Best Hong Kong Hotels: Places You'll Want to Check In

Hong Kong has some of the best hotels in China – a result of its hybrid culture, strategic geographic location and booming tourism industry.

International brands consider the former British colony a launching pad into mainland China. English is still an official language of the city so Western travelers can very much feel home here. The extremely compact city also harbors a number of leading home-grown hotels of Asia, such as The Peninsula (locally known as 'The Pen') and Mandarin Oriental.

Premium short-stays are abundant. On both sides of the Victoria Harbour waterfront, five-star hotels elbow their way to secure the best perspective towards the harbour and the awe-inspiring skyline. The Peninsula Hong Kong, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and Mandarin Oriental are among the most popular addresses. The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is reported to be the highest hotel on the planet, perching on the top levels of the 488-meter International Commerce Center. Hotel Vic on the Harbour is the new and very sharp kid on the block.

Decent budget hotels do exist in central Hong Kong but in small number. They are usually a bit of a walk from MTR stations or are tucked in modest looking buildings above shops and restaurants. 

For doughty backpackers, Chung King Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui is probably the world's most hostel-packed building with more than 80 lodgings spreading over 17 stories.

Kerry Hotel
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There's one word that really sums up the Kerry Hotel, and that is "original". It's right on the waterfront, with an infinity pool that looks across to Hong Kong Island and down the eastern side of the harbor. The architects realized the value of...  Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
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The 32-story building is right by Central Pier waterfront with a breath-taking view towards 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 Pottinger Hong Kong
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The Pottinger Hong Kong offers 68 luxury guestrooms and suites, ranging from 23 square metres to 68 square metres. The "Pottinger Suite" and six cozy suites feature a bespoke décor that celebrates Hong Kong's rich heritage and diverse...  Read More

Eastern District
EAST Hong Kong
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This 32-story hotel is a five-minute walk from Taikoo Place, a colossal 10-tower office building cluster in Quarry Bay. Suited executives are the main patrons here and the hotel goes above and beyond to help them decompress. All staff wear...  Read More

Southern District
Ovolo Southside
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Ovolo Southside is Hong Kong's first warehouse-to-hotel conversion. Originally built in 1976, the former multi-use industrial building now features 162 open-plan guestrooms, a fully-equipped 24-hour gym and a collection of social spaces that...  Read More

Hotel Vic on the Harbour
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Split between two towers on the waterfront in the authentic and rather quaint area of North Point, Hotel Vic's 671 rooms and suites are the latest addition to Hong Kong's buzzing accommodation scene. Hi-tech (the fitness center showcases some...  Read More

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
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The intimate 113-room property has the ambiance of a boutique hotel but the facilities of a five-star. Basic rooms are spacious (42 square meters in size) and come with contemporary design. If your budget allows, try for the more deluxe L600...  Read More



Occupying the 102nd-118th floors of 488-meter-tall International Commerce Center (ICC), the 312-room Ritz is even two stories higher than Hong Kong's new attraction, the Sky 100 Observation Deck in ICC. The five-star property is connected to...  Read More



This luxury design hotel is located in the heart of Hong Kong Island. All 177 rooms come in extra-large sizes (by Hong Kong standard), rising from 67-square-meter studios up to a swish 182-square-meter Penthouse Suite with windows looking out to...  Read More

The Peninsula Hong Kong
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The Peninsula is a born-and-bred Hong Kong hotel and one of the finest hospitality brands in Asia. First opened up in 1928 and later revamped in 1994, the luxury property offers impeccable room and concierge services in the original building and...  Read More


Meet Ed Peters

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