Behind a striking concrete and hard solid facade on Granville Road, off Hong Kong’s bustling Nathan Road, Soravit on Granville emerges as a tangible celebration of the neighborhood’s multiculturalism, with the first Thai-themed boutique design concept that caters for the location’s best target travelers. mylifestylenews writes.
To some travelers, staying in a luxury hotel is not a necessity but to opt for some basic essentials and providing them a place to sleep, pack and go in no fuss and no muss. The opening of Soravit on Granville in Kowloon, Hong Kong is best fit into this category offering the easy-come-easy-go travelers.
The hotel is the new addition to the Soravit Hotels Group, founded and conceptualized by Alexander Fu (Vice Chairman and CEO), Soravit on Granville is designed by the renowned Oval Partnership. Offering 76 rooms and suites featuring custom-made Thai silk linens and traditional Thai wood furniture that makes this boutique hotel in Hong Kong differ from others.
Locating the Soravit on Granville is not difficult. Nestled along the bustling Granville street in Tsim Sha Tsui that is filled with ground level shop lots offering endless fashion retails, cosmetics, pharmacies shopping, local snacks & eateries, restaurants, as well as trendy shopping malls, cinemas, bars and other attractions are just a stones throw away. You can’t beat this location in Hong Kong to discover the local vibes and energy and do what the locals do in this fast-paced neighborhood.
Entering from the street level through a slim building by taking the lift up to the 3rd level will take you to the foyer for check-in. The small foyer is a mix of traditional Thai décor where the other side of the floor area brought it lights from the big glass windows decorated with modern and contemporary furniture. A big contrast from its monotone nature interior, the minimalist style adds to the overall hotel ambiance a sense of life. Oil paintings on canvas are exhibited in the hotel paired with some selected ornaments sourced from Thailand and displayed around the main guest areas for a sense of Thai authenticity. Our arrival experience was pretty straight forward, with basic documentation registered and the key was handed to us.
Our 18sqm Superior on the 7th floor comes with a standard queen size bed, the room is narrow and yet cozy and decorated with traditional Thai-inspired wall painting that reflects oriental Asian’s inimitable design ethic and contemporary Orient style. The room amenities are basic and housekeeping need to pay more attention to the dusting, cleanliness and hygiene by cleaning the room with more thorough attention. Hairs, debris from the broken corners can easily be found in room, so walking barefoot on the non-carpeted floor wouldn’t be a good idea despite the thin layer of low-cost slippers that is provided. Stains are also found in and on the toilet seat which indeed does challenge your tolerance.
The view overlooking the claustrophobic Hong Kong didn’t interest us much, so is the room that wouldn’t even have space for us to open up our regular size suitcase.
The hotel is deliberately built and designed that caters for a specific market and clientele, what you pay for is what you’ll get. The hotel doesn’t serve any breakfast despite having a very arty restaurant with great character that caters only for lunch and dinner mainly for the walk-ins and office working class alike from the neighborhood. Despite the service is lacking of a personal touch and with limitations and constraints, the location provides travelers the ease of access to all major attractions in Hong Kong and that is for sure.
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated.