That Noon Day Gun is out front, there’s piles of shopping (plus MTR) at the back, and Victoria Park is a few steps east.
The hotel is housed in a long, thin building, so the windows of rooms at the sides are angled to provide a harbour view. With 864 rooms and 22 suites, The Excelsior is a whopper. Expect plenty of marble, ditto WiFi and everything from iPod docking station to an ironing board.
The lobby is busy with a capital B, and feels it despite the high atrium.
Eating and drinking
The Dickens Bar is an institution that has survived the vagaries of fashion simply by being the best sort of ersatz Brit pub. ToTT’s is one of the city’s most exciting skyscraper lounges/terraces, with panoramas, menu, cellar and entertainment that vie with each other for excellence. Both are essential ports-of-call on long or short visits.
Spa services, and a fitness centre, but no pool. Boooo.
Considering the number of faces and suitcases that constantly pass in and out – truly excellent. The (rather regal) Sikh doormen are always up for a photo op.
Who stays there
Strong Japanese market, airline crew, younger business men and women, older tourists.
Local shopping coupons handed out with some packages.
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Puts the excel in Excelsior
- People, people, people