Category: Hotels

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Why Are Some Chinese Hotels Closed to Foreigners?

Did you know some Chinese hotels are only available to mainlanders? I’ve experienced it before, walking around a city trying to find a hotel or guest house with vacancies, and going into hotels only to be told that they only accept guests with Chinese ID. You may even...

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Travelling to Guilin by train

A cheap and convenient way to visit the beautiful cities of Guilin, Yangshuo and their surroundings is by train. Everyone who has been in Hong Kong and China for a while know that the high-speed trains are a symbol of modern China, becoming one of the most efficient...

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15 items a hotel can get rid of: my thoughts

I found this article 15 Items Hotels Could Eliminate from a Facebook an old professor of mine from Cornell Hotel School shared. I thought it was interesting so I wanted to share my thoughts and opinions on the items presented. 1. Bed scarves. This old-fashioned and basically useless...

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Review: Park Hyatt, Guangzhou

In recent years, Guangzhou has seen a rash of new luxury hotels operated by western brands. Like some others, this Park Hyatt is centrally located in Zhejiang new town area (just a few yards from a metro stop). The hotel occupies the higher floors of a new tall...

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Review: Hilton Garden Inn Zhongshan Guzhen

There are some cheap offers for this hotel available from Hong Kong and I recently stayed there. The first thing to mention is location. It is in Guzhen 古鎮鎮, which is an area in the northwest of Zhongshan. It’s a long way from both the main area and...

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Review: Sleeep Capsule Hotel

I had the opportunity to check out Hong Kong’s newest capsule hotel, Sleeep. It’s located in a Tong Lau in Sheung Wan. While I didn’t stay overnight, I did get a tour. Location is great, nearby Central in Sheung Wan. It’s located off Queen’s Road Central, up a...

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Review: East Hotel, Taikoo Shing

Swire generally produces beautiful, thoughtfully serviced hotels. Taikoo is a historical heartland of some Swire businesses – to the point that in Chinese the names are the same – so I was not surprised that I found East to be a well-designed and enjoyable hotel in which to...

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Review: Garden View Hotel Hong Kong

  Garden View Hotel is a very unique property. It literally sits upon the most valuable land in the world, located on MacDonnell Road in the mid-levels above Central/Admiralty. It’s also located above and across the street from Hong Kong Park, a rarity in Hong Kong to have...

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Review: Attitude on Granville Hotel

Attitude on Granville is a relatively new boutique hotel which opened in 2016, operated by the Soravit group. The theme is Hong Kong, which is pretty appropriate if you’re visiting! Attitude on Granville is located in the heart of TST, and there’s access to a million places to...

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Review: Travelodge Kowloon

Travelodge recently took over the Rainbow hotel in Jordan, located right off Nathan Road. It’s a mid-scale hotel, good for travelers looking for a convenient place to sleep and use as a base while visiting HK. It’s located about halfway between Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, and...

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Review: J Plus Hotel by YOO Causeway Bay

J Plus Hotel by YOO is one of the more artistic and creative hotels I’ve stayed in lately. If you simply take a look at the lobby, you get a good idea of how the rooms will be decorated as. J Plus is located right in the heart of...

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Review: Shama Tsim Sha Tsui Service Apartment

I love staying at Shama, this is my second time staying with the brand, and tried out their Tsim Sha Tsui location on this second go-around. Shama operates 5 luxury service apartments in Hong Kong. Shama TST is superbly located, as long as you don’t need to be on the HK...