As part of the massive Grand Century Place complex, Royal Plaza's environment may be overwhelming. The mall is almost always swarming with dense crowds of shoppers, and it's easy to get lost in the maze. Simply but comfortably furnished rooms have views of Lion Rock and the rest of Kowloon, and are surprisingly quiet, with some intelligently laid-out family rooms. It's also home to a couple of good restaurants, including a heaving buffet at Scala and sleek Lion Rock Bar, which has lovely views of the eponymous peak. Just across the street, you'll find a string of Kowloon's best markets: the Bird Market lies at the end of Flower Market Road, and pedestrian overpasses will lead you past the Goldfish Market and into the Ladies Market.
Jan 2, 2009
While the location was fine, connected to the mall and the KCR east rail (I forget the new name), the room was dingy and the bed was rock hard. We had someone else make our reservation and ended having to move twice, but the staff was helpful to move our luggage each time (we just left it in the old room and found it in the new) - but each change required standing in line to check-in. The second room was on the club floor - so we stopped in the
club for coffee only to find out that we were not on the list. No explanation except that it wasn't included in our over-priced suite. Not on our repeat list, for sure.