While in Hong Kong last December with my sister Mimmi, we stayed at Hotel Island Shangri La
Our stay at this hotel was a pleasant one! I seriously cannot think of a single thing that annoyed me during my stay! The location is not bad and is so close to the metro. There are shopping areas around the hotel, the staff are ALWAYS smiling and are very helpful and friendly!
The guests get free internet access, flat screen TV, iPod docking station, desk with all its necessities, coffee/tea machines, mini bar, and more! It was nice, not really my style of interiors – as I am more of plain simple modern kinda person – but it was luxurious
The brand used for shampoo/lotion/toiletries set is L’Occiatane – which is nice 😉 I like it
We stayed at this hotel for a full week… so we tried their room service a couple of times! If you know me well you would know by now I rate good room service food in hotels by trying their signature burger 😉 (sometimes spaghetti bolognese)
Mimmi and I were DEAD tired the day we arrived! We took a quick tour around the area by our hotel, got some maps, metro map, and bought few necessities before we headed back to the hotel! It was pretty early but we were damn jet lagged and decided to share a pizza from the room service instead of burger… Since we decided to go all veggies and seafood avoiding poultry and meat *specially after watching Contagion on the plane – HOW Fitting!!*
It was decent but a bit oily! The crust was thin and crispy just the way we like… we hit the sack that day right away! Another items we tried on the menu were from their Sushi restaurant NADA MAN (I have a separate review for this restaurant coming up soon)
It came in from their restaurant at the hotel Cafe TOO! that burger was worth breaking my pact with Mimmi (sorry sis, I love you but it was a GOOD burger)! Melted sharp cheese, fat fries that are a bit crispy on the outside! A side of tasty onion rings, and crisp fresh veggies on the side! I seriously enjoyed every single bite of it! Not to mention that it was cooked medium perfectly to my taste 😉
As mentioned in my Shangri La Elevators Post previously on my blog (link), a lot of hotel guests arrive and many of’em are jet lagged…. The hotel idea of telling their guest what day of the week it is was so creative…. They would put on a carpet with the designated day of the week on the floor! You would see it right when you step in the elevator!
Again… the service, staff, housekeeping, room service, butler, concierges, front desk/reception, cafes, restaurant… everything in the hotel made our stay there a pleasant one 😉 Check out their website for more details: http://www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila