Review: Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room

In August last year, I was given a night’s stay at the Gold Coast Hotel in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. This was a one-night business event that I had in the area, so I was glad to be checking out a hotel I hadn’t visited in quite a while.

Tuen Mun is quite far from the city center, so the hotel is targeted at Hong Kongers looking for a weekend staycation at a nearby destination. It’s adjacent to a beach and is also directly connected to a resort, though otherwise it’s quite isolated from the rest of Hong Kong.

Furthermore, it’s worth noting that I forgot to bring my camera on the trip, so I apologise for the photo quality in this report. With that in mind, I arrived the hotel grounds on Castle Peak Road on a sunny Thursday afternoon. The exterior of the hotel looks rather “textured”, since all the rooms on that side of the hotel are placed diagonally to the side of the hotel in order to maximise space.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Exterior

The hotel features a large driveway that opens up into Castle Peak Road.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Entrance

The lobby was stunning. It featured a large atrium, of which the centerpiece was a pagoda with a faux lake and plants. Also present was a children’s play area and photo booth on one end, and a fountain and garden-style setup on the other end.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Lobby

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Lobby

There was plenty of seating which was taken most of the time.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Lobby

Reception was located in a nook adjacent to the atrium, and despite being with a large group, we were checked in quite swiftly. After that I was assigned room 1128, which I’d be sharing with two other people.

As we saw from the structure of the hotel above, the rooms are arranged diagonally to the hallway, in order to maximise space within the building while still being able to face the harbourfront directly.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Floorplan

I thought the hallways were rather tastefully decorated, and fit in with the warm, muted colour tones that the lobby imposed.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Hallways

Our Deluxe Seaview Room was located by the middle of the hallway.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Entrance

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel
Check-in: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Room Type: Deluxe Seaview Room
Room Number: 1128
Stay duration: 1 night
Check-out: Friday, August 18, 2017

Our room featured an entryway that forked right into the bathroom, and straight forward into the bedroom.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Entryway

The bedroom was very nicely designed, in my opinion. It featured two very comfortable beds, two couches by the window, a flatscreen TV, and a comfortable desk and chair.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room

I thought the fish decorations on the walls were quite fitting, given that this was a seaside resort of sorts.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Bed

While the desk and chair were basically obsolete to me as I hadn’t brought my computer (due to some of the activities we’d be doing between when I left home and before I got to the hotel, I decided I was best off taking a break from work), I really appreciated how it was set up. The desk was large, the chair sturdy, and there were a couple of aptly placed power ports.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Desk and Chair

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Desk

The highlight of the room had to be the view, and it didn’t hurt that our only afternoon at the hotel was an incredibly fine one.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room View

The bathroom featured similar colour tones, and featured a sink, a toilet, and a shower/tub combo.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Bathroom Sink

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Bathroom Toilet

While shower/tub combos aren’t my favourite setup, this one was relatively spacious, and I was impressed by the water pressure.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Bathroom Tub and Shower

The toiletries were wall-mounted, and from German brand Ada. While wall-mounted toiletries make you ponder about how long they’ve been sitting there for, I quite liked the scent.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Bathroom Toiletries

Overall, the room was pretty well appointed, especially for the price we paid. While the hotel used to charge astronomical prices for their rooms, you can get a room here nowadays for a very reasonable HK$1,200-HK$1,500.

Speaking of the hotel’s past, I’d actually stayed here a few years prior (a couple years before I started the blog) with my parents, and was actively unimpressed by how worn the room was. So the rooms have gone through a refresh in the meantime, and the changes have been a net positive.

The only issue we had was that we had two beds, and three people. This was quickly rectified by a call down to reception and a confirmation with the company that had booked us into the hotel, when a rollaway was arranged for me for the night (to this day I’m not sure whether the rollaway was free of charge or not, as the company never confirmed with me).

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Rollaway

In terms of other room amenities, complimentary COOL water was provided, as well as Twinings tea and a kettle, which I appreciated (even if I never ended up consuming any of the latter).

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Water

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Amenities

Furthermore, when housekeeping came around while I was in the room, they left us some packaged cookies from local bakery Kee Wah, which were delicious.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Deluxe Seaview Room Pastries

Breakfast was served at the hotel’s biggest restaurant, Lagoon. For a non-chain resort in Hong Kong retailing at rather low prices I wasn’t expecting much, but this spread was very, very extensive both in terms of quality and quantity, with a large range of food items (including Chinese, Western, Japanese options, etc.) to choose from. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Cafe Lagoon Breakfast Spread

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Cafe Lagoon Breakfast Spread

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Cafe Lagoon Breakfast Spread

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Cafe Lagoon Breakfast Spread

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Cafe Lagoon Breakfast Spread

There was also an outdoor area (the restaurant was packed mainly due to how many people were in our convention, so I couldn’t get any good photos, especially with my iPhone), where the waffle, pancake and omelet stands were located. I thought the waffles on offer were exceptional.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Cafe Lagoon Breakfast Spread

In terms of other amenities, the hotel has a gym. The walls are clear glass. On one hand that provides a lot of natural light, but on the other hand the gym directly faces a rather busy part of the hotel’s walkway, so I kind of felt like I was on display, especially when working out alone. I would’ve much preferred the glass to be frosted, but those are little details.

The equipment in the gym was extensive enough – there were cardio and resistance machines, as well as weights, but no Smith machine/squat rack.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Gym

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Gym

Around a minute’s walk from the gym was the pool, which I never had the chance to use, though looked pretty fun, with a couple of water slides.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Pool

Lastly, those with young children will be entertained by a separate play area with beanbags in the lobby.

Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel Play Area

Service at the hotel was immaculate, and all the staff I met at the hotel were friendly, and willing to help. That said, due to the large scale of the hotel, my interactions with staff were rather limited.

Bottom Line: Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel

For such a low price point, the Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel is a very nice staycation hotel. Objectively my biggest beef with the hotel is its location, as there’s really not much in the vicinity, apart from a small collection of shops and laid-back restaurants that are affiliated with the hotel, as well as a beach (anyone who’s been to a Hong Kong beach knows that there’s not much allure to them). The rooms and public areas were tastefully and practically designed, the food and service were great, and the WiFi was fast and free. There’s not too much I can ask for from a mid-tier hotel.

I’m not sure under what circumstances I would stay here again, though if you find yourself having a need to stay at the Gold Coast Hotel, you’ll enjoy your stay. I probably wouldn’t recommend this hotel for anyone planning to visit Hong Kong, as it’s quite far from the city center.

Have you stayed at the Gold Coast Hotel Hong Kong? How was your stay?

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