Island Pacific Hotel
What We Love
- A four-star hotel with stunning views, including complimentary smartphone use and breakfastThe stunning view of the Kowloon skyline from your comfortable room
- Taking a culinary journey around the cool neighborhood of Sai Ying Pun
- The complimentary smartphone that comes with every room, and breakfast included with your stay
What To Know
- The hotel provides free shuttle service to Hong Kong Station and the Macau Ferry
- Free WiFi is strong and reliable
- Harbor View rooms have floor to ceiling windows
Feel free to judge Island Pacific Hotel by its cover. Behind this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner’s gleaming façade, interiors are just as sleek, a perfect match for its setting in forward-thinking, tech-savvy Hong Kong. Of course, the actual tech amenities don’t hurt – specifically, the Handy smartphone that you’ll enjoy. The device allows for unlimited local calls and international calls to several countries and is stocked with social-media apps and a comprehensive city guide, too.
You’ll be centrally located, at the buzzing Sai Ying Pun. One of this city’s most chi-chi hangouts, it offers an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants, next to traditional dim-sum hot spots. For a glimpse into Hong Kong’s art scene, pop by the nearby Above Second, an art gallery that features up-and-coming artists, or take advantage of all the other things there are to see and do. It’s easy to get around from the hotel, with multiple forms of transport around, including complimentary shuttle services straight to the city center.
Rooms show off a simple, contemporary style, with sleek wood panels bringing warmth to each cozy space. Each also comes with a Handy phone, a complimentary smartphone that can be used throughout the duration of your vacation; you’ll be able to make local calls and international calls to several countries through it, and it’s equipped with social-media apps and a city guide. Of course, the scene-stealer is the jaw-dropping view of the Kowloon skyline and the view of Victoria Harbor.
Buffet breakfast is enjoyed at Centre Street Kitchen, the chic restaurant that opens daily from 6:45am to 11pm and boasts touches of Asian decor that were inspired by the nearby Sai Ying Pun. Lunch and dinner buffets are also served here, with an extensive range of international cuisines and unforgettable local dishes, including dim sum.
Located just along the river, the hotel features complimentary shuttle services to the city center. The local neighborhood is peppered with unique stores and restaurants to give you a taste of true Hong Kong culture, and the hotel has drawn up a culinary map of the surrounding area, for foodies. Sai Ying Pun MTR station is a five-minute walk away.
How to Get There
We visit Hong Kong every year to visit family. In recent years we have stayed in Hotel Jen however when we looked this year Jen had gotten very expensive. We stayed for a week in February.
We were there for Chinese New Year and the lobby had some great decorations and displays. The staff in the lobby were all really friendly and helpful.
The gym is small and was quite hot but had everything you would need for a gym for a holiday stay. It was normally empty.
The pool is huge! It was a bit cold for us to use in February but would be great in summer.
The lifts to the gym/pool can be a bit slow as there is only one and people can also use it as a normal lift. We often had to wait 5+ minutes. We had no problem with lifts to the room.
The hotel has filtered water dispensers on each floor to minimise plastic waste. We thought this was great and made good use of it.
We didn’t really eat at the hotel. We thought the breakfast was expensive and we don’t eat loads so instead we visited the local supermarket (just across the road) and bought fruit and yoghurt or just went to the local Starbucks.
Our room was absolutely great. We had a harbour view with a great view out over to Kowloon.
We had free Wi-fi which was quick and allowed us to Uber and use taxis around the city. My husband also had to work and there was enough bandwidth to do this without any issues.
There is next to no wardrobe space.
There was a fridge to store stuff in which was useful.
The TV had a decent selection of English channels.
The bathroom was large for Hong Kong and the shower was great really good water pressure. It would have been helpful to have some hooks on the door for towels etc.
We really liked the location it was about a twenty minute walk to Kennedy town and the bars and restaurants, 15 minutes to the main part of Hollywood Road and 30 minutes to Central.
There is also a tube stop within 5 minutes of the hotel.
Our only problem was with the other guests on our floor and seemed to come and go between rooms slamming doors when we were trying to sleep and shouting. However not the hotels fault.
We would definitely stay again here.
It was a really nice hotel. Service, location and cleanliness were all very satisfied hotels. The sea view you see at the hotel is nice. If I visit Hong Kong next time, I would like to stay here. *^^*
We have stayed at this hotel regularly since 2008 and quite simply, we just wouldn’t go anywhere else. Located within walking distance of the Macau Ferry Terminal, this hotel has recently gone through refurbishment.
The beds are so comfortable and the views whether from a harbour view room or city view are quite spectacular.
The gym is well equipped and the pool is a huge plus.
One of the IP gems is ofcourse the staff. Bettina who is in charge of guest relations went above and beyond with her help during our last stay and nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff.
We’d highly recommend this hotel and very much looking forward to our next stay in a few weeks time!