Pop Hotel, Hong Kong

During my short trip to Hong Kong last month to run in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, I opted for a hotel that was within the convenience of shopping and food. Most importantly it had to be near to both the starting and finish line. Found the best rates for Pop Hotel in Mong Kok via Agoda

Thankfully Agoda also has their mobile app so that gave me ample opportunity to shop for a hotel when I was in the car or anywhere else. The biggest point for using Agoda's mobile app would be the “Insider Deals” which are special/flash discounts of up to 40% or more, applicable only for bookings made via the Agoda app.

Arrived at Hong Kong and I had plenty of options to make my way to Pop Hotel. The most affordable (and very convenient) was to take the bus for HKD33 compared to taking the MTR which I had to switch trains for HKD180. Since I was travelling relatively light, the bus was perfect. Took bus A21 from the airport. Enjoyed my view of Hong Kong through the 45 minutes plus journey. Told the friendly Uncle Bus Driver that I wanted to go and he was kind enough to alert me of my stop. A short 10 minutes stroll and I am at Pop Hotel.
This sign on their website and their lift is definitely pretty accurate!

Pop Hotel is clean and neat. Friendly staff manned the reception and could converse well in English (a big plus for me since my Cantonese isn't quite the best in town). Our standard room came with an attached bathroom complete with basic toiletries of shampoo, shower foam, soap and towel. each room is also provided with bottled water, coffee and tea. No need to travel with my laptop since pop Hotel also has a business centre for you to run through your mails, fax or print documents. All for a rate of RM250 per night. Definitely a good deal and a good reason to make Pop Hotel on my list when I fly in to run again.
The usual works of Yochana making herself comfy!
We even have slippers!

Loved the convenience of the hotel with all the food and shopping around it within walking distance even when I needed my midnight snack or early pre run breakfast. Best of all, there is a laundry smack beside Pop Hotel which meant that I didn't have to cart my sweaty post run clothes back home with me!

No frills, clean and convenient makes this a good hotel for leisure and business. Shopaholics can shop till they drop with amazing offerings including fashion, sports and electronics. And if you love cooking, the market nearby is also a good spot for you to stock up on cooking ingredients available only in Hong Kong. Foodies will have the joy of exploring this area before returning to recharge themselves before embarking on another round of food trail.

For runners, Pop Hotel is approximately 17 minutes walk from the starting line for SCHKM. Very safe and easy straight route walk to the starting line. A nice warm up walk that has proven to be good to keep me warm despite the race day's temperatures and wind.

Pop Hotel
950 Canton Road (Near Soy Street)
Mong Kok 
Hong Kong
T: 852 2117 0033

More pics in the Facebook album SCHKM2014. Will be blogging next on food and shopping around Pop Hotel!
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