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On Walkabout Review: Hong Kong’s Charterhouse Hotel

Prior Posting: Tin Hau Temple

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My wife and I had neither been to Hong Kong before our visit to this one time pearl of the British Empire.  So I relied on doing some Internet searching to find a good but yet affordable hotel that was located in an area that allowed for easy touring of the city.  The hotel I settled on was the Chaterhouse Hotel located in the Wan Chai neighborhood on Hong Kong Island:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

The first thing I liked about the hotel was that it provided free shuttle bus service from the airport to the hotel.  The bus stops at a handful of hotels, but it was still pretty fast and convenient especially for a couple like us that had never been to Hong Kong before.  From the start we found the service at the hotel to be excellent with most of the staff proficient in English.  The Wan Chai neighborhood can appear a bit run down in areas, but the Charterhouse Hotel was in fact quite nice and modern.  Here is a picture of the lobby:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

From the lobby we went to our room and found it to be quite small, but it was clean and had everything we needed in it such as a comfortable bed, refridgerator, coffee maker, microwave, and TV:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

We did find the restroom to be a bit odd since it is not in a separate room, but that wasn’t a big deal:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

Something else we liked was the fact that we also received free breakfast.  The restaurant in the hotel was clean and once again super-friendly service.  For breakfast it had a buffet setup that served both western and Asian breakfast dishes:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

Here is the western style breakfast that I ate:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

Here is the Asian style breakfast that my wife ate:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

Here are our meals all together:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

Like most hotels the Charterhouse also had a comfortable lounge that was useful to hang out at night after spending an entire day walking around touring Hong Kong:

Picture from Hong Kong's Charterhouse Hotel

Overall we had a great stay at this hotel which was located close to the tram line and most of the major attractions on Hong Kong Island.  The hotel was additionally clean, offered friendly service, plus the great breakfast buffet in the morning.  We got all of this for approximately $84 US dollars a night.  We had no complaints for that price and would definitely stay here again the next time we travel to Hong Kong.

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