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Conveniently located in Admiralty, the heart of Hong Kong Island, the Conrad sits atop luxury shopping mall Pacific Place, which houses a great array of restaurants and cafés, as well as designer boutiqes. Only a short distance from Victoria Peak and many other local landmarks, it’s situated perfectly for exploring. In-house, guests can look forward to numerous high-tech amenities, six award-winning restaurants and bars, and top-notch hospitality.
A great option for both casual and business travellers alike, the Crowne Plaza is found in the thick of Causeway Bay – Hong Kong’s most well-known commercial and shopping district filled with pretty much every brand you could imagine. With easy access to local attractions, plus quality in-house services, this spot is a spacious, comfortable oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Elevating timeless luxury to a whole new level, the Four Seasons is a home away from home for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Dedicated to providing the perfect travel experience for all guests, Four Seasons offers an impeccable list of services and amenities ranging from Michelin-starred dining, a 24-hour fitness centre, a spa, two outdoor pools and a 24-hour business centre. Oh, and it's also home to one of the best views in the city.
Located adjacent to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with stunning views of the world-famous Victoria Harbour, the Grand Hyatt provides 545 contemporary, chic deluxe guestrooms, some of which even come with a personalised butler service. Explore a quality range of facilities on the 11th floor – find your zen at the award-winning Plateau Spa, get your laps in at the 50-metre outdoor heated pool, or work up a sweat the 24-hour fitness studio. There's even a 400-metre jogging path.
Part of the K11 Art Mall complex, the Hyatt Regency in Tsim Sha Tsui provides easy access to the MTR station as well as many local attractions in the area from Harbour City to the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre and Science Museum. With five-star amenities and stunning views of Victoria Harbour, it’s the perfect place to make the most of Hong Kong.
One of the city’s most prestigious venues for high-end meetings, gala balls and uber-glamorous weddings, Intercontinental offers over 500 opulent rooms, including Asia’s most spectacular 7,000-square-foot presidential suite, which features a jacuzzi and private terrace overlooking the harbour. It doesn’t hurt to be situated near Kowloon’s prime entertainment and shopping district, either – though if you don't want to leave the hotel, we won't blame you.
Home to three mouth-watering restaurants, two glamorous bars and sprawling panoramic views of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Bay, the Intercontinental Grand Stanford is the place to see and be seen. Take a stroll along the adjacent waterfront or treat yourself to a well-deserved pampering at the hotel’s stunning spa.
Hello, heaven. Soaring above the heart of the city over a massive 56 storeys, Island Shangri-La offers 565 exquisitely designed guest rooms and suites that come with a superb view of either the Peak, Victoria Harbour or the city. Stylishly infused with a distinct Asian-European decor in every suite and room, this urban sanctuary is unique. Be sure to stop for a tipple at the world-famous Lobster Bar, too.
Refined luxury meets modern convenience at the JW Marriott. Think sleek accommodation decked out with marble bathrooms and modern technology. Located in the heart of the city right above Pacific Place, enjoy the A+ view from your room, or the outdoor heated pool.
Take in the views at this stunning five-star hotel along Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Shangri-La’s Kowloon location is fitted with spacious rooms, top-of-the-line service and mouth-watering cuisine, including the two-Michelin starred Shang Palace. You're spoiled for choice outside the hotel, too, with the famous Temple Street Market and some of the best shopping in town on your doorstep.
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Hotel Icon might be located right on Victoria Harbour, but this boutique hotel’s trendy interiors are the main draw. Home to some great dining options like Above & Beyond, a favourite for refined Cantonese fare, food is another attraction. Well located, its set right across from Hung Hom MTR station, which connects the city directly with neighbouring Shenzhen. For the best views, head to the outdoor pool.
The Pottinger is conveniently located just steps away from Hong Kong’s world-famous nightlife and party scene. Named Asia's Best City Boutique Hotel in 2014, this cosy, heritage-inspired property is close to great international restaurant options, shops and clubs.
Hotel Stage is a quiet oasis in the heart of Kowloon. Just steps away from the always-bustling Temple Street Market, this boutique hotel channels a minimalistic ethos. The hotel also places a heavy emphasis on art and the community and features an in-house art programme as well as an intimate gallery.
Located on vibrant Nathan Road, known as Hong Kong's 'Golden Mile', is stylish boutique hotel The Mira. Whether you want to shop, eat or drink, this hotel has it all with world-class restaurants and a great shopping mall attached. Stop by the excellent terrace bar Vibes for a great cocktail and what is probably the city's best shisha, mixed to order by the hotel's in-house shisha master.
Guests are gifted with VIP treatment as soon as they walk through the doors of this sleek hotel, situated in the heart of Mong Kok. There's plenty to take advantage of after you've checked in, from the hotel's Michelin-starred Cantonese dining room to its convenient location right near iconic Hong Kong sites like the famous Ladies Market. More markets? Make sure you tick off these 10 famous HK shopping streets for some great bargain finds.
Conveniently located in the heart of Wan Chai, Hotel Indigo is an upscale boutique property favoured by tourists and business travellers alike. Famous for its deluxe rooftop bar and pool, you’ll be able to catch a view of Hong Kong’s towering skyscrapers on one side and its majestic mountains on the other.
Hotel Sáv is a luxury boutique hotel with clean and modern aesthetics and attentive staff. Aside from its swanky designs, Sáv’s buffet breakfast offers a range of international foods. In the thick of Hung Hom, look to this colourful boutique for a mix of modern comfort with a taste of true Hong Kong on your doorstep.
Less is definitely more at this luxury boutique hotel. Designed by renowned architect Norman Chan, One96 boasts only 29 rooms but each room takes up an entire floor and features a spacious dining area, separate bedroom and fully equipped pantry. The floor-to-ceiling windows also offer incredible views of the city.
For travellers heading to the lesser explored, industrial-cool south side of Hong Kong Island, Ovolo is a great option to bunk overnight. Situated in the heart of Wong Chuk Hang among independent art galleries and trendy cafes, it’s the perfect base to explore a different side of the city, right on the South China Sea.
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Conveniently located in the residential area of Waterloo Hill, within easy reach of some of Hong Kong's most popular tourist attractions, the YWCA's guest house offers 169 non-smoking guestrooms fully equipped with all the mod cons and comfortable beds you could need at low prices. Other facilities include airport transfers, laundry service and dry cleaning, all at an extra fee.
This cute family-run hostel in Wan Chai will have you feeling cosy and at home during your stay in Hong Kong. A youthful place with a great energy, you’ll be warmly welcomed and given great suggestions on where to go, what to do and what to eat during your visit. Guests can look forward to hostel-organised activities such as water sports, hiking tours and horse racing.
Sandwiched between Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, Evergreen Hotel is situated in a prime location, with all the tourist spots easily accessible. A recipient of a 'Quality Visitor Accommodation', recognized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, friendly service and well-equipped guest rooms set Evergreen Hotel apart.
Named after the traditional Chinese game, there's a local saying that states that 'a mahjong tile is small but has everything it needs'. This quote perfectly encapsulates the essence of The Mahjong, one of the city’s coolest hostels located just east of Mong Kok and within walking distance of Hong Kong’s sights, sounds and tastes. You can even squeeze in a game or two of mahjong while you’re there.
A conveniently located hostel right next to Kowloon Park, this stylish spot in Tsim Sha Tsui is perfectly positioned for sightseeing. Offering female-only dorms plus private rooms for those who want a little bit of solitude, Urban Pack has plenty of options.
In the heart of Causeway Bay, Yesinn caters to different types of travellers, from backpackers to young business travellers. Recently renovated with a swanky new rooftop garden, this spot provides mixed dorms or all-female dorms, with an array of free services such as a massage chair, coffee or tea, free local calls and, most importantly, free wifi.
Looking for a stay with a bit of history? Head to this Sham Shui Po hostel, which is a revitalised resettlement block originally built in 1954, now offering 129 rooms equipped with everything you’ll need for your stay in Hong Kong. Also home to a retro-style café and a heritage museum, this unique spot is a great place to start learning about old Hong Kong.
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Set away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can sit back and relax at this serene space. The resort looks over the waters of Discovery Bay, within close distance of Hong Kong Disneyland as well as hikes, bike tours and kids’ activities.
Hong Kong may be known as a concrete jungle, but a lot of people don't realise that green spaces make up a large majority of the city's total area. Explore this side of the city and plug in to nature at Concerto Inn, a charming retreat on Lamma Island, one of Hong Kong's many islands. If hiking, fishing, biking, swimming and catching some rays sounds like your type of getaway, this one's for you.
Overlooking the Shing Mun River in Sha Tin, this comfortable hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from the Shek Mun MTR station. The hotel also offers a complimentary area shuttle bus to get you around easily, a relaxing outdoor pool and sauna and free breakfast at their fab café.
Located in Tseung Kwan O, this Crowne Plaza property is great if you need to get around Kowloon and the New Territories. It's also only a few MTR stops away from Hong Kong Island, meaning you can get pretty much anywhere within a matter of minutes. Make use of their stunning outdoor pool, fitness center and complementary wifi.
With views of Discovery Bay, this sprawling resort is set right by the entrance to Hong Kong Disneyland and the Disneyland Resort MTR station. Colourful rooms are fitted with great amenities, and there's a buffet in the in-house dining room filled with an array of international cuisine and snacks. The hotel also offers complimentary parking and shuttle service to Disneyland.
Situated on Golden Beach overlooking Castle Peak Bay’s wonderful marina, this hotel is worth the trip to Tuen Mun. Home to four restaurants and bars, kick back to a live band or head out to one of the two outdoor pools (one with water slides) as you soak up the sun. It's also fitted with fitness facilities and a spa.
Ideally located close to AsiaWorld-Expo, the Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong Disneyland, SkyCity is the most convenient hotel for those in transit. Whether you're catching a show or concert at the convention centre or need to stay the night near the airport, it’s a relaxing spot for those on-the-go.
The perfect spot to stay and catch the races at Sha Tin Racecourse, the Hyatt Regency is breezily situated just a few minutes away from the MTR. Chic, contemporary rooms are fitted with all the amenities you could need while long-stay rooms come with kitchenettes. If you're more into eating out, check out Chinese restaurant Sha Tin 18 for their excellent Peking duck. You can also test your skills at the hotel’s tennis court or relax in the spa.
With views of Cyberport's Telegraph Bay, Le Meridien is a great spot for those looking for a stay close to Ocean Park, or for a peaceful getaway just minutes from the city. Situated near Pok Fu Lam Country Park and Mount Davis, this is the place to stay if you're after green spaces. Food-wise, there's an ace sushi bar, and a Cantonese restaurant.
Part of Noah’s Ark theme park on Park Island, this imposing property is fitted with animal-themed rooms, perfect for families with young kids. If you’re not at the theme park, take a visit to the nearby beach or explore the surrounding area, which includes botanical gardens and a heritage centre.