We have been to Hong Kong many times and back in the good old corporate days, we only stayed at the big five star hotels. These days with our own company, we look for hotels that offer all the things we're used to but at a way different price level. I would have to say that for the money, I don't think you can beat The Bauhinia Hotel in Central - and we've stayed at quite a few hotels around this price-range in Hong Kong to compare.
The location is fab - almost next to an MTR station (Sheung Wan station) which is a stop from Central. It's very close (less than 5 mins cab) to to the airport express train stop. Getting a cab in this area is easy and the cab can stop right outside the hotel (which is not always the case with boutique hotels in odd locations in HK). The hotel building is actually apartments but the lower floors have been converted into a hotel very tastefully. There really isn't much of a lobby, more like the sort of desk you'd see in an apartment building but once into the hotel itself, it's perfect. The rooms are a reasonable size and quite new which makes it nice. The bathroom is small and almost no space on the bench next to the sink for items, but that is really the only downside with the room.
It has all the conveniences you require, ie amenities, iron and ironing board, hair-dryer, safe, etc. Whilst they don't really have a restaurant, we were offered access to the breakfast buffet free. It's a simple breakfast but fine for us - it consists of cereal options, pastries, eggs, yogurt, coffee, and juice. What I really liked was the room did actually have enough space to fit two people. Although it is on Connaught Rd, it has double glazing and much more quiet than most HK hotels I've been in and I heard nothing from any other room which means they got the soundproofing right - which is rare in some of these boutique hotels. Nearby the hotel are a plethora of inexpensive dining options. We walked up to the Hollywood Road area a few times for something more upmarket and that was only about 10 mins. I would definitely book this hotel again. Well done guys - you got things right! There are a lot of boutique hotels in Hong Kong that don't quite get the essential elements right, but this one does!
One final thing - I accidentally left some clothes in a drawer when checking out. A day later I received an email from Reception to let me know of this. Fortunately I was passing back through Hong Kong so called in to pick up items a few days later! Haven't ever had this kind of service even from a 5 star large hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE BAUHINIA currently operates 4 boutique hotels and 2 serviced apartments in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Our THE BAUHINIA APARTMENTS - CENTARL and THE BAUHINIA APARTMENTS - SHENZHEN has been operating for a decade. With years of hospitality management experience, our first hotel THE BAUHINIA HOTEL - TSIM SHA TSUI opened in the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui in 2010 featuring the stunning harbour view. THE BAUHINIA HOTEL - CENTRAL, with a modern boutique hotel concept, opened its doors in Central and contemporary modern designed in Guangzhou and Shenzhen in 2011. ... more less
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- The Bauhinia Hotel - Central Hong Kong