OT: 3 hotels in HK

Old Aug 14, 06, 12:03 pm
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OT: 3 hotels in HK

My apology for OT - I am just getting used to the collective knowledge of BA forum which is very often better than some very specialist advise/forums...

I will have a week-long trip to HK and will need to select one of the hotels where to stay (I think all of them are in Kowloon, nearby StarFerry terminal):

Langham Hotel
MarcoPolo Gateway
Sheraton Hotel

Could you please give me your views, preferrence and recommendations of which hotel is the "best". The company will foot the bill but I would still be interested in quality/value ratio as well as location, rooms, exec club facilities (I am *wood Gold but noone with other 2 hotels), swimming pool etc.

Above trio is the only possible selection (as per company list of preferred properties) so I cannot go to Hyatt or Intercontinental even if they are cheaper/better (dont let me started on those rules ).

Many thanks for advise/hints.

PS How did I manage not to throw in a point about ex-LHR baggage issue, god knows
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Old Aug 14, 06, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by mishkira
My apology for OT - I am just getting used to the collective knowledge of BA forum which is very often better than some very specialist advise/forums...

I will have a week-long trip to HK and will need to select one of the hotels where to stay (I think all of them are in Kowloon, nearby StarFerry terminal):

Langham Hotel
MarcoPolo Gateway
Sheraton Hotel

Could you please give me your views, preferrence and recommendations of which hotel is the "best". The company will foot the bill but I would still be interested in quality/value ratio as well as location, rooms, exec club facilities (I am *wood Gold but noone with other 2 hotels), swimming pool etc.

Above trio is the only possible selection (as per company list of preferred properties) so I cannot go to Hyatt or Intercontinental even if they are cheaper/better (dont let me started on those rules ).

Many thanks for advise/hints.

PS How did I manage not to throw in a point about ex-LHR baggage issue, god knows
We stayed at the Sheraton last month for one night. It is a very nice property and I was quite impressed. I am *wood Plat and we were upgraded to Exec Suite from a Towers Room. I would definitely recommend The Towers (basically an Exec Floor). The views from the lounge are fabulous especially during the evening light show. We were lucky enough to be there for the anniversary celebration of the HK handover (on the 1st July), when the view was especially good and the harbour was ablaze with fireworks. Unfortunately later that evening we also saw the England v. Portugal game (less said the better). The Sheraton is quite a short cab journey from Kowloon Airport Express Station.

I would definitely recommend the Sheraton, the Meridien Cyberport was also a great place to stay (if slightly off the beaten track).
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Old Aug 14, 06, 4:58 pm
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I've had the pleasure of staying at all 3 in the last 18 months! My order woould be : Sheraton (especially if you can swing a harbourview room), then the Langham just behind and the Marco Polo a very distant third. The Sheraton only wins on the harbourview location - the Langham is a cracking hotel but the rooms are a little dark. Both have excellent Cantonese restaurants, though the Tang Court at the Langham just edges it.

The three Marco Polo hotels in Harbour City/Ocean Centre are dismal and to be avoided.

Sheraton has a Towers section which is another HKD400+ per night, but good value. Gold and Plat do not get you access through. I've stayed in one of the Langham's exec rooms but it was a while ago and I can't really remember much. Both have a small pool.
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