The Wharney Guang Dong Hotel Hong Kong
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So arrived in Hong Kong very tired and slightly hung over from the flight (good work BA!). Despite this, we decided to get the ferry (25p ticket) over to Tsim Sha Tsui to see a new years day parade which was brilliant and the Ferry crossing gave us some phenomenal views of both sides of Victoria Harbour.
A good nights sleep later we were off …
I loved how tourist friendly and easy it was to get around Hong Kong and fortunately had great weather. I thought New York was a city that never sleeps, some stores here are open until 11pm and was so happy to finally find a new camera with equivalent pricing to the US. I also arrived during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day which was great …
We took the MTR from Wan Chai to Central which was very different than Wan Chai. A ton of designer stores mixed with alleys of markets. We had heard about the oldest dim sum house in Asia from Betty Chen and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations - Lin Hueng Tea House. It was loud with sounds of tea pots clanking just as expected. And the women with …
The first really crazy city we have been in. I am sitting in the lobby of the Wharney Guangdong hotel at 2.00am looking out the window at a kaleidoscope of hookers. I'm told it’s not a bad area, and I don’t think it is either. It’s funny though, earlier this evening walking to the hotel ahead of the family being asked by the local …
I ******* hate flying. Not the little bit in the middle when you are actualy in the air actually flying but the tedious, monotony that goes hand in hand with the process of getting on to the transport to take you to your destination. The endless queing under the rheumy jaundiced eye of government clock watchers who seem to thrive on making your …
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Wharney Guang Dong Hotel Hong Kong
Being the budget travelers that we are, we choose the Wharney Hotel for it low prices and central location for our 10 day Hong Kong vacation in early January. It is also one of the few hotels that allow children under 2 years old, and we had our 1 year old daughter with us.
We found it very good value as we needed 2 rooms as a family so it saved some money for other things like tours we booked from the Tour desk.
Good Budget Hotel
Not wanting to spend a fortune on a hotel which we only planned to sleep in, we have just had 9 days at the Wharney.
The rooms are small and in need of modernisation, although work was going on at the time of our stay. Rooms on the back don't have a view but they are quiet. Worth noting because Whanchai is very busy at night.
Didn't use the restaurant but there is a brand new basement Scottish bar - The Canny Man - which serves a huge selection of whiskeys and good bar food. Definitely worth a visit.
Don't stay at the Wharney if you want luxury, but for value for money it's hard to beat.
The hotel is clean, although the rooms are a little tired. The lifts are chronic- they only hold about 4 people, and it was virtually impossible to get a lift between 8 am and 9.30 to stop on the 8th floor. The staff are very friendly, and the breakfast is pretty good.
Great hotel with good breakfast in a convenient location
I stayed at the Wharney for 3 nights and the only complaints that I would have were that the elevators are very slow (annoying if you're staying on the 21st floor!) and that the swimming pool is quite small. However, the rooms were a reasonable size and comfortable, the hotel is just 5 mins walk from an MTR (underground) station, and there are loads of good restaurants and bars within 2 mins walk. Contrary to the other reviews of this hotel, there is a restaurant which serves breakfast, and it serves a good mix of Chinese and Western foods (including baked beans and waffles). I would definitely stay here again.
Stayed here from March 2nd and left on the 10th. It is not the best hotel in Hong Kong but considering how cheap (BA were offering special Hong Kong deals and we paid £88 total for 8 nights) we got it for, I was quite happy overall.
Good value in a central location
I have stayed at this hotel many times due to its central location in Wanchai and the reasonably priced rooms. Recently (autumn 2004) the reception has been revamped, but the rooms remain the same. A bit on the small side and no spectacular views, but clean and equipped with everything you could want except for a safety locker (but I think this is only the case in some rooms). Don't expect anything extraordinary, but the staff is courteous and you get a free newspaper every morning. The hotel doesn't have a restaurant and doesn't offer breakfast (but there are cafes nearby). Recommended if you are in Hong Kong for the sights and not for the hotel.