Traders Hotel, Hong Kong

508 Queen's Road West, Western, Hong Kong, China

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By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#35 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Location:
4
4.0
Bedrooms:
3.9
3.9
Eating/drinking:
3.4
3.4
Public areas:
3.4
3.4
Leisure facilities:
2.7
2.7
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Seasoned travellers, People watching

Expert review of Traders Hotel, Hong Kong

Sexy in the city – we’re talking ambience rather than erotica.

Older travellers will recall this hotel was once called Jen. Even older travellers will remember that before that it was the Century. But whatever the name there’s no detracting from the fact that the moment you step out of the door of this very smart property, you’re immersed in a really vibrant part of Hong Kong Island.

Location: 

The district’s called Western – but it really is pretty Oriental. It’s towards the end of the tram line, in a traditionally commercial (so apothecaries, seed merchants and the like rather than yet-another-mall) area that’s extremely photogenic.

Bedrooms: 

There are 280 rooms – and every one’s a winner, harbour view or not. Muted tones and clean lines, and thank heaven that somebody thought to put large comfortable cushions on the window seats. Complimentary WiFi of course. Occupants of the five suites can access the Traders Lounge if they don’t feel like rustling up something in their kitchenette.

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Public areas: 

A little bit squished – a flyover shoots past one side of the building. The lobby’s on the first floor.

Eating and drinking: 

If the ceiling is a little low in Café 508, maybe that’s because nobody spends more time standing up than they have to. All day and very much all right Asian and international buffet, that attracts Hong Kong residents as much as hotel guests.

Leisure facilities: 

It may only be 16 metres long, but while up to your chin in the rooftop pool, you can see all the way over the city to the Nine Dragons, as the mountains of Kowloon are called. The gym is next to the pool, and enjoys similar panoramas.

Service: 

Highly commendable.

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Who stays there: 

Executives who’ve worked out you don’t need to stay in Central to do business there, and a sizeable proportion of leisure travellers who love the “real” Hong Kong.

Price advice: 

Enrolling in the Golden Circle loyalty programme – which extends across the Shangri-La chain – provides instant benefits.

Pros: 
Instant Hong Kong
Cons: 
Some way from the centre

More information on Traders Hotel, Hong Kong:

Price from:
£53
Type:
Hotel
Address:
508 Queen's Road West, Western, Hong Kong, China
Free tags / Keywords:
harbour
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Western

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