Review: Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong
When I visited Hong Kong last year I changed my location several times, but this hotel is the only one I actually stayed at for 3 nights. If you are looking for ideas what to do in Hong Kong read my “20 things to do in Hong Kong” or – if you have less time, a 24 hours in Hong Kong itinerary.
Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong is located in the Eastern part of Hong Kong island. Either by bus or by car, it takes about 15 minutes to get to the Hong Kong station. If you’re not quite familiar with this part of Hong Kong well, I have to say that this is a place in Hong Kong that is surrounded by mountains and you can overlook the South China Sea. Unlike other parts of Hong Kong, like Nathan road or Downtown, this is a rather quiet area of Hong Kong and very nice for people who love to do a lot of activities.
I checked in and it happened to be really late though I actually planned to check-in much earlier, so I was in a kind of rushed and stressed. Even though it was quite late (after 11 pm) the ambiance of the Hotel was very light, colorful and friendly. The check-in was done very quickly and everything ran smoothly. I was told that I will have a Smart-Pure Room – a new room concept I have never heard of before.
Pure- Smart-Concept and Rooms
Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong has about 170 rooms and I checked-in in a Smart-Pure Room. Level 13 of the hotel is dedicated to Smart-Pure rooms only and also the floor is a Smart-Pure-Floor. Le Meridien Cyberport Hong Kong is the first-ever hotel to offer a specially designed room all over Hong Kong. Smart-Pure Rooms are designed for guests who have chemical sensitivity like allergy and asthma. Yes, I have an allergy but I don’t put too much attention to it, but I know some people really struggle with health issues and this might be a great way as it specially designed for those, but even if you do not have an allergy etc. you can, of course, stay there if you are totally healthy :).
The room offered a nice view of the mountains of nearby mountains and Sea. Unfortunately, it was extremely foggy the whole three days I stayed at Le Meridien, so I was not able to enjoy this great view as much as I would have loved to do.
As I arrived pretty late and stressed, I did not have any chance to grab something to eat so I ate some sweets from the minibar to satisfy my cravings. Everything was spotlessly clean and nice, especially the bed, it was really soft.
I got to know the advantages of a handy phone in Macau for the first time and I was very pleased to see a handy phone here as well. Usually, handy phones have different apps and work as tour guides, but also has apps like Instagram or Facebook or google maps and other features such as fast, and free internet. It is promised that all the data will be deleted once I check out. This is very convenient since you won’t have to activate your personal phone’s roaming service. You can also make free phone calls to certain countries (though I cannot remember which countries were on the list here). Of course, the handy mobile would have to be turned in after your hotel stay. I took advantage of the handy phone whenever possible and have become one of the biggest fans.
Restaurants at Le Meridien Cyberpost
There are a couple of restaurants in Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong. The first is a Cantonese restaurant called Nam Fong. I was supposed to have my dinner the first night in there but I came late so I could not check out that restaurant that sounds very promising. However, I really, really enjoyed my dinner at Unami, the Japanese restaurant located on the ground floor, where I had an awesome vegetarian sushi, which tastes really good. I also had an amazing chocolate fudge with some ice-cream. The staff service was really outstanding and I really enjoyed my dinner there. A pond with some koi fish at the patio represent a typical Japanese restaurant (at least in my imagination). The hotel has a couple more restaurants and actually also some bars, which looked very nice as well. The hotel served me breakfast for a consecutive period of 3 days. Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong is a four-star hotel so you can expect everything from snacks, warm and cold food, sweets and desserts.
There is a nice pool, though it seems not to be the newest, which was very inviting, and it offered a nice view. However, it was not only a bit foggy but it was a bit cold to jump into the pool. As far as I know many hotels close their pools for three months during winter while Le Méridien Cyberport just closes it for one month.
Internet is available to (solid) members, free wifi for all guests is available in public areas.
There’s a free shuttle bus available – which takes and bring you back from the hotel to Hong Kong Central and it takes about 15 minutes. The free ride starts from seven o’clock in the morning until ten o’clock in the evening.
The staff was very nice and friendly even though I had the feeling didn´t see them too often. The cleanliness is maintained and everything is spotlessly clean. If you are totally into nightclubbing and staying out late and enjoying the hustle and bustle of crazy Hong Kong Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong might not the perfect choice. But if you like to have some peaceful time and don´t mind a 15 minutes ride (seriously, this is almost nothing) Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong is a perfect place for you.
The free shuttle bus makes up for the fact that it the hotel is not located in the city center. Though if you go out at night it might be a bit difficult, but I was fine to head back to the hotel at 10 pm the latest 🙂 If you use the () you will get about more than thirty percent off and would just pay about 105 € for a night. The original price was about 170-180 euros. My conclusion is, it’s a nice hotel and if you will spend a week or more in Hong Kong, it’s definitely a nice choice to leave the hassle and all of Hong Kong. It’s also a good place if you’re into nature. I was supposed to stay for two nights as a guest but when I was there I decided to stay for another night at my own cost.
Are you looking for things to do in Hong Kong? Then check out my “20 top things to do in Hong Kong in 4 days.“.
Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest at Le Meridien for two nights, but I extended my stay for another night at my own costs. All the opinions are truly mine and not influenced in any way.
Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong