Langham Place Hotel, Hong Kong
This Langham Place Mongkok Hong Kong hotel review is part of a trip report including Cathay Pacific Business Class and First Class to Hong Kong and Bali, plus reviews of luxury hotels and food in Hong Kong and Bali. Prior posts include:
I picked the for our Hong Kong stopover from Bali back to New York for three reasons: price, location in Mongkok, and to personally stay and review a different hotel for TravelSort Hotel clients, since we'd already stayed at the Four Seasons Hong Kong and Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
First things first: no matter what ratings or descriptions you may see on TripAdvisor, Flyertalk, or anywhere else, Langham Place Mongkok is not a 5-star hotel in the sense that both the Four Seasons Hong Kong or Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong are, and it's also about half the price, so it's unfair to compare it to the most luxurious Hong Kong properties.
Second, by virtue of its location in the heart of Mongkok and not Hong Kong Island, it's in a completely different setting that will appeal to some and not to others. It lacks the beautiful water views of the hotels that are right beside Victoria Harbour, but lends itself to exploration of a much more traditional neighborhood and shops that cater to residents, not tourists.
Ok, on with the review. There's just one daily flight from Bali Denpasar to Hong Kong, and we arrived around 8pm Hong Kong time. Given that it was already the munchkin's usual bedtime and Langham Place Mongkok isn't right by one of the Airport Express stops, we got a taxi. Since there are two Langham hotels in Hong Kong, we made sure our driver was clear that we were going to Langham Place Mongkok. A word of advice: our taxi drivers in Hong Kong were all very efficient and polite, but not all taxi drivers speak or read much English-it's wise to have the Chinese version of an address with you.
The taxi ride was fast, and there were bellhops waiting to help us, although we were fine managing our own luggage. The lobby is quite grand and spacious, which is a good thing, considering there are 665 rooms and suites at the hotel.
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