In this final part of my guide to Hong Kong, I’ll be discussing the island’s hotels. I stayed in just two, but there’s a choice that’s as dizzying as the skyline. Hong Kong has 695 hotels. With little space to spread out, they reach skywards like stalagmites.
I spent two nights at the five-star Cordis Hotel in the heart of Mong Kok and one at the Eaton. The Cordis boasts 664 spacious rooms and suites, a two-Michelin star restaurant, and a world-famous spa and rooftop pool.
My deluxe twin offered a good-size bathroom and neat extras such as fresh fruit and bottled water. They even provide a smartphone preloaded with local maps and attractions.
The Cordis’ sister hotel is the four-star Eaton in the Yau Mai Tui area of Kowloon. Rooms here are slightly smaller, but still good quality.
I recommend both hotels. The Cordis has a more international clientele, while the Eaton draws more from Europe. The Eaton has an open-air swimming pool that’s heated in winter plus Tai Chi lessons every morning from a master.
I visited several other hotels, from top-end five-star luxury to affordable three-star-plus hotels.
As you walk into the foyers of these hotels, you feel the ambience and opulence. Staff are attentive and well mannered.
In the famous shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui East, this is a contemporary 688-room hotel with a twist, such as a carpet for each day of the week in the lifts.
Harbour Grand Kowloon
One of the best locations in the city – right on the Kowloon waterfront in the Whampoa Garden district. With 555 rooms, it’s just five minutes’ drive from MTR Hunghom Station and the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui shopping area.
The harbour-view rooms are special and dining is a memorable experience (the signature dish is a must). Follow up dinner with a trip onboard an authentic Chinese sightseeing boat.
Harbour Grand Causeway
Across the harbour on Hong Kong Island, this 828-room hotel is luxurious and elegant with views of the harbour from every room. The hotel sits close to the fashionable shopping areas and commercial offices of Causeway Bay, Wanchai and Central. Don’t be put off by the reclamation work around the hotel, as the staff are welcoming and very helpful.
Not stopping? You must at least visit the Le188 restaurant, with its floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic 188-degree views across Victoria Harbour.
Kowloon Park Hotel
Right in the heart of Kowloon’s entertainment and business district of Tsim Sha Tsui, this hotel has 347 contemporary rooms and suites, and offers easy access to the MTR station and Star Ferry.
A 487-room hotel in the heart of Kowloon offering easy access to the major shopping areas and commercial area, such as the Langham Place and the Grand Century Place. Ideal for business trips or leisure breaks.
A contemporary four-star hotel in the Wan Chai area that’s perfect for families. Most rooms come with a view of the city over Causeway Bay or of the racecourse.
The sister hotel to the Cosmopolitan, this is a boutique hotel that’s a short stroll from the bustling and hustling city centres of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, and the Times Square mega shopping mall. There’s a free shuttle service to these places, and Admiralty, Central, Tai Koo and Quarry Bay, too.
Metropark Causeway Bay
A contemporary hotel meeting the needs of both business and leisure travellers. Floor-to-ceiling glazing features throughout the 33-storey hotel tower, offering magnificent views of Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Harbour and Park from many of the 266 rooms.
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