Located within 3 minutes walk from Jordan MTR Exit B. Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon is tucked along the hustle and bustle of the busy Nathan Road. Being one of the only few upscale hotels at Jordan area, it sets itself distinctly apart from the rest. The hotel facade is very prominent for the brick exterior. Meanwhile, on the outside it gives the building a very old feel, the interior is well maintained and feels like a different modern world.
As you step inside the ground floor of the hotel, you will need to take the escalator to reach the front office desk on the first floor. You can opt for online check-in prior to arriving a the hotel or just walk up to the front desk to check-in. As the hotel has pretty high occupancy level, it is usually good to pre-inform your arrival via the AccorHotels app – if you do online check-in.
As I was early and had arrived at 12noon during my stay, I was lucky that they had rooms available. The room does look spacious and compact. There is enough space to put 2 pieces of luggage as well as comfortable walking space too. There is also a day bed by the side.
During the check-in, I was asked if I would prefer a room with standing shower or bathtub. I had chosen one with the bathtub as it is rare to come across one in the HK hotels I have stayed so far.
Like any other Novotel chains, despite being a business hotel, they are also family-centric. As such, they have a Childrens’ play area at the reception floor.
The hotel also has got a well equipped and spacious gym area located on the ground floor. Apart from that, over at the hotel’s in-house bar, there is daily live music in the evenings. The in-house restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Nearby Amenities, F&B, Attractions and Shopping
The Hotel is located between famous places on Kowloon like Jordan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok and Yau Ma Tei. There is never a shortage of shops and eateries along Nathan Road. Just talk a stroll along and you will be able to locate markets, eateries, major Banks, Money Exchange, and more of places. To get a glimpse of some places worth checking out, you may want to refer to the Hong Kong trip article which I have published – Hong Kong Part 1, Part 2.
Airport Buses – Cityflyer A21 (30-45minutes traffic dependent)
Airport Express – Jordan > Airport (45 minutes)
The pre-arrival arrangements with the hotel have wow-ed me prior to my arrival, they took note of my birthday cake request. At the same time, the check in was speedy so was the service at the front desk. On top of that, I like the way the rooms are designed to maximise space use considering that hotel rooms in Hong Kong tend to be more compact. While the hotel is about 7 years old now, it definitely has been well kept and the interiors does not seem to show much signs of aging. The location and proximity to different modes of transport and food choices in the vicinity is definitely a plus point to return for another stay. However, the seasonal steep pricing might be a deterrant factor if one is price sensitive to the room rate.