Our room was a standard double room on the 7th floor and while I was already prepped in advance that the hotel room will be quite small, I really wasn’t prepared for how small the room actually was. It really wasn’t the standard hotel room sizes that we’re familiar with here in Manila. But as many Westerners have noted, “get over it, you’re in Hong Kong!”
The size notwithstanding, I liked our room. It was clean, cozy, had a flat LCD TV, and was well-lit. And as what had been emphasized to me by my travel companion and as verified in my own search for hotels, this is more or less the standard size of Hong Kong hotel rooms at this price point. Just keep in mind that Hong Kong has the highest priced real estate in the world so that means, high priced hotel rooms too!
Surprised at how small my room is in SoHotel Hong Kong but it’s all good!
The bathroom was also clean and good enough, just small.
The booking in SoHotel came with free breakfast, which was served from 7:30 to 10:30 AM in the hotel’s breakfast corner located on the third floor. I loved their breakfast corner. It had large windows and was brightly lit—a great place to start our days in Hong Kong.
The smoking area:
They had several choices for breakfast, all served with fruit, fresh toasts, coffee and juice. We tried to vary our food every day. Food was good, but there were just days when I wished for the good old rice/ Filipino breakfast 🙂
There were mornings when it was just us while in latter days, we saw our fellow hotel guests.
We won’t forget Jaime (guy in grey shirt), the staff who served us breakfast the whole time we were there (and the way he said “ba-bye”.lol).
There are some who pay for really expensive, luxurious hotels in Hong Kong. On the other end of the spectrum, there are those who believe that your hotel room doesn’t have to be that nice or that expensive since you’ll mostly be out of the hotel anyway. For me, there has to be a balance between the two. And good for us, we found that balance in SoHotel. It served as our start-off point as we explored Hong Kong every day and was our oasis for resting our weary bodies after a whole day of being out.
At the same time it was clean, comfortable, safe, has a great location, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. They called taxis for us too. All in all, we had a pleasant stay in SoHotel and I would recommend it to those looking for a good, affordable hotel in Hong Kong island, would want a hotel near Central, but don’t like to pay extravagant prices for hotels usually found in such a good location.
SoHotel official website
139 Bonham Strand West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
*book SoHotel at Booking.com here
*SoHotel TripAdvisor reviews
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Hi batch. kami, during our first three night stay, sa Royal Plaza kami sa Mongkok, malaki kasi room dun but I got it at around 1,100 HKD per night sans breakfast. The second time, was for five nights, that was why we stayed at a hostel, Taisan, just above the TST station and it is manned by a Filipina. Its not a hotel but a room with shower so it was adequate at only P2500 a night. The third time was at Metropark Kowloon where i tried their executive rooms with free breakfast and snacks. It was a steal at HKD 1,200 a night. next time, Ill try sohotel but you should have stayed one or two nights in macau. You see, weekday nights in macau are very cheap, HKD 1000 will get you a five star holiday inn..
The Sunset Goddess says
Hello batch Aldwin. Thank you for your info. I’ve looked at Metropark Kowloon before and would want to try it the next time I go to HK. The reason we didn’t visit Macau because we already had a 4-day trip there back in 2008, as detailed in this post: http://www.sunsetgoddesstravels.com/2011/08/sunset-goddess-manilas-travel-guide-to.html
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