Eaton Hong Kong Hotel Review | The Beat Stays


The Beat Stays: Eaton HK, Cultural Hub for Chic Comfort in Heart of Kowloon

Having frequented the hotel’s art gallery space, Tomorrow Maybe, as well as their vibey, terraced cocktail bar Terrible Baby; The Beat Asia took the chance to spend a night at a single Eaton room up above at the Eaton HK hotel. Wedged between the bustling Kowloon epicentres of Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui, Eaton HK is a charming boutique gem that lies along the section of the ever-iconic Nathan Road in the district of Jordan.

Venue & Neighbourhood

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View from bedroom window

Eaton HK is just a few minutes' walk away from the Jordan MTR station and is well connected by a range of bus lines servicing routes into Kowloon and further beyond. Its views are bordered by the YMCA Hockey Field and King’s Park cluster on one end, and the vibrant grid of undulating buildings and neon signage on the other that’s waiting to be explored.

The surrounding neighbourhood is easily walkable, with the infamous Temple Street several blocks away, and the surrounding area spoiling visitors with myriad choices of international cuisines – with a lot of Chinese and Nepalese offerings in particular – the famed night market, and urban attractions unique to Hong Kong.

The Room

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Lined with warm hardwood furniture and complemented by dark jewel toned decals, tiling, and carpeting, the interiors expertly balance between an air of chic and coziness. A working corner, a desk shrouding an assortment of charging outlets and adapters, was topped with welcome snacks, placed beside a tall glass bottle of water – one of the first few indicators of the smart and simple ways the hotel incorporates waste-reduction into each stay.

As a solo staycationer, I had the bouncy double-bed all to myself. There was a Smart TV equipped with the modern-day survival tools of Netflix and YouTube, suffice to say, I took full advantage of the selection that evening to host my private movie marathon.

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Aside from the rotation of bare necessities at the minibar corner (pictured, right), I noticed a silver pail with a small pair of tongs at the back of the cabinet, which consisted of an ice bucket set. It was a detail that reminded me of the property’s history that surfaced as a quirky little feature. That night, I had poured myself a simple mixer over a tall glass of ice to go along with my movie marathon.

Aside from the digitized entertainment, there was tons to explore. Beside the minibar and safe cabinet there were some short books each themed according to different topics in arts and culture. This was a thread that ran along throughout the hotel experience, as Eaton HK has frequently been a space doubling as a proponent of independent artists and musicians, both local and international.

The books were available for purchase downstairs at the lobby (pictured, left), with other collectible works, zines, and some artist merchandise from past Tomorrow Maybe exhibitors also on offer.


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Seizing the last sunlight hours before heading off for an afternoon-cap in time for Terrible Baby’s happy hour, I headed up to the rooftop pool that shared its floor with the hotel gym. The pastel blues and pinks, simplistic blockish tiling, and pillars reminded me of a Hiroshi Nagai painting – still waters, bright colours, and a strangely nostalgic calm.

There were several sundecks that were unfortunately already claimed, so I set aside my poolside essentials on a lawn chair and took to the water and wind down on a pink flamingo floatie that was set aside for guests to use.


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The lower ground levels of Eaton HK also host a variety of eateries. I stopped by the Flower-Years Bar (pictured, bottom right) for my lunch time pit-stop, where I tucked into The Flower Years Signature Burger (HK$128) served with a simple salad and lightly salted fries. I exchanged a few words with the cashier who filled me in on the colourful range of craft brews they had on rotation, before pulling me a sample of their light signature Flower Years draft brew that refreshed with its citrus and floral notes.

Later in the evening, on top of enjoying my happy hour drink, I invited a friend over to join me for a light dinner of sharing plates at Terrible Baby (cocktail pictured, top right), followed by some of their fragrant shisha. While I've resigned to never acclimating to August's heat, the ice cold bevvys – the Lassi for Adults (HK$95) instantly becoming a new favourite of mine - and broadly sweeping electric fans helped accustom me to the outdoor terrace bar.

As part of the room package, I was privy to the breakfast buffet at The Astor (pictured, left), where I kicked off my morning. I grazed pastries, and filled up on the classic continental breakfast spread, and indulged in the deeply comforting Cantonese porridge station. The Asian delicacies truly stood out as my favourite section to load up my plate at.

Check-out Thoughts

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Drawing inspiration from deeply local elements and the artistically rich clientele it has fostered, Eaton HK has curated a space which presents a distinct and chic ambiance, all whilst successfully sticking to the hotel’s core operating values of environmental sustainability. The Eaton mission of community-building extends beyond frequenters or long-stay guests, but also extends to invite visitors to feel settled in through inclusive and truly helpful hospitality alongside quality cultural experiences.

Where: Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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