There are 2 sides to most cities and Hong Kong is no different. There is the modern stylish sanitised side with its high rise business offices and hotels and there is the old but real side where the people live and the buildings are a little shabby. Staying at the Langham Place is a mixture of both sides. The hotel is a very new modern building set amongst the real Hong Kong that is Mong Kok with its narrow busy roads and small shops. In fact the hotel and shopping mall across the road are probably the only modern buildings in Mong Kok. It is a calm oasis amongst the noise and chaos of the city.
Yet it is still only a short subway ride to all other areas of the city. The subway is in the basement of the mall across the road (exit C)
A little tip:- to get to the harbour take the subway to TSIM SHA TSUI and leave by exit L (ignore signs to exit E as that will take you out onto the HOT street) and use the COOL underground walkway to exit L6.
The symphony of lights and tram up to Victoria Peak are both highlights.(sit on right side of the tram and have your camera ready to photo the buildings on the hill as they appear to be leaning at a sharp angle -- it is a very surreal optical illusion) And a visit to Landau island to see the great Po Lin Buddah is worth the time. The best of the modern buildings is definitely the HSBC head office. Stand inside and look up at the glass floor above into the atrium.
Traveller from England
Linked by bridge to Langham Place Shopping Mall, this 42-story hotel offers access to 300 international shops, restaurants, a …More
I usually stay at this hotel when i am in Hong Kong because of its location of many tourist areas near by and the bus stops and train staion which is near by maybe 10 mins walking.Also have friends there which i can visit i n a short time and cheap. My main reason to go to Hong Kong was to attend a wedding .
This time i had a room facing the road , maybe some people may not like the amount of sirens . As the hospital and fire station is fairly close
Traveller from Adelaide
Several night street markets, including the Ladies Bazaar and the Sports Apparel Market, can be found 2 km (less than 2 …More
This is the second stay in this hotel for lapse of 5 years. The plus point of this hotel is very near to the MRT yet surrounding with eateries. Room is clean but is a bit run down and old for a deluxe room with no difference at all from my last visit in 2010.
Traveller from Malaysia
Kowloon's vibrant Mongkok district is the setting for this modern hotel. The Ladies' Market, Flower Market, and Mongkok …More
I booked two rooms on this trip. This is one of my worst experience at Cityview. I was told that I have been upgraded to a better room; in reality, the "upgrade" was to two smaller rooms! Disappointed!
Traveller from Singapore
1-minute walk to MTR Yau Ma Tei Station. 5-minutes walk to tourist attractions including Ladies’ Market, Sports Street …More
Shops, restaurants, and recreational pursuits define the character of Mong Kok. Numerous curbside food stalls, modern shopping plazas, and traditional markets are concentrated here. Mong Kok Flower Market, Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, the Goldfish Market, and Ladies Market are among the most popular. Try Fa Yuen Street for sports equipment and clothing.