First off the price was a main factor choosing this hotel. Second was the location. We checked the reviews on here before booking and looked at their website. We knew it was going to be small, but as we just wanted a safe clean place to sleep that was okay. We came in via Macau by Ferry. We took the shuttle bus from the parking garage where the Ferry drops off. We were told the Shuttle would be there at 4:40pm by a security guard. Well we waited until 5:30 before it showed up. Not a huge deal but it was extremely hot in the parking garage and we have a 2 year old who was very irritable.
Once we arrived check in was smooth and fast, though we had to carry all of our bags to the elevator and find the room on our own. We booked a standard room for 4 nights and were given room 2307 on the 23rd floor. The room is small, that being said they have really used every space to the fullest. They also use mirrors, lighting and the huge windows to make it feel bigger. The room was well appointed with a refrigerator, safe, good sized closet, airpot, several drawers, a desk and a nice sized flat screen TV. A downside to me was the TV’s lack of an accessible HDMI port. There was no way to plug in our laptop to enjoy a movie at night.
There was also a ipod/iphone dock-alarm clock with remote a nice touch in a budget hotel. The bathroom was a decent size for one person. The rain maker style shower head in the shower was amazing with great pressure and had ample hot water. They also supply all the toiletries you’d expect.
The view from our room was great, we weren’t facing the bay but still had a great view of buildings and mountains. Housekeeping service was great too, we came back every night to a clean fresh room and nothing turned up missing.
Hotel staff is very courteous and helpful from the front desk staff to the concierge. We did have a medical emergency while staying there with our 2 year old daughter, we called the front desk to get us a cab and let us know what hospital to go to. We ended up having to go to three different hospitals until we found one that would treat her. We had bought tickets to Ocean Park from the hotel and they kindly and promptly reimbursed us for the tickets.
All in all Cosmo is a great hotel and I will recommend it to family and friends. It’s very clean and the location is excellent. There are some excellent restaurants right down the street. We had the BEST thin crust pizza and HUGE ribs at Smart Pizza. Across from there is Kebab & Curry Corner also has amazing kebabs. Theres a Sushi/Sashimi place on the same street thats more of a take out joint though they do have a couple table and chairs, their rolls were great and the Sashimi was so fresh! Also check out Dumpling Kitchen. There are pharmacies and 7/11’s you can see 2 7-11s from the entrance of the hotel and a Watson’s drug and there is a grocery store right across the street.
We never got the chance to check out the hotel restaurant so I can’t comment on that. If you book this hotel do it from their website, they guarantee the lowest rate and you get free wifi (which is pretty fast, I was seeing 1-2mbps on youtube and other streaming media).
The hotels manager emailed us before our stay with the weather report and emailed us after to make sure we enjoyed our stay. It’s the little things like those that put this hotel at the top of the price point.
Room Tip: stay on higher floor, ask for a view.
88 Tai Kok Tsui Road,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel:+ 852 3987 2288 Fax: +852 3987 2299