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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hong Kong for Kids: Our Dorsett Wanchai Experience

It was only a few months back when we had our lovely holiday experience in Hong Kong. We had then stayed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, a lovely place located at the northern tip of Hong Kong island, near the world-famous Ocean Park. Most people have asked us why we chose Hong Kong as a destination for our kids given the island's reputation as more of a food and shopping paradise. We shared with them that there is actually more than meets the eye to this territory known affectionately as the "Pearl of the Orient". 
The view from Stanley, one of our favourite spots in the beautiful city of Hong Kong.
Rooms in Hong Kong are small, and we had a hard time looking for a place to stay that could meet the needs of our two very energetic children. We settled for the Cosmopolitan Hotel, given that it was one of the few hotels that had affordable prices for its Family Quad Room, a large room that could accommodate all four of us comfortably. We were pleasantly surprised when we received an email from the hotel, informing us that we had received a free room upgrade to its Ocean Park Family Suite. What excited us the most then was that the room had a mobile library for the kids - which meant that we did not have to lug around too many books for the children to read. Of course it was also decorated with an Ocean Park theme, a treat for our kids, both of whom are really fond of animals.
The kids were all ready to dive into their Ocean Park Family Suite experience!
A lovely reading corner for kids to snuggle up with a cosy book.
Contemplating where to go next in our adventures around the world!
Our kids really enjoyed ourselves in Hong Kong, and till today they are still talking about their trip there, and about their stay in the grand "bouncy bed" (our kids love hotels and they affectionately term them as "bouncy beds" in recognition of how lovely the mattresses feel).


We spent many evenings reading the kids a bedtime story before sending them off to dreamland.
A lovely sight - Mummy and son enjoying a goodnight story.
The Cosmopolitan Hotel has been renamed as the Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong. The hotel is known for their special "signature" rooms such as the Grand Deluxe Course View Room, the Ocean Park Family Suite, the Sony 4K/3D Experience Suite, and the OSIM Massage Suite. Each of these rooms has been ornately decorated, and we were very impressed by the extent that the hotel has gone through to ensure a wonderful experience for its guests, especially in the amenities provided for the kids and the "surprise treats" which guests sometimes find in their rooms.


The luxurious Sony 4K/3D Experience Suite - a treat for technophiles!
All tired from a full day of shipping? Here's the ultimate massage experience in the OSIM Massage Suite!
Our kids enjoyed the lovely snacks carefully curated by the hotel to make them feel comfortable.
This cute bear goes home with you - and he bears an educational message on how far
you should sit from the TV!
Parenting on Purpose is pleased to partner with the hotel to present a free 2-night stay there! The winner of our giveaway will win a 2-night stay in the hotel's newly renovated Premier Room, valid between now till the end of March 2017. The room voucher will come with 2 meal vouchers redeemable for breakfast/lunch or dinner in one of HK’s venerable cha chaan teng (coffee shop).

The Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong Premier Room
How to qualify for the giveaway:

1) Like the Parenting on Purpose Facebook Page  and the Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong Facebook or Instagram page.  Include the hashtag
 #dorsettwanchaihk on either/both social media channels.

2) Share this blog post on your Facebook Wall and tag three friends (not including the friend who had tagged you. Remember to ensure that privacy settings are set to "Public".)

For an extra chance to win:

Comment on this post and share with us which signature theme room interests you the most and why. Please leave your email so that we will be able to contact you should you win the contest!

The giveaway will end on Saturday 17 December and entries must be submitted by 10pm.


And the winner of the giveaway goes to Mag Yeow!

Parenting on Purpose is also pleased to announce that if you key in a special promotional code SUEMARK, you will enjoy a 25% OFF all room types and packages when you book your rooms via the hotel official website. You can also enter the promotional code under ‘Special Codes - Corporate/Promotion Code’ in the hotel's booking engine.

13 comments:

  1. I would love to stay in the Ocean Park Family Suite as my two little bookworms will be happy to able to read to their hearts' content after a day of shopping and eating with Mummy!

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  2. The Ocean Park Family Suite sounds like the perfect choice for a family getaway, especially with the reading corner, the mobile library and the vibrant and cheerful design.

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  3. Definitely the Ocean Park Family Suite. We had been planning to visit Hong Kong with the 3 kiddos and like you mentioned, we have a very hard time too looking for rooms suitable to accommodate all of us! Very pleasantly surprised to chance upon this review and certainly very impressed to know there are hotels such as Dorsett that caters to families with young children. Hope we will have the opportunity to experience a stay there!
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  4. My kids will love the Ocean Park Family Suite. My kids love reading and it will be a a good way to wind down after a day of play. As you've mentioned, rooms are small in HK, so this sounds like a really good choice. Looking forward to the bouncy beds and to experience what you have shared :)

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  5. Ocean Park Family Suite as my kids will enjoy reading from their selection of books. My girl will love the pinky house bookshelf. I can also picture my boy reading in the roundabout cushion!

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  6. Ocean park family suite ... A mobile library and the reading corner and a prelude to our ocean park visit chueimei@gmail.com

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  7. Ocean Park family suite is my choice, love how kids centric the hotel is. Would definitely be bringing my kids there. -graceleo76@gmail.com

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  8. I remember reading your posts while your family was on holiday and made a mental note too book the Ocean Park Family Suite if we went to HK one day❤️ What stood out for me was the personal touch it had for the kids and we all know when the kids are happy, so are papa and mama😂 I love the reading nook, the little gifts, snacks and notes and the huge huge BED!!!! Really hope to bring my family to HK and look forward to come back to "HOME" each night ❤️

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  9. This Ocean Park Family Suite is really spacious. Hope you have a wonderful vacation.

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