Hotel Review: Conrad Hong Kong
The Conrad Hong Kong is one of the most famous luxury hotels in the Chinese metropolis. While the property is somewhat past it’s prime, the views of town are still phenomenal. Check out this extensive hotel review to learn more about the Conrad Hong Kong!
Hong Kong is a really expensive market when it comes to luxury hotels. Unsurprisingly, the Conrad Hong Kong isn’t cheap either. Nevertheless, staying here, especially when holding a Hilton Gold or Diamond Status can be totally worth it.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Executive Peak View Suite
- Month of Stay: January
The location of the Conrad on Hong Kong Island is great for shopping and business, especially as the property is located right on top of a major mall.
The next underground station is easy to reach, too. Sadly, the check-in experience wasn’t as great as it was a rather cold and robotic experience.
Executive Peak View Suite at the Conrad Hong Kong
Thanks to my Hilton Diamond Status, I was upgraded to a so-called Executive Peak View Suite. This represented a massive upgrade, which was a really nice gesture. The suite itself was very nice, too.
Upon entering, there’s a small guest bathroom to the left, which has a toilet and a sink.
Then you’re immediately in the living room, which comes with two couches, a large working desk, a table and a large TV with a stereo station.
While the design of the suite is on the rather classic side, I really appreciated the little touches. For example, in a chest, several little sweets were waiting to be eaten.
The old style working desk is quite cool, too. Only the chair isn’t particularly comfortable.
Something else worth noting about the living room are the large windows, allowing for great views of the peak.
The bedroom is separated from the living room by a door and comes with a spacious bed with two nightstands.
On bed, two little Conrad bears were already waiting for us – they obviously joined the collection! Other than that, the bedroom had a vanity, a flat screen television, a sitting cube and an armchair.
There are some decent views here, too, as you can even see the harbor when turning your head a bit.
Right next to the bedroom, you can enter the small dressing area, which has a lot of wardrobe space. There’s also the minibar alongside a Nespresso coffee machine here.
The bathroom comes with a lot of marble and thus feels very luxurious.
The main area has a walk-in shower with an old and somewhat average shower head. Then there’s a big bathtub and opposite you can find two sinks and lots of storage.
In the very back, separated from the rest of the bathroom, is the toilet.
While the rooms at the Conrad Hong Kong are aging quite a bit, I still thought that the hotel offers a very high level of comfort with high quality lines, a nice contemporary design and very nice views!
Executive Lounge at the Conrad Hong Kong
One of the highlights of staying at the Conrad Hong Kong with a status is access to the Executive Lounge, located on one of the highest floors. The lounge is quite small, but offers a few different types of seating.
The real highlight though is the incredible view of the harbor, just wow.
Other than that, the lounge offers a decent experience when it comes to the food and beverage offerings. Afternoon Tea comes with various sandwiches, savory and sweet snacks as well as scones.
Then in the evening, there’s a choice of three hot snacks as well as a few other options, which seem to be mainly leftovers from afternoon tea.
The drink options include sparkling wine, various wines, beer, soft drinks and juices.
I’d say that the offerings are alright overall though not phenomenal.
Breakfast at the Conrad Hong Kong
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant on ground floor or in the Executive Lounge. We decided to head down to the restaurant to enjoy the somewhat more extensive selection.
The buffet as such is very nice and has everything from Western choices, including bread rolls, cheeses, cold cuts etc. to Asian delights.
There are also various live cooking options, including freshly prepared eggs, noodle soups and so on.
All in all, breakfast is high quality and the choice is great, but the breakfast restaurant was quite a zoo when we visited.
Pool & Gym at the Conrad Hong Kong
Obviously, the Conrad Hong Kong offers some recreations facilities, too. Personally, I found the gym in the basement to be very disappointing.
There’s modern equipment, but it’s totally dark, there’s no daylight and its so small that it feels crowded with just a few people in.
The outdoor pool is nicer, but it felt a little too cold in winter. There are a couple of loungers and cabanas around, which I think would be quite nice in spring, summer and fall.
There’s also a tiny whirlpool, which I made use of.
All in all, the recreation facilities are alright, but not really great, which I find surprising as most Conrad hotels really shine in this regard. The only exception I know is the Conrad London St. James.
Overall impressions of the Conrad Hong Kong
My stay at the Conrad Hong Kong was nice enough, especially thanks to the great suite upgrade and the access to the Executive Lounge. The spacious suite was a treat and even though the hotels needs to be refurbished some time soon, I thought that the room was still in a decent condition. The lounge offers breathtaking views and a good food selection in the afternoon and evening. The breakfast in the restaurant offers a great choice, but is too busy. The gym and the pool are okay, but nothing to get excited about. All in all, I’d say that everything here allows for a comfortable stay, but nothing (except the view) is extraordinary.