Nam Sun Ya Hotel
Nam Sun Ya Hotel Reviews
Very small room, great location Sep 25, 2011
A major mix up in my online booking via expedia meant that I was assigned this hotel as a replacement. The hotel cost A$330 (HK$2700) for 9 nights for a solo traveller in May 2011.
A21 cityflyer bus takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Jordan and costs HK$55 for a return ticket (just don’t lose the return ticket!)
1. The room comprised a double bed, with tv and air conditioning
2. Clean bathroom (shampoo, soap and towels only)
3. 2 minutes walk to Jordan MRT
4. Free Wifi access in room
5. Friendly owners
1. Room is small being approximately 16-20 square metres only
2. Bed mattress was rock hard
3. The bathroom had a combination toilet/shower which is a tight space
4. Wifi signal not that strong in the rooms
5. Located on the corner of Nathan and Jordan Roads – loud traffic noise just outside the window will be very bad for light sleepers
6. Friendly owners who only speak Cantonese and Mandarin! (although their son speaks English)
Overall average - recommended for budget solo travellers who don’t want to stay in a hostel or can’t afford a 3 star hotel
The term “hotel” should really be reserved for accommodation that meets that definition like the Marriot or Hilton. This accommodation should really be called “rooms for rent””. Being a solo, budget-conscious traveller, this place suited my needs.
Hong Kong is known as a place where space is paid for at a premium. This accommodation is in an old building in the heart of Jordan. It is not very easy to find - the entrance is just an ordinary open space with a money exchange booth on the left hand side. As you walk into the space, the building has a list of tenants on the wall (refer photo).
The lift lobby has security guards, although they merely ask what floor you are going to. It feels just like an ordinary apartment block.
On level 4 of the building, the entrance to the accommodation is blocked by a metal security door, and there at least one of the owners occupies the front room and will let you in if you press the bell. So you get the feeling that you and your possessions will be safe.
**Note: I was not aware of a curfew. The night of the UEFA Champions League final I had a few too many drinks at turned up to the entrance in an inebriated state (accompanied by a good friend who helped me up via the lift). After ringing the doorbell about 10 times, I had woken up the owners just to let me in. Feeling very tired and guilty I aplogised and went sheepishly straight to my room.
The building is situated on a busy intersection means that shops for food and clothes are very close by (which is common across many areas of Hong Kong). The Temple Street night markets are also just 5 minutes away. There are 5 entrances to the Jordan MRT station all within a 5 minutes walk; or about 2 minutes if you ran really fast!
This accommodation is what you pay for and I could not complain – at least not in Cantonese! But the owners made my stay there rather ‘homely”
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