The other hotel we stayed at while in Hong Kong is the Marriott SkyCity Hong Kong. We opted for this hotel (instead of returning to the Conrad after Macau), because it’s more central to what we want to see and do. The Conrad would have been far. With that 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 Marriott was the better choice for us.
The Marriott SkyCity Hong Kong offers a free shuttle to the particular locations we were planning to visit this time around (Big Buddha Tram Station, Disneyland Hong Kong, and the airport). The shuttle was THE BEST. So prompt and perfect! What a fantastic amenity!
We arrived at the Marriott via the airport express to AsiaWorld (we were coming from the ferry terminal). There’s a walkway (that’s luggage-friendly, thank you)! For a regular Marriott (non-resort), this place is wonderful. The staff was SO amazing, accommodating, you name it! We purchased our Hong Kong Disneyland tickets right from the concierge, the bell staff was unbelievable, and huge props to the doormen. They are constantly assisting guests and letting them know which shuttle to take, etc. Seriously, such a wonderful place!
The rooms here are your typical hotel rooms. They offer nothing special, but aren’t a disappointment either. I’d say the biggest let down is that there’s only one sink in the bathroom and limited counter space. The fact that we weren’t upgraded, given our Marriott Rewards status, was slightly upsetting, but what are you gonna do? It’s never a guarantee.
I have to apologize for the messy room photos. Usually I’m pretty good about taking pictures when we first check in, but this time I wasn’t. Secret revealed: We are super messy people. This is why our housekeeper is my most favorite person ever. She makes us look way better than we are lol.
The pool area is nice, and the fact that there even is a pool is great. However, it’s on the chilly side. The locker rooms, which are equipped with a small but lovely jacuzzi, sauna, and steam shower, are pretty impressive.
We loved our stay here!
Lots more from Hong Kong coming up!