Mini Hotel Causeway Bay
A chic boutique hotel found in Causeway Bay just a few minutes away from the Causeway Bay Metro and surrounded by restaurants, quaint cafes and fashion shops. That’s mini hotel.
Often, when looking for accommodation I go for budget ones but mini- hotel provides a budget accommodation with a hint of some “luxury” at least for a budget traveler. Plus, location is a huge factor. I want to be able to go from my “home-away-from-home” to the different sites really quickly. Mini Hotel fits that description.
I fell in love with Mini Hotel the moment I walked in. The walls were decorated with vintage portraits, leading to the escalator which says go to B1 for check in. I thought, that was a treat. I was wrong, the reception/ lobby area was even better. I went picture crazy and I enjoyed the very creative design of the area. Mona Lisa plus the colorful Mao, chesterfield couches and more…. This was just very inviting to stay in and for Instagrammers like myself, all the areas were INSTAGRAM WORTHY.
Checking in was a breeze. The staff spoke excellent English and there were two of them always willing to assist the guests. It took less than 10 minutes to check-in despite the busy season. Besides, you can entertain yourself in the lobby while waiting to be checked in.
The staff had good command of English language which was important for me especially since they served as my point of information about how to get around Hong Kong from their hotel. Upon check in, I was given mineral water, which again was perfect since it was hot outside.
As the name implies, the room was “mini” but still leaving a bit of space for you to move around. I’ve had smaller accommodations in Hong Kong. I booked a double room on the 5th floor since it was the one with the balcony.
There was a small space in between the bed and the sliding door leading to the balcony, that’s where I kept my things. There was no space for me to unpack my bag so I had to keep my things inside my luggage but despite the “space constraints” Mini hotel does not disappoint.
I was provided with complimentary coffee and water and the room came with a hair dryer and an adaptor (I have a different plug from Hong Kong, so this came in really handy ).
There was also sufficient power supply ( power source ) for me to charge my phone and cameras and leave room for my friends’ gadgets too.
Luckily, I am small because I fit perfectly in the bathroom. It may be small but it does the job and it is enough for me. Plus, there is separation between toilet and shower ( I’ve had smaller bathrooms in Hong Kong) . They also provide shampoo , foot rug, face towels and towels.
Aside from having incredibly fast wifi, they also have rooms that come with a smart phone which you can use to get around the city. I never had to worry if I took a quick turn to check out some cool store in the corner and not find my way back, all I have to do is pin my location and google maps will direct me to it. What a handy thing to have while touring. Also, it gave ease in contacting my friend who was based in Hong Kong. I no longer needed to look for restaurants that provided free wifi just to call her and set a meeting, I can call her while I am on the go and we can plan things depending on where I am and how my day is progressing. Perfect! It just made me feel more at home.
Sights around the Area
There are a lot of stylish, fashion shops around the area plus restaurants catering to people with different budgets. There is enough for everyone to choose from. The horse racing is also just around the corner and there are several parks like Victoria Park to visit while killing time.
It is also easy to move from this area to popular attractions such as a bus ride ( 629) to Ocean Park from Times Square which is only 4 minutes walking from the hotel. If you have your eyes on Disneyland, then you just need to take 2 stops from the metro to central then change to the Tung Chung Line.
Mini hotel bridges the gap between travelers who are on a tight budget and those who can pay for a little more comfort. The rooms averages from Php 1900- 5000 for 2 people depending on the season but what you spend on accommodation you get more in terms of comfort and location. I even walked all the way to Star Street in Admiralty from the hotel and although google maps says 30 minutes, it was an easy stroll so I liked it.
All in all, mini hotel provides a comfortable accommodation for a good night’s sleep in a very accessible location. I am glad that I was able to stay in a chic boutique like this.
The Contact Details
Address: 8 Sun Wui Road, Causeway
Number: +852 3979 1199
Website : http://minihotel.hk/core