Hotel review – Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott

Total stay:

1 night

Method:

Points redemption of 30,000 Marriott points for a standard room.

Getting there:

During our 6 days visit to Hong Kong (trip report here), we spent our first night at the SkyCity Marriott. The SkyCity Marriott is located on Lantau Island, less than 10 mins of shuttle ride from Hong Kong international airport. The proximity to the airport and it being on Lantau Island was the main reason I chose this property. It is also located next to a convention center with access to the airport express train. After arriving to the Hong Kong int’l airport around 4pm, we followed the signage to ground transportation, which was the building across from the arrival terminal 2. There were various shuttle pick up bays, the bay for SkyCity was 29 and 30. We waited for around 20-30 minutes before the Marriott shuttle arrived.

Experience:

Upon arriving at the hotel, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist. Our room was a standard guest room with airport building and the South China Sea in a distance. The room itself was inviting, modern, and clean. The amenities provided were the Thann Aromatherapy line. Since I’m a mid-tier Marriott Gold member (I think it was mostly because of my previous year’s work stays), we had free breakfast as well as access to the executive lounge. I’d never been to a hotel lounge before so that was pretty exciting.

Right before we left for Hong Kong, the Skycity Marriott guest service emailed to confirm our reservation. In my response I mentioned that this was our first time visiting Hong Kong, and if there was anything they could do to help make our stay more enjoyable. Soon after we got settled into the room, there was a knock on the door and we were greeted with a nice dessert tray and a hand written note complimentary of the hotel. Talk about customer service :))))

One of the really nice service from the hotel is its complimentary shuttle to/from the airport, the Tung Chung Terminal (it’s a hub to various bus lines and the MTR), and Disney Land. We used the shuttle service to get to Tung Chung Terminal the next morning for our visit to the Big Buddha. Taxi fare between the hotel and Tung Chung terminal costs around 65 HKD each way (a little over $8). It was definitely a saving.

Before we headed to see the Big Buddha in the morning, we had a huge meal at the hotel restaurant. There were eastern and western style options, everything was super delicious. Since there weren’t convenient meal options near the hotel, and breakfast being complimentary, this was definitely much welcomed. We also stopped by the executive lounge just to see what was offered there. Breakfast at the lounge had less variety, but it was less crowded and more private.

We were also able to exchange some USD’s to local currency. The exchange rate was reasonable (better than the airport FX desk) and there were no additional fees.

Final thoughts:

I’d recommend this property for its service and location. Customer service at this hotel was superb and everyone we interacted with was helpful and friendly. The retail cost for a night could range from $150 and up. For a category 6 hotel and 30,000 Marriott points, this is a pretty decent bargain.