$64 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 14, 2015 Check-out: Jul 15, 2015

Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

4 stars
View map of 33 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai Hong Kong, Hong Kong,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
24 reviews
Hong Kong Whirlwind

This is a western-style hotel a couple blocks from the nearest MTR/public transit, making it a... See full review

  • Nick H.
  • Jun 2, 2015
Good stay for short term

It's a good option for a hotel in Hong Kong. I could repeat the stay if possible. See full review

  • Bolivar I.
  • Apr 21, 2015

Seasoned travelers do not always require serious luxury. For those seeking a comfortable, convenient and central location in Hong Kong without unnecessary extras, the Empire in Wan Chai is a suitable choice. Within walking distance of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, the hotel is well-placed between Central and Causeway Bay, with the Wan Chai MTR station nearby for easy access to points beyond. Wan Chai nightlife lies just outside the door.

Rooms

With higher ceilings and relatively roomy dimensions, the hotel's rooms have all the usual comforts. Broadband Internet access, flat-screen TV with satellite and cable channels, plus in-room safes come standard. The decor is clean and modern, with glass-topped desks and modular glass shelving. Empire club rooms offer vast amounts of space, with glass-walled bathrooms contributing to the feeling of expansiveness. Some rooms have harbor views.

Property features

A newly-renovated lobby greets guests at this centrally-located hotel. Guests can relax with a drink in the lobby lounge, or have a bite of Pacific Rim-inspired Western food at Cafe 33 on Hennessy. For guests in the empire club rooms and suites, the Empire Club Lounge provides a welcoming atmosphere for working or enjoying complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. The hotel's excellent location is within walking distance to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Wan Chai MTR station for access to the rest of Hong Kong. Near the hotel, pubs and many local restaurants spice up the area nightlife. A fitness center looks out at the rooftop pool on the 21st floor.

Highlights
  • Convenient, central location in Wan Chai
  • Rooftop pool on the 21st floor
  • Good value
Nearby attractions
  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • Pacific Place (.3 mi/.5 km)
  • Hong Kong Arts Centre (.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Sogo Department Store (.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Times Square (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Hong Kong Park (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Victoria Peak (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
Business
  • Meeting rooms
  • High-speed wired Internet access
Transportation
  • Wan Chai MTR station (.2 mi/.3 km)
  • Trams run one block south along Johnston Road
  • Hong Kong International Airport (24.5 mi/39.5 km)
Policies
  • For guests arriving before official check-in time (2 PM) and require available rooms, hotel recommends guests to book and pay one night prior to arrival in order to guarantee available room upon arrival.
  • The swimming pool is open until 15 Dec 2015.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai Rooms

Empire Club
Room offers a double bed or two twin beds.
Amenities include: Broadband internet access; Telephone system with voice mail, international direct dialing functions; 42" LCD television sets in suites; Cable TV and satellite TV channels; Mini Bar; Tea & coffee making facility; Hair dryers; Complimentary toiletries; Personal / PC safes
City View Room
Room offers a double bed or two twin beds.
Amenities include: Broadband internet access; Telephone system with voice mail, international direct dialing functions; 42" LCD television sets in suites; Cable TV and satellite TV channels; Mini Bar; Tea & coffee making facility; Hair dryers; Complimentary toiletries; Personal / PC safes

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Harcourt Garden: 0.2 mi
  • Immigration Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Pacific Place: 0.3 mi
  • Admiralty: 0.3 mi
  • Wanchai Market: 0.4 mi
  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Wan Chai Ferry Pier: 0.5 mi
  • Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture: 0.5 mi
  • Golden Bauhinia Square: 0.5 mi
  • Expo Promenade: 0.5 mi
  • Wan Chai Sports Ground: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Wan Chai Waterfront Promenade: 0.6 mi
  • St John's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Hong Kong Arts Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Harcourt Garden: 0.2 mi
  • Immigration Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Pacific Place: 0.3 mi
  • Admiralty: 0.3 mi
  • Wanchai Market: 0.4 mi
  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Wan Chai Ferry Pier: 0.5 mi
  • Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture: 0.5 mi
  • Golden Bauhinia Square: 0.5 mi
  • Expo Promenade: 0.5 mi
  • Wan Chai Sports Ground: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Wan Chai Waterfront Promenade: 0.6 mi
  • St John's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Happy Valley Horse Racing Track: 0.7 mi
  • Central Piers: 0.7 mi
  • Statue Square: 0.7 mi
  • Central Station: 0.8 mi
  • Hong Kong Times Square: 0.8 mi
  • The Landmark: 0.8 mi
  • International Finance Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Central Star Ferry Pier: 0.8 mi
  • World Wide House: 0.9 mi
  • Star Ferry Pier: 0.9 mi
  • Exchange Square: 0.9 mi
  • Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens: 0.9 mi
  • Ice House: 0.9 mi
  • Hong Kong Station: 0.9 mi
  • Airport Express: 0.9 mi
  • Lan Kwai Fong: 0.9 mi
  • St Margaret's Church: 1 mi
  • Central Market: 1 mi
  • The Peak Tram: 1.1 mi
  • SoHo: 1.1 mi
  • Hong Kong Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • Hong Kong Central Library: 1.3 mi
  • Victoria Park: 1.3 mi
  • Victoria Peak: 1.3 mi
  • Madame Tussauds Hong Kong: 1.4 mi
  • Happy Valley: 1.4 mi
  • Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal: 1.4 mi
  • Western Market: 1.4 mi
  • Sheung Wan: 1.4 mi
  • Mid Levels: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Domingao
Business
China
Nov 11, 2011

Very good located

the hotel was very good, the aminities, confort and cleanliness were perfect

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

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Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nick H.
Business
N/A
Jun 2, 2015

Hong Kong Whirlwind

This is a western-style hotel a couple blocks from the nearest MTR/public transit, making it a convenient option for travelers from out of the country like myself. Most importantly, it comes with a free Handy smartphone to use during the stay! No need for a Sim card or international plan - you can make local calls and use any apps (maps or messaging included) without issue! That alone made it worthwhile for me. Beyond that, the hotel was very comortable and had usual western amenities included, such as soap, lotion, shampoo, comb, shaving kit, etc., as well as a few perks like a minibar, free bottled water, and bath robes. The views are also nice - I could see the harbor a bit through my window. The sheets did have a light stain here or there, but overall the room and facility was great for the cost. Wan Chai is a fairly central area on the island, and a few basic stores were nearby if one would need any necessities. I was in Hong Kong for 5 days visiting a friend and stayed here for 3 nights as part of the trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bolivar I.
Business
Santo Domingo
Apr 21, 2015

Good stay for short term

It's a good option for a hotel in Hong Kong. I could repeat the stay if possible.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sweety Girl
Business
Sale
Jan 15, 2015

Excellently located hotel

The hotel lies in the heart of the Wanchai district and is excellently located for exploring Hong Kong. The hotel is pleasant and clean but a little outdated and could do with an upgrade.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
S M.
Business
Redmond
Jan 12, 2015

Wonderful family trip

Staff is helpful and friendly! great location! Short distance to Wai Chai MTR station, shopping and dinning. Convenient transportation to everywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good food in Hotel and around the area, convenient!

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John L.
Business
Maple Valley
Jan 5, 2015

great hotel

The hotel was very modern and updates.. Only problem I had was that they had these air fresheners on the floor in the hallways. Other than that, the hotel is in great location, room was a good size and check in was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy Disney ticket from travel agent down the street and save money

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jung M.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Great Value

Great location, and great breakfast buffet for ~$15USD

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jung M.
Business
N/A
Dec 19, 2014

Great Value

Great location, and great breakfast buffet for ~$15USD

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Big Brothers NOT
Business
Indonesia
Jun 18, 2014

Great place for biz hotel

Nothing special. I like the location. For front desk staffs are mostly impolite, typical young hongky, no experience, beginning job, arrogance. Feel he is hongkonese, smarter than everybody, and he is no nothing, have to learn more... need to see other world...have to learn something!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

very good BBQ foods

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Asia is my second home
Business
Boston, MA, USA
May 1, 2014

Business as usual

Location was excellent for night life and business. Bathroom was so crammed, even a smaller person would have an issue. Nothing spectacular about the hotel, very basic. The restaurant was in the lower level under the lobby and not very good. Would not recommend eating at their restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Excellent night life all around the hotel. Many places to eat, many options.

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
life is a journey
Business
Overseas
Aug 24, 2013

Great location with good foods nearby

Located in Wanchai, very convenient to go places. Some nice foods within walking distance. Will stay there next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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