Novotel Century Hong Kong
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Novotel Century Hong Kong Reviews
Novotel Century, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Aug 28, 2012
I've stayed in this Hotel twice, once in 2010, and now in 2012. During my first stay, I didn't like this hotel for it's compact sized room, limited TV stations, and no free internet. This time around, we booked 1 room category higher than 2 years ago and it was much better. Even so, if I were to pay for the rooms from my own pocket, this will probably be my 100th choice.
This hotel is extremely expensive! By looking at the room rates, I would have thought this is a 6-star hotel, but it's actually only a 4-star. Comparing the hotel rates in Asia, I could be staying 2-3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Vietnam, with a more spacious room, free internet, more amenities, and with breakfast for two. But as you know, everything in Hong Kong is expensive, so some may probably think this is reasonable.
Room Rates - I paid HKD 1,900++ for the first 2 nights, and HKD 2,300++ for the 3rd night. No idea why they increase the rates in the middle of the week.
Location - Good. Wan Chai MTR station is about 5 minutes walk away. 7-11 is just next door. Tram station is about 3 minutes walk away. They provide free airport bus shuttle. Quite central.
Room Design - Very basic, a queen size bed with everything white like a hospital bed, a long desk with a mini bar at the corner, a flat screen tv on the wall, a place to put your bag and a cupboard. Size of the room is average. For the price I'm paying, I could get a room 2.5times bigger in Concorde KL.
Lighting - Warm lights in every corner of the room and a big window that allows natural light.
Bed - I must say it's very very very comfortable.
Toilet - Also very basic with shower gel, shampoo, soaps, shower cap, hair dryer. No toothbrush provided though. Indoor slippers provided too. Toilet bowl was unfortunately stained.
Cupboard - Well equipped with iron and ironing board, safety box, and lots of hangers.
TV - More channels available now, and you'll have to pay extra for some additional movies.
Internet - Get a better room category and it'll come with free Internet. Otherwise, it's HKD 40 for 3 hours, HKD 60 for 6 hours and HKD 140 for 24 hours. Free Internet/Apple Mac available for usage at their lobby, limited to 20 minutes per person. Connection speed is very fast.
Overall Cleanliness - Satisfactory
Service - Good. Nothing to complain.
Breakfast - Not available. But there's a cafe at the lobby.
Business Centre - I don't know if they have a 'real' Business Centre in the hotel as I didn't have the time to 'explore' the hotel. But they actually named 1 simple desk at the lobby as 'Business Centre', which looks quite pathetic.
I know there's a swimming pool. But not sure what other facilities are available.
Who Should Stay Here?
People with money. (In my case, I came with my Company, so I'm excused from this category)
Who Should Avoid Staying Here?
Those on budget, and those who don't plan to use any facilities. No point paying so much when all you do is just sleep for 6 hours and out of the hotel most of the time.
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Novotel Century Hong Kong Overview
Situated conveniently close to the Hong Kong Convention Center, the Hotel Novotel Century Hong Kong is also near to area shopping and entertainment. Guests can enjoy close access to area attractions, including City Hall, the Wanchai Commercial District, and Hong Kong Stadium. Guests are offered many amenities at the hotel, including two restaurants, two bars, meeting and conference rooms that include complimentary wireless Internet, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a sauna, and 24-hour reception. The Novotel Century Hotel Hong Kong is conveniently near to a mass transit station, the Star Ferry Harbor, and a train station. A complimentary shuttle from the Airport Express station is available to hotel guests. Parking at the hotel is also available to guests.
The rooms at the Novotel Century Hong Kong Hotel include an array of amenities, such as wireless Internet access, coffee/tea makers, minibars, hairdryers, bathrobes, satellite television, air-conditioning, and telephones with voicemail.
The Novotel Century in Hong Kong is located nearby the convention center, but is also close to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.
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