With a classic barber, hair salon, artisan cake shop, and exclusive Krug champagne room within its sprawling space, it’s fair to say that the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong takes amenities to the next level. And we haven’t even mentioned the iconic bar with its quaint pewter tankards, the one Michelin-starred grill and bar or the two Michelin-starred French restaurant. To surmise, it will either take an unfeasibly long stay or multiple visits to experience everything this luxurious, contemporary property has to offer.
YOU SHOULD KNOW While the hotel attracts a high-end, predominantly business clientele, families are welcomed. Cots are provided and staff even babyproof sharp edges in the rooms.
The sumptuous décor in the rooms will make homebodies of the staunchest night owls. Plush bed throws, deep clubman chairs, and chaise lounges looking out on harbor views through floor to ceiling windows are a compelling reason to stay in. Elegance runs through the range of rooms that come in a variety of generous sizes, with suites topping out at a roomy 72 square meters.
Marble bathrooms are the height of sophistication with deep tubs, rain showers and nifty TVs tucked into mirrors.
Hermes toiletries add that extra touch of class in the bathrooms.
Seemingly lit in the same dim, atmospheric glow from morning to night, the polished marble lobby delivers an alluring welcome to the hotel. Warm, swift service is in line with the hotel’s stellar reputation.
A compact, two-lane indoor pool provides a picturesque subterranean place to swim laps.
In addition to the wide range of eastern and western treatments available in the Mandarin Spa, the hotel has a classic barber for men and a full salon for everything from blow-dries to cuts and coloring.
Decked out in hardwood and low lighting, the clubhouse feel of the fitness center makes for an appealing place to work out.
There are multiple dining options at the hotel, from the one Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill & Bar to two Michelin-starred French restaurant, Pierre. A similarly sleek but rather more informal option can be found in Café Causette.
Take your beer in one of the famous tankards at Captain’s Bar, a fifty-year-old institution at the heart of the hotel. The intimate interior feels like old world Hong Kong in the ground floor bar. Up on the 25th floor, the M Bar is the hotel’s hyped rooftop bar, where stunning views complement the cocktails.
The stylish bar inspires a stylish crowd so dress to impress.
The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong benefits from one of the most convenient locations of any of Hong Kong’s five-star hotels with its spot 2 minutes from Central MTR. Attractions like PMQ, the Star Ferry and the Peak Tram are all mere minutes away on foot.
With so many fine dining options within the hotel, guests should go looking for another side of Hong Kong. Maxim’s Palace City Hall (6-minute walk) is a dim sum experience to savour. Think classic trolleys and a refined interior. For a change of fine dining scenery, visit the Lung King Heen (13-minute walk) at the nearby Four Seasons for Cantonese cuisines in a chic setting.
The debonair Nocturne Wine and Whisky Bar (13-minute walk) is a handsome basement bar with an array of vintage drinks to work your way through. Similarly impressive is J Boroski (11-minute walk), a sultry, moody cocktail bar with an interior equally as intoxicating as the drinks.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Despite its grand reputation and historic status, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has a strong sense of contemporary design that melds the best of heritage and modernity. On top of that, the Central location is perfect and the amenities rival any hotel in the city.