One of the important requirements this life in the time of Covid-19 for an inbound traveler going to Hong Kong is a confirmed hotel booking in a Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH). You can find all the DQH that are accredited by the Hong Kong Government/Department of Health here.
We booked our 3-night quarantine at Best Western Plus Hotel which is in the Central & Western District. We are on a budget that is why we booked the cheapest among the line up available. Among all that is available, Best Western Plus’ Non-suite room for 3-pax is the most affordable for us. Ours is a Family Plus Room for Triple Occupancy for HK$970 per night with tax inclusive of 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner) per day which will be delivered to outside room door at specified time frames.
We arrived our hotel via the free shuttle from the airport at almost 11PM. We registered. They gave us our RAT kits, thermometers and a couple of sheets of paper that you MUST read as soon as you are rested.
Then they led us to the elevator going up our hotel room. Our room was already prepared and very cold. Contrary to the comments we’ve read about the hotel, it wasn’t what we were expected, so it definitely it was beyond our expectations. Our room looks so similar with our favorite hotel in Manila. We were contented at that as we were able to sleep, bathe, and eat well with out any issues. In short, it was really a comfortable stay. Doesn’t even feel like we were in quarantine, maybe because we are used to being stuck at home, but this one’s better.
This is what our Family Plus Room for Triple Occupancy looked like. It have one queen sized bed and one single sized bed, with clean sheets and pillows and the mattress were comfortable enough.
It has a huge cabinet where we were able to keep our things. We even used the drawers and the furniture didn’t even have a smell or old vibe. The shelf that you will see upon entering was where we placed anything related to food.
The bathroom comes with an enclosed shower, with hot and cold. Generous on the tissue paper and toiletries. An air purifier was also provided for us.
Let’s talk about the food. Food is, of course, the most essential in one’s life. Food was brought to our door 3 times a day. Most of the feedback we receive are rants about the food that they give. We expected the worst. But upon receiving our first meal during our first night at the hotel, it was again, beyond our expectation. It is not just tolerable and not really exceptional, but one that could still fulfill our needs for the day. We even requested to have one of our 3 meals to vegetarian option.
Food delivery is also possible. My sister, though, was able to bring food and other essentials prior to us arriving. When we arrived our room, it was already there waiting for our arrival. She had to bring snacks and other easy to cook frozen goods like pan cake and chicken nuggets for my son. While my mom and I are able to eat the food that will be delivered, it will be hard for my picky eater boy. Grocery delivery is also available. You can try Park&Shop and PandaMart.
WIFI is available. Rants from those who stayed prior to us was that it is very slow. Speed is okay with me and I even had a zoom meeting with my workmates. It wasn’t lagging at all. Other things you might want to know: 1) TV is not a smart TV. 2) Each room comes with a small mini type bar fridge. 3) An electronic kettle is available. 4) a couple of electrical outlets are available, but better bring an extension cord if you think you will need more and take note that sockets are type G, so you may also need an adapter.
Best way to book is through sending them an e-mail or calling them up. Tip: If you are looking into a flight that is happening anytime soon, it is best to canvas flights and DQH availability at the same time before finalizing everything.
Location: Best Western Plus Hotel is just a 5 minute walk to the nearest MTR Stations: HKU (Exit B1) and Sai Ying Pun (Exit B3). PS. Near the Sai Ying Pun station is the Art Lane, which you can visit when you check out.
BEST WESTERN PLUS HOTEL HONG KONG WESTERN DISTRICT
308 Des Voeux Road West, Western District, Hong Kong
T +852 3410 3333 │ F +852 2548 5014