The Novotel Century Hong Kong is a hotel we stayed in back in 2010 en-route to New Zealand. We decided to return in 2014 based on our past stay there.
After a speedy and helpful checkin we went to the room to drop the bags. The accommodation was a very nice large room on 17th floor with excellent air conditioning – the view was towards the inner city nothing to write home about but it’s not a big issue since you will probably be in the room just to sleep, since Hong Kong is so amazing to visit. Bathroom was good with nice shower and bright clean layout and good products.
On the first night we enjoyed a swim in the roof top pool which was great with helping with the effects of a 13 hour flight. The gym is also excellent – visit the InBalance gym and pool via the lift with towels and lockers available.
The breakfast buffet is stunning – you might just stay here for that alone. An amazing array of foods from all over the world. Everything from Congee and Dim Sum to fresh fruit and western style breakfast. I always chose the asian steamed dumplings! The breakfast is served from 6 most days even though I am sure it incorrectly mentioned 6:30 in our in room brochure.
There is also an Italian Restaurant and a bar. However get to the bar before the stated 1am closing time as it should really state that last orders is 12:30 closing at 1am.
Beds are very comfortable and you can be guaranteed a good nights sleep.
The one thing I have a problem with is that you don’t get free wifi in your room. You must pay €4 or HK$40 for 30 mins. I don’t like that when you have paid for your room that extra fees are incurred for Wifi. However you may be able to get limited connectivity for free in your room by joining the Accor Hotels Loyalty Programme (Which I only discovered when staying at the Novotel Cathedral Square in Christchurch)
Overall it is a lovely hotel within walking distance of MTR and Trams and about 15 mins walk to the Star Ferry terminal. I just marked it down a few points due to the WiFi charge.