5 Places To Stay When In Hong Kong
With over 1000 hotels in Hong Kong, how do you figure out which one’s right for you? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Here are five recommendations to get you started, regardless of your situation, criteria or budget.
For the luxury traveller - W Hong Kong
Literally 25 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport door-to-door, W Hong Kong offers world-class amenities and service expected of a five-star hotel. From the delicious, Cantonese seafood-inspired Sing Yin Restaurant and WOOBAR, a drinking haunt for many of Hong Kong’s celebrity and social elite, this is the hotel to live it up during your time in Hong Kong.
The elegant, young and fun vibe that W Hotels are known for are well maintained at this property through funky room décor, visiting DJs and luxurious soirées that are always in the conversation. With an impressive pool on the 76th floor, don't leave without taking a dip here as it truly feels like you're taking a swim in the sky. For the ultimate experience in luxury, splurge on The W’s Extreme WOW Suite where you'll be treated to a full-size kitchenette, unobstructed harbour views, a faux life-sized bear and a jacuzzi that looks like it was built for The Olympics.
Address: Austin Road West, Station Number 1
For the mid-range traveller - Marriott Courtyard Hong Kong
If you’re into authentic neighbourhoods, beautiful harbour backdrops and convenient transportation, then Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong is perfect for you. Located less than 10 minutes from Central in a friendly neighborhood away from the crowds with plenty of local restaurants and cafés, Courtyard is perfect for business travelers and those looking to immerse themselves into a laidback part of Hong Kong.
If you’re checking out the neighbourhood, venture over to ultra trendy Sai Ying Pun for a bite or tipple, head to Lin Heung Kui for some really traditional dim sum or pop up to nearby Winston’s Coffee for a really good cup of joe.
District: Sai Wan
Address: 167 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong
For the budget traveller - Butterfly on Hollywood
Butterfly Hotels are popular in Hong Kong for being boutique hotels at a budget price-point. But there really is nothing "budget" about your stay. The rooms and facilities here channel flairs of Los Angeles, Hollywood in homage to name of the street they’re located on, complete with trendy and interesting movie set props, actors chairs, paintings of celebrities and other amazing details.
While there are several locations, we chose Butterfly on Hollywood Road because it’s within walking distance to the vibrant district of SoHo where you’ll find the historic Man Mo Temple, street art and countless bistros and top notch coffee shops. A great hotel for the traveling couple or price conscious traveler.
District: Sheung Wan
Address: 263 Hollywood Road, Tai Ping Shan
For the traveller holidaying with family - Dorsett Wan Chai
You know a hotel is ready to cater to your family when they offer a room specifically for families! Dorsett’s Family Quad Room provides enough space for a nuclear family of four and little touches guaranteed to keep your kids occupied including toys, children’s books, teddies and a gaming system. Located in between Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, the area also fits the bill as the perfect area that has pretty much everything you’ll need in walking distance. Think shopping, restaurants and amenities - this is the perfect spot to be for all this and more.
Kids won’t stop acting up? Well, you can threaten not to take them to Ocean Park, which is only 15 minutes away by taxi. Just kidding, don’t do that.
District: Wan Chai
Address: 387-397 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
For ultrahip designer digs - Ovolo Southside
Wong Chuk Hang - What was once primarily a warehouse manufacturing district in Hong Kong is quickly becoming one of the city's hottest places to live, work and play. Ovolo Southside is capitalising early on the transformation with its hotel here, by converting a warehouse building into one of the hippest boutique hotels on the island, complete with exposed walls and glass to ceiling views.
With a new MTR route here, Wong Chuk Hang is one of Hong Kong’s best kept secrets that’s still surprisingly convenient. After spending the day here exploring the magic of Hong Kong, head up to ABOVE - Ovolo's rooftop bar which features some of the most breathtaking view across the neighbourhood and beyond. Book a room here while you still can!
District: Wong Chuk Hang
Address: 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang