The Harbour Plaza Hong Kong

The Harbour Plaza Hong Kong, situated in the Whampoa Garden area, is neither located along the shopping belt nor in the heart of town.  But it makes up for its lack of propinquity with rooms that are larger-than-average for Hong Kong, a picturesque bayside location, and a diligent shuttle bus to the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui area that lasts till 11pm.  Upon entrance, the lobby looks quite ordinary, save for the massive glass facade providing a view to the splendor of Victoria Harbour.

Considering that most hotels in Hong Kong–even some of the more luxe properties–offer cubicle-sized rooms, the ones at Harbour Plaza are generous.  There is ample space, and amenities from touch-pad controlled room temperature and lights to the toiletries set are what one would expect of a 5-star property.

There are 7 eateries in the hotel but the guest facility I enjoyed the most was the spacious and adequately-equipped fitness center located on the 20th floor, which features treadmills and elliptical trainers that face the breathtakingly inspirational Victoria Harbour.  The rooftop swimming pool features temperature-controlled water and more million-dollar views into the expanse of blue skies, azure waters, and towering skyscrapers all melding into a dynamic Hong Kong kaleidoscope.

Overall, the Harbour Plaza Hong Kong–a flagship property of the Harbour Plaza chain–offers value for money as a pristine, comfortable hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood.