The Mira Hong Kong
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... had a blast sampling our newest purchase (the GoPro) and I will send some footage next entry. Massive thanks to Rod for making this happen I feel like we are on a reality show using it!! Most of the rides are fairly tame there were a couple of curly ones in there too. We saw a little performance of the Lion King which was pretty impressive and then it was time to depart.
I'm hopeless when it comes to navigation and it's usually Darren's strong point but not today. Thanks to ...
After a brief stint in England to sort out our visas for China we headed to Hong Kong to stay with the legend that is Smudge...(and also to start a tour around China for a month). We decided to arrive in Hong Kong a few days early to familiarise ourselves with the city and to catch up with Smudge, Jez and Natani. Despite only just having had breakfast we arrived in hong kong on a Friday ...
... day since we'd been there 34 degrees and blue skies so the sun was absolutely beaming down. When we got in there, all you could see was hundreds of umbrellas (apparently this is to avoid getting a tan, and also the shelter from the sun), so I bought a nice pink one with Minnie Mouse on it. I'm very sad to say that after our private tour of the new lands (Mystic House and Grizzly Gulch) where we did get to jump the queue on a couple of the rides, ...
... landscape outside the city reminded me a bit of Honolulu since it was warm and tropical, adjacent to the bright blue ocean, and there were the few 60 - 70's style residential and commercial towers scattered throughout. I wandered around Stanley beach taking in the views, perusing through the market which sold lots of touristy but more interesting items, and watching people enjoy the beach on a week day. I then went back to the city and rode the historic trolley to one ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Mira Hong Kong
A Busy, Exciting Hotel...A Great Value
The Miramar was included in our Package deal with the Airfare so we were a little nervous about the kind of accommodations we would receive. What a great surprise....a lovely big room...huge windows overlooking Kowloon Park. These were double glazed so it was quiet although located on very busy Nathan Road. The bathroom was large with plenty of towels and all the other amenities. The service was excellent.
Average hotel, great location
Stayed for 10 days at the Miramar hotel in October 2004 for the 4th time. Since my first stay there in 1999 the hotel has been going down the hill with its service and its quality. Although still not a dog, my opinion on this hotel has been shifted from 'very good' to 'average'. The rooms are spacy, for HK standards that is, but also in desperate need for a renovation. There is no question about it's location which is really excellent, close to everything in Kowloon. The service is not what it used to be but that probably goes for more hotels in HK. Ever since the handover to China, the quality of service in HK seems to level more with the mainlands standards. Would consider staying there again but will definately check out alternatives for my next trip to Hong Kong.
Situated in a great location on Nathan Road, immediately across the street from fabulous Kowloon Park and within an easy walk to the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, it would be difficult to find a better place to base from. The Miramar itself is easily worth its four-star ratings, with the proviso that we chose an executive room on the eighth floor. The king size bed gave new meaning to the concept of a FIRM mattress, but we found it remarkably comfortable. Air handling equipment was excellent and the level of finish was very good, including the bathroom.
Good Location.. a little tired
Stayed five nights over easter... wanted a triple room.. no third bed on arrival .. had to wait... room so small furniture had to be moved out so bed could get in.. like other user we were on the 4th floor.. rooms very tired looking .. covers very dirty.. mildew on wall and roof.. when we asked for an upgrade .. we were told we already had one..... not anywhere near 4 star quality.... the staff were all friendly and polite..tour desk very helpful. Location was very central to everything including rail..markets.. and harbour... the common rooms are much better than the rooms themselves.
We stayed at the Hotel Miramar over Christmas 2003.
We specifically booked a room with a double bed and were told that they were fully booked and only had twin beds left, fine. Then we were given a room on the 4th floor, as my husband and I walked in, we looked at each other and we both had a disgusted look on our faces, it was FILTHY!! Everything that was made of fabric was stained, the comforters, the upholstered chairs, the shower curtain, etc... Even the YMCA on Waterloo Rd. which my mother was staying in was cleaner than this! Their only saving grace was their courteous & accomodating staff, who immediately gave us a free upgrade on the 8th floor after I voiced my disgust on the condition of the room. If the Miramar continues to claim that they are a 4 star hotel, they should start renovating some of their rooms to reflect that, because 4 stars on CERTAIN ROOMS is VERY MISLEADING!!!
Stayed at this hotel at the beginning of this month and the service was very good. The room was clean. We were on the sixth floor and had a window. We didn't care about the view but we couldn't see outside to see what the weather was like. Staff is helpfull. This is our second time at this hotel and find it ideally located. Would stay here again.
I recently stayed at the Hotel Miramar in HK in early November. It was a last minute booking since there was a convention in town and almost all the "budget" hotels were full. I was very pleased with the location of the hotel, being in the Tsim Sha Tsui area. Plenty of shopping just walking outside the front door, and it's right across the street from Park Lane. You can take the airport express train to Kowloon station, and from there ride the K5 shuttle bus for free directly to the hotel front door. Beware that the shuttle only comes every 20 mins and can get stuck in traffic.
This hotel was recommended by a HK friend of a client, and therefore I had no idea what to expect. The hotel is centrally located for most of the Kowloon tourist and shopping areas. On arriving at the hotel first impression is of a very busy and efficient Hotel. We were immediatly whisked to the executive 10th floor reception and within 2 minutes were ushered to the executive lounge with coffee in hand to await our room keys. An extremely efficient and welcoming young lady explained all facilities available on our business rate ( many free offers - too many to mention here ).
Would recommend it.
Just returned from the miramar hotel in hong kong really nice hotel staff very friendly and helpful. guest service manager a mr frank lee was very helpful the only thing i would say make sure your room is not near the lifts as very noisey . The eyes bar in the hotel run a happy hour untill nine o'clock every evening worth a vist.