When I started planning for my first trip to Hong Kong, I quickly realized how little I really knew about this amazing city. I was advised to stay in Kowloon, which I experienced as the most authentic part of Hong Kong. That is how we chose the excellent Pentahotel, in the heart of Kowloon. Kowloon is really a city to itself that looks much older than the development on Hong Kong island. I loved the small, busy streets, authentic shops and restaurants in Kowloon. It is obvious that all the development on the harbour front will make this area a new hotspot.
I loved coming back to the Pentahotel every night. It is a new building, with a modern atmosphere and very trendy design. But I loved touches like a very comfortable bed (still the most important thing in a hotel) and the Maxibar: the vending machine that offers way more than a minibar ever could, for much lower prices! The cleaning lady on our floor practically became a friend of the family, enthusiastically waving us goodbye every morning as she swept into our room to clean meticulously, leaving behind goodies like a small cute amenities bag filled with shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush and hand soap.
Make sure to ask for a room on a high floor, like we had, because the view over Kowloon is stunning in each direction. The gym has state of the art equipment which you’re going to need, because there is a pizza oven with its own enormous oven downstairs 😉 And in the summer, you can use the outdoor pool and do laps to get rid of the extra pepperoni.
Getting around the various parts of Hong Kong is extremely easy thanks to MTR, the excellent subway system that spans the entire city. From Hong Kong Island to the Pentahotel deep in Kowloon only took about 20 minutes, which is just amazing considering the distance you actually cover in that time.
I have to admit I didn’t see enough of the third part of Hong Kong, the so called New Territories, that lie further inland towards China but also include the other islands off the coast. I hope to be back soon and see more of Hong Kong, because there is so much to explore.
LOCATION // Pentahotel, Kowloon
27 thoughts on “The true Hong Kong experience at Pentahotel”
Well for us the next time we are in HK we will try to explore the islands instead!
So COOL! Love everything about this post my dearest :)))
Much love, Hadasah
Wow! This looks amazing!
Very lovely photos!
I bet you have an amazing time!
What a mega cool hotel!! Really authentic and modern! The food looks also really really good! Hope you had the best time! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com
Such a beautiful hotel.The decor is perfect and so are the pictures.Amazing.
What a great trip! I’ve been to Kowloon before when I was younger and really love all the markets and shopping. Definitely will have to go back and maybe like you said visit the New Territories! Hope your week is going well Merel glad to see a new post from all your traveling fun! 🙂 xo~ Lena
Looks like you had an awesome stay in Hong Kong. Great pics and what an amazing hotel. So glad you found this gem. Thank you for sharing.
You are so pretty my dear !! Love all of this pics and this amazing hotel room ❤
This looks like a fabulous hotel to stay in when traveling here. This looks so gorgeous! I love your photos 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/02/sparks-fly-oscar-worthy.html
Oh my goodness, this hotel looks like a dream! I bet the views from the higher floors are amazing because Hong Kong has a beautiful skyline. xx
The food looks so yummy. Beautiful photos x
Such a great hotel. I love the room and the food looks delicious!
Love your outfit! HK seems like a great place for a holiday! 🙂
The photos look very tempting! 🙂
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Looks like such a nice place to stay!
What a cool trip!! Happy Monday!
Oh I REALLY want to go to Hong Kong one day! This place looks just so different than the rest of the world. 🙂
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So beautiful hotel babe
What an amazing experience and awesome photos!
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Loved you natural movements in the photos! It’s a beautiful place indeed 🙂
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This hotel looks awesome ! Your photos are so stunning.
The hotel looks amazing! Love Hong Kong.
This hotel is so beautiful! The decor, the view, everything seems perfect!
I would love to visit Hong Kong, I believe it is an amazing place.
Great pics! You’re gorgeous.
I have never been to Hong Kong before, but it seems like a cool place to travel.
Comfy beds and vending machines with snacks sound great! And cool that the subway is near, and the maid sounds really nice
Such a gorgeous spot and that food looks amazing!
your photography is really beautiful xxx
It seems like you’ve had a blast. These photos are amazing.
Wow!! So amazing! Love the room, pretty pictures and views.