Tai O Heritage Hotel, Lantau Historic Boutique Hotel Opens

[20/03/12] 

One of the biggest Hong Kong tragedies is that its architectural heritage has been lost to modernity, so it's a real treat to announce the re-opening of the 110-year-old Tai O police stations as a boutique hotel. A government investment of HKD66.7 has turned the historic building into a nine suite destination overlooking the South China Sea and it's the type of place you'd expect to see Tintin running around the corner trying to evade capture.

We'd suggest taking a 20-minute guided tour of the Grade II building and then wandering through the local village which used to be the fishing epicentre of Hong Kong. Content with life you'll say to your missus, "we really should do this more often", and although you mean it sincerely, your sentiment will come to nothing. You can then retire to the Tai O Lookout, the hotel's rooftop restaurant, for a thoroughly underserved eating and drinking session.

Starting at HKD1,480 for the night (including breakfast), the rooms are decently priced and you can throw in little extras such as bottle of champagne. That said they do make a meal out of the bonuses, such as: "The special moment will be captured and put in a tailor-made photo frame." A photo's a photo's a photo. Nonetheless, the hotel is one of the few places you can visit for a weekend without leaving Hong Kong and that gets our vote.

Hedonistic heritage.


Related-Articles

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Secret Tour HK

Secret Tour HK runs secret tours around Hong Kong that aren’...

Win BKK Trip With Flight Centr…

The travel gurus at Flight Centre are offering a free holida...

City Chic by Shanghai Tang

Many of us plan to head up to Shanghai in the near future; f...

Hotel G

The Hottest Spot in Town Sometimes you need to get away fro...

SeatGuru

SeatGuru knows all about airplane seating Don’t you just ha...

Amanfayun

Where has all this modern technology really gotten us. We'r...

Flat-Club Holiday Site

We’ve featured a few holiday sites which promote peoples’ ho...

Genghis Khan Run

Tackle the Ultimate Man Mission We all come to a point in o...