Conrad Hong Kong Review
If you’re looking to stay in Hong Kong, you’ll quickly learn it’s very expensive. A “good deal” will run about $400 USD a night, and if you’re looking for the best of the best, be prepared to drop at least $800, and yes, that’s per night.
At this point, we were winding down from an already very expensive trip to Thailand (visiting Bangkok and Phuket), yet we still wanted to stay “in” Hong Kong. What can I say, I want it all. This is where hotel reward programs come in handy. I was able to use points without having to shell out a small fortune. Perfect.
The Conrad is located directly on Hong Kong Island. It has direct access to the MTR (which is super convenient), and even better, to get to the train you pass through a completely fabulous mall – featuring every store you could possibly imagine. My travel woes melted as I passed Jimmy Choo, and were completely gone by the time Tiffany’s rolled around. I felt like I was back home in New York, only not.
We checked in to find an absolutely amazing view from our room.
Hello, Hong Kong!
Although we had a standard room (since we stayed on points), it was still pretty fab.
Note the teddy bear on the bed. This is new to me, as I’ve never been greeted by a bear on a bed in a hotel before. He was cute so I let him stay ;). I ended up bringing him home for the dogs. We thought Oliver would want to play with him (which usually entails ripping the eyes out and then he’s over it), but instead, Davinci claimed it as his friend. Eyes will remain intact.
Anyway, the bathroom was simply wonderful, especially for a standard room! There was a full size tub and separate shower. Oh, and a TV, which is always weird, yet awesome. So, when I don’t want to watch what Josh is watching, I can send him to the bathroom – ha! Note the rubber duck by the tub, also provided by the hotel.
The first night, we dined at one of the Conrad’s onsite restaurants – The Garden Cafe. It was definitely on the expensive side, considering what we got was extremely basic (just rice dishes and such). However, expensive is to be expected, considering everything in Hong Kong is so pricey.
But seriously, every morning this is what we woke up to:
Stay tuned as I recap highlights from our time in Hong Kong!