Lanson Place Hotel, discreetly tucked in one of Hong Kong’s most vibrant shopping and lifestyle districts, is a boutique luxury hotel boasting of a classical 19th-century Parisian façade and elegantly retro-modern interiors and rooms. A member of the elite Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Lanson Place Hotel for two nights captivated us with its immaculately-appointed rooms, superior amenities, and personalized service. Read more…
Situated in the heart of Causeway Bay, Lanson Place Hotel enjoys close proximity to the district’s hottest attractions: Times Square, Sogo Department Store, Lee Gardens, and Victoria Park. For business travelers, it is a short distance by taxi, tram, train, or bus from Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and the concrete jungle of Central District.
A total contrast from the busy and crowded thoroughfares in the area, the hotel offers its guests a peaceful and relaxing hideaway through its 194 rooms and suites. From the spacious garden courtyard on the ground floor, we were welcomed at the hotel lobby, a tranquil living space with classical furnishings accentuated by contemporary touches.
At the same floor is the expansive 133 Lounge, the hotel’s chic guest lounge that is transformed from an elegant café in the morning where guests can enjoy a delectable Western breakfast buffet spread to a lounge and bar that can serve as a perfect meeting venue for tea or early evening cocktails.
We were accommodated in one of their deluxe rooms at the twelfth floor, which overlooked a fantastic view of the city. The stylish room felt homey with its Parisian theme, neutral palette, ambient lighting, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Overall, it evoked a relaxing feeling far from the straightforwardly-decorated rooms in other Hong Kong hotels.
The bedroom had one queen bed and a choice of firm and soft pillows. At Lanson Place Hotel, guests are encouraged to select pillows from an array of options to assure restful slumbers.
The kitchenette, on the other hand, was a welcome addition to the room. It came equipped with a microwave oven for reheating those takeouts, a small fridge, an electric stove, and some cooking and dining utensils. As an added touch, by the way, they left a hamper of complimentary snack items, as well as a tray of French macaroons.
Our room had two LCD TVs—one in the living area and the other across the bed, and both had cable, Internet TV (iPTV), and a selection of free on-demand movies. Other conveniences included a DVD player, an iPod docking station, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, an electronic safe, and fast wireless internet. The handsome executive desk at the living area had a telephone and LAN cable for wired broadband access.
The bathroom was tastefully and contemporarily decorated in hues of green and blue. There were, of course, a full set of towels and a range of deluxe bath amenities provided for.
Our stay included complimentary Western breakfast at 133 Lounge. Every morning, the hotel’s guest lounge is set up with a small but sumptuous array of comforting breakfast favorites. Their spread included a cheese board, cold cuts, fresh fruits and salad, cereals, congee, breads, pastries, and beverages. Eggs and meats are cooked on request.
Exploring the hotel further, we found that the hotel has a library, where there is a well-kept selection of books, magazines, and newspapers. It likewise boasts of a full-service business center with personal computers, high-speed internet, a photocopying machine, printers, and a rich DVD library that borrow from for free. Elsewhere in the hotel, meanwhile, are a 24-hour fully-equipped gym, a self-service launderette, and meeting rooms for up to 32 people.
The sheer elegance, undeniable comfort, and good service make Lanson Place Hotel truly a hidden gem right in the middle of Causeway Bay. It presents a chic and silent character that deviates from the other hotels we have tried in Hong Kong. In all, it is a highly-recommended choice for a change of pace in the bustling world city.
LANSON PLACE HOTEL
133 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: +85 2 3477 6888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Notes: Open for reservations online. Major credit and debit cards are accepted.