Sometimes, you just need to escape it all. Here’s our guide to Hong Kong’s best hotel staycations to head to for a weekend away without the hassle of jumping on a plane.
When there’s no sign of a holiday coming soon, but you’re desperately in need of a quick getaway, booking a staycay is the way to go. From sipping on bubbly at rooftop pools overlooking a stunning panorama of Victoria Harbour to an old world, heritage escape in the middle of a fishing village, or even places for family-friendly fun and destinations for a weekend of partying, we’ve given you all the options. Get your holiday groove on with Hive Life’s guide to Hong Kong’s best hotel staycation spots.
See also: An Insider’s Guide to Central, Hong Kong
Explore something new in your hometown with a weekend at the hip and stylish boutique hotel The Fleming. Located slap bang in the middle of Wan Chai, this ode to urban chic is inspired by the classic style of Hong Kong’s Star Ferry and has all the downtown vibes you might expect from a boutique hotel in New York. The perfect spot to base yourself for a weekend out on the tiles, it also offers its own Black Sheep-run restaurant Osteria Marzia for delicious Italian fare. Factor in their handy deals – including a photography package to help you get that professional Insta-worthy photo session down pat and a local food tour that takes you on a gastronomic adventure around the city – and you’ve got the perfect city break, packed with plenty of fun.
Best for: Supercool city break!
Address: 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Price: HKD 1.5K – 3K per night
For a true urban oasis, Tsim Sha Tsui might not seem the obvious place to head, but check out the underrated Hotel Icon and you’ll be surprised. From the moment you enter to discover one of Asia’s largest vertical gardens, this hotel has sustainability running through its core thanks to its attention to detail – think electric vehicles and water filtration systems in guest rooms, eco-friendly in-house amenities to the Impossible Burger on its menus. The main draw, however, is the hotel’s Angsana Spa run by wellness gurus The Banyan Tree. For a feel-good escape in the middle of Kowloon, it’s hard to beat.
Best for: An urban oasis and spa weekend.
Address: 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Price: HKD 1K – 3K per night
For a luxurious escape from Hong Kong’s dash and scramble without moving far from the action, the luxurious Murray Hotel on Garden Road surveys the city below it as well as the Peak that rises up above it. Check-in for panoramic city views from each of the high-end rooms, high-end gastronomy from its European and Western restaurants, and a weekend spent luxuriating in acres of perfectly polished marble and contemporary chic.
Best for: Urban Luxury!
Address: 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
Price: HKD 3K – 4.5K per night
For a kid-friendly escape, it’s hard to beat Castle Peak’s Gold Coast hotel. With its water park, outdoor kids island, sandpit, gym and swimming pools, not to mention a whole host of themed rooms delivering everything from a Hong Kong Tram to a Safari, Space and Dinosaur experience, here’s one for all the family.
Best for: Families looking for a fun adventure-packed staycation with activities.
Address: 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, Hong Kong
Price: HKD 750-2K per night
In need of a vacay on a budget? The Harbour Grand is hard to beat, offering luxury on a budget with standout harbour views and rooms starting from HKD 500. Check-in to spend the weekend relaxing by their outdoor pool overlooking Hong Kong Island and dining at their various restaurants – from speciality Japanese cuisine to oysters and champagne and a relaxed, all day café, they have it covered.
Best for: A staycation on a budget.
Address: 23 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Price: HKD 500-5K per night
In the mood to go all out? Revel in a weekend at the supremely luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong where you’ll find not only the most sumptuous harbour view rooms but also a standout spa, the perfect outdoor pool to give you that holiday feeling, and several Michelin-starred restaurants, not to mention a super sleek cocktail bar to help you while away the nighttime hours. Not for the faint-hearted, but well worth the splurge if you really fancy treating yourselves, reserve two nights at one of their king-sized suites to receive a third night on the house.
Best for: The ultimate couple’s retreat.
Address: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Price: HKD 6K+ per night
With only nine rooms and a scenic view overlooking Lantau’s Tai O, one of Hong Kong’s oldest existing fishing villages, the Tai O Heritage Hotel is the perfect site for a lush, cultural escape. Housed in the former Marine Police Station and with decor inspired by Hong Kong’s history and colonial-style architecture, step back in time at this small, quaint escape where time passes slowly, and enjoy their glass-roofed restaurant, encompassing a panoramic view of the South China Sea and the bobbing fishing boats beneath you. Keen for an adventure? Indulge in their glamping experience whilst you unwind under the stars.
Best for: A taste of time gone by.
Address: 14 Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Price: HKD1.5K-3.5K per night
Escape any worries with a weekend on the water at The Pier Hotel. Located on the waterfront in Sai Kung’s Pak Sha Wan, this contemporary, 40-room spot gets you out of the city and into the serene surroundings of the sea in an instant. Check-in to spend the weekend visiting local seafood restaurants and making the most of all the water sports Sai Kung has to offer.
Best for: A waterfront escape.
Address: 9 Pak Shan Wan St, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Price: HKD1K-5.5K per night
Image courtesy of W Hong Kong
From fashion pop-ups to global music events, it’s always a party at the W Hong Kong. Based in busy West Kowloon, the W Hong Kong boasts the highest outdoor poolside bar in the city as well as a weekend champagne brunch and regular pool parties. Plus, there’s always plenty of fun to be had at its Woobar and Cantonese restaurant. Check-in for a weekend that’s less about the rest and more about the good times.
Best for: A party weekend.
Address: 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Price: HKD2.5K+ per night
The Langham has made its name as a sophisticated, tastefully designed sanctuary in the heart of one of Hong Kong’s biggest shopping and entertainment districts, Tsim Sha Tsui. The hotel’s fantastic location also places it mere minutes away from iconic Hong Kong attractions including the Star Ferry and Victoria Harbour. The Langham hosts 498 spacious rooms and suites which are furnished in a modern, European style. With floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful carpeting, huge beds, and well-stocked minibars, the Langham is undoubtedly one of Hong Kong’s most well-designed hotels. When it comes to amenities, guests can grab a drink at the legendary Langham Club lounge or enjoy a lazy afternoon at the beautiful outdoor pool.
Best for: A staycation with something to do for everyone
Address: 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Price: HKD 1,615 – HKD 6,000 a night
Located right in the middle of the bustling district that is Wan Chai, the lavishly decorated St. Regis hotel provides a great urban getaway for people that want a weekend to indulge in some R&R. The five-star hotel contains 129 rooms and suites designed with a mix of Eastern and Western elements, many of which also provide gorgeous views overlooking either the city or Victoria Harbour. The St. Regis operates a 24-hour e-butler service, and guests also have the wonderfully tricky choice of two Michelin starred restaurants to dine at, Chinese restaurant Rún and French restaurant L’Envol. Other great amenities include their extremely IG-worthy bar, various spa treatments, and their acclaimed Verandah Pool and Bar.
Best for: An extravagant and sumptuous romantic weekend away
Address: 1 Harbour Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Price: HKD 2,603 – HKD 3,555 a night
Image courtesy of Rosewood, Hong Kong
Another tastefully decorated staycation spot located in the bustling neighbourhood of Tsim Sha Tsui, Rosewood Hong Kong provides its guests with unparalleled views of Victoria Harbour, and an impressive list of amenities – including an outdoor infinity pool, 8 restaurants, and an exclusive clubhouse. The hotel prides itself on having some of the most spacious living spaces in Hong Kong, with rooms containing Bose sound systems, Nespresso machines and minibars, flat-screen TVs, and marble bathrooms; some suites even offer a private butler service! For things to do in the neighbourhood, the hotel is located a mere 7 minutes away from the Avenue of Stars promenade (modelled on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame), and is also only 2 km from Temple Street Night Market, a great place to pick up some bargain souvenirs.
Best for: The Victoria Harbour view!
Address: Rosewood Hong Kong No 18, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Price: HKD 3,087 – HKD 35,638 a night
Located in Hung Hom, Shangri-La’s Kerry Hotel offers guests an urban lifestyle resort with 5 dining areas, artfully crafted living spaces and a multitude of impressive facilities, with an incredible amount of event spaces designed to cater to any celebratory occasion. Designed by world-class architect Andre Fu, the suites at The Kerry in particular are worth mentioning, for the extraordinary amount of detail put into the designs allow it to resemble a luxury apartment rather than a hotel room. The location of the hotel also allows guests to experience magnificent views of Victoria Harbour and the iconic Hong Kong skyline, and the professional and modern architecture make it a prime spot to host business meetings or larger gatherings. Tourists will also appreciate the hotel’s close proximity to the Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Science Museum.
Best for: Business and pleasure
Address: 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom
Price: HKD 1,870 to HKD 4,070
Note: This article was originally written by Prasheena Sadarangani on June 20 2019 and most recently updated by the Hive Life team on December 16 2020.