19th July 2020 – (Hong Kong) There are many attractive staycation packages on offer by five-star hotels in the city nowadays due to the lack of tourists caused by the pandemic. The Langham caught our attention as its ‘Loving Langham getaway’ package offers a romantic experience for couples who are looking for some quality time together. Upon check-in, guests will be upgraded to a DELUXE COURTYARD VIEW ROOM. Guests can check in as early as 12pm and check out at 2pm. If you arrive late, you can try to tell the friendly receptionist to let you check out at 3pm. The hotel charges a flat fee of HK$250 for valet service.
The room is decorated with balloons and a bouquet of flowers and you will find a box of Langham Chocolates and Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne served in an ice bucket waiting for you. During check-in, the guest will also receive a complimentary thermos flask as a gift.
The all-white Deluxe Courtyard View Room is luxurious and cosy and it does give you a homey feeling. Furniture and fittings in the room were done in a tasteful manner and artsy picture frames adorn the wall. Shelves are filled with travel and design books, a rare find amongst hotels in Hong Kong. You can find bone china cups by Jasper Conran (Wedgewood) and crystal tumblers/champagne flutes for you to enjoy your cup of coffee or a glass or champagne.
Two welcome drinks made of carrot, orange, celery and honey will be served alongside an orange. Herbs, ginger and floral petals can be found next to the bathtub for you to enjoy your restorative aromatic herbal and rose petal bath. The bathtub is unfortunately not big enough to fit a couple comfortably.
In the room, you will find plenty of amenities such as mobile phone cables (most hotels in Hong Kong do not provide this basic accessory to guests), hourglass for making tea and a minifridge full of drinks and more champagne. Also, the TV comes with a mirroring function for you to play your favourite NETFLIX movies during your stay. Not many hotels have this feature except The Peninsula and Murray Hotel etc.
However, shavers, which are an essential item are missing from the toilet amenities. Shaves should always form part of toiletries instead of having to request from housekeeping service. Travel charger, iron and ironing board can be found.
The bed is lush and feels heavenly with four extra-large pillows. You will find an extra pillow in the wardrobe for you to engage in a pillow fight with your partner. The hotel maintenance team should perhaps check the humidity in the room as it felt higher than normal.
Due to the severity of the coronavirus epidemic and government regulations, the fitness centre and spa are closed temporarily. All restaurants and bars are also closed after 6pm and no dine-in services are allowed. Guests can still order room service if they wish.
The rooftop pool remains open and guests can still swim during the evening while enjoying sunset. However, the hotel only limits to 15 people per session to maintain social distancing. There is a also a jacuzzi pool next to the swimming pool.
As our package excludes dinner, we could not give our review on the dining establishments in the hotel. The new package now includes dinner at the comfort of your room in view of the new regulations by the Hong Kong government. Nevertheless, the buffet breakfast for two is still served at the Palm Court. The buffet selection is reasonable but not sumptuous. There is a basic selection of sausages, hashbrowns, scrambled egg, dim sum, ham, cheese, bread etc. Fried rice was soggy and the dim sum selection was limited with mediocre taste. The omelette was overcooked.
Having said that, the overall experience was still satisfying as the room was spectacular and the staff service was excellent. If you ever need the concierge to buy anything for you including takeaway food and medicine, the staff will be more than happy to oblige.
Value for money: 4/5
Attention to detail: 4.5/5
Ambience : 5/5
Service : 4.5/5
- Exclusive highlight: Restorative aromatic herbal and rose petal bath
- Daily breakfast for 2 adults
- Set dinner for 2 adults at Bostonian Seafood and Grill (please check with hotel on availability of dinner)
- Complimentary bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne
- Complimentary Langham Chocolate Box
- Complimentary balloon decoration
- Guaranteed early check-in at 12:00 p.m. and late check-out at 2:00 p.m.
- Special supplement of HK$250+10% for late check-out until 8pm (advance booking is required)
- Complimentary internet access in all guest rooms and public areas
- Complimentary access to 24-hour fitness centre and rooftop swimming pool (Fitness centre is closed)
- Following the directives of The Government of HKSAR, health club, sauna and treatment rooms are closed until further notice. Meanwhile, The Langham Club is open from 11:00am to 11:00pm daily to serve afternoon tea and evening cocktails with snacks; breakfast will be served at Palm Court.
The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 – 2375 1133