THE TOP 10 LUXURY HOTELS IN HONG KONG (5-STAR LIST)
Hong Kong is one of the top luxury destinations in the world. It’s the home of high-end shopping, fancy cars flout on the streets and there are some incredible hotels to make your stay in Hong Kong unforgettable. In this blog post, I have carefully selected the top ten luxury hotels in Hong Kong. Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel that is best for Michelin-starred restaurants, rooftop infinity pool, jaw-dropping city or harbor views, and elegant or lavish rooms, splurging on a fancy night in a luxurious hotel can be worth the extra expense. So why not spoil yourself sometimes?
There are many luxury hotels in Hong Kong so finding the best one can be a challenge. Everyone has their own idea of what a great luxury holiday and a luxury hotel should be. Luxury hotels are usually expensive but some of the hotels in Hong Kong offer more bang for buck yet still give you that once-in-a-life-time luxury escape.
Below I’ve included a comparison table of my top 10 favorite five-star luxury hotels in Hong Kong by region. This is a list with the top five-star hotels in Hong Kong as ranked by review rating so you can enjoy a stay that thousands of others have recommended.
HONG KONG LUXURY HOTELS COMPARISON TABLE
|Intercontinental Hong Kong||Tsim Sha Tsui||9.1-Superb||$270|
|Grand Hyatt Hong Kong||Hong Kong Island||9.0-Superb||$264|
|The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong||Kowloon||9.2-Superb||$412|
|The Peninsula Hong Kong||Kowloon||9.2-Superb||$579|
|Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong||Hong Kong Island||9.3-Superb||$528|
|Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong||Hong Kong Island||9.3-Superb||$436|
|Island Shangri-La Hong Kong||Hong Kong Island||9.0-Superb||$296|
|The Upper House||Hong Kong Island||9.3-Superb||$417|
|The Murray Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel||Hong Kong Island||9.1-Superb||$327|
TOP TEN LUXURY HOTELS IN HONG KONG – ALL HOTELS ARE 5-STAR
Hotel ICON (Value for Money): Situated in Kowloon’s vibrant neighborhood, Hotel ICON is one of the top-rated luxury hotels in Hong Kong. Simply because the Hotel ICON does not only offer guests easy access to the area’s fine dining establishments, shopping centers, and museums but also a great value for the price. For approximately $150 a night, you can enjoy luxurious room features such as full floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views over Victoria Harbor. I mean this is 5-star quality at a 3-star price. And another highlight of this hotel is the heated rooftop pool. Indulge your holiday in Hong Kong by having poolside cocktails or beer as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. This is the sort of 5-star hotel that most travelers would fantasize about. It has an awesome infinity pool and bathtubs in some rooms showcasing a magnificent view of the city and the harbor, a gym facing the harbor as well a price that can’t be beaten! Everything is fantastic! No wonder this is the most popular luxury hotel in Kowloon.
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Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (Best Pool View): The Four Seasons Hotel is by far one of the best 5-star luxury hotels in Hong Kong. This chic and splendid hotel houses four exquisite restaurants, four outdoor pools, and two bars. Spoilt for choice.. literally. The rooms are very luxurious offering unparalleled views of the harbor and the city. Plus each room is comfy and classy and fitted with luxurious items. Not to mention, the hotel is in an unbeatable location making it perfect for shopping, dining, and sightseeing. The service and its attention to detail are phenomenal. However, the best feature of the hotel is the heated infinity pool on the sixth-floor roof deck overlooking Victoria Harbour. It’s a perfect place to drink your cocktail while relaxing and enjoying the best view of Hong Kong city. There is no question this is one of the top five-star hotels in Hong Kong Central. This renowned luxury hotel in Hong Kong is highly recommended whether you are traveling with your family or for business and leisure.
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Intercontinental Hong Kong (Convenient Location): This 5-star luxury hotel in Hong Kong sits right on the waterfront and does not disappoint. It has everything you could ask for when staying in a 5-star hotel in Hong Kong. The hotel has a broad range of restaurants on-site and a large infinity pool with the best view of the harbor. The buffet breakfast is in a restaurant downstairs called the “Harbourside” is another highlight of staying here as they served extensive international dishes plus the view of the harbor was a bonus. The Steak House Wine Bar and Grills offers a romantic setting for couples. Famous luxury brand shops are steps away from the property is it’s pretty convenient. From amazing views of the harbor and best location to convenient transportation, shopping, and exquisite restaurants, I couldn’t have asked for a better hotel.
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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (Kid-friendly): This luxurious hotel is located on Hong Kong Island facing Victoria Harbor. As the name speaks for itself, Grand Hyatt is a perfect hotel for your grand vacation in Hong Kong. Each room features a stunning view of the harbor. The welcome gift and free smartphone use was an extra bonus. It is a big help especially when you are traveling in a non-English speaking country. Grand Hyatt is also a very family-friendly hotel since they offer babysitting services and there is a pool and a massive playground for kids. The Club Lounge gives access to travelers who are here in Hong Kong for business. The hotel has a large number of rooms ranging from Grand Deluxe Rooms to Victoria Harbor Suites. If you are a Hyatt Globalist member, then take advantage of their Club Lounge as it is so romantic making it a perfect spot to have a dinner date with your loved one.
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The Peninsula Hong Kong (World-class Service): Offering a mix of Eastern and Western hospitality, The Peninsula Hong Kong is an indulgent urban getaway for luxury enthusiasts and it is one of the most renowned 5-star hotels in the world. Stunning views of both the city the harbor are featured throughout this luxury hotel that houses with a lot of room options fitted with modern touches. The lobby is mind-blowing and sets the tone for the entire hotel. When it comes to achingly good old and classic design, The Peninsula ranks the top as this extraordinary structure is one of Hong Kong’s most admired buildings since 1928. The location is another highlight of this property. It is just a stone throw away from the city’s notable attractions such as the Avenue of Stars and a museum.
Afternoon tea is must-try when you are in Hong Kong and during tea time in this hotel, you can tell that it has maintained its colonial-style vibe and look. Take advantage of their first-class service from a luxury car, exclusive helicopter transfer, yacht sunset cruising, and many more. This is, without a doubt, the most legendary hotel in Asia. I actually did the helicopter tour, which starts and finishes from the helipad on the roof of the Peninsula Hotel.
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The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong (Best Bar/Restaurants): This 5-star Hong Kong hotel reigns the atop skyline and is where the highest bar in the world can be found. That is a fact! OZONE is the most popular bar for wealthy locals and travelers from around the world including some well-known celebrities. On top of that, the hotel has five superb restaurants including two Michelin star restaurants. On the topmost floor, you can find the International Commerce Center where business people meet. Their spacious and elegant rooms with large glass windows offer a mind-blowing panoramic view of the harbor and the entire city of Hong Kong. This hotel deserves to be given 5-stars as the service is also impeccable and everything is very luxurious making every guest want to stay here longer. The Ritz is one of the top five-star hotels in Kowloon.
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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (Top-notch Amenities): Boasting spectacular views of the skyline and the harbor, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong wows every guest in no time. This legendary 5-star Hong Kong hotel offers amenities like no other. Ultra-stylish rooms ranging from City View King Rooms to Harbor View Suites with a sophisticated and contemporary look. Amenities wise, there’s hardly a more sophisticated place to spend a couple of nights than Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. Every room has a bathroom that is just of this world! Everything is superb. I must say the spa and wellness in this hotel is a must-try. And if you are a gym junkie, you can hire a personal trainer in their state-of-art fitness center. Whether you come to Hong Kong for business or leisure, this luxury hotel is definitely one of the most recommended on the island!
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Island Shangri-La Hong Kong (Value for Money): Set in the heart of the city where the actions begin, this chic luxury brand hotel attracts a lot of travelers from around the world. This is another distinguished luxury hotel that offers value for money on Hong Kong Island although the price is a tad bit higher than Hotel ICON. It’s a home away from home. The hotel has luxurious amenities including eight first-rate restaurants, a beautiful outdoor pool, and lavish rooms fitted with high-quality toiletries, a flat-screen TV, an ample work desk, and a minibar. A spa and fitness center are quite a treat but the gigantic Chinese painting in the Atrium attracts every guest here as it is so pretty. It’s fascinating! You’ll be treated like royalty here. Indulge a luxurious setting with a blend of European style at Island Shangri-la Hong Kong. I definitely recommend a stay here at one of the top luxury hotels in Hong Kong.!
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The Upper House (Spacious Rooms): The Upper House is a world-class boutique hotel nestled near the Admiralty station providing easy access to everything. Combining convenience, privacy, and comfort, this elegant hotel houses spacious minimalist rooms which are the best feature of the hotel. If you pick a room on the upper level, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the city and the harbor. Take advantage of the view while having a bath with a cocktail in your hand. Sounds romantic, isn’t it? On the 49th floor, Cafe Gray Restaurant features incredible views and first-class cuisine where business people and classy tourists flock especially lunch and dinner. This is a cant-miss spot when you’re staying in The Upper House. With its flawless personalized service, extensive rooms, and a large collection of contemporary artworks, this is undoubtedly an ultra-luxury, boutique hotel on Hong Kong Island!
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The Murray Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel (Exceptional Service): Located in a tranquil neighborhood of Hong Kong Island, The Murray is a brand-new, luxury boutique hotel in Hong Kong Central. An award-winning hotel due to its sustainable and elegant design. It is perfect for savvy business travelers and families. This 5-star Hong Kong hotel is only a 25-story residence but each boutique room is meticulously appointed for ultimate serenity and relaxation showcasing the views of both nature and tall buildings. Amenities of this hotel include rooms and suites, modern fitness facilities, a swimming pool, a sauna, restaurants, and bars. When it comes to dining, this property takes pride in giving every guest the most unforgettable dining experience in their life. Efficiency wise, this hotel is perfect! So I definitely recommend this boutique, luxury Hong Kong hotel!
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PRE-BOOK YOUR 4G SIMCARD FOR HONG KONG (AIRPORT PICKUP)
Before I arrived in Hong Kong, I pre-booked my 4G sim-card for pick-up at the airport. It gives you unlimited data for 5 days of traveling in Hong Kong at 4G speeds. As soon as I arrived at the airport, I walked to the stall, the guy put in my new sim-card and activated it and I was connected from the very first moment. You can Click Here to pre-book your 4G sim-card here and you’ll be surprised it’s actually cheaper to book it in advance.
Book yours now: Pre-Book 5-days Unlimited Data 4G Sim Card
PRE-BOOK YOUR 4G OCTOPUS CARD
You will need to purchase an ‘Octopus Card’ and then you reload it at the machine at the subway station. I pre-ordered my octopus card through Klook, which meant that when I arrived at the airport I simply picked the card up at the Klook counter and caught the train to my accommodation. It saved me from catching an expensive taxi and figuring out the Octopus card later.
You simply scan in at the station you enter and scan out where you exit and the fee is deducted from your card. On the bus, you will pay a fee depending on how much of the route is left and you only scan the card once for a fixed rate. I found moving around in Hong Kong very cheap, efficient and safe.
Click Here to pre-order your Octopus Card with 100 HKD credit loaded onto the card. Pick-up at the airport desk. 100HKD is good for 6-8 train rides and then you can top it up as you go.
Book yours now: HKD 50 Pre-loaded Octopus Card
CHEAPEST AIRPORT PRIVATE TRANSFER SERVICE
The airport in Hong Kong is on Lantau Island, which is about 40-minutes away from Hong Kong Central and 30-minutes away from Kowloon. If you don’t want to bother with public transport, you can book a private transfer that will pick you up at the airport and drop you to your hotel (or vice versa picking you up at your hotel and dropping you to the airport). It’s actually not that expensive and can save you valuable time. The cheapest option is actually the coolest and is in a Tesla car, which is pretty cool. I did this to and from the airport for less than $40.
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