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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hotel Guide: Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

Hotel: Novotel Citygate Hong Kong 諾富特東薈城酒店
Address: 51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 3602 8888

Is your stay in Hong Kong relatively short and you wish to make every moment counts? The Novotel Citygate Hong Kong may be a smart choice. It is relatively closed to the airport yet it offers convenience and unique shopping experiences! It's name Citygate is quite appropriate as it is the outermost 'shopping gate' of Hong Kong if you travel from the airport!

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong @ Tung Chung, Lantau Island

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Features

The interior and facilities of Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is surprisingly good! The gym and outdoor swimming pool area is amazing. The hotel even offer barbeque at the pool side in the evening. The buffet on the ground floor attracts plenty of tourist as well as locals everyday. The views from the rooms are somewhat limited. You would either be looking at a motorway or a small hill. However, if you don't mind being surrounded by residential buildings and Hong Kong's public housing, Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is still a worthwhile choice as it offer a certain degree of convenience.

Inside Novotel Citygate Hong Kong 諾富特東薈城酒店

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is physically connected to the Citygate Outlet

One of the must mention feature of Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is the fact that it is physically connected to the Citygate Outlet, Hong Kong's Outlet shopping mall, by an air-conditioned foot bridge. Even if you stay near the airport, you can still somehow remember Hong Kong as a shopping paradise.

Location

A self claimed airport hotel, the Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is around 15-20 minutes drive from the Hong Kong International Airport. Compared to the Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel and Regal Airport Hotel, Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is further away from the airport but more convenient that the other two hotels. As the hotel is around 5 minutes walk from the Tung Chung MTR (Hong Kong's subway) station, the Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is probably at one of the most convenient place on the Lantau Island. A typical MTR trip to downtown Hong Kong is around 25 minutes. Please note that this is the time of the actual train journey. You would still need to factor in the walking time and waiting time, which can easily add 20 minutes.


Attractions

As the Tung Chung MTR station is adjacent to the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car station and Lantau Island's major bus terminus, staying at the Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is a wise choice if you wish to explore the Lantau Island. The Ngong Ping Village and Tian Tan "Big" Buddha are at the other end of Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. The bus terminus offer buses to AsiaWorld-Expo, Tai O Fishing Village and plenty tramping tracks. One can take the Tung Chung MTR line and transfer to the Disneyland Resort Line if you wish to visit the Hong Kong Disneyland which is on the North East of Lantau Island

Front door of  Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

Gossips

The Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is a great hotel near the airport. However, there is one things that I must mention. There is a shocking, yes, shocking number of mainland Chinese tourists that walks in-and-out of the hotel everyday. There is absolutely nothing wrong with mainland Chinese tourists when they queue up and when they are considerate to others, which happens once in a blue moon. Be prepared to meet some new friends and learn new things.


Nearby Hotels:
Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong
Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

More attractions on the Lantau Island