One thing Hong Kong certainly isn’t short of is decent hotels. So, if you’re looking for a luxurious place to lay your head for a few days, you’re going to be spoilt for choice.
But sometimes, having so many options can make it difficult to decide which one to choose. After all, should you be on Hong Kong Island or in downtown Kowloon? Should you book with a chain, or perhaps choose one of the excellent independent boutique hotels?
Never fear, because we’ve put together a list of the 7 best 5 star hotels in Hong Kong. From opulent style to chic elegance, you’re sure to find a hotel among the following that will provide you with everything you need for your stay.
1. The Upper House
Located at Pacific Place on Hong Kong Island, this contemporary hotel was designed by Andre Fu and describes itself as “a haven within the city.”
The hotel offers 3 different dining options, Café Gray, The Lawn, or The Café Gray Bar. Facilities are excellent, with a gym, complementary bikes, and yoga sessions. Guests are housed in a choice of rooms, from studios through to suites and penthouses.
2. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Billing itself as “one of the most exclusive luxury hotels in the world,” the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel is one of Hong Kong Island’s finest addresses.
This boutique hotel offers unparalleled luxury – from its spa programs and treatments (the spa is considered one of the best in the whole of Asia), yoga sessions, fine French dining in The Amber Restaurant, or less formal in the Mo Bar, you’ll be treated with all the deference you’d expect from such a world-renowned hotel.
The rooms range from deluxe through to executive, suites, or if you really want to push the boat out, the Presidential Suite.
3. W Hong Kong
The chain of W has certainly made its mark on the world hotel scene with the brand signifying a unique style of urban glamour and chic luxury. W Hong Kong is located in Kowloon, close to the wonderful Elements Shopping Mall.
W has excellent facilities, including a swimming pool, spa, gym, and an amazing choice when it comes to dining. Choose from excellent dim sum in the Sing Yin restaurant, go all up to date in The Kitchen, enjoy snacks, refreshments, and music in the Woo Bar, or enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool and light refreshments at the stunning Wet Deck, where the views of the harbour are second to none.
Room choices range from luxury through to the “Extreme Wow” suite, with its panoramic city and harbour views and private bathing pool.
4. The Peninsula Hong Kong
It might be the oldest hotel in Hong Kong (it opened in 1928), but it’s still the one by which all other hotels set their standards…
Known in the hotels industry as the “Grande Dame of the Far East,” The Peninsula Hong Kong in Kowloon offers wonderful facilities, including a spa, fitness centre, and swimming pool.
When it comes to dining, you really are spoilt for choice. From Gaddi’s French cuisine to Japanese at Imasa, Swiss at Chesa or European at Felix (plus there are other options in The Lobby and The Verandah), you don’t need to leave the hotel to enjoy a worldwide gastronomy tour…
As you’d expect, there’s a range of different room choices, from the superior rooms right through the range to the top options, the Marco Polo or Peninsula Suites.
5. The Langham Hong Kong
The Langham name needs no introduction, and The Langham Hong Kong certainly lives up to its reputation.
Located in Tsimshatsui, one of the best shopping districts in the whole of Hong Kong, the hotel offers every kind of facility you’d expect from one in its class.
From the health club to the roof top swimming pool, spa treatments and the famous Langham Club, the hotel offers a true haven from the hustle and bustle of the city outside.
6 different dining options provide food from around the world, including the 3 Michelin Starred Tang Court restaurant, serving Cantonese food from the Tang Dynasty era.
And of course, the rooms range from super luxury through to the finest of suites…
6. The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
Enjoy 360-degree views as you work out in the gym or are pampered with one of the many spa treatments.
Or choose from one of the 6 dining options – including the 2 Michelin Starred Tin Lung Heen serving traditional Dim Sum, the elegance of Tosca, where you can dine on fine Italian cuisine, or chow down on the tapas and sushi offered at Ozone, the rooftop bar that also boasts regular live music, parties, and DJs.
And whatever level of room you choose, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing view over the city and surrounding area.
7. The Four Seasons Hong Kong
Needing no introduction, the name “Four Seasons” means guaranteed luxury and comfort wherever you might stay in the world, and The Four Seasons Hong Kong is certainly no exception.
Located slap bang in the middle of Hong Kong Island, the facilities are second to none. Enjoy the spa with all its associated treatments, the fitness centre, the pool, the boutique…
And they haven’t held back on the dining options either. Two of the restaurants in the hotel have received Michelin Stars, and you can enjoy food from around the world all beneath a single roof.
Of course, the rooms are “to die for” as well, from the club harbour view rooms right though to the amazing Harbour View Suite.
As you can see, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to 5 star luxury in Hong Kong. The best names in hotel luxury are all present, with the comfort you expect from names such as Ritz Carlton, Langham, and Mandarin Oriental.
The one thing all the above hotels have in common (other than luxury), is that they offer an oasis of calm – and that’s so very important in the craziness that is Hong Kong. So enjoy – whichever hotel you choose.