$64 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

4 stars
33 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai Hong Kong, Hong Kong,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
17 reviews
Great Value

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

  • Jung M.
  • Dec 19, 2014
Great location with good foods nearby

Located in Wanchai, very convenient to go places. Some nice foods within walking distance. Will... See full review

  • life is a journey
  • Aug 24, 2013
Convenient, lively Wan Chai locale between Central and Causeway Bay

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.

Highlights
  • Convenient, central location in Wan Chai
  • Rooftop pool on the 21st floor
  • Good value
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.

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.

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)
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
Policies and fees
  • The hotel pool will be closed during the winter time, from 16 Dec 2014 to 28 Feb 2015 inclusive for an annual overhaul and maintenance.

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:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 17
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4
Value:
3.6

75% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

very good BBQ foods

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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

4
5.01.0
Domingao
Business
China
Sep 21, 2011

Very good relation price quality

Very good relation price quality, perfect if you need to be in Hong Kong Island

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
G_G
Business
Lyon, France
Dec 21, 2009

Empire Hotel WanChai

The location is very good near Wanchai Mtr. Room are goods for Hong Kong standard

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

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Empire Hotel Hong Kong Wan Chai

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MyOwnAmazingRace
Business
San Diego, CA
Nov 18, 2009

Horrible on so many levels

Online the hotel seemed like any other '4 star' hotel in downtown Hong Kong, we knew the rooms would be small but we didnt know there would be mold, we didn't realize the toilet would only flush every third time and we didn't realize that the main light in the room was going to only work some of the time. We alertted guest services but it was satisfactory to them that they worked sometimes. The elevators do not have safety sensors and I nearly lost my arm one night. DO NOT PLUG YOUR COMPUTER IN TO THE INTERNET!!!! I payed for the service and as soon as I did mine went haywire and destroyed itself with a nasty virus. There were other minor annoyances as well but I feel like these are the overshadowing important things to know about staying at the Empire in Hong Kong Wan Chai. They were also very fussy about holding our bags when we checked in early and when we checked out early. '30 minutes maximum' they told us at the bell desk. This hotel felt like a 2 star... maximum.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

There was a lot to see on the streets, new and old. we walked to central almost everyday and the walk took us past some great achitecture and historic streets.

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