Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong
What We Love
- Free WiFi, tea, coffee and water at the alfresco BreeZe
- The 24-hour gym
- Turtles at the entrance (live) and in your room (jade) to supply good feng shui energy
- Proximity to the funky Sheung Wan design shops and galleries, the Hollywood Road antique shops and Central sights
- Views of the city from the upper floors
- Borrow a smartphone with free unlimited internet and calls to China, Singapore , UK, US and Australia
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Expect to see a lot of business travelers during the week
- The standard rooms can feel a bit small for those not accustomed to Hong Kong sizes
- Electrical outlets aren’t as plentiful as they could be
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
With a stay at Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong, you’ll be centrally located in Hong Kong, minutes from Soho and Lan Kwai Fong. This 4-star hotel is close to Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Terminal and International Finance Centre.
Make yourself at home in one of the 162 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service.
How to Get There
I recently spent a week at this lovely hotel located near the bustling party street of Lan Kwai Fong. The rooms are small, but comfortable. The air-conditioning in my room was spotty at best. When it was cold, it was very very cold and when it was hot...well, it was hot.
The location of the hotel is it strong point. A famous tea house is located right across the road and there is plenty of good eateries located withing walking distance.
Very conveniently located hotel, as long as you don’t mind walking up or down to reach your destination.
The rooms are compact but comfortable, although there is very little hanging space, particularly if there is more than one person staying in the room.
The staff are helpful and attentive and the room was serviced efficiently and very well.
However, a warning to anyone contemplating dining at the hotel restaurant, Celebrity Cuisine. The meal was grossly overpriced, our dinner for two, which didn’t include alcohol, was $HK1877 (or $AUD347)
The food was nothing to write home about, the waitress was attentive and the waiter was relatively helpful, although not up to the standard you would expect of such s costly restaurant. He also appeared to be surprised in a disgruntled way that we did not leave a tip! The restaurant is the room used to serve breakfast so does not have a great deal to recommend it. There were only two male diners in the restaurant while we were there, which given the outrageous cost, is not surprising.
We had much better meals at much better prices at many other places, including two restaurants nearby, Ho Lee Fook, in Elgin Street and Man Mo, in Upper Lascar Road.
The location is convenient, it’s a short walk from many good restaurants, artsy places like PMQ and Tai Kwun Centre For Heritage and Arts. It offers an al fresco lounge on level four which offers free flow hot beverages and wine and snacks and a 24 hour gym. Reception Service was reasonably attentive.
We can see how the hotel may have been charming previously but we found the furniture and fittings (cushion covers, curtains, carpet, bathtub) worn out and stained. The air was stale, probably as a result of the carpet?
The Aircon system was blowing too hot and too cold; it was hard to sleep under the down covers when it was blowing hot, and hard to sleep without when it was blowing cold.
Our friend who stayed in another room had similar feedback about the Aircon system in his room and the state of the fittings.
For hkd4241 for 4 nights for a deluxe city view room, we would rather have gone elsewhere.