“Enjoy bang for your buck at the conveniently located Island Pacific Hotel, The old town of Hong Kong is just at your doorstep, so make sure you get out and explore it!”
The Island Pacific Hotel (click here) offers travellers a conveniently positioned 3 star hotel which is only 10 minutes away from the Hong Kong Express Station, 5 minutes to Say Ying Pun MTR station and a 15 minute journey to Macau Ferry Terminal.
One of the main selling points for me was the location. Having just arrived into Hong Kong and seeing all the development and gentrification of the city, I wanted to experience the old, authentic parts of Hong Kong. Located further west of the island in Sheung Wan, the neighbourhood has maintained the look and feel of timeworn Hong Kong. Many of the street vendors still sell traditional Cantonese products, such as the many, many different types of dried seafood.
Unfortunately in saying that, there is still a lot dried shark fin floating around these shops. Which is such a shame to see because of the inhumane way of harvesting it. Our guide Yan did say that the government was trying to outlaw this, which I guess is a positive but until it’s actually implemented, it’s just a nice thought.
We were in the harbour view room, the room was dated but substantial. It had all of the necessary amenities and fittings required for a pleasant business stay. The room had a standard bathroom (fit with shower and bath tub) along with a floor to ceiling mirror and a large vanity.
The room was spacious enough to spread out, and have a little setup for a working space ( if this isn’t enough, the business lounge has plenty of room with a lovely harbour or building view).
Food & Beverage
The buffet at Centre Street Kitchen provides you a host of food options that are both healthy and delicious.
Pool & Gym
The Island Pacific offers guests the use of the outdoor pool, gym and business centre and a free shuttle bus service to the city.
- Value for money
- Lovely view with large windows
- Business Centre
- A little basic in some areas (Sino group is starting renovations in the near future and with the Olympian and Pottinger under their belt I’m excited to see what they have in store)
The Island Pacific is a great hotel if you want a good affordable hotel (Hong Kong Standards) in the center of one of Hong Kong’s most untouched, authentic and cultural spots.
152 Connaught Rd
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong