Review: Weekend with the Mosquitoes – The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong

Introduction
The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
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Thai Airways 609 A330-300 Business Class Hong Kong to Phuket
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Thai Airways Royal Orchid Business Class Lounge Phuket
Thai Airways 608 A330-300 Business Class Phuket to Hong Kong


Due to the Valentine’s Day promotion dinner the Beas River Chalet Hong Kong was offering, we decided to stay there for the weekend. The hotel is located on the outskirts of Hong Kong, and while it couldn’t be worse for a tourist looking for urban exploration, it’s a great place to just hang out, relax, and bike (in my opinion, the scenery from the biking trail is gorgeous).

I’ve actually reviewed the Beas River Chalet when I stayed there three months prior to this stay, so I’ll be focusing more on the suite tour and the changes made instead of the actual hotel.

Rates at Valentine’s Day were a little more expensive, at about HK$1000 per night.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Rate

After waving off a friend visiting her home in Jakarta, I arrived the hotel at sunset, and this time we checked in at LEVADE, the hotel’s shop.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong The Old Clubhouse exterior

While my dad checked us in, I checked out the food spread at the food court. It was pretty good, though everything was for a price. We took some drinks up to our room.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Food Court Afternoon Spread

The exterior of the chalet is classic and feels a little 1870s, and was in mint condition, so I loved it.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Exterior

We walked up the stairs, which we got the exact same room as we did last time (I think that the hotel only has two interconnecting rooms, though I’m not too sure).

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Stairway

The hallways are fresh, outdoors and feel kind of country club ish, perfectly relating to the chalet.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Hallways

The door signage is also made of horse hooves, in correlation to the Hong Kong Jockey club brand.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Door Signage

Beas River Chalet Hong Kong
Check-in: Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Room Type: Standard Twin
Room Number: 32
Stay duration: 1 night
Check-out: Sunday, February 15th, 2015

I’ve stayed in the exact same room before, so I won’t get into as many of the details.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room

The views, unfortunately, were a little boring without a wedding in progress.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room View

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Room View

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THe Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Room Bathroom

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Room Bathroom Shower

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Room Bathroom Toiletries

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Room Bathroom Toilet

My friends checked into the Beas River Suite, which, as the name suggests, is the hotel’s suite. As prices are generally low (I didn’t book due to the fact that there are only two of them, and both of them were booked), I was intrigued to check it out.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Entrance

The living room featured a sofa, some seating, flatscreen TV, a desk that faced the window and the same view as there was in our original room.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Living Room

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Living Room

There was a half bath by the entrance, which was pretty small but functional, not that many people would be using that bathroom.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Half Bathroom

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Half Bathroom

The half bathroom featured a shower, though it was much smaller than the standard full bathroom.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Half Bathroom Shower

Both bathrooms, like the standard room, featured Muguet D’Ogive amenities.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Toiletries

The bedroom featured a huge king bed (which easily could have fit five people), a chaise longue, another desk, and a flatscreen TV.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Bedroom

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Bedroom

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Bedroom

As if the suite wasn’t nice enough, the bathroom was even more impressive, featuring a tub, a massive separate walk-in shower, and a sink.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Bathroom Sink

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Bathroom

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Beas River Suite Bathroom Tub

Overall, both rooms were incredibly practical for a one night stay, and the latter sure had a great rate on its hands (which probably explains its lack of availability all the time).

Once again we had dinner at Horseshoe Grill, but I didn’t manage to take pictures of the food as it was pretty dark.

The second day we had breakfast at the food court, The Old Clubhouse. I really enjoyed my cheese omelet on my last stay, and while I also enjoyed the noodles I ordered this time, it kind of had the “packaged soup concentrate” broth, which I didn’t really like. I wouldn’t hesitate to eat it again, but there are better choices up on the menu.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Old Clubhouse Breakfast

We visited the pool, though it was closed and I only managed to take a few pictures of it.

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The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Pool

I had a commitment to do in the city, so we checked out early in the morning to get there quick.

Bottom line on the Beas River Chalet Hong Kong

The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong is a convenient, cheap and relaxing option for those, especially from inside the city, to spend a night in the Hong Kong countryside.

That said, I don’t think I’ll be writing reviews on the hotel unless I do stay at the Starlit camp, as service isn’t really existent throughout the hotel (except inside Horseshoe Grill, where the service is consistently great). The rooms are comfortable, the grounds are beautiful but the hotel is just so consistent due to the fact that it’s mostly self-serve.

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