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Suite Life: Hotel Indigo, Hong Kong Island

About the hotel

Hotel Indigo is a boutique brand run under the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG). Located in the historic and diverse neighbourhood of Wan Chai, the 138-room, six-suite hotel possesses a fresh and fashionable design that mirrors the culturally rich neighbourhood in which it is situated. Rather than a place to hang out, the Indigo seems a better fit for those who are busy exploring what the city has to offer and want somewhere fresh to unwind and recharge, with a drink in hand.

 

Unique features

The hotel features a fully stocked library with lots of great books and drinks available. All the rooms take on elements of Wan Chai, and a book about the neighbourhood was left for me in my room, which was a really nice touch. A smartphone was given to me on arrival, and extra features include a contemporary rooftop Skybar and an infinity pool with a glass bottom.

 

Dining

Café Post on the second floor offers an all day café menu, combining international tastes with local flavours. There’s an alfresco dining area that sits opposite the old Wan Chai Post Office. There was nothing particularly special or stand out, the food was quite generic and much the same as other five-star hotels.

 

Spa

The hotel does not have a spa.

 

Highlights

The styling of the hotel brings out the best of the area’s historic elements without losing any of the contemporary ambience. Aside from it being in a great location, the Hotel Indigo’s staff are also really helpful and very nice to deal with.

 

Could do better

Even though Hong Kong is a hot city, I still like a bath at the end of a long day. A spa would also do the hotel well to ensure guests can unwind after a sticky day in a hectic city.

 

Insider tip

The hotel is located on the original 1841 coastline of Queen’s Road East, and a lot of the history from this period remains in the buildings that inhabit the area.  Great sightseeing is right on your doorstep.

 

 

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