Ramada Hong Kong
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRamada Hong Kong
Not walking distance from MTR. You must take a cab or the hotel shuttle which does not run all day. Not alot of stuff to do near the hotel. Hotel was clean and nice, English speaking people available for help.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Hong Kong
NOT the place to stay in Hong Kong!
We chose this hotel in the first place only because it belonged to an international famous hotel network, but we were greatly disappointed. It was by far worse than 4 or 5 stars "Chinese" hotels, (which don't belong to any international hotel network) that we stayed in on our China tour. We won't give this hotel more than 3 stars. It is located in a poor neighborhood, with ugly buildings around, and at least an hour walking distance from the city center and the nearest subway station. The lobby was small and poor, breakfast was very BAD.
In addition, they charged us HK$30 for each phone call that we made - which were all to toll free numbers! So we had to pay HK$210 for calls that didn't cost the hotel a penny.
In short, NOT the place to stay in Hong Kong!
I found myself in an absolutely horrible hotel in Kowloon, and decided I should move somewhere else. Luckily the Ramada Hong Kong had good rates, so I decided to give it a shot.
I stayed at this hotel from May 31 to June 3, 2006. I booked the room on Ramada's website and paid 470 HKD per night for a standard room. Be aware that the price listed on the website during booking does not include a 10% service charge and 3% room tax so the bill was a bit higher than I expected upon checkout. Still, it's much cheaper than other hotels of the same quality in Hong Kong.
I stayed at this place because my sister, an expat lives up the road at Pok Fu Lam. It was excellent value compared to some of the arm and leg places in Hong Kong. I got 7 nights for $6280. Rooms clean and well appointed. My only gripe being that the air conditioning wasn't working very well and I had to make a call to the duty manager to get it fixed. May have been the filter. The fan sounded like it was working but the room was still very stuffy until getting fixed.
I stayed at the Ramada March 28-March31 and also on our last night in Hong Kong April 8.
The hotel is really good for the price that we paid. Very cheap in comparison to the other hotels in Hong Kong and a great location. Just learn the transit system and you can go anywhere in minutes!!!!!!
The staff was very helpful and put every effort to make sure your stay was great.
We had a deluxe room for three people. The rooms were very clean and the bathrooms were very nice...especially the shower!
I would definetly say this is a great hotel to stay at in Hong Kong......not worth paying too much for a room because most of the day you are not there.
Thank you Ramada for an amazing time in Hong Kong!!!!
We were not expecting much from this hotel for our two night stay in March, especially considering we paid next to nothing for it, but we were more than pleasantly surprised.
Stayed one Friday night at the end of February. Got a good internet deal on wotif.com of HKD 780 including service and tax and noted that it's possible to pay only HKD 560 on other week-days. The hotel is a ten-minute taxi ride from Central but between one-half and one-third of the price of such centrally located hotels. Hardly an attractive location but the tram to Central is right outside and it's easy enough to get a taxi from the road at the side of the hotel. For first-time visitors to HK it may seem a bit out of the way, but equally it's a more "authentic" setting to be in. And you can still see the harbour - smog and pollution permitting - from the harbour facing rooms. Seems to cater very much to the mainland Chinese market, but the Reception staff spoke English. Policy seems to be to give those who are occupying a room alone an upgrade to a harbour-facing suite, which is a nice gesture. The "suite" is in fact a very large room that has sliding door divider in the middle (see photos). The bed was a bit small and very firm (Chinese style) but the room was spacious, clean and had all the facilities you would need. The marble bathroom was very good, with walk-in (though slightly cramped) capsule-style shower (no bath-tub). Breakfast was HKD 60 extra (good value) and served in a window-less room - a bit like a Youth Hostel arrangement, with a self-service buffet that had everything you could ask for, without the linen napkins, armies of under-employed staff, and other unnecessary fluff that justifies other hotels exorbitant rates. For leisure travellers I would strongly recommend this place due to its cost, more typical HK-type location and for getting all the essentials right.
The hotel is on the west side of central but very easy to get to and away from. The rooms are new (or at least look new) and the staff are helpful and friendly. The price was very, very good through expedia.com ($86 Australian per night). I was expecting a dingy little hovel but the room was airy, had a marble floored bathroom, views over some of the harbour and the usual amenities were available. The only negative was that the bed was so hard that you could bounce a ball on it and ended with me getting a very sore back - maybe I just had bad luck because other people didn't seem to be complaining.
I stayed here for two nights in Feb 06. Booked a singe room on a non-smoking floor and was given a nice king size bed room with a sitting room (sort of like a serviced apartment set up). I had a view of the ocean, albeit between cracks of other buildings standing in the way. The room and hotel in general was very clean and nice. Shower was one of those cubicle boxes and thus is not very spacious but the rest of the bathroom was fine.
Beat my expecations
I booked the hotel via a chinese hotel reservations website for almost $500HKD, but when I checked in, the hotel only charged me $400HKD plus fees. The hotel is very clean and new and the neighborhood is very quiet and safe. Not a lot to see except for the chinese dried seafood stores. There's a $2 tram right outside to rest of the island, Macau ferry terminal, and the subway station. THe front desk staff were very nice and even helped me carry my bags across the street to catch the airport express bus, which by the way is only $44HKD for the 35 minute ride to the airport. Since all the hotels in the Tsim Tsa Tsui area are occupied by the "Freeman", you can't find a better deal that this place.