The review title was a phrase my wife used several times during our 6 nights at The Upper House.
Everything about our stay was first class, starting with our pickup from the airport in a comfortable Lexus, where our driver greeted us with moist towels, cool bottled water and complimentary in car wi-fi. Loved the iPad check-in, none of this milling around the front desk, signing forms, and the first impressions of the rooms just leave you smiling and shaking your head - they are so spacious, luxurious and stylish!
Like many other reviewers we were upgraded to a Harbour View Room (4107), which allowed us to enjoy the panaroma of the night lights but also the activity on the harbor, which included the arrival and departure of a number of cruise ships.
My wife loved the deep bath and the generous array of REN products (she is now a REN customer!) and we both couldn’t get enough of the walk-in rain shower. Wardrobe space is plentiful and there is so much room throughout the suite that unlike most other hotel rooms you don’t constantly bump into each other.
We didn’t get a breakfast package, but did get room service two or three mornings (a lovely egg-white omelette) and settled into a breakfast ritual of coffee and toast. The illy coffee machine is a breeze to operate, and a toaster, crockery and cutlery are all supplied. As all the shops don’t open until at least 10 AM we quickly adjusted to “Hong Kong time”, which meant a very lazy morning in the room.
By no means an expert, but having visited HK twice before, I feel the hotel is ideally located, being roughly in the middle of the metropolis of HK Island. It is adjacent to the Admiralty MTR station, which is also an interchange for the line to Kowloon. Hong Kong Park is a stones’ throw away, as is the Peak Tram.
We dined at Café Gray on the Saturday night and it was a relaxed but memorable experience, we both had the same main course (Iberico Pork Chop), which we agreed was one of (if not the best) mains we had ever had, and if they give out Michelin stars for bar food, then Café Gray bar should have one. On three of the evenings we had drinks / cocktails and gourmet bar food while relaxing and enjoying the views, and also indulged in Afternoon Tea.
The hotel staff were charming and professional. From the moment they greeted us by name when the car pulled up, to the moment we left via Express check-out (just drop the room key cards at the desk), we were always greeted with warm smiles and you got the impression everyone enjoyed their jobs.
We will return to Hong Kong in the not too distant future, as there was so much left unseen and undone. And we will definitely return to The Upper House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Upper House is a highly individualized small luxury hotel designed by Hong Kong architect Andre Fu. The hotel’s 117 rooms (including 21 suites and 2 penthouses) start at 730sq ft – the largest in Hong Kong. They feature wonderfully spacious bathrooms and dressing areas, and offer either scenic harbour or island views. Calming and contemporary, the rooms are designed to provide a sense of relaxation, warmth and understated luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Upper House Hotel Hong Kong
- The Upper House Hong Kong