Hotel Name: mini hotel Central
Address: 38 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong Central, Hong Kong, China.
As the name would suggest the Mini Hotel Central is a mini hotel that is centrally located in Hong Kong (in Central, which is as central as it gets). The hotel is a modern design hotel, or budget boutique hotel might be another way to describe it. The building appears to be in an old office block that has been converted into a hotel. It is on Ice House Street next door the the Foreign Correspondents Club.
Upon entering you can tell straight away that thought has been put into making this hotel stand out from regular three-star hotels. The foyer has an eclectic collection of chairs of different sizes and eras.
The hallway on my floor was lined with artistic photos from around the world and the carpet was a stripy animal pattern.
Now getting to the “mini” part of the Mini Hotel, the rooms are indeed mini sized. I was aware of this when I booked but it appears that some reviewers on the big booking sites weren’t expecting this. Having travelled to Hong Kong many times I am familiar with how much of a premium floor space is in this city.
I loved how they made the use of the limited space, with a bed high enough off the floor to easily fit a big bag or suitcase. The bed was a good width for a single, but it was only about 6 feet in length, which I know because I am 6’1″, and my feet were hanging over. There was half a wall at the end of the bed, which is where the TV was mounted, so fortunately there nothing on the other half so I could lie straight.
What sets this hotel apart from the mini-roomed hotels I’ve stayed at before is the big window. To make the most of the window view and natural light the room has been designed with the bathroom being in a glass box.
The bathroom was well laid out and didn’t feel too small. I like how there was a big ledge to put things on in front of the sink. The sink was unnecessarily small though and there was no mirror in the bathroom. The hot water was nearly instant and very hot.
There was a good wifi signal in my room and once I logged in that was it. I was able to use the same wifi in the foyer as well.
I enjoyed sitting in the foyer to read and have a coffee from the coffee machine. There is a vending machine that dispenses coffee pods.
As I mentioned the hotel is centrally located, being a close walk to Central MTR station and just around the corner from Wellington Street, which has lots of great cheap eateries and bars.
Overall I enjoyed my stay here and I would stay here again on another trip.