North Point, once a stronghold of Shanghainese refugees, tends to get overlooked when it comes to the tourist agenda. Excellent transport (ferry to Kowloon City, MTR station, plus tram) and characterful wet markets and backstreets. Great fun.
Obviously they are going to charge more for harbour views, WiFi, and suchlike. And the décor might have been decided by an ambitious 11-year-old. But with these sort of room rates, there is no reason to lament.
Busy, functional, and that’s about it.
Eating and drinking
There are better bars in Hong Kong, and better restaurants, but what Ibis provides in the way of food and drink is quite satisfactory.
Very much DIY.
Working in a hotel in Hong Kong is rated as a good job, rather than being forced to be a flunkey. And it shows here as much as anywhere.
Who stays there
Groups, individuals, and indeed anyone keen on maximising their travel budget.
There’s not much that can be shaved off these rates.
- Backpackers / Students
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Special location
- A bit like kipping at Ikea