Our next hotel for our visit is the Olympian. It can be found the district of West Kowloon, one of the 18 districts in Hong Kong. Kowloon city is well known for shopping, arts and entertainment and is close to Victoria harbour. The Olympian is a short walk away from the Waterfront Park and 10 minutes from the MTR (metro station).
Arrival and Welcome:
The Olympian is a luxury hotel which lives up to it’s name. With beautiful Chinese style fittings and decorations, it is wonderfully designed. It’s size and opulence is impressive with a grand entrance you would expect from a hotel of this nature. It captures the traditional Chinese style which is attractively translated into a modern design. The lighting creates a sense of spaciousness, calm, and elegance.
After the invitation into the building we were helped with our bags and checked in with the staff who were professional, polite and kind. We felt safe in their hands as the helped us with our baggage and explained the features of the hotel before showing us to our room.
The room was enormous. A very spacious and beautiful room with the Chinese modern style high quality fittings which can be found throughout the design of the hotel. Two grand double beds with miniature chaise-longues at the foot of each stand out in the room, with the wide floor to ceiling window behind which looks out onto the garden. The window opens out into a balcony so you can step out into the fresh air from the bedroom as you wish. The lighting is cleverly designed to look like traditional lanterns giving a calm and soft ambiance.
There is a very impressive open floor lounge area, with comfortable elegant sofa and modern flat screen grand TV, with additional surround lighting. A good place to put your feet up and relax!
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For your ablutions, you won’t be disappointed by the bathroom and shower area. A large bathroom with wide square mirrors which reflect the whole room, sturdy beautiful sinks, and one of the most spacious and beautiful baths I’ve ever seen in a hotel – great for relaxing in and fitted with a comfortable head rest whilst you are taking a soak.
The Olympian has 32 deluxe residential-style rooms and suites with astonishing views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s world-famous skyline. It’s very instagramable!
Fitness Centre – There is a fully fitted and functional modern Gym, with all the equipment and free weights that you will need for a good work out. This is the opportunity to use burn some calories after sampling the wonderful Hong Kong food available! Water, towels, and fruit are provided which is a nice touch.
Executive club lounge – everything is available including drinks, food, with privacy and quiet. The Olympian has its own business quarter which can answer all your office needs if you are traveling for business purposes..
Restaurant and breakfast area – for all of your culinary needs. Unfortunately, didn’t get chance to try this out before we left but it looked amazing and there was such a variety of foods on offer.
24 Front Desk – Professional, courteous and friendly staff who you can contact at any time during the day. Room service and laundry services are available with the hotel which makes life easy.
The Olympian has a glamorous but great atmosphere for unwinding. The lounge area of the hotel is relaxed with a snack area and breakfast venue. Room service is available throughout the day for all other meals until you can eat in the restaurants in the evening.
Transport - The MTR is very close by, but you can also use the hotel’s transportation services. The front desk is open 24/7 and they are very helpful - they can help you arrange tours as required. You can even have Rolls Royce pick-ups from the airport!
The Olympian is a great place to stay whether you are travelling for pleasure or business. This place isn’t going to let you down – it’s impressive, professional, elegant and both modern and traditional. The service here is amazing and the accommodation is excellent. If you fancy staying in Kowloon, this is a great place to stay.
18 Hoi Fai Rd, West Kowloon, Hong Kong