Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In-Room Everything

We came to the realization that stay-cation in town is perhaps the closest thing we could do in place of travelling, so we went for a weekend “getaway” to the Four Seasons again. We were here at just around the same time last year, but what a year this has been since – to start, the beautiful swimming pool, sun deck and even the gym were off-limit this time because of the pandemic restriction. 

Never mind – we enjoyed almost as much staying in our room doing nothing and just imagined ourselves escaping from everything for 24 hours. We tried the harbor view room last time around so this time we passed up the offer to upgrade to a “better” view with a premium and stayed with the room facing the city (which they called the Peak View Room). I actually thought the city view was fine from the higher floor, and I got the witness the quieter side of Central when the night fell with nothing but the neon signs outside. 

Room was pretty standard to be honest with decent size but nothing you wouldn’t expect from hotels of the same caliber – probably the only thing that’s worth writing home about was the L’Occitane toiletries In the bathroom. Service was great – we checked in before lunch when there’s less people, and they delivered the key to us with the luggage sent to our room midway through our meal at Lung King Heen. 

And they tried to do everything they could to keep guests of all ages entertained despite the constraints. We went for the wine and cheese tasting session with food and drink delivered to us through room service and the tasting guide done through YouTube video – thought that was a fun in-room activity in the afternoon. We also enjoyed the thoughtful tray of goodies delivered to us by their marketing team - including my favorite hazelnut and chocolate doughnut balls by Chef Ringo! 

Our stay-cation room package came with dinner and breakfast both as in-room dining option. We opted for the western dinner menu with three courses, and the food was delivered right on the dot as we have requested. Food was on par with those served at The Lounge downstairs – I love my first course of scallop ceviche and the main of oven-roasted miso cod. Just couldn’t go wrong with that. 

Went with something different in the morning this time with the Japanese-style breakfast, served with steamed egg custard, grilled fish (salmon this time), congee, miso soup and juice. I love the comforting bowl of rice congee prepared with dashi with julienned carrots mixed in. Not a "breakfast in bed" person so just the table right by the bed may not be good for an Instagram post but was good enough for me in reality. 

And the weekend "away"went by just like that. 

Four Seasons Hong Kong: www.fourseasons.com/hongkong

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