If you’re up for a spot of luxurious living in downtown Hong Kong, you can’t go wrong with the Charterhouse that’s located in between Causeway Bay and Wanchai and a few minutes walk form Times Square, the Causeway Bay MTR subway station and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Upon walking in, you’re greeting by a luxurious lobby done up in tasteful wood with brass along with an exquisite chandelier as the centrepiece.
The hotel itself has 294 superbly appointed rooms done up in tasteful colours with an exclusive Signature Floor located on the second floor of the hotel that has a series of rooms that are a step above the norm with decor that blends contemporary style and natural elements to create an exclusive design to sate the five senses in equal measure.
Signature Floor rooms:
The rooms are exceptionally opulent in nature with quite a bit of floorspace compared to the usual mainstream hotel rooms. Those staying in the Signature rooms are also able to take advantage of a Business Centre that is reserved specifically for Signature room guests.
Those travelling with large families will appreciate the generously sized family rooms that combine two double beds together and, best of all, come with a fantastic bath tub too. All rooms come with free wi-fi, a complimentary Android phone on loan that you can use for free local calls and data, air conditioning, a mini bar, a hair dryer and a TV with quite a selection of local and cable channels on offer.
Should you need to get a workout on, there’s a fully equipped gym on the third floor.
If you’re peckish, you can stop by the Le Petit Salon that’s just by the main registration counter that offers a variety of pastries and coffee. For HKD18, you can partake of a cup of coffee and a croissant. Quite a deal in Hong Kong. Great paired with coffee.
Should you be up for more substantial fare, you can drop by The Gazebo restaurant that’s but one floor up by lift or via a winding staircase if you prefer the scenic route. The Gazebo itself is a continental restaurant serving a variety of fare both local and western fare though we dropped by and sampled their substantial buffet which offers both cuisines at your leisure.
There was a noodle station that offered both a hearty clear chicken stock and laksa curry soup served with a variety of noodles and condiments like fishballs and the like. After sampling the laksa curry soup, it offered a flavour resembling Singapore’s less spicier but creamier rendition of it.
There was also a substantial salad station that had a variety of greens for the taking and a Japanese food station that offered a variety of sushi and freshly cut sashimi.
A substantial side of roast beef was on offer as well and pieces were cut to order as needed by the chef. A variety of dishes both Eastern and Western in nature were on offer too with such fare like fried rice, stir fried vegetables, roast chicken and more on offer.
The dessert station had interesting fried sweet potato balls, a Japanese style desert that blended both red bean paste and jelly on a synthetic green leaf and, of course, Hong Kong’s dessert of choice – tiny egg tarts.
We also dropped down to the Champs Bar that is one floor below the hotel and which also has a street level entrance. The bar itself also offers a variety of meals and beers on tap and, if you’re a Liverpool fan, quite a bit of interesting memorabilia too.
The Charterhouse is located at 209-219 Wanchai Road, Hong Kong.
Accommodation costs flunctuate based on the season but run from HKD500 and up with a premium for the signature rooms.
To find out more or to make reservations please wing by www.charterhouse.com/www.theS.com.hk or email [email protected]