Stanford Hillview Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stanford Hillview Hotel Hong Kong
The seemingly endless / shelterless flight of stairs which led to the hotel from the main road ( and vice versa ) might pose as a deterent for family travelling with old folks/shopaholics laden with heavy purchases... Otherwise, overall cleanliness, staff efficiency, locality and price are reasonable as compared to similiar rated hotels along TST.
Free late check out
Plenty of reviewers have already raved about the location and convenience of the Stanford Hillview - we agree. Don't pay the rack rate, chances are your travel agent can book half price with free late check out if you stay 3 nights, like our STA agent did.
From the airport - bus 21A ($HK33) goes along Nathan Rd - get off at stop Kimberley Road. More direct and cheaper than Airport Express train.
This hotel is not special but still has a lot of advantages like the central location near Nathan Road.
The rooms are big and we had a very good price (650HKD).
There is no problem with the hill, it's not that high and someone come to get your luggage.
We've just come back from a Hong Kong/Dubai multi centre holiday, we stayed at the Stanford Hillview and its a good hotel for seeing all the tourist attractions in HK. You can either walk to the Star Ferry or even quicker hop on the MTR to central or admiralty stations. It feels very safe to walk around late at night and restaurants and shops are open till late. The room was fine, typical 3 star hotel. It was a good base for the 4 days we were there, staff were friendly too. We even got to keep our room due to a late flight for free!
I'd recommend this hotel definitely.
An excellent location for this centrally located hotel near Nathan Road & right beside Knutsford Terrace. Lots of good food & shopping nearby & just a few mins. walk to the nearest MTR station. The little bit of a slope to climb before reaching the main hotel lobby is no big deal (there's a shortcut through the level B1 parking area if you want to avoid walking up the hill). Clean & spacious rooms (for HK standards), friendly staff & reasonable prices! I'd definitely like to stay here again on my next visit back to HK!
Great value and location
This is my thrid time back to Hong Kong and on previous occassions I have stayed in fairly budget hotels that have often looked like prison cells! So, I was very surprised when I arrived at the Stanford. The location is superb, right in the busy centre of Kowloon and only a five minute walk to the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station - and a 10 minute walk to the star ferry, where you can hop on to get across to Hong Kong Island. Our room was very clean, reasonably sized and had all the ammenities. For £45 a night - you are not going to get a better deal.
Stayed here in October 2004 for three nights on my second visit to Hong Kong. Got it as a last minute deal (2 months ahead of arrival - can someone please tell me what was going on in October last year cause it seemed normal to me but prices were sky high for the period).
There is a free shuttle bus from Kowloon train station to the bottom of the hill (it's not all that bad only a few metre from drop-off) which this hotel stands. It is about a 15min walk to the star ferry terminal in central Tsimshatsui. The room was a good size and clean with all the usual features, TV, mini-bar etc but no safe. One attraction is that the hotel has a roof terrace with a golf net.
There are two sister Stanfords in Hong Kong (half the pamphlets and people call it Stamford, I really am lost over the proper name). There is a free shuttle from this hotel in main Kowloon, to Mongkok Stanford (near Ladies Market) several times a day. European breakfast buffet which I enjoyed. There has been lots of talk about the hill going up to hotel that arrival and tour shuttle buses cant navigate and guests have to walk it when they come and go daily. When they arrive and leave, the hotel sends folk out to gather up your luggage. I was supposed to come from airport to hotel in shuttle bus, but I was put in a limosene - cant spell. I felt like Lady Muck arriving. This was obviously because of the shuttle bus business. But heavens, I was visualising the hotel up a mountain. It's just a few steps and takes no more than 20 seconds to navigate (and I'm 60 years old). For those that can't contemplate this, there are several shortcuts from the main street, via lifts and escalators. Tourists either stay in Kowloon or Hong Kong Island. Because I'm as modern as anything, I should've, on reflection I think, chosen Hong Kong Island. Kowloon had lots of pokey old shops and a more old-fashione feel with signs everywhere and little alleys. Being a single woman, I was afraid a lot of times, especially as everywhere you go you're warned, verbally and in notices, about pickpockets. My room was typically usual hotel, Novatel-type.
Good value for money!
Myself and my wife stayed here for three nights at the start of June 2004 as part of a stopover whilst on route to Australia. To be honest I was a bit worried about the quality of this hotel before I left the UK as we were only paying £40 per night for the room. I was pleasantly suprised by the hotel. The location was good- central Tsimshatsui approx 10 minutes walk to the star ferry terminal. Lots of places to eat nearby. The hotel is small, but our room was clean if not a bit old fashoined looking. The room was larger than i expected. All amenities including fridge, air con, hairdryer, TV, Tea and coffee. I would stay here again if i was on a budget as the hotel was brilliant value for money and the location was perfect in my opinion!