I was recently invited by pentahotel to try their newly launched “break-cation”.  A staycation during one of the craziest months in the fashion calendar?  Yes please!  But it’s in the San Po Kong/Diamond Hill area…hmmm…I was intrigued.

Pentahotel describes itself as the “un-hotel”.  After I was dropped off by Uber, I could see why they have coined this term.  Upon arrival, the hotel signage mimics an old cinema, and there is an open pizza oven with a casual dining area.  All the  friendly staff wear jeans.

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There is no sign of a reception until you go up the escalator, and even then, it is more of a cafe/bar lounge than lobby and reception.  There are games room areas in which to play table football, Wii, pool, have a drink or listen to music.

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Elizabeth wears: beaded jumper by Manish Arora at Joyce; pleated skirt by JW Anderson at Joyce; shoes by MSGM.

Guestrooms are classed into penta rooms or pentaplus rooms; the only difference between the two is the view.  The rooms are small but very well appointed and comfortable.

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(Above photo courtesy of pentahotel)

A lot of thought has gone into the branding; it is quirky yet slick and contemporary.  I particularly liked their travel case gift bag and menus…

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Pentaplus rooms have a mountain view…

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The “un-hotelness” extends to the no frills minibar which is kept empty for your own use.  Those in need of a tipple or snack can get one from the vending machine.

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Rooms feature black and white prints of Hong Kong city scenes. The nod to Hong Kong heritage and culture is consistent throughout the hotel with humorous wall murals and the dai pai dong style restaurant.

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  Elizabeth wears: dress by Sacai at Joyce; fur slippers by Monki; sunglasses by Celine.

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(Above photo courtesy of pentahotel)

One of my favourite traditional Hong Kong comfort foods – fresh egg waffles!

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…and red bean ice!

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The break-cation package includes a round trip pentamini ride to your choice of either Nan Lian Garden, Kowloon Walled City or Kowloon City restaurants.  Iris the marketing director recommended the Nan Lian Garden as a local must see and I was glad I took her advice to discover this tranquil corner of Hong Kong.

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Elizabeth wears: denim dungarees from Monki; plimsolls from ASOS; sunglasses from Celine.

Thank you to pentahotel for having me!

For further information about the pentahotel break-cation, click here.

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