Alex Catarinella

TUVE

  • Where:
  • Why:Because I was in town for Hong Kong Fashion Week and the TUVE is the best hotel on the planet earth.
  • When:Early September.
  • Who:Just me.
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TUVE The blink-and-you’ll-miss it Tuve is situated on a bustling street lined with bakeries and dim sum restaurants. Oh, and notice the bamboo as construction scaffolding, which I love!

The blink-and-you’ll-miss it Tuve is situated on a bustling street lined with bakeries and dim sum restaurants. Oh, and notice the bamboo as construction scaffolding, which I love!

TUVE Here’s the ethereal hallway to my room.

Here’s the ethereal hallway to my room.

TUVE My home for one night only.

My home for one night only.

TUVE Losing-my-marbles-in-the-bathroom-selfie.

Losing-my-marbles-in-the-bathroom-selfie.

TUVE Dream bed.

Dream bed.

TUVE Cool light.

Cool light.

TUVE Noted!

Noted!

TUVE Let’s discuss that view.

Let’s discuss that view.

TUVE Here’s where I pretended to do work.

Here’s where I pretended to do work.

TUVE Glowing floors, gorgeous furniture.

Glowing floors, gorgeous furniture.

TUVE Good morning!

Good morning!

TUVE Mourning over the morning. I really don’t wanna leave.

Mourning over the morning. I really don’t wanna leave.

TUVE Don’t make me go.

Don’t make me go.

TUVE But I must. Here’s my feet on the elevator’s marble floors. Tuve loves a marble moment.

But I must. Here’s my feet on the elevator’s marble floors. Tuve loves a marble moment.

TUVE Goodbye Tuve, you sophisticated surreal thing. The exit to the real world.

Goodbye Tuve, you sophisticated surreal thing. The exit to the real world.

Highs & Lows

  • Fantastic views and incredible natural light!

  • Literally the best bed and pillows.

  • The hotel smells so good. Seriously. I don't know what's pumping in the elevators but it's intoxicating in a zen kind of way.

  • The room design details. Marble bathroom. Light fixtures. Bed. Furniture. And that quirky contraption of a mini bar.

  • The mood and design of the entire hotel. From the spooky chic lobby to the hidden blink-and-you'll-miss-it gated entrance.

  • The non-touristy neighborhood. It feels so authentic. So colorful. So many cheap bakeries. Sensory overload. And it's way less crowded compared to the neighboring Causeway Bay. I could/want to live here.

  • Superb customer service.

  • The bathrobe.

  • The exquisite everything.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    TUVE's website actually describes the cinematic hidden gem of a boutique hotel the best: "timeless, placeless and genderless" and "minimally furnished with finesse." I'm surprised Rick Owens didn't design TUVE/doesn't live here. (I googled Rick's apartment and, like the TUVE, he's clearly very into minimal and marble).

  • Vibe

    This might not make sense, but it's haunting and relaxing at the same time. Super goth chic meets ethereal angelic, kind of hip as heaven/hell.

  • Location

    The non-touristy Tin Hau neighborhood. Bakeries, markets, temples, dumplings, parks. It's all happening. It's fantastic.

  • Rooms

    66

  • Music

    Very whispery tunes involving what sounded like opera singers and hymns over dreamy industrial beats. Exquisite, tbh.

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    Rick Owns. Just kidding. Design Systmes Ltd.

  • Health & Wellness

    No. Put on your sneakers and explore. Take a jog in the super close Victoria Park!

  • Restaurant

    The stylishly casual and intimate SILVER ROOM, serving Italian dishes and located on the ground floor.

  • Bar

    No, but the mini-bar has got you covered.

  • Minibar

    Yes

  • Children

    Please no! It's so zen inside. Let's keep it that way.

  • Price

    Not too bad for what it is. And it's everything.

  • Website

    Visit website

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