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The T Hotel
Ranked #8 of 723 Hotels in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

This is indeed a hidden gem where not many have discovered it yet. Although this hotel is approximately 10-15 mins by taxi to and from Central Station, it is not at all difficult for the taxi driver to locate the place. The taxi ride costs approximately HK$60 one way and buses are aplently just outside the hotel. Apart from the slight downside on the location, the hotel is awesome. The room and toilet are spacious, clean and with lots of toiletries. The best part is that you are paying a small price for great sea view! Though some people may not be used to the excessive attention from the students, to me, this is better than people ignoring your presence.
This hotel will definitely be my preferred choice whenever I am in HK again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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11  Thank Willie S
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

This hotel offers features of hotels that cost more than 3 times the price. This is a hotel for vocation training of hotel workers. The performance of the front desk, room cleaning and cooking staff were excellent. The dining service trainee were somewhat shy, I was informed that they were in the first week of serving hotel guests, but there were no problem in our service, because they were closely supervised by their teachers. The room was large, luxury and well equipped. The mini bar stocked better than any hotel that I have ever seen and the price of the items was reasonable. The view of the room was great, our room had sea view. The gym was beautiful. The food are great, but if you want to eat at the Chinese restaurant, make sure you make reservation, because it fills up fast. The only negative of this hotel is the location. It situates outside of the city. You will need to take bus or taxis to get to the city. However, you do get to enjoy it's quiet and peaceful environment, What an excellent value!

Room Tip: Ask for sea view room, unless you prefer mountain view.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank HappyTraveller15
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

This is my ever first hotel review, I tought this hotel really deserve a review, especially after staying 5 weeks.
This hotel is cheaper than a service apartment and the service is excellent. The Staff are extremely nice, the food is nice, and it is a perfect place to relax after a manic day at work or a day shopping /walking in Kowloon .
I will be coming back next year, for work, and i only want to stay in this place...
A taxi ride to Wanchai or Central is about 15/20 minutes ( depending on traffic) and cost 60/70 HK .. If you take the bus in front is even cheaper.. but all depends if you are in a hurry or not ...I highly recommend this place if you are coming over to Hong Kong ...

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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14  Thank Olivier Z
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

This hotel is more or less the best hotel value in Hong Kong! First of all, the website of the hotel, so you can check it out or even book through it (which is recommended) is http://www.vtc.edu.hk/thotel/index.html. The reason that this hotel is much cheaper than similar others is that the hotel is run/operated by trainees of the Vocational Training College of Hong Kong (always under the supervision of experienced managers) as the whole organization is an educational institution for tourism!

Before i'll give you the hotel facts so you can deside for yourself i'll have to inform you that by saying Hong Kong someone usually means, the whole area, which is the (rather small) island of Hong Kong and the bigger area which is called Kowloon. As you can easily imagine, the properties on the island of Hong Kong are way more expensive than the other ones. So, you have to deside where you want to stay as the hotels in Hong Kong island are expensive (as all of the properties over the island, for example the rent of a 2bedroom appartment costs about 3,500US$ per month) except this one, the T hotel, which has an average cost of 90euros or 120USD per night, including breakfast and an ocean view room ! Absolutely worth it !

The good news about the T hotel are,
* Everything looks (and is) brand new.
*Beatiful reception / entrance. Don't get fooled by the first look, the entrance area is inside the complex and it is very beatiful!
*You will feel very welcome! Always! As the trainees are trying hard to do their best, you'll benefit from that - though sometimes it takes a bit more time (like 5-10mins more) for some standard proccedures like check in etc.
*Safety, as there is 24hours guard for the whole complex and moreover the elevators are working only with card rooms - by the way i felt very safe in hong kong, there wasn't even the need to keep an eye for scams or something..
*Fantastic rooms - exactly as they look in their official site's photos! Big and VERY clean. Workstation with all the types of plugs (!), high speed internet (included / free). Big closets with enough space. Safety Box. Light control for the whole room near the bed.
*VERY good sleep quality as the big bed, the matresses and the linens are high quality! These plus the variety of pillows means the you'll sleep great - which for me is the most important in a hotel.
*Big bathroom with both options (!) a big modern shower and a bathtub. Very good quality and "fluffy" towels.
*Every day room cleaning (sometimes twice a day). Small chocolates that you'll find nearby your bed after that plus two (or sometimes even 3 or 4 ) bottles of water - remember they are trying to do their best.
*Whatever you ask for, after 2 mins there is a smiley trainee in front of your door ready to bring it to you!
* Breakfast with great variety and quality. The view is awesome in the breakfast area!
* Well equiped gym with treadmils and machines.It has towels and it's spacy and new!


The not so good news:
* It's location requires the use of a taxi for the Hong Kong center (10-15mins ride - about 5-7euros / 7-10US$) or a bus (30 mins total for waiting and transportation 1,1euro or 1,5$).

All in all i totally recommend this hotel, you can save much money while enjoying the welcome feeling that you get all the time. Don't forget to get the bus A10 from the airport which will cost you only 4euros/6US$, 45mins ride. I forgot to take the bus (every 30') though it was very easy to go to the bus station and i took a taxi so i paid 430HKD, which is about 40euros or 55US$. Wasn't worth it for this one.

Good luck in whatever you'll choose to do and have a great time in Hong Kong ! :o)
Thanks for reading my review.

Room Tip: All the rooms will mostly meet and exceed your expectations, those facing the ocean have better view...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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36  Thank nikosgeo
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

We are at the T Hotel now and we are enjoying it throughly. The rooms are very clean, and modern and have everything I feel you could ask for in a hotel room. You must understand this is a training hotel and all the young staff here are in training so your patience & understanding is required but it is a wonderful experience,from the detailed turn down service at nite, to the delicious food in the restaurant I am so glad we chose this special place in Hong Kong! Did I mention the amazing views here! You book through the hotel website thotel@vtc.edu.hk

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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12  Thank BrisbaneBonnie
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

T-hotel is located at Pokfulam, from the airport you can take Bus A10 to the hotel. There is a bus stop in front of the hotel and It only take 20-30mins to reach Central or Mongkok. A cab ride to Peak tram will cost around HK$70.

Don't be put off by the outside appearance of the hotel, T-Hotel is actually a very chic and modern hotel run by Vocational Training College of Hong Kong. The hotel rooms, restaurant, gym and business centre are all located on the 6th floor of VTC. As T-hotel is run by trainees in the college, check-in/ check-out might take around 15-20 mins but the trainees show very good effort and enthusiasm to help you with the luggage and show you around the room - which is very rare.

The size of the room is big if you compare it with a 4/5-star hotel in Hong Kong. Room is chic and modern, bed super comfortable and bed sheets are very clean - not even a single stain! There is a walk in shower and a bath with TV in the bathroom and the hotel provides you with loads of toiletries - there is even a bath scrub provided. The mini-bar is very well stock and a can of coke cost only HK$6! Complimentary wifi is provided by the hotel. What I like most is the attentiveness provided by T-hotel. Everyday when I went back to the hotel, there will always be a bucket of ice and a plate of cookies and chocolates placed on the table! The best part is it only cost HK$745nett per night for a room with ocean view!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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19  Thank valtripadv
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

I visited Hong Kong recently to see the folks with my girlfriend, and to give us some privacy and space, my folks booked us this hotel in Pokfulam.

Now first off, a bit of background. The T-Hotel is a training facility run by the Vocational Training College of Hong Kong. It's located on the 6th floor of the VTC facility in Pokfulam. There are about 35 rooms, a restaurant / cafe, a gym and a business centre all on the 6th floor. The hotel is run by trainees in the college, and they do pretty much everything, from checking you in to cleaning the rooms and turning down the beds, under the watchful eyes of their instructors (who seem to really know their stuff).

We checked in on a Sunday afternoon and were pretty stunned by the size of the room, it's big by HK standards. There is a walk in shower and a large bath, with a TV in the bathroom and a glass partition between the bathroom and room that turns opaque at the touch of a button! The mini-bar was well stocked and the room was pleasantly air conditioned. Everything you would expect in a four-star hotel.

The super King sized bed was just right in terms of softness, with a variety of pillows provided to suit your weary head. Linen is changed daily if you so wish.

The staff throughout our stay were enthusiastic and helpful, we quickly identified the "Good cops" and the "Bad cops" amongst the instructors and some seem to ride their trainees quite hard. However, anything the the trainees can't deal with is easily rectified by their instructors.

The room price included a complimentary buffet breakfast which is well prepared, with fresh fruit and Chinese and Western options.

Now, the down sides. It should be made clear that this is a training facility. The trainees are all learning on the job and everything takes a little bit of time so you have to be patient. We returned from Ocean Park one afternoon to find two housekeeper trainees standing at the door, awaiting a formal inspection by their boss! Needless to say the room was spotless.

The location is not the best, there is a bus stop directly outside the hotel but sometimes there's a bit of a wait for taxis.

The overall cost for the room with mountain+sea views was HK$750 per night. Yes, that's 750 for a 4-Star hotel in Hong Kong, some rooms are as cheap as HK$550. That's pretty good value for money and you'd be helping young people learn on the job and prepare for their future.

Overall, I would recommend this to leisure travellers and young couples. Though older folk and business people might find the slower service frustrating.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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19  Thank Philip_Lee
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Address: 6th Floor, VTC Pokfulam Complex,145 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
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Region: China > Hong Kong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#6 Spa Hotel in Hong Kong
#8 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#10 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#12 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#21 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range: $125 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The T Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The T HOTEL is a training concept hotel committed to providing vocational training in the field of hospitality and tourism, while dedicated to delivering a pleasant hospitality experience to our guests.Set among the lush greenery surrounding of Pokfulam, 20 minutes southwest of Hong Kong's city centre with panoramic views of the South China Sea, this 30-room training hotel is situated on the 6th floor of the VTC Pokfulam Complex as part of the Hotel and Tourism Institute, "HTI". Since first introduced our hospitality programmes in 1984, HTI has been the forerunner in the field of hospitality training in Hong Kong. Together with our training spa and training restaurants, The T Hotel forms a vital element of the HTI's ongoing initiative to provide integral vocational training beyond the classroom environment. The T Hotel is operated by trainees under the supervision of experienced professionals from various fields of the hospitality industry.As our trainees deliver this unique brand of hospitality while in return receive world-class vocational training, we look forward to welcoming you to The T Hotel. ... more   less 
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