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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far one of the best hotels in Hong Kong we have stayed. The price is very reasonable, service is excellent, staff are all very helpful and friendly, and the hotel facilities is well equipped with indoor swimming pool, free rental of bycylces !

There is a wide spread of buffet breakfast that serves exceptionally high quality of food, and it is a pets friendly hotel. We enjoyed the most is that this hotel provides free bicycles rental to in house guests. We borrowed the bicycles and had thoroughly enjoyed our ride along the Shatin river and the park. We especially want to thank the cafe restaurant captain, Ms Lam for being so helpful to us throughout our 7 night stay. She attended to all our needs prompt and was very professional. All the other staff, Jack, Ken, Fiona, etc they are so friendly and helpful towards and had made our trip to Hong Kong a most enjoyable one. We will definitely come back to patronise this hotel again on our next visit to Hong Kong and will recommend highly to all our friends!

Room tip: Ask for non-smoking and river view room
Date of stay: March 2021
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Thank Agnes G
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Sammy Yip, Other at Alva Hotel by Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Agnes G

Thank you for taking your precious time to share such a wonderful review with us. I'm thrilled that you had an enjoyable 7-night stay at ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL. Our modern and cosy accommodation are well-liked by guests. Together with our value-add accommodation package, free on loan bikes and lovely breakfast, they all add merit to your experience.
The team including Eva Lam our café captain, Jack, Ken and Fiona at the front desk always strives for service excellence, and I'm so proud that they have outdone themselves again. Your kind words will definitely be shared with the team.
Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon, do let us know if we can assist with any arrangements.

Sincerely,
Sammy Yip
Director of Operations ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get free upgrade to suite room type and late check out for the birthday celebration, thanks for the sweet arrangement. Room is clean and cozy, staff is nice and helpful. The price of the package is very attractive.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank HoC40
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Sammy Yip, Other at Alva Hotel by Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear HoC40

Thank you for your recent stay at ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday celebration with us. We are more than delighted to read that you find our service and room excellent!

For any future visit, please book directly on our website for the best available package of your choice.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Sincerely,
Sammy Yip
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a very good and comfy stay at Alva by Royal and the staff from Front Desk - Leo offered an attentive service to us with an upgrade of room. Breakfast is ok with varieties of choices but the seats we sit are bit far from getting the food.

The room is great with river view and all could be controlled by iPad !

A very comfy stay all in all!

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank scbb1119
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Sammy Yip, Other at Alva Hotel by Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sam

Thank you so much for your encouraging 5 stars review and lovely photos on ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL, we shall share with the team to excel ourselves further.

Besides, we are glad to learn that you have named our Front Office associate Leo for his attentive service.
With any future visit to ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL, please book directly on our website for the best available package of your choice.

We look forward to welcoming you back many times in the future!

Sincerely,
Sammy Yip
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first time to stay here for staycation. The service staff is excellent and the room is modern and new. I really loved the iPad remote to control all electricity in room, it’s very convenient.

I would like to express my appreciation to Avis who help me for all arrangements of the stay. Also, Ted and Natalie who help me check in and provided outstanding service.

We have relaxing weekend at Alva and will definitely come back again!!

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank ericwong1026
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Sammy Yip, Other at Alva Hotel by Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Eric

Thank you very much for writing a review in this platform are thrilled to know that you have spent a relaxing weekend with us.

ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL is a hotel in a unique riverside location in Shatin. With lush green surroundings and smart user-friendly technology for guests’ comfort and wellness, ALVA invites modern travelers to explore a hidden gem in Hong Kong and experience a travel journey replete with relaxation and discovery.

Your sincere appreciation words to our staff members Ted and Natalie is encouraging, we shall keep this up and share it with all our staff.

Thank you very much again and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

Sincerely,
Sammy Yip
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights over the long Easter weekend in HK. We had booked an apartment room and got a free upgrade to the river view + exercise bike in the room. Room was spacious and clean. The hotel feels very new. Very comfortable for watching TV and playing card games with other friends who were also staying at the Alva. We were lucky that the pool and gym were both open. We had to book for a time in the pool, but we managed to use it 2x during our visit. It looks small from the photos, but is actually bigger than I expected. I enjoyed some time sitting on the pool deck, just enjoying the view. Breakfast was really hearty, with all of the usual options you'd expect from a hotel buffet (egg station, noodle station, dim sum, pastries, etc). It was a really busy weekend for the hotel, so we went to breakfast early both mornings to avoid the crowds. Although the room includes complimentary bicycle rental, we didn't utilize it since the timing is only in 4-hour blocks. This is suitable for a family with young kids, but not if you want to make real use of the cycling trails right outside the hotel's front door. Instead, we walked 30 mins along the waterfront toward Tai Wai and rented our own bikes. Not a big deal since the weather was so nice, but a bit inconvenient as it seems that all of the bike rental shops around Shek Mun are a 30-min walk in any one direction. There is pretty much NOTHING around the hotel. Shek Mun is an industrial area. Luckily, there is a Japanese grocery store at ground level of the hotel where you can pick up some fruit and snacks. And the hotel DOES NOT have room service (not sure if this is just because of the pandemic), which was a surprise to me. We had to get takeaway from near Shek Mun MTR (or near CityOne MTR is also an option), but both of these require a 10-15 minute walk. We also had a great dinner at the Japanese restaurant on the rooftop (which is very pricey).

Room tip: Apartment room with river view was great.
Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank bikingrenee
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Sammy Yip, Other at Alva Hotel by Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear bikingrenee,

Thank you for your choosing ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL as your Easter Staycation stay and your five-star review.
We are thrilled to learn that you had a wonderful time after experienced our apartment room, gym, pool and buffet breakfast. Owing to the heavy demand for our free on loan bicycle service, we have divided them into two sections, hoping that more guests could explore the area during their stay, your understanding is appreciated.
To serve our guest with Western/Chinese and Japanese cuisines, apart from dine in our restaurants, we have tailor-made menus for takeaway. We will consider launching the room service in due course.
Konbini Store by YATA on the ground floor is a ”must visit” place, there are ranges of food/beverages and snack items directly imported from Japan, some items are even exclusively available there.
Thanks again for your review. We look forward to welcoming you in the not distant future, please contact us again to explore the great value accommodation package.

Sincerely,
Sammy Yip
Director of Operations

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