The coolest thing about this boutique hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui's lower-key bar district is Courtney's, the Minden's distinctive bar and lounge. It's named after Australian artist Pauline Courtney, whose colorful original paintings are permanently exhibited on the walls. In the morning, it serves a buffet breakfast for guests; in the evening, the bar comes alive with the chatter of local patrons. Inside, an old-style jukebox plays contemporary pop tunes, which can also be
heard on the cozy outdoor garden terrace. The Minden's lobby is quietly conservative in contrast, resembling an old English gentleman's study. The small guest rooms and their tiny bathrooms have a similarly subdued decor, and some also have a painting hanging on the wall. But their lack of views in this already dense location makes them feel somewhat stifling.