The Olympian Offers Something Rare In Hong Kong: SPACE.

Ultra spacious rooms and suites, accessible luxury made for families.

Why We Love This: The Olympian is, by far, our favorite stay in Hong Kong because of its enormous space in its rooms and suites. Refined luxury can be indulged with less than USD $250/night. It’s perfect for travelers looking to be away from city centers, in need of calm and tranquility.

Perfect For: Families, honeymooners, long-term staycationers, wellness lovers (people who need daily runs,) luxury seekers and business travelers.

The Story:

In Hong Kong, it’s rare for a traveler to stay in for the night. After all, the local food scene is nothing but electrifying therefore seductive. At The Olympian, however, becoming a hermit seems to be an effortless natural state. Why leave your suite when everything one would ever need is right at her fingertips? Let’s stride upon polished wooden floors and broad hallways that lead to a walking closet big enough for a mini cat walk. Heck, even the massive bathroom is made of shiny marble emanating minimalistic splendor. This luxury boutique hotel has risen the comfort level so exponentially high, thanks to two important factors: an ultra-attentive customer service and lots of space – a treasured commodity in Hong Kong.

Often known for shoebox studios, Hong Kong hotels are considered lavish when designers do very little to trick out compact space. No tricks needed for The Olympian’s 32 rooms and suites though, each contains floor to exceedingly high ceiling windows that welcome warmth with natural light. Even in its smallest rooms at 462 sq ft – 538 sq ft (43m² – 50m²,) there’s more than enough capacity for an entire family with children.

As part of Sino Hotels, The Olympian opened its elegant doors in March 2016. Categorized as a boutique luxury hotel, the entire experience oozes an outstanding five-star gratification. Even without a hotel restaurant, The Olympian provides an outstanding 24-hour room service. Anything and everything desired is a phone call away, arriving within a minute. Mainly a residential luxury apartment building, the hotel takes over the first floor, along with a Guest Lounge offering endless snacks and drinks to consume.

For those who crave to be in the mix of a city’s hustle and bustle, The Olympian might sit on the quieter side. The neighborhood of Tai Kok Tsui 大角嘴 is fairly residential, while the hotel’s nearest metro Olympia requires a quick 10-minute walk. Situated by the water, Tai Kok Tsui was home to The Cosmopolitan Dock and oil depots. This former industrial area has recently been revitalized by high-rise buildings and luxury apartments with more trendy bars and restaurants to come.

The Olympian is particularly forward-thinking in its approach especially regarding sustainability. By the end of 2018, Sino Hotels ceased use of plastic bottled water in all properties. At The Olympian, water in every room is served in a large glass vase rather than in plastic bottles – the latter being the norm in most hotels. If you need more, the housekeeping staff literally brings another vase within a minute. Next to the vase is an articulate note regarding eco-friendliness and sustainability. A gesture not only leading the way, but much appreciated.

It is pure joy, and a luxury to experience The Olympian. A bit of calmness in a busy global metropolis appears quite hard to grasp, though it’s not only a possibility but a reality at this home away from home. A helpful and friendly staff isn’t just a bonus but a true delight, elevating a few nights at The Olympian into a favorite recommendation in Hong Kong.

The Experience:

The Waterfront View: One of the best things about the rooms and suites are the waterfront view of Hong Kong’s gorgeous Victoria Harbour. Many suites have access to spacious decks where guests can gaze at the harbor skyline in tranquility, in a tree-lined promenade.

The Space: Because size matters! If anyone knows anything about Hong Kong is that space is hard to come by. At the Olympian Hotel, however, each of the 32 rooms come with enormous space, ideal for families or travelers who aren’t accustomed to shoebox-sized rooms. Even the walking closet is big enough to put a single bed inside, not to mention the high ceiling that creates a sense of heightened sphere.

The Guest Lounge: Since parts of The Olympian are private homes of locals, there’s the added bonus of a Guest Lounge which hotel guests can also enjoy all day long. Not only is the complimentary breakfast served here, the lounge models after an airline’s executive lounge where you can read a book, stock up on snacks and grab a drink throughout the day.

Guest Lounge.
Guest Lounge. Photo: The Olympian

The Rooms:

Deluxe Olympian Room: At 43m² – 50m², you’ll be coming back to a suite with a king-size bed adorned with Egyptian cotton linen. The floor-to-ceiling window gives the entire space tremendous natural light. Considered the smallest room of all the 32 suites, the Deluxe Olympian exudes opulence compared to most luxury hotel rooms in Hong Kong.

Grand Harbour View Room: With 60m² – 66m², these suites have the magnificent view coveted by even Hong Kongers themselves. Gazing at the celebrated Victoria Harbour at every waking hour makes the entire trip worthwhile. The suite embodies coziness that’s fitting for an entire family with enormous space and modern amenities. There are 11 of these rooms, make sure to specify during reservation.

Olympian Suite: Offering the most lush experience at 66m² – 75m², Olympian Suites are the granddaddy of all suites with the panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour, and separate areas for: living, dining and sleeping rooms. There are seven Olympian Suites in the hotel, each designed with wood flooring and enhanced with Chinese art and decor.

The Extra Good Stuff:

The Jogging Map: In addition to a well-equipped 24-hour gym, The Olympian also provides a “Jogging Map” for travelers who need their daily outdoor workouts. Due to its location away from the usual Hong Kong skyscrapers, guests can run for 1.2 km (20 minutes) alongside one of the waterfront promenades or on Hoi Fai Road. Circling around Imperial Cullinan and The Long Beach, a runner is discovering a different part of Hong Kong while completing a fantastic workout.

The Rolls Royce: Arriving at an event or touring Hong Kong in absolute luxury can easily be done by arranging a Rolls Royce with the hotel staff.

Rolls Royce available.
Rolls Royce available. Photo: The Olympian

The Complimentary:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • 55-inch LED TV with interactive IPTV.
  • Free-to-use smartphone with free IDD calls to selected countries and local mobile data.
  • Bath tub and separate shower cubicle with rain shower.
  • Coffee and tea-making facilities.
  • Pantry with microwave, fridge, minibar.
  • In-room safe.
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Free-to-use glass water bottle for refilling certified filtered water.
  • 24-hour access to fitness center.
Wendy Hung

CEO, FOUNDER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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