Hong Kong hotels that give you good value for your money
Hong Kong hotels are world class with a reputation for good rooms and service. With over 50,000 rooms in hundreds of different establishments, there is a great variety to choose from. Since finding a hotel or other accommodations is one of the main concerns when you go travel, I will work to make sure that my Hong Kong travel guide has a solid section on this. But to cover all of the possibilities would be simply impossible, so I will focus on drawing up some guidelines.
For a full list of selections, I recommend checking out Trip Advisor.
As in other large cities, downtown real estate is expensive which drives up hotel prices. But if you have the means, Hong Kong certainly provides the opportunities to travel in style. If you’re on a more restricted budget, fear not. As one happy visitor put it: “There is just too much to do and see in Hong Kong so staying in a fancy hotel is unnecessary!”
And there are still many more economical options around. If you do enjoy the comforts of a really good hotel, I recommend the Langham Place Hotel, which has extraordinary customer satisfaction. At one third of the price of some of the more expensive competitors, it’s a real bargain.
Location, location, location
The best locations to live on a Hong Kong vacation would probably be in the areas of Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wanchai and Causeway Bay, but there are many more possibilities, including cheaper living in places like Mong Kok.
The simple reality is that this city is a crowded place, and when you try to find lower prices it may require sacrifices of room and comfort. But if you’re willing to forgo the most convenient locations, it’s possible to save a lot of money without having to give up space and standard.
For example, Royal Park Hotel has large, comfortable rooms in Shatin, less than 30 minutes away from the absolute centre of the city.
However, be wary of the information that they put out. If they claim to be a certain number of minutes outside of the city centre, it might well turn out to be much longer once you encounter full-on Hong Kong traffic jams.
The importance of location depends on how you intend to get around. I highly recommend the subway, known as the MTR. Its service is fast, frequent, reliable, and it will get you to most of the popular tourist attractions. It may become a bit crowded from time to time, but you could say that about anything in Hong Kong.
So look out for Hong Kong hotels that are next to MTR stations. For more information about how to get around, including times for travelling different distances, please see my page on the Hong Kong transport system.
If you’re looking for first-class living you’ll be happy to find that Hong Kong hotels include some of the best places to stay in the world. And if you’re a stickler for the classics, The Peninsula stands alone as the historical Hong Kong luxury hotel.
It was founded in 1928 and is by far the most famous. The waterfront location in the popular Tsim Sha Tsui district creates a splendid view towards Hong Kong island. Nevertheless, some guests feel that they are now resting on their laurels and don’t always go the extra mile to beat the competition.
On the other hand, if you prefer to stay on the somewhat more westernized Hong Kong island side, it also holds some great accomodations in the finance and business-oriented Central district. The Chinese style Mandarin Oriental group has become famous world-wide and would probably be your best bet. The Four Seasons should also be a fine choice.