Hong Kong, China


Rates from (inc tax)$114.60

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21HKD), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Rough with the smooth


Lively Tai Hang haunt

Boutique Tuve hotel may hide amid the bustle of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, but one of the influences on its atmospheric style – a cool composition of concrete, oxidised metals and white marble – was Scandi snapper Kim Høltermand's photos of Sweden’s misty Lake Tuve. Design Systems Ltd has created a wholly unique, moody, industrial lobby, restaurant and rooms, that are invitingly sandalwood scented and bathed in soft light. 


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Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Luggage can be stored on request.


Double rooms from $114.60 (HK$889), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (HKD977.90), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates don’t usually include breakfast.


Rooms seem sparse at first, with a wall-mounted TV, chair, bed, block of marble and a wooden box, but the latter opens to reveal a desk, city guide and minibar. The block of marble can be used as a stool, and the minibar’s stocked with treats such as Brouwerji de Molen beer, Antipodes water (allegedly the purest you can buy), Potocki vodka and Fevertree tonic water. Guests also have use of a smart phone, with unlimited 3G data, free local calls and international calls to the US, UK, Australia and Singapore.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: 40” flatscreen TV with cable channels, Bluetooth speakers, a drip-coffee maker and kettle, gourmet snacks and drinks in the minibar, and Fresh bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Each room looks like it leapt from the pages of Wallpaper– an edgy warehouse space shrunk to cosy proportions and refined. Premier rooms are a generous 30 square metres: palatial compared to the average Hong Kong hotel room. Bright, open, and set on the higher floors, they’re less likely to be troubled by the crowd and traffic noise below.

Packing tips

A Field Notes pad for jotting down design tips – you're sure to be inspired. Hong Kong is packed with superlative shops and quirky markets, so clear a section of your suitcase for new acquisitions.


The hotel’s public areas and some rooms are wheelchair accessible, and two lifts stop at each floor.


Welcome, but there’s little for them to do onsite, no special kit and no extra beds (one child under-12 can share their parents’ bed). Little Smiths can dine in the restaurant at any time, and staff will happily heat up milk or baby food.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The imposing restaurant doors open out to the street, forming a row of mini blinkered terraces. Sit there to people watch on the sly.

Dress Code

Aim to be pretty as a picture (of an artsy Scandinavian landscape).

Hotel restaurant

At street level, towering, oxidised steel doors open into the Silver Room, the hotel’s Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant; beyond, black-iron beams criss-cross translucent plastic walls, and the space is furnished with padded white banquettes. The menu of Japanese and Mediterranean dishes includes octopus with home-made aioli, the fresh catch of the day with cucumber sauce and hand-made pappardelle with red-wine-braised, wagyu beef cheek.


Hotel bar

Drinks are served in the Silver Room. The menu has a selection of European and Chilean wines, prosecco, champagne and an impressive range of sakes. After-hours, hit your minibar for beer and vodka mixers.

Last orders

Dine from noon to 2pm and 6pm to 10pm.

Room service

There’s no room service, but there are Clearspring Sicilian almonds in your minibar to nibble on and a bevy of dim-sum joints and cafés nearby.


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16 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau
Hong Kong
Hong Kong


British Airways and Cathay Pacific fly direct to Hong Kong International from the UK, US, Australia and major destinations in Asia and China. One-way transfers, arranged by the hotel, are HK$700 for four, HK$800 for up to six, with an HK$100 supplement from midnight to 6am.


Hong Kong Hung Hom station is a 15-minute drive from Tuve; a train ride here from Beijing and Shanghai can take up to 24 hours, but Guangzhou is a relatively short two-hour ride away. The closest Metro Station is Tin Hau, just a five-minute walk. A Metro tourist day pass is HK$65 for 24 hours, and if you’re there for more than a few days, invest in an Octopus Card (a HK$50 deposit, then top up when needed). Tickets from Hong Kong Airport are HK$100 one-way, HK$160 for a return trip.


It’s possible to apply for a temporary driving licence in Hong Kong for a small fee, subject to passing a written test, but city-wide Metro links out to Kowloon and lantau Island make it an unnescessary hassle. If you do acquire a licence, keep in mind that it may not be valid in mainland China.

Worth getting out of bed for

From Tuve’s peaceful inner sanctum, the Tin Hau district is a sensory onslaught, with rushing traffic ahead and on the flyover above, a flurry of pedestrians and pockets of activity wherever you look. Causeway Bay is densely packed with malls and market stalls; Lee Gardens is a temple of high-fashion boutiques, a spree in Hysan Place covers 17 floors, and Jardine’s Crescent market has ironic tees and colourful accessories galore. The lower terminus for the tram to Victoria Peak is a 10-minute taxi ride from the hotel; the vertiginous journey ends at a viewing platform overlooking the harbour, Kowloon and the mountains beyond. On descending, pick up antique propaganda posters and other curios along Hollywood Road, and pop into PMQ for sculptural jewellery pieces, niche labels and cool homewares; Cat Street market along Upper Lascar Row has unique vintage pieces. Oil exhbition space is a 10-minute walk from Tuve for intriguing artwork, and industry big-hitters – the Gagosian and White Cube – lie to the west, by smaller spaces, such as Hanart TZ and Saamlung galleries. K11 Art Mall, on Hanoi Road, is a hot-bed of artsy happenings. For a glimpse of Hong Kong history, visit Lin Fa Temple by the Central Library; each year from the 14–16 September, beasts snake their way past this monument during the Fire Dragon Dance festival. Or ride the Metro to Kowloon to stop by empire-red Wong Tai Sin Temple and meditate by the charming nunnery pagoda in Nan Lian Garden


Local restaurants

Whether you’re craving dumplings or golden, crisp-skinned duck, Hong Kong will sate your appetite. In North Point, a 15-minute walk away, hole-in-the-wall dim-sum joint Tim Ho Wan (+852 2332 2896) has turned the heads of Michelin-acclaimed chefs. Dairy isn’t a Chinese cuisine staple, but the cheese boards – and brunches – at Classified (+852 2857 3454) are excellent; more traditional pork and duck dishes are found at Golden China (+852 2545 1472) on Jubilee Street in Wan Chai. The won-ton noodles topped with beef brisket at Mak’s Noodle (+852 2854 3810) and the brûléed sago pudding at Fung Shing (+852 2881 7873) in Causeway Bay are both highly praised. To the west, Duddell’s (+ 852 2525 9191) is a slick dining space with warm woods, cool marble and sunshine yellow banquettes, and a garden terrace. Tattooed chef Nathan Green heads up Rhoda (+852 2177 5050), which has a similar industrial look to Tuve. It’s named after his grandma and the menu reveres high-quality local ingredients and shows Green’s impressive ingenuity, with pig’s head terrine and pineapple chutney, agria potato purée with asparagus and fresh truffle, and puddingy cheesecakes.The wine list was curated by Elliot Faber, the sommelier at superb beak-to-tailfeather eatery Yardbird (+852 2547 9273). Ho Lee Fook (+852 2810 0860) isn’t just amusingly named, it brings together the spirit of New York’s Chinatown with traditional Cha Chaan Feng teahouses in a sleek space on Elgin Street.


Local cafés

The hotel doesn’t serve breakfast, so head to Pacific Coffee on Ngan Mok’s street, the Coffee Academics in Causeway Bay, or Artisan Cafe (+852 2563 0055) on Electric Road for a strong brew and brunch goodies. Cafe Locomotive on Wun Sha street, is a quirky lunching spot that looks like a vintage train carriage, and Daruma on Tung Lo Wan Road is renowned for its packed ramen bowls. Pumpernickel (+852 2578 0854) on Lau Li Street has tasty baked goods. For a light dim-sum brunch, there’s Lei Bistro in Times Square (+852 2506 3022) or the Dining Room in Causeway Bay (+852 2648 2299).

Local bars

Hong Kong’s neon lights and non-stop activity make it feel like a night club that’s spilled out onto the streets; its bars live up to this promise – some bring the city’s bygone glamour up to date, and some tap into the city’s artsy undercurrent. In Wan Chai, the Optimist (+852 2433 3324) has bold geometric patterns and moody lighting – the negronis and wine list are both excellent; Ophelia (+852 2520 1117) is unashamedly decadent, with peacock-feather motifs and a cage for aerial performers. Hit Blue Butcher (+852 2613 9286) on Hollywood Road for curious savoury cocktails (the Pork Chop & Apple Sauce with bacon-washed Scotch and apple jam), then continue the night at graffiti-flecked Bibo Bar (+852 2956 3188), where there’s a mysterious library where the book spines face inwards. Before you head home, sip a signature, rubber duckie accessorised, bath tub cocktail at Ori-Gin Bar (+852 2668 5583) on Wyndham Street. 


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this industrial-chic hotel in Hong Kong and unpacked their waving fortune cat statue and Shanghai Tang cheongsam, a full account of their Asian city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Tuve hotel…

Tuve hotel has a curious origin story: its moody industrial look was dredged up from a foggy Scandinavian lake. The hotel owners admired photographs of the shards of submerged, blackened rock in mist-shrouded Lake Tuve in Sweden (captured by photographer Kim Høltermand) so they asked Design Systems Ltd to recreate the stormy ambience within a Tin Hau-set skyscraper. The result – a constellation-lit lobby, textured monochrome reliefs, a refined restaurant with artfully patinated steel doors and plastic walls – is a unique urban stay that feels cool rather than cold. Its a succesful gambit, although we can’t help but wonder what would’ve happened if they were Mapplethorpe fans instead…

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