- 1 PENTAHOTEL HONGKONG, KOWLOON
- 1.1 The Hotel and Its Facilities
- 1.2 The Room : New York Loft Style
- 1.3 Things around Pentahotel
- 1.4 The Location
- 1.5 PIN IT!
PENTAHOTEL HONGKONG, KOWLOON
Joining its sister hotels in Beijing, Shanghai and Europe, Pentahotel Hong Kong opened in August 2013 with a goal of providing a “hub” for the local community and a home base of independent minded travelers and “digital nomads”.
The Hotel and Its Facilities
I immediately appreciated the contemporary rustic décor, including aged brick, reclaimed oak and concrete walls painted with Hong Kong graphics. This was a recurring sight from the entrance all the way to its lobby.
I was greeted by a pizza bar that served authentic homemade Italian style pizzas that can be enjoyed on site or to go.
I enjoyed the fact that they provided in house entertainment such as foosball, pool table and Wii —–all these for FREE. It was a good way for my friends and I to de-stress after a long day of exploring Hong Kong.
Swimming Pool + 24 hour gym
Pentahotel offers a swimming pool on the 3rd floor where you can take a dip during hot days or just lay around and relax by its sun lounges. Right beside it is a gym, for those who would like to start or end their days with exercise.
Pentahotel’s signature design of combining the reception, lobby, bar and café in a single venue makes the area more lively to be in. Apart from the incredible staff support, the lobby with the “fireplace’ makes it very inviting for guests to sit around and have a chat.
5. Buffet at eatstreet@Pentalounge
Pentahotel provides buffet breakfast from 7-10 am everyday offering Hong Kong’s comfort dishes and drinks. The market style food station design of Eatstreet@pentalounge allows the guests to go around and see which “section” they prefer to get their food from.
I loved the set-up and design of this place. You use your keycards as “tokens” for you to enter and claim your buffet breakfast.
- Note: You may book a room at Bed and Breakfast rate or add a surcharge to enjoy the breakfast buffet
For those who prefer to dine at the hotel, Eat Street is also open daily for lunch and dinner. On Sundays, brunch is also available. For this they have popcorn stands and open-air market style food stands. It was really a sight to see.
I would love to have been able to try all the meals. Unfortunately, I only had time for breakfast.
Penta lounge : Open every day from 7am to 12 midnght, except the bar that closes at 1 a.m
Breakfast : 7-10 am daily for in-house guests or for those who want to order ala carte
Lunch 12- 2:30 pm from Mondays to Saturdays
Dinner: 6:30-9:30pm daily
Brunch : Only on Sundays from 11:30am to 3 p.m
Reservations : +852 3112 1998
6. Amazing Staff + Excellent Service
The staff at Pentahotel are all very courteous and will try to help you as best as they can, hence, my friends and I felt so at home. In addition to standard services, they provide their guests with far more convenience with their Foreign Currency Exchange, charging stations, in-room dining service, express laundry service and baggage storage. They really do their best to recognize their guests’ immediate needs. They hold through to their goal of providing a home for independent travelers.
7. Internet corner
For those who do not have with them a laptop and would like to surf on a big screen, fear not, for Pentahotel also provides a computer where you can surf the net.
The Room : New York Loft Style
Spacious room with Hongkong graphics design
2. Bay Window
Perfect place to have coffee, sit , relax, and enjoy the view
Space efficient and easy to see all your clothes.
The bathroom has dark tiles and rain shower heads. Pentahotel provides complimentary toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo.
I also loved the fact that there is a HAIR DRYER in the room, which is very important ( at least for girls on the move).
5.Big screen TV + Smart phone docking station
I loved how the alarm clock was not just any alarm clock but a Philips MP3 player that also served as a smart phone docking station.
6. Free Wifi
In this modern day of social technology, wifi is a must. Pentahotel has fast, reliable wifi —–perfect for their goal of providing a hub for digital nomads.
7. Complimentary Coffee and Water
Most people wake up and need to have coffee before they can function, as in the case of my friends. It was good that they not only provided complimentary coffee but also heat-sensitive, well designed mugs to go with it.
8. Sufficient plugging stations
For the type of traveler that I am, I need to have provisions to plug both my cameras, and my cell phone. This is usually a problem when one has a companion that needs to do so as well. That didn’t seem to be an issue at Pentahotel as the room had more than 5 ports/ sockets that we could simultaneously utilize.
Things around Pentahotel
A convenience store is found right across the street for whatever need you may have 24/7.
Kowloon Walled City
Lion’s Rock hike Jump off point is just a station away ( click for the article)
A mall with Uniqlo at the bottom. There is also a food court at the top floor that offers good choices of meals. We ate at a restaurant that serves tepanyaki style wherein they cook the food in front of you. Minimalistic but very very delicious. We spent HKD144 for 2 people but we were both super full.
Pentahotel is located at 19 Luk Hop street, San Po Kong Kowloon Hong Kong. It is just a 5-8 minutes easy walk from Diamond Hill MTR station, Exit A.
For convenience, the hotel offers shuttles from the airport at a cost , and also an hourly free shuttle to Tsim Sha Tsui shopping area.
How to Get there from the Airport:
- By Airport Express
Take Airport Express directly to Kowloon Station, then get on a taxi to the hotel. It takes approximately 37 minutes.
Price: HKD 150-180
- By public bus
Take Cityflyer A29 and get off at Diamond Hill MTR Station, Tai Hom Road outside Plaza Hollywood, and walk approximately 8 minutes to the hotel.
Price: HKD 42
- By taxi
It takes approximately 40 minutes to the hotel.
Price: HKD 250-280
- By Airport Shuttle Bus at a Charge
Approach A09 counter at Arrivals Hall A and take the shuttle directly to the hotel. A minimum of two persons and advance reservation is required.
Price: HKD 140 / per person
- By hotel’s seven-seater Hotel’s airport transfer service
This is available at a charge. Please contact hotel’s reservations team AT +852 3112 1922
or email email@example.com for rate details.
Price: HKD 600 / trip
I personally did the City Flyer A29 to Diamond Hill (Option #2—by public bus). The walk to the hotel is on a flat road except for a short bumpy path. The rest was relatively easy.