Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong or looking for a weekend staycation, there are plenty of options besides the traditional five-star hotels. Defined by their sometimes smaller rooms and less decadent facilities, these boutique hotels make up for it by having gorgeous interiors and artistic designs. Take a look at our top 8!
Planted between Wanchai and Causeway Bay, Mira Moon is undoubtedly a unique hotel in both design and concept. The narrow building houses 90 gorgeous rooms inspired by the Chinese tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The perfect lovechild of traditions and modern design, the hotel is covered in modern furnishings, bespoke mosaic walls and more. There’s no place that celebrates Hong Kong’s east-meet-west culture quite like this one.
388 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
+852 2643 8888
Among the six branches of Ovolo hotels in Hong Kong, Southside arguable has the best looking rooms. With big floor-to-ceiling windows, you can enjoy a stunning view of the cityscape in the art-industrial styled rooms. Although far away from all the city action, in exchange you’re close to attractions like Ocean Park, the beaches and art galleries dotted all over Wong Chuk Hang.
64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southside, Aberdeen
+852 2165 1000
If you’re just looking for a place to stay overnight, but still wanted to enjoy a beautifully minimal and functional space, Residence G is the place to be. Another cherry picked from Tsim Sha Tsui, this one is close to the museums and TST East, where all the alfresco bars and restaurants are. Our favourite part though, is their pillow menu and a Playstation in your room on request.
2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2355 8888
A dream for any minimalist, TUVE is a boutique hotel like no other. At first glance, it seems like the rooms are almost unfurnished. But soon you’ll start to appreciate the tailored details like marble walls and concrete desk, down to the 400 thread count linen and down bedding. Hidden in the Tin Hau area among many food treasures, it’s a perfection location between the bustling Causeway Bay and the quainter side of Hong Kong Island.
16 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau
+852 3995 8800
Recently opened in 2015, Hotel Stage is planted in the perfect neighborhood to experience the city. Unlike the island side, Jordan is close to fantastic local spots like Temple Street and the Jade Market. If you want a moment of luxury, the shopping mall Elements is only a stone’s throw away. Design-wise, minimalists and photographers will be happy find a consistently neutral palette and a lot of natural light throughout the rooms, which makes the perfect background of any kind of photos.
1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan
+852 3953 2222
J Plus relaunched after some renovation in 2014, and it’s looking better than ever. Although only 2 minutes’ walk from SOGO in Causeway Bay, the hotel’s nearby area is another scene from all the buzz altogether. You can already tell from the lobby décor that J Plus follows the path of traditional boutique hotels, with a ton of colourful art and designer furniture in sight. The rooms are equally as bright, but each are themed with a singular colour with a lot of white to match.
1-5 Irving Street, Causeway Way
+852 3196 9000
Colourfully minimal, thoughtful and fun are our three words to describe Hotel Sav. The hotel is a breath of fresh air in the otherwise local area, but you’ll find your little piece of heaven in their well-decorated and equipped rooms. You’ll also the option of having the harbour view in your suite, which makes this a fantastic choice of affordable luxury in Hong Kong.
83 Wuhu Street, Hunghom
+852 2275 8888
If you want to stay in a decadently decorated hotel, The Luxe Manor is the place to be. Dripping with European grandeur, the décor is definitely not for the faint hearted, but we just love how one of a kind it is. Hidden near Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui, the hotel is about 10 seconds away from a buzzing nightlife scene and a fantastic array of shops and Korean restaurants.
39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 3763 8888
Written by Karen Chiang