We arrived in Hong Kong early in the morning after boarding a midnight flight with Cathay Pacific. Although the flight was pleasant and Minibun George slept the whole way, we were eager to check into the hotel to freshen up.
Sometimes I like to stay at uniquely designed boutiques hotels and having had a wonderful experience its equally savvy sister hotel, The Mira Hong Kong, we decided to try Mira Moon given that they offer a 24 hour check in service. The cab ride from Hong Kong International Airport to Mira Moon in Causeway Bay took a little more than half an hour on Saturday morning. Before we stopped at the hotel, the cab driver took a turn into an old residential area and my heart sank when I saw the entrance. It was anything but impressive and I say this in the most unsnobby way. There was no bellboy standing at the door waiting to take our luggage, instead, a pretty receptionist dressed in a traditional Chinese qipao came over to us (and awkwardly smiled when she saw our oversized luggage - never touched it). Never mind. I was attracted to the hotel because its décor is inspired by the Chinese fairytale of the Mood Goddess and her Jade Rabbit, so when I saw pictures of the rooms on the internet the Mira Moon was added to my list of places to stay straight away. Having said that, judging by what was in front of my eyes upon arrival I was not impressed.
We took the elevator up to the lobby only to find out that our room wasn’t ready and that we had to wait. Second strike and it had only been minutes since we set foot in the door. When we finally gained access to our room, the Half Moon Residence, I was a happy bunnie again. The room looked beautiful. It had ample natural light from its floor to ceiling windows and the traditional touch of wooden carving cabinets was sharply contrasted by the space age super-sized bed. Both the bathroom and the bedroom offered a partial view of Victoria Harbour and the view is especially beautiful at night when the harbour is glistening and neon-lights are dancing on the other side of the harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui. The bathroom is equally as gorgeous with a free standing bathtub and a walk in rain shower, but the highlight has to be the breathtaking wall of mosaic peonies.
You would be disappointed if you’re expecting five star services from this hotel, but if you like uniquely designed hotels like me, you might find Mira Moon to be a nice quaint place to stay.
Bunnies’ travel note:
Bunnies’ Room Number: 2303 – Half Moon Residence
Number of Rooms: 91
Perks that we loved: complimentary mini bar
Check-in/check-out times: 3pm - noon
What we paid: $650AUD for two nights
Mini Bun friendly: Provided with a comfortable cot for minimal charge but that was where it ended