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Ivil stayed here on Feb 3, 2010 during their trip titled: Hong Kong & Macau.
Ivil stayed here on Jan 30, 2010 during their trip titled: Hong Kong & Macau.
Hello dear readers and welcome to this, the first overseas entry of the blog for this trip! I'm typing this in my hotel room at the Prudential Hotel in Kowloon while Linda is downstairs enjoying the opportunity to explore some of the adjacent shopping options.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prudential Hotel Hong Kong
Reasonable Value For The Money
Spent two nights just prior to Christmas with my wife. We were pleasantly suprised by the hotel. Rooms were a good size, clean & tidy. Great location in the heart of Kowloon,near shops and restaurants. Also right above Jordan MTR Station. Did not use restaurant or gym in hotel so cannot comment,but would stay at this hotel again.
Got off to a bad start at this hotel. We had copy of reservation receipt, they had no record of us! Staff were cool and did not smile whilst trying to fix their error. The room, like most HK hotel rooms was a box off a very long corridor. The room smelt stale and overlooked the back of another building. The major problem with the room was the air conditioning. It was very noisy and sounded like a 10 ton truck in the ceiling. The unit could not be turned off as was a ducted system. Needless to say we got very little sleep and left the hotel early next morning very much the worse for wear. Would not reccomend this establishment despite it being one of HK's more affordable and the location handy. Pay the money stay somewhere else.
My husband and I spent a week at the Pruton Prudential in November.
My wife and I visited Hong Kong on the 18th November 2005 and due to the reviews we had read were not looking forward to staying at this hotel.
We were keen to spend a few days in Hong Kong in a hotel with a gym and a pool. We saw the very convincing photos of the hotel - but what a differnce the reality was! Yes, the position is very convenient to the shopping disctrict but that is the only thing going for it.
The Pruton Prudential prides itself to be a 4 star hotel but I wasn't impressed. The staff were neither friendly nor helpful. The room was ok in size but the bathroom was pretty tiny. The fittings all seemed pretty old (esp the shower!). Do ask for a room facing the main street - I got one facing the back and it was pretty gloomy. The gym was a real joke. I went there on my 3rd night (it was closed for maintenance the previous 2 nights) and boy was I disappointed!! The size of the gym was about 1/3 the size of the hotel room - there were only 4 machines and some weights. All of them looked really worn so i'm not exactly sure what kind of maintenance they undergone. I tried a couple of them for a bit and they really did squeak! the hotel also does not take responsibility for accidents and mishaps at the gym so use the machines only if you've bought a really good travel policy. The plus point about the hotel is the location - it's linked/connected to Jordan MTR which makes travelling extremely convenient. Walking to Tsim Tsai Tsui (Avenue of Stars, Space Museum, etc) and Mongkok took about 25min each. Temple Street night market was a 15min walk away.
A good hotel with a fantastic location on Nathan Road and right above the Jordan MTR station. We had booked a double room for three nights. The rooms were clean, spacious with a huge bed. The bathroom was clean and as the room was used for a place to lay your head after very busy days sightseeing and very busy nights sampling the Hong Kong night life, we were very happy with our choice of hotel. The pool is not particularly picturesque but it's functional to cool down and do a few laps, not widths, as it's a long, narrow pool. As a base, this is a really good hotel, the bar was nice, the restaurant however, I would not recommend.
A Nice Facility
All in all a pleasant stay. Room for improvement in the operating hours of the Gym and Pool facilities.
Located in good shopping area. Taylor right across the street. Lots of local flavor all around and a nice modern facility within with pleasant staff and good bus service to the airport.
Location is great for sightseeing. The only good thing about the hotel was the room. Spacious and well equipped, maids do a superb job as everything spotless. As for the rest - what a let down. The gym is about 6'x6', the pool was not even open (no one to supervise/maintain it i was told). The breakfast was poor, room service a joke, very unfriendly staff on reception, porter watches as you struggle with your bags - will not be going back. Tried this place for a change as do business in TST. This place is so unlike HK where you come to expect ( i go there regularly on business) smiles from everyone. Don't expect any smiles here!
Enjoyed the location
The hotel wasn't as spectacular as stated in terms of beauty nor are known for their customer service. Shockingly, the only person who greeted me was the nice cleaning lady when I ventured in and out for at least 8 times in a two day span. The room I was in was quite comfortable though for the price I paid. If you're just looking for a place to stay and do not mind the minutiae, this is the place to be. You have access to the best areas in Kowloon! Not to mention, the MTR is just below the hotel where you can get connected to virtually everywhere, even to the airport. Recommend for travelers on a budget.