I was yawning incessantly as it was an hour before midnight. We entered the ground floor of Hotel SAV and headed to the second level for the reception area. Hues of red popped everywhere that stirred me up. And then I instantly noticed the sleek and classy white dress of the front desk officers with an assortment of pastel-colored shawls and belts; my eyes were fixed to the dress for a moment.
It was our first night in Hong Kong and an hour after arriving at Hong Kong International Airport we were dropped by the bus near our hotel and walked our way to the hotel. Hung Hom was a quiet area in the district of Kowloon which is mostly filled with residential buildings making it a legit Hong Kong community. It was almost midnight and the area seemed deserted.
Hotel SAV is a new lifestyle hotel brand that aims to create a unique hospitality experience for their guests. The hotel is quite unique with its color journey and personalized benefits that they offer to their guests.
It was Monday and the color for the day was red, so that explains the popping of red everywhere (Aqua blue was scheduled on a Saturday, too bad). After checking in I was asked to choose a postcard and apparently, the dominant color of the photo somewhat reflects your personality.
We settled immediately on our Deluxe Room (check rates). We didn’t have time to choose our theme color for the room so we're assigned on an orangey one.
The huge mirror on
the right wall was the first thing I noticed as we entered into our room. It opened up to an all-white finish space with splashes of orange throw
pillows on the bed. So clean and sleek.
|White, clean, fresh.|
A work station, still in white, rested on a wall with a contemporary chic chair ,a basket of fruits seated on top of it. The double-sized bed was fluffy and comfy. A flat-screen TV mounted on a wall. A self-controlled in-room mood lights were also installed on our bed’s headboard.
The room was airy with its high ceiling and full-length windows covered with curtains of soft material. An open wardrobe closet across it was filled with bath robes, in-room safe, coffee and tea-making facilities and mini fridge with complimentary drinks, yes, everything for free!
Aside from the complimentary use of their fast and reliable WiFi connection, they also have free smart phones for their guests. We used it as a portable 3G internet source when we toured around. Unlimited calls to Mainland China, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and U.S.A. are also enjoyed by the guests.
The en suite toilet and bath was complete with hot and cold shower, hairdryer and bathroom amenities from a well-known interntional brand.
Our room was clean, airy and perfect for relaxation.
We were really famished so we scouted the area for something to eat and spotted a roadside noodle place right in front of the hotel that serves Tsing Tao. So there we were. At one in the morning, laughing and chatting while downing bowls of noodles and huge bottles of Tsing Tao Beer.
I woke up feeling great. I slowly rose and walked toward the window where I pushed aside the light drapes; the light from the morning sun gently caressing my face. The quiet neighborhood of Hum Hong last night transformed into a busy urban battlefield.
We headed straight to the in-house restaurant of Hotel SAV for breakfast. Palette serves complimentary buffet breakfast for its in-house guests. The buffet spread was filled local and international breakfast favorites. I had a simple brekkie of bacons, eggs and pancakes with overflowing syrup plus coffee. The vibe here was very lively. Perfect for the start of the day.
We thought of visiting a nearby temple near the hotel but someone suggested for us to check out The Sonic Garden at the fifth level. The place was quite intriguing so we went to see it.
And we’re so in love with it. The space was filled with a game room, bar, lounging areas and a spacious garden which is perfect for events or plain chilling out sesh. I’m sure that if we've discovered this place earlier then we could’ve spent our first ever beer night here.
More than its good location, cool uniforms and color theme that echoes throughout the hotel, what’s remarkable was the excellent service that every staff provides to the guests. There was this time when I was baffled while looking on a map when someone assisted me and even helped me out on plotting our routes. It may be overlooked sometimes but service makes all the difference. And I will be staying here again, hopefully soon.
Hotel SAV – Hong Kong (book online)
83 Wuhu Street, Hunghom,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact Number: (+852) 2275.8888