we stayed at marco polo hong kong hotel (located at harbour city kowloon) during this trip 3-6apr2015.
there are 3 hotels at harbour city belonging to the marco polo group. there is prince hotel nearer to kowloon park & haiphong road (where we stayed last time), gateway hotel in the middle & marco polo hong kong nearer star ferry terminal.
this time son was travelling with us. singapore airlines return airfare from london to hong kong was like £50 more than return to singapore, and the timing coincided with our trip to hk, which was bad really as we would have preferred to stay in singapore with our son, but anyway we made the best of it. 🙂
we stayed at the continental club floor, which is kind of expensive for me, but it has its privileges.^^
at the other hotels, room are small & do not accept 3pax so you end up paying for 2 rooms. here we have a 500sq ft room at the 17th floor, which is very spacious even with the extra bed.^^
and view was great. we were directly overlooking 1881, which was formerly the navy police headquarters. and the victoria harbour. 🙂
& the food was amazing. there was complimentary daily breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktail with hors d’oeuvres.
i stayed on many a club floors in my time working for various companies. the best food i had was a family staycation at ritz carlton in singapore like 20yrs ago. the food, wine & cheese were just incredible. i cannot really remember now except that it was very good, but this marco polo club floor food, wine & cheese were just as great!^^
you can order coffee (flat white, cappuccino etc) but i am now taken by nespresso so i had a restricto (10) with creamer after many a cuppa with my good friend after our weekly 10km runs. a real enjoyment, this. 🙂
there were white & red wines. i liked the chateau los boldos, a chilean red, but the australian red was just as good. 🙂
the cheese were excellent! the chinese dumpling was very good. i took a second, and the chinese dimsum next morning was great too.
the skewer was very good.
and what a classy way to present a spicy dumpling 抄手. ^^
the magnificent hors d’oeuvres started at 5.30pm. made life difficult for us as we had to plan around it, after all we wanted to eat out in hong kong. haha!^^
on the first day 3.4.2015, it was quite perfect though.
we arrived 12.30pm at the airport, took the airport express to elements & the complimentary bus to marco polo & checked in at the club floor. so our plan was to have dimsum at timhowan at shamshuipo at 3pm.
so the 5.30pm hors d’oeuvres came in nicely as our next was a late night dinner at budaoweng at 9.30pm. ^^
breakfast was equally scrumptious.
there was a breakfast menu which include steak, egg omelette, wanton noodles etc.
on the second day we were having a heavy weekend brunch at amber so i had a light breakfast. on the last day 6.4.2015, i ordered the steak. it was good, not like super super, but good.