Friday, July 29, 2016

HK Hotel: Evergreen Hotel Kowloon

Address:48 Woo Sung Street, Jordan,Kowloon [Credit: Evergreen Hotel Website]

This was where my brother and I slept on our last night in Hong Kong. As my flight on Saturday was around 9 A.M., my brother thought that it's best that we moved to a hotel nearer the airport. When he booked this, he was under the impression that transportation to and from HK airport might be difficult. I normally don't like moving from one accommodation to another, but I didn't put in an argument because I thought he wanted to be near the night markets on our last night in HK.

As we just came from Best Western Plus in Sai Ying Pun (check Review HERE), the first impression when we got to our room (Rm. 309) at Evergreen was: DARN, it's TOO SMALL!!! According to our booking details, the room is just 14 square meters(or 151 sq. feet). Haha, we have gotten used to the spacious accommodation back at Best Western Plus. The cost of the room was also relatively higher than in the other hotel. The average night rate at the other hotel was around PhP2,400++ [380HKD], while my brother paid PhP3,302.94[528HKD] for the night here in Evergreen. The rate was inclusive of taxes. Unlike in the other hotel, this rate came with buffet breakfast of Chinese and Western cuisine. Unfortunately, only my brother got to enjoy the breakfast as their buffet opens at 6 A.M., and I had to leave the hotel much earlier. As it was my first time to go to the airport on my own via public transportation, I thought it prudent to leave early to give me enough time allowance to navigate my way through HKIA.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

HK Hotel: Best Western PLUS Hotel

Address: 308 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

The decision to choose this hotel had everything to do with its location being near the University of Hong Kong, where my brother's conference was held. My brother couldn't have picked a better place to accommodate us during this engagement. Not only was the hotel just a few minutes walk from the school, but it's also very near two MTR Stations namely Sai Ying Pun and HKU Stations. Plus, you could never go wrong when there's a nearby Mc Donalds, 7-Eleven, Starbucks (if you're a coffee drinker) around.

In front of the hotel is a TRAM stop for West-bound locations and a 2-minute walk is a TRAM stop for East-bound locations.

green tram stopping at 78W stop (west-bound) diagonally across the hotel is 11E stop (east-bound)(in front of 7-Eleven)