From bathrooms with lounges that dispense candy to comfortable restrooms with great designs, these are our favourites
We’ve all been there. After a morning coffee at your local cafe, or accidentally binge-drinking at your favourite bar during happy hour, you desperately need a restroom on the way home. No need to sweat, we’ve rounded up the best toilets in Hong Kong–they’re clean, modern and sanitary, and some of them even give you candy!
Need a relief? Read on for the best toilets in Hong Kong
1. Pacific Place
Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Pacific Place is a shopping mall located in Admiralty that houses many high-end designer brands in stylish and spacious surroundings. In keeping with such luscious surroundings, on the ground floor in the beauty gallery, you will find the restroom. The design resembles a futuristic space station and is modern, white, simple and clean. Each cubicle is incredibly private, as every stall door reaches the ceiling, and every sink is equipped with a sensor-activated water tap.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2844 8988, 香港香港島金鐘金鐘道88號
2. IFC Mall
The IFC Mall has multiple bathrooms, all featuring grey marble-patterned walls, matched with white sinks and toilets. Though these washrooms in IFC Mall tend to get quite crowded almost 24/7, they remain incredibly neat and sanitary. Kudos to the wonderful janitors!
IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2295 3308, 中環金融街8號國際金融中心商場
3. The Landmark
There are no signs to the lavatories at The Landmark, but if you need a peaceful spot to fix your makeup, they will be worth the search. While queues can get pretty crazy on the weekend, head to the second floor of the shopping building, and in the corner of the mall, there is a huge washroom. The toilets here have a vintage hotel bathroom design, and the stalls are very private as each door reaches the ceiling.
The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2500 0555, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場
4. LHT Tower
Unbeknownst to many of the public, there is a washroom in LHT on the first floor. Just ask the concierge for a key, and head into the restroom. With limited stalls, the room can only hold up to three people at a time, but these loos are incredibly clean, private and hardly used. If you feel guilty for nabbing these ‘private’ bathrooms, just pay a visit to The Tea Academics on the same floor while you’re in the building.
LHT Tower, 31-31A Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 中環皇后大道中31號陸海通大廈
Located inside PMQ, the toilets have a lot of natural light that comes in through the tinted windows. Each cubicle is wide, offering plenty of space, and they tend to be rarely used by the public, which means discretion is guaranteed! We also love the concrete interior and its minimalistic design.
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, p. 2870 2335, 中環鴨巴甸街35號元創方
6. Peak Galleria
Awarded the Innovative (Hygiene) Toilet Award by the Hong Kong Toilet Association (who is doing some heroic work, honestly) in 2020, Peak Galleria’s restrooms are certified clean and accessible, as they (along with all the facilities in the building) have been protected by an anti-bacteria coating. This coating, created by local biotech pioneer Germagic, can evidently kill over a hundred types of viruses and bacteria, including SARS-CoV-2, the culprit behind COVID-19. And oh boy, are we glad to hear that.
Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, p. 2849 4113, 山頂道118號山頂廣場
The Elements mall in West Kowloon has one of the largest and most spacious bathrooms in Hong Kong. These washrooms are both bright and clean, and even have an exclusive area for you to get ready and freshen up in. Find free Mentos candies in the lounge too–talk about customer service!
Elements, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2735 5234, 九龍尖沙咀柯士甸道西一號
8. Mira Place
Want to feel like a movie star even in the lavatory? Mira Place’s movie-themed bathroom has an actual dressing room to do your hair and makeup. Live the high life here and spend every moment you need touching up and dolling up. Another good reason to stop by this toilet is that not many people know about it too–until now, maybe. Oops!
Mira Place, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2730 5300, 尖沙咀彌敦道132號
9. Garden Restroom
【️ 茅室 Garden Restroom 】 茅室是我們為尖沙咀梳士巴利花園設計的公廁。半透明的磨砂玻璃從地下延伸至屋頂，把四周的自然環境帶進茅室。白天， 室內清明透徹，讓大家可以安心地歇腳；夜裡，它默然佇立，是陪伴旅人趕路的一盞燈。屋頂是傾側的，我們借用了周遭建築的設計語言，用木條刻畫茅室的細紋，豐富了花園的視覺效果和空間體驗。 茅室的入口開敞明亮， 如廁空間卻很隱密。我們用連綿起伏的牆來規劃室內的空間， 同時把燈，喇叭和抽風機等設備隱藏起來。室內還有大自然潺潺的流水聲，讓大家能輕鬆自在地方便 。Garden Restroom is a public lavatory we designed for the Salisbury Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui. The translucent facade rolls up to the roof, bringing natural sunlight to the interior; at night, the architecture lights up like a lantern in the dark. Borrowing the architectural language of adjacent buildings, we use timber fins to create a diagonal pitched roof, providing a dynamic spatial experience for visitors while creating a visual surprise for those standing from afar. Inside the lavatory, we construct a curvilinear wall to create enclosure with a sense of privacy, while concealing light bulbs, speakers, and exhaust fans underneath. Garden Restroom plays the sound of flowing water, users can enjoy a moment of privacy with comfort and ease./A project by Leisure & Cultural Services Department . HKSARG & New World Development Limited Our great pleasure to make this happen with Jeff, Angel, Edwin, Gemma, Daniel, TommyDesign Architect: LAAB ArchitectsSherry Fung . Otto Ng . Yin Lih . Hang Yip . Gordon Yuen with the support from Anderson Chan . Hon Chan . Catherine Cheng . Minjung Kim . Kelvin Lam . Janis Poon . Alfred Pun . Charlie Wong . Yam Kin MingCollaborators:Authorized Person: Ronald Lu & PartnersDesign Landscape Architect: James Corner Field OperationsExecutive Landscape Architect: Urbis LimitedExterior Lighting Designer: Speirs + Major Exterior Signage Designer: PentagramFacade & Structural Engineer: ArupFacade & Structural Contractor: ICGLInterior Contractor: YearfullInterior Lighting Designer: Lightswitch Managing Contractor: New World ConstructionMEP Engineer: WSPSustainability Consultant: Arup SustainabilityStarring:Jeff Tung . Aelita Chan . Ivan Chan (Special thanks to Calvin !)Video Production:DCinematic 滴 骰 映 画
Posted by LAAB Architects on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Looking for a loo outdoors? Maintained by the Leisure, Culture and Services Department (LCSD), Art Square at Salisbury Garden has an amazingly designed bathroom by LAAB Architects. The award-winning Garden Restroom uses polished dark brown timber on its exterior, plus plenty of natural lighting and nostalgic decorations on the inside. Surrounded by lush greenery, this restroom contributes to the excellent landscape architecture of the Garden, creating a mini oasis much welcomed in the bustling city.
Art Square at Salisbury Garden, between the Hong Kong Museum of Art and K11 Musea, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 尖沙嘴梳士巴利道公園藝術廣場（香港藝術博物館與K11 Musea之間）
10. K11 Musea
A few minutes away from the Garden Restroom is K11 Musea, so if you really need air-con to do your business (fair enough), make a run for it. With K11 Musea being renowned as one of the most luxurious art and retail hubs in Hong Kong, its bathrooms certainly don’t disappoint either. Even if you’re not a VIP (who has access to a private lounge), you can expect stunning water features, botanical decorations, artsy ornaments and the highest levels of cleanliness in their regular lavatories as well.
K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3892 3890, 尖沙嘴梳士巴利道18號