The Best Hotels in Hong Kong  

by Pool Builders on 01-18-2011 in Articles

Hong Kong's dazzling lights, sheer size and endless sights and sounds can intimidate even the very seasoned of travellers. But if you explore the back streets, you'll find another side to life in this glittering metropolis. It's even possible to save yourself a few pennies along the way!

The Salisbury, Tsim Sha Tsui
41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui - From HK$800 (70)

Run by the YMCA of Hong Kong, everyone from businessmen to backpackers stay here. It boasts a brilliant location, right next to The Peninsula Hotel and across the road from the harbour and bargain basement prices. You might not get a chauffeur pick-up from the airport, but the rooms are immaculate, there's an indoor pool, and lots of fantastic cafes to choose from. All set in the heart of Hong Kong.

King's Hotel, Wan Chai
303 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai - From HK$550 (47)

Perfect for night owls, this modern and lively hotel in the Wan Chai red-light district has an all-night pool room and a dining and drinking terrace on the roof that's perched directly over Victoria Harbour, offering stunning views. The prices are fantastic for those seeking a bargain sleep.

Cosmo Hotel, Wan Chai
375-377 Queen's Road East - From HK$580 (50)

What was once the home of the state-controlled Xinhua News Agency is now a cosy and spotlessly clean hotel, popular due to its location just minutes away from the Causeway Bay shopping district and a trot away from the Happy Valley Racecourse. It also boasts one of the best local restaurants - La Maison de l'Orient -at its more expensive sister hotel, the Cosmopolitan.

Olympic Terrace Suites, Kowloon
256 Tung Chau Street, Kowloon - From HK$788 (70)

Perfect for those who have brought the family, this hotel is just a short walk from an underground train station but as far from the tourist bustle as you can get. Surrounded by residential buildings with some great local restaurants, this place really gives a feel of local life in Hong Kong. The rooms are large with family suites available, ideal if you've brought the children!

Hotel Jen, Sheung Wan
508 Queen's Road West, Sai Yin Pun - From HK$800 (68)

Enjoy a sense of the old Hong Kong on the outside with the best of the very modern inside. The rooftop swimming pool at Hotel Jen is a perfect place to unwind, with comfy beds and excellent facilities. There are rooms with stunning views overlooking the harbour and a great restaurant if you fancy a night in.

Bishop Lei International House, Central
4 Robinson Road, Central - From HK$550 (47)

With imposing views over the city, the harbour and the hills and just one street away from the heart of Central and Soho, this hotel is neat as a pin, comfortable and cheap. There is an amazing swimming pool for the summer months. This place feels more like a retreat than a hotel. Perfect for those who want some solitude and peace.

Stanford Hillview Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui
Observatory Road on Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui - From HK$800 (68)

Another escape from the bright lights and noise of the city is the Stanford Hotel. It sits right behind the Knutsford Terrace bar and restaurant but is situated on top of a hill surrounded by trees, looking out over beautiful Kowloon Park. The bargain boutiques of Granville Road are also just a stroll away making this an ideal spot for those seeking the tranquil side of Hong Kong.

Bridal Teahouse Hotel, Sai Ying Pun
358-387 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun - From HK$450 (39)

There are nine of the Teahouse hotels dotted around the city, all very close to the big shopping centres. Right in the midst of the action, these hotels are comfortable and clean if a tad noisy. However, rooms in the Sai Ying Pun located hotel can be quiet if you get a high enough floor. The local area has a wonderful array of traditional shops selling everything from herbs to antiques too.

Royal Park Hotel, Sha Tin
8 Pak Hok Ting Street, Sha Tin - From HK$1,000 (90)

The Royal Park is just 20 minutes from the centre of town but there's a vast mall next door providing much needed retail therapy. Hong Kong's famous floating restaurant is but a stone's throw away along with the City Art Square too. Overlooking Happy Valley racecourse means that horse races can frequently be seen from your hotel window on most evenings! Great for the non-committal gambler!

Dorsett Far East Hotel, Tsuen Wan
135-143 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan - From HK$400 (35)

As close to the suburbs in Hong Kong as one can get, but still only 20 minutes from the centre of town, this little hotel is perfect for those who like to explore parks, temples and museums which can all be found in the local area. The surrounding shops and markets are a haven for bargain hunters too!

So book flights to Hong Kong and snooze the nights away in one, or more, of these great hotels!

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