You have the city, the mountains, and the beaches. Hong Kong really does offer something for everybody! If you are looking to worship the sun, hike to a waterfall, or sample something delicious, we have the perfect place for you. Read on the Little Steps guide to the best places to make your temporary home. We show you the best hotels in your ideal locations, including some unique family-friendly hotels. So whether it’s a vacation or staycation, treat yourself to something amazing!
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We love this property! Little guests are treated like royalty here from check-in to pool time play. Rooms offer luxurious amenities for little ones from the large rooms to the Xbox entertainment. Mini robes and slippers - they have those too. Book up a Jelly Bean Manicure for your little gal, enjoy one of the best pools in the city, and be sure to taste test the kids' menu too.
Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888, www.fourseasons.com/hongkong.
Have a staycation in the charming neighborhood of Tai Hang, just East of Causeway Bay, in the design-centric hotel Little Tai Hang. Rooms are furnished with bespoke touches and 82 of the 91 rooms that are open in the first phase offer stunning views over Victoria Park and Hong Kong Harbour. Those without can still enjoy vistas over the Lin Fa Kung Temple and green mountains. If you are looking for a unique place to stay - this is a winner.
The latest addition to luxury hotels in central and part of the Niccolo collection of contemporary chic hotels. The Murray certainly stands out! Situated on Cotton Tree Drive, the very heart of Hong Kong, this 25-story landmark hotel comprises 336 beautifully sophisticated spacious suites and a stunner of a rooftop restaurant and a bar with panoramic views. Extra tip, from the hotel's terraces around the arches, you can view the Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, which are easily accessible for great family outings.
The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3141 8888, www.niccolohotels.com
The first and only Kerry Hotel is located right at the heart of Hung Hom Bay in Kowloon East. This hotel is an urban lifestyle resort offering guests of all ages unique dining concepts, extraordinary spaces, and spectacular harbor views. Kerry Hotel features a huge outdoor space, a gorgeous harbor pool, and the only hotel with alfresco dining in its five outlets. Plus - it's in proximity to a very local and authentic neighborhood. They also offer quarantine packages.
Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry
Eaton Hotel is a fantastic family-friendly hotel that hosts rooms specifically designed to accommodate larger families. Their Family Room features two separate bedrooms, one for the parents and an adjoining bedroom with a set of twin bunk beds and a sofa bed. Perfect for a family of five or four. The triple room is designed for a family of three or an interconnecting room, made of two Deluxe Rooms, which is ideal for a family of four. Yau Ma Tei is a beautiful area for city fun, don't forget to go to the market to feel like a tourist.
Eaton Hong Kong, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2782 1818, www.eatonhongkong.com
This hotel is located right off the ferry terminal to the right. You can ride bikes, visit waterfalls, and enjoy some of Lantau's awesome beaches and hikes. The hotel has a wonderful kids' pool for your little munchkins to splash around in and a large outdoor pool for adults and older children. Since cycling is one of the most popular recreational activities in Lantau, Silvermine has bicycles available for the whole family, just ask reception for availabilities and they will give you advice on great bike trails! They are many packages on offer including Father's day package, 3D2N Cycling Holiday and pet-friendly rooms.
If your children are big fans of aquatic themes, then look no further than Warwick Hotel in Cheung Chau Island. Their fun oceanic themes are great if you want to treat the kids to a different hotel experience. Cheung Chau is a lovely getaway weekend. This island has many family-orientated activities, such as biking, visiting the famous cave of the pirate Cheung Po Tsai Cave, renting kayaks or paddle-boards and visiting the temples. And of course, don't forget to enjoy the awesome fresher than fresh seafood that is on offer on the island. They have an amazing Pet-cation year-round offer for your furry friends.
More hotels in Cheung Chau:
Cheung Chau Bed & Breakfast, Tung Wan, No. 12 - 14 Tung Wan Road, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong; Pak She. No. 10 Pak She Street, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong, +852 2986 9900, www.bbcheungchau.com.hk
Good news for wee-sized wanderers, The Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel has loads of themed rooms for kiddos. These rooms are perfect for your little princess (Princess Room) or tram conductor (Hong Kong Tram Room). The entire family will love staying in these truly imaginative and colorful rooms. Expect the unexpected on this journey of discovery. Make sure to look at their Stay and Dine offer!
Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, Hong Kong, +852 2452 8833, www.sino-hotels.com/hk/gold-coast/en/offers/
This historic compound in Lai Chi Kok used to be a prison, quarantine station, hospital and more. Families can get a taste of culture at this exciting renovation project consisting of 89 guestrooms based in double-story buildings. The area is peaceful, the buildings are unique and dressed in Chinese design, and the area offers lots of opportunities to explore including Lingnan Garden!
Heritage Lodge, 800 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, (close to Mei Foo MTR), www.heritagelodgehk.com
If you have ever dreamt of sleeping in a bubble, now is your chance! Mingle Farm offers families the opportunity to glamp inside inflatable Aecospheres. If sleeping in a transparent bubble is not your thing, they also offer camping in a caravan or inflatable house (think bouncy castle with a bed!). Kids will love the activities there including zorbing, archery, DIY fun, fishing. Attractions in the area include Hong Kong Wetland Park, Ping Shan Family Trail, and the walled village of Kam Tin.
Mingle Farm, Tin Tse Road, 30 Fung Ka Wei, Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong, +852 2891 8263, Whatsapp: +852 9785 8263, www.minglefarm.com
DB-dwellers had it hard for a while when it came to hosting guests until now. Energetic tykes can splash away in the gorgeous, palm-fringed pool or build sandcastles on Discovery Bay's powdery beach. They can also go to the Kids Club, which is always stocked up with toys and games. They also arrange a wide range of activities for the little ones, such as horse carriage rides and meet the horses as well as bike rentals. The adults deserving a break can sip on cocktails and dine at the hotel or get pampered at the hotel’s onsite spa. Don't forget to look out for their family-friendly deals!
Auberge Discovery Bay, 88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2295 8288, www.aubergediscoverybay.com
This cool beach-style boutique hotel is located in Tsuen Wan and offers families malls, hiking, and ocean views. Kids will love the mosaic-tiled pool where they can swim outside while enjoying the boats passing by in Ma Wan Channel! You can book the studio or one-bedroom options (including kitchenettes). Explore the area and enjoy Discover Park Mall, which is all about kids, a Hakka village (Sam Tug Uk Museum), and loads of hiking options, including one that takes you to Long Falls (the longest waterfall in HK).
If you want something a little different than a hotel, make sure to check out Sai Yeun Farm for an amazing camping experience with the family. The new landscaped space covers more than 400,000 square feet and features various camping options, from teepees and safari bush campers to eco-living domes, cocoon trees, and yurts. Click here for more information.
Sai Yuen Farm, 4 Tsan Tuen Road, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong, +852 2981 1010, www.saiyuenfarm.com
Enjoy urban resort luxury with the whole gang! Lounge poolside while the kids puddle about in the enormous pool (including a fab shallow kiddie zone). Order smoothies poolside or enjoy the groovy Pool Bar. Need a play break? The property has an outdoor playground on-site for guests only. Kids aged 3-12 can head indoors for crafts, games, and DVDs galore at the exclusive Camp Hyatt! Visit 10,000 Buddhas, The Science Park, go biking to The Heritage Museum and more. They are offering a Tea-cation and Gourmet Getaway to experience a unique home away from home.
Other Unique Stays In Sha Tin:
Courtyard Sha Tin, 1 On Ping Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 3940 8888, www.marriott.com. Guests can take bike tours through the New Territories, winding their way through bustling Tai Po market, up to picturesque Tai Mei Tuk, or through the rural villages to see historic ancestral houses in Yuen Long.
Fancy waking up to the sound of gentle waves and birds? Saffron Cruises will set you up with various options, from luxury motor cruisers and sailing yachts to junks with camp beds. Cruise to remote North Sai Kung or the Soko Islands to enjoy a swim in pristine, calm waters. For a long weekend, you can stay onboard for few nights and do some island hopping! If you would rather junk by day and camp by night, check out day junk options.
Saffron Cruises, www.saffron-cruises.com.
The outdoor swimming pool at the hotel offers various cartoon inflatables. Kids can swim with “Pandas” and marine friends and the castle-like bouncy bed will undoubtedly be another big attraction for kids. Parents can enjoy water fun with the little ones, sunbathing, or just relax on the tent sofa. It also has a well-equipped fitness center, a sauna and a steam room for mom and dad to relax in.
Panda Hotel, 3 Tsuen Wah Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, www.pandahotel.com.hk
Design-savvy families, check this one out! Many of the city’s top design icons have been involved in this property including Rocco Yim, Sir Terence Conran, Barney Cheng, and Patrick Blanc. Part hotel, part hospitality school, this hotel offers excellent f&b outlets, hotel amenities, a groovy swimming pool, and a lovely location for culture fans of all ages.
Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 3400 1000, www.hotel-icon.com. Late-night bonus... there’re free snacks and bevies in the in-room bar, as well as a Nespresso coffee maker. It is within walking distance to Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong History Museum, and the shopping area along Granville Road.
Other Unique Hotels In TST:
* Mira Hotel, www.themirahotel.com
* The Peninsula Hong Kong, http://hongkong.peninsula.com/
Tai O Heritage Hotel is the perfect place to go if you want a relaxing getaway. A former 100-year-old police station in sleepy Tai O, the building has since been converted into a chic boutique hotel - a terrific relaxation retreat for burned-out city slickers seeking fresh unpolluted air. This nine-suite gem features a gorgeous alfresco restaurant, a greenhouse-style roof, restored gardens, and bunkers that have been transformed into wine cellars.
Tai O Heritage Hotel, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 9546 1514, Click here
Getting there: Catch a ferry from Central Pier 6 to Mui Wo, then take a taxi or bus number 1 to Tai O
Micky and Minnie welcome you with open arms for an overnight stay on Lantau Island! Dine and dress up with the characters, go on the rides, see the fireworks, and more! Hong Kong’s Disneyland Resort is the perfect spot for kids and adults that never want to grow up! Rooms are spacious and come with everything you need. The Disney Explorer's Lodge is all the rage! Guests are inspired to explore and dream as they are immersed in the adventures of intrepid explorers, with the motto “ad explorare et somniare” to explore and dream. Be sure to enjoy some playtime at Inspiration Lake too.
Disney's Hollywood Hotel, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, www.hongkongdisney.com
Disney's Explorer's Lodge, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, Website
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Lantau Island Hong Kong, Website
The ultra-chic Landmark Mandarin Oriental combines style, technology, and comfort at a fabulous location in Central. A staycation here is all about glamorous wining, dining and shopping, followed by a decadent treatment at the hotel's award-winning spa. Dine at Michelin star restaurant Amber, or have a cocktail at the buzzing MO Bar where glamour meets luxury!
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0188, www.mandarinoriental.com
The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong
The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, located in the heart of the city, Wanchai. The hotel has a 50-meter heated pool with stunning skyline views for the whole family to marvel at. All the rooms, whether you are opting for a standard room or going all out, and choosing the suite, they all have fantastic views of our beloved Hong Kong.
The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd, Wanchai, +852 2588 1234, www.hyatt.com
Sporting super luxurious short- and long-stay residences with stunning views in Stanley, the Stanley Oriental Hotel has heaps of style and an excellent location. This hotel is a great excuse to supersize your staycation, as the minimum stay is one week. Opt for a one-bedroom, 1,200 square foot suite with a private balcony overlooking Stanley Bay and kick back and relax with evening sundowners.
Stanley Oriental Hotel, 2/F, 90B, Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong, +852 2899 1688, www.stanleyorientalhotel.com
Set in the heart of prime shopping outlets, the Langham is a super kid-friendly place, if you need to relax for the weekend. Kids get to feel pampered too as they get to experience luxury with their own set of children's bathrobe and slippers during the stay. There is also DVD rental, just in case you need family snuggles in bed! They often do kid-friendly afternoon teas too. Or why not take them to the rooftop pool on the 15th floor and have a splashing good time.
The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2375 1133, www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/hong-kong
The Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is a six-story, three-wing resort facility located at the park’s main entrance. While the hotel's organic design complements Ocean Park’s dedication to nature, education, and conservation advocacy, its central courtyard equally and fittingly screams "MORE FUN!" with its themed lagoon pool and a play area for the little ones.
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China, +852 2601 9691, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hkgop-hong-kong-ocean-park-marriott-hotel
Striking architecture and timeless elegance come together at the new St Regis hotel, which opened in Hong Kong in April 2019. Set amidst the buzz of the thriving Wan Chai district, close to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the hotel’s prime location is coupled with elegant interior design by creative wunderkind Andre Fu, who delivers outstanding interiors in homage to Hong Kong’s rich heritage and culture that goes in par with the sophistication of the St Regis brand.
St Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.stregishongkong.com
Rosewood Hong Kong Hotel and Residences opened in March 2019 and they guarantee the stunning skyline views for which Hong Kong is known. While the setting within the new Victoria Dockside means guests will have easy access to art, design, and leisure, not to mention the fact that it sits right on the doorstep of Tsim Sha Tsui. Hong Kongers looking for luxury and proximity to the hottest new art and design district won't be disappointed.
More Hotels By Area For Families:
Hotel Stage - Boutique hotel with a cool vibe near Shanghai Street and Temple Street
Alva Hotel By Royal - Unique Riverside Staycation packages.
Wong Chuk Hang:
L'hotel Island South- Fab swimming pool and close to Ocean Park!
Ovolo Hotel - Amazing Staycay Offers!
The Arca - Pet-friendly hotel.
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Conveniently located with city or Happy Valley Race Course view.
The Park Lane - There is something for everyone, whether it is cooking, painting or working out.
The Regal Hotel - They have more than a few staycation packages to choose from including Art Jamming staycation and Bed and Breakfast staycation.
TUVE - Boutique hotel close to Victoria Park and lots of yummy food.
The Hari - Boutique hotel
East - Cool rooftop pool!
Cordis - Family-friendly, great location for the markets, amazing spa and rooftop pool.