I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into the office building that housed Hotel LBP. In order to get to the hotel’s lobby on the fourth floor, I had to awkwardly discuss with the security guard on the ground level.
When I did get to reception, I quickly experienced why Hotel LBP is recommended so highly on hotels.com and Tripadvisor. Those checking me in were extremely helpful and thoughtful in getting me into a room before their official check-in time. The welcoming staff is so important in setting the tone for one’s stay. It’s clear the purveyors had a specific customer experience in mind for the guests and made sure they hired staff that represented that ideal.
While checking-in, I saw that there was an adjoining room set up for guests as a in-house cafe/lounge where one could bring their laptop and help themselves to free self-serve coffee, latte, and fruit. It wasn’t just a afterthought, the space was clearly well-thought out, had a contemporary feel and felt quite welcoming.
The room itself, as well as the bathroom, were spacious and clean. The room had updated decor that was modern. The bed was comfortable. For the most part, the room’s unique layout wasn’t too much of a detriment (the bed was near the entrance and the bathroom toward the back of the room). The hotel’s gym was small and limited, so it wasn’t anything to write home about, but it was nice to have access to the a fitness center with some weights and a treadmill.
The location of the hotel is in Sheung Wan; a central area without being in the thick of things, but you can walk to nearby areas without much effort. The great news is that the hotel is easy to find due to the fact that the hotel’s building is painted blue with “Hotel LBP” emblazoned on the top. If you’re in the area, you can locate it by just looking up.
All this for approximately $100 USD per night — the cost is smack dab in the middle in terms of what similar well-reviewed hotels were charging per night. Obviously I would have loved to pay less, but I think the price I paid was around the value of what I received. If you can find this hotel for around $85/night, you’d be getting a steal.
Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queen Road’s West
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China