Hong Kong Hotels
The hotels in Hong Kong are very popular with both locals and tourists. Many of the city’s best restaurants, bars and wellness centers can be found in the luxury hotels, most of which can be found on Victoria Harbor. Many of the better hotels serve a very good afternoon tea, which you should definitely try. Boutique hotels are still quite new here and therefore not so easy to find, and because of the high rental prices, cheap hotels are also rather the exception, but they are represented in the center.
The following hotels in Hong Kong are divided into three categories:
Luxurious (over HK $ 3,000)
Moderate ( HK $ 1,000 to HK $ 3,000)
Inexpensive (up to HK $ 1,000)
Prices shown are for a double room per night with breakfast but no service charge ( 10%) and taxes unless otherwise stated.
InterContinental Hong Kong
The five-star InterContinental, a city landmark on the Kowloon waterfront, offers stunning views of Central’s skyscrapers from most of the 495 rooms and bar in the lobby. The view from the edge of the outdoor whirlpool is just as wonderful and invites you to relax late at night under the starry sky. The event rooms are first class and the wellness center, which is designed according to the principles of Feng Shui, is excellent. The hotel’s top-notch restaurants include Spoon by Alain Ducasse and Nobu.
Address: 18 Salisbury Road, Hong Kong
Telephone: 27 21 12 11
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Located in Central with a view of Victoria Harbor, the Mandarin Oriental is a veritable institution in Hong Kong. The 502 rooms are known for their elegance, and the tea rooms and buffets enjoy a loyal customer base. Business travelers will find everything they need here: Internet access is standard and the most modern conference rooms are available for conferences and other events. The entrance hall is extremely chic and a bit reminiscent of Art Deco. The first-class restaurants include the Pierre and the Mandarin Grill; popular bars are the M Bar and the Captain’s Bar.
Address: 5 Connaught Road W, Hong Kong
Telephone: 25 22 01 11
The jewel among the hotel palaces in Kowloon is the Pensinula. The hotel, which opened in 1928 during the colonial era, defended its primacy well into the post-colonial period. Its historical splendor is complemented by extensive, modern facilities. The tea rooms on the ground floor are accordingly terrific. Some suites have a wonderful view of the harbor. The restaurants, including Philippe Starck’s celebrated Felix and Gaddi’s, are top notch. From the landing site on the roof, you can even take a helicopter trip.
Address: Salisbury Road, Hong Kong
Telephone: 29 20 28 88
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
The 399-room hotel is one of the most luxurious in the entire region. The wonderful view of the harbor, the impeccable service, a number of excellent restaurants and bars and the over 2,000 square meter wellness center with 17 treatment rooms make the Four Seasons one of the most successful in Hong Kong. Further plus points are the marvelous location at the harbor as well as the proximity to the Star Ferry ship berth, the bar and restaurant area and the IFC shopping center.
Address: 8 Finance Street, Hong Kong
Telephone: 31 96 88 88
W Hong Kong
In the evening, all 393 rooms of this design hotel have a view of the neon-lit silhouette of the metropolis. Nature served as inspiration for the interior: tree-like columns decorate the entrance hall and wood and water patterns decorate the guest rooms, in which soft, hand-made upholstered furniture and tins with snacks create a homely atmosphere. The rooftop swimming pool (76th floor) is one of the tallest in the world. High ceilings and selected furniture invite you to linger before having dinner in one of the two hotel restaurants.
Address: 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong
Phone: 27 17 22 22
The Luxe Manor
The interior of the Luxe Manor is a cheeky mix of venerable historical architecture and surrealistic art and design from the early 20th century. A nice detail in the 153 rooms are the marble bathrooms and the six suites are decorated according to themes ranging from “Nordic” to “Safari”. Fine Italian cuisine is served in the hotel’s Aspasia restaurant. Knutsford Terrace, a terraced street with many restaurants, bars and pubs, is just steps away from the hotel.
Address: 39 Kimberley Road, Hong Kong
Telephone: 37 63 88 80
Holiday Inn Golden Mile
Kowloon’s Holiday Inn is located on Nathan Road, Hong Kong’s shopping and gift shop street. The 597 typical Holiday Inn style rooms are a good alternative for business travelers and tourists on a budget. Despite the four-star category, they convey a feeling of luxury. There are fully equipped meeting rooms for events and business meetings.
Address: Tsim Sha Tsui West, Kowloon, 50 Nathan Road, Hong Kong
Telephone: 23 69 31 11
Bishop Lei International House
The Hong Kong Catholic Diocese owns and operates this affordable three-star hostel on Robinson Road. It is located on the escalator that leads from Mid Levels to Central. Some of the small but comfortable en suite rooms have beautiful views of Victoria Harbor and Central’s skyscrapers. The decor is simple, but clean and well maintained. There is a swimming pool, a business center with basic equipment and a shuttle bus service to Wan Chai and the Airport Express station in Central.
Address: 4 Robinson Road (Mid Levels), Hong Kong
Telephone: 28 68 08 28
Butterfly on Morrison
This new Hong Kong boutique hotel is located between Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, a short taxi ride from the center and a few minutes’ walk to the MTR station or a tram stop.
The modern, European-style rooms are comfortable and very cheap considering the central location. There is no breakfast, but there are plenty of excellent cafés nearby to choose from. The Chinese restaurant on the first floor is suitable for dinner.
Address: 39 Morrison Hill Road, Hong Kong
Telephone: 39 62 83 33
Website: http: // http: //www.butterflyhk.com