Review: Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room

Review: Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room

 

This Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review of a Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room is from a recent Hong Kong trip that included Cathay Pacific First Class and luxury hotel stays in Vietnam. Visiting Hong Kong? See all our articles tagged Hong Kong.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is a Virtuoso hotel, so TravelSort Clients receive these benefits when booking a qualifying paid rate:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Location, Lobby and Check-In

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is located on the top floors of the International Commerce Centre skyscraper, which is the tallest building in Hong Kong and the 5th tallest in the world, by number of floors. 

Getting to it is easy from Hong Kong Airport, since Kowloon Station in the basement of the adjacent mall is served by the Airport Express train. In fact, it takes just 22 minutes between the Hong Kong Airport station and the Kowloon Station, although of course you need to allow ample time to walk to the Ritz-Carlton from the Kowloon Station.

Follow signs to the Ritz-Carlton hotel, and take one of the several escalators up, including this one by Givenchy:

Escalator Near Givenchy to Get to Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

 

This one near Bulgari:

ICC Escalator to Get to Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

 

You'll come to an entrance with the Ritz-Carlton signage, and then a further escalator up to the 9th floor arrival lounge:

Entrance to The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong from ICC

Escalator to Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong 9th Floor Arrival Lobby

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong 9th Floor Arrival Lobby

 

You then take an elevator all the way up to the 103rd Floor main lobby. It was somewhat busy when I arrived there, and this was the only place I encountered a surly employee, who insisted I should get in line, when actually I was just looking for the elevator bank that would take me to the Club Lounge level, where I knew I'd be able to check in faster. I found someone else who pointed me in the right direction.

103rd Floor Main Lobby, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review

Concierge Desk, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review

 

At the Club Lounge, I was warmly welcomed, invited to have a drink in the lounge while checking in, and assured that my carry-on luggage, which I'd hurriedly dropped off earlier in the afternoon prior to going to lunch, was already in my room.

 

Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong offers several room types:

  • Deluxe Room: 1 King or 2 Double beds. 540 square feet, city or partial mountain view
  • Deluxe Harbour Room: 1 King or 2 Double beds. 540 square feet, harbour view
  • Deluxe Victoria Harbour Room: 1 King or 2 Double beds. 540 square feet, harbour view, floors 106-112
  • Grand Harbour Room: 1 King, 700 square feet, harbour view, floors 111-112
  • Grand Victoria Harbour Room: 1 King, 700 square feet, panoramic views across Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, floors 106-112
The Club versions of the above rooms come with 1 King bed only. There are also suites that range from the 800 square feet Deluxe Suite to the 3930 square feet Ritz-Carlton Suite Victoria Harbour.
 
View from Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
My Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room was on the 117th floor, and was number 1178.
 
Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room 1178, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
You can see that these rooms have a corner orientation that offers a great panorama of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, which you can see in this photo and the video a bit further down. I loved the window seat in the corner; if my son had been with me he'd probably have claimed this as his reading nook.
 
View from Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
 
 
The entrance was residential in feeling, with a beautiful blue plate on the right:
 
Entrance, Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
On the left was the honor bar and mini bar, with an in-room Nespresso machine:
 
Nespresso Machine, Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room, Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
Welcome amenities included fresh apples and some tasty cookies:
 
Apples Amenity, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
Cookies, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
The King bed was comfortable and I slept well:
 
Review: Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room
 
 
The marble bathroom featured dual vanities with his and hers sinks:
 
Bathroom, Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
His and Hers Sinks, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
There was a rain shower and separate toilet chamber:
 
Rain Shower, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
And for guests who enjoy relaxing in the bath while watching TV, there was a TV embedded in the mirror by the soaking tub:
 
Soaking Tub and Mirror LCD TV, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
Bath products are Asprey's Purple Water collection, as at several other Ritz-Carlton hotels. I don't especially care for this line, so I used my L'Occitane bath products instead.
 
Asprey Purple Water Bath Products, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
I do like that the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, similarly to other luxury hotels in Asia, provides a comprehensive array of toiletries in case you've forgotten anything: dental kit, mouthwash, comb, hairbrush, etc.
 
Toiletries, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review
 
 
Here's a video tour of my Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room:

 

Swimming Pool

The indoor swimming pool is located on Floor 118. It has great views, and is a good size for an indoor pool, although it was quite busy with individuals and families when I took a look at it in the early evening. 

Swimming Pool, Floor 118, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review

Infinity Pool, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review

 

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Lounge

I'll review the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Lounge, located on the 116th floor, and its food and beverage offerings in a future post.

Club Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Review

 

The Verdict

I loved the view from my Club Grand Victoria Harbour Room, and highly recommend this room type. Don't wait until the last minute to reserve it however–there are only 6 of this room type at the Club level, and only 4 of this room type that are not Club level. Apart from the views, the room was very comfortable and spacious, at 700 square feet, and had all the luxury hotel touches you'd expect: soaking tub with mirror embedded LCD TV, rain shower, separate toilet chamber, dual his and hers sinks, in-room Nespresso machine, 400 thread count linens, bathrobes, slippers, etc.

What really made the experience, however, was Club Lounge access. This being Hong Kong, with steep luxury hotel competition from the Four Seasons Hong Kong, The Upper House, The Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental and others, the Club Lounge offerings and service are better than you'll find at typical U.S. Ritz-Carlton hotels.

If you've stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, what was your experience?

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Disclosure: I used Ritz Rewards points for my stay, and was graciously upgraded to Club Level by the hotel. The views expressed in this post are my own.

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