The Indigo has very nice, though rather small rooms. Our room, though short on space, seemed far roomier than it actually was due a 20 foot long wall of glass for a window and unusually high ceilings! Though like many hotels in HK, a lot of their rooms don't have much of a view, due to adjacent skyscrapers, the rooms feel flooded with light. Another wall was completely tilled in mini ceramic tiles in an eye pleasing Asian design. Further classy little touches included a Nespresso machine as the in-room coffee maker, and a small but immaculate rooftop open air pool and adjacent jacuzzi.
Other pluses: the front desk staff couldn't be more knowledgeable more more helpful! The wifi was both fast and relatively easy to use, and the housekeeping staff was enormously accommodating! On our floor, there was always a constantly stocked bowl of fresh oranges for guests to enjoy. The air conditioning was excellent and we loved the fact that apparently motion detectors turned off all the electrics when we left the room, and magically turned them on again when we returned. None of the cards-in-slots act needed! We also appreciated the under the bed nite lights to guide us to the bathroom in the dark.
Cons: the biggest negative for us was the annoying, cloying perfume that the hotel continuously pumps into its lobby. In addition, the hotel seems to be slightly under-elevatored with only 2 cars servicing some 23 floors. As a consequence some ofbthevwaits seemed rather long.
Also, while the hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the Wan Chai metro, it is clearly in an area in the process off gentrification, and the streets are narrow and crowded. Tenements and luxury buildings and office towers all seem to be living next to each other. We didn't mind and thought it part of the charm to have to walk through a crowded street market to the metro but others might find this off putting.
While we loved the wall of light previously mentioned, we felt it was a shame that what I can only describe as metal, shelf-like, decorative features were installed on the exterior of the building to somewhat diminish the otherwise marvelous effect of the glass wall!
Although the wifi was good, it was inconvenient to have to re log in every time we left and then returned to the room.
We found the closet and drawer space somewhat limited for 2 adults.
Finally, we found the mandatory service charge the hotel levies to be onerous; we prefer to tip directly at our description so we really know that it is the service people involved who really get the money for good service!
Our tip: best rooms appear to be on the higher floors
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island is a dynamic addition to the fabric of Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong's most diverse and historic neighbourhoods. The hotel's fresh and stylish design is intriguing, original and deliberately evocative of its culturally rich urban environment. Our individually styled rooms capture the history of the neighbourhood through its design and artwork. On the rooftop you will discover our contemporary bar, Skybar, and dramatic infinity glass bottomed pool.Wan Chai’s shops, markets, restaurants & bars as well as Wan Chai MTR (subway) station are at the hotel’s doorstep. Get to know our chic and historically rich neighbourhood with a stroll through the many varied of the attractions that Wan Chai has to offer. Our team will be more than happy to share their neighbourhood stories with you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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