Cramping My Style
by jlee008 about Ramada Kowloon
When you walk in the lobby, it appears to be well maintained. First thing is that you can't help but walk through the smoke filled sitting room in the front of the only set of elevators. If you are a non-smoker, like myself, this can be very irritating.
The elevators themselves are like small tupperware containers...cramped and tight. There is little reassurance on the way up the elevator that the rooms hold anything more promising (although the light touch elevator system is one of the more advanced features in the hotel).
The rooms are small and cramped. Even in the terms of trying to conserve space, its still small by Hong Kong standards. It looks like the fixtures and linens could all use replacing. The bathroom is small. Overall, the place looks like it is in badly need of a general renovation effort. There are a few things that are good about the place. This hotel is right on the bus A21 route to and from the airport. It is situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, so you don't have to walk far to get to the sights. There is a nearby MTR exit from the Jordan station.
If you want the convienence and don't mind missing some of the niceties, this place will probably work for you. I warn you though, don't pay over $60 a night for the place. The only reason I chose to stay there is because I needed to spend one last night in Hong Kong and this was the only place that was available (with good reason too).
Check out the website I have listed below for hotels in Hong Kong...it really helped me out on my last trip and the prices are usually far less than other websites that I had tried looking on. The list is also pretty comprehensive.
Hotel and Shopping
Can anyone assist on the following: -
1) Is Imperial Hotel at TST good? I know its above the MTR station. Is the hotel dirty etc?
2) Is Harbour City Shopping Centre worth a visit? Or time is better spent at the retail shops around Nathan Road and the small streets?
Re: Hotel and Shopping
1) I don't think you will find any dirty 3-star hotels in HK. The Imperial's hotel lives from its perfect location but is,