Hong Kong Disneyland may not be as geographically close to Hollywood as the original theme park in Anaheim, but that doesn't mean there can't be a little bit of Hollywood in Hong Kong! In the grand tradition of Golden Age Hollywood, Disney's Hollywood Hotel is an Art Deco monument to the glitz and glamour of a bygone era.
Disney's Hollywood Hotel has 600 guest rooms over 8 levels and caters for every type of guest. Following the same Art Deco design that the rest of the hotel has to offer, there is a simple elegance to the rooms that the over-the-top exterior may not necessarily indicate. A stylish mix of modern (the flat-screen LCD TV, for example) with yesteryear creates a modern-looking room that still wouldn't feel too out of place in the 1930s and 1940s Hollywood.
A standard Garden View room is one overlooking the Hotel's beautifully tended gardens. These rooms tend to be referred to a 'standard' room by some travel and booking agents, as they are at the cheaper end of the price scale. Indeed, the U-shaped building is shaped around the beautiful gardens below, ensuring all guests on that side of the building can enjoy the view with equal satisfaction.
The Sea View rooms, strangely enough, offer guests a look at the Hong Kong harbour and the ocean surrounding Lantau Island. At night, you can watch the city light up and wake up the following morning to the natural beauty that Hong Kong has to offer. As far as Disney's Hollywood Hotel is concerned, these rooms are available for 'mid-range' prices.
The Park View room lets you have a look at the theme park that you will presumably be spending a bit of time in during your stay. These are, for some reason, the most expensive rooms, as you'd be hard-pressed to be disappointed with a view of Lantau Island or the magnificent gardens! You can see the fireworks from these rooms, so if you're not in the park make sure to tune into the fireworks channel on the in-house television network. You'll be able to hear the accompanying music.
Hotel rooms in the Hollywood Hotel come equipped with the following features:
In the Hollywood Hotel, there are five main places to fill your belly with Disney goodness. They cover everything from a quick drink and a light snack to a full buffet lunch.
The Chef Mickey is the main restaurant in the Hotel, and is a buffet-style venue suitable for the whole family. Aside from being the location of the hotel's buffet breakfast this eatery is an incredibly popular one amongst Hotel guests, and is the winner of several major awards in the region. Indeed, chefs from the restaurant have represented Hong Kong in an international contest! As such, we suggest you book early if you want a table for the night, even if you are a guest of the hotel, especially on Saturday nights. However, even if you don't, we found the staff to be more than willing to try and accomodate us, despite a full booking card. If you feel like a lighter meal and a few drinks, try the Studio Lounge that offers a more 'elite' style cocktail bar. It has a full bar and light snacks available in the plush environment. It's not purely for adults either - a variety of non-alcoholic cocktails in all the colours of the rainbow can be found in the Studio Lounge, along with burgers, pizzas and fries. Trust Disney to create a fantastic replica of a 1930s bar that is also family friendly! If quick-service is more your style, the Hollywood & Dine is ideal for a quick meal break. Serving fresh fruit, salads, juice, congee, dim sum, tea and coffee and other tasty things, this place offers an ideal place to grab a snack if you are just back at the hotel during a midday rest from the Theme Park experience. If you prefer dining al fresco, why not relax on the Sunset Terrace? Located in the beautiful garden area of the Hotel, the Sunset Terrace offers authentic Chinese and Asian cooking with a bit of a Western BBQ twist. A great place to relax at the end of the day. Finally, we can't forget to mention the Piano Pool Bar. Located next to - you guessed it - the piano-shaped swimming pool, you can grab a beverage or four and relax beside the pool. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend. Remember kids - don't drink and swim.
Prices and menus vary from location to location.
An overview of Disney dining - both in and out of the park - can be found in on our Dining page.
When you aren't in your hotel room, and are taking a break from the Theme Park, you will probably wonder what else can be done around the Hotel.
When the weather is fine, guests can enjoy a dip in the Piano Pool. As the name would imply, this pool is shaped like a big piano. During the warmer months, this is the perfect place to cool down before or after your trip to the Theme Park. In addition to the main pool, there is a small wading/paddling pool connected to a slide. So whether you want to play, exercise or just cool down.
For the shopper inside us all, the Hotel also offers Celebrity Gifts. In addition to a selection of merchandise to take home as a souvenir of your visit, there are essential items that we human people need on a daily basis. Please note that there will be some merchandise exclusively available inside the park, so don't always count on being able to find it in the hotel at the end of the day.
Guests can also take advantage of the daily activities for kids. These change on a daily basis, so check the Hotel schedule to see what is happening and when.
To book a Disney Vacation in Hong Kong; either visit your travel agent, or purchase directly through the Hong Kong Disneyland Reservation Center:
The Hong Kong Disneyland Reservation Center call centre opens daily from 9am to 6pm (Hong Kong time).
Most major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and American Express) are excepted. Note that, to secure a room, your credit card will be charged for the first night upon booking.
Disney's Hollywood Hotel is quite simply one of Disney's best kept secrets. It offers all the charm of a Disney hotel, but at a fraction of the cost of an average Disney Hotel. As visitors to other parks will know, Disney hotels are not always the cheapest option, but they are certainly the best when it comes to service and style and getting the most out of your 'Disney Experience'. The Art Deco atmosphere is impeccable here, right down to the fire hose reels. Wandering around the hotel grounds with mountains in the background, you'll really feel as though you've stepped out of the present and into 1930s Hollywood.
There are certainly cheaper hotels in the other areas of Hong Kong - especially Kowloon and Hong Kong Island - and budget-conscious travelers may choose to stay elsewhere and travel to the Resort. Getting to Hong Kong Disneyland is certainly easy from the rest of Hong Kong. However, if you really want the magical experience of staying in a Disney hotel, and the Disneyland Hotel is out of your price range, Disney's Hollywood Hotel provides an affordable, yet luxurious, option for those on a mid-range budget.
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