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CHECKING INTO THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONG KONG

May 4, 2016 by @VanessaRivers

I love the Mandarin Oriental hotel chain so being that this is their first and flagship hotel, I was very excited to stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong! Located in the middle of the Central district, overlooking Victoria Harbor, the Mandarin is perfectly positioned for exploring the city. And when you are not enjoying Michelin-starred cuisine at one of the many dining options within the hotel, you will find yourself just moments away from a multitude of other amazing restaurants and bars in Hong Kong Central. Renowned for their fantastic service and exquisite blend of luxury, comfort and style, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong offers 430 guest rooms, all with city or harbour views, and 71 individually designed suites. Some of the amenities include a fully equipped 24-hour Business and Technology Center, a beautiful Spa & Wellness Center, an indoor lap pool, and a 24-hour Fitness Center (with an impressive collection of new cardio machines that I made good use of during my 5-day stay).

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MY EXPERIENCE

I have been lucky to stay at many luxury hotels around the world before, but this was my first time staying at a five-star hotel in Asia, and the experience did not disappoint. My husband and I arrived late from Bali on a Tuesday night and a (very sweet) front desk agent met us at the entrance to the hotel and led us up to our Harbor View Room where she checked us in. We were exhausted after traveling all day so it was so nice being able to kick our shoes off and check into the hotel in the comfort of our room.

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The first two days I was in Hong Kong it was pouring rain, and I felt a little under the weather, so I stayed in our room and worked – which proved to be the perfect place to get stuff done. The Internet was fast, there was a great view from the desk area, and the room service was exceptionally quick and delicious. Our room was also spacious, with a very comfortable bed, and beautiful decor that combined old world Asian elegance with a modern flair.

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You can’t stay at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and not enjoy cocktails with a view at M Bar! My husband and I had a couple quiet drinks here together on Friday night, just taking in the view. If you prefer a livelier scene, step inside the Captain’s Bar, on the ground floor of the hotel, for cocktails and live jazz. I had a drink here on a Thursday night while waiting for my UBER to arrive, and it was packed! I was told that this place is a favorite of locals as well.

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HONG KONG TIPS

It can be very hard to get a cab in Hong Kong so make sure to download and use UBER. Also, there is another Mandarin Oriental in HK – The Landmark – so make sure you book and show up at the correct hotel! And if you want suggestions for what to do and see in the city check out my Hong Kong Guide.

See website for latest offers and rates at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

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Have you stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong? Where is your favorite place to stay in HK?
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4 Comments

  • Reply caroline May 5, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Gorgeous! Such beautiful views. Definitely saving this for when I make to HK!

  • Reply Anna Elbek May 5, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I know nothing about Hong Kong… Now I know where to stay for the best experience!! Great pics!!

  • Reply Vanessa Vincent May 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    This looks fabulous! I love the description.

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