Thursday, February 13, 2014

KG Garden Guesthouse - Hong Kong

Be advised that this is one of several guesthouses located at the infamous Mirador Mansion.

Together with my wife and daughter, I booked a triple room for 3 nights at KG garden Guesthouse for 60 USD per night on our previous business trip to Hong Kong to source ladies apparels for our online shop Happy Stripes.

To be honest, we were initially disappointed due to run-down condition of the building, not to mention its small and dilapidated elevator. More so, don't be surprised if you need to queue for this tiny elevator especially during morning and evening.

we stayed at 7th floor or Lily Garden


alley at the 3rd floor
We searched for the guesthouse at the 3rd floor as instructed by the owner. My wife and daughter were shocked since the whole 3rd floor looked like a ghetto with a few empty flats while some residents were loitering outside. The alleys have grumpy floor tiles, exposed concrete flooring, rusty steel railings, exposed pipes and faded wall paint. To add, we found the guesthouse at the opposite corner from the lift thus we were forced to walk around those creepy alleys. After check-in, the lady owner asked her Filipina helper to accompany us to the 7th floor where their other guesthouse is located.

The 7th floor was a lot better; there was a large rectangular open area in the middle and around it were the flats and guesthouses. Nevertheless, the whole place is similar to a BLISS project in the Philippines or a low cost high-rise housing, to say the least.

Upon entering the guesthouse we marveled at nice wallpapers and clean and polished floor tiles aside from the numbered lock of the main door. Inside our small room as expected were two beds, one single and a pretty narrow double bed; no closet or dresser. We couldn't even leave our luggage open otherwise we won't be able to walk across the room. In fairness, the beddings were crisp and clean.



our beds


Though the heavy curtained window was overlooking Nathan Road we weren't disturbed by the traffic at all during night time. Surprisingly, the T&B was a bit spacious with strong heated water. Basic toiletries and towels were provided. The main drawback was the absence of shower head holder thus you can't stay under water while soaping.

Forget the flat screen since they don't have cable or English channels. Considering the price our expectations were not that high anyway.

The plus side was the daily housekeeping by its friendly Filipina staff and a fast complimentary wi-fi.

The guesthouse is conveniently located along Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. The train station is just across the street and walking distance to Avenue of the Stars. Furthermore, there is an airport bus stop near this building thus it was pretty convenient to travel back and forth between the airport and the city. The location is undeniably perfect for those who want to stay in the middle of the action.

Suffice to say, you get your money's worth from KG guesthouse. No worries about security since the place has several CCTV and a watchman is always at the ground floor beside the lift.



6 comments:

  1. Hi. May i just ask, how did you book your stay? i googled the hostel but only agoda has it.

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  2. I booked it trough Agoda also.

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  3. Hi. Do they have airpots for coffee?

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    1. I didn't notice any airpot during our stay.

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