Hong Kong‘s portfolio of accommodation provides something for all budgets and tastes. Everybody from backpackers to tourists and business travellers who require five star luxury have a great choice of places to stay. At the luxury end of the scale, Hong Kong has more than its fair share of hotels in this category.
These range from the heritage Peninsula in Kowloon to Causeway Bay’s Mira Moon Boutique Hotel and the V Causeway’s luxury apartments. The chief clusters of most popular luxury hotels in Hong Kong are in the Kowloon area of Tsim Sha Tsui and scattered along the north coast of Hong Kong Island.
The majority of the Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui hotels are in the vicinity of Nathan Road. The Ritz-Carlton on the district’s Austin Road is one of the world’s highest hotels. Other parts of Hong Kong with luxury hotels are Mongkok, Tsuen Wan and the international airport. On the island, visitors can choose from Aberdeen, North Point, Causeway Bay, Admiralty and Sheung Wan.
Hong Kong luxury hotels do that little extra to ensure their guests want for nothing. At the larger establishments, floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of the city’s magnificent architecture and Victoria Harbour. Standard in-room amenities at Hong Kong high-end hotels include LED televisions, spacious bathrooms with marble tiling, mini-bars and facilities to make hot drinks.
A range of venues for wining and dining does away with the need to go out. At the Hotel Panorama By Rhombus for example, the Sky Bar, Café Express and AVA Restaurant are among food and beverage outlets. The W Hong Kong is a popular hotel offering guests access to one of the city’s most exclusive nightspots, the Woobar.
Nightly room and suite rates at the most popular luxury establishments in Hong Kong are reasonable, if you can accept smaller rooms, and sumptuous buffet breakfasts are usually thrown in. Spas offering rejuvenating massages, swimming pools, saunas and wellness treatments are available at some of the luxury hotels. Guests can take advantage of services such as tailored sightseeing tours. A trip in one of the Peninsula’s Rolls-Royce Phantoms is a Hong Kong highlight.
Space comes at a premium in one of the most densely packed cities in the world, and those wishing to stay on Hong Kong Island or the waterfront end of Kowloon will have to pay a premium for luxury. Better value for money is found at the more remote hotels that enjoy proximity to the reliable MTR network.