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The Peninsula Arcade
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US$57.00*
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Hong Kong Night Walking Tour
Ranked #49 of 393 Shopping in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

nice view and its look a MUSEUEM, I really like the front view from HARBOUR side, when you walk on riverside you feel a architechal memory because of this PENINSLLA stretcher

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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We were told that 'THE" thing to do in HK is afternoon tea at the Pen. You have to queue as they do not take reservations other than for their own hotel guests. We are British so we know our afternoon tea, we have taken tea in some of the finest hotels and this is supposed to be up there with the best. Not so.

The Service was condescending and somewhat aggressive. The tea came in tiny pots and the hot water refills were grudgingly given. There were 2 each, quarter cucumber sandwiches, salmon fingers, sausage rolls and roast beef on a roll. At the most each was two bites although all were very tasty.
The scones were tasteless and not up to somewhere like the Dorchester,
The cakes were all so foul we left them.

For some reason a tiny pot of panna cotta was brought at the end and we were very grateful or it as it got rid of the taste of the cakes.
The cost was $100 CD for the two of us. There is an option to order tea for one and share it, but despite what we were told by our Chinese guide there was not enough food in that for two Westerners. The Empress, in Victoria BC, charges slightly more and is far better; but really if you want traditional afternoon tea, you need to go to London.

If you are prepared to pay $100 for an experience then go ahead, we enjoyed the experience, just not the tea.

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

For those staying at the Peninsula, being able to go downstairs to find luxury end, brand-name shops is convenient. There is an impressive line-up of shops on the three floors, which flank the main lobby, occupying a basement level, ground and first floor.

However, one can't help but notice the aged appearance of much of the arcade area, especially the basement and ground floor levels. Where the Peninsula Lobby demonstrates elegance and taste, the Arcade area is surprisingly, drab, stuffy and just seems long outdated. It doesn't share the timelessness quality of the rest of the Peninsula.

In short, for a much better shopping experience for luxury brands such as those found at the Peninsula Arcade, we suggest visiting some of Hong Kong's newer and more modern shopping malls. For luxury end shopping in particular, we suggest Lee Gardens (Causeway Bay), the top floors of Pacific Place (Admiralty) and Landmark (Central). These are more comfortable and atmospheric locations for high-end shopping in Hong Kong.

Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We arrived at the hotel early, around 1.30pm. You can not queue until 2pm when they put the board out but by then there are loads of people milling around in the lobby waiting to queue. My tip is to ask the concierge about the arrangements and watch the lady as she goes to get the board then follow her! We got to the very front of the queue!! and within minutes the queue was really really long! Abit expensive (about £40 for 2 people) but a one off experience that is worth it. The service and afternoon tea were very good. Definitely a 'to do' if in HK!

Thank CatFarrell01
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Same overpriced luxury merchandise; nothing special

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