Staying in town for the summer? Whether it’s panoramic views or infinity pools you’re after, here are the best hotels to book for your staycation in Hong Kong.
We know, the vacation bug is real. If you’re staying in town for the summer, you can still treat yourself to a weekend getaway. Whilst the sheer amount of Hong Kong hotels make the possibilities seem endless, we’ve done the not-so-hard work for you, curating a list of the best places worth booking for a staycation. Whether you’re going with your bestie, family, a furry friend, a special someone, or are booking a solo stay, you’ll soon find yourself immersed in the world of massages, worldwide cuisines and infinity pools.
Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Check directly with each hotel prior to booking to avoid disappointments on staycation packages or opening arrangements of facilities.
Hotels To Book For A Staycation On Hong Kong Island
Four Seasons Hong Kong
Four Seasons is the epitome of sheer luxury, utter perfection and attention to detail. A staycation here is the ultimate indulgence – whether it’s for a celebration, a gift or simply just because. From the moment of check-in, to the afternoon tea, to the live music, to the harbour-facing pool and the immaculate, spacious rooms, you can expect faultless luxury through and through. The rooms include impossibly comfortable beds, deep baths, rain showers and engulfing dressing gowns. Always a win.
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour
Harbour views without the Central price tag? Head on over for a staycation at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour. Everyone will enjoy taking a dip in the infinity pool and the food at Cruise and Farmhouse will please the whole family. You can even bring your furry friends along with its dog-cation package.
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The Island Shangri-La
From romantic staycation to a gals-only getaway, The Island Shangri-La is classy from top to bottom and is perfect for every occasion. The hotel itself oozes glamour and old-school elegance, and if you stay in a harbour-facing room, you’ll be astounded by the view.
Okay, it’s not really low budget, but this hotel is still worth mentioning because families, couples and business folks alike seem to rave about it. With its funky, artsy and incredibly cool design (you’re greeted by neoclassical murals of Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn and Frank Sinatra). This upscale hotel is just steps from Soho and is ideal for creatives. Book two nights before Thursday, 30 June and enjoy a free extra night’s stay.
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Mandarin Oriental is everything you’d expect and more. Whilst five-star hotels are easy to come by in this city, (consistent) five-star service is tricky to find. With its top-notch decor and interior design, the Verandah-style room is perfect to unwind for a romantic getaway. As an added bonus, this hotel is tastebud heaven. From the rose petal jam and perfectly fluffy scones in the afternoon tea, to the Fine Dining Dim Sum Restaurant (with debatably the world’s best beef tenderloin dim sum – complete with 96 layers of heavenly pastry). If you’re getting itchy feet being stuck in Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental is the ideal place to reignite your love of the city.
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The Murray Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel
Located in the heart of Hong Kong, this staycation destination is definitely worth the splurge! If you’re looking to rejuvenate and recover from a tiring week of work, check out the customised rituals in one of the five well-appointed spa suites, followed by a dip in the indoor pool. With experienced masseuse and yoga instructors, you can be sure that every experience will be exactly what you’re looking for – in the most relaxing way. If you’re looking for an extra energy boost, sign up for one of the outdoor boot-camps while enjoying the excellent view!
One of the newer luxury boutique hotels located smack bang in Central, One96 is beautifully designed. It’s a five-minute walk to Soho and LKF. Its view is breathtaking and the amenities are too long to list! Plus, the free continental breakfast and $200 supermarket voucher (available with the Home Suite Home staycation package) offers a ton of options to start each day off on the right foot.
If you’re looking for a night away from the city and can’t bear the thought of leaving your furry friend at home, look no further then Ovolo Hotels. The hotel has locations in both Wong Chuk Hang and Central, and its V.I.Pooch Package is the perfect option for dog parents who fancy a staycation – and want to bring pampered pooches along for the ride! The hotel goes all out to make sure our four-legged friends are well looked after, with the package including their own doggy bed, food bowl and even a “Doggy Bag” with a specially-designed dog toy and treats inside! For those without four-legged friends, the hotel is still a great staycation option, with rooms including a free minibar, breakfast, 24-hour gym access and happy hour when booking direct.
Editor’s Note: Ovolo Hotels are currently operating as quarantine hotels.
The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel
Looking for a great value hotel staycation for you and some friends? Enjoy a spacious four-person room from just $1,399. Consider The Park Lane in Causeway Bay. If you’re looking for some activities to get stuck into during your stay, there is a range of classes on offer including art jamming, yoga on the roof, fitness, photography and even tarot classes.
The Pottinger Hong Kong
Another favourite of ours, this luxury hotel has three restaurants and two bars, although considering it’s located near some of the best dining and drinking around, you will have a hard time deciding whether to eat out or stay in. From pretty decor to excellent staff service, this one is definitely worth the splurge.
The Upper House boasts possibly the biggest standard hotel rooms in a Hong Kong hotel (starting at 68sq metres/ 730sq feet!). The thought of relaxing in the huge bathtub with a glass of champagne in hand while you soak in the skyline views is enough to have us booking a room!
Hotels To Book For A Staycation In Kowloon
Eaton Hong Kong
Eaton Hong Kong is like nothing we’ve ever seen before – purifying Himalayan salt lamps, Tai Chi classes, climate activism, you name it. Think of this place as less of a traditional hotel and more of a community hub. With an in-house radio station, mini movie theatre and exhibition space, there will be plenty of opportunities to educate yourself on topics such as climate change, gender and race. From crystal healing therapy to tofu gnocchi, this is as alternative as a staycation destination gets in Hong Kong.
FWD House 1881
Why travel elsewhere when you can travel back in time? Located in the heart of TST and formerly the Marine Police Headquarters, FWD House 1881 Heritage offers skyline views above, exquisite gardens below, and a piece of history everywhere you look. Upon first glance, the outdoor areas perfectly encapsulate Hong Kong’s colonial history and present an authentic tribute to the city’s past. With its exquisite old-school interior, this cultural landmark will make you feel like a Hong Kong starlet in a Wong Kar-Wai movie.
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A quick MTR ride away from Hong Kong Island, this TST gem is a favourite among its clients. This place is also perfect for retail therapy – just a three-minute walk to the Jade Market and a 15-minute walk to the Ladies Market. You will feel good about how chic and modern this little boutique hotel is, offering many amenities, including a handy phone with your stay!
A Sassy favourite, this award-winning hotel is here to offer you a memorable staycation experience. From a relaxing aromatherapy massage at The Spa at Base Camp, to a dip in the infinity pool, you’ll find yourself immersed in the world of ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. If live bands are your thing, head over to Dockyard for a relaxing evening. The prices here are super reasonable, but the quality remains. The afternoon tea here is also a real treat!
Editor’s Note: Kerry Hotel is currently operating as a quarantine hotel.
As an “Artisanal Home” concept, K11 ARTUS is an ultra-private, ultra-luxury residential experience that inspires cultural discovery. One of the highlights is the unique K11 ecosystem, set on top of the K11 MUSEA. With 287 suites spanning 14 floors, you wouldn’t believe that each and every residence has its own wraparound balcony. That’s right – your room offers one of the best views in the city. Plus, if you’re into getting evening cocktails with the a view, make sure to check out The Chamber.
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The Peninsula Hong Kong
Treating yourself to a shamelessly over-the-top weekend staycation? From 18-minute helicopter tours to a dinner in the Peninsula Yacht, the Peninsula Hong Kong is here to guarantee that none of your wildest dreams are out of reach. Widely recognised as an international icon of hospitality, the legendary “Grande Dame of the Far East” has offered a blend of the finest Eastern and Western hospitality, classical grandeur and timeless elegance for 90 years. If you’re looking to end the evening in a low-key fashion that doesn’t involve helicopters and yachts, Felix has long been a favourite for soaking in spectacular skyline vistas in style.
Treat yourself to a sky-high staycation at the top of the ICC with Ritz-Carlton, rising 118 floors above the city. Take in sweeping skyline views, chill at the rooftop lounge and tuck into Michelin-starred meals. The Ritz-Carlton is also a popular choice for those looking for pet-friendly hotels.
Rosewood Hong Kong
Infinity pool? Check. Personal butler? Check. Five-star service? Also check. If you’re looking to escape the bustling metropolis, Rosewood Hong Kong is the place to be. Plus, the eco and sustainable initiatives seen at other Rosewood properties is a big part of the Hong Kong hotel too. For ultimate R&R, the Re-discover Asaya Day or One-Night Wellcation offers a restorative stay at the Asaya Lounge, which includes a 60-minute guided wellness session and 60-minute treatment.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is known and loved for good reason. Check out the health club, spa and the rooftop swimming pool before heading to Sky Lounge for afternoon tea, or Oyster & Wine Bar for freshly shucked oysters and sommelier-recommended wines. Its Savour to the MAX staycation package, available till Sunday, 31 July features dining credit of $1,300 for you to spend at the hotel.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2369 1111, www.marriott.com/sheraton-hong-kong-hotel-and-towers
W Hong Kong
The effortlessly cool kid on the block, W Hong Kong needs no introduction. Located in West Kowloon, right above Kowloon station and Elements Mall, its convenient spot makes it popular even with celebrities visiting Hong Kong! With panoramic views of the Island, a roof top pool on the 76th floor and the award-winning Bliss spa, there’s not much more we could ask for. Kitchen’s weekend buffets will satisfy the pickiest of eaters, and you’ll be mesmerised with the spread of unique flavours and options! The hotel is currently available for a 7-night or 14-night Fuel and Recharge quarantine stay until Sunday, 31 July, which includes daily eats and harbour or city views.
W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2222, www.marriott.com
Hotels To Book For A Staycation In The New Territories
Auberge Discovery Bay
Need a break from the city’s hustle and bustle? Auberge Discovery Bay is your escape. Only 25 minutes from Central, at the Auberge you’ll be transported to an island oasis, surrounded by ocean views and complete with first-class facilities, including Spa Botanica, which offers 10 treatment rooms and over 50 treatment options. Get your workout done at the gym (with 360 degree views) before cooling down in the 25m outdoor swimming pool. Food-wise, you’ll be sorted at the open-plan Café bord de Mer & Lounge; complete with an outdoor terrace.
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Gold Coast Hotel
If you’re after a beachside holiday, look no further than Gold Coast Hotel, only 30 minutes from Central! You’ll have exclusive direct access to Golden Beach and the rooms and suites offer open sea views or look out at the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club. Follow a morning at the beach with an afternoon under the shade of the palm trees at the main pool. You can burn off the daily buffet and poolside BBQ with a beach walk or run, or at the well-equipped gym. For some fine dining, make sure you check out the hotel’s Michelin-recommended Chinese restaurant, YUE.
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Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Why not turn a Disneyland day trip into a novelty staycation at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel? Embrace your inner child and feel like a big kid at this Victorian seaside palace, complete with live music in the six-storey lobby and a Mickey Mouse-shaped garden maze! The zero-depth entry outdoor pool is home to a twisting, 40m waterslide and a heated whirlpool and private cabana; there’s also a Victorian-inspired indoor pool – perfect for doing laps. For a mix of Asian and Western dishes, head to Walt’s Café, or for a fun meal, check out Crystal Lotus for Disney Dim Sum.
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Magic Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 3510 6000, www.hongkongdisneyland.com/hotels/hong-kong-disneyland-hotel
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
The Hyatt Sha Tin is a five-star resort hotel which has everything you need for some real downtime, from a 25m outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and fitness centre (with steam and sauna), to rejuvenating treatments and meditation at the Melo Spa. You’ll eat like kings here too, with Sha Tin 18 boasting four show kitchens and authentic Cantonese and Northern Chinese; sit back on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace for breathtaking mountain views. Head to Tin Tin Bar for pre or post-dinner drinks.
Editor’s Note: “The Best Hotels To Book For A Staycation In Hong Kong” was originally published in 2016 and was most recently updated in May 2022 by Team Sassy.
Main image courtesy of Kerry Hotel via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Four Seasons Hong Kong, image 2 courtesy of Mandarin Oriental via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Ovolo Hotels via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Eaton Hong Kong, image 5 courtesy of House 1881 via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Auberge Discovery Bay via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Gold Coast Hotel via Instagram.