The Luxe Manor – Stylishly Quirky Hotel in the Heart of Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui Neighbourhood
March 28, 2018
Besides Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui is another popular neighbourhood in Hong Kong, and also one of the best districts to stay in. By booking your holiday accommodation with the Luxe Manor, you will be able to shop till you drop and feast like a king at places which are located just a stone’s throw away. Prominent landmarks such as the Avenue of Stars, the Clock Tower, and the Star Ferry Pier where you can see Hong Kong’s impressive cityscape are less than 20 minutes away by foot.
Although some of us have the habit to make the best out of our trip by packing the day with excessive sight-seeing and activities, I would urge those who stay at the Luxe Manor to take some time out to enjoy the lush amenities in the hotel, savour the delicious food served at their Scandinavian restaurant, FINDS, and relax with a drink, or two, at their Dada Bar + Lounge.
The hotel owners are very much influenced by ‘surrealism’ and they hope to portray their creative perspective through the design of their hotel. There are 4 categories of guest rooms and 6 themed suites available at the Luxe Manor. I was hosted in their newly furbished Studio room. The room features peculiar-looking animal standing lamps and empty golden frames. The bathroom has been given a makeover and it looks luxurious with the marble interior and fancy bathtub.
The 6 themed suites have their own uniqueness to ensure that no two stays will ever feel quite the same. The Royale Suite is a remarkable recreation of Hollywood’s glamorous heyday while the Safari Suite artfully conjures up visions of the starry night sky in the Arabian desert to enchant guests. The ice-like furniture in the Nordic Suite has been inspired by the lifestyle of an Eskimo. As for the other 3 themed suites, I shall keep you in suspense. You’ll have to find out for yourselves!
There is a 24-hour gymnasium and function rooms available at the Luxe Manor. FINDS, which stands for Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, is Hong Kong’s iconic Nordic restaurant. Wake up to a scrumptious spread of buffet breakfast here. Lunch and dinner are more serious affairs at FINDS. These two menus contain seasonal ingredients imported directly from Northern Europe, complemented with original Nordic cooking techniques such as smoking, curing, pickling and fermenting. As with the well thought out design of the hotel, the interior at FINDS evokes the delights of Nordic summer.
Planning for a party, intimate wedding or business lunch/dinner? I would recommend reserving one of the themed private dining rooms. My favourite is the Nordic Summer room where there is a separate living room area and dining area surrounded by a myriad of colourful blooming flowers. If you wish to experience what heaven or hell is like, you can dine in either the Nordic Winter room or the Hell room. The latter is pretty interesting with a dark and sensual ambience, human-sized candles and lava-like flooring.
Shopping malls such as the Miramar Arcade, The One, K11 Art Mall and iSQUARE are less than 10 minutes walk away from the Luxe Manor. Museums like the Hong Kong Museum of Arts, Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre are approximately 15 minutes walk away. As mentioned at the start of this article, the Luxe Manor is also situated near famous touristic landmarks.
For those of you who prefer hotels with quirky designs and a great location, you should seriously consider the Luxe Manor.
The Luxe Manor
Address: 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Direction from Airport: Take the Airport Express to Kowloon Station and switch to the K4 free shuttle bus which brings you directly to the doorstep of the Luxe Manor.
Contact: (852) 3763 8888
Note that this is an invited stay, but the opinions are the writer’s own.