Accidentally, we happened to be in Hong Kong during the busiest week of the year. The Golden week. This is THE week in Hong Kong, when you can hardly find any hotel room. This is the week when the Chinese have their holidays, and invading every little corner of Hong Kong.
I was in contact with a few amazing hotel brands, who would have loved to work with us, but they where completely fully booked. Well, that means we have to come back to Hong Kong for a 4th time right 😉
We were very lucky to be invited by the Olympian Hotel Hong Kong for 2 nights, who offered us the beautiful Harbour View Room. We didn’t have to think about that for a second and I started to do my homework.
The Olympian Hong Kong
A 32-room luxury boutique hotel situated in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, is the latest addition by Sino Hotels. The Sino Hotel Group is also behind Luxury Hotels like The Fullerton Singapore, Island Pacific Hotel Hong Kong, The Pottinger Hong Kong, The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers, Conrad Hong Kong and The Westin Sydney to name a few. They also own and operate the prestigious Gold Coast Yacht & Country Club.
Arriving at the Olympian Hong Kong
If you want to arrive at your accommodation or meeting in style, you can use the limousine and chauffeur service from the Hotel ( NOT complimentary ) This might be one of the few changes to get a pick up in a Rolls Royce 😉
For us, the Rolls Royce will be a little bit longer on our bucket list, as we just went from Hong Kong Airport to the Olympian Hotel by metro. The olympic station is only a 5 minute walk from the Olympian hotel. Very convenient, as from this station you are in close reach to all the highlights of Hong Kong.
The first thin we noticed was the massive glass doors as high as the ceiling at the entrance of the Olympian Hotel. Oh and that enormous chandelier ( some say one of the largest around in Hong Kong ) the elegant decoration and the flowers.
Checking in | The Olympian Hong Kong
Felt like we were royals. Being a small property allows the hotel to provide its guests with a more personalised and tailor-made experience. And the Olympian Kong definitely met all our expectations in every single way.
As soon as we arrived the porter opened the massive glass door for us, and took care of our luggage. We went up in the escalator to the 2nd floor, where the check in desk is located.
We got a very warm welcome and instead of waiting in the reception and filling out the paper work, we went straight to our room for our in-room check in, which all went really smooth and relaxed.
Everything you need at the Olympian Hong Kong
The Olympian Hotel Hong Kong comprises just two floors, with all 32 guest rooms located on the second floor (accessible via escalator or lift).
The hallway on the second floor provides a small social seating area with views of the entrance, a fitness area, a self service laundry and at the end you will have the cosy restaurant ( for guests only ) and a lounge area / business lounge.
Room 15 | We never wanted to leave
It is always a bit of a surprise what’s behind a hotel room, but when we tapped our key card to reveal our room at the Olympian Hotel, we held our breath for a second, our jaws dropped and eyes popped out of our heads.
This room was something we had never seen before. I stayed and visited a lot of 5 star hotels all over the world, mainly during my career in the travel industry, but this topped everything.
The rooms are in a few words: huge, high, luxury, well designed, comfy and make you feel you just want to lock yourself up in there and never come out.
Each room comes with a 55-inch LED TV ( The Grand Harbour room and the Olympian Suite even have two 55 inch LED TV’s, one in the seating area and one in the lounge )
There is a small kitchenette, with a fridge, microwave, sink, a Nespresso Machine ( without George Clooney ) and complimentary Fiji water. The minibar has snacks and drinks for reasonable prices.
Each room has a king-sized bed with linens made of amazingly soft Egyptian cotton and hypoallergenic pillows and even a pillow menu is available on request.
The massive ceiling to floor curtains are electric and we had a fair go on the remote control to figure out where all the buttons where for. One for the normal curtains, One for the blinds, one for the hallway lights, one for the television, one for the romantic lights in the bedroom, one for the reading lights, one for the kitchenette, one for the bathroom, and so on…
Our bedroom was separated by the living,where Sem was sleeping. Ideal as when we went to bed, we could still watch telly and chill out on our bed. In the living room there was also a comfy couch, a seating area with 2 chairs, a phone, your handy ( smartphone complimentary during your stay ) and fresh fruit.
All bathrooms feature a massive bathtub and rain shower facilities. Both the Deluxe Olympian Room and the Grand Harbour View Room come with luxurious Acca Kappa bath amenities, and the Olympian Suite even has Bvlgari products.
We stayed in rooms before that were smaller than the bathroom in the Olympian Hotel alone. We can’t even show you in the pictures of how spacious it actually was, as the ceilings where so high. You really have to experience it. Every time I walked into that bathroom, I felt like a queen.
Everything is really well catered for. We got a proper bed for Sem with cute Winnie the Pooh bedding, there was a bowl full of diverse fresh fruits, we got a complimentary portable charger to keep and there is a ‘handy’ in the room, which is a smartphone that comes with pre loaded information about Hong Kong, walking routes and free international calls to selected countries.
The Walk in Robe could easily be a 4 bunk bed hostel room, it was that big.
The other rooms at the Olympian Hotel Hong Kong
There are three different accommodation categories – Deluxe Olympian Room (43 sq m), Grand Harbour View Room (60 sq m) This was the one we stayed in. And then there is the prestigious Olympian Suite (75 sq m).
All guest rooms feature 3.3 metre high ceilings as well as floor-to-ceiling windows and doors.
The decor features a blend of modern and traditional touches to create an exclusive yet cosy ambience. Hardwood flooring and soft furnishings create a sense of modern luxury, while oriental touches and historical images of old Hong Kong give the property a touch of Asian design.
Deluxe Olympian Room
The smallest room, but in our opinion still large with it’s 43 sq m. Especially in Hong Kong. This room has a bureau with a comfy chair ( perfect for work ) and a seperate bathroom with the same facilities as the other 2 types of rooms.
The master of all rooms. You can’t even call this a room. An apartment would be a better description. At the end of the hallway is a small kitchenette. Then you enter the living room which has amazing views over the harbour. Just as our Harbour view room, the views are a little bit limited by trees, but still amazing, especially on a clear day or at night.
The bedroom is also huge, and so is the bathroom. Both the same way designed and decorated as the other rooms.
Olympian Hotel restaurant
Is exclusively for guest of the Olympian Hotel. Here is the breakfast served, which consist of organic eggs, toast, seasonal fruits, premium roasted coffee and cooked to order local and international breakfast.
There is a small buffet with croissants, chocolate bread and other yummy treats. Bonus points: you can help yourself to soft drinks, juices, and snacks 24/7.
I must say, for a 5 star high end Hotel, I had better breakfasts. Don’t get me wrong, it was all perfect and the service was amazing. And basically everything you need was there. But compared with other 5 star Hotels, a tiny bit more variation could seal the deal.
The Olympian Hong Kong Awards
The Olympian Hong Kong is rewarded with two top international hospitality awards. They were voted ‘Luxury Boutique Hotel of the Year’ in the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2016 and ‘South East Asia’s Best Newcomer Boutique Hotel’ in the 2016 World Boutique Hotel Awards.
Both award schemes honour outstanding hotels and resorts that excel in the high end sector of the travel and tourism industry.
Stay at the Olympian hotel Hong Kong
is definitely a special treat. The only negative would be the fact that you don’t want to leave your room, so be aware 😉 We both have been to Hong Kong before, and took it slowly this time so we could enjoy the Olympian the best way possible. The fact we also had 6 days in Hong Kong gave us more time to explore the things we wanted to see.
The Olympian Hong Kong offers special packages on their website
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*We were invited at The Olympian Hong Kong for two nights. One night complimentary and one night for a Media Rate in return for our honest and open review. The views and opinions expressed in this article are purely ours and not influenced by the hotel and its affiliates in any way | Photography and content © by www.woodyworldpacker.com