$49 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Aug 31, 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
3.3
out of 5
20 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
Wonderful family trip

Staff is helpful and friendly! great location! Short distance to Wai Chai MTR station, shopping and... See full review

  • S M.
  • Jan 12, 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
Accessible 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

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
arnold, maryland
Dec 4, 2009

very bad trip

it was a nightmare. this hotel hs not water for 36 hours. we want a refund for two nights. We change hotels to park lane at 150.00 usd per night. I hope that you can offer mesome type of refund.

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

Business

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nick H.
Single
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:

Single

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
life is a journey
Family
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:

Family

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Single
New York, ny
Aug 2, 2011

Great location

Great location outside the main tourists streams but close to all kinds of transportations (two MTR stations, ferry, tramway and busses). Wan Chai is has also more traditional parts of small town Chinese quarters that give a special flair.

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

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sweet Dynasty with an amazing selection of local desserts!

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Single
Manchester, NH
Oct 19, 2009

Perfect location with great price

I was there just for travelling. This hotel is located in Wan Chai that is very convenient. It's close to convention center, metro station and bus stop.

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

Single

Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Petrov
Couples
AZ
Nov 17, 2009

Convenient location

Great location, walking distance to Wan Chai subway, to Star Ferry, and other walking tours. Bustling part of the city. Exchange your money with dedicated exchanger (xcross street) and not hotel or bank. They have best rate. Hoi Tin (sp?) chinese restaurant down one block is excellent (nothing fancy, but great food). Indian restaurant also outstanding. Had the place to ourselves. As others have noted, a bit noisy from street noise or neighbors, but everything calms down at night and had no problem sleeping. Rooms are H.K. small, but well laid out. Safe is too small for laptop (bummer). 110v in bathroom. Shower was great, bathroom tiny. Breakfast was very good, worth the investment, but nothing extraordinary. Only downside, TV was only half functioning. Some kind of weird cable system and remote only channeled up and not down. Audio got weird with any subtitles which of course are on all the time. Had to wait 10 minutes for room, but it was very clean. Concierge stored our bags no problem. Not a 5-star hotel, but really a great value and outstanding location for the price.

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

Couples

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to convention center on harbor at night (weekends only? that's when we were there) and watch the light show across the bay. Very spectacular with all the lights on the buildings and the boats moving about. Forget what time it shows. Perhaps it was 8pm? 9pm? Check it out.

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

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
John L.
Single
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:

Single

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
S M.
Family
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:

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good food in Hotel and around the area, convenient!

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