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As soon as I arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at night, I just headed for Hotel MK to check in, located near the subway station of Mongkok. The quarter around the hotel was crowded at night, filled with food stalls and street booths. Although I knew there were some diplomatic problems between China and Japan, the Chinese general citizens …
... these skyscrapers is that most of them have small shops and restaurants on the bottom one or two floors, some even like little indoor mini malls. Several of these little shops are bakeries. It seems like bakeries are a big deal here. We stopped for a little snack at one of them; I got a custard filled bun, Aurea got an egg tart. We then took the metro over to Causeway Bay, which is right along the harbor on the HK island side, where ...
... an early birthday brunch to celebrate her 21st birthday before all her friends left the city because it was the end of term. We met her and her uni friends at 208 Duecento Otto, and indulged in western brunch items such as eggs royale as well as tasty pizza and Gia went for a nicely cooked pork dish. It was nice to meet Emma's friends and the food was great. After the brunch Gia and I decided to go up to The Peak - the standard touristy view of the city, accessed by a ...
... HK Central very quickly. A monthly transit pass costs about $50 US. The weather was a bit gloomy and the humidity close to 100% (always a challenge for my hair) but we were on tour early. The view from Victoria Peak was compromised by the presence of big, dark clouds although the temperature was 15 degrees cooler on the peak. Despite the poor view, being on the peak was interesting because it is a little city with a shopping ...
... a lot busier this time, the trains and buses are busy and you have to concentrate walking around as you are always avoiding running into people. Around Joc's area is busy now with all the roadworks and construction going on for the MTR station. People out here have had to rely on buses but from mid next year they will have a train line which will make it much more accessible and much quicker to get into the city.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHongkong MK Hotel Hong Kong
The rooms are relatively small, but the hotel is located in a street crowded all night.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hongkong MK Hotel Hong Kong
Just ok hotel
Stayed there on April for 3 days. The standard double bed room is away too small for 2 people with 2 luggage. From 6th floor we can still hear loud noises from the street until early in the morning. I had good rate from hotelclub--- at about USD 60/night. We cannot ask for more for April as it is a high season. Just OK hotel, cannot complain more. (Wish could book directly to a motel in nathan road from a friend in hk. He said the rate is only USD 30/ night.)
Biggest Dump in Asia
Warning, never ever I repeat never ever stay at this Hotel. Don't even consider it. The rooms are so small there is nowhere to put your' suitcases the bathroom is less than 75 cm wide and dirty. We stayed on the 4th floor above the park area of the Hotel and it was noisy until 4 or 5 in the morning. The Hotel staff are next to useless and only understand English when it suits them.
We had an early mornining (5.0 am) check out and we had to carry all of our luggage along the first floor and down the narrow stairs as the outside entrance door was locked.
At $98 US per night it is not even fair value. Would have to rank as one of the best dumps in the world book of dumps to stay in.
Never again !
I was aware that the rooms were small, but I at least expected a window or two - None! The staff were friendly but not very helpful. The location is awful and constantly has dubious people hanging around the entrance - Our taxi driver refused to park down the same road as the hotel entrance!
Good hotel accomodation for a fair price
I stayed at the Tatami Hampton hotel last week and had a very good time there: reasonable in price and in the heart of Kowloon. The room was ok, fresh linen every day and I had my own bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The hotel also has a nice terrace and the staff is kind and helpful.
Cheap basic accomodation, good location
I stayed in this hotel for a week around Christmas/New Year 05/06. Booked a single standard room.
The room was small, had a TV and air conditioner. Bathroom was basic but functional. Cleanliness was acceptable. Location is great, particularly given the great public transport and relatively cheap taxis in Hong Kong.
Would recommend this hotel to those seeking basic accomodation and a good price.
The rooms are ok if you are travelling lone BUT if you are chekcing in as a couple its really a bad place to stay. Small is an understatement. The toilet is so small you cannot shower without making the whole place wet and I mean that includes the potty area. The walls are thin and the fire alarm goes off at 1 AM for no reason.
What can I then say that is good? Location is excellent. Shopping and eating is just 2 mins away and there is a 24 hour internet gaming centre just next door which also means you get access to email.
Won't be back though....
Will stay there again next year
We stayed at Tatami Hampton end of october. It is pretty accessible by bus A21 from the hongkong airport and within walking distance from the mongkok mrt station. Convenience to go to other places.
Stayed there for 4 nights in a double room which have windows, basic facilities like tv, water kettle, good aircon system with hot water shower. No doubt the room is a bit small, we have difficulties storing our barang barang and luggage. Beds are very comfortable with clean bedsheets which makes us feel like home. There is housekeeping service available in the hotel. The furnitures are mostly ikea style which is simple. For prices that the hotel offers, it is acceptable and good enough for their facilities and services. We will stay there again on our next visit in hongkong.
Awful, but you'll survive!
Hong Kong's hotels are all very expensive, therefore the cheaper ones only provide a minimum of service and equippment (like in New York). Hotel Tatami Hampton is located in Mongkok (Kowloon), which is a very busy Chinese district, and not as modern as the famous districts on HK Island. Upon leaving the building you're amongst pure Chinese life, which can be attractive and annoying as well. Of course it's more inviting!! The hotel is exactly between two subway stops, walking to either of them takes you approx. 5 minutes. Very close is Nathan Road, a main street in Kowloon, which never calms down and offers all kinds of shopping and retail facilities.
The Tatami Hampton is an approx. 20 storey building featuring a relatively modern and new facade. The lobby is not that exciting, the reception staff speaks moreless English well. You have to deposit 100 or 200 HK$ (I can't exactly recall) for the room key.
Single rooms are extremely small, it's almost impossible to turn around. The first impression was "Oh my god!!". The "bedroom" had one window, which was fully blocked by the aircondition, which worked efficiently. The only place, where luggage could be stored, was under the bed. There was a modern TV set, but only offering four channels, two of them with English contents. The bathroom was a bigger toilet room also accomodating a sink and the shower facilities without any shower sink. You had to stand on the tiles between the toilet and the sink to have a shower. Double rooms are better facing the street (other rooms face the backyard) and being more spacious.
Considering that HK is very expensive in terms of accomodation, the Tatami Hampton was a good deal. HK is an amazing place, you'll use your room only to sleep.
I would probably not return, but I also doubt that other hotels in the same category will be decisively better.
Do not go here
On no account book a room at this hotel. Room was 6 by 6 with no windows. The bathrom 'facilities' were a toilet and a sink - NO shower, No bath - it gets kinda warm in HK and if you can't wash you're in trouble. The bed linen was filthy, the air con didn't work and there was a beetle playing chicken across the floor when I walked in. Hopefully I add a photo to this when I get back home but if you are thinking about going here - do yourself a favour - DON'T !
Tatami Hampton is at the heart of Mongkok, near Nathan Road and the Night market. Except that the rooms and bathrooms are small.
The first night, my two friends and I stayed in one room meant for one person, because we felt it was unsafe to stay by ourselves. It was an experience akin to being buried alive. The room is so small and the windows are non-existent, the walls are in tiles. If you have claustropphobia, you cannot survive the night. :-)The bathroom was overflowing, when the second person took a bath.
The last night though, my friend and i stayed at the twin-sharing room, which has a view of the street. Infinitely better, not so claustrophobic. The bathroom is two steps away.
The beds and mattresses are okay, comfortable and clean. And if you only need a bed to lay down at night, the hotel is a good bargain.