Hotel Review: Shangri-La Kowloon And Shang Palace In Hong Kong
Looking for a Hong Kong hotel? The Shangri-La Kowloon is a perfect base!
A few friends are planning trips to Asia so I’ve been trying to catch up on writing reviews of places I’ve stayed and roundups of things to do. While I wrote about the Shangri-La Kowloon for a travel publication I write for, I never shared a review on my site.
I have stayed at a handful hotels in Hong Kong but out of the places I have stayed, Shangri-La Kowloon is one of my favorites. After spending a few days in Hong Kong, then a quick weekend in Phuket, I returned to Hong Kong for two nights en route back to Los Angeles. From check in to check out, everything at the Shangri-La was perfect….except for me. I caught a stomach bug at the end of my trip in Thailand but luckily for me I was able to recuperate in my luxurious digs.
The suite I was in faced the gorgeous Hong Kong Harbour. I was able to watch the Symphony of Lights from the comfort of my robe. It was epic! Every detail in the room was well-appointed. From the spacious size to a welcome tea with fresh fruit and dessert, to complimentary use of plug converters, and a desk area to work, my hotel suite was the perfect ending to my trip to Asia.
The Shangri-La Kowloon is perfectly situated in Kowloon. It’s walking distance to the harbour and sites like the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong Museum of Art, the East TST MTR station, shopping, and dining. If you need to head to the other side of Hong Kong, you can be there in minutes by MTR or even taxi.
Here are some photos of my suite:
My spacious Hong Kong Harbour View suite
Complimentary water, tea kettle, and yummy snacks
A welcome tea and fresh exotic fruit (the tea was still warm the next morning!)
A gorgeous view from my room of Victoria Harbour
To add to my luxury experience, I had lunch at Shang Palace, a two-star Michelin restaurant inside the hotel. The restaurant serves refined Cantonese fare. The room is beautiful and my experience was elegant and exquisite from start to finish. Chef Mok Kit Keung leads the culinary team with a wealth of experience and accolades. Do make sure to try his own xo sauce. It’s amazing!
Photos from my lunch:
Get ready to get hungry!
Steamed coral clam dumpling with sea urchin, deep-fried taro puffs with roast duck, barbecue pork loin glazed with honey sauce
Soup of the day (sadly I lost my notes from lunch)
Poached baby spinach with cordyceps flower and bean curd puff in fish sauce
Oven baked cod fillet (sustainable) with egg white and conpoy
Baked egg white and almond juice tart topped with bird’s nest and gold leaf
From the moment I checked in, till the moment I checked out of the Shangri-La Kowloon, it was an impeccable stay. The staff was all so lovely and each detail has been well thought out. I know there are so many hotels to choose from in Hong Kong but the Shangri-La Kowloon will not disappoint you.
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**Disclosure: Many thanks to the Shangri-La Kowloon for the complimentary stay and meal. As always opinions expressed are my own.
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