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... it. It was really crowded and because we went to high tea we didn't really have our walking shoes on so we all had sore feet in the end. No dinner for any of us tonight as we are all still full from our high tea goodies.
It was a great day again today, don't know how we are going to get everything home but that is Monday's project. We still have one more day yet, who knows what we will come home with tomorrow!
- maid's day off: lots of rich Hong Kong people have maids, who tend to come from the Philippines or Indonesia. The maids have to live in their employers' house in order to get their maid visa, and according to Hong Kong law they are entitled to a day off every Sunday. I think partly because the weather is warm enough, and partly because they don't have their own place to invite friends back ...
... foot on. It was a huge double decker with a spiralling staircase leading to the top deck where all the toffs were escorted. Even the economy class seating area was kitted out with all the mod cons and swish trims. Unfortunately, it's only a three hour flight to Bangkok - gutted. After listening to a couple of albums, and watched an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashian's, the plane was descending. Thailand, here I ...
... were closing. Lost in Lilliaishd square, an old lady helped us find our way. Sat along harbour looking at Macau tower. Walked along and stopped at emperor casino for dinner. 8:30 ish Jumped back on the bus, intended to go home. When we got to the bus terminals t the ferry terminal ended up jumping on the bus to the Venetian hotel /casino which uncle Rudi told us was ...
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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.
Miramar offers outstanding location and a great Hong Kong value
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.
Common areas of the facility are first-class. We especially recommend the breakfast and lunch buffets in the atrium, where you will have plenty of company that stretches far beyond simply the property's guests. Overall, we found the Miramar to be a great value that we would rank on par or better than many Crowne Plaza class or similar grade properties we've visited in terms of facilities. The staff ranks a solid "Excellent" rating for courtesy and helpfulness.
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.
Great location, great value
We stayed at the Hotel Miramar over Christmas 2003.
The hotel has a fantastic location on Nathan Road, perfect for access to the shops and Kowloon. Only 5-10 mins walk from the star ferry terminal and Ocean Terminal shopping mall. It actually links by a walkway to the Miramar shopping mall on Nathan Road and is directly opposite Kowloon Park.
The area around the hotel is bustling, plenty of life, shops and restaurants. Despite the "life" we felt safe at all times.
The rooms were fine. Not large, not especially plush, but comfortable, clean and good value. The staff were efficient and friendly. The bar was upmarket with friendly staff.
We didn't eat in the hotel but it seemed to have some reasonable eating places. Who wants to eat in when there are so many great places to eat nearby ?
We'd been to Hong Kong before (staying at the Excelsior) but the location of the Miramar was much better than the Excelsior. It was a much better base for our stay.
It wasn't plush or upmarket but it was comfortable, clean and excellent value; and the location made our holiday.
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.
Great location, ok rooms
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.
The service was very good and the conceirge was quite knowledgable with all the questions we had about tour spots and food places.
As for the rooms, they are very spacious for HK standards (similar to North American rooms), although the bathrooms are a bit run down. Beds were fantastic. We did spot a few small cockroaches in the bathroom as well. Cable tv with full stations and minibar in room were also available. We stayed on the 6th floor which is all non-smoking, which was nice.
We did not try the food or exercise faciltities, although the main floor buffet restaurant was always busy.
Overall this is a good hotel, although the slightly dated bathrooms with cockroaches lowered my rating for it.
Miramar Hotel - very positive experience
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 ).
Rooms are clean and comprehensively stocked with all one would expect of a hotel of this standard.
All staff were exceptionally friendly and genuinely interested to make sure our stay was nothing less than perfect. We were not disappointed.
One comment worth mentioning which did not trouble me was; my room did not have a window with a view. There was a false window with a light behind to give the illusion of daylight. If natural daylight is a must, make certain you request a room with a view; albeit uncertain if you will receive panoramic views of the harbour !
I recommend this hotel without hesitation and would revisit in a heartbeat.
Well done Miramar !
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.