I have just returned home from my second trip to Hong Kong and I must say this trip was even more magical than the first! I truly believe that hotel choice can make or break your trip. I stayed at the W Hong Kong a couple of years ago. It is a beautiful hotel, one of my favorites actually BUT the location of the Mira has it beat hands down. So - I will start my review with ….
I felt like I was able to see so much more of the city while staying at The Mira. The moment you step out of the front entrance and onto the street - you are surrounded by many choices of restaurants, beautiful shops and more. We did A LOT of walking while in Hong Kong and everything was so easy to get to. Knutsford Terrace ( a row of trendy bars & restaurants ) is just a
quick step away. There are multiple malls surrounding the property. Kowloon Park, Silvercord
Shopping District, tons of trendy boutique shops, restaurants and so much more are all in easy walking distance. The TST station for the MTR is super close as well. Hong Kong is such an organized city. The MTR is very easy to navigate and takes you anywhere you need to go around HK and beyond.
Each morning, before we headed out to do our sightseeing, we would stop by the concierge desk. We would tell them our proposed itinerary for the day and they would break out a fresh map, marking all the sights we wished to see with clear directions on how to get there. ( Of course, we had the HANDY phone which the hotel supplies for free but we mainly used that to call back home to the United States and to check our emails. Thanks Mira! ) You could use the handy phone for GPS as well but we enjoyed getting info from the hotel staff.
I had a hard time deciding which room to choose while booking. I called the hotel and spoke with a lady at the front desk who was VERY helpful in answering all my questions. She finally helped me decide on a Parkview Room which turned out to be perfect. I enjoyed waking up each morning and watching the locals doing tai chi in the park below. Communication with the hotel was great. They remembered me mentioning that our trip was for a special occasion and they left a little surprise in our room on the second night.
As other reviewers have mentioned, there is a one night charge required for security upon check in EVEN if you have fully pre-paid in advance. I already knew that from reading over TripAdvisor and so I thought it would be helpful to pass that info on. I know it depends on your bank but, there was no long term hold on my card. The money was released right away.
The pictures on the hotel website and the pictures here on TA are true to life. The hotel is very modern and trendy. It feels cool, crisp and sophisticated. I loved the design. The rooms are very clean and bed is super comfortable! Perfect pillows in my opinion. Good hair dryer supplied so i didn't have to deal with converters and adapters from home. If I was staying long term, I probably would have splurged on a suite for extra breathing room but honestly this room was perfect for a four night stay. It was just right.
Breakfast was amazing. It was set up buffet style but I hate to even call it" buffet" - it was more like a nice brunch! There was Asian dishes, Western style breakfast foods, Thai dishes, Indian Curries, delicious desserts and my favorite - fresh squeezed juices like carrot juice, guava juice and watermelon. Yum!
We had dinner one night at Yamm and it was excellent. ( Lamb chops ! ) We tried a couple of times to visit Vibes outside but both nights we went seemed pretty quiet so we ended up having snacks and cocktails at the nearby Knutsford Terrace instead.
Ok - I saved the best for last. The spa area is an absolute must! Every morning, I went down to the spa to get myself refreshed for the day. I didn't book any treatments but I was still welcome to use all the facilities. The locker room has lockers for you to use. The pool and hot tub area is gorgeous. You can order smoothies or drinks while lounging around. Common area gym is small but good. Inside the women's side you will find treatment rooms, a private (heavenly) hot tub, steam room, sauna, rain fall showers, and a private lounging area that was so Zen - candles lit etc. What made the spa so special though, was the staff. The ladies that work in the women's locker room were some of the sweetest staff members we came across during our entire stay. They gave me a little tour, robe and slippers and just treated me like a princess. I will never forget the kindness of those ladies. I think it was their warm welcome that had me coming back each morning.
Oooh *One more tip! If you walk out of The Mira main entrance and make a right - you will immediately see a vendor selling bottled waters, newspapers, etc. Directly behind him is a sign for Moon Spring Foot Massage. The sign may look shady but don't be afraid. Absolute best foot massage of our entire trip. We returned every night after being out and about. If they are on Trip Advisor, I will post a review for them as well. Ask for Frank.
I am so happy we chose The Mira. After walking around the city I concluded that the location and vibe were second to none. I will strongly consider staying with them again on my next visit to Hong Kong.
Feel Free to Email Me Here on TA with Any Questions You May Have About Our Stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hip interiors, award-winning cuisine, and personalised guest service continue to build on our reputation as Hong Kong's hottest Design hotel. And now, our Michelin recommended restaurants: Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira and WHISK offer some of the finest culinary experiences the city has to offer. Stylish, iconoclastic, individualised. Marked by art, music, cuisine, and all that's uplifting and edgy in-between. A discreet designer haven. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Mira Hong Kong Hotel Hong Kong
- Mira Hotel Hong Kong
- Mira Hong Kong
- Miramar Hotel Hong Kong
- Hotel Miramar Hong Kong