A friend who is a hotelier recommended Lanson Place in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay for our 4 night family holiday, and so we followed the expert’s advice, and made a brilliant discovery into the bargain.
Not only is Causeway Bay a great part of the city in which to base yourself, but if you are looking for luxury on a human scale, then Lanson Place is the perfect choice.
The decor of the hotel is what I would call modern minimalist, and amidst all the hectic local colour and buzzy energy of Causeway Bay, the cool elegance of the hotel is refreshing.
We were upgraded to a grand luxe room and both our room and our childrens’ room had welcome baskets and a selection of complimentary drinks in the fridge.
The rooms are elegant, spacious, have masses of storage space, and – one of the features of the hotel – they come equipped with well-stocked kitchenettes.
I can well imagine that a long stay business traveler would relish the chance to eat “at home” rather than head out to a restaurant every night, so with with a hob, a microwave, a fridge, and enough local restaurants offering take out services, nothing could be simpler.
Lanson Place does not have a restaurant, and the only meal served is breakfast, which is taken in a lounge-style atmosphere, guests sitting on couches or easy chairs.
Breakfast is served until 11 on weekends (which is when we arrived) so when we ambled down sometime after 10 on Monday morning – no breakfast. That is until the charming and attentive Carson served us a massive spread, even though our party continued wandering down a full 20 minutes late. Tea, coffee, pastries, fruit, yogurt, refill of tea, refill of coffee, all kept coming, accompanied by delightfully friendly smiles.
This (below) is the lounge area where breakfast is served. There is a wide array of English and Chinese newspapers available.
I celebrated a terrifyingly significant birthday in Hong Kong, and the staff at Lanson Place not only gave me a gorgeous chocolate cake and a bottle of bubbly, but a card signed by every member of staff. Now that was personalized, impressive and touched me enormously. Charming little messages and wishes from everyone in the hotel – thank you to you all.
Back to the rooms.
As I said, masses of storage space, a huge TV which (in our grand luxe room) cleverly revolves so it can be watched from the bedroom or the sitting area. There is only one tiny caveat (which seems mean after so much overwhelming kindness) but those glass doors on the bathrooms…slightly disconcerting.
Good efficient service.
A worthy member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Would I stay in Lanson Place again? Absolutely.
Would I recommend it to friends? I am doing so, right here…
We paid our own way, and I did not mention the fact that I blog and write reviews.
For rates, I suggest you contact the hotel via their website.