Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Comfortable Stay Guaranteed @ The Excelsior (怡东酒店), Causeway Bay (铜锣湾), Hong Kong (香港)

Officially opened for business in 1973, The Excelsior (wholly owned and managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group) has long stood and well-anchored as one of the luxurious business hotels in the busiest business districts and heart of entertainment in Hong Kong- Causeway Bay. For more than 4 decades, the strategic location has driven The Excelsior as one of the most preferred hotels for business and leisure travelers. Combining finest in comfort, The Excelsior offers the ultimate affordable luxury amongst the hotels in Causeway Bay- not only that the hotel sits on the waterfront of Victoria Harbor and opposite to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, The Excelsior is also surrounded with shopping and commercial districts of Hong Kong Island (walking distance to Sogo Department Store, Times Square, Lee Gardens and Hysan Place).

Though The Excelsior has a rich history traced back to the 70's, the hotel has undergone major upgrade and refurbishments in the recent years, giving the hotel a modern outlook. The Excelsior boasts over its 869 guest rooms and suites, making it the largest hotel on the Hong Kong Island. With its outstanding service, unbeatable location and full-fledged facilities, The Excelsior makes a convenient yet comfortable temporary 'home' to globetrotters.

Many Thanks to The Excelsior for hosting us.


Largest hotel on the Hong Kong Island- The Excelsior (怡东酒店)

Additional Information:
Address: The Excelsior Hong Kong, 281, Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
MTR Station: Causeway Bay, Exit D1

The Room- Executive Superior Room
  • King, Queen or Twin-sized Beds
  • High Floor with access to Executive Lounge
  • 280 square feet
  • Rates from HKD 1,980
  • Complimentary pressing of one suit or dress per stay
  • No surcharge on express laundry services
  • Discounts on restaurants/ bars/ face-body treatments at The Excelsior Fitness Center

Spacious room with everything needed to ensure your comfort stay


Sizable couch for guests to enjoy the scenic view of Victoria Harbor 


Full Amenities provided


Spacious Shower Room


Fully stocked bar


International Adapter ready for you


'Handy' Smartphone with unlimited Internet, local calls, international calls to 5 selected countries and popular pre-installed Apps


View from Hotel Room

Guest Rooms on the Executive Floors will enjoy the breath-taking views overlooking Victoria Harbor and the city. The very spacious room (by Hong Kong's standard) is fully equipped with all the necessities that any travelers could possibly ask for... even the International adapter and a comfortable couch for you to chill out and rewind while looking at the charming Victoria Harbor. Another notable highlight is the 'handy' smartphone with unlimited Internet access, local calls and international calls to selected countries as well as pre-installed Apps. This is especially useful if you need to navigate your way in the busy city or in need to get in touch with your friends/ family. 

The hotel offers complimentary Internet and WiFi access to room guests. All rooms and suites are erected with flat-screen TV with over 40 satellite and cable channels, movies on demand, iPod docking station with radio and alarm clock, international direct dial telephone with two lines, voice mail, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, in-room personal safe and 24-room service. 

Executive Lounge:
  • Complimentary exclusive access to 31st floor for all guests staying on the Executive floors (from 6:30 am to 11 pm daily)
  • Daily Executive Breakfast- from 6:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Afternoon Tea- from 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Cocktails and Canapes- from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
  • All day Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks and Beers until 10:30 pm

Selection for Afternoon Tea


Chinese Breakfast


Western Breakfast


Hotel guests staying on the Executive Floors will get complimentary access to the Executive Lounge, the roomy space offers spectacular view overlooking Victoria Harbor and offers different services at different hours. Hotel guests on the Executive Floors have the option to dine-in on the busy but with more variety Cafe on 1st or the quiet, sophisticated Executive Lounge (but with lesser choice). The Executive Lounge is available all-day long with Coffee/ Tea/ Soft Drinks/ Beer available until 10:30 pm. Afternoon Tea and Cocktails will be served at 3 pm to 5 pm and 5:30 pm to 8 pm respectively.

The Excelsior Fitness Center
  • Occupies 4,300 square feet of advanced technology fitness equipment and dedicated spa facilities
  • Equipped with Sauna room and Steam room covered in Mosaic tiles
  • Fully qualified instructors on hand to offer personalized advice and assistance to guests

The health conscious or body builders can head down to the Fitness Center on 4th floor, a brilliant space well equipped with fitness equipment and dedicated spa facilities. If you are unfamiliar with the equipment, fret not, fully qualified instructors are on hand to offer personalized advice and assistance to guests and members to ensure that exercises are safe and beneficial. It is also noteworthy to know that the Fitness Center has state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight resistant equipment, body composition analyzer, body and face treatments as well as steam and sauna rooms. The Gym access is available 24 hours for hotel guests.

Buffet Breakfast @ Cafe on the 1st
  • Available daily from 6:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Complimentary for hotel guests (subject to your room package)

Western Breakfast Corner


Loaves and Pastries


Cereals and Muesli


Japanese Soba with Ebiko


Noodle Station


Cheese Platter


Freshly Baked Pancakes


Yogurts


Fruit Corner


Coffee Machine

Whether you are traveling for work or vacation, the buffet breakfast in hotel is probably one of the most-looking forward things during the trip. The breakfast buffet spread at The Excelsior is elaborated- from Western live cooking station to Japanese Corner and Chinese classics, from savory items to sweet treats; everything is well-thought of and expertly crafted. The range is extensive, hotel guests with all age range would be able to find something that suit their palates.

Yee Tung Heen Chinese Restaurant (怡东轩)
  • Cantonese fine-dining restaurant (authentic Cantonese cuisine and delicious Dim Sum specialties)
  • The menu demonstrates the sophisticated techniques of Cantonese cuisine
  • One of the recommended restaurants in the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2015
  • One of Hong Kong's Best Restaurants from 1997 to 2016 by Hong Kong Tatler
  • One of Hong Kong's 100 Top Tables by South China Morning Post in 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • Achieved three Gold with Distinction Awards, three Gold Awards and one Silver Award in Hong Kong Tourism Board's Best of the Best Culinary Awards between 2014 and 2016

Steamed Kale Dumplings with Beetroot/ 羽衣甘蓝素粿 (HKD 58)


Double Boiled Honey Locust Fruit Soup with Matsutake and assorted Fungus/ 绿萼红梅鸳鸯菌 (HKD 188)


Twin Mushroom Platter: Mushroom Buns with assorted Mushrooms + Shitake Mushroom stuffed with Matsutake and Shrimp Paste/ 松茸榆耳黄耳炖雪莲子 (HKD 248)


Steamed and sauteed Egg with Crab Meat, Sea Urchin & Mini Gold Fish Dumplings/ 玉麟鱼跃逐金波 (HKD 518)


Poached Garoupa Fillet in Sze Chuan Style/ 川式酸辣鱼 (HKD 198)


Braised Rice with Crab Meat and Spring Onion/ 香葱蟹肉烩饭 (HKD 108/ person)


Supreme Red Bean Soup/ 25年陈年红豆沙 (HKD 98)

Perhaps the most notable restaurant in The Excelsior, Yee Tung Heen Chinese Restaurant on the 2nd floor of The Excelsior redefines the old-impression of Cantonese cuisine. The award-winning restaurant offers traditional Cantonese classics and modern renditions with a touch of elegance. The extensive but extremely creative menu amazes many well-heeled diners and Michelin inspectors; it is a no-brainer that the restaurant pockets multiple awards and recognition. 

The entrance to the restaurant features a stylish contemporary artistic bamboo pattern in red and black while the interior is adored with floral-patterned partitions, graced with charming Chinese-influenced designs. It exudes a sense of tranquility and sophistication; while the top-notch service assures that the restaurant is a class above the rest. 

The highlights and award-winning dishes- the Steamed Kale Dumplings with Beetroot was light and refreshing on the palate, juicy-crunchy filling encased in a thin-resilient dumpling skin and served in a classy manner. The invigorating soup- Double Boiled Honey Locust Fruit Soup with Matsutake and assorted Fungus promotes healthy skin is most suitable for petite lady diners. A piece of art itself, the Steamed and sauteed Egg with Crab Meat, Sea Urchin & Mini Gold Fish Dumplings comes with a wow-factor. It is the master piece of Chef Tam, the Egg White is meticulously steamed to silky-smooth texture with an artistic touch of Spinach gravy topped with Porcini Mushroom, a concoction of Crab meat and Sea Urchin as Gold Fish Dumplings.  

Equally delicious is the Braised Fried Rice with Crab Meat and Spring Onion. The Fried Rice is first infused with Spring Onion juice, to give it a refreshing vegetal flavor and topped with some sumptuous Crab Meat and Egg gravy that introduce a sleek ocean wholesomeness to the dish. Put a complete full stop to the meal by having their Supreme Red Bean Soup that uses 25-year old Dried Tangerine Peel (陈皮).  The sweet soup carries a mild sweetness complemented by the bitter-tangy aroma of the aged Dried Tangerine Peel. For the uninitiated, aged Dried Tangerine is believed to carry medicinal effect in traditional Chinese medicine, and the effect becomes stronger as it ages; it is rare in the market and could easily cost a few thousand Hong Kong Dollars for a few pieces of good and aged Dried Tangerine Peel (especially those with 20 years and above).


Additional Information:
Prices are subject to Service Charge and prevailing Government Tax
Address: 2nd Floor of The Excelsior Hong Kong, 281, Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Business Hours: 12 pm to 2:30 pm on Mondays to Saturdays), 10:30 am to 3 pm on Sundays and Public Holidays; Dinner is served daily from 6 pm to 10:30 pm.
Contact Number: (852) 2837 6790


The main lobby of The Excelsior Hong Kong


The main entrance to The Excelsior Hong Kong

3 comments:

  1. I understand that hotel rooms facing sea/harbour view at Hong Kong are not cheap....

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  2. No mention of their room rates? That sure speaks volumes!

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  3. The rooms are tiny in Hong Kong aren't they? We certainly have a lot more luxury of space here in Malaysia.

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