Soak in Breathtaking Views of Victoria Harbour at EAST, Hong Kong

Complete review of EAST, Hong Kong.

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

Complete review of EAST, Hong Kong.

Address: 29 Tai Koo Shing Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Phone Number: +852 3968 3968
Website: https://www.east-hongkong.com/en/

Check-In Time: 2:00PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00PM

Reservation was made for 2 nights in Non-Smoking Harbour Corner Room.

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About EAST, Hong Kong

Complete review of 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.

Getting Here

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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

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

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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!

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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
  • Non-smoking
  • Safe

Complimentary Breakfast

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.

Complete review of EAST, Hong Kong.Apart from their continental breakfast buffet, guests can order from the à-la-carte menu too.

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Other Room Types

Complete review of EAST, Hong Kong.

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

Yik Cheong Monster Building near EAST, Hong Kong.

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.

Additional Photos

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Final Verdict

Amenities: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★☆
Comfort: ★★★★★
Proximity: ★★★☆☆
Quietness: ★★★★★
Safety: ★★★★★
Space: ★★★★★
Value of Price: ★★★★★
Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi

Pros

  • 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.)

Cons

  • Not centrally located

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Please note that I was welcomed by EAST, Hong Kong as a guest. However, all opinions are my own and I genuinely enjoyed my time here and recommend staying with them. This post contains affiliate links.

18 Comments

  1. June 20, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    This is a great hotel to stay when in Hong Kong. Thanks for being specific about the room. The Harbour Corner Room is surely a treat to the eyes because of the views and of course the facilities you get there inside the room. The hotel looks luxurious and the complimentary breakfast is the plus! I am surely going to consider staying here when in Hong Kong.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:17 am

      Yay! That makes me so happy to hear! Do let them know I sent ya when you visit 😀

  2. June 20, 2019 / 10:09 pm

    This hotel looks really nice, thanks for sharing your experience here with so much detail. I love the large windows on both sides of the room. This hotel looks like it would make a great home base while exploring Hong Kong. I really love the first photo in this post by the way!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:18 am

      Aww thanks Eden! It was just such a bummer that I went during monsoon season otherwise I’m sure the view would’ve been even more spectacular.

  3. June 21, 2019 / 12:41 am

    This looks like it is a very cool place, although as you mentioned, it’s not super centrally located. I stayed in Causeway Bay last time I was in HK and didn’t really see much of a reason to explore further east than that. Nonetheless, East Hong Kong clearly has stunning views. On a side note, I am shocked at how much your Uber cost! I have taken both the bus and the MTR/airport line to and from HKG International, and won’t be taking Uber in the city (ever) if that’s a typical price! However, I know firsthand that public transport can be stressful if you have a lot of luggage.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:22 am

      Hahaa I was shocked myself too at the Uber fare. Funny thing though… I only had a carry on luggage! Thinking back, I probably should’ve done more homework in advance.

      While I do agree that staying at a centrally located hotel is key when exploring new cities, I really liked EAST, Hong Kong for its jaw-dropping views of the Victoria Harbour. Plus it still has a few popular attraction sights closely located so it wasn’t too, too terrible.

  4. June 21, 2019 / 12:52 am

    The hotel looks the perfect combination of luxury and comfort, but more than that, I would appreciate you for promoting ethical photography. A lot of bloggers break rules for the perfect shot and hence encourage others to click the same. Thanks for not doing the same. Your photo of Monster building is simply awesome.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:24 am

      Thank you Anshul! I definitely felt a little guilty taking photos there because again, it is somebody’s home. But something about the architecture is just so captivating and not something I see back home here in Canada!

  5. June 21, 2019 / 3:15 am

    This place looks awesome, like a dream stay! It feels great sometimes to pamper yourself and indulge in a good hotel. I have never been to Hong Kong and if anytime I make it out there, I will add this place to my bucket list.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:27 am

      Oh you must! You’d love it here! The view alone will make you wanna stay in the hotel all day hahaa 😉

  6. June 21, 2019 / 9:49 am

    I love the insta spot you mentioned and the hotel is amazing, also instagramable room and the view. I would love to stay there for a little while.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:28 am

      I highly recommend it!

  7. June 21, 2019 / 11:20 pm

    Wow I love the view from the room. What a pleasant thing to wake up every morning to views like that! I am glad East Hong Kong could offer you a room so early in the morning even though the service was lacking a little. I love the fact that it is located close to the Monster building. Would love to see that.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:30 am

      Ya bet! And yesssssss, I loved the early check-in too. The Monster Building is quite a sight to see as well and I hope you’ll get to visit Hong Kong soon 🙂

  8. June 22, 2019 / 12:38 pm

    Oh my god, the view from your bed is absolutely insane!! East, Hong Kong looks so modern and chic and I love anywhere with a complimentary breakfast!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:31 am

      Tell me about it! Bummer the weather didn’t cooperate otherwise it would’ve been perfect!

  9. Yukti Agrawal
    July 6, 2019 / 10:53 am

    Loved your view from Harbour corner view and what an incredible view to get up and see all those high rises. It is good that they provide In-room adapters and various USB cords available for connecting laptops and TV.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:32 am

      I was so relieved they did because I totally forgot to bring my own adapters hahaa.

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