Review: The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong

My parents had planned to go on a little getaway during Christmas to The Beas River Chalet Hong Kong. While it definitely wasn’t the first time I’ve stayed (you can check out my previous reviews here and here), I was excited to revisit the property, as I do like it quite a bit. With a new camera and a sizeable year and a half since my last stay, I did think it was due for a revisit on the blog. The chalet retails at around HK$600-HK$1000, and it was about HK$800 for us as we were members of the Beas River Country Club and staying during peak season.

We pulled into the chalet at around 1 PM, and checked in at The Levade, which is the clubhouse’s shop and chalet lobby. The person at the counter gladly checked us in, which was a quick process.

img_4817Beas River Chalet Hong Kong LEVADE

We then exited the LEVADE and headed towards the rooms. While we could’ve gone through the back door, my dad had a car to drive over, so we exited through the main doors, where there was an entryway as well as parking space.

img_4820Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Entryway

It was a short sub-five minute walk over to the chalet grounds. While I’ve visited before, I do think it’s worth pointing out how stunning the chalet looks. It’s essentially what you’d find in a laid-back country club in America, except it’s streamlined to feel like it’s in Hong Kong at the same time. It manages to feel sterile, upmarket and laid-back all in the same process.

img_4823Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Exterior

We were assigned rooms 27 and 28, which were on the first floor. We found our rooms swiftly and used our key cards to get in.

Beas River Chalet Hong Kong
Check-in: Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Room Type: Standard Twin
Room Number: 27
Stay duration: 1 night
Check-out: Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The room featured a very sterile entryway, which led straight into the room and right into the bathrooms.

img_4826
Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Entryway

img_4827Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Entryway

The room itself featured warm tones. I know it looks sterile in the below picture, but it does have bright colours. It featured two comfortable beds, a chaise longue, a desk and chair, and a flatscreen TV.

img_4824Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room

Behind the beds were pictures of the clubhouse/chalet in its history, which I appreciate.

img_4836Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Beds

img_4825Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Flatscreen TV

The chaise longue was comfortable, though not as comfortable as the ones they provide in rooms with double beds.

img_4837Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Chaise Longue

One thing I particularly love about these rooms is that the desk and chair faces away from the room. This way, no matter what I’m doing, at least I have a little privacy (not that anything I’m doing requires privacy, but I’m not usually comfortable with everyone being able to look at my screen at least I’m watching a movie with someone).

img_4838Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Desk and Chair

I also loved that the room now featured USB charging, which I don’t think was a common feature back in July 2015 (it certainly wasn’t, since we got the same rooms).

img_4839Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room USB Charging

There were also standard power ports – no universal power ports, unfortunately, but for us Hong Kong-ers it wasn’t a big concern.

img_4840Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Power Ports

The bathrooms at The Beas River Chalet have always had my heart, since they feature a lot of space. They’re also really nicely decorated, and both the enclosed shower and toilet are pretty big in size.

img_4831Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Bathroom

There’s a luggage rack, which I actually appreciate, as it can make the room feel cluttered sometimes. The door to the bathroom is also huge, which makes this setup an easy one.

img_4828Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Bathroom Luggage Rack

img_4830Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Bathroom Sink

img_4829Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Bathroom Toilet

The shower room itself is massive, and the water pressure is consistently great.

img_4832Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Bathroom Shower

img_4833Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Bathroom Shower

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Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Bathroom Shower

The bathroom featured Muguet D’Ogive amenities, which I hadn’t heard of prior to staying here for the first time. They’re decent, though not great.

img_4835Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Bathroom Toiletries

In terms of the views, there isn’t much to see, not that you’d expect to have any views when staying one storey above ground.

img_4841Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room View

By the side of the room was a bottle of wine, complimentary water as well as complimentary fruit.

img_4842Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Wine

img_4843Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Complimentary Fruit and Water

I had a look at the minibar, which was well-stocked. Unfortunately, items in a minibar normally come with astronomical prices, and these drinks were no exception.

img_4844Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Standard Twin Room Minibar

Overall I thought the room was very nicely appointed, as I had previously expressed. I’m a fan of the light, professional tones in the room, and the wood finishes that provide an almost equestrian feel. While there were quite a few complimentary amenities, we never touched anything other than the water (apples lying around…ew), though I do appreciate that there’s the option.

The chalet features an adjacent food court, which was serving up a few specialty dishes. I had the lobster ramen for dinner and a fried sea bass for breakfast. The lobster ramen was fine, and I liked the lobster (the soup that came with it was a little salty, though).

img_4848Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Dinner Lobster Ramen

The fried sea bass was nothing like I was expecting, but still tasted fine, I guess. I wonder what I was doing ordering fried sea bass at the Chinese counter.

img_4849Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Fried Sea Bass with Soy Sauce

img_4851Beas River Chalet Hong Kong Fried Sea Bass with Soy Sauce

In terms of amenities, there’s a great bicycle trail and a few courts where you can play tennis, badminton, etc., so think of this as a recreational center.

Bottom Line

The Beas River Chalet is a great getaway option that I’d suggest for anyone living in Hong Kong or anyone that’s staying in Hong Kong for more than a couple of weeks. It’s a nice change of pace, and the decor in the hotel is great. That said, it is rather removed, and there’s not much to do in the vicinity, so I wouldn’t recommend staying here for more than a night.

Still, I love this place and would return in a heartbeat.

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