Hong Kong's Most Romantic Hotels: We're All Loving the Fragrant Harbor

It's sometimes said that Hong Kongers are more interested in reading balance sheets than love letters. Say it ain't so! This is a city that works hard and plays hard too, and play includes some time for romance. The city's hoteliers are well aware of this, and go out of their way to set the right mood, be it stacking the bath with champagne bottles, folding the towels into a pair of doves (really) or serving dinner in a discreet candle-lit alcove of a popular restaurant.

There are hotels to suit all romantic tastes in Hong Kong. The Fleming, a truly beautiful boutique, reopened in 2017 after a year-long renovation. For history buffs, it has to be The Peninsula, the oldest property in the city, or maybe the Tai O Heritage Hotel, a former police station that's been given a new lease of life. For harbor panoramas, somewhere like the InterContinental, whose outdoor jacuzzi has long been Hong Kong's ultimate "pool with a view", is the automatic choice.

Wherever you decide to stay, it's precisely because Hong Kong is normally so frenetic that snuggling down in a romantic bolthole is so utterly delicious. Switch off the phone, the TV, and just about anything else that might intrude on the moment, and revel in the romance of Hong Kong, also known as the Fragrant Harbor.



You will never realize this is a university-run hotel but for two things: the friendly rate (much cheaper than other five-stars) and the ever-lasting enthusiastic smiles from their staff. Situated in east part of Tsim Sha Tsui, the affiliation...  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 boutique hotel is a natural hideaway from the noisy, bright and heavily populated city center. Situated in a traditional fishing village at the west side of the Lantau Island, the nine-room lodging is backed by lush forest and overlooks the...  Read More

The Luxe Manor
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It's not really a manor, and it has a distinct take on luxe, but this hotel really is one of a kind. In the back streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, the decor falls into the weird and wonderful category, especially when it comes to the themed suites,...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
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On the rail line that leads up to the border, half way between the terminus in Kowloon and China proper, the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin overlooks Tolo Harbour. It's one of the most distinctive hotels in Hong Kong, allied to the nearby university, and...  Read More

InterContinental Hong Kong
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The InterContinental Hong Kong is one of the most convenient Hong Kong accommodation options for leisure and business travelers. Located on the Kowloon waterfront, this hotel is 300 meters from Harbor City and Nathan Road. Guests are within easy...  Read More

Hullett House Hong Kong
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Half way between the Peninsula and the Star Ferry, Hullett House was once a police station. It's been renovated, given the five star treatment, and a fairly substantial shopping mall installed right below. But the real joy of this boutique hotel...  Read More

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

The Fleming Hong Kong
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The Fleming is intimacy in a nutshell, if that's the right metaphor. Once known for its slightly wild night life, the district of Wan Chai has gradually smartened up its act, with cool restaurants and cute hotels taking over long-established...  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 budget allows, try for the more deluxe L600 room,...  Read More


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