Hong Kong's 10 Best Airport Hotels: Off the Plane and into Bed

Hong Kong's airport hotels fall into two categories. Those that are right by the airport, and those that are on or very near the Airport Express line, which runs between Central and Chek Lap Kok International in a mere 25 minutes. 

First choice of the hotels right by the airport has to be the Regal, which is connected to the Arrivals hall. Grab your bags off the carousel, push your trolley along the air-conditioned walkway for a couple of minutes, and you're in the lobby. Naturally, this is even better if you have to catch an early morning flight, as it takes only a short while to check out and check in.

Only a short distance from the airport, the Marriott boasts a nine-hole golf course, a spa, a fitness center and pool – so it's a mini resort, really. It's also right next to AsiaWorld-Expo, the exhibition center. And just down the road in Tung Chung, the Novotel Citygate is hard by one of Hong Kong's main shopping centers.

The Airport Express is one of the wonders of Hong Kong. The station is only a couple of minutes' walk (via air-conditioned walkway) from the terminals, and trains leave at regular intervals throughout the day, stopping in Kowloon on the way to Hong Kong Island. Hotels above these stations are obviously in easy reach of the airport, as well as the rest of the city.

Silvermine Beach Resort
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Take note that the Silvermine is 30 minutes' taxi ride from the airport, on the far side of the mountain range that bestrides Lantau Island. It's also right on the beach, and 30 minutes by fast ferry from Central. So the hotel works both for...  Read More

B P International
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Anyone looking for a cheaper option when it comes to airport hotels might want to take a look at the B P International. Connected to the Airport Express rail line by complimentary shuttle bus, it's a regular, rather than luxury, hotel, right by...  Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
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The Four Seasons is right by Central Pier waterfront with a breath-taking view towards the Victoria Harbour and Kowloon. To enhance its blue-water appeal, the five-star brand installed two outdoor swimming pools (24 and 20 meters long...  Read More

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
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Kid sister hotel to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Landmark is part of the shopping mall of the same name (Harvey Nichols is the anchor tenant) and within walking distance of the Airport Express station. Chef Richard Ekkebus regularly picks up...  Read More

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
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The Mandarin Oriental celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 – making it the second oldest hotel in Hong Kong. You don't last half a century in Hong Kong without being very good, whatever business you're in, and the Mandarin is exceptional....  Read More



Never mind that this is – for the moment – the highest hotel in the world. On clear days, the views are stupendous, on others you get a bird's eye-view of cloud. Naturally at a Ritz-Carlton you are guaranteed nigh perfect food, service and a...  Read More

W Hong Kong
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The W Hong Kong sits right above Kowloon Station on the Airport Express line, 20 minutes or so from the airport. As it's also right above Elements, a very swish shopping mall, and on the Tsim Sha Tsui peninsular, it's ultra convenient. More than...  Read More

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong
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Besides being a very smart hotel in easy reach of the airport, the Novotel Citygate has two extra points in its favor: it's right next to one of the city's biggest outlet shopping malls, and sits above Tung Chung station, the eastern terminus of...  Read More

Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel
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No matter which part of the plane you're sitting in, few passengers disembark feeling gloriously refreshed. Step forward Hong Kong's airport Marriott, which may not have a surf beach but otherwise is a pretty cool resort. Spa? Check. Indoor...  Read More

Regal Airport Hotel
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The Regal Airport Hotel is not the most lovely looking building on the planet – but who cares? It could hardly be closer to Arrivals, Departures and the Airport Express Station. It's convenience itself, and one of the city's largest hotels –...  Read More


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Ed Peters has been based in Asia for much of his life.