Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cosmo Hotel, Hong Kong

So how did everyone's Holy Week turn out?  Oops.  Should I have asked about Labor Day instead?  Sorry!  Been meaning to blog ever since I came back but was too swamped with work.  Girl's gotta earn some moolah!  Anyway, I mentioned in my previous post that I am off to somewhere for Holy Week.  And as you guys can probably guess from the title of this post, I was in Hong Kong.  Yes, again.  I swear, judging from the number of times I go there in a year, they should make me an honorary citizen.  LOL.

Our trip was actually a last minute thing.  A few weeks before Holy Week, Dad suddenly asked if everyone would like to spend it out of the country.  What the heck, who'd say no, right?!  So off we scrambled to make last minute plans of where to eat, and what to do (who am I kidding?  It's more of where to shop!)  

First up, where we stayed.  Dad made all the flight and travel arrangements, and since it's peak season, he wasn't able to book us a room at our usual hotel.  All we knew was that we were going to stay at a hotel called Cosmo and that it's quite near the Causeway Bay shopping area.  Great!

Fast forward to Holy Friday, we arrived in Hong Kong early in the morning.  We took a cab to the hotel, and were surprised to find out that the hotel was situated near a temple, a hospital and the cemetery.  You could say that Mom was not pleased.  Oops.  The only hope that we had was that the hotel rooms are going to be nice and cozy.  Well was it?  Scroll down to see!

First glimpse of the room

Wall mounted TV and working area

The room at another angle

Side table

Closet, safe and mini fridge




So... how was it?  Initial reaction:  the room is so tiny!  Even smaller than the already tiny room we stayed in at the Butterfly on Victoria Boutique Hotel the last time we were in Hong Kong.  And no free in-room wifi.  You'd have to hang out in the lobby if you want to go online.  Oh dear.  On the first night, we didn't have any hotel toiletries either.  We thought they really do not provide, but were surprised on the second day to see that everything from the shampoo down to the cotton buds were there.  In addition to the scary location, there seems to be no MTR station nearby.  And the "near Causeway Bay shopping area" remark?  You'd have to walk about 20 minutes to get there.  I think it's safe to say that we won't be staying in this hotel in the future.  Oh Dad, thanks for trying anyway.  1.5 out of 5 stars.

Cosmo Hotel is at 375-377 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


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