Its always enjoyable for me to transit the beautiful Hong Kong International Airport. This was a short visit, as we just quickly went from our Cathay Pacific flight from Bali to the Airport Express train station. Our timing was good, as the train departed shortly after we sat down.
I should mention that there are certainly more convenient options for overnights at HKIA. There is a hotel adjacent to the airport, the Regal Airport Hotel (reviewed by Darren), as well as some others that are easily accessible via shuttle. Unfortunately all hotels near the airport, and many of them in Hong Kong proper were quite expensive for this night. So we got creative in our hotel booking, which is why we chose to stay where we did.
Getting to the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui
We alighted at the Kowloon station, where we picked up the K3 shuttle bus to the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, which was the second stop on the route. We went to the reception desk to check in, but they invited us to go to the Regency Club instead.
2 story Regency Club at Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui.
We got on the elevator and headed up to the club for our check in. This took a while, because I booked this stay using a free night I earned for renewing my Hyatt Visa. This anniversary night is good for any Hyatt property in category 1-4. The card has a $75 annual fee, so I got great value for this room, since rooms were selling for more than $200 that night. Our room was on the 22nd floor, just down the hall from the entrance to the Regency club.
Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui Club King Room
Our room was approximately 300 square feet, and the newness of the hotel was obvious in the design. I’ve found many Hyatt hotels to seem a bit dated at times, but rooms in this property are quite fresh.
The differences in rooms between the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui and the Grand Hyatt in Central are quite striking, with the modern design of the Hyatt vs the classic look of the Grand Hyatt.
Welcome amenity in room…apples.
The bathroom was quite modern as well with a nice rainfall shower head. Best of all, it didn’t have the awful white ginger scented shampoo/conditioner/shower gel.
Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui Regency Club
After putting our bags down, we returned to the Regency club for some dessert and to relax a bit before going to sleep. The area around the hotel was pretty busy on this Friday evening, but we did not venture out. We had a pretty early wake up to get back to the airport.
view of the upper level of the Regency Club, allowing access from both club floors.
The next morning, i stopped in the club for a quick bite before heading off to the airport. Knowing I had lounges and meals on board, I didn’t have too much.
Our stay at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui was brief, but I was happy with this hotel. It is a good location, is easily accessible in Kowloon, in the busy TST area. I’d definitely return here in future visits to the city. The rates are typically less than the Grand Hyatt across the harbor, and since it is a category 4 property, it is eligible for the free anniversary night.
We then got in a taxi for a ride to the Airport Express station. The driver made us a deal to drive us the whole way to the airport (HK $200), which was about what we would have paid for a taxi plus train. Thanks to his (very) speedy driving, I’m positive we got to the airport faster going via taxi than our originally planned routing.