Rated 3 out of 5 by Austinite Could be better
I just recently finished my first stay at W Hong Kong. I heard so much good things about W Hong Kong prior to my arrival and I was excited to check out everything in person. I was a bit disappointed when it comes to the treatment I received a SPG Gold member. I was not re-directed to SPG member only check in desk when I first arrived even though I told concierge about my status. He was busy but the staff were just standing around at the SPG member only desk. I ended up having to wait in line for about 20 minutes to check in. I did not think the concierge staff was not very friendly either. They certainly did not have "whenever, whatever" attitude. They seemed to be too busy chatting with each other to help a customer who was asking for recommendation about shopping areas.
April 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larsson63 Great experience, although pricey
The hotel's location is a big positive. Elements is a great shopping centre, you are on the MTR line to HK station, and City check-in made the departure very easy. The rooms are quite small (not unusual in HK) but the extra we paid for a 'Harbour view' was not worth it as the view should have been described as 'Container Terminal view'!! That was disappointing. The breakfast is excellent, but pricey. Our rate included adults breakfast, but had to pay for kids on top even though we paid for extra bed in the room. I think if you pay for extra fold-away bed, brekafast should be free. Pool facilties are very good - kids loved it. Its the 2nd time we've stayed in W hotel and we would go back.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jll888 Hotel is next to the Kowloon Station but...
The hotel is just next to the Kowloon Station which is very convenient to go to the airport, disneyland and Hong Kong Island from here. But if you plan to go to Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, it will be a quite a hassle if you take the subway train because you need walk for 10 mins to Austin Station and exchange the line at Mei Foo station. Really not advisable to take the subway, Taxi will be a better choice.
October 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nick41 Not the best
For a W Hotel in a world class city I think the hotel lacks quality, atmosphere and substance.
Checkin: Limited number of check in staff, no explanation offered about hotel, room, location, room preference and facilities or choice of floor or room type beyond selected room city view
Room: Bed was too soft / worn, no automatic coffee machine (unlike other hotels) and no idea how to operate the temperature of the taps in the WC basin.
Entertainment choice (movies) poor, outdated and limited.
Buffet breakfast was average quality, chaotic and no explanation offered on menu choices or service, just informed buffet was all. Perhaps too hectic?
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by elle Best Breakfast Buffet Ever!
I travel 50% of the year for work and initially, I had been reluctant to stay at the W due to the Kowloon location. What a mistake on my part! The location is incredibly convenient, hop downstairs to the MTR line and within moments, you're in Central. The location and public transport beats finding a cab from Admiralty/Causeway Bay/Wanchai area any day! Plus all the brands and labels you want are in Elements mall.
Rooms are divine. Beds are heavenly. A great sleep especially with jet lag. I love the quirky packaging on the bathroom products!
Best Breakfast Ever! Make time for it, allow plenty of time to sample all these great treats - both indulgent and super healthy at the same time. There is so much to choose from, gorgeous displays, arrangement and presentation of the breakfast spread. Loved it!!
March 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by slingshot Unconventional....
Not the traditional hotel ambiance you expect. Very chic yet classy; just the kind of kick you need after an exhausting day. Excellent, accommodating staff. Best thing about location - in town check in, Kowloon MTR; you do not have to step out on the road while arriving or departing HK. Though not adjacent to too many shopping areas but shuttles go every 15 min to nearby areas and main Island is just a MTR ride away.
Only downside during last visit - room was not cleaned properly upon my check-in; had visible marks from guests who might have just checked out.
June 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eliza Bad Experience in Making Reservation
I had a great honeymoon experience in the New York W last year. Therefore, I would like to celebrate my husband's birthday at W Hong Kong. When I called theW this afternoon, for making reservation of afternoon tea, the lady helped with my reservation was not in a welcome manner. When I misunderstood her questions, she sounded inpatient and not happy for serving me. I can't believe this is the "Customer Service" that should be provided by W. I don't think my husband and I would like to spend his birthday celebration or other celebration in W Hong Kong anymore.
July 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ku12345 Marv. Suite /RESERVATION 281142620
3 night stay. in Fab Suite: Here some comments:
- unfriendly staff in Spa (older man, not the young one), getting angry because floor gets wet!!! This is a Spa and yes, the floor usually does get wet in a Spa with hot tab etc....
- In-room dining: Food is not on the standard of a 5*
- Blinds and curtains are not working. To have such a nice view but not able to open blinds and curtains is regrettable. Only one phone (bathroom) was working. We did inform hotel staff about these issues, however nothing was repaired.
- Excellent check-in and check-out services! Fast, efficient and friendly.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackson123 Model Hotel
Great location and well connect with kowloon station
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vincentg88 Excellent Hotel
I love this hotel as its room is homely designed with great ocean view. The location is also excellent as it has a big shopping center with cinema, which is convenient for shopping and leisure.
I will come back to this hotel when i returned to hong kong, as the staff was excellent in taking care of us.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bryan89 Best hotel in Hong kong!
Special thanks goes to Mr. Hilderbrand, Mr. Simon and team. My stay was perfect, absolutely loved the room, the food and the pool. It is always a very positive experience whenever i stayed at the W HK, definitely the best hotel in Hong Kong! nothing is too much for the service staff!
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Choiyc00521 Sophisticated
This hotel is for people who are likely to enjoy the recent trend. Especially for young people. I love those moods. And food at a pool bar was so delicious!
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Icam Wonderful Views and Attentive Staff
Back for the 2nd time within 2 months , and impressed with the staff attention to details... such as (i) given a high floor room with a wonderful view as my husband is an avid photographer .... and (ii) when the unavoidable situation occurred where another guest threw up in the lift we were in - there was a nice apologetic card & fruit platter sent to the room.... (iii) when I left my iphone cable in the previous visit - it was promptly sent back to me !
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CMCJKT Excellent is the word for W HongKong Hotel
Excellent all-around from the location, the facilities, the staff!!!!
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael56 W for Wow
Fab hotel, with high tech facilities.
Very impressed with the hotel and the staff.
Only downside for us was there was no complimentary breakfast or time in the lounge for spg platinum members, but we were told this was to be started in March, However, this did not benefit us as we were there February.
Apart from that, location was good, and we had a lovely stay. Definately would stay again.
February 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samy "W" onderful
w rooms are always exceptional, but this Hong Kong location at the Kowloon Station made access to the airport and elsewhere a breeze. The whole connected complex was great. Breakfast at "Kitchen" was superb, as was cocktails and vibes at the WooBar at night. Great Hotel and location
December 4, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by jholmes too hi tech and the basic service needs attention
the hkd8000 a night suite i stayed it was not that nice. great views and very comfortable bed but the tv was so complicated it took an age to work it out. the lighting system was overcomplicated and the decor pf the sitting area looked cheap, tired and outdated. the breakfast service was poor - no salt and pepper, having asked for strong coffee i got a ridiculously weak one. noone came to help me with my bags when i arrived by taxi. it just feels you've spent too much time on silly artistic details and not enough on proper basic staff service. great spa but you can go there without being a guest!
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluedew expensive, but you sure get what you paid for
W hotel is located very near the Kowloon MTR/airport express station which makes it very convenient to get around. Shopping heavens like Kowloon and TST are also a taxi ride (approx 40 hkd) away, or you can also opt to take the hotel shuttle bus to TST. The hotel is located right inside the gigantic high-end ELEMENTS shopping mall so there is always things to do.
In terms of hotel amenities, W hotel has its own restaurants, bar, roof-top swimming pool with a view to boast, and also its own spa and gym. wifi was provided in common areas but you would have to pay if you want it in your room.
When I reached there were friendly hotel staff helping me with the luggage and check-in. My room was a big and beautiful room overlooking the harbour, and i was blown away by the beautiful interior. The bath area is equipped with a standing shower area, a bathtub (with tv), and the toilet area. The sink area had a magnifying mirror, hairdryer, and all the basic items like shampoo, soap, facial cleanser and more. I noticed that they were not the unbranded kinds seen in other hotels but they were all from the brand BLISS, and i really adored the smell. I liked the digital weighing scale as well.
The cupboard had many hangers, and even a iron and ironing board. My room came with a nice and comfy king sized bed, and a big flat screen tv with many tv channels. I was surprised to find the fridge stocked up with all sorts of drinks (not free of course), and there was even a mini wine bar hidden in the cupboards. There was also a mini snack box filled with many tempting items. For those without spare money to spend, you can always help yourself to the 2 free bottles of mineral drinking water, or brew your own tea/coffee with the flask with the free bags of coffee and tea. What was interesting for me was that there were 3 lighting options for the room - day (all lights were on), night (dimmer environment) and then dream (all lights off). This saved me the trouble of going around the room and choosing lights to leave on during the night.
Room service was prompt. The food I ordered always came within 30 minutes, and the clothes I sent for laundry came back nice and fresh within the day itself. I also loved the personal written notes on the first, 2nd and last day of my stay, and also the free chocolates that were given daily. On the day that I checked out I was also able to leave my luggage with the counter.
So all in all I would really recommend this hotel to anyone who has a budget to spare :)
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jll888 This hotel has a great pool
The pool of W Hong Kong is one of the Hotel great facilities that you shouldn't miss out. Located at 76 floor, with the view of the infinity pool, it was just awesome. Not to mentioned enjoying the jacuzzi while look over the spectacular view of Hong Kong.
September 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kenny949 it is a perfect hotel
room is gorgeous, great size and very clean, great bed, luxurious linens, staff were friendly and helpful, very good food, excellent service, really enjoyed our four nights stay here, I will looking forward to returning.
February 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Exceptional staff and facilities
The W Hotel in Hong Kong was an absolute delight. The facilities and service were top notch. The location was also very convenient to Hong Kong's major business districts and attractions.
November 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by JKwk Amazing and Trendy Room
Still my top preference everytime I stay in HK. A bit pricey on the buffet and crowdy during the party time on the pool.
Apart from that I highly recommend.
November 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by jasmine1120 Very Recommendable
Convenient Location / Great Facilities / Good service. Love to stay :))
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LNLN Great experience in this hotel
I love the liveliness in this hotel. It lifted my spirit once stepped inside the hotel with the deco and greetings from the staff.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by stevehkg Best value in HK
The best value and service you could get in HK.
January 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AshSam Absolutely marvellous ...
I have stayed at the W Hotel several times, and each time, I am completely satisfied with their room and services.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AA83 Love the rooftop pool
Staff were attentive and responsive. All the requests made via whatever/whenever agents were promptly attended to.
Rooftop pool was closed on the first night due to typhoon but reopened for the remaining 2 nights. Gym was basic but well maintained. Indoor jacuzzi was superb but could be a little suffocating due to the steam generated by the bubbling water.
Breakfast spread was good but can be better in terms of variety as I see the same spread for 3 consecutive mornings.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KarinL Edgy, comfortable, luxurious
W Hong Kong is a lovely hotel - you immediately feel pampered when you walk into your room. The edgy design gives it a modern feel...but comfort is not sacrificed. The bedding and furniture is comfortable. The bathroom is state of the art. And of the bliss toiletries is a lovely touch! The pool is also fantastic.
July 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ConditionOne Unique hotel; out of the way
First of all, if you’re coming in from the Airport Express, good luck finding the hotel! I saw exactly two signs pointing the way in Elements Mall. One near the entrance, and one near the hotel lobby. For everything in between, you’re on your own. There seems to be ample signage for everything other than the W. Try taking Exit D from the Airport Express station, and making a left. I may have taken the long way around to the hotel. If you have problems, head to the “Metal” section of the mall.
When checking in, there was no mention of my platinum status until I asked for my platinum amenity. I was upgraded to a Fabulous room, which has a direct view of an industrial harbor. Why anybody would pay more for such a view is beyond me. Other than that, the room is spacious and has a nice couch for lounging about. The room has an open bathroom concept, which some people might dislike. The bed and duvet are ridiculously comfortable.
I chose the continental breakfast as my platinum amenity, and bought up to a full breakfast for 110HKD. It was probably the best hotel breakfast I’ve ever had! The presentation was outstanding. Restaurant service however, in W parlance, was Whatever. Plates were slow to be taken away, and my tea was never refilled. Service issues aside, I might actually come back just for breakfast next time I’m in HK.
I stayed at this property one night to make my airplane connection the next morning. The hotel décor is really nice, and I really liked the ambiance. However, even with the convenience of the Airport Express, with the poor location and high cost compared to other Kowloon properties, you can do better elsewhere.
August 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matto84 An amazing stay
Fantastic hotel. Well designed, and well-appointed rooms. Amazing buffet spread. Faultless!
July 27, 2014