Hong Kong and Singapore has just announced the possibility of setting up a travel bubble between the two cities. Everyone in Patnotebook.com knows how much love I have for the city (I know..). So I am terribly excited to be back in the city.
And for this hotel, I have just uploaded a video on my YouTube Channel. Do watch it, like it and subscribe ok. Please. Ha.
I was staying at the excellent Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour at North Point on my last trip back in Jan 2020 (before the covid issue got really bad). As usual, I was there for food, for prayers (here and here) and more. I simply love the city. And I love this hotel too.
The hotel is at North Point. While this is not exactly a tourist point (you know TST, Kowloon, Central etc), but it is in a charming part of Hong Kong which reminds you of all the TVB shows. And the MTR brings you easily from downtown to North Point. And oh the food is also great in this area. I wrote this blog post on the 利強記北角雞蛋仔 Lee Keung Kee shop at North Point which was really close to the hotel. But there are so many little food stores here !
And even an old fashion Chinese Theatre.
The hotel itself is sitting at the Harbour North Shopping Mall so you can be sure of enough shopping (if you are a modern mall person).
North Point and Ding Ding Tram
Of course North Point is also where the famous Hong Kong Ding Ding Tram ends. If you have time, I strongly suggest a tram ride from somewhere in Central and through the Chun Yeung Street 春秧街 in North Point. It is best taken during the day time and the experience of a tram ride through the market is really cool.
The Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Lobby
The lobby is pretty chill and cool. Quite different from the normal business like lobby of a Hyatt Hotel. I love the backdrop of the check in counters !
I am a Explorist with Hyatt and so I checked in the World Of Hyatt counter.
Birthday Celebration in the Room
We were in Hong Kong not just because we loved the city but also to celebrate my loved one’s birthday. So I arranged with the hotel for a surprise.
I already gave a surprise on SQ872 to her 🙂 Thanks to the excellent crew the day on SQ872. I miss our country’s excellent Singapore Airlines !!
Brilliant work by the brilliant hotel !! There was also a bottle of champagne and a birthday cake !!
The View…. oh the View
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour is at the North Point of Hong Kong. It faces the Victoria Harbour (albeit not the usual Central and Kowloon part). So the view is pretty good if you can grab a harbour view room.
Especially the all lights are off.. Romantic … 🙂
A bath tub is hard to come by in Hong Kong hotels but here’s one with a view. And a TV. You can spend hours inside.
King Bed Harbour View Deluxe
In order to get the Bath Tub, you need to be booking the 1 King Bed Harbour View Deluxe and not just the 1 King Bed Harbour View.
Another different room’s bath tub. I had two rooms for this trip.
Food Food Food
There are so many food stores (the cha chang ting kind !) in North Point as it is, after all, a local residential area. So you are NEVER EVER starved for food there ! Actually no one can ever run out of food choices in Hong Kong.
Steamboat anyone 🙂
Da Hong Pao Hotpot serves Steamboat and is just nearby 🙂
I was not able to get a taste of the famous Tung Po as it was closed during Chinese New Year but it is very very very near to the hotel ! Literally next door in the Java Road Market Hawker Centre.
And of course, once again, I missed out on Duck Shing Ho again as it is closed during CNY !!
Hotel Bus was very useful
(Due to Covid, this is temporary suspended)
It was also really useful during my stay in Jan 2020 to use the excellent hotel bus to and from the Hong Kong MTR Station.
And if you really need more shopping at a typical Hong Kong mall (where you can also watch a movie), then there is a hotel bus to the HUGE City Plaza at Taikoo !
I love this hotel. It is spacious and has a great view of the harbour. The neighbourhood and so much fun. With great food, authentic Hong Kong shops and a feeling of going back to the 80s and 90s Hong Kong.
Sometimes staying outside of the usual places like Central or Kowloon or Tsim Sha Tsui can be quite fun. Maybe I should try the Shatin Hyatt one day ! 🙂