Hotel Review – Holiday Inn Express, SoHo, Hong Kong

For my recent stay in Hong Kong I wanted to stay centrally on Hong Kong Island so I selected the Holiday Inn Express SoHo. The hotel is ideally located if you are here on business being around 15 minutes walk from all major business areas as well as the Main Train Station and Central Ferry Piers (For Leisure travel I would recommend staying on Kowloon side instead as you have more choice and are better connected for day trips etc…)

The hotel, like most buildings in Hong Kong is tall (38 Floors) if you are looking for it then it handily has the name written largely down the side of the building.

The reception area is very small but check in was efficient, the only places to sit were a couple of small chairs.

There was also a vending Machine offering a few drinks and snacks (2 noodle pots)

The room was actually a decent size for Hong Kong Island with a chair and small desk.

We were “upgraded” to the 24th floor due to having IHG status, the view was not amazing but we did have sight of the Harbour between several buildings.

A more interesting view is looking down where Hong Kong Bustle was thankfully quite a long way down.

The Bathroom is in the corner separated by a opaque glass window. I know this was fashion for a while but I really wish they would stop it as it makes it very annoying when sharing the room and someone else uses the bathroom.

The Amenity kits were dental and shower caps.

The wash items were an unspecified wall mounted combined Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner.

The rooms also had a kettle with Tea and Coffee

And a fridge, that is empty, as well as a safe.

Breakfast is served on the second floor restaurant. This restaurant is a very small space with about 20 tables which is far to few for a 38 story hotel. If you are not in a two (or even number) you will need to share your table.

For food you have an option of Bread (pastry or sweet bun)

For hot food their is a choice of Western and Chinese dishes, it changes per day but in the time we were there we saw – Sausages in Tomato sauce, Porridge, Fried Noodles, Sauteed Potatoes, Soup and Dumplings. Every day there was a choice of Scrambled and Boiled Eggs.

Across from this was a selection of cereals, Fruit and Vegetables. It definitely wasn’t the greatest of breakfasts I have had but as all rooms at the HiEx come with a free breakfast it is obviously value for money.

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