had well and truly caught up with us by this time. They could not have been more helpful - and even upgraded the rooms we were allocated. By way of an apology a bottle of wine was left in both our room - and my parents room too! This was great - as the mistake wasn't even the fault of the Marco Polo Prince!