If there is one city in Asia that works for boutique hotels, it is undoubtedly Hong Kong. With some of the most expensive property prices in the world, in Hong Kong size does matter and it is the smaller the better. Compared to anywhere else in Asia you will no doubt be be paying over the odds for the smallest of hotel rooms so why not pay that little bit extra for a bit of luxury and design to get that little bet extra of value for money. While Boutique Hotels in Hong Kong would be a must for the lower budgets there are also some sincerely impressive design and luxury in this range. Here are our Top 10 Boutique Hotels in Hong Kong, from the ultimate luxury to a frugal pampering.
1. The Upper House (Causeway Bay, Central)
The benchmark for design and hospitality with floor to ceiling views of the harbour and the Kowloon cityscape skyline opposite. The Upper House boutique hotel in Hong Kong is a high-style haven set over the city skyline from luxury apartment-like studio or suites. Some of the onsite luxury treats to indulge, include a mega-mall, sophisticated design with specially commissioned artworks, a wooden-arched escalator and grand, candle-lit columnades of the 49th floor and Café Gray.
2. Hullett House (Kowloon, TST)
Hullett House celebrates Hong Kong’s rich and vibrant “East meets West” heritage in a design-led heritage building with intimate hotel and five restaurants and bars. The property and its various elements are all housed within the former Marine Police Headquarters, with colonial architecture dating back to 1881, one of the oldest buildings in Hong Kong. The all-suite heritage hotel offers guests a refined, elegant experience reminiscent of Hong Kong’s vibrant past individually-designed and named after one of Hong Kong’s numerous bays. Onsite features include; landscaped garden, five unique food and beverage outlets and convenient access to high-end boutiques and stores.
3. W Hotel Hong Kong
The ‘W’ Hong Kong remains relatively low-key in Bangkok, however the brand itself is iconic worldwide, lauded for modern luxury decors and its loyal following of young and whimsical clientele. At W Hong Kong glamorous trends meet colonial style to amplify the city’s cultural vibrancy set to the artistic ambience of the up and coming West Kowloon Culture Centre next door. Indulge at the authentic Sing Yin Cantonese Dining, the dazzling KITCHEN or with some top-notch cocktails at iconic chic WOOBAR. Then there’s the rooftop WET pool, the Bliss Spa and fitness at the FIT. This design hotels offers Hong Kong city skyline views from all 393 rooms.
4. Hotel Icon (Kowloon, TST)
This luxury boutique hotel in Hong Kong is all about individuality and celebration in local culture, art, design, food all packaged with perfect service. The ambience here is familiar and comfortable with a balance of high style and traditional hospitality, exciting yet informal. Located in the Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) area this unique boutique hotel brings breathtaking public spaces, a beautiful vertical garden, grand sweeping stairs, comfortable modern guest rooms and vibrant dining spaces which pay testament to both Asian and Western contemporary style.
5. Ovolo Central Hotel (Causeway Bay, Central)
Ovolo is an attractive, innovative hotel located in Central’s lively Lan Kwai Fong area a popular nightlife district popular with the city’s young and trendy. Each ‘super shiny’ guestroom comes with all the modern gadgetry from LED TV’s to free and fast wifi connections and a free bar to make the most of them. As with all Ovolo Hotels, they incorporate the Lo Lounge a sleek social area to work, network or simply kick back and relax. Guests can grab coffee in the morning, take in all-day nibbles and sodas, and come back from 6-8pm for the free Happy Hour when the Lo Lounge opens their free-flow wine, beers, spirits and canapés.
6. The Mira (TST, Kowloon)
The Mira Hong Kong experiences recognises the unique and sometimes bold expectations of any savvy international traveller with a promise is to make your stay as comfortable and stylishly sophisticated as possible. The Mira Hong Kong brings indulgence for the young-at-heart with its hip interiors, innovative cuisine, crisp amenities and uniquely passionate service culture. This unique boutique and design hotel has created a new benchmark in Hong Kong’s burgeoning hospitality landscape. The Mira Hong Kong is also proud to pioneer the smoke-free hotel policy in Asia.
7. Luxe Manor (Kowloon, TST)
The Luxe Manor is a surrealist-inspired luxury hotel, with eclectic interiors and enriching European grand house-style grandeur, mixed with a dash of quirky charm. It is makes a stylish retreat to tranquility in the heart of Hong Kong. This unique boutique hotel offers extraordinarily inviting and comfortable guestrooms with both deluxe rooms, or one of six uniquely themed suites to enjoy with flat-panel LCD TVs and in-room entertainment system. Enchanting and whimsical the Luxe Manor caters to the chic and sophisticated traveller. Onsite treats include Hong Kong’s only Nordic restaurant, and a bar themed on the work of Salvador Dali
8. Langham Place (Mongkok, Kowloon)
Langham Place captures the vibrancy and buzz of local culture like no other. Located in the bustling hubbub of Mongkok, the heart of Kowloon, this unique design hotel is found a short walk from the famous street markets of Ladies’ Market, Temple Street Market and Jade Market. Experience the real Hong Kong and be part of the exciting street life that makes this part of the city so special. Then the insides are refreshed and inspired with every conceivable modern indulgence, including the luxury Chuan Spa with stunning city views and a heated rooftop swimming pool. The hotel hosts an inspiring collection of contemporary Chinese art and presents it in a way that makes this hotel experience uniquely invigorating, engaging and fun. Other onsite treats include innovative restaurants and bars, including the Michelin Star Ming Court.
9. J Plus (Causeway Bay, HK)
Hong Kong’s J Plus by Yoo, a global design brand synonymous with creating extraordinary living spaces through seamless design. This chic home-away-from-home is for the fashionable traveller with a brand new image and dynamic revitalisation. Onsite treats include NDULGE with complimentary daily continental breakfast, afternoon cakes and evening wine. On the top floor is the SPACE a contemporary, elegant and refreshingly informal venue for meeting. Then there is CHILL a relaxing open-air terrace and an exclusive al fresco outlook over bustling Causeway Bay.
10. iClub Wan Chai Hotel (Wanchai, HK)
The iclub Wan Chai Hotel is a contemporary select-service hotel centrally located in Hong Kong’s famed Wan Chai entertainment district. The chic design hotel shares trendy guestrooms and suites with striking decoration and contemporary, sleek design features with plenty of glass and diffused lighting. Each room creates a refreshing and dynamic environment. Guests at iclub Wan Chai Hotel can enjoy free access to the iLounge on a 24 hours basis with complimentary tea & coffee service and free wifi is available throughout.