For most of my stay in Hong Kong, I stayed at a hotel called the Grand City Hotel. Located just a couple of blocks from the Sai Ying Pun subway station, it’s a convenient hotel, especially for the price.
When I first went to the hotel, I came out the wrong subway exit and ended up having to walk a few blocks extra, but later I found that there is an alleyway right next to the hotel that is half a block away from station exit B1.
At just $45 USD per night via Hotels.com (plus essentially a 10% refund toward a free night thanks to Welcome Rewards), I went in with low expectations despite the hotel having good reviews. The price was half of what other similarly rated hotels would have cost, so I was interested in seeing just what the catch was.
The truth was, there really wasn’t one. The Grand City Hotel was great for the price. While the room was tiny, it was liveable, and about what I expected from that area of Hong Kong. It was well-decorated in a boutique fashion. There was even a chandelier, which I don’t recall having encountered in many hotel rooms, certainly not one at this price level.
Since my room was on the 22nd floor, I had a decent view of the surrounding towers. Since the windows form a little nook, you can see a bit into other rooms as well, so keep the drapes closed (or open, if that’s your thing, I don’t judge).
The hotel staff were friendly, and the hotel was clean. There was dreamy French pop music played in the hallways, which could have been annoying, but I couldn’t hear it from my room, plus they turn it off at night.
As far as negatives, the mattress was a bit hard, so I ended up sleeping on top of the duvet some of the time. That’s not a problem since Hong Kong is rarely cold. Also, the wifi was a bit slow, and the shower could have had better water pressure.
All said, for around $45 USD per night, the Grand City Hotel is a great value in Hong Kong. It can be an expensive city, and while perhaps I just got lucky with the price due to the early January timing of my trip, it’s good to be able to save some money on a hotel room.
Read below for all of my posts about my trip around the Pacific Rim!
A trip around the Pacific Rim – Introduction
OneWorld Business Lounge Los Angeles LAX review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Boeing 777-300ER Los Angeles LAX to Hong Kong HKG review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Airbus A330 Hong Kong HKG to Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral review
A layover in Kuala Lumpur – Street markets & Petronas Towers
Cathay Pacific Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL satellite review
Plaza Premium Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL satellite review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-300 Kuala Lumpur KUL to Auckland AKL review
Air New Zealand Economy Class Airbus A320 Auckland AKL to Queenstown ZQN review
Queenstown Motel Apartments – Queenstown, New Zealand review
Queenstown, New Zealand – A Lord of the Rings tour
Day trip from Queenstown, New Zealand – Milford Sound
Queenstown, New Zealand – Skyline Queenstown
Craft beer in Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown to Franz Josef, New Zealand by bus
Hiking to Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Franz Josef to Nelson, New Zealand by bus
Fellworth House – Nelson, New Zealand review
A beer & wine tour through Nelson, New Zealand
The best craft beer in Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson to Wellington, New Zealand by bus and ferry via Picton
A nerdy day at Weta Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand
Exploring the museums & parks of Wellington, New Zealand
The best craft beer in Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand by bus
New Year’s Eve in Auckland, New Zealand
A rainy New Year’s Day at the Auckland War Memorial Museum
A rainy day at the Auckland Art Gallery & New Zealand Maritime Museum
The best craft beer in Auckland, New Zealand
Emperor Lounge Auckland AKL review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-300 Auckland AKL to Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur review
A layover in Kuala Lumpur – Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia & Jalan Alor
Malaysia Airlines Golden Regional Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Boeing 737-800 Kuala Lumpur KUL to Hong Kong HKG review
A visit to Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong for dim sum
A rainy day in Hong Kong – Science Museum & Kau Kee noodles
Hong Kong – Victoria Peak & more great food
More dim sum in Hong Kong – Din Tai Fung & Dim Sum Square
A day trip to Macau from Hong Kong
Grand City Hotel Hong Kong review
The best craft beer in Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific The Cabin Business Class Lounge Hong Kong review
Cathay Pacific The Bridge Business Class Lounge Hong Kong review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Airbus A330-300 Hong Kong HKG to Osaka KIX via Taipei review
A layover in Osaka – Ramen, sushi, & exploring the city
JAL Sakura Lounge Osaka KIX review
JAL Business Class Boeing 787 Osaka KIX to Los Angeles LAX review
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