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My stay at Eaton HK was exceptional: stylish and intentional, with a refreshingly authentic take on east-meets-west. There were so many small details throughout our stay that elevated the Eaton HK well above others in the area – so in this post, I’m sharing my Eaton HK Hotel Hong Kong review.

Read on!

Disclosure: Please note this stay was partly sponsored. All opinions remain honest and my own. 

Eaton HK Hotel Review - Looking down at The Astor

Birds eye view of The Astor from above

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Eaton HK Hotel Review: Checking In & Artist Studio Room

Check in at the Eaton HK

The Eaton HK was the first place we headed to after landing in Hong Kong. Stepping off Nathan Road and into the neon-lit hotel felt like entering a scene from a Wong Kar Wai classic. Blending past and future, the hotel’s design and vibe effortlessly merged old soul with contemporary chic.

Check-in was smooth. We were handed two warm Vitasoy boxes of soybean milk to refresh us after the journey from the airport. The hotel’s hospitality extended to our Artist Studio room, where we entered the study and found charcoal slates topped with exotic fruits, Chinese sweets and a handwritten welcome message that made us feel right at home.

Artist Studio at the Eaton HK

Immediately I realised how spacious and well-designed the Artist Room is. In a city conscious about space, the thoughtful layout and tasteful decor of sweeping mahogany, large mirrors and windows made the space feel large and easy to manoeuvre around in. There were multiple wardrobe rails, two lounge areas in separate rooms, a television that spun 180 degrees, and a glowing minibar.

My favourite part of the room, apart from the comfy king bed and plush pillows, was the gorgeous bathroom with geometric tiling, speckled terrazzo countertops and brushed brass Kohler faucets. The toiletries from Grown Alchemist were lush, plus there were two sinks.

The study area was ideal for doing work in, as the long bench desk is not only huge, but press a button on the wall, and it’ll move up and down at your will, so you can adjust it to the ideal height for ergonomic bliss. In the study I was able to finish and send off a project, right on deadline.

Eaton HK Hotel Review: Quirky Creative Haven

Communal Spaces, Amenities and Ambiance at Eaton HK

The moment you enter Eaton HK, you cross a gorgeous wooden walkway that overlooks a grid of symmetrical hanging lanterns that glow above the tables of their food court, The Astor — a detail that makes you sit up and realise how considered every piece of design and art is in the hotel. Moving through to the lobby, mid-century modern furniture meets Asian sensibility with stone plinths, Japanese-style chairs and plush sofas.

On the top floor is a highly Instagrammable, pastel blue swimming pool replete with loungers, accessible from a cosy yet well-stocked gym. There’s also a coworking floor, which I didn’t spend any time in, but it looked inviting.

Foodies will be delighted to know that there are also multiple eateries within Eaton HK itself – not least, Yat Tung Teen, their award-winning and Michelin-rated dim sum restaurant. I didn’t have a chance to visit Yat Tung Teen, because I had to fly to Macau, but I’ve got the restaurant pinned for my next visit!

Location of the Eaton HK

The Eaton HK is conveniently and centrally located in Nathan Road – a great base for exploring. I’d compare it to Tottenham Court Road in London. It gets extremely busy in the day (and at night), so you’re thrown into the hustle and bustle straight away.

Enter the hotel, however, and you’re met with sudden calmness. The peaceful ambience holds a sense of old-school creative spirit that balances out the ultra modern, ad billboards and LED signs flashing outside on the street.

It’s a 5-minute walk to Jordan MTR, or a 15-minute walk to Mong Kok and Ladies Market. Jump on the MTR and be in Central in minutes.

Eaton HK Review - Breakfast at the Astor

The most aesthetically pleasing breakfast at The Astor, Eaton HK

Eaton HK Hotel Review: Food, Drinks & Breakfast

Breakfast at The Astor in Eaton HK

Breakfast at The Astor, Eaton HK’s iconic food court, will go down as one of the most aesthetically pleasing and dazzlingly diverse hotel breakfasts I’ve had in recent memory. Pastel-shaded plates topped with everything from siu mai and congee to hash browns and scrambled eggs sit prettily against dark wood tables and green tiles. The sheer variety of food they offer – to an excellent standard and flavour profile – is a testament to the level of intention and quality that is executed at the Eaton HK.

Also, its aesthetic blend of Wes Anderson meets old-school Hong Kong café meant I couldn’t resist taking multiple flatlay images on my iPhone.

I loved having wonton noodle soup for breakfast one day, replete with a choice of dim sum or congee, then switching it up to a western continental breakfast the next day. On the second day, custard buns (my favourite) made an appearance at the dim sum area. I indulged fate.

As well as sweet pineapples and fresh watermelon served up at the fruit counter, there’s also a fresh juice bar; the attentive and hospitable restaurant manager made sure we were given fresh orange-carrot-apple mixed juices every morning during our stay.

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Terrible Baby: Drinks Bar at Eaton HK

Drinks & Snacks at Terrible Baby Cocktail Bar

On our second night (which happened to be Valentine’s Day), we headed to the Eaton HK’s bar, Terrible Baby, to have some cocktails and snacks, nibbling on double truffle fries with truffle salt and mayo.

The next day, we got to sample an array of different drinks courtesy of the fabulous resident bar curator and mixologist Axel (@olivesandhops) who whipped us up unique drinks influenced by the Asian region, involving local ingredients including a Yuzu Bomb (which was so punchy and delicious), and a whisky-based number mixed with VLT Iced Lemon Tea. Another notable drink was ‘Thyme for Buko’, inspired by Filipino young green coconut.

Terrible Baby played great music – I had to keep Shazam-ing different tracks as they came on.

Terrible Baby is a bloody brilliant name for a bar, by the way. Derives from the French phrase, ‘L’enfant terrible’, and refers to a group of young, fearless, ambitious, passionate, and non-conformist creatives who take risks. Love and relate.

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Asian-inspired cocktails at Terrible Baby, Eaton HK

Eaton HK Hotel Review: Is it worth staying at Eaton HK?

Overall the Eaton HK is a tasteful hotel that made us feel plugged in to the creative zeitgeist of Hong Kong. We were well fed, looked after, and I loved the beautifully designed interiors and attention to detail.

Thanks for the hospitality, Eaton HK and team!

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Mel Legarda

Melissa Legarda is the founder of illumelation. She has worked as a travel blogger, creator and writer since 2015, and has collaborated with well-known brands worldwide. She has helped over 1,100+ students improve their travel photography skills since launching her creative courses. Her mission is to encourage and empower others to travel and create more. Find her on Instagram.