Over the Holy Week, my in-laws planned a very spontaneous Hong Kong trip. And when I say spontaneous, I meant it was planned 2 days prior to our departure date.
Since it was very spur-of-the moment, we had a hard time looking for a place to stay. We would have wanted to stay in Langham Place in Mong Kok again but we were on a slight budget.
We ended up booking rooms at Lodgewood by L’Hotel in Mong Kok this time around.
Lodgewood by L’Hotel in Mong Kok
Like Langham Place, Lodgewood is located in Mong Kok area.
It’s actually around 3-4 blocks away from Langham Place. But unlike Langham Place which is situated in a very convenient location surrounded by shops and restaurants, Lodgewood is located (for a lack of better term) in the middle of nowhere.
This is the street outside Lodgewood Hotel.
It’s situated in a street where most of the shops close by are hardware stores.
The nearest 7-11 is 2 blocks away. Not really that far, but compared to Langham Place where there’s a grocery right below it, it’s pretty inconvenient. There’s also no restaurants/eating places near by. The nearest one would be around 2 blocks away as well.
The nearest MRT station is the Mong Kok station which is 3-4 blocks away in the basement of Langham Place.
Truth be told, when our taxi dropped us off at the Lodgewood parking basement, we started getting anxious that our hotel won’t be up to standards. We were able to book the rooms for only 645HKD (est. $85) and we were starting to regret that we scrimped on the hotel booking.
But as we got off the hotel lobby, we were greeted by this.
Inside, the lobby is quite modern and clean.
And they had this!
Any hotel with a lineup of iMacs in the lobby is okay with me! ;)
Free coffee for guest. This is also where breakfast is served.
Lodgewood offers a ‘grab and go’ type of breakfast, which means pastries, bread and coffee in the morning. If you’re looking for a buffet type of breakfast, this isn’t the hotel for you.
These are one of the most comfortable chairs I’ve sat on, ever!
After checking in, up to our rooms we go.
This is our room with a queen-sized bed and goose down pillows.
The rooms were expectedly quite small but very clean.
The bathroom was pretty small, too, but all the necessities were there. The shower was decent and the water pressure was strong. No problem with the hot water, too.
Peek-a-boo! It’s so odd that you can see into the bathroom from the bedroom, haha! But there’s a curtain, anyway.
The closets and drawers are all hidden, making them seem like they’re part of the walls. And there’s a slot under the bed where you place your luggage.
In front is the TV and a makeshift table. The room is quite cramped, bluntly speaking. Clean, but cramped.
There were 2 things that I really liked about the room, though:
- #1 – There is an abundance of electric sockets placed in convenient places. One on each side of the bed, and 2 near the TV. Since the husband and I are both techies, we always find ourselves fighting over electric sockets.
- #2 – There’s a microwave and complete utensils. The husband and I love our midnight snacks. So usually at the end of the day, we end up buying food that we take back to the hotel. Sometimes we don’t finish it and we normally put the left-overs in the mini-ref. Having a microwave is so convenient so we can just heat up the leftovers.
And the view from our room on the 12th floor.
Not quite the scenic view one would want, hehe. But no biggie.
In a nut shell…
Lodgewood Hotel is a very good place to stay if you’re looking for a chic but affordable hotel in Hong Kong. If you’re not a stickler for the location (i.e. near the MRT, eating places nearby, etc.), and breakfast is not a necessity for you, then I would definitely recommend Lodgewood Hotel.
If it were just me and my husband traveling, Lodgewood Hotel would have been quite adequate (though the issue of breakfast still remains… I cannot function without proper breakfast).
However, since we were with my in-laws who are no longer that young, it’s really important for us to stay at hotels that are near the station so that they won’t have to walk too far.
But other than those mentioned, my stay at the Lodgewood Hotel is quite satisfactory. Really good facilities and their staff is outstanding.