We recently had a very good staycation at The Pottinger in Central. This is a boutique hotel located just next to the historic slab street (Pottinger Street) in between Stanley St. and Queen's Road Central. It is a nice place, categorically situated between our mid-range and luxury end hotels around the city.
Reservation was made through booking.com where we found the most affordable room rates. Email confirmation of booking was received immediately. We were well-received upon arrival, check-in was seamless and quick and we were in our room in just 5-6 minutes. There is luggage storage available if required. Hotel staff were very friendly throughout our stay.
The Pottinger has several restaurants and bar situated on the first 3 floors. Otherwise, you are in the heart of the city with hundreds of places to eat, coffee shops and bars situated in all directions from this central location. The Central MTR Station Exits C and D, are around 3-4 minutes walk away.
Our room was very nice, plenty of space for luggage and to move around. Expected features including flat-screen TV, stocked fridge, kettle, Espresso machine, working A/C, strong wifi, good lighting, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. There was a small round table with two seats and a sofa seat in front of the bed. Mattress was medium firmness and pillows just fine. We rested very well during our stay.
Bathroom was similarly very spacious, equipped with modern fixtures, bath robes and toiletries. Shower and two heads, traditional and rain shower. Both worked well. View from lower floor room was just the building across the street, nothing to be excited about. However, higher floor room views may be much better.
In the end, we enjoyed our stay at The Pottinger. This is a neat boutique with comfortable rooms that is offering very attractive room rates for Hongkongers during the pandemic. Something worth considering if you looking around and considering a staycation experience here in the city this summer.