Hotel

Dorsett Wanchai

Dorsett Wanchai

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
3487 Reviews
Guide Price £929 per person
Based on 05 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Cathay Pacific, staying for 5 nights room only in a Premier Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A contemporary hotel in a great location

Located next to Happy Valley Racecourse and a five minute train ride from Wan Chai Business District, the Dorsett Wanchai Hotel offers a convenient location for those that want to explore Wan Chai, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Here you will be situated at the centre of major shopping outlets and entertainment venues. This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus to 15 business and tourist hot spots and you are only a short walkaway from the nearest MTR subway station (Causeway Bay). 

A contemporary, four-star Hong Kong hotel, this competitively priced hotel features high standards of comfort, personal service and great value for money. From the moment you step in to the lobby, the hotel impresses with marble floors and chandeliers. One side of the hotel is fringed by the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, which has a 3,500-seat arena, gymnasiums, squash courts, badminton courts, and a multi-purpose hall. Facilities can be set up for badminton, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, and boxing.

  • Superb location within Causeway Bay
  • Great Views Over Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Close to major shopping and entertainment venues
  • Close to MTR

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

City centre

Main Facilities

  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
Location Highlights

Dorsett Wanchai

  • City centre
  • approx. 30 minutes from Hong Kong Airport
3487 Reviews 75% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1057
  • Very Good 1544
  • Average 633
  • Poor 173
  • Terrible 80

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 19, 2018

Unhelpful reception staff and dated hotel

London, UK

We stayed in this hotel for 2 days only and I think there is quite a bit of work that needs to be undertaken before it can be considered a proper 4 star hotel. I am afraid nice fragrance on the ground floor is not sufficient. POSITIVES - There was a device in the hotel room that you could take with you and use as a wi-fi hotspot. This was particularly helpful. I would highly recommend using those. - The Consierge (the desk that is just opposite the lifts) was very helpful and marked for us all the best places to go and visit during our 2 day trip in Hong Kong. I am afraid positives end there. -> ROOM Due to typhoon we arrived a day later than expected and having not slept for a night we were looking forward to catching a quick nap. We were given a room on the 17th floor, that had about half a meter space around a small queen sized bed (not unexpected as I’ve heard that the rooms are tiny in Hong Kong) with frosted glass (so not ability to look our or open the window) very loud airconditioner and, as we realised when trying to catch a quick nap, located right next to a lift shaft with an additional lift just outside of the room. As such, we could literally hear the lift going up and down and people chatting away standing right outside of our door waiting for the next lift. Given that the bed backs that lift shaft wall I was surprised that this room was not used for something else other than paying guests’s room. We complained and reluctantly we were moved to 21 floor room located away from the lift. We did not find the reception staff particularly helpful or friendly. The new room was way better, had more space around the bed, the bed was king size, the glass was not frosted and we had a lovely view of the cemetery (not my first choice but better than no view at all, I suppose). There was a weird misty smell in the room and in the corridor (felt like there was a damp), very unpleasant and it didn’t go away. Given that quite a number of reviews mention this smell, it is surprising that the management of the hotel still has not addressed it. The rest of the areas (other than than reception), particularly the breakfast room were rather dated and did not feel particularly clean. BREAKFAST Very basic and definitely not worth the money, unless, like us, you haven’t slept while travelling and needed to eat something before collapsing in a room. In which case the breakfast which had lots of Chinese main dishes (dim sum, fried egg rice etc.) worked well. The hotel is located away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and you will need to walk for about 15 minutes to get to a cafe. This worked for us but may not be appropriate for some who would like to stay in the middle of it all. SHUTTLE BUS It is very easy to take an airport train (for 170 Hong Kong dollars, about 30 mins) to the main station in Hong Kong, from where you can take a taxi to the hotel. When we arrived at the Hong Kong central station we saw the hotel bus arriving but our excitement very quickly disappeared when the driver told us that we had to wait for 30 minutes before the bus departs again and went for a smoke. We decided not to wait and took a taxi. On the way back to the airport, we knew there was a shuttle bus at 8am from the hotel to the Hong Kong main station. We knew it was rush hour, so decided not to risk it with a taxi. We came down to the reception at 07:50 and were told by the reception staff to stay in the queue (there were two ladies in front of us) waiting for the bus. At 8am we were told that the bus had left (the reception staff clearly did not communicate with the bell boy and did not explain to him that we were all waiting for a bus). At that point we were told that we were in the wrong area and should have gone somewhere in the back to wait for the bus. All, of course, very useful information once the bus is gone. We personally did not see anyone going into that bus and were certainly not informed about it leaving (the English language skills of the bell boy were extremely limited). Then they said we should wait for a taxi. I went to reception to explain what had had happened to ensure that other guests are not put in the same position but it was very clear that the reception staff did not care at all. I was actually surprising to see how disinterested they were. After about 5 minutes waiting it became apparent that taxis are not going to come any time soon, so the bellboy took us and two ladies outside - we walked for a bit and placed ourselves near a busy road where the bell boy tried to catch taxis. With 100 per cent. humidity, having just had a shower (to prepare for our flight as we did not expect to be much outside) we were literally sweating all over. We had a local coming up to us to say that we are unlikely to get a taxi at this time due to traffic. Having waited in the heat for about 20 minutes we finally managed to get a taxi. As such, I would certainly not rely on the hotel bus as a meaningful mode of transport and would recommend getting a hotel in a more central location if you don’t want to walk everywhere. After second day i think it would have become rather tedious. Given our experience and particularly the attitude of the reception staff I would certainly not want to stay in this hotel again.
Sep 19, 2018

Stayed during hurricane

County Dublin, Ireland

I stayed here a few days ago and the hurricane came through the city during my stay. The hotel is very close to shops and restaurants. Hong Kong is very cheap for food with plenty of variety available. The staff at the hotel were very friendly. I only ate breakfast there which was adequate. Would stay there again no problem.
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Dorsett Wanchai

Facilities

Sports & Entertainment

Facing the hotel is the Happy Valley Race Course, Hong Kong's key horse racing facility where night races are held every Wednesday. One side of the hotel is fringed by the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, which has a 3,500-seat arena, gymnasiums, squash courts, badminton courts, and a multi-purpose hall. Facilities can be set up for badminton, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, and boxing.

Fitness Centre

The hotel features a fully equipped fitness centre.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is Available across the Hotel

Dorsett Wanchai

Room Types

Premier Room

Premier Rooms come with 24 square metres of living space and exude a sleek-contemporary ambiance. Your bathroom is fitted with either a bathtub or a walk-in rain shower whilst your bedroom features a double bed or twin beds.

In addition there is a 11-choice pillow menu available. Complimentary wifi, complimentary use of smart phone with wifi connection and outside hotel and long distance call to 9 countries including UK.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone

Grand Deluxe Room

The Grand Deluxe Rooms are newly refurbished, and come with 28 square metres of refined living space. Take in the amazing views of either Causeway Bay city skyline or the Happy Valley racecourse, through the enormous windows,

Your bathroom is fitted with either a bathtub or a walk-in rain shower whilst your bedroom features a double bed or twin beds with luxurious linens.

In addition complimentary wifi, complimentary use of smart phone with wifi connection and outside hotel and long distance call to 9 countries including UK.

Deluxe Family Quad Room

A fantastic family quad room offering 32 square metres and offers exhilarating views across the bustling city of Causeway Bay.There is a 11-choice pillow menu available in thisspacious family-friendly room and come with two double queen beds. It is the perfect option for a family of four and comes with either a bathtub with massage shower or shower cubicle in the bathroom.

To make it extra special for the children, there are children's bath robes, slippers and body care products provided in the room. Asurprise welcome gift for the children and a snack box are there to delight our smaller guests. The room also comes with a DVD player and a cartoon library for the children to choose from.

In addition complimentary wifi, complimentary use of smart phone with wifi connection and outside hotel and long distance call to 9 countries including UK.

Dorsett Wanchai

Food & Drink

3T Bar

Set at street-level, this small lobby bar serves finger foods and cocktails in comfortable settings. Sit back, relax and enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access.

La Maison de l'Orient Restaurant

He Jiang Restaurant

Enjoy a blend of Sichuan and Huai-yang cuisines using authentic recipes from Chengdu and Yangzhou at the He Jiang Restaurant.

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