We spent three wonderful nights at The Peninsula Hotel from Monday 23 June en route to Indonesia. Having arrived on an early morning flight from UK, we were very surprised on checking in at 8.20am to find that our room was actually ready. After an 11.5 hour flight, this was very much appreciated. The receptionist, who quickly checked us in, then personally took us to our deluxe courtyard room on the third floor overlooking the fountain and showed us around.
Within 5 minutes of arriving at the room, we were served with tea. There was a 50” flat screen television on the wall in the main bedroom and another television mounted on the wall above the bath in the bathroom. Numerous complimentary toiletries by Oscar de la Rente were available together with Peninsula bedroom slippers. There was a fruit bowl that was replenished on a daily basis and a selection of local newspapers and reading material in the bedroom. Numerous other contributors have already mentioned the gadgets in the room. There were electronic buttons to open and close the roller blinds and curtains. Another button to ensure that you weren’t disturbed , and others showing the weather and temperature, housekeeping requests, room make-up, etc. Even the dressing table mirror was electronic at the push of a button and an electronic nail varnish drier was also available. Mini bar, refrigerator and a pretty Chinese tea set were also present. Outside the main bedroom, there was a dressing area leading to a separate bathroom and toilet. The bedding was good quality and we had a great night’s sleep every night. Free Wi Fi was available throughout the hotel at a good speed and we were particularly impressed that free international telephone calls could be made by pressing the VOIP button the telephone handset at no cost.
We had breakfast each morning at The Verandah restaurant. The food was of an excellent quality and the fresh fruit was particularly enjoyable. The restaurant itself was immaculate, light and airy and the staff were very welcoming, pleasant and attentive. Since the hotel is in a prime location in Tsim Sha Tsui we decided to take advantage of this and explored the other local restaurants and hotels in the area but it was always nice to come back to luxurious surroundings at the end of the day.
Activities in the Area
We enjoyed visiting the Avenue of the Stars which is a stone’s throw from the hotel and watching the spectacular Symphony of Lights show from there which stars at 8pm and is accompanied by music on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Harbour City, Ocean Terminal and Star House shopping centres with their designer shops are very nearby as is East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station and the very famous Nathan Road with its hype of activity and many neon lights. Granville Road, Mody Road and Kimberley Road are also worth a visit for those discerning shoppers who become bored with the many designer shops in the area. The famous Star Ferry is an absolute must and costs about HK $5 for a single trip from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong island. A very popular area to visit on Hong Kong island is The Peak which provides an amazing view of Hong Kong island and Kowloon; it’s accessible by tram, mini bus, etc.
If you are anticipating staying at this wonderful world renowned hotel, do it! I first visited over 40 years ago and although the bedrooms have been updated, it has barely changed throughout that time and is still as luxurious as ever. It has always had a fabulous reputation for customer service and has very high standards. Thank you Peninsula for a great stay and experience, we hope to be able to return again one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On 11th December 1928, a legend of Asian hospitality was born – The Peninsula Hong Kong opened its doors for the first time. Classic, contemporary chic arrives at The Peninsula Hong Kong, as this legend of the East redefines luxury once more. Heralding the latest guest-focused technology and a new era of personalisation, the launch of the newly renovated guestrooms in The Peninsula Tower have paved the way for the transformation of guestrooms in the Original Building, which will be unveiled in April 2013 to usher in the hotel’s 85th anniversary celebrations. Accenting simplicity and elegance, the new rooms aesthetic melds the distinctive design touches and high-tech extras present in today’s luxury yachts, motorcars, and private jets, taking The Peninsula guest experience to a new level of comfort. Extensive facilities include a Roman-style swimming pool, a 12,000-square-foot Peninsula Spa, nine award-winning restaurants and bars, superb banqueting and meeting areas, plus a Shopping Arcade.A fleet of fourteen Rolls-Royce limousines is available for luxurious airport transfers, and two MINI Cooper S Clubmen reflect the legendary Grande Dame’s youthful spirit, while the hotel's own helicopter service provides the ultimate in speed and style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula Hong Kong Hotel Hong Kong
- Peninsula Hong Kong
- Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Peninsula