Famous for its prized landmark – the Victoria Harbour – and mouthwatering dim sum dishes like shumai and har gow, Hong Kong has marked a special place in my heart. Despite May being typhoon season, I decided it was finally time I paid a visit.
EAST, Hong Kong
Address: 29 Tai Koo Shing Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Phone Number: +852 3968 3968
Check-In Time: 2:00PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00PM
Reservation was made for 2 nights in Non-Smoking Harbour Corner Room.
About EAST, Hong Kong
Located next to Taikoo Place, EAST, Hong Kong is a business hotel situated in one of Hong Kong’s most established districts. With strong emphasis on work-life balance, the hotel not only offers meeting suites and corporate event-friendly lounges, they make sure guests are taken care of when it is time to unplug and relax. From grabbing an after-work drink at the rooftop bar to suntanning by their infinity pool, you will feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle another day’s challenge.
From Hong Kong International Airport, the drive to EAST, Hong Kong is close to 50km and will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. I was much too tired from my morning flight hence I took an Uber that cost about $60 CAD. (For Asia, I would consider that extremely expensive.) Alternatively, you can utilize Hong Kong’s public transportation system: the MTR. Simply ride the Airport Express and hop off at Hong Kong Station to transfer to the blue Island Line where you will then get off at Tai Koo Station. During the day, there is a bridge walkway that connects the station to the hotel’s second floor. Or, as soon as you come out of the station, you will see the hotel right in front of you.
Check-in doesn’t start until 2pm. I did land in the morning way before and was able to get into my room right away since it was already cleaned. Overall the process was very quick and straightforward. However, I would probably say that the service is lacking a little. Getting into the hotel, there was no doorman and even after getting my room key, no one offered to help me with my luggage. (Although later on I did see doormen at both exits of the hotel so it may just be that I arrived a little too early.)
Harbour Corner Room
The Harbour Corner Room spans across 320 square foot and houses one king size bed. Its expansive harbour views are its obvious selling point, but the room itself is beautifully minimalistic with modern urban charms. I also love the amount of natural light that comes in through the floor to ceiling windows. It’s perfect for beating jet lag, but of course, in the case that you need a little nap, the room has dark blinds to combat the brightness. Beware though… The bed is so soft and comfortable you just might struggle getting out of bed!
Additional Room Features
- Complimentary WiFi and wired broadband internet
- Apple TV (available in selected rooms only)
- 37-inch HD LCD TV with satellite and i-cable channels (+ laptop connection)
- Complimentary tea and infusions
- Espresso maker with complimentary coffee
- Walk-in rain shower
Breakfast takes place at Feast – a café that specializes in Asian delicacies and Western dishes. They serve lunch and take in-room dining orders as well.
Apart from their continental breakfast buffet, guests can order from the à-la-carte menu too.
Other Room Types
During my stay at EAST, Hong Kong, I had the pleasure of touring a few other rooms. The one that stood out the most to me was definitely the (Harbour Corner) Suite. Like the Harbour Corner Room, it offers breathtaking views of the Victoria Harbour. However, it is quite a bit bigger ranging in size from 480 to 650 square foot. What captivated my attention the most was their super cute bubble chair and luxurious bathtub. Talk about relaxation in style!
Nearby Attraction Sights
Made popular by Instagram, the Yik Cheong Building aka Monster Building is within walking distance from EAST, Hong Kong. Please do note that this is an apartment complex and there are actual people who live here. While the iconic shot is taken standing on one of the nearby platforms, there are banners indicating that there should be no climbing of any sort. I saw so many ignorant tourists disregarding these signs to take narcissistic selfies and it really is quite disrespectful. Please please pleaseeeee keep in mind that this is somebody’s home and try to be as undisruptive as possible if you do plan on visiting.
Value of Price: ★★★★★
Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Steps to Tai Koo MTR station
- Jaw-dropping views of Victoria Harbour
- In-room adapters and various USB cords available for connecting laptops > TV
- Has a rain shower + regular shower head
- 24/7 fitness facilities
- Lots of restaurant options in the neighborhood
- Located right beside a shopping mall – Cityplaza
- Cute branded totes for purchase. (Perfect if you went a little crazy shopping and now need a second carry-on bag.)
- Not centrally located
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