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W Hong Kong and one of the world’s highest rooftop pools

W Hong Kong

A day spent in a rooftop infinity pool and rooftop jacuzzi at the 76th floor, with sweeping city views:

W Hong Kong is luxurious hotels a luxurious 5-star hotel in Hong Kong, as with most of the W hotels around the globe. It’s located on the Kowloon side right next to the highest building in HK. When stepping inside the hotel you’re welcomed by the service minded and friendly staff. We got our room on an early check in and were treated with chocolate and drinks in the room when arriving. A nice and appreciated gesture by the hotel. When we had left our bags in the room, we changed to swim wear and took the elevator to the 76th floor to enjoy the rooftop swimming pool.

360-view of the terrace
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong

The rooftop pool:

When stepping out of the elevator on the 76th floor you are met by the staff from W Hong Kong, where you get a towel and sun lounger. We came here quite early and it was also windy this day, which meant that we had the whole terrace for ourselves. The rooftop pool is heated to 28 degrees Celsius and so is the jacuzzi. We swam here for a while and then headed directly to the jacuzzi. This must be one of the coolest Jacuzzis in the world. The sweeping views over the Hong Kong Island skyline are fantastic.

W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong

Food and Woobar:

We had planned a dinner on the rooftop in the evening. But is was to windy to eat up there, so we decided to book a table in the lobby restaurant called Woobar, on the 6th floor instead. The views from here are quite good as well. Maybe not as impressive as the one from the jacuzzi, but still very good. And the food and atmosphere at Woobar are very good. Live DJs, a loungy feeling, comfortable seats and nice food are some of the benefits down here. We tried some different bar bites such as classic dishes like Club Sandwich, Nachos, spring rolls, mozzarella balls and teriyaki salmon. To this, chines beers and water. We also tried some very cool signature cocktails. One Tequila cocktail served in a paprika, that was delicious (and strong).

W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong

Conclusion:

Only the rooftop pool and rooftop jacuzzi makes it worth staying at W Hong Kong. We can really recommend this hotel to everyone who’s going to Hong Kong or live in the city. And the pictures you take from the terrace will be spectacular and Instagram friendly.

W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong
W Hong Kong

// Hans Ebenman, The Rooftop Guide

2017-12-09

Premium steaks, delicious red wine and Aperol Spritz, to one of Hong Kong’s best views

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong

An afternoon at the famous Wooloomooloo Steakhouse and rooftop bar:

Wooloomooloo Hong Kong is famous both for it’s fantastic steaks and the spectacular city views. A combination of these two things is a sure thing if you like a perfect afternoon/evening. We decided to have a late lunch and some afternoon drinks here. The lunch is served in the restaurant (inside) on the 30th floor, with amazing city views of both Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon side.

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong

Lunch:

We arrived pretty late for being a lunch (around 1:45 PM) which meant that we almost had the whole restaurant for ourselves. It felt very luxurious and we also got a table in the corner of the restaurant, overlooking both the skyscrapers and Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island, and the skyline of the Kowloon side. During lunch they have a special lunch set menu, consisting in 3 dishes. Starter, main and dessert. But they also have the ala carte menu to choose from. And that’s where all the delicious steaks and signature meat dishes can be found.

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong

Food and wine:

For starters we ordered some plates to share. Carpaccio, tuna tartare and some Iberico ham. And for main dish, we all had some different steaks and meat from the a la carte menu. Or how about fillet mignon, Rib Eye and the signature Wooloomooloo steak. To this, some different sauces, fries, potato gratin, grilled asparagus and salads. And most importantly, a bottle of nice red wine (Malbec) from Argentina to rinse it all down with. Everything tasted superb! We can really recommend the food and wine here, if you are a meat lover. Be prepared to spend some money but it’s all worth it.

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong

The roof terrace and drinks

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360-view of the terrace

After the lunch we headed up to the terrace at the 31st floor. The view up here is amazing. One of the best in Hong Kong. If we were late for lunch time, we were early for Monday drinks on the terrace. The first hour, we had the whole rooftop for ourselves. As we were quite full after the 3-course lunch, we decided to get some Aperol Spritz and cigars. A perfect way to end a perfect lunch. The atmosphere up here is always superb. In the afternoon it’s more relaxed and during the evening a more lively vibe takes over.

Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse rooftop in Hong Kong

Conclusion:

Wooloomooloo Hong Kong is and will always be a favorite rooftop bar in the world for us. This place has it all!

// Hans Ebenman, The Rooftop Guide

2017-12-07

Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong and their two lovely rooftops

Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

Two days filled with swimming in a rooftop pool, drinks with a view and superb breakfast:

The Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay Hotel is a 5-star hotel, located in the area Wan Chai in the central parts of Hong Kong Island. From outside, the hotel doesn’t look much to the world. But well inside, you will be amazed how modern and fresh everything is. A tip, is to ask for a room on a high floor with views over Happy Valley. That will give you a fantastic city view right among the skyscrapers and Happy Valley.

Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

Rooftop pool and bar:

The first day here, we decided to try the rooftop pool located at the 28th floor. The water was quite cold, but the sweeping city views and luxurious terrace made you forget the cold water directly. Right by the swimming pool, there’s a rooftop bar serving snacks and drinks. We all had a round of Chinese beers and some snacks. It was super nice to just sit here drinking lunch beer while gasping out over the mighty skyscrapers. So nice that we ordered one more round of beers.

Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

Pavilion roof terrace:

Day two we wanted to try the terrace on the 27th floor called Pavilion. This rooftop is only available for the hotels guests, and works like a small roof garden with a relaxed and harmonious atmosphere. The views over Happy Valley, the skyscrapers and mountains are so beautiful from here. The opposite direction regarding the views, compared to the rooftop pool. Up here we ordered a bottle of Prosecco and some smaller bar bites like, mini burgers, nachos and chicken skewers. Everything tasted good and the service was spot on.

Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay - Hong KongSpherical Image - RICOH THETA
360-view of the terrace
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

Hotel, breakfast and gym:

The Crown Plaza Causeway Bay is a great hotel if you like to stay at a 5-star hotel without having to pay to much. The breakfast here is amazing. Fresh and with a good variety. If you like to keep on the healthy track, there’s a gym with breathtaking views, making forget that a workout can be hard. And if you place high value in a central location, you can’t find a much better place.

Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
Crowne Plaza Causeway Bay in Hong Kong

// Hans Ebenman, The Rooftop Guide

2017-12-05

Afternoon Tea at SEVVA rooftop bar in Hong Kong

Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar

Three hours of delicious food, cakes, tea and Champagne at the famous SEVVA rooftop bar:

No visit in Hong Kong without having some afternoon tea. And what better place to have it, than at maybe the most luxurious and fancy rooftop bar you can find throughout Honk Kong – SEVVA. When entering SEVVA you should be aware that a table reservation and minimum spend is necessary. Also make sure the wear some nice clothes, as shorts is not allowed up here.

360-view of the terrace

The terrace and atmosphere:

We had reserved the corner table at the end of the terrace between 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM to try the famous afternoon tea. The English culture in Hong Kong makes this a popular thing to do during the weekends. Well up on the terrace we were welcomed with a glass of Champagne gazing out over the Kowloon skyline and nearby skyscrapers. The view here is fantastic, as you get both mighty city views regarding skyline and closeness to the nearby skyscrapers. Not many rooftop bars in Hong Kong can offer this at the same time.

Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar

Afternoon tea set:

After the Champagne we ordered the tea set consisting in a various variety of different snacks and cakes. Check out the picture below, for the full tea set menu. My personal favorites were the Sandwich rolls, Mini Burger and Foie grass waffle. Lovely taste and it matched the tea and Champagne perfectly.

Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar

Conclusion:

The SEVVA afternoon tea is a perfect thing to do during the weekend in Hong Kong. At this time during the day, the terrace is no full and you can find your self a goof table without having to book it several days ahead. After 5:00 PM, the terrace starts to fill up with people coming for drinks and pre-party. This is also the best time for some spectacular photos, as the darkness falls, and the skyscrapers starts to light up in a colorful way. We can recommend the SEVVA afternoon tea to everybody who’s going to HK, if you want a luxurious and unusual rooftop experience.

Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar
Afternoon tea at Sevva rooftop bar

// Hans Ebenman, The Rooftop Guide

2017-12-04

Fancy dinner with a view at Above & Beyond at Hotel Icon in Hong Kong

Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant

To dine with a view in a luxurious environment is something many people loves to do. At Above & Beyond you can do this to the mighty skyline view of Hong Kong Island.

Our table was set at 8:00 PM and when we arrived at the 28th floor, we were met by stunning skyline views of the neon lit Hong Kong Island. The Hong Kong Island is probably the coolest and most impressive skyline in the whole world. A real pleasure to dine with this in front of our eyes.

Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant

Food and service:

The team at Above & Beyond had prepared a special set menu for “The Rooftop Guide” were we where about to try some of the signature dishes the kitchen has to offer. In total 6 dishes, 3 glasses of wine and some English tea. To begin with we were treated with a glass Champagne to the first to meals, after that a red wine from Italy for dish number 3 and 4, and to the dessert a sweet and tasty white wine.

The service food and wine were very good, but we must admit that the best thing about Above & Beyond was the spectacular view. You can never get tired of a view like this. We sat here for hours staring out over Hong Kong, while eating and laughing. A very nice dinner in a super cool and luxurious setting.

Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant
Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant
Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant
Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant
Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant
Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant

Rooftop pool at Hotel Icon:

Above & Beyond is located at the 28th floor of Hotel Icon. Hotel Icon is also equipped with a large and fancy rooftop swimming pool, only available for the hotel guests. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to try it out this time. But here’s some pictures and info about it. The rooftop pool is located at the 9th floor overlooking The Harbour and Hong Kong Island. A heated pool that are open all days between 6:00 AM – 9:30 PM for the inhouse guests.

Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant
Above & Beyond rooftop restaurant

// Hans Ebenman, The Rooftop Guide

2017-12-03

Friday night and party at CÉ LA VI Hong Kong

CE LA VI rooftop party

One of the best rooftop bars in Hong Kong if you like a great party vibe with sweeping city views:

Our first night in Hong Kong, we decided to celebrate at CÈ LA VI rooftop bar. CÈ LA VI is a superb rooftop bar located in the Central area of HK. We arrived here just before sunset, and took the elevator to the top floor to be meet by the stunning city views among the mighty skyscrapers of Central Hong Kong.

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360-view of the terrace

The terrace and atmosphere:

We had reserved the “Chairman’s table” which meant we got the best seats available on the terrace. A big and nice lounge area in the corner of the terrace overlooking the whole rooftop venue and with the city as a mighty backdrop. Firstly, we ordered a round of signature cocktails. They where all made to perfection. Actually, they were so tasty that we ordered 5 more.

CE LA VI rooftop party
CE LA VI rooftop party
CE LA VI rooftop party
CE LA VI rooftop party

Food and drinks:

At this time the roof terrace was packed with party people and the darkness had fallen over the city creating a magnificent and spectacular city view with all the lights and neon lights that sparks up the skyline. If the drinks were superb here, so was the food. We tried some different bar bites like sushi, spring rolls, chicken skewers, pork skewers and cheese. To this a round of Chinese beers.

CE LA VI rooftop party
CE LA VI rooftop party
CE LA VI rooftop party
CE LA VI rooftop party

Conclusion:

The atmosphere at CÈ LA VI is superb if you like a vibrant and party friendly environment. The live DJ plays nice tunes and the attentive stuff makes sure that you always have something in your glass. This is the perfect rooftop bar in Hong Kong, if you like to party with an amazing city view.

// Hans Ebenman, The Rooftop Guide

2017-12-01

Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch at Ozone, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch

An afternoon filled with Champagne, sunshine, delicious food and a festive atmosphere!

As always when visiting Hong Kong, the Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch at Ozone Rooftop bar, is the first thing we book in our rooftop schedule. For those who haven’t tried this brunch, it’s a must to do next time in HK. You will have a memory for life and one of your best and funniest days ever. 3-4 hours of free flow of Dom Perignon, delicious food in all varieties, sweeping views of Hong Kong from 480 meters altitude and fantastic service. Justin was the guy looking after us. And he did it in the best way a waiter can do. Fast, attentive and funny at the same time. A lot of cred to Justin for making our day superb.

Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch
Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch

Ozone at the Ritz Carlton is the worlds highest bar and rooftop bar. We where lucky to time in a sunny day, which gave us some fantastic photo opportunities and grand views. We arrived at noon and left just after 4:00 PM. Four hours of pure pleasure.

Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch
Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch
Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch

The food here is amazing and there’s something for everyone. Or how about sushi, sashimi, fresh seafood, Iberico ham, cheese in all it’s forms, burgers, BBQ, ribs, lobster, sauces, salmon, sausages, eggs benedict, a dessert table to die for and much more. We let the pictures speak for them self’s.


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If you like Champagne, this brunch is heaven! Free flow of ice cold Dom Perignon is amazing. We were also lucky to get the best table available at the terrace. In the left corner of the terrace overlooking the might skyline of Hong Kong Island and the skyscrapers of the Kowloon side. At an altitude of 480 meters, everything below feels small. We can recommend the Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch to everyone that will visit or live in Hong Kong. Book your table in advance and you will be in for a real treat.

Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch
Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch
Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch
Dom Perignon Sunday Brunch

// Hans Ebenman, The Rooftop Guide

2017-11-29

Review of Bar 360 in Budapest

Bar 360 Budapest

Hot temperature, refreshing drinks and sweeping city views

It was a scorching day in Budapest with its 40 degrees and radiant sunshine. In the middle of the city center, we visited this gem, Bar 360, just as the name describes, a 360-degree rooftop view of the whole city.

The Bar360 is a relaxed waterhole located up high with great city views. Here you can come in T-shirt or shirt, and the whole bar exudes an urban city environment with simple furnishings and yet with fresh features in color and material choices. Compared to other rooftop bars that attract a costlier clientele, this is more like your extended living room, where you can quickly drop by between the shopping, an “after work” or why not have a late breakfast.

Bar 360 Budapest
Bar 360 Budapest
Bar 360 Budapest

Food and drinks

The drinks at the Bar 360 were well-made, nothing extraordinary but tasty and reasonably priced. The food was also well-made and enjoyable, and we can highly recommend the local cheese Ewe Fully Grilled.

Bar 360 Budapest
Bar 360 Budapest
Bar 360 Budapest

Decor, toilets and conclusion

On the Bar360 you get sunshine from morning to night as no other houses are blocking the sun. But be aware, you should bring sunscreen since there are few places to hide from the sun. A little minus is the toilets that are too few and not very clean. 360 should make an effort to change this if they want to attract a clientele who might otherwise think that the urban style might have got too much foothold with the spartan toilets.

In conclusion, the Bar360 is a very good choice for those who want to have a drink in a more relaxed environment where the quality is still high. With excellent service and refreshing drinks, you will have a lovely day on the roof and with Instagram-friendly environmental images just around the corner.

Bar 360 Budapest
Bar 360 Budapest
Bar 360 Budapest

Bullet Points:

• Nice views
• Guaranteed sun
• Top Value
• Casual
• Drop in-safely
• A younger clientele
• Un-fresh toilets

// Olof and Carl, The Rooftop Guide

2017-11-10

Review of the High Note Sky Bar at Aria Hotel in Budapest

High Note Sky Bar

Two lovely evenings at one of the best rooftop bars in Budapest - High Note Sky Bar

The roof of the world-renowned Aria boutique hotel houses the High Note Sky Bar. The bar has a modern feeling with impressive furnishings and facilities. A large deck followed by two pilots makes High Note Sky Bar one of Europe's trendiest rooftops. Food and drinks are of very high quality, and of course, High Note is in a different price range than usual Budapest, but you definitely get what you pay for.

The venue is excellent for both drinks and food, but we would recommend a more casual way of eating then a traditional dinner due to the high amount of lounge furnitures instead of dining tables. And if the menu against presumption does not have your favorite drink, you name the drink, you get an "of course" back from the staff, and they will google the recipe, so you get what you want. In other words, the service is impeccable, and it is noted that Hotel Aria's excellent reputation has also spread to their restaurant business.

High Note Sky Bar
High Note Sky Bar
High Note Sky Bar
High Note Sky Bar
High Note Sky Bar

Amazing views over the city!

We were put on one of the pilots with stunning views of the 500-year-old church right next to us and also nice views over another part of Budapest. On the wing opposite of us, a couple celebrated their wedding with their closest 30 friends. The feeling of elegance and quality is combined with a trendy clientele and happy staff.

High Note Sky Bar
High Note Sky Bar
High Note Sky Bar

Food and drinks

The food at the High Note was modern and very well cooked and nicely presented. The beautiful courses were served one after another and brought the appetite to a peak before you got the food in your mouth, and we overwhelmed by it. In the menu, you will find everything from Beluga Caviar to simple finger foods like olives that enables all types of social meetings. The drinks were very well-made and also aesthetically appealing. They spent a lot of time on each drink, and they tasted delicious! We strongly recommend asking the staff to surprise you based on the tastes you prefer. They did a great job with us.

High Note Sky Bar
High Note Sky Bar
High Note Sky Bar

Profile pictures

High Note is a must for you Rooftop lovers! And you, if you are considering changing your profile picture on social media, be sure to bring the camera because this place is taking our pictures to new heights!

High Note Sky Bar
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Bullet Points:

• Stylish and modern
• Delightful staff
• Fantastic drinks
• Trendy audience
• A nice broad menu, delicious food but the environment is more lounge then dinner
• Expensive but high value
• Magical views
• Good location

// Olof and Carl, The Rooftop Guide

2017-11-09

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