9 Hong Kong Boutique Hotels With Charm & Character
Keep this list of Hong Kong boutique hotels in mind when borders reopen and it's safe to fly again
There are plenty of luxury boutique hotels in Hong Kong that strive to give their guests an intimate experience and the space to rejuvenate. Not only are these hotels beautiful, their services and facilities are stellar too. From industrial glam to charming colonial architecture, we've compiled a list of urban escapes for an amazing holiday experience.
Conveniently located in the eclectic neighbourhood of Wan Chai, this 4.5 star boutique hotel offers al fresco dining and generously sized rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking vibrant city views.
Though swimming pools in Hong Kong are temporarily closed due to the pandemic, it's still worth mentioning their rooftop pool—another good reason to put this hotel at the top of your bucket list. The pool was envisioned by architectural firm Aedas who designed the unique silhouette of the whole building to represent a wrapping dragon reaching for the pearl (the pool), a beautiful homage to the history of Hong Kong.
Hotel Indigo, 246 Queen’s Rd East, Wan Chai; +852 3926 3888, ihg.com
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If understated luxury is your game, Page 148 is the hotel for you. Located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, this boutique hotel is an intimate, design-led property which boasts 197 tastefully furnished rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame stunning views of the historical Kowloon Cricket Club. Guests can also expect a wide range of luxurious and thoughtful amenities, including comfortable beddings, soothing APPELLES organic bath products, as well as quality air purifiers.
Page 148, 148 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, + 852 2132 6108; pagehotels.com
The Pottinger stands at the crossroads of old and new among some of Central's most beautiful heritage sites and historic landmarks. East-meets-West is reflected in the design aesthetics, a beautiful cultural blend of Chinese artwork and homages of Hong Kong's colonial past.
The modern hotel is home to award-winning Italian restaurant Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano and the Michelin-starred Ta Vie旅, which combines French fine dining with Asian influences. Fancy dessert? The Pottinger Hong Kong's artisanal gelato and chocolate shop, Venchi, is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth.
The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, +852 2308 3188; sino-hotels.com
The Pier Hotel
If a beach getaway is what you're looking for, head out to Sai Kung for a change of pace, charming villages and pristine beaches.
Whether your prefer to enjoy the sweeping views of the bay from the open rooftop garden, from a daybed by the pool or from the privacy of your private outdoor terrace, this hotel will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
The Pier Hotel, No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung, +852 2912-6777; thepierhotel.com.hk
Retreat to simplicity at Tuve. Inspired by photographer Kim Høltermand' Sweden’s Lake Tuve artwork, the urban hideaway is the epitome of industrial glam with its concrete, metal, grey marble and natural wood interiors. The minimalist decor and the well-balanced lighting has been strategically designed to create a calming ambiance, only enhanced by soothing LE LABO bath products.
Design and art aficionados will have a field day.
Tuve, 16 Tsing Fung St,Tin Hau, +852 3995 8899, tuve.hk
The former Marine Police Headquarters recently underwent renovations and dropped the name Hullet House to rebrand as House 1881. Furnished to fit 21st-century standards with well-placed elements paying tribute to Hong Kong's past, the lavish hotel exudes timeless luxury.
Catch the nightly Son et Lumière 3D synchronised light show that illuminates the hotel's Victorian exterior, a nod to Hong Kong's colonial days and the city's ever-changing landscape.
House 1881,1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3988 0000; house1881.com
Tai O Heritage Hotel
One of the main attractions of the Tai O Heritage Hotel on Lantau Island is its charming colonial-style architecture.
The old marine police station was renovated into a nine-room boutique hotel and was bestowed the UNESCO Award of Merit for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The police station's original beauty was fully preserved and guests can relax amidst the lush jungle while admiring open views of the Tai O fishing village.
If you're looking for tranquillity, this is the place to be.
Tai O Heritage Hotel, 14 Shek Tsai Po St, Tai O, +852 2985 8383; taioheritagehotel.com
Conveniently located in on the cusp of Central and Sheung Wan, 99 Bonham stands out with its reflective glass facade and cool contemporary interiors. The sculptural concept was envisioned by architectural and design firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners and the boutique hotel exudes elegance with its neutral palette of soft grey tones, black marble and natural woods.
There is no hotel restaurant, but Sheung Wan offers a plethora of dining options.
99 Bonham, 99 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, +852 3940 1111; 99bonham.com
Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Wan Chai, The Fleming is a breathtaking mix of old-world charm and modern luxury, which prides itself on offering guests a unique staycation experience with elegant rooms that inspired by Hong Kong’s maritime heritage.
The Fleming has four different types of rooms to choose from—each decked out with gorgeous furniture and Insta-worthy retro interiors for you to unwind in its sophisticated setting. Besides treating yourself to a nice long bubble bath with luxurious apothecary-inspired bath products from in-house label Shen Nong, don’t forget to book yourself a table at the hotel restaurant Osteria Marzia to enjoy Italian delicacies.
The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3607 2288, thefleming.com
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