There’s a lot to love about Hong Kong, but the city with the world’s greatest number of skyscrapers wows audiences year after year with one attraction in particular — its famous skyline. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the city lights shining across the harbour, be it in a restaurant, up a mountain or from a towering rooftop. But stunning views from the comfort of a kings-size hotel bed simply can’t be beaten. As hotels with harbour views are plentiful, here are some of our favourites to help you narrow it down.
YMCA — the Salisbury41 Salisbury Road, Hong Kong
You may be surprised to see a YMCA property listed here but situated right across the harbour, the Salisbury offers five-star views without the five-star prices. The majority of the rooms are fairly basic but there are several suites with stunning views to rival that of its luxurious neighbours.
Perfectly located just a 5-minute walk from the closest MTR station as well as the iconic Star Ferry, you can easily explore both Kowloon and HK side during the day then get back to enjoy the views from the comfort of your own room. The property also boasts numerous sporting facilities (including a rock climbing wall and indoor pool) and two onsite restaurants.
Hotel Icon17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Close by to the YMCA is Hotel Icon. Perhaps not as well known as some of its other harbour facing counterparts, this four-star property offers mesmerising views from many of its rooms as well as its restaurants, rooftop pool and fitness centre.
Designed by local architects and owned by the HK Polytechnic University, the Hotel is a teaching and research facility for the school of hotel and tourism management, and has immensely benefited the local hospitality industry since its opening.
The hotel is conveniently only a short walk away from the Avenue of Stars, the Star Ferry and close to numerous restaurants but be sure to check out the hotels own ‘Above and Beyond’ on the 28th floor for delicious Cantonese food (with a view of course).
EAST Hong Kong29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
HK is continuously transforming but one area that has seen some of the greatest change is the Quarry Bay district, evolving from a residential neighbourhood to a vibrant business hub.
Catering to this newer crowd, EAST Hong Kong offers guests a different perspective and showcases the eastern view of Victoria Harbour. Guests can enjoy this stunning angle from the hotel’s unique corner rooms, where floor to ceiling windows wrap round the entire corner so you don’t even have to leave your bed to take a photo.
The hotel’s rooftop bar, Sugar is not to be missed and is a favourite cocktail sipping spot for many locals in the area.
The Park Lane310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Causeway Bay is famed for high-end shopping and countless restaurants and situated in the middle of it all, is the Park Lane. Part of the Pullman Hotel group, the Park Lane offers harbour views as well as views of Victoria Park. There is no pool but the fitness centre is well equipped and rooftop yoga sessions also run regularly.
The SKYE bar and restaurant sits on the roof terrace and guests can enjoy tantalising cocktails and fine dining set to a backdrop of the harbour.
Kerry Hotel38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom, Kowloon
The West Kowloon waterfront area has been receiving a slow but steady facelift over recent years and the Kerry Hotel is part of that, being the first new-build hotel to open in that area in over 20 years. Situated in the heart of Hung Hom Bay, most of the hotel’s rooms face the sea and therefore the skyline on the other side. If you want a drink to admire the view with, there’s also the iconic Red Sugar bar which serves innovative cocktails and snacks to a backdrop of the stunning skyline.
With Whampoa MTR station on its doorstep, and the TST East shopping district close by, the Kerry is seamlessly connected to Kowloon and HK side — perfect for all types of exploring.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong
A firm favourite for locals and visitors alike, the Grand Hyatt has been consistently impressing guests over the years with its sweeping views of the skyline. Located right on the waterfront near Wan Chai, accessing the main attractions on both HK and Kowloon side is easy. There’s also the Wan Chai waterfront promenade that winds its way along the harbour down to Central — perfect for a sunset stroll or jog.
A 50m pool adorns the roof where the harbour view can also be enjoyed after a few laps. The hotel is also famed for its poolside brunch, which is definitely worth trying if your stay falls on a weekend.
Mandarin Oriental5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
One of HK’s oldest 5-star hotels, the Mandarin Oriental is not only renowned for the quality of its service but also for its knockout views. The hotel seamlessly connects contemporary luxury with oriental heritage and guests can experience this in one of the hotel’s 9 outstanding restaurants and bars or from the iconic Shanghainese-inspired spa.
Located in the heart of Central, the hotel sits across from the TST harbour and is truly the perfect getaway for a first time visitor or a long time fan.
Four seasons8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
If you’re looking for a real treat for a special occasion, then the Four Seasons is exactly that. Rooms offer either panoramic views of Victoria Peak, Kowloon side or the most desirable option — the staggering harbour view. Guests can also stare endlessly at the view from the outdoor infinity pool, or from one of the hotels’ two Michelin Starred restaurants.
Located in the heart of Central with the IFC mall underneath the hotel, you are perfectly placed to eat, shop, explore or just stay in your room and enjoy those 5-star facilities.