The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers
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Today the weather was really awful, heavy rain although not cold. After breakfast we went via the subway the hk island and from there took a bus out to Stanley. Still raing we walked around there but not really much to see just bad copy bags and assorted junk. On the bus ride back it was still raining heavily so we just catch the subway back ...
... evening goes like this: A few cabs, a street temple, a guy asking me to call 999 (their 911) because a truck has been idling in front of his building since 5pm, Deja Vu - a gay bistro, more drinks, a chase to find food, a McDonalds that lets me down because they don't have a "McHongKong" or something else asian, and a noodle place where Kalsen put so much chili sauce in his soup (4 spoonfuls) our mouths were on fire. That's gonna hurt tomorrow!
The drinks keep on coming. Kalsen ...
Lunch was fresh juice (HK$12) and Malaysian lunch (HK$200).
After reaching the top by escalator, we walked all the way back down via the HK Zoo Gardens (monkeys, birds, reptiles). Returned at dusk ready for dinner.
On the previous disaterous night while wandering trying to find a room, Dad got himself lost in a massive building in Haiphong Rd ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers Hong Kong
Great Suite, great service, great location!
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers Hong Kong
A bit small
the location of this hotel is excellent! it's near to shopping malls and transportation. The rooms though are a bit small. They gave us a room where our 2 luggages doesn't have enough space! We're 4 in the family (my spouse and 2 kids), so just imagine how cramped we were! But for tourists like us it wasn't that much of a concern cause we were always out. so if you're looking for value for your money, stay in this hotel! it's on the same street as marco polo hotels and there rates are way higher than this one!
Initially was disappointed with the "lack of view" from the room but when you got your head round the fact it was not a holiday hotel you quickly you accustomed to the "hemmed in" views of a hotel in a busy city. all facilities were provided and sheets/towels were spotless and changed every day. The staff were all very polite and helpful (although always very busy. The hotel itself is a collection of several buildings and built on two underground levels, until you get the hang of it you can spend quite a while in the elevators trying to find the right ground floor level for you. The only area of complaint was the fact that on two mornings, we were woken by loud banging on the door despite having the "do not disturb" sign on the door. I can only presume that they were local "pimps" looking for their working girls! and putting the sign on the door was a sign to tell the pimp where his girls were! I did not report this to security but went back to bed..maybe a wrong decision?
In general, a well located hotel with good facilities, would have no problems with returning
Great for the price
We stayed at the Royal Pacific in September for 3 nights. It was good for the price but on looking back I would pay the extra and go into the Tower Rooms. The bed was very very hard so we didn't get much sleep and noisey because it was over Canton Road. Room was very small (like most in Hong Kong). If you are on a budget like we were its great. Its near the best shopping mall if you want to get out of the heat.
A Week at the Royal Pacific
My wife and I have just spent a week at this hotel. The hotel is about 4 star rating and excellent value for money. The staff are very helpful and all speak very good english. The hotel is about 600 yards from the Star ferry terminal in Kowloon and about a ten minute walk from the nearest underground station. The distances don't sound much but several journeys a day can be very tiring - so be fit or take a taxi.
We really enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to our next visit.
Terrific Hotel, Ok service, Bad Showers
This is a 4 1/2 star hotel. I am writting this review after staying for 3 days. It is very convenient...right next to the harbor to take a 1 hr boat trip back to China.
The service is decent but not spectacular. They are extremely busy and not always the most expediant to help. For example, we had booked 2 rooms months in advance but when we checked-in they said only 1 was available and the 2nd would be available shortly (when they would contact us). We waited 2 hours with no reply. We saw that the room next door was just cleaned and asked the maid if anyone was checked-in there for the next day. She said no, so we wanted to get that adjacent room.
However, after several phone calls down to the lobby and then finally taking a trip ourselves to talk to the front desk, they still insisted that the room was not "ready yet". So we had to go back upstairs and only after about 4 hours of waiting did we finally get that room (the people in the front desk were not very quick about helping us locate simple things like shopping areas and subway (MTR) stations.
Lastly, even though the rest of the hotel is pretty snazzy (small but decent workout room), wireless access for $40/3 hrs. or $120/24 hrs., etc...they have the worst kind of showers I have ever seen. Sure they look great but it is a seperate corner of the bathroom which is not lighted, completely transparent glass, leaks water onto the bathroom floor by the gallons (which doesn't drain properly so you have a small puddle of water right in the middle), and the faucets are terrible (very hard to adjust it so that it isn't scaulding hot or freezing cold...it changes temp every few minutes it seems and the handles to control the hot/cold facets don't turn easily...if you have soapy hands forget about trying to get the water running again.)
Ah, but i must digress. I am probably a bit overspoiled anyway, and overall it is a pretty decent place...very spacious and elegant to look at.
A BIG, important advice
I stayed there this late december 2004. My first time to stay in this hotel but i hve been to hong kong so many times.
It is nicelt located near the MTR, star ferry and the malls on canton road. Staff was very helpful but be alert on the rooms you are booked. when we arrived, we were booked on a room in the 10th floor at the hotel wing, its was very small and not so clean, thinking that i made a mistake trying the hotel, i promptly call the front dest for an upgrade and they immediatly transferef us to a room in the Tower wing. it was a lot better, cleaner in all aspects. they charged us an additional HK$300++, it was ok but i thinked i saved more money if i specified rooms in the tower ring when i made my trip booking before.
also, there is no complimentary bottled water and only a few movie channels like HBO but business channels like Bloomberg was there.
Came to like it end in the end, specially there Harbour walkway were you can see Hong kong island-- A MUST SEE, even if you don stay here. Just prevent the very small rooms in the hotel wing.
Good value hotel, great location
Our second visit to this hotel in just over two years; room decor now a little tired but it didn't spoil the visit. Hotel wing rooms are small but have all you need, tower rooms are bigger and have harbour views. Location is very convenient - jade market/Temple St/Star Ferry/Nathan Road/Kowloon Park/MTR/KCR all in easy walking distance and huge shopping mall next door. Restaurant OK, but many alternatives nearby (Hard Rock is 5 minutes away if you're desperate for western food). Great view of Hong Kong island and harbour from the bar and walkway behind the hotel. We see no reason to stay anywhere else, this hotel is very good value - especially if you can get a deal that includes the excellent buffet breakfast.
Public transport is excellent around Hong Kong, get an on-loan Octopus card at the airport when you arrive, that way you don't need change for the buses. You can use it everywhere - bus, tram, MTR, KCR, Star Ferry, outlying islands ferries, Peak Tram - and get a refund again on unused value at the airport on your way home.
Enjoyed royal pacific
have justreturned from hong kong spent a wonderful week at the royal pacific, room very clean and comfortable though a little on the small size, try the resturants in the shopping mall excellent value for money, areas are a lot closer in kowloon than you think all within walking distance .
Buses on hong kong island very cheap just make sure you have the correct change you are able to get around very easily