We’ve all heard their names and aspired to eventually stay there, but what exactly makes a five-star hotel five-star-worthy? They are known for their opulent interiors, impeccable services and attention to detail. Whether you’re looking for hotels with luxurious silky bedsheets, incredible views, outstanding facilities or mouthwatering food, Hong Kong has a high concentration of 5-star hotels, especially in Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, and TST.

Most offer a variety of facilities and services that cater to the needs of business travellers, couples looking for a luxury getaway, and families visiting the city. Some properties also have spacious suites perfect for honeymooners or parents travelling with young children, so, if you’re searching for where to stay in Hong Kong, here is a list of the most famous and best hotels in Hong Kong, that offer excellent services, spacious accommodation and all the amenities you can expect from a luxury hotel.

5-star hotels in Hong Kong Island

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel

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The Fullerton’s infinity pool overlooks the South China Sea

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel is the first Fullerton hotel in Hong Kong and the first resort in the hotel group’s portfolio. (The iconic Fullerton Hotel Singapore is an iconic heritage hotel in the neo-classical style that was built in 1928.) Soft opening its doors in July 2022 with an official opening set for late 2022, the oceanfront resort is located right beside the marine amusement park’s water park. The 425 rooms take full advantage of the unhibited Southside location, bedrooms opening out to balconies with sprawling ocean views. The water activity-focused resort is a fantastic option for family staycations, with a 6,400 sq.ft indoor kids’ zone featuring seven themed padded play areas, outdoor kids’ lagoon with aqua tunnel and water slides, and immersive themed stays like the Hong Kong Safari Room and Rainbow Unicorn Room.

Eat & drink:

  • Lighthouse Lounge – International cuisine, afternoon tea, cocktails
  • Lighthouse Café – All-day dining and buffet
  • Jade – Cantonese
  • Satay Inn – Singaporean

Where: The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong, 3 Ocean Dr, Aberdeen

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2166 7388

Island Shangri-La

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Island Shangri-La’s French restaurant, Petrus

Super convenient location – check! Lush pampering at the spa – check! Incredible views of Hong Kong – check! Delectable foods at their Michelin-star restaurant – check! The Island Shangri-La, an epitome of luxury hotels, is a definite stay for those looking to experience high-end service with all the modern amenities and an accessible location. Their 56 floors with over 500 rooms have designer influences from around the world, mixing the east and west in an elegant and appealing way. If you are not dashing around, experiencing the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, you can indulge in the lavish spreads at their eight different restaurants, break a sweat in their outdoor pool or 24-hour gym, or of course, get the latest treatments at their spa.

Eat & drink:

  • Lobby Lounge – Tea and cocktails
  • cafe TOO – Casual international dining
  • Island Gourmet – Patisserie
  • Lobster Bar and Grill – Seafood
  • Nadaman – Japanese kaiseki
  • Restaurant Petrus – French (One Michelin star)
  • Summer Palace – Cantonese (One Michelin star)
  • Waterside Terrace – Thai

Where: Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Two Pacific Place, Supreme Ct Rd, Central

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2877 3838

The Upper House

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The Upper House offers in-room massage and spa treatments

This global boutique luxury hotel prides itself in being more than a hotel – it is house, and a home. With its 117 rooms located high up on the 38th floor, each at least 730 sq feet, The Upper House provides you with an oasis away from the hectic life of Hong Kong. The space is designed by architect André Fu, creating a feeling of calm with warm tones and intriguing art. Another characteristic of this five-star hotel is their wellness programme, with regular yoga and workouts as well as their in-room spa treatments which use Bamford’s award-winning organic body and skincare products. Care at The Upper House goes beyond just the superficial, as they support a number of local charities with a focus on sustainability and social impact.

Eat & drink:

  • Salisterra – Mediterranean
  • The Continental – European-inspired café
  • The Lawn – Garden bites

Where: The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 3968 1000

JW Marriott Hotel

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JW Marriott’s Duplex Wedding Suite

This world renowned name doesn’t disappoint with its Hong Kong iteration. Oozing luxury and elegance from the moment you enter their central location in Admiralty, the JW Marriot continues to exceed expectations. Entering the room, one of 608, you’re met with deluxe bedding and modern amenities, but don’t stay for too long! You have to check out their gorgeous swimming pool and fitness centre, perfect to sneak in a quick workout. And then, to treat yourself, you have a number of delicious and diverse restaurants and bars to explore both within the hotel and nearby in Central or Causeway Bay.

Eat & drink:

  • Man Ho Chinese Restaurant – Chinese (One Michelin star)
  • Fish Bar – Seafood
  • JW Café – International
  • Flint – Grill
  • The Lounge – International buffet
  • Dolce 88 – Deli
  • Bar Q88 – Pub

Where: JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2810 8366

Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel

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The Renaissance Harbour View’s spacious seaview pool

The highlight is in the name itself! The Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel has exceptional panoramic views of Victoria Harbour while also being centrally located in Wan Chai. Adjacent to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and walking distance from the MTR, it is the perfect combination of work and play. Another unique feature of this hotel is that along with its stunning heated outdoor pool and 24 hour gym, it also has outdoor tennis courts. You cannot miss their dining options that are diverse in cuisines yet equally scrumptious!

Eat & drink:

  • Café Renaissance – International
  • Dynasty – Cantonese
  • Mirage Bar and Restaurant – International

Where: Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, HKCEC, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2802 8888

The Murray

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Cotton Tree Terrace at The Murray

Combining the old and the new, the natural and man-made, is one of Hong Kong’s top hotels, The Murray. Housed in the historic government building, it was recently redesigned by Sir Norman Foster and team to represent the sophistication and glamour of Hong Kong. Upon entering you will be greeted by one of only two registered Old and Valuable Trees in Hong Kong, a tropical apple blossom tree which is at least 70 years old, preserved since the building was first erected in the 1960s. The stately arches and engine rooms of the former tallest government building now house highly praised rooftop bar Popinjays and tastefully decorated rooms. Also showing its connection with nature, The Murray is one of the best dog-friendly hotels in the city, with your furry friends being allowed around the hotel.

Eat & drink:

  • Garden Lounge – International
  • Popinjays – Contemporary European
  • The Tai Pan – Modern bistro
  • Cotton Tree Pizzeria – Pizzeria
  • Murray Lane – International
  • Mian – Chinese

Where: The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Dr, Central

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 3141 8888

Four Seasons Hotel

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Lung King Heen has been awarded three Michelin stars

Synonymous with fine dining, the Four Seasons Hotel in IFC is unrivalled with the quality and variety of foods available. It is home to not one or two but a total of eight Michelin stars, including the first Chinese restaurant in the world to earn the honour. They will treat not just your tummy but also your full being with their spa and wellness centres, offering treatments such as massages and scrubs but also sound therapy, meditation and mindfulness workshops. And if you are just looking to lie down and read a book, you can drop your children off at one of the kids’ activities and enjoy an afternoon at one of their many pools.

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Eat & drink:

  • Caprice – French (Three Michelin stars)
  • Lung King Heen – Cantonese (Three Michelin stars)
  • Argo – Cocktail bar
  • Gallery – Asian fusion
  • Sushi Saito – Japanese (Two Michelin stars)
  • The Lounge – International
  • Pool Terrace – Light fare
  • Tempura Uchitsu – Japanese

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 3196 8333

The Pottinger

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Italian restobar Gradini at The Pottinger

Located on its namesake, the historic cobbled street in Central, with easy access to Lan Kwai Fong, The Pottinger Hong Kong is known as the bridge between old and new, east and west. With photos of Old Town Central by Fan Ho tastefully arranged in the hotel corridors, located on real estate surrounded by the glittering skyscrapers, you can see why this heritage address was titled Asia’s Best City Boutique Hotel in 2014. Each of their 68 guest rooms are designed to be modern with oriental accents, and their six suites named after neighbourhood streets, or the Pottinger Suite, all provide an elegant space in which to relax and recharge.

Eat & drink:

  • Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano – Italian
  • Ta Vie旅 – French Asian (Two Michelin stars)
  • The Envoy – Colonial South Asian
  • Venchi – Patisserie

Where: The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Rd Central, Central

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2308 3188

Grand Hyatt

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Grand Hyatt’s pool emulates a jungle scene

Another outstanding member of the Hyatt legacy, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is redefining hotel luxury, offering facilities and amenities for all your requirements. It is located in Wan Chai, a key Hong Kong district facing Victoria Harbour, thus offering stunning views. The contemporary residence with luxurious furnishings, seamlessly integrated technology and 11 dining and drinking concepts offers the perfect resting spot in-between your busy days. It is also home to a 50m swimming pool which has views of the Central skyline. If you are looking to take your relaxation to another level, you should check out the Plateau Spa, a luxurious resort within the hotel offering award-winning treatments.

Eat & drink:

  • Grand Café – International buffet
  • Tiffin – Continental
  • Grissini – Italian
  • Grand Hyatt Steakhouse – Steakhouse
  • One Harbour Road – Cantonese
  • The Grill – Grill
  • Kaetsu – Japanese
  • The Teppanroom – Japanese-Western
  • Champagne Bar – Bar
  • The Waterfall Bar – Bar
  • Chocolatier – Patisserie

Where: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2588 1234

Mandarin Oriental

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Mandarin Oriental’s Mandarin Suite

The first and flagship property of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the Mandarin Oriental in Central offers undoubted luxury. For the past 57 years, it has been a reputable name in Hong Kong, providing a home away from home for international travellers, and a glamourous home tourism experience for locals. All 432 guest rooms are beautifully designed and populated with the softest pillows and duvets and the latest technology systems, so you are pampered wherever you stay. And if you’re looking for a truly exceptional experience, the Mandarin Suite, with its balcony and priceless handcrafted objets d’art, is a must try. And the dining, as they say, is legendary!

Eat & drink:

  • Man Wah – Cantonese (One Michelin star)
  • Mandarin Grill and Bar – Grill (One Michelin star)
  • The Aubery – Japanese izakaya
  • The Krug Room – Modern seasonal

Where: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Central

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or mohkg-reservations@mohg.com

The St. Regis

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The St. Regis Bar

Another feather on the cap of acclaimed interior designer André Fu, the St. Regis Hong Kong is a “curated mansion” located in the vibrant Wan Chai area. It combines creativity, diversity and elegance offering a blend of East and West for travellers looking to experience the true Hong Kong. The guest rooms provide bespoke services including butler provisions and upgrade to the harbour view room to feel immersed in the city. The Athletic Club and Spa will also cater to your relaxation and rejuvenation needs providing personalized holistic treatments or if you need a pick me up, a quick visit to their fitness centre or outdoor verandah pool will do the trick. And don’t forget to try their many, highly rated restaurants to get the full Regis experience.

Eat & drink:

  • L’Envol – French (Two Michelin stars)
  • Run – Chinese (One Michelin star)
  • The Drawing Room – All day international
  • The St. Regis Bar – Bar

Where: The St. Regis Hong Kong, One Harbour Dr, Wan Chai

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2138 6888


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Conrad’s sleek swimming pool

Sitting atop a 61 storey building, the Conrad provides a memorable experience for all its guest, business and leisure travellers alike. Its convenient location in Admiralty offers easy access to the MTR, as well as historic sites such as The Peak, Central and Botanical Gardens. If you prefer to stay in, just put on their comfy, fluffy bathrobe and slippers, and enjoy the views of the Hong Kong skyline or The Peak, or you can check out their spa and fitness amenities which include a 24-hour fitness suite, outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam-room and whirlpool, all within the hotel. You can also book luxurious spa treatments or personal trainers if you just need that something extra!

Eat & drink:

  • Brasserie on the Eighth – French
  • Garden Café – International
  • Golden Leaf – Cantonese
  • Lobby Lounge – All-day international
  • Nicholini’s – Italian
  • Pacific Bar – Bar

Where: Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or hongkonginfo@conradhotels.com

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental (currently a quarantine hotel)

French fine dining at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s Amber

A home away from home for stars, business people and leisure travellers alike, the Mandarin Oriental crowning The Landmark building combines contemporary luxury with its oriental heritage. Surrounded by towering skyscrapers and luxury shopping, this Mandarin Oriental sister hotel which opened in 2005 is known for impeccable service and contemporary design. It is also home to a total of ten incredible restaurants and bars, including two with Michelin stars, so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to food and also leisure. The Shanghainese-inspired spa will take you on a journey reviving you from head to toe with yoga and pilates studios and treatments ranging from beauty, body, facial to mani-pedis, a perfect way to relax after a long day.

Eat & drink:

  • Amber – Contemporary (Two Michelin stars)
  • SOMM – French with a focus on wine and sake
  • Kappo Rin – Modern Japanese
  • Sushi Shikon – Sushi (Three Michelin stars)
  • MO Bar – All-day dining
  • PDT – Speakeasy
  • Café Causette – International

Where: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 16 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or lmhkg-reservations@mohg.com

Mira Moon Hotel (currently a quarantine hotel)

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Mira Moon’s Moonshine Suite

For a one-of-a-kind experience, with interiors reinterpreting Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival mythology, stay at the award-winning design boutique hotel, Mira Moon. As the first boutique hotel in the Mira Moon Hotel Collection, the 91 specially designed rooms and suites blend the modern and traditional in a truly unique way, incorporating the latest contemporary furnishings with antique Chinese fabrics and prints. The fairytale continues across its various halls and facilities including their fitness centre, exclusive venues and restaurants and bars.

Eat & drink:

  • Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar – Bar

Where: Mira Moon Hotel, 388 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2643 8888

5-star hotels in Kowloon

InterContinental Grand Stanford

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Indulge in a spa experience at InterContinental Grand Stanford

Home to the largest suite in Hong Kong, the 1,800 sq ft Victoria Harbour Presidential Suite, the InterContinental Grand Stanford defines luxury. The suite offers facilities and amenities such as a personal butler, a jacuzzi, a walk-in closet, and can host up to ten people, if you are looking to do something grand. The rest of the 571 rooms and suites in the Hong Kong flagship Intercontinental hotel also offer state-of-the-art modern comforts, providing a perfect resting spot for leisure and business travellers alike. Also iconic is their Sun Court pool with relaxing vibes and breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour.

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Eat & drink:

  • Theo Mistral by Theo Randall – Italian
  • Hoi King Heen – Chinese (One Michelin star)
  • Café on M – International buffet
  • Tiffany’s New York Bar – Whiskey bar
  • Club Lounge – Buffet breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Lobby Lounge – Patisserie

Where: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2721 5161

Hotel ICON

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Hotel ICON’s Angsana spa

Combing style and comfort with an eco-conscious approach, Hotel ICON is like no other Hong Kong hotel. Innumerable world leading artists have been involved in the creation of this hotel with five stars, including interiors by Terence Conran and William Lim, architecture by Rocco Yim, and even a vertical garden by Patrick Blanc. ICON also has a Designer Suite By Vivienne Tam, which provides a unique ‘China Chic’ experience. Another signature is their rooftop pool that overlooks the incredible Victoria Harbour. And if you’re looking to take home some of the incredible tastes at their leading restaurants for yourself, you can just book in an activity in the Hotel ICON Academy, learning how to cook or make cocktails.

Eat & drink:

  • Above and Beyond – Cantonese
  • Green – Café and brasserie
  • The Market – International buffet

Where: Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 3400 1000

The Peninsula

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The Peninsula balances historical colonial style with contemporary fixtures

Perhaps the most iconic hotel in Hong Kong, The Peninsula has been a mainstay in the Asian hospitality scene since December 1928, and still continues to be one of the best hotels in Hong Kong. The appeal of this hotel goes beyond their incredible in-house amenities with elegant rooms and high tech extras; they are also known for their Rolls Royce fleet featuring 14 extended wheelbase phantoms and restored classic 1934 Phantom II, their two helicopters, helipad and luxury yacht. Indeed, you not only stay in style but also travel in it. Also a must-see spot at The Peninsula is their 12,000 sq ft spa, iconic swimming pool and eight award-winning restaurants and bars which have helped to define Hong Kong’s fine dining scene since the colonial period.

Eat & drink:

  • Gaddi’s – French (One Michelin star)
  • Felix – Contemporary European
  • Spring Moon – Cantonese (One Michelin star)
  • Chesa – Swiss
  • The Verandah – Continental
  • The Lobby – International all-day dining
  • The Peninsula Boutique and Café – Café
  • Imasa – Japanese
  • The Bar – Bar and lounge

Where: The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or phk@peninsula.com


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Cordis Hong Kong’s comfortable roof pool

The window walls in the Cordis bedrooms gives you an unparalleled view of Hong Kong life. It is located in trendy Mong Kok, where you can find local markets to seafood to designer boutiques to hip restaurants to upscale nightlife… all within walking distance! Their large plush beds are perfect as you rest up for your next day of activity. You can visit Langham Place, a large shopping mall with all your favourite brands, have a bite at one of the many restaurants at Cordis, and then unwind at their award-winning spa, which has a range of treatments inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Eat & drink:

  • The Palace – International buffet
  • The Garage Bar – Rooftop food truck
  • Ming Court – Cantonese
  • Alibi – European fusion

Where: Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 3552 3388

The Langham

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The Langham’s grand Roman-style outdoor pool

Known for its trademark European elegance and unbeatable location, The Langham has some well-known prized factors that make it one of Hong Kong’s five-star hotels. Catering to the mind, The Langham holds its own in a city of Michelin stars, with their three Michelin star take on Cantonese food at T’ang Court. The body is replenished and rejuvenated at their rooftop sanctuary, Chuan Body + Soul, which has its own spa and gym, and a palatial outdoor swimming pool. And also easing your soul is the fact that The Langham is Hong Kong’s only hotel with a platinum certification from EarthCheck, earned by reducing landfill waste and carbon emissions. All factors considered, you will come out a healthier, happier person.

Eat & drink:

  • T’ang Court – Cantonese (Three Michelin stars)
  • Bostonian Seafood & Grill – Seafood
  • Main St. Deli – New York-style deli
  • Palm Court – Patisserie
  • Artisan – Bar and lounge
  • The Food Gallery – International

Where: The Langham, Hong Kong, The Sun Arcade, 8 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2375 1133

The Royal Garden

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The Royal Garden’s idyllic Mediterranean-style pool

The only hotel in Hong Kong with a 110-foot atrium, illuminating the hotel’s beautiful interiors by daylight and providing a stellar atmosphere at night, The Royal Garden is a one-of-a-kind five-star hotel in Hong Kong. Not only is it located in the prime TST location, surrounded by food, shopping and culture, it also boasts an impressive choice of award-winning and Michelin star restaurants. And not to miss – their rooftop Mediterranean-style pool and jacuzzi will allow you to step out of the hustle and into an oasis. Their spa also has a number of treatments including the recommended Royal Garden Signature Treatment with Thalgo.

Eat & drink:

  • Sabatini Ristorante Italiano – Italian
  • Shikigiku Japanese restaurant – Japanese
  • The Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant – Cantonese
  • The Greenery – International
  • Dong Lai Shun – Mongolian hotpot
  • Le Soleil – Vietnamese  
  • J’Bar – International casual
  • Fine Foods Shop – French patisserie

Where: The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2721 5215

The Ritz-Carlton

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The Ritz’s exclusive Club Lounge

As the highest hotel in the world, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is taking luxury to new dizzying heights. Their 312 guestrooms offer spectacular city and harbour views as they occupy floors 102 to 118 in the International Commerce Centre. Enveloped by clouds, you can reach bliss in their spa or swimming pool, living in a world of your own. Their restaurants are also not too shabby, with two Michelin-starred restaurants and the highest bar in the world amongst their repertoire. As if we needed more to be convinced that this is high-end luxury, the Ritz-Carlton also has one of the largest ballrooms in the city, a premiere location to hold any event.

Eat & drink:

  • Tosca Di Angelo – Italian (One Michelin star)
  • Tin Lung Heen – Cantonese (Two Michelin stars)
  • Ozone – Bar
  • Café 103 – International buffet
  • The Lounge & Bar – International
  • Almas Caviar Bar – Caviar and seafood

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, ICC, 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or rc.hkgkw.leads@ritzcarlton.com

The Mira

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The Mira’s cool indoor pool

TThe sleek and sexy interiors at the Mira are just the surface of everything that this luxury hotel has to offer. This is truly a design enthusiast’s dream, incorporating art, music, food and culture to create an visually compelling yet inviting atmosphere. Their rooms and personalised guest service are on par with what is expected at a five-star hotel, and being situated in the popular Tsim Sha Tsui district makes the experience even more exciting. Of course, you can’t miss their award-winning restaurants – with varied cuisines and styles, there is something for everyone!

Eat & drink:

  • WHISK – Japanese-French
  • Yamm – International buffet
  • Cuisine Cuisine – Cantonese and Chinese
  • Room One – Sports bar
  • Vibes – Shisha lounge and bar
  • COCO – Café and patisserie

Where: The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2368 1111

Harbour Grand Kowloon

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Harbour Grand Kowloon offers unbeatable views of the island skyline

Panoramic views of Victoria Harbour are just one of the many luxuries that make the Harbour Grand Kowloon one of the top hotels in Hong Kong. You can enjoy these views while lazing by their rooftop pool, or just below, while you are soaking in the treatments at their spa. Their recently renovated rooms are spacious and stylish, featuring flat screen TVs and the cosiest bathrobes – perfect for a night in! You can order in from their highly rated restaurants or venture out and enjoy an evening of fun and food in Hong Kong’s lively Whampoa area, or take a short ride to Tsim Sha Tsui, in the heart of Kowloon.

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Eat & drink:

  • The Promenade – International buffet dining
  • Waterfront Bar and Terrace – European
  • Robatayaki – Traditional Japanese barbecue
  • Harbour Grill – Fine dining grill
  • Corner Café – Café
  • Hoi Won Teen – Cantonese

Where: Harbour Grand Kowloon, Whampoa Garden, 20 Tak Fung St, Hung Hom

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or rsvn.hgkln@harbourgrand.com

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Expansive apartment living at Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui

Combining comfort and convenience, the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui will cater to all your needs, whether you are visiting for pleasure or work. Situated in the heart of TST, easily connected to the MTR and a number of restaurants, bars and shopping arenas. It is also known for its stunning panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour, with each of its 381 rooms and suites offering a scene of the iconic Hong Kong skyline. With their well-equipped fitness centre, swimming pool, delicious foods, as well as their ballroom and meeting spaces,  you can achieve anything that is on your itinerary.

Eat & drink:

  • Hugo’s – European
  • The Chinese Restaurant – Cantonese
  • Café – Café
  • Chin Chin Bar – Bar and lounge

Where: Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, K11, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or hongkong.tsimshatsui@hyatt.com


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Henry at Rosewood Hong Kong

Recognized as one of the leading new hotels, Rosewood is the crowning jewel on the Kowloon waterfront, a staple for years to come in the Victoria Dockside arts and design district. Their services are unparalleled for both you and your pet, as they are one of the most pet-friendly hotels in Hong Kong. While you can enjoy their luxurious amenities including Asaya, a fitness centre and swimming pool and standout meetings and event space, it is their restaurants that have been a raging hit in Hong Kong. With months-long waiting lists, be sure to book in advance!

Eat & drink:

  • The Legacy House – Shunde cuisine
  • Holt’s Café – Contemporary cha chaan teng
  • Chaat – Indian
  • Butterfly Patisserie – Patisserie
  • The Butterfly Room – International  
  • Bayfare Social – Asian fusion
  • Henry – Steakhouse
  • Darkside – Bar and lounge
  • Asaya Cuisine – Health-focused meals

Where: Rosewood Hong Kong, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 3891 8888

Kowloon Shangri-La

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Kowloon Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge is known for its breakfast and afternoon tea

If you are looking to splurge and soak up the luxuries of one of the best five-star hotels in Hong Kong, Kowloon Shangri-La is your go to. With its refined Asian inspired décor, expensive yet elegant furnishings and modern comforts, you know you are in good hands. Also being located on the waterfront, you can enjoy the views that make Hong Kong iconic, while experimenting and relishing the delicacies at their five acclaimed food and beverage outlets. It’s prime location in TST is unbeatable, a hub of business, shopping, arts and culture.

Eat & drink:

  • Angelini – Italian
  • Café Kool – International buffet
  • Nadaman – Japanese
  • Shang Palace – Cantonese (One Michelin star)
  • Deli Kool – Café
  • Tapas Bar – Wine and tapas
  • Lobby Lounge – International and afternoon tea

Where: Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, 64 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2721 2111


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The Hybrid Residence at K11 ARTUS

One of the newest entries on the Hong Kong top hotels list, is a creative hub with art, design, literature and culture. Asia’s first “Artisanal Home”, hotel and serviced residence K11 ARTUS was created by award-winning designers including Andre Fu, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and Joyce Wang, and is committed to their social mission; donating 1% of room revenue to conserve and rejuvenate fast-disappearing Chinese craftsmanship through its collaboration with the K11 Craft & Guild Foundation. If you are looking for inspiration, check out their wellness centres including a pool, gym, and library, and their incredible culinary range.

Eat & drink:

  • The Commune – International
  • The Living Salon – International

Where: K11 ARTUS, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2107 3388

New World Millennium Hotel

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Lobby at New World Millennium Hotel

Newly refurbished in 2017, this five-star luxury hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East is a deluxe accommodation with exceptionally comfortable rooms, delicious menu choices and incredible leisure facilities including a rooftop pool and fitness centre. The central location also provides panoramic views of Hong Kong, both the island and Kowloon. And with 464 elegantly designed rooms, and exclusive privilege residence club rooms and suites, you are constantly emmersed in the opulence and comfort that is exemplary of Hong Kong.

Eat & drink:

  • Café East – Asian and Western fusion
  • Tao Li – Cantonese
  • Sagano – Japanese
  • Ranzan – Teppanyaki
  • La Table French Brasserie – French
  • Residence Lounge and Bar – Bar
  • The Lounge – International light bites

Where: New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, 72 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | Reserve on Agoda or Booking

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2739 1111

Kerry Hotel (currently a quarantine hotel)

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Afternoon tea and coffee at Kerry Hotel’s Lobby Lounge

Another jewel in the crown of the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is the Kerry Hotel, which offers vacationers and business travels a unique and unforgettable experience. Slightly further away from the manic energy of Hong Kong, while still being connected by the convenient MTR, it is an urban resort in the heart of Hung Hom bay. It provides extraordinary spaces and spectacular harbour views, whether you are sitting in one of their many acclaimed restaurants, fitness and wellness amenities including the gym, swimming pool and spa, or just from your cosy room. It is also a well-known spot for hosting large events with their 1,756 sqm grand ballroom.

Eat & drink:

  • Big Bay Café – All-day international
  • Hung Tong – Contemporary Chinese
  • Dockyard – Asian
  • Red Sugar – Bar and lounge
  • Lobby Lounge – Hong Kong cuisine and cocktails

Where: Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2252 5888

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers (currently a quarantine hotel)

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Sheraton Hotel & Tower’s outdoor pool

With a postcard view of the Victoria Harbour, this Marriot hotel has 782 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and numerous suites. With its prime location in Kowloon’s Gold Mile, it is in the centre of the business and shopping districts, with easy access to transportation including the star ferry and MTR. Whether you are looking to relax, work or play, the exclusive Towers Lounge and Towers Concierge will take care of your every need. You can try out their spa and fitness or indulge in one of their many restaurants, experiencing true luxury.

Eat & drink:

  • Celestial Court Chinese Restaurant – Chinese
  • Unkai Japanese Cuisine – Japanese
  • Oyster & Wine Bar – Seafood
  • The Café – International
  • Sky Lounge – Bar and lounge
  • Lobby Lounge – International
  • Cake and Wine Shop – Patisserie

Where: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2369 1111

5-star hotels in the New Territories

Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West

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Fitness centre at Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West

Whether you’re in the mood for a cultural experience, a culinary adventure, a shopping extravaganza or just staying in, you can’t go wrong with one of Hong Kong’s best hotels, the Nina in Tsuen Wan West. The glittering sister towers are a landmark in the Kowloon skyline, and the internal décor is equally spectacular. Their service is also highlighted as being exceptional, with everyone from the bell boy to lobby staff and restaurant servers going above and beyond to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Also worth trying are their incredible restaurants, known for their diverse yet scrumptious meals!

Eat & drink:

  • Café Circles – International buffet
  • RU – Hong Kong cuisine
  • Sky Lounge – International
  • Nina Patisserie – Patisserie

Where: Nina Hotel Tsuen Wan West, 8 Yeung Uk Rd, Tsuen Wan

Reserve: Reserve on Agoda or Booking or call +852 2280 2898

FAQ about Hong Kong’s five-star hotels

Which five-star hotels have the best restaurants?

Hugo’s at Hyatt Regency, Tin Hung Leen at The Ritz-Carlton, T’ang Court at The Langham, Gaddi’s at The Peninsula, and Sushi Saito at Four Seasons are all internationally awarded restaurants.

Which five-star hotels have rooftop swimming pools?

Rosewood, Kerry Hotel, K11 ARTUS, and Cordis have gorgeous rooftop swimming pools.

Which five-star hotels have the best afternoon tea?

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Born in New Delhi, brought up in Hong Kong, and having lived in New York, city life is in Kopal's blood. You can find her exploring her beloved city. Whether it's the latest sustainable fashion store, or the cutest new coffee shop, she loves finding the hidden secrets of Hong Kong. In her free time, Kopal is a active advocate for animal welfare and adoption, and she runs a Facebook and Instagram page, @adoptdontshop.hk.

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