Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong

Opened in 2010, the Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong is a contemporary hotel with stylish design elements, located in Kowloon. In addition, to being one of the few 100% indoor smoke-free hotels that has attained the bronze benchmark status by EarthCheck, the hotel is also rated for the best value in Hong Kong!

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Dorsett Mongkokg Hong Kong: the chandeliers that greet you in the lobby
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The reception area

 

The Rooms and Amenities

Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong has 285 rooms and suites which are a fusion of functional design, space and natural daylight.  One thing to note is that the rooms are really tight (and the bathrooms even tighter). To cater for the various travel needs,  Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong offers the following amenities:

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Very handy smart phone: it was not in the room when we checked in, but was easily resolved by approaching the counter.

  • Free use of smart phone with free 4G Internet and personal hotspot for multi-device connectivity, local calls and IDD calls to China, US, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Australia, UK and Thailand 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar, Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom, Hair dryer, Shower only, Free toiletries 
  • Slippers 
  • In-room safe, Desk, Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Cable TV service, LCD TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) / Free Premium Wi-Fi (up to 200 Mbps and 6 devices at a time) exclusive for bookings made on the hotel's official website
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Daily housekeeping, Iron/ironing board (on request)

[TravelBytez Room Comfort Review]
[Superior Room Review]
[Suite Premier Room Review]

 

The Facilities and Services

  • 24-hour fitness studio
  • Oneonefishone, a fusion restaurant serving signature hotpot dishes for dinner, buffet for breakfast and lunch hours daily. It is located at the 2nd floor. 
  • Free WiFi is available in public areas
  • Guests may arrange day trips around Hong Kong at the tour desk
  • The hotel also provides foreign currency exchange services 
  • Free shuttle service to and from popular local destinations (i.e. Kowloon MTR Station and Tsim Sha Tsui)
    [Shuttle Bus Schedule]
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The very popular shuttle service which is always full every morning! So come down at least 20 minutes earlier.
    Note: For the hotel shuttle, it would be good to actually know where the shuttle alights, especially for Langham Place. We were tired on the second night and wanted to catch the shuttle from Langham Place back to the hotel instead of walking, however the instructions and the areas highlighted on the map was not clear and we ended up missing up the shuttle. We literally saw it drive pass us. C was pretty riled up and upset so we used the hotel's smart phone to call up reception. After some "discussions" between C and Ah Leng, we took a cab back and got it reimbursed (HK$27). πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    The Location

    • Hong Kong International Airport is about a 35-minute drive from the hotel. 
    • Hong Kong's famous Ladies' Market and Nathan Road are a 10-minute walk from this hotel in Kowloon's bustling Mongkok area. 
    • The Temple Street Night Market, Jade Market, and Yuen Po Street Bird Garden are within 2 km.
    • The Olympic MTR Station is about a 5 minute walk from Dorsett Mongkok Hong Kong 

     

    Getting There

    There are a couple of ways to get to Dorsett Mongkok from the airport [Getting There Options]:
    1. Airport seat-in coach:
      For HK$140 (ard S$25) per person per trip, you can get to the hotel directly to the hotel from the airport.
    2. Airport Express Line Train and onwards for Hotel Shuttle Bus / taxi:
      Having to transfer between different modes of transport and paying a total of HK$80 (Airport Express Line Train and Taxi) to HK$45 (Airport Express Line Train and Hotel Shuttle)
    3. Taxi: 
      Taking a  taxi does not make sense when the drivers will charge extra for each piece of luggage.  [Transport Department - Taxi fare of Hong Kong

    1. Airport seat-in coach vs Taxi
    For just HK$60 (S$10) more, we get to save time and effort from transferring between different modes of transport, or paying for unnecessary fees (just to put your luggage in the boot because it takes more effort?). I mean Singapore taxi fares have been increasing and are no means cheap (nor that exorbitant...yet), but to charge something such as (per) luggage just dampens the word 'service'. Now if they said there were various surcharges and they could 'justify' it, than that would be another matter.

    [HK Taxi Fare Increase 2017]

    Hence, for the journey from the airport to the hotel, we decided on catching the Airport Coach by Vigor Airport Shuttle Services Limited since they would alight us directly in front (at the side of the hotel actually). There is the option to purchase the tickets online from the official (S$25 / HK140), but we discovered that websites such as Changi Recommends (S$22 / HK$125) and Klook (S$20 / HK$114) have some discounts.

    We were really excited to book the tickets for the Airport seat-in coach via Klook, but since we did not know whether Cl's flight will be delayed we decided to try our luck and see if there were any available slots when we arrived. From the coach's official website, the last bus to Dorsett Mongkok ends at 16:55.

    [Getting our Airport Coach Tickets at the Airport]


    2. Hong Kong Airport Express Train 
    The alternative route would be taking the Hong Kong Airport Express Train and then catch either catch the hotel complimentary shuttle bus or the free Airport Express Shuttle (Route K5) to Dorsett Mongkok Hotel.

    As our hotel is on the Kowloon side, a roundtrip ticket on Klook would cost HK$131 / S$23 per person, while for a single trip ticket purchased from the Airport Express Customer Service Centre would cost HK$62.50-75 / S$11-13 per person per trip. So a "roundtrip" ticket from the Airport Express Customer Service Centre would be HK$125-150 / S$22-26 per person.


    Klook.com


    Tips: If you are not yet a member at Klook, you can sign up here. If you want to see what promo codes there are for Klook, you can go to Super Saver Mama. However, do note that not all the codes work and it is really all about timing, and trying each code to see if it works. Good luck!

     

    Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong

    88 Tai Kok Tsui Road Kowloon Hong Kong
    Tel: +852 3987 2288   |   Fax: +852 3987 2299
    Website | Email


    Booking: Via the hotel website (P.S. do check out their mobile website on your mobile phone for promotions from time to time - we paid SGD$272.84 / HK$1,525 per person for 4 nights with no breakfast, but there are plenty of breakfast options around the are) OR online for a better pricing.




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