Hotel The Langham Place Hotel 5 star
Easyexperts
Kowloon peninsula, Hong Kong -
See the map
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Luxury and modernity are blended to perfection in the Langham Place, a designer hotel in a huge multi-storey shopping gallery at the heart of the highly populated district of Mongkok. Technology and art are on show just about everywhere here, and the hotel is a particularly attractive option for thirty-somethings who are used to staying in the trendiest and most modern luxury settings on their travels.

+
  • Culture
  • Party
  • Well located
  • Gastronomy
  • Our pick
  • Flight
    • Hotel The Langham Place

      The Langham Place   -   EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel The Langham Place

      The Langham Place   -   EASYVOYAGE

       
    Compare all the prices

    Price per night - Find at 44 partner(s)
    • - AccorHotels.com - View prices
    • - AsiaTravel.com - View prices
    • - Amoma - View prices
    • - Ctrip.com - View prices
    • - Ebookers - View prices
    • - Elvoline - View prices
    • - Expedia - View prices
    • - Site officiel de l'hotel - View prices
    • - Getaroom - View prices
    • - Hanatour - View prices
    • - HappyRooms - View prices
    • - Hilton.com - View prices
    • - Homestay.com - View prices
    • - Hotel.info - View prices
    • - Hotelius - View prices
    • - Hotelnjoy - View prices
    • - Hotelpass - View prices
    • - HotelJoin - View prices
    • - Hotelopia - View prices
    • - Hotell.no - View prices
    • - Superbreak - View prices
    • - Hotels.com - View prices
    • - HotelsClick.com - View prices
    • - HotelTravel - View prices
    • - Hotelquickly - View prices
    • - Hotusa - View prices
    • - Jalan - View prices
    • - Lastminute.com - View prices
    • - Laterooms - View prices
    • - Otel - View prices
    • - Ostrovok - View prices
    • - Ozon Travel - View prices
    • - Prestigia - View prices
    • - Rumbo BravoFly Volagratis - View prices
    • - Rakuten - View prices
    • - Reserver avec l?hotel - View prices
    • - Sembo - View prices
    • - Skoosh - View prices
    • - TravelClick - View prices
    • - Travelocity - View prices
    • - Voyage SNCF - View prices
    • - Yanolja - View prices
    • - ZenHotels HC - View prices
    • - Agoda - View prices
    Show more offers

    Location 4.78 /10

    The large tower, which houses not just the hotel but also the shopping gallery, is located in one of the busiest roads in the popular and fascinating district of Mongkok. The latter is an incredible place with the highest population density on earth, dilapidated buildings, a tangle of electric wires overhead and markets bustling with activity both day and night. The hotel is ideally located for exploring the traditional side of Hong Kong, and you can get to Mongkok underground station without even leaving the building.

    Accommodation 9.20 /10

    The floors housing the 665 rooms are each decorated according to a different theme: woman, landscape, etc. All rooms have a fine view out over the city through large bay windows, and inside they are bursting with technology: an extremely sophisticated cutting-edge phone, which even has web radio and stock exchange information (Cisco IP phone), an Ipod, Internet (WiFi) access, a safe (with a built-in mobile phone charger), a plasma screen with numerous television channels and very discreet individual air-conditioning. One section of wall is given over to a highly practical kitchen area (and a fully-stocked minibar). The superbly comfortable bedding can be supplemented to your heart's desire (a variety of pillows are listed for you to choose from on the 'dream menu'). Every room is adorned with an artist's original paining. As for the bathrooms, they are not massive, but they have a magnificent bathtub fitted up against the transparent walls that let you see into the bedroom and out over the city below. You cannot help but be impressed by the decor, with the completely transparent washbasin and sink unit. There is also a hair-dryer, bathrobes, hospitality products, etc., and room service is available 24-hours a day.

    Overview 9.20 /10

    The Langham Place opened in 2004 in the same building as the shopping gallery, 'The Place'. The very modern tower housing this hive of activity is 43 floors high. In the public spaces, escalators (including the longest in the world) can be used to move from floor to floor, unless you prefer to take the glass lifts with built-in televisions. In the reception area, look out for the charming 'guest lady', who is dressed all in pink and has the mission of answering your every question! She can also be found - in virtual form - on the television screen in your room, where she can take you through all the services on offer here. In order to get away from the incessant comings and goings of guests and passers-by, you will have to leave the superb cream reception area, which is unfortunately noisy and short of sofas. The superb 24-hour 'Lounge' club, lnown as 'L', is divided into three separate sections, one of which provides access to all kinds of computers. There is also an aquarium with goldfish, and tables set up against bay windows offering fine views. Newspapers, a television, video games and massage chairs are also available, as well as verrines and cocktails prepared at various times of the day. The Chinese character at the entrance to the superb spa symbolises water, which can be heard throughout the well-being area, a centre which is based around the five elements. When you reach the relaxing setting of the superb waiting room, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire so that the qualified staff can provide individual advice on the treatment best suited to your needs. The soft sound of the water wall in the background is very calming. There is also a cabinet full of Chinese medicinal herbs; you can open the drawers and have a look! The superb corridors are decorated with Chinese relief designs and some private corridors lead discreetly to the three beautiful suites with oriental decor, fitted with infinity baths. Acupuncture is available here and you can also eat in the spa (a la carte menu). Guests staying at the hotel can work out on the brand new machines in the impressive gym (on the 41st floor) which enjoys fantastic city views. Separate changing rooms are provided for women and men, each with a sauna and a hammam. The beautiful decor includes ceramic washbasins adorned with snakes! Hidden away in a very stylish space on the 42nd floor is a 66 ft swimming pool and a jacuzzi. Three of the room's walls are transparent and offer exceptional views of the city below. Guests can relax in gazebos at either end or just lie back on one of the comfortable deck chairs with bright red cushions. It is even possible to hire an Ipod here. The private lounges used for organised events are very popular, especially the room with crystal ball chandeliers and a star-studded ceiling. The 'Work and Play' bar has been designed to host regular DJ nights and also has a big screen on which you can watch sport with friends. The bar has proved particularly popular with locals, who like to pop in after work to unwind and have a drink before heading home. There are also many computers here and an excellent business centre.

    Food and drink 9.20 /10

    The extremely sophisticated and well-presented international buffet is served in the spotless main restaurant, 'The Place', and consists of European, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. The desserts and chocolate sculptures here are a feast for the eyes and you might be able to see them being created by the kitchen team who keep busy behind a long worktop. The counters are filled with sushi and dim sum, seafood (including scampi) on ice, savoury verrines, a wide choice of salads, sliced meat and other dishes. The curved benches fit around the tables to allow each group a certain amount of intimacy as they dine, and the tables are well spaced to avoid being cramped. Behind the dining room is a pleasant outdoor area only open to guests, full of trees, pools and fountains. Areas of wooden decking with parasols and raffia chairs adorn this open-air space in the midst of buildings both new and old that rise up on all sides, offering a striking and interesting contrast. A fine bar with a long, illuminated counter seems to be a very popular place to come and enjoy one of the many cocktails on the menu, and not far off is the perennially busy Japanese restaurant and bar, worth a visit for the fascinating kitchen activity alone! Diners are seated in alcoves from where they can admire the chefs hard at work preparing the mouth-watering dishes that they have ordered. Alternatively, there is always the simple and subdued Chinese restaurant, Ming Court, where circles, said to bring good fortune in Chinese culture, dominate the decor. Simple and sober, the place is elegant and decorated with traditional objects on the shelves. Many private rooms are also available, and bay windows overlook the long and spacious corridors of the shopping gallery. There is also a bar dedicated to oysters (kept fresh on ice).

    To know

    The complex also houses numerous shops, offices and a hotel. The first hotel of the 'Langham' hotel chain opened in London in 1864 and silver and pink ae the colours that decorate this trendy hotel. The staff are quite young here, in order to best meet the needs of the clientele who are also fairly young and have high purchasing power.

    Every day at 6:00 pm, a professional guide gives a quick (and free) tour of the district in order to help guests to get their bearings in the rabbit-warren of streets in Mongkok (Web market, Ladies market, Sports Shoe street, Jade market, etc.). An extremely practical tourist map is also provided.

    The hotel strives to use its various spaces to stimulate the five senses of its guests. For example, your sense of taste is looked after by a number of very attractive restaurants, and your sight by no fewer than 1,500 traditional and contemporary works of art on display (a real pleasure that is sure to keep your eyes busy as you wander around the hotel). A brochure has even been published to enable guests to find out about the various artists and their work on display throughout the different parts of the hotel.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, aerobics, dance, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The restaurants
    • The swimming pool at the top of the tower
    • The exceptional view
    • The modern, hi-tech areas
    • The spa
    • The many works of art on display
    • The cutting edge technology integrated into the bedrooms

    disadvantages

    • The incessant comings and goings in the reception area, which doesn't have enough seating

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score nc/10