November 12, 2017
Disney Explorer’s Lodge in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is always a favorite quick getaway for Filipinos. On our last family trip there, I thought it was nice to add the Disney experience to our usual Hong Kong eating and shopping trip. We went for my niece’s birthday and we stayed at The Disney Explorer’s Lodge, which is one of three hotels surrounding the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
The Hotel Lobby
Safari-looking vehicle Outside the Hotel. I don’t know if it works or if it’s just part of the decor hahaha
Rustic trunks serve as tables in the Hotel Lobby
The main attraction of staying at a Disney Hotel is of course, its close proximity to Disneyland, so don’t expect the hotel to have activities at every corner, but in true Disney fashion, they make sure you are happy and comfortable with the hotel experience too. As you will see below, everything was thought out for the enjoyment and convenience of both adults and kids.
The hotel rooms have the standards that adults look for, but are also made with kids in mind from the decor to the amenities:
A well-appointed room, but of course, with Disney decor! You can have your bed with or without a side rail
Robes for both big people and little people
Adult and kiddie slippers
Disney themed toiletry giveaways – not just cute, but a good quality brand, H20+, a favorite of mine
As long as its not the height of summer, it’s nice to stroll around the outdoor area. There is also a swimming pool which is great when it’s summer.
There are three restaurants to choose from, depending on what you’re in the mood for. The Chart Room Café is a casual self-service restaurant, where you can have breakfast and quick meals. You can try out The World of Color if you want something less casual, and prefer to be served. And for something more formal, you can dine at the Dragon Wind. They have both a casual section and a more formal section, so remember to ask for the more formal section if that’s what you’re looking for. I wasn’t expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by the excellent Chinese food at Dragon Wind.
The Chart Room Café
Mickey Waffles at the Chart Room Café
Goofy greeting guests at The World of Color restaurant
The formal section of Dragon Wind. They serve excellent Chinese food
Courtyard outside Dragon Wind Restaurant
Character surprise at Dragon Wind restaurant
A free shuttle bus takes you to Disneyland Resort, as well as the other Disney Hotels around the area. In one of the hotels, my niece had herself transformed into a Disney princess at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, just a few minutes ride away.
Free shuttle bus
Entrance of the HongKong Disneyland Resort
Mickey Mouse Tiramisu!
I don’t know about you, but I will never get tired of Disneyland! I’m glad there is one now where we can easily go to, unlike when we were kids when we had to go all the way to the US just to see it. Good thing too, that we even have three Disney Hotels to choose from when we go! Hope to try the other hotels next time!
For more information, check out their website https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/