Where to Stay in Hong Kong

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I have stayed in three hotels in Hong Kong, over the years, and all were on the Kowloon side. My favorite is The Peninsula. It is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon and is the flagship property of the The Peninsula Hotels group. It has been offering luxury to travelers since 1928. You will love the traditional decor, the Rolls Royce limos from the airport, afternoon tea in the lobby and the views of Central from the upper floors. The famed Regent Hotel is now the Intercontinental. I loved staying there as the views are really spectacular. Just hang out in the lobby lounge and experience the stunning views of Central at night.

On my last trip, I stayed at the Shangri-La Kowloon where I also had a nice room with great views. The location was excellent.

The Mandarin Oriental in Central is also a wonderful property. It is at 5 Connaught Road, a short walk from the Star Ferry. It was this luxury chain’s first hotel dating from 1963. It was recently totally renovated.

These are all more traditional hotels.

Recently there have been a number of newer, hipper and more contemporary hotels. Those getting great reviews include the Hotel Icon, The Cosmo in Wan Chai, The Mira, The Jervois, The Upper House by Swire Hotels, The East Hotel and the Pentahotel. The luxury Tribute Hotel was included on Wallpaper* Magazine’s list of Best Urban Hotels.

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