We don't usually book expensive hotels whenever we go on vacation but, reading about The Mira, we decided to make this an exception. We were not disappointed. We booked the hotel package that includes breakfast and airport-hotel limousine transfer for 6 rooms.
From the moment we arrived at the airport, the limousine pick-up service got us excited in anticipation to a great stay in Hong Kong. We were picked up by a chauffered Mercedez Benz limousine that spells luxury all over. The chauffer was very nice and informative along the way. We had 6 limousines for the 6 rooms we booked.
Upon stepping inside The Mira, we were immediately impressed by the modern interior design, the ambient lighting all throughout the hotel and the fragrant smell that will engulf you as soon as you walk through the doors. Check-in was a breeze and we were on our way to our rooms in no time together with a hotel staff to see us in our rooms. Another hotel staff returned after a few minutes to give an orientation as to how to operate the high tech facilities of the room and to explain the other freebies which were available for our stay. Since the hotel is being renovated during the day (which you wouldn't even notice), the hotel made this up by giving a box with ear plugs to block out any noise you might hear, a chocolate, a certificate for a 15 minute head and shoulder massage and another certificate to a free drink at the bar. Great customer service by this hotel.
The room, aside from its chic design, is a techie's haven. It would take some time to get acquainted with the room and the facilities and how to operate them. There is a 42" Sony lcd tv that doubles as a computer monitor powered by a Sony Vaio Personal Computer and blu ray player in one. The keyboard is wireless and you can check your e-mail and surf the internet while you are in bed. There is also an i-pod dock available and a free wi-fi is available everywhere in the entire hotel.
Most impressive of all is the telephone system which every room has. There are 3 units in every room- beside the bed, in the bathroom and a mobile phone which you can bring outside when you go out so you never miss a call if you're expecting one. The best part is if you are in a group and you want to talk to the occupants in the other rooms, you may do so whether you are in or out of the hotel. Saves a lot of roaming expenses for our phones and a big hurrah for total connectivity.
Another interesting feature is the pillow menu. You can order pillows like the aromatherapy pillows, goose down pillows and the Tempur memory pillows. Sleep to your heart's content. There is also a set of aromatherapy toiletries in the bathroom.
The bathroom has glass walls and a push-button privacy option for the blinds to go down from the ceiling to cover the walls at your option. You can also close and open the blinds with another button. Sound facilities in the bathroom gives you the option to listen to music or the tv while you are taking your bath. There is a separate tub and shower area. There is an option for a telephone shower or an overhead rainshower.
The buffet breakfast is very good, not the big variety type, but the selection is good-cereals, breads and croissants, salads, hams, smoked salmon and other delis. The breakfast area (Yamm) has also an impressive interior especially the ceiling.
The hotel boasts of superb service and I can say excellence is the only way to describe the service we received from everyone from the welcoming staff at the entrance, the front desk staff, the food and beverage staff and housekeeping. There was never a time when we enter the elevator without anyone assisting us since the elevators run only when a guest's room key is inserted. We feel very secured.
The lobby and everywhere in the hotel is a place of quiet and serenity. A feeling you get whenever you enter a spa. It's unlike the busy hotel lobbies we are used to.
And last, but certainly not the least, is the superb location of the hotel. Right on Nathan Road, near the MTR TST station, the shopping and dining areas and the ferry terminals. What is more to ask for? I think The Mira has all the answers.
- 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