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Editor's review: V Causeway Bay²

V Causeway Bay

With The V Group’s many locations throughout the city, I visited the award-winning V Causeway Bay². With 20 designer one- and two-bedroom apartments, the apartment can be found nestled away at the back of Tung Lo Wan Road in Causeway Bay.

Designed to meet the needs of the modern traveler, I’m here to see for myself. When I arrive, the lobby greets me with a wave of coolness and chic; a luxurious feel, but still keeping it simple. Thankful for the air-conditioning, I grab my key and head up to my apartment on the 17th floor. When the lift opens, I notice it’s the only flat on this level - a great sign for privacy and noise.

The door at first is my foe, after fumbling around with the electronic key and odd-shaped doorknob, I’m in my room. The Magic Two is the room I’m staying in tonight. The views outside from the moment I walk in are amazing. Facing southward, out towards greenery, low-lying buildings below, and onwards up the mountains.


V Causeway Bay


V Causeway Bay

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Taking it all in for a second I close the door, and quickly forgive it for defeating me. It’s a work of art in itself, when closed it creates an elaborate wall feature with two lights, a space for a quick grab-your-keys-and-go bench – all of which are highlighted by the quirky pattern of the door itself. The wall feature goes with the room, which I would describe as a mixture of contemporary meets gothic, meets Parisian fantasy. My eyes don’t know where to look first - from the charcoal tones, to bright pinks, it’s a lot to take in. Not only is there a small balcony to admire that view, there’s a pink-coloured window bench seat as well.


V Causeway Bay

Splitting up the apartment with a clever use of space is a wall featuring storage and a TV unit on either side. One for the living room and on the other side one for the bedroom. Doors and partitions work to create privacy and turn this apartment from what feels like an open studio into a two-bedroom living space. The kitchen is as practical of a Hong Kong kitchen as you’d expect. Apart from gas cooking, it may not have all the fancy bells and whistles, but there’s plenty of space and appliances to cook a good meal and enjoy a feast at the dining table.

In the evening, I’m almost too comfortable on the couch to make it to the bed. Making it to the main bedroom, I have a great night’s sleep on the large bed with hotel-standard linens while also knowing there’s a 24-hour security service. As well as housekeeping, towel and linen changing services, the apartments come with use of the gym facility, Wi-Fi and an in-room washer and dryer. Other than that, I think this apartment had me at the pink window seat. 

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