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A Chic Boutique Stay at The Upper House, Hong Kong

Hong Kong is rather a special place for Mr S and I. It was our city stopover on the way to Australia, where we had a trip of a lifetime and where we got engaged! At the time I did wonder why Mr S paused to look at so many jewellery shops but I didn’t actually cotton on. Last time we had a fantastic stay at The Intercontinental Hong Kong but this time we opted for a chic, boutique stay The Upper House.
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Our beautiful room took my breath away as soon as we entered and my eye was drawn straight to the incredible view from the corner window. DSC_6984DSC_6983
A sweeping panorama that encompassed the soaring sky scrapers of the city juxtaposed with the green rolling hill tops. DSC_6998DSC_6978
The room itself had a gorgeously classic design with light wood, dove-coloured soft furnishings and plenty of places to sit and admire the view. I loved that it had a beautifully modern and minimalistic look without feeling too stark.
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There was also a complimentary maxi bar! I think that might be one of my favourite phrases…wine and champagne weren’t included but there were plenty of snacks to nibble on! Check-in is done in the room, as we found was the case with all the top luxury Asian hotels that we stayed in, so it was all very quick and painless, perfect having just got off a flight.DSC_6986
And now the best bit; the bathroom. The bathrooms are spa-inspired and beautifully appointed in limestone. I loved the addition of a little travel bag with all the toiletries that you might need if you have to dash off the next day.
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And the highlight was the huge soaking bath with a panoramic view of Hong Kong’s gorgeous skyline.DSC_6993 DSC_6996
I did wonder if the people in the tall buildings opposite would be able to peer into our bathroom but I think you’d have to a pretty good pair of binoculars if you were that keen to see people in the bath tub…
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The rest of the hotel just oozes cool as it is the vision of talented young Asian design, Andre Fu, it’s just so much sexier than your average city hotel. Throughout the hotel, a beautiful collection of artwork has been handpicked to complement Andre Fu’s design.DSC_7024 DSC_7025DSC_7029
The bar and restaurant is located on the 49th Floor and our path from the escalator was lit by these beautiful glowing candles.DSC_7036
Like the hotel, Café Grey Deluxe is classic and chic with beautiful dark wood, lime stone flooring and best of all, a sweeping view over the Victoria Harbour from every possible angle.
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We didn’t get the chance to try the menu of International cuisine by chef Gray Kunz but we did have breakfast in the restaurant both days of our stay. DSC_7172
A really fantastic à la carte menu allowed for a selection of smaller items, I had the most delicious gradvalax and bagel that was also very beautifully presented. DSC_7173
There are also fixed priced breakfasts that allow you to choose your morning meal from a selection of different national specialities. Mr S chose ‘Upper East’ Breakfast which came with pork buns, fried egg noodles and congee. The Upper West was an American / British breakfast or there was the option of the ‘Soho Breakfast’ for a more healthy choice.  DSC_7164
Adjacent to the restaurant is the Café Gray Bar, with its 14 metre long bar counter and lots of little nooks for a private date. We popped in there after dinner one evening and tried some of the fantastic cocktails.
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Back down in the lobby and there’s more pretty places and gorgeous artwork to be found. DSC_7039
Head outside and up the stairs and there’s a secret garden…DSC_7043 DSC_7046
With places to lounge among the shrubbery and twinkling fairy lights as the evening set in.

The location of the Upper House couldn’t be more perfect too as it is right above Pacific Place, a fantastic shopping centre filled with top-notch designer shops. The hotel is also in close proximity to the harbour, the Star Ferry, Star Street and other shopping areas. Service was also exquisite we received a different gorgeous gift every night such as room scent, a candle and a guide to Hong Kong plus the concierge was always on hand for recommendations and help with transportation.

We absolutely loved our stay at The Upper House and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s the perfect chic alternative to the many luxury branded hotels in Hong Kong.

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Luxury Hotel Review: The Upper House

The Upper House
Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Hong Kong

I travelled to Hong Kong independently but by booking through Chinmoy Lad at Zebrano I received a free upgrade and other benefits. We have no affiliation this is just a handy travel hack!

  • It looks gorgeous and the service sounds incredible! x

  • I like the corner room, great views from all sides! The garden looks lovely too

  • Those views!! Pumpkin is going back to Hong Kong with work this month and this post makes me so wish I was going with him!

  • What an amazing hotel, Angie! I love the minimalist look and that salmon – must have been an Angie heaven!! xx

  • What a view! I love that rooftop garden.

  • Melissa Beare

    We are planning a trip to Asia in another year and are planning to stay at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong for at least part of the stay. I just have to check out the Ozone Bar there. Good to know the other options as we may want to stay in a different part of HK as well!

    • I didn’t get to the Ozone bar sadly 🙁 I’ve got another post with my recommendations for Hong Kong coming soon.

  • Lucy

    Wow such amazing views. How did you ever leave the hotel?! Great pics.

  • TravelWithNanoB

    Angie, I’d never want to leave that bathtub even at the expense of being seen naked. What a view! Sooo looking forward to your next HK posts! xoxo

  • HandLuggageOnly

    Talk about a view!!! This place is pretty special.

  • Oh my gosh, look at that view! Love the sound of a spa-inspired bathroom too… x

  • So many of my colleagues rave about this hotel – it looks very luxurious! Do they still leave jars of sweets as part of their turn-down service? You have to love the ‘his & hers’ bathroom and how thoughtful re the travel toiletry bag!

    • I investigated several hotels while we were there and it was my favourite by far. We didn’t get jars of sweets but there was lots of other special stuff.

  • Binny Shah-Patel

    This has been on my bucket list!!

  • Alfredo Ciano

    Now Hong Kong is a Must for the Luxury ; the English Class + the Money of the Financial City ( An Other Example of This Mix is Dubai but without the English Class…)

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  • What a stunning hotel! I’m off to Hong Kong next week and so so excited 😀 If you have any recommendations for dinner I’d love to know 🙂

    Tamsyn Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

    • Hi lovely! Sadly as we were only there two night we only tried two places for dinner. Lung King Heen was excellent but very pricey. Mott 32 was a little more funky. There’s also Aqua where we went last time, I expect it’s considered touristy by the locals but it has a spectacular view!

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