Wan Chai District’s skyscrapers rose into view as I parted the drapes inside our room. We quickly prepared coffee and tea and sat at the bay window for a few minutes, taking in the view, looking forward to our first full day in Hong Kong. It was a marvelous sight. I quickly whipped out my phone after finishing my coffee, snapped a photo and connected to the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi Internet. Instagram time.
|WALKING TO COSMO HOTEL AT WAN CHAI AREA. A TIP, BRING A BACKPACK INSTEAD.|
From the relative quiet of Hum Hong area in Kowloon, we transferred to Wan Chai to switch hotels. We wanted a much more happening place. And Wan Chai area, part of the larger Wan Chai District, fits the bill perfectly.
|COSMO HOTEL’S LOBBY, QUITE FUNKY, I MIGHT SAY|
Cosmo Hotel would be our 4-star lodging for the night. Located on the quieter parts of Queen’s Road East, it is near enough to the Wan Chai Market and Fleming Road for it to be interesting. A Muslim cemetery is also located just within its vicinity, although we were unable to explore it after our massive 12-hour walkathon around Hong Kong the day we checked in.
|LOVING THE COMBINATION OF COLORS|
Classified as a boutique hotel, Cosmo is surprisingly huge. It has a total of 142 rooms set on 23 floors. The design is modern chic; subtly-patterned walls, clean lines, pastel-colored modern furnishing. At the lobby, the restaurant is opened by a pivoted wall, something I’ve never seen before.
|NO ROOM NUMBERS ON THE DOORS, THEY’RE ON THE FLOOR INSTEAD|
|OUR EXECUTIVE ROOM|
|EN SUITE TOILET AND BATH|
We were booked at their Executive Room [CHECK RATES & AVAILABILITY], which was quite spacious for Hong Kong standards. It has a queen-sized bed, flatscreen cable TV, coffee-making facilities and an en suite toilet and bath (no bidet though, which seems to be the norm in Hong Kong).
|THE PATIO AT THE FIFTH FLOOR|
When not in our room, our hang out place is usually at the fifth floor open-aired lounge area dubbed as The Patio. It doesn’t have a swimming pool, but it does have a coffee machine and a fruit basket that magically gets refilled every time. This is where we plan our non-plans for the day.
|OUR FAVORITE COMPLIMENTARY SMARTPHONE|
The best part of staying at Cosmo Hotel, besides its great location, is the complimentary smartphone they loan out to visitors. Besides its 3G Internet connection, it has built in apps detailing places in Hong Kong. One can also place a call to nine different countries, free of charge (Philippines is not included though). What we usually do is we simply open its Internet connection and tether over our own phones to it and we’re ready to explore the streets of Hong Kong.
~ THANKS TO COSMO HOTEL FOR HOSTING OUR ONE-NIGHT STAY IN WAN CHAI
Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong
Address: 375-377 Queen’s Road East,
Wan Chai, Hongkong
Contact Number: (+852) 3552-8388
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GPS Coordinates Map: 22.274730, 114.178484