In the heart of the Tuen Mun factory district, Prudence Lui discovers a delightful boutique-style dig that merges the area’s industrial past with artistic touches
Formerly Luk’s Industrial building, the new 298-room hotel stands at the periphery of the Tuen Mun industrial area, with the West Rail terminal station and shopping mall only a three-minute walk away. The Tuen Mun Ferry pier is about a 10-minute drive away and offers daily ferry connections to Macau.
The 35m2 penta PlayerPad room (of which there are eight only) I stayed in was spacious with a three metre-high ceiling. The building’s former manufacturing past is revealed through clever in-room touches such as a bathroom sliding door designed like a black iron gate, black rotary dial phone, light bulbs hanging from the high ceiling and a retro metal chair.
What set this room apart from other categories are two wall-hung flat-screen TVs, one of which is dedicated for games – guests may borrow the game CDs from reception. Also, thumbs up to the smart design of panels with power switch, electricity plugs and two USB charging outlets on both sides of the king-size bed. An extra plug and USB can be found near the writing desk.
There’s no in-room fridge but vending machines are available on the ground floor for snacks and drinks.
The 160-seat Pentalounge is the only restaurant serving set and a la carte meals. Buffet breakfast is occasionally available when big groups check in.
However, the restaurant offers regular festive F&B promotions for guests i.e. late-night snacks during Chinese New Year period till 02.00 and seasonal fresh yacon juice (known as Peruvian ground apple).
Unlike its sister property located in Kowloon, the newcomer’s signature 24/7 Pentalounge concept is split into two floors – a combined lobby, reception and bar on the ground floor while the lounge is situated on the first floor. Both venues feature free snooker games. Guests may borrow board games to kill time or ascend to a well-equipped gym room anytime as it’s open for 24 hours.
Services are friendly and efficient.
Great location, allowing one to easily find what you need within walking distance.
Rates Start from HK$900 (US$115) for penta Standard Room
Tel: (852) 3112 1996