Honestly, I don't know if this can be considered as a hotel. Firstly, it's just one unit in a highrise building and has like only 5-6 rooms to let out. The name Golden Palace is a total misnomer... in reality, there is nothing golden or palace-y about the place. The building is an old building along Nathan Road, which is a main thoroughfare and there are plenty of shops and eateries and the Mong Kok MTR station is just a short walk away. But the building is rather rundown, and the lift is a relic of the 1970s-1980s. There's a rather surly guard at the building's entrance. The "hotel" reception was not lighted and when I called out, a lady seemed to pop out of nowhere at all. She only speaks Cantonese/ Mandarin, so if you are not able to converse in these 2 dialects, I don't recommend you to stay here. But she was helpful and was quite chatty. She also gave me advice not to come back too late at night for my safety. I was given a key to the main door downstairs as she told me the doors will be locked after 830pm. However the key was a bit difficult to turn in the lock, and fortunately the door guard let me in after I told him I was staying at the Golden Palace. The room is nothing much to shout about, as it's quite small and cramped and the furnitures are quite old and shabby. The kettle had stale water left in it. The drinking cups were coated with dust, but the bed had reasonably clean sheets on it and the aircond was working. The room I had did not have any window, and the only window was the one in the attached bathroom. There is no hot water in the shower so don't visit during winter. No towels/ toiletries provided. Throughout my stay, I had the impression that I was the only one in the whole "hotel" unit (except for the reception lady, whom I never saw during the day). I would prefer to stay elsewhere on my next visit.
- Also Known As:
- Golden Palace Hotel Hong Kong