If you found this post via the directory, you’ll notice there are two parts to “Hong Kong 2013,” because our time in Hong Kong was split by an overnight in Macau. This is the second part, starting out with my Marriott SkyCity Hong Kong review.
When we arrived back in Hong Kong, we checked into the Marriott SkyCity. We opted for this hotel (instead of returning to the Conrad we stayed at a couple of days ago), because the Marriott is more central to what we wanted to see and do this time around. Best of all, the Marriott offers a free shuttle to the particular locations we planned on visiting (which, by the way, was prompt and amazing)!
Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing bad about the Conrad (see here). It was the perfect hotel for the places we saw earlier in the trip. However, I’m glad we chose to stay at the Marriott for this portion, as the Conrad would have been far. With the said, the train system in Hong Kong is excellent, so you could stay at the Marriott (or vice versa), and still see and do things on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, it’s just a matter of how long you are willing to sit on a train for. We weren’t willing to sit on a train for very long, so the Conrad was definitely the better choice for Part I of our trip.
Anyway, we arrived at the Marriott via the airport express to AsiaWorld. There’s even a walkway (that’s luggage-friendly, thank you)! For a standard Marriott (non-resort), we found this place to be wonderful, and the staff was amazing! We purchased our Hong Kong Disneyland tickets (which I’ll get to in a future post) right from the concierge, the bell staff was helpful, and huge props to the doormen – who are constantly assisting guests and letting them know which shuttle to take.
The rooms here are your typical hotel rooms. They offer nothing special, but aren’t a disappointment either. Truthfully, the biggest let down is the one sink in the bathroom and the limited counter space. The fact that we weren’t upgraded, given our longtime Marriott Rewards status, was slightly upsetting, but what are you gonna do? It’s never a guarantee.
Anyway, onto the room pictures… and sorry for the mess! Usually, I’m pretty good about taking pictures when we first check in, but this time I wasn’t. Secret learned: We are messy people. This is why our housekeeper is my most favorite person ever.
The pool area is nice, and the fact that there even is a pool is amazing, but be forewarned: it’s on the chilly side. However, I was extremely impressed with the locker rooms, which are equipped with a small, but lovely, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam shower.
After a long day walking around, the jacuzzi was pure bliss!