Preserving the Past, Building the Future
The Tai O Heritage Hotel, a colonial-style parlour, represents the vintage architectural charm of the late 19th century not commonly seen elsewhere.. Preserving the original beauty of the historical Old Tai O Police Station, the Tai O Heritage Hotel is well-appointed and classically furnished.
Design & Construction
In its efforts to minimise the impact of renovation on the existing structure, Tai O Heritage Hotel has spared no expense in restoring the original beauty of the Old Tai O Police Station.
Consisting primarily of three sections – a two-storey main building, a two-storey outhouse and a one-storey extension added in the 1960s – the Old Tai O Police Station is a characteristic example of colonial-style architecture.
To maintain its late 19th century character for the 21st century, every historical element and detail, such as the cannons, searchlight, corner turrets, dry-goods store and cells distinctive to the former police station, have been restored and refurbished. Standing in classical and unstated elegance, the hotel’s architectural style now belongs to the early 20th century, featuring a Chinese tiled roof, wooden casement windows, granite steps, French windows, an arched façade, fireplaces, and connecting bridge between the main building and the outhouse.