When you enter Tuve Hotel you’ll start whispering immediately. It could be the nice smell (which I can still recall after 6 weeks of travelling, because the scent of this hotel is so good), the soothing music or the use of earthy materials such as concrete: but one thing is clear, you will immediately be in a calmer mood. You can call it a hotel with a meditative aura. And that’s quite special in a city as crowded as Hong Kong. Once you step out of the hotel you’re immediately in between the crowds. Not in Central or Sheung Wan, but close to Causeway Bay. A shopping area where you’ll find stores like Uniqlo and Muji – and the restaurant The Fat Pig by of chef Tom Aikens.


Inspiration for the hotel, and Swedish readers will probably already hear a bell ringing, comes from the beautiful lake Tuve in Sweden. Of course I asked if the owner is Swedish, but no, he comes from Hong Kong, but was inspired during a trip to Scandinavia. The beautiful concrete check-in desk (the biggest I’ve ever seen) is located on the first floor and there you will also find a small library where the books are color coordinated in black and white. The rooms are located in the rest of the building, two rooms per floor. All with views of the Hong Kong skyline dominated by skyscrapers. I stayed on the top floor in a Premier Room with the huge walk-in shower as an absolute highlight – you can easily fit ten people in. Furthermore, a very good bed, a Handy (phone with Internet which you can take with you in the city) and a desk to work on. The color palette is also minimal here: a lot of black, gray and white. A lovely place to call home during your time in Hong Kong. Oh and don’t forget to check out the restaurant on the ground floor behind the beautiful sliding doors – shared widely on social media as an ideal backdrop for a photo.


From 125 euros per night, tuve.hk






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