Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

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Address: 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4

Forget Victoria Harbour – the views are here, half way to China.

This is really the only hotel of any merit between Kowloon and the mainland border. I find its location perennially fascinating: vast high-rise New Town to the south, but water and mountains to the north. Splendid feng shui; ditto kitchens, cellars, beds and service.

 

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4.1
90%
Leisure facilities
4.3
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

Right by the railway station serving Chinese University, the Hyatt is half way between downtown Tsim Sha Tsui and bordertown Lo Wu and overlooks Tolo Harbour. Both Sha Tin’s racecourse and several country parks are nearby, but there is little immediately outside the hotel apart from the up and down platforms.

 

Bedrooms

First choice to make is long stay or short: in the former category, there are 133 mini apartments of varying size, each with a small but workable kitchen. Otherwise, your budget will probably dictate whether you look onto harbour or mountains, and whether you can afford to get into the top floor Regency Club (recommended for its outdoor terrace alone). Cool, contemporary room interiors are offset by such technology givens as wireless broadband and two-line telephones.

 

Public areas

Double-take modern artworks and sculptures enliven the spacious lobby which is flooded with natural light. The whole property has a very energetic and go-ahead feel.

 

Eating and drinking

Book a private dining room at Sha Tin 18 if you are entertaining local clients. And breakfast is definitely something to look forward to at Café. The Tin Tin Bar (meaning “heaven”) is a little on the gloomy side.

 

Leisure facilities

Experience the full monty – a very satisfactory spa, heated outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre. Jogging and cycling tracks thread their way round the harbour shoreline.

 

Service

Proactive but never intrusive. While this is the most junior of Hong Kong’s trio of Hyatts, the staff take a real pride in their work.

 

Who stays there

From September to June – horse fans on race nights. Year-round – visiting university academics, executives with business in China and Hong Kongers on a break from the city.

 

Price advice

Avoid race nights when occupancy rockets.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Relaxation

Pros & Cons

  • Master-of-all-I-survey panoramas
  • Slightly isolated
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