Andi’s Pick: East Hong Kong

July 29, 2012

East Hong Kong: Hong Kong

 First Impression

Hong Kong has become a city saturated with luxury hotels; there is one five-star property after another all promising the stay of a lifetime.  Of course, these types of hotels come with price tags that for most people are simply unaffordable.  This is why, when I discovered that Swire had a sister-property to The Upper House, which is considered a business and budget friendly hotel, I had to check it out and see if saving hundreds of dollars meant making huge compromises when it comes to style, comfort, and service.  A night at the East Hong Kong will only set you back $150, a price that is almost unheard of in major cosmopolitan cities.


East Hong Kong is situated amidst the financial center of Hong Kong.  From the hotel you can quickly get to any other part of the island, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), and/or the international airport (HKG).  In the surrounding vicinity is some of the best shopping and dining establishments in the city.  On the hotel’s second floor there is even a skybridge that connects guests to the City Plaza Shopping Centre.

The Room

As I made my way up from the modern lobby to my room, I was already incredibly impressed by my glamorous surroundings.  East Hong Kong makes the word “budget” look good.  Each room in the hotel is filled with custom furnishings and fabrics, which have a sleek and masculine feel overall.  My harbor corner room with a view had a King sized bed and was further enhanced by special touches such as a work station and a flatscreen TV.

East Hong Kong

The Bathroom

The ensuite bathroom features a rainforest shower that is one of the nicest I have ever encountered.  From the shower you have a dazzling view of the city as you scrub clean with an array of Elemis bath products.

East Hong Kong

The Extras

Throughout Hong Kong you will discover the very best the world has to offer in technology and the East Hong Kong is a perfect example of this.  Every room comes with its own iPod-Touch that is fully loaded with music or you can use it to order room service.  I asked for a pizza one night and it was delivered to my room in less than twenty minutes.

Why It Is Andi’s Pick

I was blown away with my stay at the East Hong Kong.  In fact, I would go as far as to say that it should drop its business and budget friendly label and call itself a luxury hotel.  There was zero compromises here.  This is without a doubt the best kept secret in the city!

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105 thoughts on “Andi’s Pick: East Hong Kong

  1. fotoeins | Henry

    As I stayed with family in the vicinity, I passed by this hotel every day on the way to the MTR station, and I was always curious to know what the hotel was like. It’s great to know the room and service were completely worth the price. Did you also check out their rooftop bar, Sugar? Now, that’s a great view, too, to go along with a drink or two!

  2. lisa

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW i cannot believe that is listed as a budget friendly hotel it looks way way too snazzy haha!! i love love giant bathrooms with overhead rain showers.. and elemis products DIE!!

  3. Emily @ Maiden Voyage

    This hotel looks wonderful, especially the shower! I’ve never had the chance to try a rainshower shower head–so jealous! And iTouch to order room service? Amazeballs! I’ve never heard of that before.

  4. Waegook Tom

    Thanks for sharing your secret, Andi! This looks amazing – can’t believe it’s $150 a night. It looks (and sounds) like it should be double that. The rain shower looks divine, and ordering a pizza on an iPod Touch?! Yes please! 🙂

  5. The wonders of wandering

    Well hello again Andi, I know you just recently posted that you are thirty!! That sounds like to me a WHOLE lot of amazing travels. I actually thought of you recently when I entered a photo blog contest. As you know I recently started a blog about my travels through Costa Rica, living as an expat for over a year, Volunteering at a sloth sanctuary this September, and volunteering in Nicaragua in October. The purpose of my blog is to share my story. Mainly with friends and family back home, also because I think I have some pretty cool photos and stories that might be interesting to others. I recently wrote a post for a photo contest called Capture the Colour photo contest at Part of the contest is to nominate 5 other blogs, and guess what…TAG your it! Check out my entry on my site for more instructions! Happy Wandering Andi!!

    1. Andi Perullo

      30 years of adventures…I like the way you put that! I didn’t even think about turning 30 that way and I should have!!! Your life sounds pretty fabulous darling! Thanks for the tag, I’m quite honored!

  6. Laura

    Only 5 more months until I head over to Hong Kong. I might want to give this hotel a try. Reading about your Hong Kong trip has been building my anticipation like crazy!

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  8. Vick

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  9. Doc Wends

    I just loved the shower and the room, inviting for a great rest. I have been to HK Andi but didn’t know about this place haha.

    Cheers 🙂 I love the jar of candies too

  10. Alex Muniz

    Individuals underestimate how much you want rest! Everybody sleeps. Few are fortunate to relaxation and rejuvenate overnight. The whole lot you do in life you do higher with a better nights rest, I believe you can get the rest of your dreams at this place!


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