Last November, I had the pleasure of being invited to experience one of Hong Kong’s finest hotels, the Mandarin Oriental. I’ve stayed at many hotels around the world, but would have to say that the Mandarin Oriental ranks in my top 5 favorites. What’s surprising is that the room I actually stayed in, was only one better than their standard room (Veranda style). If you can get that type of luxury at that level, I can only imagine what the penthouse suite would have been like…<cough>perhaps next time…</cough>
Here are some photos that I took while I was there:
Below is a short video that I posted on YouTube of my stay there. This is my first hotel review so please excuse me if I don’t use a lot of hotelish type terms I’ll fix this in time I promise!
In the video you’ll see the attention to detail that they take in ensuring that your time there is as relaxing as can be. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong also accommodates the most fastidious gadget travelers (like moi) with everything from USB charge points built into the desk, fast broadband, universal power points, wireless lighting controls, cordless hotel phone and TV inbuilt into the vanity mirror in the bathroom which made the stay that bit more enjoyable.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong was the most tech-modern hotel I’ve stayed in!
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong Video Review
Pierre Restaurant – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong
On top of being invited to review one of their luxurious hotel rooms, I was also requested to experience their Pierre Restaurant. As the name suggests, Pierre is famous for its french cuisine. In the video you’ll see how we were spoilt with a 7 course meal, where each course was paired with their suggested wine. The meal ended with a delectable array of desserts! Nine different desserts to be exact, where each was made with much passion and mastership of the trade. Julian, the restaurant manager for the night, provided exemplary service and despite being a full house, made us feel that we were the centre of his attention.
Did I mention that the view of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour also contributed to the awesome atmosphere of the place?
After dining at Pierre, one can easily understand why it’s been awarded two Michelin stars and why it’s regarded as one of the best french restaurants in the region. Highly recommended for anyone looking to impress or any other special occasion. Please take note that their pricing is reflective of the extraordinary experience you’ll get at Pierre. Here’s a link menu to give you an idea.
Here are some photos I took in the restaurant (I wished that my buddy @ladyironchef was here to help out on food photos!):
In summary, I highly recommend the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong if you’re looking for 5-star accommodation and service! And while there don’t forget to try one of the best french restaurants in Asia -> Pierre Restaurant!
Thank you again to Mandarin Oriental for allowing us to stay and experience a totally relaxing and belly-satisfying weekend!
* All photos were taken with my trusty bazooka, a Canon 5D Mark IINo tags for this post.