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house 1881 suite
Photograph: Courtesy House 1881/Forbes Conrad

13 Best boutique hotels in Hong Kong

Cosy and comfortable places to rest your head

By Time Out Hong Kong
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In need of some R&R that goes beyond just getting some fresh air? Hong Kong has loads of great hotels that aren’t just for overseas visitors. While the garden-variety big hotels and their staycation deals rarely disappoint, it’s so much more invigorating to check into a hotel that pays homage to Hong Kong’s one-of-a-kind culture. In fact, small hotels can provide that personal touch and sense of intimacy that’s often lost on bigger brands. These boutique spots won’t just leave you feeling refreshed – they’ll have you seeing the city in a whole new light. 

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The best boutique hotels in Hong Kong

Attitude on Granville
Attitude on Granville
Photograph: Courtesy Attitude on Granville

1. Attitude on Granville

Hotels Tsim Sha Tsui

It's all about nostalgia at this stylish boutique hotel. Perforated Chinese-style bricks are used everywhere, along with decorative pieces that speak to Hong Kong's past. Old kettles, vintage radios and cameras, rusty mailboxes, and even old school chairs; the attention to design and detail of this place is well on point. The hotel offers four types of rooms – urban, cosy, elite, and studio suite – each playfully themed with a mix of old and new. Conveniently located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel is only a few steps away from some of the city's finest restaurants, shops, as well as cafe and coffee shops.

Madera Hollywood
Madera Hollywood
Photograph: Courtesy Madera Hollywood

2. Madera Hollywood

Hotels Central

Bold, vibrant, and chic, Madera Hollywood's accommodations provide a warm and playful atmosphere for all its guests. The hotel is small with only 38 one-bedroom suites, but each one is as luxurious as the next with an added touch of flamboyance, especially the Monroe and Chaplin suites which pay tribute to the two legendary Hollywood stars. The location of the hotel is also unbeatable. Just a few steps away from Soho and Central, the hotel gives you a home-away-from-home vibe while still staying in the middle of all the action.

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Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel
Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel

3. Tung Nam Lou Art Hotel

Hotels Mong Kok

Tung Nam Lou is more than just a hotel. Founded by art enthusiast Lo chi-ching, Tung Nam Lou first started as a Cantonese restaurant in 1950, before renovating and turning into a commercial centre in 1994. In 2018, the building took on a transformation and became a boutique hotel, which also boasts a stylish co-working space and art shop. There are four types of rooms to choose from – comfort room, east and south room, music art room, and book art room – all boasting elegant, sophisticated designs with an artsy flair. 

Eaton House
Eaton House
Photograph: Courtesy Eaton House

4. Eaton Hong Kong

Hotels Jordan

This boutique hotel in Jordan doesn’t just offer stylishly designed rooms and amazing facilities – it also flies the banner for progressive causes and consciousness-building. Your stay here includes everything from free Tai Chi classes and neighbourhood walking tours to the option of booking a suite with its own recording studio. All rooms come with natural, chemical-free bath products, local artwork and books devoted to social issues, too. And while the rooms may be on the small side, you’re not expected to spend all day in them.

If you wander around the property, you’ll find collaborative workspaces, a stunning rooftop pool, and a food hall serving everything from noodle soups to sustainable cocktails. 

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The Fleming Hong Kong
The Fleming Hong Kong
Photograph: Courtesy The Fleming

5. The Fleming

Hotels Wan Chai

After a year-long renovation, The Fleming reopened in 2017 with a design that refocused its lens on old Hong Kong. This 66-room boutique hotel in Wan Chai now incorporates the art deco aesthetic that once was so prominent in the city’s skyline. Throw in splashes of Star Ferry green, if you will, and sleek nautical features – long horizontal lines with smooth, ship-like curves; porthole-shaped mirrors; brass fixtures – and you might feel as if you’re berthed in a steamer on a voyage overseas. 

House 1881
House 1881
Photograph: Courtesy House 1881

6. House 1881

Hotels Tsim Sha Tsui

In 2019, the former Marine Police Headquarters – one of just 120 declared monuments in Hong Kong – was reopened as House 1881, a swish heritage hotel standing conspicuous among the luxury malls in TST. All ten suites boast features like French doors, dark wood furniture and marble floors that recall the glory of bygone times. 

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Hotel Hart
Hotel Hart
Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Hart

7. Hotel Hart

Hotels Tsim Sha Tsui

Hotel Hart is as cool as it gets. Take as many mood shots as you like against the hotel's bare concrete walls and rustic furnishings, or simply enjoy the simple yet stylish interiors of your room. The hotel is also within easy reach of an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping malls, local shops, and art venues.

Hotel Sáv
Hotel Sáv
Photograph: Courtesy Hotel Sáv

8. Hotel Sáv

Hotels Whampoa

Hotel Sáv is a luxury boutique hotel with clean and modern aesthetics – as expected since the name stands for style, attitude and vision. Aside from its swanky designs, Sáv’s buffet offers an international palette that’s a must-try. The attentive staff are also incredibly gracious when serving each and every guest. In the thick of Hung Hom, look to this colourful boutique for a mix of modern comforts with a taste of true Hong Kong on your doorstep. Even if you don't want to step outside, the hotel's spacious co-living lounge area, recreational facilities, and beautiful outdoor terrace should keep you happily entertained.

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Ovolo Southside hotel Rhapsody Suite
Ovolo Southside hotel Rhapsody Suite
Photograph: Courtesy Ovolo Southside/Graham Uden

9. Ovolo Southside

Hotels Aberdeen

There’s no better place to base yourself for a little urban exploration than the hip Ovolo Southside. Drawing inspiration from 1980s pop culture, this pet-friendly, former warehouse-turned-hotel boasts an incredibly cool aesthetic – think music videos from the ’80s playing on TVs in the elevator, colourful artwork across the hotel, and rockstar-inspired suites. And that’s before you factor in the views. If you score a corner room, your floor-to-ceiling windows take in the sea, the surrounding hills, and the cable car climbing up to Ocean Park.

page148 hotel
page148 hotel
Photograph: Courtesy Page148

10. Page148

Hotels Tsim Sha Tsui

It’s all about the details at this boutique hotel on Austin Road. Opened in early 2019, Page148 takes active measures to boost interaction between guests and locals. Marshall speakers, old-school phones, luxury bath products in refillable bottles, and drip bags of the hotel’s signature coffee are available in each rooms. And the wow factor? The huge glass windows that offer stunning views overlooking either the harbour or the verdant Kowloon Cricket Club.

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the pier hotel
the pier hotel
Photograph: Courtesy The Pier Hotel

11. The Pier Hotel

Hotels Sai Kung

Located beside the Hebe Haven Pier in Pak Sha Wan, this stylish spot is the very definition of ‘away from it all’. Unless, of course, you own a yacht, in which case this is where the action is. Several dozen boats float in harbour, making The Pier a prime perch for taking in all the upscale nautical activity. There are 40 spacious rooms and suites, the latter of which boast fully equipped kitchens. The rooms all come with terraces overlooking the harbour or the lush hills opposite. On the rooftop, there’s a beautiful rooftop pool – complete with sun-loungers – and space to sit out and soak up the sea views.

tai o heritage hotel
tai o heritage hotel
Photograph: Courtesy Tai O Heritage Hotel

12. Tai O Heritage Hotel

Hotels Tai O

Located at the western edge of Hong Kong, this hotel feels a world removed from the CBD and its frantic work-day rush. Not to mention it’s one of only a few heritage buildings where you can stay overnight in Hong Kong. Built in 1902, the former Tai O marine police station now boasts nine rooms named after the Hong Kong Naval Police Force ranks. From the Chinese-style tiled roof and corner turrets to the wooden casement windows and fireplaces, much of the original space has been preserved.

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Tuve
Tuve
Photograph: Courtesy Tuve

13. Tuve

Hotels Tin Hau

Located in east of Victoria Park, a calm, local neighbourhood in contrast to the nearby bustling Causeway Bay area, Tuve is basically every minimalist's wet dream. Exposed concrete, bare white walls, sophisticated fixtures and timeless designs all combine seamlessly to accentuate the hotel's uniqueness. Providing a different kind of serenity for those looking to set their minds at ease, this is the perfect place to be.

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