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  • hugo r 308 posts

    We are travelling to HKG in Jan for the first time for 7 nights and see that the Langham HKG and the Cordis are at a similar price

    Has anyone stayed at either of the hotels and would you recommended either

    iamlost 109 posts

    Absolutely loved the Langham for the 10/10 service, rooftop pool and newly refurbished club rooms/lounge when I stayed 5 years ago. The downsides were its TST location (though still convenient) and no harbour views like you’d get at the RC and others. It’s definitely not the single best hotel in HK but you will not leave disappointed.

    PS I would never choose a Cordis over Langham.

    marshy11 248 posts

    We stayed at the Cordis during the troubles (Nov 19) and we had the most amazing time.

    Hotel room was booked direct and we got many upgrades for next to nothing and had club lounge.

    It was excellent and I mean really excellent. The location was superb. Everything was walkable. I can’t give a Langham comparison because we haven’t stayed there but I can categorically say we had the most amazing time/service/food/room at Cordis.

    Jon 273 posts

    I’ve stayed at both, several times each, albeit not for some years now. I didn’t dislike the Langham, but I massively preferred the Cordis (which if memory serves used to be Langham Place – I think my last stay was not long after the rebrand). Club lounge was superb, and the rooms were large and reasonably modern. Whereas the Langham felt a bit stuffy and more traditional in comparison, I thought.

    Michael C 727 posts

    Another +1 for the Cordis: went for the additional space (& good price) as had youngster in tow.
    Loved the buzzy location.

    masaccio 808 posts

    +1 for Cordis simply for the location. Mongkok is a great place to stay.

    To dare is to do 131 posts

    Another vote for Cordis, had a great stay there club rooms had great views and the club lounge really nice.

    Vit 173 posts

    Sorry to jump in but really good to hear all good comments about Cordis — @marshy11 we are staying there for 3 nights Jan 2024. I was wondering if you got free upgrade, with or without status or maybe just because it was during the troubles? I book normal room and no status with Langham but would probably try to get bigger / club room upon arrival with additional pay I guess.

    marshy11 248 posts

    @Vit I will try and go through my booking emails to see what/how the room came about. We didn’t have status for sure. Leave it with me…..I have found the welcome email…. cut short to give just the club perks –

    We are delighted to welcome you to the Club Floor at Cordis, Hong Kong!

    The Club Lounge located on the 36th floor, is open between 6:30 am to 12:00 am daily, serving breakfast, serving afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapés.

    As a Club Guest, you are entitled to the exclusive privileges listed below:

    – Breakfast 6:30am – 10:30am (Mon to Fri) – The Place (11:00 am on weekends and public holidays)
    – Afternoon Tea 3:00pm – 5:30pm
    – Evening Cocktails 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    – Sweet Treats 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    – Night Cap 10:00pm – 11:00pm

    · Personalised check-in and check-out

    · Usage of our iPads within the Club Lounge

    · Complimentary access to the world’s most popular newspaper and magazines via PressReader

    · 2 hours complimentary usage of Club meeting space per stay.

    (Any additional hours required will be charged at $550 per hour)
    · Complimentary pressing of 3 garments per room upon arrival (excluding Wedding Gowns & Tuxedoes)
    · Breakfast in our all day dining restaurant; The Place, located on Level L
    · Chuan Spa special offer – Book any 60 minutes Chuan Spa treatment valued at $960 or above and receive the choice of either an additional 30 minutes massage extension or a mini feet retreat. (not cumulative. Advance reservation is required and subject to availability)

    Edit – I cannot locate our booking emails. But if you sign up to their 1865 loyalty you get various things like late checkout and 5% off rooms. I do know that I got hold of the hotel direct and negotiated the room price, it was miles better than anything I found online.

    Cranzle 279 posts

    Why is HK like now after more than 26 years under the new regime? I’ve never been, slightly put off by the ‘press’.

    Vit 173 posts

    @marshy11 thanks for getting back to me. I have bookmarked this now and yes I did signed up for its Langham and will try to push check out as late as possible as our flight is not until midnight. I booked using the amex travel credit back (£100) a while back but the rate was non-refundable and no breakfast so I will probably try email them asking for Club room for all 3 nights. 🙂

    marshy11 248 posts

    Why is HK like now after more than 26 years under the new regime? I’ve never been, slightly put off by the ‘press’.

    I lived there [a long time ago and was too young to really remember] but we did enjoy our visit in 2019 although I did feel that we were constantly ‘being watched’, a strange feeling. For instance at Repulse Bay (doesn’t need a name like that) there was a chap with a dog on the beach momentarily and the tannoys sounded for him to remove it. Everyone turned to look, it was quite surreal.


    @Vit
    definitely email the hotel. The club lounge is honestly sensational. Amazing views, fabulous staff and as you saw from my post above it could literally feed you for the entire visit!

    masaccio 808 posts

    Why is HK like now after more than 26 years under the new regime? I’ve never been, slightly put off by the ‘press’.

    I’ve been visiting for 20 years so I can’t say what pre-PRC was like, but at least as a tourist it feels much the same. That said, I’ve not been into the city since the pandemic.

    If you want a foodie’s view, Fuchsia Dunlop’s autobiography is a cracking read.

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