Recommended Hotels in Hong Kong
The hospitality industry in Hong Kong is nothing short of vast, with an emphasis on mid range and luxury hotels. The Hong Kong tourism board capitalises on Hong Kong's reputation for hospitality and dedication to guest comfort.
With space in Hong Kong being a luxury, many hotels tower high above the crowds, giving many guest rooms spectacular view across the city and if you're lucky, views across Victoria harbour. Hotels here often feature in films and with its stunning skyline, the city is often the backdrop to big screen hits.
With its strategic position midway on the Europe - Australasia long haul routes, its reputation for being a great stopover destination and its superb airport facilities, it is a big tourist puller and the accommodation sector brings serious money into Hong Kong making it a major part of the economy.
We've reviewed a few hotels the people behind this website often make use of. We feel they offer good value for what you pay. . .
Hotels in Hong Kong are not cheap, so consider your choice carefully to get the best experience for your money.
While you can usually find somewhere to stay, you should consider booking well in advance, especially at busy times and public holidays.
Bishop Lei International Hotel
The Bishop Lei International House is a hotel located in the Mid-Levels, right above Central district. It's just a five minute walk from the well known Mid-Levels Escalator, right in the heart of this residential area popular with expatriates. It's also ideally situated for nights out in Lan Kwai Fong and Soho with their bars and restaurants.
We believe this hotel represents superb value for money. It's owned and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong and their aim is to provide comfortable accommodation for those that don't want to have their finances sucked dry by some of the better known hotels lower down the slopes. Don't be put off by the location, as it's really very easy to get to Central. You can use the escalator, the frequent buses that pass reception, or flag a taxi (The fare to Admiralty or Central MTR stations should be around 20$HK, journey time 5-10 minutes). The hotel also offers a free shuttle service.
We recently stayed in one of the harbour view suites on the upper floors and were treated to truly stunning views of the city. The room had a living area and separate bedroom. The extra bed was provided free of charge for our eight year old. Both rooms had their own wide screen LCD TV.
The standard rooms are very small but nicely furnished. On the lower levels, you'll have views of local apartments. Spend a little more if you can and get a room with a harbour view on the higher floors.
The entire hotel was refurbished in 2009. They didn't scrimp on the furnishings and although the rooms are relatively small, the fittings have been well designed and put together.
Other facilities include coffee shop, swimming pool, terrace, exercise room, fully equipped business centre with professional staff and 24 hour room service. There is also free high speed Wi-Fi throughout the entire building.
This hotel is an Xpat.Life favourite. For rates, see: Bishop Lei International Hotel
City Garden Hotel
The City Garden Hotel is very popular with regular visitors to Hong Kong, for both business travellers and holiday makers, simply because it offers good value in this expensive city. Situated in the North Point district of Hong Kong Island, the superb public transport system would whisk you along the 3 or 4 transit stops to Central District and Wan Chai in no time at all.
The rooms are nicely decorated and a good size in this category of hotel with huge beds. A well managed business centre will satisfy those who need to email and fax. The restaurant, coffee bar and the basement bar and entertainment area will satisfy those who want to relax in the hotel away from the frantic pace of Hong Kong. . . and being on Hong Kong Island itself will make the night life just a stones throw away when you're ready for it. . . and to recover, the swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre will be there to pamper you. After that, how about treating yourself to a shopping spree in Causeway Bay just minutes down the road.
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Island Shangri-La Hotel
Supreme Court Road
Situated at the heart of Hong Kong Island's Central district, the Island Shangri-La towers 56 floors above the famous Victoria Harbour. Regularly voted as the World's finest hotel, it has access to one of Hong Kong's most prestigious shopping and entertainment facility, Pacific Place.
Truly breathtaking views of this vibrant city can be enjoyed from the luxurious rooms and suites, among the largest in Hong Kong. As you enter the hotel's huge atrium, you'll be stunned by the worlds largest silk painting, known as 'The Great Motherland of China'.
Of course, in a hotel such as this, you will expect to find exquisite culinary experiences and the award winning restaurants will not disappoint. All the amenities you would expect from a large, luxury hotel are there to treat yourself to a very special hotel experience.
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