Langham Place

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Address: 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, , China

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.2

Langham Place? Langham Palace more like. And then some.

It took the owner something like 15 years to get this place off the ground – and if it looks like a space rocket about to launch from the stews of Mong Kok, well that’s not entirely coincidental, surely.

 

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
4.2
90%
Leisure facilities
4.1
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Value for money
3.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

It is joined onto a vast mall and office complex, and surrounded by infinitely more interesting streets – some of which are allied to specific trades - that have changed little in two or three decades. The MTR station is somewhere around the hotel’s foundations.

 

Bedrooms

There are 665 rooms and suites, and while some are larger than others, they all dazzle with floor-to-ceiling windows and Cisco telephony (and IT butlers to explain things). There’s even a charger for your laptop inside the safe. The slightly heavy Chinese influenced décor sits very well with an otherwise modern ambience.

 

Public areas

It’s almost difficult to see where the hotel ends and the mall begins – and the vast fourth-floor lobby hums all day. Numerous objets d’art are distributed around the hotel (take the iPod tour).

 

Eating and drinking

Very much first-rate, even if you overlook the Chinese restaurant’s Michelin asterisk. Chill by the waterfall in The Backyard, or get a charge from Portal which blurs the line between work and play ever so gently. Tokoro (Japanese) is well worth a try.

 

Leisure facilities

There is a really good spa, heated rooftop pool, and a highly encouraging fitness studio.

 

Service

The switched-on bell staff on the ground floor are a great introduction – and it just gets better.

 

Who stays there

Split between those drawn by the tech side, and others who love nothing more than to take a leap into a very exciting, albeit gritty, part of Hong Kong.

 

Price advice

Deals on offer are usually tied to the more expensive rooms.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Hi-tech high jinks
  • Super busy area
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