We booked a room at the hotel during busy April 2005 via an internet last-minute booking agency. We believed it was special internet rate, supposed to be cheaper than the rate for walk-in guests. What a surprise when we found that the rates posted at the hotel were even cheaper !!!. The receptionist wasn't service-oriented nor customer-friendly. He continued his talk on the telephone and watching his computer-screen without even lifting his head to acknowledge us. Well, this is Hong Kong? But we had seen better service in Hong Kong before.
Next, after taking about 10 minutes, he assigned us a small room at the 2nd floor although we had asked for high floor. `Sorry, no high-floor room. Maybe tomorrow'..And the window of the hotel opened to the main road - noisy, dusty and too brightly lighted by the surrounding lights to be comfortable.
I must say that the location is good and the room sufficiently clean with the amenities- aircon, tap, television working. But for that kind of price, we could have better service and a better place!
On the second day, we asked for a room change. Again - no high-floor room!
Unique Quality: Obviously higher-floor rooms with facing the correct side would have some nice views of Hong Kong skyline, but we did not have the opportunity.
Directions: Near to Mongkok MTR station
has anyone heard of TATAMI HAMPTON HOTEL or stay in it?
It seems that this is a new hotel and not much is known about it.
If anyone has stayed there before, please share your experiences on the place - location, cleanliness, service and price.
Have not heard of this hotel
Think it is a guesthouse (maninly for Mainland China visitors and backpackers)
It has been just listed with one of the major internet travel reservation companies www.hotelclub.com.
The price is good as is the location convenient but the room looks very basic and industrial from the photos shown. Note external plumbing and wiring like in a factory. Note very basic interior and no telephone. Still hotels like these offer good value even though small etc.
Investigating this hotel I found this site which acts as a reservations agent for this hotel as well as a few other cheaper small guesthouses in the area:
There are a few others offered in the same area at a similar price which look a little less stark inside:
Culture Homes Hotel
Kings Hotel (in Wanchai NOT to be confused with the Kings hotel in Kowloon.)
I'd be interested to hear about these places.
I stayed in Tatami Hampton in late October 2004. Despite it being a new hotel, signs of wear and tear are evident.
The twin room is really really tiny. The two beds have their sides touching the walls, with only a little gap in the middle separated by a table for the telephone phone.
The phone offers free local calls, but has no IDD facility. For IDD calls, you have to use the public phones at the elevator lobby on the ground floor.
The bathroom is a small and narrow, and the sliding room of the bathroom seemed to be falling apart when opening and closing the door.
As the bathroom is so small, any dry clothes or towel that you hang in the bathroom if you are not careful and splash all over when taking a shower.
The "glass bowl" washing basin is perched precariously on a wobbly plywood platform.
Bath towels are provided, and they are dried in the open sun at a balcony on one of the upper floors.
Rather "industrial" decor in the hotel lobby and the room, with exposed pipes and wires, and the rooms are individually air-conditioned with separate split air-conditioners of the Made-in-China "Haier" brand.
No food outlets in the hotel, and the hotel faces a row of neon-lit nightclubs.
Overall, a fairly reasonable budget place to stay in, for the low price, if you aren't fussy about the very basic facilities.
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Address: 11 Changsha Street , Mongkok, Hong Kong, China