On the road named after Hercules Robinson, a 19th century governor, half way up the mountain that dominates Hong Kong Island, and about five minutes’ walk from the Escalator, which runs up and down to Central.
227 altogether. The standard rooms are a bit too standard, and the duplex suites sell out fast. But it’s WiFi all over, with cable and satellite telly, and they’ll even lend you a microwave if they’ve got one spare.
Everything is built on a postage stamp in these here parts, stranger. The business centre may not be huge, but it is efficient and there’s also a function room.
Eating and drinking
It’s not gourmet, but you’re not going to starve either. Dining al fresco is the best part.
The outdoor pool is open from April to November. And three cheers for the Reading Room, that could so easily be turned into another bedroom. The fitness room has good views, if not so much space.
Cheery and helpful.
Who stays there
A generally matey mix of long-stayers, execs unable to afford a harbourside bed, and the odd visiting mum and dad who’ve been boarded out.
Depending on demand and the time of year, there are some surprisingly good rates on offer.
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Kinda pokey