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It is NOT EVEN CLOSE to the photos on the website, which were apparently taken when the property opened probably over 30 years ago. Not only was our room in great disrepair (cracked and moldy tiles in bathroom, dirty walls with scuff marks all over, dark rooms, lobby and common areas in disrepair), but also there is a mandatory deposit that I was not aware of upon checkin of $500HK, payable in cash or charge. That is outrageous and no other worthwhile hotels charge a deposit that I know of. You also couldn't get an additional key without having to put down serious money as well. It seems more like a place that people who are down and out stay at so they need these procedures in place. Super run down and very worn out property. I do NOT recommend staying here and photos are incredibly wrong and from decades ago.

Hotel is conveniently located to hustle and bustle of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay which was a plus for us. Hotel receptionists were not as friendly compared to other hotels we have stayed in. The rooms in this place definitely needed some carpet change, new wall paint, bathroom was ok but it would've been better if they clean them thoroughly and properly, perhaps new bathroom fixtures change will work too. Rate was ok, but some of us feel it's pricey for what it was. We recommend the place due to its location - close to MTR and bus stops.

Great location. Safe to walk around and plenty of places to eat

At first, I wasn't impressed by the mildewy bathroom smell and the black mold spots in the corners of bathtub, sink etc. However, after trying 3 other accommodations thereafter, the Walden is in fact a cut above the rest in Hong Kong. Black mold spots seem to be extremely common. I've been told by an ex-local that this is 'normal' due to HK's high humidity. Nothing a good cleaning can't fix, considering all these hotels, hostels and inns have very efficient air conditioning. It shouldn't BE so humid inside the rooms. So I don't know what the answer is about HK's bathroom mold problem. But I will downplay this negative point in the Walden's case. Everything else was fine. Staff was decent and said hello whenever I walked through the lobby. HK isn't known for its spectacular customer service, so I was satisfied with just this.

I admit it was last minute reservations for me, but for the price they charged me, I don't think so--even with the welcome treats of 1 bottled water + 1 bottle of juice + pack of oreo cookies. This hotel should be 1 star not 3 stars (as they advertise it). And that star is just for it's location--convenient enough to walk to the tram station or subway station or bus station. Room is small. Carpet is old. Pillows are flat due to over usage. Towels (including floor towels) are almost ready to be turned into rags--they have holes. TV is new but there is nothing to watch beside Chinese shows. No internet in the room, only in the lobby.

We arrived to the hotel at nine in the morning after a long overnight bus from Yangshou, and even though check-in was not until three in the afternoon, they let us check in early which was a great help. The man at the front desk was very helpful and answered any questions we had. We stayed on the 23 rd floor of the building in a nice, but very small room. Everything was clean and tidy, however they did not have wifi in the rooms which was a disappointment. They did have internet in the lobby that was free to use. We got a great deal online for the room and therefore were very pleased with the hotel, however if you were to pay full price, you may be disappointed. The location was great for us as it was only a 10min walk to the Wan Chai train station and and about 15minutes from the ferry.

Accommodations overall were quite good. Better than expected. Had a problem with the internet (free) one night and they were quick to jump on it and resolve the issue. Staff was friendly and value was good. Location is excellent for nightlife, shopping, restaurants and business. I will be a repeat customer.

This hotel is between the Wan Chai & Causeway Bay MTR stations. Many good restaurants and bars are within walking distance. I would not recommend this hotel if you are traveling with young children.

Typical place in downtown HK. A bit older, rooms clean, but dark and older style. Smells a bit dusty. Concierge friendly and helpful.

Nº. 353 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai Hong Kong HKG

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Happy Valley Race Course and Victoria Harbour
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness center

Located in Wan Chai, Walden Hong Kong is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Happy Valley Race Course and Victoria Harbour. This 54-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a gym.


Dining

At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

The 54 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and safes. 32-inch TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Phones and desks are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.


Property features

Walden Hong Kong offers a gym, a spa tub, and a sauna. Onsite parking is offered for a fee. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a gift shop, and a reception hall.

Room options

Standard Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Walden Hong Kong

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Business (3) Other (1)
1
Everyone

It is NOT EVEN CLOSE to the photos on the website, which were apparently taken when the property opened probably over 30 years ago. Not only was our room in great disrepair (cracked and moldy tiles in bathroom, dirty walls with scuff marks all over, dark rooms, lobby and common areas in disrepair), but also there is a mandatory deposit that I was not aware of upon checkin of $500HK, payable in cash or charge. That is outrageous and no other worthwhile hotels charge a deposit that I know of. You also couldn't get an additional key without having to put down serious money as well. It seems more like a place that people who are down and out stay at so they need these procedures in place. Super run down and very worn out property. I do NOT recommend staying here and photos are incredibly wrong and from decades ago.

By on Aug 14, 2019

3
Everyone

Hotel is conveniently located to hustle and bustle of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay which was a plus for us. Hotel receptionists were not as friendly compared to other hotels we have stayed in. The rooms in this place definitely needed some carpet change, new wall paint, bathroom was ok but it would've been better if they clean them thoroughly and properly, perhaps new bathroom fixtures change will work too. Rate was ok, but some of us feel it's pricey for what it was. We recommend the place due to its location - close to MTR and bus stops.

By on Jan 13, 2019

4
Everyone

Great location. Safe to walk around and plenty of places to eat

By on Oct 29, 2018

4

clean and polite for hk

Everyone

At first, I wasn't impressed by the mildewy bathroom smell and the black mold spots in the corners of bathtub, sink etc. However, after trying 3 other accommodations thereafter, the Walden is in fact a cut above the rest in Hong Kong. Black mold spots seem to be extremely common. I've been told by an ex-local that this is 'normal' due to HK's high humidity. Nothing a good cleaning can't fix, considering all these hotels, hostels and inns have very efficient air conditioning. It shouldn't BE so humid inside the rooms. So I don't know what the answer is about HK's bathroom mold problem. But I will downplay this negative point in the Walden's case. Everything else was fine. Staff was decent and said hello whenever I walked through the lobby. HK isn't known for its spectacular customer service, so I was satisfied with just this.

By , from Montreal on Feb 6, 2017

2

not what you'll get for what you paid for

Other

I admit it was last minute reservations for me, but for the price they charged me, I don't think so--even with the welcome treats of 1 bottled water + 1 bottle of juice + pack of oreo cookies. This hotel should be 1 star not 3 stars (as they advertise it). And that star is just for it's location--convenient enough to walk to the tram station or subway station or bus station. Room is small. Carpet is old. Pillows are flat due to over usage. Towels (including floor towels) are almost ready to be turned into rags--they have holes. TV is new but there is nothing to watch beside Chinese shows. No internet in the room, only in the lobby.

By on Dec 1, 2012

4

great for the discounted price

Couples

We arrived to the hotel at nine in the morning after a long overnight bus from Yangshou, and even though check-in was not until three in the afternoon, they let us check in early which was a great help. The man at the front desk was very helpful and answered any questions we had. We stayed on the 23 rd floor of the building in a nice, but very small room. Everything was clean and tidy, however they did not have wifi in the rooms which was a disappointment. They did have internet in the lobby that was free to use. We got a great deal online for the room and therefore were very pleased with the hotel, however if you were to pay full price, you may be disappointed. The location was great for us as it was only a 10min walk to the Wan Chai train station and and about 15minutes from the ferry.

By on Nov 20, 2012

4

business as usual

Business

Accommodations overall were quite good. Better than expected. Had a problem with the internet (free) one night and they were quick to jump on it and resolve the issue. Staff was friendly and value was good. Location is excellent for nightlife, shopping, restaurants and business. I will be a repeat customer.

By on Oct 23, 2012

3

good location between wan chai & causeway bay

Business

This hotel is between the Wan Chai & Causeway Bay MTR stations. Many good restaurants and bars are within walking distance. I would not recommend this hotel if you are traveling with young children.

By on Jul 23, 2012

3

not a bad place

Business

Typical place in downtown HK. A bit older, rooms clean, but dark and older style. Smells a bit dusty. Concierge friendly and helpful.

By on Jun 19, 2012

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