We spent one night at the Island Shangri-La Hotel en route to China and wished we could have stayed longer. The hotel is located a short taxi ride from Hong Kong Station on the hillside of Victoria Island, opposite Hong Kong Park and within easy walking distance of the Peak Tram.
The staff at this hotel was outstanding: the doormen, the bell boys, reception, the concierge, the restaurant staff were all exceptional offering efficient, friendly and helpful service, always with a smile and making one feel like an honoured guest. I would return to this hotel for this reason alone.
The room was large and beautifully appointed, with a fabulous view of the harbour and the lights of Kowloon. The bathroom was enormous and spotlessly clean. The breakfast buffet was to-die-for, by far the best I have ever had, with an outstanding selection of western, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. On our arrival, we felt like a light evening meal, but were surprised to find most nearby restaurants closed for the Easter holiday, so we chose the Thai restaurant by the pool in the hotel, where we enjoyed a lovely selection of dishes.
On previous visits to Hong Kong I have stayed in Kowloon, where I've enjoyed its hustle and bustle and its vibrancy, but I loved the tranquility of this hotel in the more peaceful location. It is easy to walk down to the harbor to the train or the Star Ferry for the trip across the harbour.
I would most certainly make this hotel my first choice in Hong Kong in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Shangri-La Hong Kong is a welcoming luxury hotel in the heart of the city. It soars 56 floors above Hong Kong's most prestigious shopping, cultural and business addresses, with memorable views of the Peak and Victoria Harbour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Shangri La Hotel
- Hotel Island Shangri La
- Shangri La Hotel Hong Kong
- Island Shangri-La Hong Kong