Two Macdonnell Road Hotel

, Hong Kong, China
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Two Macdonnell Road Hotel

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2 Macdonnell Road - Hong Kong - China Hotel Website | | 852 2132 2132
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9/10
nice apartment
Submitted by: Daniel in 12/10/09
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We lived there for 3 weeks. Everything is fine. Clean and comfortable. Excellent location.
8/10
very good but not excellent
Submitted by: Tina in 25/08/09
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Germany
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Nice, clean and very quite place to stay in a crowded and loud city like HK. I stayed there for three weeks. Room service has been perfect in that time. Only the restaurant in 8th floor needs to improve a lot - cannot recommend the dinning there. However decent dining is possible near by. A supermarket is right in opposite of the hotel. I enjoyed walking down in the morning to Central (15min). At evening I took a taxi back since the hotel is too remote from the next subway station when you have heavy shopping bags.
8/10
Nice Place
Submitted by: Kevin in 12/02/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I'm 23 yrs old and am here on business for 4 months. Here's the deal.
- Room is small, but more than big enough
- Very clean and gets cleaned almost daily
- I have a pretty good view from my room and I'm not even halfway up in the building
- Flat screen TV with plenty of channels
- No issues with "smokers" as another reviewer put it
- Not as nice as my place in NY or London, but HK in general as smaller apartments
- Free mini bus transport to the main areas of HK everymorning
- Bed is kinda rock hard, but I've gotten used to it and kinda like it
- couch is small and can't lay down on it
- Kitchen didn't come with all the necessary equipment for cooking, will have to buy your own
- No heat, gets cold at night sometimes
- Gym sucks and restaurant has bad hours (join California Fitness if you come, it costs just as much as others and is very crowded at night, but so are other gyms and this place has absolutely everything you could want)
- 20yards from HK botanically gardens and zoo
- 1min walk from supermarket
- 10 minute walk to central
- No other restaurants around
- Peak tram is only 3min walk away
- Peak Trail, to walk up starts about 5-10 min walk away....

Overall, I like it, if your not in hill climbing shape before living here, you will be when you leave.
9/10
Much better than expected
Submitted by: Daniel in 19/04/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Having seen an earlier review which said it was shabby we were worried about our choice.
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children - aged 2 and 4. Our children have eczema hence the need to have self catering facilities. Our parents who live in HK checked the place out for us and said it was nice. Indeed they compared it to the YWCA which is next door and recommended it above that.

Our two weeks there we found the following:
1. The location was excellent - 5 minutes from a park and 15 minutes from another park. The main "supermarket" was Park n Shop - about 5 minutes from the hotel and stocks all the usual European foods as well as Chinese food. You can get most places by taxi but for us we enjoyed walking (at least going down - the climb back was harder and we occasionally took a taxi back.

There is also a free shuttle bus to the heart of HK every morning and evening which we took advantage of occasionally.
2. The room was cleaned every day which we did not expect. Having clean sheets / towels etc everyday was nice especially with 2 young children (you need to do your own dishes and our 1st visit to park n shop was to get washing up liquid).
3. The view was suburb. We were on the 15 floor looking straight down on the park and the central district.
4. We found the service very good. We asked for an extra single bed which was there and asked for various thing thought the stay (extra towels - a high chair - you may want to ask for this beforehand as they indicated they had limited availability for highchairs).
5. The kitchen was small but it had a hob cooker/ microwave/ fridge/ cutlery provided and some frying pans. It had cable TV (x2), a hair dryer, a bath with shower, a small safe, and plenty of cupboard space. We managed fine over 2 weeks although longer we would have definitely missed the oven.
6. The room itself was clean but was small. It has a main room and a double bedroom. We paid HK $ 1700 per night - not cheap but checking elsewhere was excellent value for money for self catering in HK.

It would have been ideal for 2 people but after asking for the extra bed beforehand we managed with 2 very young children - they slept on the double bed with one of the adults with one adult on the spare bed. (They had a HK $ 1500 room but I suspect the extra space was necessary for us)

If there were 2 older children it would have been a problem and I should certainly check out availability of larger rooms if that is the case for you.
7. We didn't try the restaurant because of our children's condition and the gym was small but functional. We had an excellent holiday and on the whole we were very pleased with our choice.
8/10
Second home
Submitted by: Christine Cheng in 29/03/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I have been here since 2001. This is a different kind of corp. apartment, a lot of the residence here are long term, which means they have been here for a couple of years. We all have our own furniture. This is the only serviced apartments of it's kind that allows you to have your own furniture. This place have been going through refurbishment, and I have tried sleeping in the new beds, they are of high standard. They have also ripped out all of the old carpets and cabinates and wall paper. Everthing is new and of good satisfactory condition. They have also recruited a new cheif as well as a new coffee shop manager. The smoking policy has changed and they are moving into a totally smoke free zone. A new Italian coffee machine has also been installed. I enjoy my morning coffee there everyday. All the staffs has been there for a long time and are very helpful, friendly and personal. I am very happy here.
2/10
Very Shabby
Submitted by: SS in 16/09/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
My company put me up here on my 1st visit to HK; it is supposed to be a corp. apartment. This place was probably livable 5 years ago, but is badly in need of refurbishment.

1) They do not differentiate Smoking and Non-Smoking floors; my room was ok but my hallway REAKED of smoke.
2) Carpet was disgusting -- would not walk barefoot
3) Bed was hard as a rock, like sleeping on the floor
4) Couches were uncomfortable and old, would not want to "lounge" on them.
5) Air conditioning in room was loud
6) Coffee Shop food was dreadful, and they stopped serving at 9:30pm. 1st night I got there could not get even a bottle of water. No other restaurants nearby, either, so you have to bring food from downtown.
7) Gym is a room with 2 treadmills, Stairmaster, and a few weights.

I would compare this to a rundown Howard Johnson's in the US. Definitely not as nice as, say, a Marriott Residence Inn in the US.

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