HIGHLIGHTS: Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Yes, this is a Hyatt. We needed to stay in North Point to be close to family, and I wanted to find something we could stay a while. This new Hyatt Centric looked appealing, especially combining it with promos I found on Hotels.com. From a base rate of $107 per night, I found a $50 of $200 code, to be just $185 after tax for two nights! Highlights include the clean, efficient room, interesting bathroom layout, good hotel restaurant, and tea! The hotel is located atop a mall, and having a tea shop near the elevators was oh so tempting.
My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting.
- Hotel Space / Ambiance
- Food & Drink
LOBBY & CHECK-IN
Entering from the ground floor or taxi stop, you’ll take the elevator to the lobby floor and walk a bit between towers to the actual hotel lobby. I enjoyed the bright, airy lobby, with tablets to show rooms, complimentary refreshing water, and nice views. Additionally, I had to come back here a couple times after accidentally locking myself out and sometimes the keys would not be working. They told me there was no (complimentary) lounge even though I had the Hyatt certificates for it, because I booked through a third party. Note that price matching doesn’t work on third party coupons so I was unable to do that.
We walked to our room, which was small and very compact, but sufficient. No upgrade for Explorist members, but I expected as much. We did have some issues with the room – the WiFi was constantly disconnecting, it was dusty, and the pillows were similarly bad, squishing to nothing when you rest your head. You do get free bottles of water that are continuously restocked, but it”s important to avoid plastic so we left them and just refilled our bottles. After letting them know about the stuffy/dusty issue they sent over a purifier which helped a bit.
They also sent over a congratulatory gift for honeymoon – a very small cake.
HOTEL SPACE / AMBIANCE
This hotel was packed with tourists and people – as it is on top of a new fancy mall, with plenty of shops, eateries, and restaurants. It also has a shuttle to various areas, but its pick up locations could be more well described for tourists – we waited at a pick up stop and it went on a side street as we waited at (what we thought) was the bus stop. Unfortunate. I would rely on it for going out, but not really for coming back.
FOOD & DRINK
While we did not have any complimentary breakfast or anything like that, the fact that the Hyatt Centric is located on top of a mall and has many restaurants within made for a fun culinary experience. We got tea multiple times during our stay at the Yifang Fruit Tea on the lobby floor, just near the hotel elevators. Their milk tea was quite good, and the lady enjoyed the fruit ones as well.
We also dined at the Victoria Pearl Restaurant within the Hyatt Centric for a fancy dinner as well as a dim sum brunch. The food was fantastic, with excellent views. I especially enjoyed the steak that was served at dinner, which was as good as any I’ve had.
Dim Sum Brunch! The Pineapple pork buns were delicious. I loved the amazing meat served during brunch as well – had many a slice.
This was actually quite a large fitness center, with a beautiful view of the pool, and an interesting VR experience, open 10-8. We saw some attractive people in the gym as well, eye candy is always appreciated. I enjoyed coming here and testing out their VR experience though a headset, which was difficult for me but fun overall.
Hong Kong is simply an amazing place to eat. Family took us around to enjoy and we ate our weight and then some in different types of food.
First, we enjoyed a local food court near the hotel, where multiple restaurants offer dishes in one large hall.
Then, we enjoyed a local Hong Kong breakfast with traditional congee, noodles, and more.
We had another fancy meal outside the hotel, at a very upscale Chinese restaurant in Quarry Bay, with delicious duck – something I normally do not enjoy, but this one was quite good.
Please make sure to check out the other posts in the Honeymoon Series!
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