I booked my 5-day stay at EAST mainly because of the reviews and photos I read here in TripAdvisor, as well as a look at the hotel website... and I got what I was expecting!
The location is not in central Hong Kong, but is situated next to the Tai Koo subway line as well as a large shopping centre, CityPlaza, which has a busy food court, restaurants, cinemas, as well as branches of most of the major retail brands you will find across Hong Kong... there is even a large MUJI at street level which always has interesting stuff. My point is that you can stay at EAST and still have a comprehensive shopping and dining experience in the local area. In terms of safety it is a clean and safe neighbourhood.
The hotel design is very modern, which was great! The modern design sensibility of the lobby and public spaces is extended to the rooms, which are also very modern. It is true that the standard guest rooms adopt an open-plan attitude towards differentiating between the bedroom and the bathroom, but the materials and hardware used is top-notch, so I don't mind to use EAST's approach to room layout because it is so well-executed. I loved the rainshower, the extensive suite of electrical controls of manipulating room lights and blackout shades, large LCD tv with a great compliment of local and international channels, and comfy bed! I tried the in-room dining, and its true, keeping in the hotel's spirit of environmental sustainability, the in-room dining is delivered in biodegradable packaging and recyclable cutlery... one would think it would reduce the cost of room service, but apparently not...
What can I say about the staff... good enough. Yes, they are dressed in casual attire in the style popularized by Apple. But like any large hotel, you will find average service by average staff. Some of the staff were particularly nice and polite, others were not really any better than what I would expect in a 2 or 3 star establishment. But I didn't really care, because my hotel room was so good!
In short, you should stay at EAST if you are looking for a modern, well-appointed hotel to stay at. I enjoyed my stay very much and definitely would stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EAST is a lifestyle business hotel from Swire Hotels, designed primarily for savvy business travellers. The 345 rooms and suites offer harbour or urban views of Hong Kong. Complimentary broadband / WiFi internet throughout the hotel. EAST also features a 24-hour gym Beast (Body by EAST) and an outdoor swimming pool. Dining is highlighted by Feast (Food by EAST), the all-day dining restaurant and rooftop bar Sugar (Bar.Dec.Lounge) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- East Hong Kong Hotel Hong Kong