The Luxe Manor

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Address: 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, China

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.1

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s The Luxe Manor!

This was a backstreet three-star: it’s still in the backstreets, but now it’s all-star. Everyone involved in the renovation gave their imagination free rein – so this is perhaps Hong Kong’s most unusual, to say nothing of funky, hotel. Not for the conventional at heart (or mind).

 

Location
3.9
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
2.1
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Value for money
3.5
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
2.9
90%

Location

This is the Hong Kong of everyone’s imagination. Crowded streets, lowering tenements, neon signs, and the sky high, high above. Not that it’s in any way unpleasant. Tons of energy, shopping at all points of the compass, and a strip of bars and eateries just behind the property.

 

Bedrooms

Thumb through the thesaurus as long as you want, but you still won’t be able to categorise these rooms, with a Salvador Dali feel and Barbara Cartland look. Or vice versa. Not too big, unless you are in one of the Themed Suites (Safari’s inspired by the Middle East, Liaison has a circular bed), but wired in all senses. It’s very much “Blade Runner” views, wherever you’re staying.

 

Public areas

Not much beyond the ground floor lobby – though the mosaic floor here is intriguing.

 

Eating and drinking

The Italian restaurant is due to be replaced by a Scandinavian outlet by the end of 2010. The Dada Bar’s jazz band are as surreal as their surrounds. Knutsford Terrace, just next to the hotel, offers numerous F&B alternatives.

 

Leisure facilities

One fitness centre, one business ditto, that’s it.

 

Service

Thankfully not as surreal as the surrounds.

 

Who stays there

All sorts, including Asian tour groups who’ve been told this is what a European mansion looks like.

 

Price advice

Shelling out the extra for a suite is worth it both space and entertainment-wise.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Take a walk on the wild side
  • Area can be noisy
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