The Upper House is not your typical Hong Kong hotel. It is cool, calm and elegant. There is no fuss, just understated perfection right from the get go.
I was recently in Hong Kong for 48 hours, which seems crazy as the flight time from London is 24 hours. But I am not someone who complains about sitting and watching TV with no email for this much time. Lucky for me home was the Upper House and that cushioned the blow no-end.
The hotel was perfection. On arrival I was checked-in on an i-pad and taken up to a Harbour View Upper Suite that was sublime. The suite opened into a sitting room that had an Italian L-shaped sofa with a huge plaza screen mounted on the wall and floor to ceiling windows that overlooked Causeway Bay. It was cool and minimalist and oozed style.
Hong Kong is not a quiet place. In fact the noise of people, traffic, boats and cars is everywhere. The Harbour View Upper Suite was an oasis of calm. A sliding door led through to my bedroom and another to-die-for view, which was one of the greatest things to wake up to in the morning, well that and yoga on the outside terrace!
The Upper House, as you would expect with a hotel of this calibre, just got it right. The suite was fabulous and the view phenomenal. The mini bar would have made most restaurants blush, and the list of ipods, TVs, M and M’s (yes they had sweet Jars) and espresso machines was equally impressive.
Not to be outdone by the living room or bedroom, was an immaculate split level bathroom. The uber cool ‘sink room’ was a prelude to the world’s greatest bathroom. This was centred around a deep, limestone free-standing bath that faced a mirrored TV. An elegant side table was home to Moroccan bath oils, salts, and a remote control for the blinds. Once in this heavenly tub, the push of a button opened the blinds and view to the city. It was amazing.
I loved the no-fuss perfection of this hotel. Impeccable service and rooms, and one of Hong Kong’s finest restaurant at your disposal on the roof. Café Grey was as beautiful and elegant as the rest of the hotel, views as standard, with an awesome menu and bar.
Harbour view Upper Suite room at the Upper House start from HK$12,000 +10% service charge and studio rooms from HKD4,500+ per night, excluding breakfast.
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