Best Hong Kong hotels to start planning your family holiday with the SG-HK air travel bubble opening soon
Hands up who needs a holiday? With the date confirmed for the start of the SG-HK air travel bubble we are super excited about planning a trip to Hong Kong. Once your flights are booked (bookmark how to sterilize your plane seat here) then you’ll be looking for recommended hotels in Hong Kong to make the most of your stay. Wondering how to choose the best hotel in Hong Kong to suit your family? Ideally, you will want to be centrally located on Hong Kong island or in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon so you are close to all the action of shopping, and restaurants. Being near public transport makes getting around sightseeing easier too. Here are some of the best hotels in Hong Kong that we reckon look worth the splurge!
1. Hotel Icon: Five Star Kid-friendly Hotel in Hong Kong
Hotel ICON stands out from many other top Hong Kong hotels thanks to its intimate feel and stylish design. Located bang in Tsim Sha Tsui, the views here are incredible! The Family Fun package includes one-night accommodation for 2 adults, 2 kids, plus complimentary breakfast and other complimentary dining options, and an in-suite tent experience that kids will love. Plus you’ll get fun kids amenities (kids’ bathrobes, slippers, and toys), complimentary access to the open-air pool deck with PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, pool table, and table soccer plus Apple TV and unlimited Netflix movies! Stay 2 nights or more and you’ll also get a 10% discount. Hotel Icon is passionate about local culture which is reflected in the hotels’ design and the food in all three award-winning restaurants. And with kids in tow if you find yourself eating dinner at the hotel again rest assure it’ll be a good dinner (in fact their Above & Beyond dim sum is highly recommended on TripAdvisor)! These guys get that plans change, see here for their flexible cancellation policy and they understand that you may be nervous about your first trip abroad so extra hygiene measures have been implemented (negative room pressure, UV light air purification, and soon HEPA air filters). Hotel Icon remembers that your trip with them is an individual experience, so their super service reflects that.
Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong, www.hotel-icon.com
2. K11 ARTUS: Best residence-hotel in Hong Kong
K11 ARTUS is Asia’s first artisanal home concept. Think an ultra-private, ultra-luxury hybrid residence-hotel experience right in the heart of Victoria Dockside, the arts and cultural district along the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront. Are you after a different view from SG? Each residence features a wraparound balcony with unparalleled open-air views of Victoria harbour or Hong Kong’s cityscape. Designed for home living, the full-service residential experience has state-of-the-art facilities including an open-air heated swimming pool, sun-deck, 24- hour gym, and a stylish library. Unlike at home, you won’t need to cook for yourself though – instead head to The Commune, an intimate restaurant with more stunning views of Victoria harbour. There’s a choice of studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom or three-bedroom residences so there’s something to suit every family. Plus you’ll be right next to the Nature Discovery Park for kids nature activities, and for lego fans, the Legoland Discovery Centre Hong Kong! K11 ARTUS has a number of exclusive promotions (and there are benefits available when you book direct), which are regularly updated here.
K11 ARTUS, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.artus.com.hk/en/
3. Disneyland Hotels: Best hotels in HK Disneyland
If you are planning a visit to Hong Kong especially to take the kids to Hong Kong Disneyland, it makes sense to stay in a hotel nearby. There are three hotels to choose from: Disney Explorers Lodge, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, or Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. The Victorian-themed Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel has lots of family-friendly facilities that make this a top hotel in Hong Kong. From two swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor, including a 40m waterslide, an outdoor playground for kids, a kids playroom with kids activities and crafts, a mini-theater screening classic Disney movies, and storytime with a cast member every evening!
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotels, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, www.hongkongdisneyland.com
4. Gold Coast Hotel: Best beachfront Hong Kong hotel
Gold Coast Hotel is not centrally located but instead 30 minutes from Central. It is however beachside so you get the best of Hong Kong’s busy restaurants and shopping nearby but you can retire to the pool or beach away from the city buzz. Kids will love the pool with water slides, outdoor ziplines, and mini train (ticketed) soft indoor obstacle playroom Sharks and Pirates Adventure Zone (temporarily closed), and more. Family rooms are themed from outer space to pirate, dinosaur, and even a Hong Kong-themed room with a tram for a bed!
Gold Coast Hotel, 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.goldcoasthotel.com.hk
5. Ocean Park Marriott Hotel: Best kids’ pool hotel in Hong Kong
If Hong Kong Disneyland sounds too daunting for your littlies, the popular Ocean Park is a more manageable theme park with marine-themed rides and animal attractions. The Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel is right nearby. Kids will be wowed by the 16-metre high aquarium plus there are themed rooms which include underwater, rainforest, and bamboo forest themes and a range of hotel restaurants to explore. The pool is one of the best hotel pools for kids in Hong Kong with slides galore plus there’s a kids corner to keep little ones busy indoors.
Ocean Park Marriott, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, www.marriott.com
6. Grand Hyatt: Family-friendly hotel in Hong Kong
The Grand Hyatt is always a favourite family-friendly hotel in Hong Kong. Think alfresco brunches, an outdoor pool, complete with a waterfall, and oh those stunning harbour views! Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.hyatt.com
7. Four Seasons: High-end top Hong Kong hotel
You can rely on a brand like the Four Seasons for high-end luxury. This top hotel in Hong Kong is one for foodies thanks to their three-Michelin starred Caprice and Lung King Heen along with the two-Michelin starred Sushi Saito. While kids will love this hotel for their in-room glamping, the pool, and fun family activities including a scavenger hunt!
Four Seasons, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.fourseasons.com/hongkong
Safe distancing measures may mean certain hotel facilities are closed or need pre-booking (like swimming pools), always check ahead with your hotel of choice.
Lead image courtesy K11 ARTUS, 2# image via Hotel Icon, 3# image K11 ARTUS, 4# image via Hong Kong Disneyland, 5#image Gold Coast Hotel, 6# image Ocean Park Marriott Hotel