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Hotel Bonaparte by Rhombus

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Thick dust on the carpet where the bed is extremely close to the wall so a vacuum probably can't pass. Fluff on the windowsill too. Old crusted-on dust on the bathroom floor (the tiles are charcoal, so it really shows). Black mold around the sink. But the real winner is the shower. It isn't because it's dirty, but of terrible construction. The drain is on the wall at the rear of the cubicle. Until water actually hits the drain, you're standing in a 2"puddle. I read other reviews about poor drainage but it's nothing to do with blockage. They should just invest in floor drains to alleviate the poor design of their showers. Anything longer than a 60-second shower required me to turn off the water a few minutes, and restart it once some of the pool cleared. The reception staff was efficient but very slow doing check in/check out, like they weren't in any great rush. Kudos too to the Chinese-unilingual housekeeping staff not respecting a double-locked door with do not disturb sign. After 2 knocks, she walked right in because I couldn't think of what to yell out that might deter her. I was naked, on the way to the horrible shower and had to dive under the bedsheets. I probably traumatised her with what little she glimpsed, because after that, i always had English-speaking housekeeping staff, who for the record, were actually very nice. No wifi. Even if you pay, it doesn't connect except in the lobby. But ask about the free Handy device. This raises the review score.

You stay here only if you have business that keeps you away from the hotel all day. Only go there to sleep. Staff are a bit care free, no help with calling a taxi, and generally very little interaction with them except during check in or check out. Charging for concierge services was a first. Though it only applies after 6pm, I don't see the reason for this. Never experienced it anywhere else before.

Good location, matress is a bit hard but for a budget hotel is in average.

The room is small but functional. Location is great. Highly recommend this hotel

Kong Kong was great hotel was nice but I thought I was getting a full sized bed instead had 2 twin to up grade to full cost me 1000.00 deposit Hong Kong and 800.00 Hong Kong on top of the 573.00 I think that I paid you with was for that stay

Hotel Bonaparte has a GREAT location right in between Causeway Bay and Wan Chai. There's a 5min walk to Causeway Bay station MTR entrance through a market street that's a little annoying but not a terrible walk. Room is clean and modern and receptionist had decent attitude. However, the lack of free wi-fi and the fact that they charge for luggage storage means this might not be the choice for a lot of people. For us one night was OK but definitely if longer you need the wifi.. they don't even offer it in lobby either.

The hotel is in a very convenient location-- right between Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, within walking distance to both ( less than 10 min walk to bioth). From the airport, the E11 bus takes you right to a very closely location ( after getting off the E11, only two minutes walk). E11 costs only 21hk dollars from and to airport from hotel, about an hour to 90 minutes one way. Metro station Wan Chai is about 600 meters (5 minute walk away). Plenty of restaurants around. Shopping can be done in causeway bay. The room is very small, you cannot do much there other than sleeping and showering. There is air consitioner, but no heat, so, in the winter, it gets quite cold in the room. We asked for an extra blanket and a extra heater. They might have very limiters number of heaters though. The bath room in the double room is separated from the toilet & sink, which is convenient, when two people are sharing the area. The room area is quite dark, with a lot of shadows. I guess some people like that kind of design, for me, it was not lit up enough. But for sleeping, it's not necessary. Generally, the service is no better or worse than other hotels. One thing, there is NO TELEPHONE in our room. INTERNET is not complementary. You need to pay 100 HK dollars per day or 300 per week. However, if you don't want their Internet charge, you can get Internet from the restaurant nearby. Some restaurants have wifi, and they have a sigh on their door. For example Dim Dim Sum ( introduced in tips, less than 3 minute walk).

Stayed there for 9 nights late March / early April 2012. Pros: * Great location between Wan Chai & Causeway Bay. Easy to get to the MTR at Times Square. Close to the horse races on Wednesdays. Great food available close by. Close to the trams on Hennessy. * Reasonably priced for Hong Kong & the location. * Staff was very helpful; even had umbrellas for use when it rained. * Nice hot shower with lots of water pressure. * Had English newspapers available gratis, which I really liked. * Nice, comfy comforter for the bed; pillows were super soft (both totally important for me). * Super cold A/C! Since I live in San Francisco and was not at all prepared for the humidity and heat, it was a great relief to get back to the hotel and crank that sucker and just bask in the cold. * Provided a pretty good American-style breakfast at the adjacent cafe. Cons: * Wow, the bed was rock hard. I'm used to my pillow-top super soft comfy bed. Trying to get used to that sucker was tough. Luckily, by the end of the trip, I was so exhausted from not being able to sleep the early nights that I fell asleep despite what felt like sleeping on concrete. I would guess it's like sleeping on a prison bed. I mean, really, who can sleep well on a bed like that? * What was up with the glass wall for the shower/toilet?? Seriously. If you're sharing a room, you need to be extra comfortable with them. No privacy at all when trying to perform biological waste expulsion functions or showering functions. Not cool at all. Fine if you're by yourself, I guess. * A couple of tiny little things that annoyed me, like there wasn't a light by the sink mirror, so I couldn't see what I was doing when shaving. Overall, unless you've got obscene money at your disposal, this hotel is a great choice. My guide book called it "micro-luxury", which I think fits. It worked out quite well for me. Other than the bed. I HATED the bed. My Hong Kong-living friend who I was visiting was very impressed with the size and quality of the room. For us Americans who like everything super-sized, you may be shocked by how small the room is. Don't expect to fit much luggage in the there. Also, it's Hong Kong: it's noisy. Get ear plugs if you want to get any sleep. Those cab drivers have no qualms about keeping that horn blasting at all hours of the night. I'd definitely stay there again, but I would bring a sleeping bag or air mattress or something soft to put over the torture device that they call a 'bed'.

the room is small but the location is walking distant away from HK time square

The room was very small; there was no walking space. However, the hotel is located in a convenient location and if you're just looking for a place to sleep this hotel isn't so bad. They have free internet at the cafe next to the hotel. They also give you a cell phone to use during your stay, which was very useful. However, the one thing I thought was rather weird was when the hotel people gave us free airport express train tickets (for our departure) on the day we arrived. And those tickets expire on the day of purchase ... so basically we couldn't use it when we were leaving because it had already expired. So why did they give us those tickets when we arrived and not when we were leaving? The overall trip was great, but I don't think I'll stay here again. Sorry.

No.11 Morrison Hill Road Hong Kong

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Happy Valley Race Course and Times Square Shopping Mall
  • WiFi in public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Wan Chai, Hotel Bonaparte by Rhombus is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Happy Valley Race Course and Times Square Shopping Mall. This 80-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like concierge services, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Queen Elizabeth Stadium and Wan Chai Star Ferry Pier are also a short walk from this Hong Kong hotel.


Rooms

All of Hotel Bonaparte by Rhombus's 80 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water. For entertainment, guests can enjoy satellite TV. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and slippers. Other standard amenities include safes and desks.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Bonaparte by Rhombus enjoy WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle at scheduled times for HKD 140 per person one way, as well as limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a gift shop.

Room options

Premium Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Premium Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Bonaparte by Rhombus

Everyone (2) Business (2) Couples (3) Friends (2) Other (1)
3

terrible shower

Everyone

Thick dust on the carpet where the bed is extremely close to the wall so a vacuum probably can't pass. Fluff on the windowsill too. Old crusted-on dust on the bathroom floor (the tiles are charcoal, so it really shows). Black mold around the sink. But the real winner is the shower. It isn't because it's dirty, but of terrible construction. The drain is on the wall at the rear of the cubicle. Until water actually hits the drain, you're standing in a 2"puddle. I read other reviews about poor drainage but it's nothing to do with blockage. They should just invest in floor drains to alleviate the poor design of their showers. Anything longer than a 60-second shower required me to turn off the water a few minutes, and restart it once some of the pool cleared. The reception staff was efficient but very slow doing check in/check out, like they weren't in any great rush. Kudos too to the Chinese-unilingual housekeeping staff not respecting a double-locked door with do not disturb sign. After 2 knocks, she walked right in because I couldn't think of what to yell out that might deter her. I was naked, on the way to the horrible shower and had to dive under the bedsheets. I probably traumatised her with what little she glimpsed, because after that, i always had English-speaking housekeeping staff, who for the record, were actually very nice. No wifi. Even if you pay, it doesn't connect except in the lobby. But ask about the free Handy device. This raises the review score.

By , from Montreal on Feb 6, 2017

3

very basic business hotel

Everyone

You stay here only if you have business that keeps you away from the hotel all day. Only go there to sleep. Staff are a bit care free, no help with calling a taxi, and generally very little interaction with them except during check in or check out. Charging for concierge services was a first. Though it only applies after 6pm, I don't see the reason for this. Never experienced it anywhere else before.

By on Apr 11, 2016

4

good location!

BusinessTravelers

Good location, matress is a bit hard but for a budget hotel is in average.

By on Aug 23, 2015

5

great little hotel

BusinessTravelers

The room is small but functional. Location is great. Highly recommend this hotel

By on Jan 7, 2015

3

honk kong stay

GetawayWithFriends

Kong Kong was great hotel was nice but I thought I was getting a full sized bed instead had 2 twin to up grade to full cost me 1000.00 deposit Hong Kong and 800.00 Hong Kong on top of the 573.00 I think that I paid you with was for that stay

By on Sep 17, 2014

3

great location but no wi-fi

Couples

Hotel Bonaparte has a GREAT location right in between Causeway Bay and Wan Chai. There's a 5min walk to Causeway Bay station MTR entrance through a market street that's a little annoying but not a terrible walk. Room is clean and modern and receptionist had decent attitude. However, the lack of free wi-fi and the fact that they charge for luggage storage means this might not be the choice for a lot of people. For us one night was OK but definitely if longer you need the wifi.. they don't even offer it in lobby either.

By on Jul 5, 2014

3

small room in central location

Couples

The hotel is in a very convenient location-- right between Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, within walking distance to both ( less than 10 min walk to bioth). From the airport, the E11 bus takes you right to a very closely location ( after getting off the E11, only two minutes walk). E11 costs only 21hk dollars from and to airport from hotel, about an hour to 90 minutes one way. Metro station Wan Chai is about 600 meters (5 minute walk away). Plenty of restaurants around. Shopping can be done in causeway bay. The room is very small, you cannot do much there other than sleeping and showering. There is air consitioner, but no heat, so, in the winter, it gets quite cold in the room. We asked for an extra blanket and a extra heater. They might have very limiters number of heaters though. The bath room in the double room is separated from the toilet & sink, which is convenient, when two people are sharing the area. The room area is quite dark, with a lot of shadows. I guess some people like that kind of design, for me, it was not lit up enough. But for sleeping, it's not necessary. Generally, the service is no better or worse than other hotels. One thing, there is NO TELEPHONE in our room. INTERNET is not complementary. You need to pay 100 HK dollars per day or 300 per week. However, if you don't want their Internet charge, you can get Internet from the restaurant nearby. Some restaurants have wifi, and they have a sigh on their door. For example Dim Dim Sum ( introduced in tips, less than 3 minute walk).

By on Jan 3, 2014

4

pretty good for hong kong & the price

Singles

Stayed there for 9 nights late March / early April 2012. Pros: * Great location between Wan Chai & Causeway Bay. Easy to get to the MTR at Times Square. Close to the horse races on Wednesdays. Great food available close by. Close to the trams on Hennessy. * Reasonably priced for Hong Kong & the location. * Staff was very helpful; even had umbrellas for use when it rained. * Nice hot shower with lots of water pressure. * Had English newspapers available gratis, which I really liked. * Nice, comfy comforter for the bed; pillows were super soft (both totally important for me). * Super cold A/C! Since I live in San Francisco and was not at all prepared for the humidity and heat, it was a great relief to get back to the hotel and crank that sucker and just bask in the cold. * Provided a pretty good American-style breakfast at the adjacent cafe. Cons: * Wow, the bed was rock hard. I'm used to my pillow-top super soft comfy bed. Trying to get used to that sucker was tough. Luckily, by the end of the trip, I was so exhausted from not being able to sleep the early nights that I fell asleep despite what felt like sleeping on concrete. I would guess it's like sleeping on a prison bed. I mean, really, who can sleep well on a bed like that? * What was up with the glass wall for the shower/toilet?? Seriously. If you're sharing a room, you need to be extra comfortable with them. No privacy at all when trying to perform biological waste expulsion functions or showering functions. Not cool at all. Fine if you're by yourself, I guess. * A couple of tiny little things that annoyed me, like there wasn't a light by the sink mirror, so I couldn't see what I was doing when shaving. Overall, unless you've got obscene money at your disposal, this hotel is a great choice. My guide book called it "micro-luxury", which I think fits. It worked out quite well for me. Other than the bed. I HATED the bed. My Hong Kong-living friend who I was visiting was very impressed with the size and quality of the room. For us Americans who like everything super-sized, you may be shocked by how small the room is. Don't expect to fit much luggage in the there. Also, it's Hong Kong: it's noisy. Get ear plugs if you want to get any sleep. Those cab drivers have no qualms about keeping that horn blasting at all hours of the night. I'd definitely stay there again, but I would bring a sleeping bag or air mattress or something soft to put over the torture device that they call a 'bed'.

By on Apr 7, 2012

4

vacation

GetawayWithFriends

the room is small but the location is walking distant away from HK time square

By on Oct 10, 2011

3

convenient location

Couples

The room was very small; there was no walking space. However, the hotel is located in a convenient location and if you're just looking for a place to sleep this hotel isn't so bad. They have free internet at the cafe next to the hotel. They also give you a cell phone to use during your stay, which was very useful. However, the one thing I thought was rather weird was when the hotel people gave us free airport express train tickets (for our departure) on the day we arrived. And those tickets expire on the day of purchase ... so basically we couldn't use it when we were leaving because it had already expired. So why did they give us those tickets when we arrived and not when we were leaving? The overall trip was great, but I don't think I'll stay here again. Sorry.

By on May 5, 2010