Along with a friend, I decided to try staying at Hotel Indigo because I have been hearing a lot of good things about it. Before we even got to the hotel, the hotel sent a welcome email providing us with tips on how to go to the hotel from the local station and the airport –a thoughtful gesture that did not go unnoticed. I think it showed that hotel management cared enough about their customers.
Found at the Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hotel Indigo is a towering 29-floored boutique hotel majestically lit and elegantly designed. There was a bronze structure surrounding the whole building, which is meant to represent a dragon. The hotel is located near Wanchai’s MRT station, near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is also close to restaurants such as Bo Innovation, the Star Street Area, Madam Sixty Ate, and 22 Ships.
Hotel Indigo offers superior rooms, deluxe rooms, and premier suites. It has floor-to-floor ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views. The windows feature retractable blinds and an eco-screen that protects the building from the sun’s hot rays during the day. You can definitely take in the beauty of surrounding views without your eyes having to suffer from glare.
The room we had was just right for us in terms of size—not small but not too big either. I was particularly pleased with the lighting, because it allowed me to read without straining my eyes. My friend, on the other hand, was glad that the hotel room we got provided us with enough electronic outlets for charging our smart phones, cameras, and tablets. The bed was also good and comfortable.
The room was colorful, chic, and vibrantly styled, mixing the colors red, purple, and blue. The wall featured mosaic tiles with interesting Chinese cultural designs. I was particularly fond of the Chinese lantern lamps. A desk was also provided. I was able to catch up with emails and my social networks as there was also decent 3G Internet connection available.
One thing that we did not like, however, was the open plan concept of the bathroom. It does not give much privacy to a companion who will be using the toilet, especially when those who are travelling together are not really close and are on a budget constraint to share a room. It could actually be kind of embarrassing to use the toilet with that kind of setup.
On the other hand, it was thoughtful of the staff to furnish our room with a guidebook. The guidebook had interesting stories and the historical tidbits about hotel and the city. We also found it convenient to be provided access to local and international calls.
The infinity pool at the rooftop, which features a glass bottom sits beautifully atop the hotel, and is a must-see spot for guests. However, for those who are not particularly a fan of heights, it’s best to steer clear from the pool.
With regards to food, I have to say that the breakfast that was served to us was quite ordinary tasting and I was not particularly impressed.
Hotel Indigo provides a unique and chic experience for hotel hoppers who are looking for a refreshing place to explore. For those who are planning to visit the hotel, room rates start at HK$1,500 per night. Premier suites are at HK$4,000 per night. You can opt to pay with your credit card should you find yourself short on cash, as the hotel accepts major credit cards in Hong Kong.
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Our guest blogger, Jep Barroga is from the Philippines but currently resides in Hong Kong. He works as a blogger and editorial specialist for MoneyHero, a Hong Kong Based finance portal.
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