Hotel Review: Royal Plaza Hotel Hong Kong

Just back from the wonderful city of Hong Kong and part of that was 4 nights at this hotel.

Booked a good deal with the hotel direct which was an Exec Club Room with club access on the 18th Floor.

Pre organised a limo with the hotel to pick us up from the airport. At HK550 well worth the money…they gave us bottled water upon arrival and quickly loaded our bags before driving direct to the hotel.

We arrived at the hotel at 11pm and the bellboys organised our luggage quickly..check in was very easy..just showed passports and gave our Visa and were given the card to our room.

The Room: On the 18th Floor…plenty of elevators and never had to wait long. After 10pm they have security at the lifts to ensure you have a card eligible to use the lifts.
Room was very decent size and huge by HK standards. A big King Bed, great view across the City, Desk with chair, Ottoman, Easy to use lighting system and LCD TV with the majority of the cable channels.
Bathroom had a shower over bath, sink with magnifying mirror, free amenities including 2 bottles of water daily, Shampoo, Soap, Body Wash, Razor, Comb, Toothbrush and toothpaste.
A big wardrobe with huge safe, big enough to keep 2 laptops and other personal belongings.
Our rate included Internet access for the entire stay.
Housekeeping were prompt every day and room was kept spotless. More than enough fresh towels always available and amenities replenished.
Mini Bar had your standard items.

EXEC CLUB: Featured Breakfast, Morning and Arvo Tea, Canapes in the evenings and drinks throughout the day. Also staff there to help with any enquires as well as a business board room and 2 laptops to use when free.
A great view, plenty of chairs and little tables. Food was a little tired and boring after 4 days, but for a quick snack it served its purpose.
Magazines in various languages available also. We checked out via the club which was really easy.

FACILITIES: We LOVED the hotel pool. Reminded me of Vegas..very opulent in design, very large, warm water, 2 pool guys always on duty…weren’t allowed to take photos of it though.
Didn’t use the gym but looked popular.

FOOD: Hotel has various food places though we didn’t try any of them. Buffet was extremely popular. It is adajent to the Grand Century Mall with many food places and shopping…also the easiest way to catch the train to China for the day via MTR.
We ordered room service on 2 occasions. First time had a burger, 2nd time pasta. Pasta was hot and tasty while the burger I just didn’t like it…perhaps it was the cut of beef or just wasn’t good.

SERVICE: Concierge were very helpful writing directions on the hotel card for us in Chinese to give to taxi drivers. Taxis were always available outside the hotel.
Used the tour desk once to book a dinner cruise. The first guy only gave me one option, but the next day the girl was more helpful with many more options.
Everyone in the hotel were more than friendly, even after I slipped at the hotel pool and bruised myself, they kept calling to see if I was ok.

CONS: The worst thing about this hotel is the smell. There is some waft of bad incense that goes right through the air conditioning ducts, and while some people might find it pleasant…I found it over powering and off putting at the best of times.
They have also still placed a hold on my Visa after already checking out and paying in full, which I find downright rude. They said it takes 14 days for the bank to release which I find really frustrating.
Easy to change currency at the reception counter.

LOCATION: Its not right in Mongkok…further out…however cabs cost $2AUD to get you to the areas close by you may want…Ladies Market, Temple Street etc etc

The Hotel Lobby is a busy busy place every day…with the various counters and people milling around. On Fri and Sat nights there is a duo playing in the lobby your normal western party music.

I wouldn’t stay here again, due to the variety of choice in HK but a good stay.

Rating: 4


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