“Restrained comfort and sleek service in perhaps the only quiet corner of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong's shopping bazaar”
Bedrooms, from the well-sized 380 sq.ft 'superior' to the 550sq.ft 'grand luxe' - that's big for Hong Kong - are oases of calm. The feel is modern-corporate - what you'd expect from a large hotel - so there are harmonious colours, immaculate carpeting, clean lines and chrome and beechwood furniture. Tall windows that fill the rooms with light are hung with pale curtains that glide effortlessly from left to right; at night, the illuminated cityscape unfurls before you - a dazzling panorama. (The best rooms, by the way, face Victoria Park.) DVDs and books at reception are welcome extras. The largest suites have beech-fronted filing cabinets, glass desks with task lights and sofa'd seating areas tastefully screened from beds.
The marble and granite bathrooms are top-notch. There are kitchenettes too, with plain white or wooden fronted units, fridges and microwaves - handy if you fancy making cocktails, and invaluable for guests with specific dietary needs. Bathrooms are separated from the bedrooms by a frosted glass and mirror divide; some guests might be happier with more privacy, but the showers are terrific.
An American breakfast is available with pastries, juices, fruit, coffee; if you'd like a hot dish you pay extra.
Unless you fancy microwaved noodles in your room - every bedroom has a cool kitchenette - you can sally forth to Times Square, packed with restaurants and bars. We recommend 'Agnes B Le Pain Grille' in the same street as Lanson Place; dress up and dine on absinthe mussels served by candlelight (be sure to book).
No booking but round-the-clock eating (it opens at 6.30am, closes at 4am) at 'Tsui Wah', Wellington Street, whose faster than fast menu incorporates everything from fish ball noodles to steak and chips, all washed down with complimentary glasses of iced milk tea. Or dine suavely on the 28th floor of One Peking Road at 'Hutong' - on delicious northern Chinese cuisine with a light contemporary touch.
There's actually a lot for children in Hong Kong, and you can get to see it all on cheap punctual public transport. Restaurants are exciting and varied, there's an outdoor escalator and plethora of skywalks to discover.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Children under 11 sleep in the parents' room for free.
Babysitting available by arrangement
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking