The Mira Hong Kong

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Address: 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, , China

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.7

How to turn a run-down, down-town property into a sensation!

It used to be The Miramar. I went once, and swore never again. Then – ta-daaaaa! – they gutted the place, waved a megabucks magic wand, and swanned that ugly duckling. Rarely has dropping three letters had such an impact.

 

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.2
90%
Leisure facilities
4.2
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

On Nathan Road, opposite Kowloon Park, backing onto one of the older quarters of Tsim Sha Tsui. It’s kinda frenetic, even given the green lung across the street.

 

Bedrooms

The sleeping accommodation can be summed up by the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair in each of the 492 rooms – stylish, eye-catching, witty, and downright comfortable. Add in a Nokia mobile that works around the city, plus all-in-one computer and entertainment centre. In short: probably a much nicer home-away-from-your-own-home, dressed out in a bold palette of colours. Suite 508, designed by Miami-based Charles Allem, has its own bamboo’d garden terrace next to the courtyard bar. Please note some rooms have very little in the way of a view.

 

Public areas

Hardly any of the old hotel was retained, although the lobby dazzles - somewhere between Star Trek and Space Odyssey. Don’t expect to roam around extensive grounds, though the central courtyard is pleasant.

 

Eating and drinking

A definite strongpoint, with special regard to fine dining at Whisk, courtesy of Singaporean celebrity chef Justin Quek, who does “Franco-Canto”.

 

Leisure facilities

Breath-taking basement spa, pool and gym. 

 

Service

Truly excellent.

 

Who stays there

Very popular with cashed-up Mainlanders; the ballroom attracts its fair measure of meeters and conventioneers.

 

Price advice

The spa is exceptional, even by Asian standards, so well worth treating yourself.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • Nightlife
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • An extremely slick renovation
  • Stunning spa
  • Hectic Nathan Road location
  • Ground floor shopping mall renovations due to finish early 2011
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