Where to stay in Hong Kong - The Upper House
Honestly, I can't think of a better place to stay in Hong Kong than The Upper House. The five-star reviews on TripAdvisor said it all. Visiting this luxury boutique alone has already made our trip to HK worthwhile. (On that note: Thank you, Kiwi Collection, for recommending this great property to us! We loved it so much!)
The Upper House isn’t an “in your face” kind of luxury hotel. I would call it understated luxury which has refined style, elegance, and incredible attention to details. It’s a property that caters to casual travellers as well as celebrities, business travellers as well as families with small kids. Everyone is welcome and everyone can enjoy it. It’s this unique combination of service, style, luxury and privacy that makes The Upper House one of our hotels not just in Hong Kong, but the world.
The Upper House is part of the House Collective; a group of luxury hotels that, thanks to their small size, each offers personalized service to their guests. The Upper House was our first experience with them and honestly, we fell completely in love with them. The 123 rooms of The Upper House start on the 38th floor, guaranteeing guests amazing views of this always-interesting city.
As soon as we arrived, after presenting the documents, our “Guest Experience Manager” immediately took us up to our upgraded suite on the 46th floor (4609 was our room). The suite was very spacious with a huge living room, bedroom and bathroom, which all had impeccable and breath-taking views of the city. Walking into our suite felt more like walking into an apartment than a hotel room. Every amenity imaginable you can think of can be found in the room, ranging from tweezers, eye cream to bath salt and foot scrub. The most impressive part is the limestone free-standing bathtub, fronted by a curved, abstract sculpture made of sandstone. This bathtub is in a perfect position that the guests can enjoy not only a tranquil and private experience,e but also an incredible view.
In the room, everything is available at the touch of a finger, from the window blinds to room service and even the mini-bar is an approachable space with complimentary snacks and soft drinks. The Upper House staff went out of its way to make us feel welcomed and happy. They left these thoughtful gifts in our room including a very useful guidebook to Hong Kong, fragrant room candles, postcards and a box of special teas.
After a good night sleep, we decided to order room service for our breakfast, so we could enjoy the view while we eat. There is not a big but excellent selection of Western and Chinese dishes for us to choose from. Through our touchscreen tablet, we order both continental and Dim Sum breakfasts. Within 20 minutes, they arrived on a tray, beautifully presented. Everything was delicious, especially the Mongo Chia Pudding.
In terms of location, The Upper House is in a great position to allow us to explore the city easily and without hassle. The convenient metro system the MTR is about five minutes walk from the hotel entrance. That’s actually how we got around town most of the time, and getting there from the Upper House couldn’t have been easier. Since we were Hong Kong novice, we ask asked the front desk for guidance. Not only they plained us in details how we can get to the subway, they also provided us with maps and some pre-paid metro cards (some we need refill they told us, but not a problem!). If you want just explore the areas around the hotel, Starstreet precinct, Hong Kong Park, the Peak Tram and the Botanical Gardens are all a nice walk or bike ride (also complimentary) fromThe Upper House.
After a day of running around in the city with the kids, we were so happy to return to our little Zen suite at The Upper House. We stretched out on the large and luxuriously comfortable beds, stood under the soothing water of the rain shower, and sat in the spa-like bathtub overlooking the HK skyscrapers. Everything in this place made us feel at ease, relaxed, and pampered. I wish you could check out The Upper House when you are in Hong Kong next time and experience it yourself. And more importantly, I wish more hotels in the world deliver this kind of luxury experience to the guests like the way The Upper House does.