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Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong: New Year’s Cert Rescue Story

Courtyard Marriott Hong Kong Hotel Review is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.


Getting There: Take the airport express train service. To get back, take the bus provided you get on the right bus (see Hong Kong: Airport Express vs. Bus vs. Taxi).

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If you take the airport express, connect with the H2 bus.
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If you take the bus from the hotel, the stop is right across the street. Get on the right bus.

Looking to spend a reasonable amount in Hong Kong for New Years? Look elsewhere. Trying last-minute to book using points yielded few options. Two days before my December 31st arrival on this impromptu trip to Asia Pacific (see HKG! AUS! NZ! Booking a Last Minute Trip Down Under), the Courtyard became available, and it was quite a steal at 25k points. In contrast, the cash rate was $500.a sign on a building a tall building with glass windows

Location 
If you’re going to Hong Kong for New Year’s and want to catch the fireworks, I recommend staying on Hong Kong Island over Kowloon. That way you can see the show and easily get to LKF (see Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Fireworks: What a Dud!).

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View of Kowloon from Hong Kong Island from the room

View Upgrade
It was the last day to use my SPG suite upgrade. I applied it for a view of the harbour. I don’t understand why they’d put the TV directly in front and have no way of moving it.a city next to a body of water a large body of water with a city in the backgrounda window with a view of a city and a highway

Room
The room was very small but sufficient. Dark drapes and a king size bed was all I needed for a nap following my 15.5 hour flight (see Cathay Pacific First Class JFK-HKG: 15.5 Hours of Bliss), and all I wanted after going out until 6AM (see Lan Kwai Fong New Years Eve: Beware of Blackout).a room with a television and a view of the water a bed with white sheets and a lamp a bed with two pillows and a lamp a bed with pillows and a lamp on the side a couch with a glass table

Breakfast
There is a breakfast buffet but I was in no condition to sample it.

Lounge
There’s also a lounge that serves snacks and alcohol. Like breakfast, I skipped it in favor of napping before the evening out.

Shower
I can tell you that the shower was fantastic. Long flight followed by hot shower with long night followed by hot shower is superb.

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Drape down
a bathroom with a mirror and sink
Drape up

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4PM Checkout
I could have stayed at an IHG property or the Grand Hyatt (the ‎unimpressive Hyatt Tsim Sha Tsui was sold out). I chose Courtyard because platinum status guarantees late checkout. I set my alarm for 3:55PM and when it went off,  I wished that I had extra late checkout.

Overall
This was the perfect hotel for one night in Hong Kong after a long flight and long night.

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