Monday, 18 August 2014

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Dorsett Mongkok Hotel, Hong Kong Review!

Address: 88 Tai Kok Tsui Rd, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3987 2288

Dates of Stay: 16 - 18 May
Category: Superior Room - 1 King Bed
Description: Measuring 210 square feet, this city-view guestroom offers 1 queen bed or 2 single beds with 300-thread-count linens. The room has high ceilings and a large window. The 26-inch flat-screen TV comes with cable/satellite channels. Wireless and wired Internet access is available (surcharge). Other conveniences include a coffee/tea maker, minibar, complimentary bottled water, and an in-room safe. Slippers are provided, too. The mosaic-tiled bathroom is outfitted with a refreshing rainfall showerhead. All rooms are nonsmoking.
Cost: HK$1,973.40 for 2 nights.

I know this is WAAAAAY over due, but because I have been so lazy busy, and I've had several trip since Hong Kong, and I'm finally down to writing this! >.<

We visited in May, in the sweltering heat of Hong Kong's Summer (heard from my friends who are working there that it just got hotter and even more humid). We stayed at Dorsett Mongkong which is centrally located (in my opinion). I've stayed there in the past when it was named Cosmo Hotel Mongkong during a school trip in University.

Although the hotel may not be located right next to the MTR station, nor near any major shopping malls, it was the best I could find along that particular MTR line and within my budget. Besides, the hotel provided shuttles buses to and from major places of interest like Ladies Market and Mongkok MTR Station.

I wanted to stay on the Tung Chung Line because we were arriving from Macau and will be transferring at Hong Kong Station, and subsequently, headed towards Disneyland where we stayed at Auberge Discovery Bay Hotel.

Before checking in, I emailed the hotel to request for a nice view and a high floor if possible. They complied and the view from the room is fantastic! We stayed on the 18th floor and despite the room being rather small, there's a full length window allowing natural light to enter the room. There's also a ledge in front of the window to allow you to place your luggage, or in our case, just sit there and enjoy the view.


As I've mentioned before, the room is really really small, and fitting in a luxurious bathroom is definitely not as option. I remember watching a drama on television when I was younger, and Lydia Sum, a famous paunchy Hong Kong actress, saying that the houses/rooms in Hong Kong were so small, she has to remove her clothes before going into the toilet to shower. That phrase was stuck in my head when I entered the washroom. I'm not complaining though, I know all washrooms in the city are about this size. At least the washroom was cosy and clean and I had enough space to place all my toiletries in and have a shower.

The fridge/minibar is located just outside the washroom, and I must stay that all the empty spaces around the room. is actually allocated a necessary item or furniture.


 There's a comfy double bed located right smack in the middle of the room. I also love how the natural light is able to enter and fill up the room. You also have the option of bringing the blinds down should the sun be too bright or if you want some privacy. Personally, our room was almost to the top most level of the building and there's no other tall buildings around us to invade our privacy, we just left the blinds up and bask in the warmth. It would be a waste not to.

Yes, you guessed it, that's the measly wardrobe. Not like we're hanging up anything though. Besides, there were pull out drawers with enough space to put all your stuff.

The writing desk is just located next to the window, allowing natural light to enter the room and giving you enough light to do your work. I believe this hotel, after all is a business hotel.

Placed on the writing desk is this Handy device which is very similar to an iTouch. It is a handhelf device which you can bring out and it comes with internet connection! Thus, you don't need to pay for WiFi in the room because you can use the Handy as a Wireless Hotspot and just connect your mobile phone to it.

It is also loaded with information of all the attractions around Hong Kong, it has Google Maps and thus we never got lost, and we're even able to make FREE calls to Singapore. This was probably the best thing that came with the room.


The staff were friendly and helped us whenever possible, and like I mentioned before, we were located on a really high level. At times, there were so much human traffic going up and down the lifts, it just took forever for us to get in the lift, or for the lift to come to our floor.

Otherwise, the location is good, the room is clean though small, and the bed is comfy. There are a plethora of Cha Chan Tings and convenience stores located around the hotel, so you'll never be hungry in the middle of the night. I had so much to eat I even got a bad stomach ache on the 2nd night, G just went down to 7-11 to buy stomach ache pills for me.

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