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Top 8 hotels in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. How do you find the right place to stay, in an exciting neighbourhood and within your budget? The following 8 hotels, hand-picked by our local experts, cover all areas and prices
The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hong Kong


Hong Kong is a heady mix of the exciting, mysterious and glamorous. With its vibrant atmosphere and bustle day and night, it makes for an unmissable Asian destination. But with a city of this size, it's hard to know where to stay, from the best neighbourhoods to top-notch hotels. Our top choices from our local experts will help you along the way


1. The Peninsula 

Hong Kong’s most historic hotel, The Peninsula first opened in 1928 and is a study in colonial elegance. The famous English-style afternoon tea in the lobby is a must for visitors. Guestrooms in the newer 32-storey tower offer spectacular views; furnishings and amenities are sumptuous, and service is of the highest standard. Included as the main base on Insight Guides' Hong Kong Deluxe holiday, you can experience the hotel's finest features for yourself. 

Gaddi’s is Hong Kong’s premier French restaurant, while other fine choices offer Pacific Rim, continental, Swiss, Japanese and Cantonese cuisine. There are top business and fitness facilities, too. It's a biggie though with 300 rooms in total. 

2. Hotel Jen Hong Kong

Hotel Jen Hong Kong is a comfortable, excellent-value mid-range hotel in the oldest district on Hong Kong Island. A rooftop pool and swish Sky Lounge on the 28th floor both enjoy superior views. Located a short ten minutes’ drive from the central districts but a courtesy shuttle bus is provided to the MTR and Airport Express stations. 

3. Hotel LKF

One of the city’s hippest addresses, Hotel LKF is located on Wyndham Street, right in the middle of Lan Kwai Fong. The sleek, minimalist rooms have special extras like espresso machines, and guests can avail themselves of a whole range of services. Dining facilities include a very sexy 29th-floor cocktail bar and supper lounge, AZURE, which is where a tasty breakfast is served. 

Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Suite. Photo: Trip provider

Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel Suite. Photo: Trip provider


4. Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel

One of a trio of Marco Polo hotels, this one overlooks the spectacular Victoria Harbour. Facilities include a beauty salon and spa, as well as a gym and even a shopping complex. Located along Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel is in the very heart of busiest shopping and commercial area. Rooms are comfortably decorated, with an at-home feel and easy style. The hotel's Lobby Loung bar is a sleek setting for evening cocktails or a light lunch. Enjoy the hotel's highlights on Insight Guide's Hong Kong Highlights tour


5. Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Another impressive place to stay in the Shangri-La's grand, worldwide portfolio, the Island Shangri-La is no exception. On arrival, the outstanding feature here is a 17-storey atrium with abundant greenery. Large rooms with oversized bathrooms have stretching views of Victoria Harbour or hillside. Outstanding Cantonese, French and Japanese restaurants are all available on-site, as well as fine seafood at The Lobster Bar. Guests also have access to an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour gym. 


Island Shangri-La Hotel. Photo: Shutterstock

Island Shangri-La Hotel. Photo: Shutterstock


6. Cordis, Hong Kong at Langham Place

A modern five-star hotel in the heart of crowded Mong Kok, the Cordis at Langham Place prides itself on its use of technology, and shows a softer side with great artwork throughout the building. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, presenting more stunning views, and contemporary furnishings. Stylish touches include a heated roof-top pool, Chinese-themed Chuan spa and a laid-back business centre that merges into its lounge bar. 

7. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Included on Insight Guides' Island Insights trip, the Mandarin Oriental is ideally located for city exploring. Combining luxury, comfort and style, you'll find a selection of modern rooms, slick bars and delicious dining options on-site too. Rooms come with either an impressive view of Victoria Harbour or the city's skyline. You'll also find an on-site spa, with an impressive range of treatments, to soothe away the stresses of a busy day sightseeing.

8. Royal Garden

An attractive hotel with pool, tennis court, gym, garden and - wait for it - putting green on its rooftop Sky Clubs. The Royal Garden's 25m pool is open-air but heated when the weather is cool. Guest rooms open onto terraces overlooking a plant-filled 15-storey atrium with pools and waterfalls. The rooms are cosy, elegant and inviting, and the most expensive ones have harbour views. There are a range of dining options open to guests with Italian, Cantonese and Japanese restaurants, as well as a restaurant in the atrium. 


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