A contemporary trendy hotel with panoramic views, beautiful art & amazing green initiatives
LULU ESCAPES RATING: ★★★★★
Location: Tai Koo
Price: harbour view queen rooms starting at 187€/night (breakfast not included)
Rooms: the hotel offers different categories of spacious rooms depending on the views. All rooms offer a handy device, A/C, large windows & a walk-in rain shower
Service: very kind, welcoming & efficient
Style: stylish & arty contemporary hotel with very modern facilities & installations
Facilities: outdoor swimming pool, gym, SUGAR outdoor rooftop bar, FEAST restaurant & bar
Wi-Fi: free - great service in hotel & private Wi-Fi in rooms
Website: East Hong Kong
Harbour view suite
The common areas
The restaurant & bar
Summary of EAST Hotel
EAST is one of the several hotels part of the renowned Swire group. It's located in the trendy area of Tai Koo on Hong Kong Island. The design of the hotel is very innovative and there are lots of contemporary art pieces and sculptures by local artists. The hotel also boasts amazing green initiatives, such as no paper at check in, refillable bottles for the bathroom amenities, slippers made from recycled materials, etc.
The rooms are very modern and spacious and are fully equipped with the latest technology. They even provide a handy phone for you to use as a Wi-Fi hotspot, make free calls or even order a taxi back to the hotel. All the rooms have floor-to-ceiling glass windows to admire the extraordinary views over the city and its harbour and which also helps save electricity as you can make the most of the natural light. The walk-in rain shower is also a highlight of the rooms.
When it comes to the hotel's facilities, EAST has a really cool outdoor pool and sundeck surrounded by the huge buildings which is rather impressive. There's also a gym if you want to do your daily exercises. On the top floor is the famous SUGAR bar which is really popular in the evenings amongst guests and people from outside. Breakfast is in addition to the room price but I would definitely have yours at the hotel because it's delicious. You can choose between several options (continental & local) and everything is nicely prepared and laid out at the buffet. The FEAST restaurant also offers lunch and dinner.
I had a really nice stay at EAST - the staff were all really friendly, I couldn't get enough of the views from my room and I loved the mixture of the hotel's relaxed atmosphere whilst at the same time being a trendy and fun place to hang out. Therefore, I would make sure EAST is on the top of your list of hotels when going to Hong Kong.
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