At Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island, at the end of the railway line, adjacent to – of course – the eponymous theme park. So once you’re here, the only way out – apart from swimming – is back the way you came. The hotel looks out over the harbour, and naturally there’s a grandstand view of the nightly fireworks.
Brand awareness is all. Those mice are woven into the carpet, and the Seven Dwarfs gambol round the bathroom mirror. No prizes for guessing the movie line-up on TV.
It’s a rare moment there’s not a bunch of folks posing for a photo, or a sizeable group checking in or out. Boutique hideaway this ain’t, but that’s not why you’re here. Minnie rather than Goofy oversaw the interior design, with a certain amount of help from Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother.
Eating and drinking
Even the Chinese restaurant’s dim sum are shaped like Disney characters, forsooth. But they taste good. Likewise the buffet at Enchanted Garden. Popping outside for a bite to eat somewhere local is not an option.
QED. The garden maze is simpler than you might think. The Victorian Spa’s menu includes kids’ nail painting.
“Have-a-nice-day” for sure: but even the humblest staff really do seem to patently relish their role in this corner of the Magic Kingdom.
Who stays there
Seven-year-olds of all ages.
A package including park admission makes sense.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Live entertainment
Pros & Cons
- Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
- Squeaky clean can be a bit too squeaky