Hong Kong Hotels Review – Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui

Hong Kong Hotels Review - Butterfly On Prat

Hong Kong Hotels Review – Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui

After my stay at Butterfly on Morrison at Hong Kong Island, I moved to their sister hotel on Prat Avenue. I was elated with Butterfly on Morrison. And had expected good things from the Prat branch. But sadly, I was disappointed. Here, I share with you – Hong Kong Hotels Review – Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui.


Hong Kong Hotels Review – Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui – The Overview & Rankings:

Hotel: Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui
Room Rates: Deluxe Room with 4G Pocket Wi-Fi Device – SGD 170 (USD109.4) per night
Cheapest Place to Book: Agoda
Location: No. 21 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Rooms:

  1. Superior Room
  2. Superior Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  3. Deluxe Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  4. Pure Air Signature with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  5. Triple with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  6. Executive with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  7. Family Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  8. Deluxe Family Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device

Service: Not so good as the sister hotel, Butterfly on Morrison. They are cordial but not warm. And were so hesitant when I requested for late check out.
Value: For the price, I would not say this boutique hotel offered great value. At most, the value is very minimal.
Sleep Quality: It was all right. Though the bed and pillows could be better.
Cleanliness: Clean but not the highest quality level. Again, just the bare minimum.
Asia Travel Gems Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0

Two Star Rating

Hong Kong Hotels Review – Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui – The Video: 

A word of caution. Especially if you have seen the Butterfly on Morrison video. This hotel, part of the Butterfly franchise, does not impress. The video does not lie.

Sadly, the hotel looked old and in need of a fresh coat of paint. It irks me that they sell it online as ‘young and vibrant’. Not!

See the video and decide for yourself.

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About Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui

Like Butterfly on Morrison, this hotel is part of the Butterfly Group of Hotels. Unfortunately, it does not measure up to the Morrison.

What this has going for it is the location. It is at the heart of vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui. All the shopping, museums, and famous attractions are within walking distance. A few MTR stations are close by. So, that makes traveling around Hong Kong an easy task.

While looking tired, they do try to be updated. So, they offer 4G Pocket Wi-Fi Device. I am not impressed. And I explain why further down this review.


Rooms

This small boutique hotel boasts 158 spacious rooms. And they also seem to be proud of their strong colors that they claim are young and vibrant in style. To me, the colors look dated and a bit gaudy. The paint does not look fresh, too.

This is a smoke-free hotel, and the rooms offered are as follows:

  1. Superior Room
  2. Superior Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  3. Deluxe Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  4. Pure Air Signature with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  5. Triple with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  6. Executive with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  7. Family Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  8. Deluxe Family Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device

I chose the Deluxe room mostly because I booked the same for Butterfly on Morrison. And I wanted to compare.

Butterfly on Prat Deluxe Bedroom
Butterfly on Prat Deluxe Bedroom

The photos on their website made me a little hesitant. I almost wanted to book another hotel. And I wished I did.

One of the saving grace is that the room is quite spacious. In Hong Kong, it is not easy to get a room with so much space. I had the good fortune to stay at the top floor. And the ceiling was high. So it made the room looked more spacious.

*Travel Tip: If you really must stay here, ask for rooms on the top floor. At least you get high ceiling that makes it look spacious.


Amenities 

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Free WIFI at hotel lobby
  • iMac corner at hotel lobby with free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries; e.g. toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Electronic in-room safe box
  • Electric kettle with cups, with complimentary instant coffee and tea bags
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • 2 Free bottled water every day
  • Free Internet access via WiFi
  • Pocket WIFI (depends on which room you book)
  • iPod docking station
  • TV (flat screen)
  • Free and pay TV – satellite and cable channels
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Wake up service
  • Luggage storage
  • Airport limousine and shuttle service
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Sightseeing tour arrangement

Facilities

None that I know of.


4G Pocket WIFI Device

It seems all Butterfly hotels offer this device. It is very handy. In the sense that you get Wi-Fi via the device everywhere you go in Hong Kong. Supposedly.

The down side is that it needs constant charging. So, if you do not have a battery charger with you, you can kiss the Wi-Fi goodbye. And I can tell you that happened most of the time. The battery life of their devices are so short!

In addition, the Wi-Fi connectivity was not reliable. So many times I noticed my phone not getting the Wi-Fi access. In the end, the pre-paid SIM I purchased at the airport served me much better.


Service Quality

The service quality at Butterfly on Prat was not so good as the service quality at Butterfly on Morrison. And this surprised me.

I am a marketer, who is also a lecturer on marketing. And branding is very important to me. As such, brand consistency is something that I believe brands should uphold.

Thumbs Down

It was not that the Butterfly on Prat staff were rude or disrespectful. They were just cordial. Rarely a smile. And they answer like a robot. Might as well be a robot behind the front desk.

At one point, I requested for late checkout. My flight back to Singapore was in the late evening. As such, checkout at 12 pm would have left me too much time to spare.

But when I asked, the staff did not even check if it was possible, and just told me no. I had to explain my reason before another staff came along and offered checkout at 1 pm.

It was not great but at least it was something. So, I thanked them and accepted it. I thought I would stow my luggage at the baggage area, and explore the city a bit more for the afternoon.

But the bad aftertaste of bad service was too much. Eventually, I left in a cab around 12.30 pm. I would rather spend the afternoon in the airport then within the vicinity or at this hotel.


Sleep Quality

It was not great. The bed was not very comfortable. The pillows were too soft.

And for some reason, the panel with a latch at the top of the ceiling had me wondering if someone would open it late at night and creep down into my room. Took me a while to fall asleep. Urgh!


Services Near the Hotel

For convenience, for all your needs like drinks such as orange juice, top up of Octopus card, or even an umbrella for the rainy season, there are a couple of convenience stores nearby. One of them is 7-11. The other is a local version of this franchise.

There is also a supermarket. I did not notice it at first. But a lot of free time in the evening enabled me to spot it. It was in the basement. So, you have to look down as you walk along Prat Avenue to see the entrance of the supermarket.

Along the same road and the roads further down, you can find all types of stores selling clothing, electronics and even herbs and spices.


Good Food Nearby

You will never starve in Hong Kong. And in Tsim Sha Tsui, even more impossible.

There are so many cafes and restaurants almost every few meters. The only thing you need to do is to make a choice. There are local Hong Kong food, dim sum, Korean food, Japanese food, Italian food, and even fast food. Watch the video above, and you will see a MacDonalds.

Hong Kong Food - Super Delicious Dim Sum known as Siu Mai (Pork Dumpling)

For more info about where to enjoy good food, check out my Hong Kong Food section.


Attractions Nearby

Kowloon has lots of interesting sights to see. And Butterfly on Prat excels in being at the right location. There are many attractions nearby.

There is the Avenue of Comic Stars, The Avenue of Stars, the many museums, Victoria Harbour, the Clock Tower, plus many more.

And if these are not enough, you can always take the MTR to Hong Kong Island for Victoria Peak, Lan Kwai Fong, Golden Bauhinia, Hollywood Road, Street Art, Man Mo Temple and many more attractions.

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Also, the MTR can get you to Lantau Island where you can ride the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car to see the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping Village, and Wisdom Path.


Where is Butterfly on Prat?

As mentioned above, Butterfly on Prat is at the heart of pulsating Tsim Sha Tsui. It is situated along Prat Avenue, and near Nathan Road.

Address: No. 21 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 3962 8888

Email: info.bop@butterflyhk.com


How To Get There?

By Train

From the airport, you can reach this hotel with the Hong Kong Airport Express train – Quickest Way to the City. When you reach Hong Kong station, walk over to the Central terminal. Then take the red line towards Tsuen Wan.

Alight at Tsim Sha Tsui station. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the station to the hotel.

*Travel Tip: Do this only if you have 1 small luggage or backpack. The walkways from the station to the hotel can make lugging any larger luggage difficult.

By Road

A ride from a cab from the airport to the hotel is quite easy to get. And so is a ride from the hotel to the airport.

At the airport, look out for the cab counter. They can assist you. Just make sure you inform them whether you are going to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island. Read more about how to hail the right taxi in my article about Hong Kong.

For your info, Butterfly on Prat offers limousine service or transport arrangement to and from the hotel. When you book online, contact them for more information. Take note that travel fees apply.

By Bus

Butterfly hotels offer shuttle bus from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport. This hotel is no exception. When you book your room online, contact them for help to arrange for shuttle bus. Remember to check the price as current bus fees apply.


Getting Around Hong Kong

It is easy to get around in Hong Kong. You can do it by bus, taxi or MTR. Click on the image below to read more about this.

Best Places To Visit In Asia - Hong Kong - The Peak
View of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, Click Image above to Read More

Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui – Asia Travel Gems Final Word

If you have a better choice for hotel stay, choose that. I know I will never go back to Butterfly on Prat for sure.

Two Star Rating Medal

This hotel seriously needs an overhaul. I do not understand how good Butterfly on Morrison is, and how bad Butterfly on Prat can be.

They should train the staff at this hotel to provide service like the one at Morrison.

What a world of difference these two are even though they are part of the same group. The staff at Morrison is so warm, friendly and helpful. The ones at Prat are just cold.

In addition, the entire hotel needs a new look. I don’t know what year the concept is from but to claim it is young and vibrant is misleading.

The paint on the walls look tired. The colors are gaudy. Really bad choices of colors. Have they heard of Pantone Color of the Year? Or at least the latest trends in colors?

While they do win with spacious rooms, they really need to upgrade and update the rooms. The bathroom looks so old and outdated. Where is the rain shower that is at Morrison?

Butterfly on Prat Bathroom. No rain shower. Boo.
No rain shower. Boo.

Watch the video above to see what I mean. And I am sure you will agree that, sadly, they only get 2 stars rating.


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Thank you for reading this.

Wishing you and your loved ones safe, fun and happy travels,

Timotheus