Hong Kong Travel Diaries Where I stayed

J Plus By Yoo

April 5, 2016
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Most often the hotel where you stay defines the mood and quality of your entire journey to a new city or country. Each hotel has its own style, history, temper and vibes, some of them welcome you as their guests, whereas others are purely about business.

I was planning a trip to Hong Kong two years before I finally got a chance to visit this city. At this time, I also researched many hotels and there was one that stood out among the others.

Hong Kong has a lot to offer depending on your budget, from luxury hotels, like the Ritz Carlton to apartments, and boutique hotels to hostels.

When I plan a new trip I prefer staying at boutique hotels, because they usually have a concept and creative design. Their owners collaborate with noted and creative designers and painters, find unusual furniture and dishes and hold art exhibitions. There are usually a lot of small details that make their guests’ stay unique and unforgettable. The J Plus Hotel By Yoo in Hong Kong is a wonderful example of a boutique hotel, so this is where I chose to stay.

With 32 luxurious studios and 24 stylish, spacious suites and collection of designer furniture, the J Plus Hotel By Yoo is a perfect choice for design-oriented and fashion-forward or style-conscious travelers.

Some travel guides say it does not matter in which part of the city you stay and recommend choosing accommodations with a nearby subway station. However, I believe that location is another important criteria. My choice in Hong Kong is Times Square, the heart of the city, where life pulsates.

My stay at J Plus met all my expectations and I loved it for:

  • Location, location, location!
  • Rooms are spacious. When you are choosing a hotel in Hong Kong you have to remember that almost all of them have rather small rooms, whereas the studios and suites at J Plus are all spacious. Our suite had a bedroom, spacious living room with two sofas, desk, a dining table, and a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator.
  •   Complimentary breakfast included boiled eggs, cheese, sliced sausage, yogurt, fresh vegetables, fruits and bakery.
  • The staff was very friendly and always willing to help.
  • Your stay includes free additional services such as complimentary wine in the evening, 24-hour tea, coffee, water and juice, free wifi, self-laundry service, access to the gym.
  • And there is one more service I have never seen in any other hotel in the world. Each room comes with a free smart phone to use during your stay at J Plus. Your mobile phone comes with unlimited phone calls to China and certain other countries and worldwide Internet access.       Have you ever seen so many complimentary services – I haven’t!
  • Accommodations are very reasonable and begin at 1500 HKD for 2 persons per night.

Be aware that your credit card will be charged a deposit of 2000 HKD upon arrival.

It is a non-smoking hotel, fines may be applied.

If you share my lifestyle, then I highly recommend staying at J Plus Hotel By Yoo.

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Location: J Plus Hotel by Yoo, Hong Kong

Photographers: Vitaliy Pototskiy, Veronica Pototska. Retouch: Veronica Pototska

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  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) April 5, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Wow, that sounds like an amazing place to stay! If I ever make it to Hong Kong, I will keep this in mind.

  • Reply CountryLifeCityWife April 5, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    What a great, funky place. I have yet to make it Hong Kong, my husband has been and I am trying to convince him to go back. Will definitely keep J Plus in mind!

  • Reply beccadorr April 5, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Looks like a really nice hotel to stay in! Hopefully one day I will be able to see Hong Kong myself.

  • Reply Carolyn April 6, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Wow, the furniture in the room looks amazing. I love the wood chair. I agree that location is the most important anywhere. Hong Kong looks so exciting.

  • Reply Bernadette Callahan (Aimless Moments) April 6, 2016 at 2:25 am

    This place looks amazing! The pictures are great! I would love to travel to Hong Kong….and definitely stay here.

  • Reply Debra April 6, 2016 at 2:36 am

    What a gorgeous hotel! When I travel space and wifi are an absolute must! I will have to check this out if we make it to Hong Kong!

  • Reply Mariah April 6, 2016 at 2:44 am

    I am in love with the images in your posts! So much color, fun, architecture! Its amazing the adventures that you can go on in other countries!

  • Reply Hannah Adkins April 6, 2016 at 3:15 am

    It looks like an absolutely lovely place to stay when visiting Hong Kong. I love their decor and the whole vibe they have going on there.

  • Reply Chrissy Z. @ The Brave Wanderer April 6, 2016 at 7:23 am

    What a wonderful place to stay! It Looks amazing – love all the Pictures!

  • Reply Rose Sahetapy April 6, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Your review and photos make me believe this hotel is one of a great hotel to stay in Hong Kong. Your photos are beautiful, but the first picture though is stunning. Amazing how hdr could emphasize a photo into a dramatic, and theatrical scene.

  • Reply chloe | boxwood avenue April 6, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Wow, this is absolutely fabulous! I totally agree, boutique hotels are so much better than mainstream, there’s nothing worse than staying in an identical room in Hong Kong as you did in Maui!!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya April 6, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Chloe, I totally agree! The Hilton rooms in the Dominican Republic and Dubai are identical!

  • Reply Rachel G April 6, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Beautiful and unique design for sure! We’ve been to Hong Kong many times, since we used to live just across the border in ShenZhen, China. It’s a place I love visiting, but we only ever stayed in scary hostels or friends’ apartments, nothing like this!

  • Reply Chels (@Inspire_Indulge) April 6, 2016 at 11:03 am

    WOW Veronica! Just stunning! I love looking at your travel photos. Looks like they were super happy to have you! Great service and what a beautiful, unique design. I’m about to write to Seattle and Vegas based hotels for when we go on our big August road trip. Wish me luck!

  • Reply Fatima April 6, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Nice! Glad to see you enjoyed your stay at JPlus. I love the bedroom setup. It looks for comfortable.

  • Reply Chel April 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Great photos! Looks like it was a beautiful place in a great part of town!

  • Reply Kristin Cook April 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Wow! This looks pretty luxurious! I love the bar area!

  • Reply alannaandcompany April 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I love staying at boutique hotels too. This one looks so pretty.

  • Reply livelifewellblog5 April 6, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    This is awesome! I literally just got back from Hong Kong on Monday and clearly they just have the best hotels because I was just telling my husband that the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong was the nicest city hotel I’ve ever stayed in. The J Plus By Yoo looks fabulous too for those looking for a smaller, boutique feel.


    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya April 6, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      I only found out about the Ritz in Kowloon when I visited the 100 observation deck! I bet the view was amazing?

  • Reply Mckenna April 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I always stay in boutique hotels if I have a choice when traveling. This one looks adorable! Love all the white in the room.

  • Reply tp keane April 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    wow, this place looks so fabulous. I’ve always wanted to visit Hong Kong, it’s such a city of diversity.

  • Reply ruthieridley April 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Boutique hotels are the best!! This looks AMAZING.

  • Reply Hannah April 6, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    There’s something about all white bedding! Totally elevates the vibe. Great post!

  • Reply Amanda Love April 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Oh wow it looks absolutely amazing there, either that or you’re an amazing photographer who can make anything look good. I would love to visit there myself. 🙂

  • Reply Grady April 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Wow, this looks stunning! What a gorgeous vibe – and I love the photos!

  • Reply GlamKaren April 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    What a gorgeous hotel! I imagine you had the best time ever in Hong Kong! And your photos are adorable… love the one of you “waking up”… looks so cozy!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  • Reply Aishwarya S April 6, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    That’s such an exotic hotel! Loved the interiors. Pretty amazing. 🙂

  • Reply Lucy Valdez April 6, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Very cool! We have a few chic boutique hotels in South Florida:) Sometimes it is nice to stay for a night or two for a little getaway.

  • Reply terristeffes April 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I love the boutique hotels and this one looks amazing. Your photos are lovely.

  • Reply gretahollar April 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Love it! I’ll definitely keep this in mind!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Reply Heather (@TownsendHouse1) April 6, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    This sounds like an amazing place to stay! Plus, Hong Kong! How cool is that! I have only been to Canada from the US, but one day I would love to get to Europe.

  • Reply Leah April 6, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Looks like such a cool hotel! I love the decor, and looks like you had a great time!

  • Reply felinebykatsaris April 6, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I really am obsessed with your photography. It’s so cool to see all the places you travel too and I bet there was some great shopping there!! Great post xx felinebykatsaris.com

  • Reply Ana De Jesus April 6, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I would love to come to Hong Kong one day as I actually have friends who live there and are always telling me to come. Brill pictures as always.

  • Reply Rachel Gault (@rachelgault) April 6, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    This looks like a great hotel! I’d like to visit Hong Kong one day!

  • Reply Natalia Pessoa April 7, 2016 at 12:36 am

    It looks amazing and so so modern! I love it.

  • Reply Kait April 7, 2016 at 1:24 am

    I love boutique hotels, because they all have their own personalities! The photo where everything else is blurred and you’re in focus (the first one at the top) is my favorite!

  • Reply kancell724 April 7, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Wow what great photos. I want to be there. It looks amazing.

  • Reply OHCHICMOM (@OHCHICMOM) April 7, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Wow what a great place to stay. Everything was so cute! I will put this on my list!

  • Reply Amber NElson April 7, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Looks like a classy, fun and stylish hotel! Wouldn’t mind staying there!

  • Reply Angela Bethea April 7, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I love your photographs, it sure feels like for a moment I am away from home. Like I can just breathe and exist somewhere. Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures to us all.

  • Reply jillconyers April 7, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Looks like a wonderful place to stay. I love hotels that have unique details and decor.

  • Reply Ashley April 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    This place looks awesome! I would loved to have gotten to stay there!

  • Reply sheismelrose April 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    If I ever get the opportunity to visit Hong Kong now I know where to stay.The hotel looks like something I will enjoy.(p.s. your pics are stunning) http://sheismelrose.net/

  • Reply Roxanne April 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Great review! I agree the room sets the tone. I definitely feel more relaxed and rejuvenated after a luxurious stay vs. a cheap rate hotel.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya April 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      I have the same feeling!

  • Reply Dana Peller (@Pellerini) April 7, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Your suite looks amazing! We’re staying at the Sheraton on the harbor (Kowloon side) and it isn’t as cool as that one!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya April 7, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Welcome to Hong Kong! What have you already seen there?

  • Reply Mayra Murillo April 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    This looks lovely! I hope to one day be able to afford a trip like this or many of your other amazing journeys. I am going to look over your blog from the beginning to see how you are able to afford this. Can you point me to a particular post?

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya April 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Dear Mayra, thank you for your comment!
      I don’t think there is a blog post that explains how I started my travels. To keep the long story short, I just want to say that I started with some really cheap travels and added more and more countries to my bio.

  • Reply Postcards To Seattle April 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I love the decor of the hotel! I’ll definitely stay there if I ever get out that way.

  • Reply LizZ H. April 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    What a stunning hotel! I absolutely LOVE IT!! It’s not bad price wise either. $250+ CAD for a suite!? Not bad at all. I do agree though. I have never heard of a hotel giving a cell phone. That is worth the nightly price right there!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya April 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you, Lizz!
      I also think the price is very reasonable, especially for Hong Kong!

  • Reply Casey April 8, 2016 at 12:25 am

    This boutique hotel is simply gorgeous. I have typically only stayed at chain hotels while traveling, but now I’ve completely changed my mind. I hope to hear more about this trip!

  • Reply Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money April 8, 2016 at 1:02 am

    I’m just now understanding how cool boutique hotels are. I’m planning a few trips this summer and we are trying to stay at boutique hotels. This post just solidifies that decision!

  • Reply Paula April 8, 2016 at 2:03 am

    What a great, well designed location! I love the style in the lobby and the rooms. It’s so much fun to experience new places and have a comfy home base to do that.

  • Reply Amy Jones April 8, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Wow everything looks so luxurious and beautiful, id love spending a night there.

  • Reply laura londergan April 8, 2016 at 5:11 am

    wow this place looks amazing and very modern. I would love to stay at a place like this on vacation!

  • Reply Simply Save April 8, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Wow that place looks amazing! I love the pop of color above the bed!

  • Reply Casey April 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Looks like an amazing hotel! Definitely bookmarking this for future reference! I haven’t yet made it to Hong Kong but when I do I will definitely remember this place….

    Casey | http://www.frenchblissme.com

  • Reply Wendy Tomlinson April 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    It looks like an amazing place to stay and you look right at home there.

  • Reply Nicole Torres (@DesignItVintage) April 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful as always, enjoy your stay. Love…

  • Reply Michelle Mink April 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    this looks like such a nice hotel to stay in. i am starting to become a bigger fan of boutique hotels

  • Reply Megan McCoig April 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    This place looks beautiful. I’d love to visit Hong Kong. I love the hotel, is something I’d love as its chic but modern! Great photos 🙂

  • Reply transportabletribe April 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Oh my goodness! This hotel is beautiful and a phone to use during your stay…how cool is that? I will have to add this to my bucket list.

  • Reply atlasheart April 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    This looks like such a fun, stylish, and unique hotel. I’m heading to Hong Kong in October so I’ll be keeping this one in mind!

  • Reply CourtneyLynne April 9, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Omg how fabulous is this hotel!?!?! I know where I’m staying if I ever find my sled in Hong Kong!

  • Reply Mariah April 9, 2016 at 1:32 am

    I would love to go to Hong Kong! Just to be able to see everything and stay in hotels like this! Wow! It really does look like a fantastic hotel to be staying at!

  • Reply Organic Deal Diva (@OrganicDealDiva) April 9, 2016 at 5:47 am

    I love your photography! What a great hotel….I’d love to visit there!

  • Reply sveeteskapes April 10, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, these pics are amazing and you seem to have had a great time there! I love boutique hotels too, so much character and fun. You really need to take me on a trip with you, haha 🙂
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • Reply jess_friend April 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

    What a great post and love your photography!

  • Reply A Busy Bees Life April 19, 2016 at 8:12 am

    After reading this post and seeing the amazing pictures you take ( as usual), I definitely know what I would love to stay here if I were to visit Hong Kong! Gorgeous! I love staying in rooms that are spacious as well so that is a plus point for me, I do not like feeling like I am cramped into the room. Very chic hotel.

  • Reply Tina April 19, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Wow… I am fascinated about your pictures. To be honest I never really thought about staying in a boutique hotel but it looks really lovely. You just inspired me for my next point on my bucket list. Thanks for the great article 😉

  • Reply Sanket D. April 19, 2016 at 9:07 am

    OMG! That bed looks so comfy, I don’t think I’d ever make it out of the room. LOL. I think that is one of the main reasons I rarely stay at fancy places, coz I’m far too lazy to give up on comfort where it’s available like that 😛

  • Reply A Borrowed Backpack April 19, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Hey Veronica, I agree with you on that. Boutique properties are so much better as compared to the mainstream chain of hotels. Hong Kong is on my list for long. I hope to visit soon!

  • Reply Liana April 19, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Wow! I’ve never been to HK, but it’s up on the top of my bucket travel list! Thanks for all the recommendations, I’d love to check more of yours! Will do! x


  • Reply Cheers to Adventure April 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I love unique and cozy looking hotels! Your pictures make it look super awesome too. thanks for the recommendation!

  • Reply Shounak Mondal April 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Location is great as its near Causeway Bay. Its the shopping hub of Hong Kong always buzzing with activity. Another location is LKF which is a few stops away and is the party hub of Hong Kong

  • Reply Juliana W April 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I always have stayed at hostels since I’m a budget traveler, but I’m hoping to stay in more boutique hotels! What site do you use to discover these places? Also, you are so photogenic! The camera you use is INCREDIBLE at capturing light!

  • Reply Genesis Blue Davies April 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Whoa, that’s quite the hotel. I was sold by the complimentary wine . . . who could resist that? 🙂 The breakfast sounds amazing, too, but the interior is just gorgeous. Definitely somewhere I can imagine staying if I ever get to Hong Kong.

  • Reply Jen Morrow April 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I agree with you, I love boutique hotels! Very cool and unique vibe. I like my hotel to feel like part of my experience. Was it really that empty? Or, did you manage photos at odd times?

  • Reply Jen Morrow April 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I agree, boutique hotels have more charm than chains. A great hotel can be part of the entire travel experience. Nice place.

  • Reply chantae April 20, 2016 at 8:13 am

    The pictures look amazing! I love it. Especially the white and purple room. I don’t travel luxuriously, but if I did, I’d love to stay here! 😀

  • Reply iamsuanlee April 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Wow! This boutique hotel looks very cool. Where you stay definitely contributes to the whole vibe of the trip and I agree, location is super important. If you’re ever in Singapore, I’ve previously stayed at the Wanderlust Hotel which was an awesome little place with different themes on each floor and room. Very cool!

  • Reply Bernard Tan April 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    This is an awesome hotel! I remember when I was in Hongkong most of the rooms are small and tiny! I love the room in J plus!

  • Reply Epepa April 21, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Localization of the hotel is also an important thing for me, especially if I stay there only for couple of days and I don’t want to waste so much time for getting to places I want to see. The hotel that you were staying in looks gorgeous! I like the design, especially those quirky chairs in one of your pictures.

  • Reply Alina Popescu April 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    This really sounds like the perfect hotel! Loved the photos, the room do indeed look exquisite and the smart phone thing is just awesome! I mean, the non stop coffee helps my addiction, but it’s still the phone that’s quite unusual.

  • Reply Sarah @ Expat of the World April 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Absolutely love your photos here, and I found your tips and descriptions really useful. That funky armchair has my name on it for hours of reading and detoxing!!!

  • Reply Ann April 23, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Definitely agree how every hotel has its own vibe that really sets the tone for the rest of your trip! I’ve been to Hong Kong a handful of times but have never heard of this one but it seems so cool! Love the stylish design of the room.

  • Reply Cai Dominguez-Travelosyo April 26, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Woops! This hotel is so impressive amd cozy. The place looks comfortable though i find it quite expensive but I think it compliments because it looks so awesome:)

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