The Royal Garden

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Address: 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, China

Star rating:
4 star hotel

3.9

A lively, bright and airy hotel with an excellent location.

The Royal Garden’s architect thought to build the hotel around a spacious atrium that’s hung with greenery. The management stocked the property with some show-stopping restaurants, plus very comfortable rooms. And the rest, as they say, is history. Since 1981, anyway.

 

Location
2.9
90%
Eating/drinking
4.1
90%
Leisure facilities
3.6
90%
Service
3.5
90%
Value for money
3.5
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

Tsim Sha Tsui East’s central plaza is a short way from the hotel, and MTR entrances (if not platforms) are an easy walk away.

 

Bedrooms

The Royal Garden’s kept pace with development since its opening two decades back. So expect plasma TVs and Frette sheets, as well as an assured and colourful décor.

 

Public areas

The atrium breathes life into the whole property, even on the cloudiest day.

 

Eating and drinking

If you include a liquid lunch at the Martini Bar, you could dine in a different restaurant every day of the week; there’s Japanese, Beijing and Cantonese, Vietnamese and that catch-all “Intenational”. Jewel in the culinary crown is Sabatini, allied to the original restaurant in Rome and a stand-out in a city that rates Italian cuisine highly.

 

Leisure facilities

Well, of course it makes sense to put the pool up on the roof; the tennis court (a rarity in Hong Kong) and putting green (ditto) are sporty plusses.

 

Service

My parents stayed here and were still marvelling some years afterwards. Nuff said.

 

Who stays there

Plenty of group travel, plus some savvy foodies. And my parents.

 

Price advice

If it’s location you are after, Kowloon Shangri-La and Hotel Nikko are in the immediate vicinity. Cross-check rates.

 

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • The garden bit is suitably regal
  • The area is a little bland
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