Regal Airport Hotel is the perfect way to have full relaxation before a flight the following morning. Ideally located next to the passenger terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, I took the opportunity to stay here before my flight back to Europe after a lengthy stay in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong city and I must say, this was the most relaxing night I had on my trip.
Clearly signposted from inside the terminal building, entering the building there were many members of staff awaiting visitors, to take luggage trolleys of them or directing them to the reception area. The decor and the bright golden lights which are dotted around the concierge gives that warm feeling and sense of calmness. Looking around there are a couple of restaurants, bar and shops for everyday needs.
The reception makes check in as smooth and swift as possible but adding the fantastic customer service experience at the same time. There are several staff in hand behind the desk so waiting to be checked in doesn’t take very long.
Entering the hotel room, the eyes take hold of the huge bed and the large floor space as well as the modern decor. The bed is the most important item of course and in this case this has to be one of the best night sleep I have had in a hotel. The mattress and the pillow were soft and very comfortable and the blankets were neither too heavy or too light, just right for the climate which Hong Kong has. Another point is that despite being right next to the airport’s runway, I didn’t hear any aircraft landing or taking off. The rooms are soundproof and this is another important reason to have a stay here.
The detail of attention for visitors needs is fantastic, from the WIFI (which has a very strong signal in the rooms), to the kettle, hair dryer, the amount of wall sockets dotted around the room, the television offering a variety of international channels to services such as dry cleaning and room service, the hotel has thought of everything. Even the washroom is spacious with a shower that has a powerful pressure to soak the stress away.
As well as offering dinner options in the evening at the lobby, the buffet style breakfast is one of the best I have had whilst staying in a hotel in Asia. The top-floor located restaurant offers a Western-European/American style food such as scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon and of course cereal, there is also an European Continental style breakfast with the usual pastries, yogurts, fruit and bread rolls. Whilst there is food on offer on the tables, there is also a chef on hand to cook up anything fresh and hot such as omelettes. There is also a nice view looking over the runway with the low mountains in the background.
My personal opinion of the Regal Airport Hotel is that I would highly recommend it for an overnight stay before a morning flight (if in the visitors budget range) and then there is no need for the rush-rush of getting to the airport before a flight, Instead I felt very refreshed and ready for the long journey home. For me it was also the comfortness of the room and the fact I got my best night sleep here on this particular visit is saying something. As a budget traveler who wouldn’t usually stay in luxury hotels, this time I was happy to pay the extra for the service and the location and overall saved me a lot of time (and of course the expensive of taking a taxi ride in the middle of the night which probably would have led me to paying the same amount of the hotel room).
Find out more about the hotel via their website here
My time at the Regal Airport Hotel was paid for by myself and was not sponsored in any way by the company. The opinions in this post are my own.