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Rush Hour: 15 Hotels To Maximize Your Hong Kong Stopover

Updated May 23, 2016

Hong Kong is the city where some of the world-famous Rush Hour films were shot. There really isn’t any other film title that describes Hong Kong as well. The city is vibrant and restless, and if you’re stopping over there, you’re going to want to spend some time outside of the airport. In between catching some sleep, quick sightseeing, and getting back to the airport for your next flight, you’ll feel like you’re in the fourth instalment of Rush Hour. To try and keep your stress levels down, we’ve found 15 hotels that will help you to make the most of your Hong Kong trip.

Whether you’re looking to visit the night markets or take a day trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, you’ll find a hotel here that suits your needs. We’ve selected hotels that are near the reliable MTR Stations, so commuting around or getting to the airport is as simple as it can get.

1. Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong


Directly connected to the passenger terminal of Hong Kong International Airport, Regal Airport Hotel is THE airport hotel of Hong Kong. It boasts superb and comfortable accommodations that will allow you to recharge before the next leg of your journey.

To explore the rest of Hong Kong, you can take the Airport Express line to the city. It’s just a 24-minute ride. Otherwise, the hotel also provides shuttle bus services to downtown, Tung Chung MRT Station / Ngong Ping 360, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

If you’re worried about the noise from planes landing and taking off, never fear! The hotel windows are double-glazed and soundproofed, so you’ll sleep soundly. However, reviews have said the hotel food is not great, and you have to pay for the Wi-Fi as well. To get around those problems, food can be found at the airport or at Tung Chung, and the airport also has free Wi-Fi.

This hotel is great if you have a tight schedule – you can just drop off your bags and head to the city center to see what Hong Kong has to offer. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about transportation to the airport to catch your flight – you’re right next to it!

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2. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong


Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the first and flagship hotel in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. It’s one of the world’s most famous hotels, and is both an attraction and accommodation. Located in the city center, it’s a 40-minute drive from the airport, and 50 minutes via the Airport Express line.

It’s a great place to experience a luxurious stay in the heart of Hong Kong. From Central MTR Station, the closest one to the Mandarin Oriental, you can switch to any of the other lines and quickly hit up Hong Kong’s attractions. You can stop for street food or grab a quick meal of dim sum. Aside from that, there are plenty of things to do around the hotel itself, such as checking out the view from Victoria Peak.

You can expect a luxurious stay in a modern, well-appointed room, with all the amenities to make your short stay as comfortable as it can be. Expect walk-in closets, a pillow menu, and bathrooms decked out in marble. You’ll wish you were staying just a bit longer. Do note that you have to pay for Wi-Fi.

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3. The Luxe Manor Hong Kong


The Luxe Manor allows for a luxury stay in stylish and modern rooms with all the amenities you might need to enjoy a worry-free stay. With a central location in Tsim Sha Tsui, you’ll find yourself staying at the collision point of Hong Kong’s different worlds. From the stalls of Nathan Road to the boutique malls and tourist attractions, you’ll be able to easily experience all the best things about Hong Kong from the Luxe Manor.

Aside from that, the Luxe Manor provides you with a tranquil retreat amid bustling Hong Kong. It’s a good place to rest and recharge after a long flight and a day of exploring Hong Kong, and wake up refreshed and ready to move on. The hotel is decked in European grandeur, with quirky charm. For a truly exceptional stay, book one of their themed suites.

Just a 5-10 minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, you can reach the Luxe Manor with the Airport Express, although you will have to transfer trains twice. The hotel also provides an airport shuttle to and from the hotel and airport. The trip takes about one hour, and will cost 130 HKD (16 USD) from the airport, and 120 HKD (15 USD) from the hotel.

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4. The Conrad Hong Kong


The Conrad Hong Kong is a luxurious base from which to explore Hong Kong. Centrally located, it’s a quick 5-minute walk from Admiralty Station. The rooms provide fantastic views of the harbour and of the business district.

From the airport, it takes about 45 minutes to travel to Admiralty. It’s also a busy interchange, and from there you can easily change to the other train lines to check out what Hong Kong has to offer.

The rooms are stylishly decorated, with luxurious amenities and amazing views. You can choose a harbour view or a Peak view. The Conrad aims to cater to your convenience, so you can expect all the comforts of home. Do note that fees apply for Wi-Fi.

It’s located above the Pacific Place shopping complex, which sells luxury goods. If you forgot last-minute gifts, you can check the shops there. Otherwise, take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui or Mongkok and find the best of cheap food and shopping.

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5. Panda Hotel


It’s hard to miss the Panda Hotel, thanks to the giant panda painted on the side of the building. Located in Tsuen Wan, this hotel is about half an hour from the airport via the MTR. The Panda Hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms that will allow you to rest and recharge. It provides airport shuttles (150 HKG / 19.30 USD per person) to and from the airport every 12 minutes. The hotel also provides shuttles to Tsim Sha Tsui or Mongkok.

The rooms are clean and minimalistic, with cute bamboo furnishings to suit the theme of the hotel. The room has all the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay, but charges apply for Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s food has received positive reviews, so be sure to grab a good breakfast there before catching your flight.

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6. Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel


Located next to the Hong Kong International Airport, the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel is an ideal choice if you’re pressed for time. The hotel provides free shuttle buses between the airport, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tung Chung MTR station, so even if you don’t have time to head downtown, you’ll be able to see what Lantau Island has to offer.

For a unique change of view, you can opt for a room with a view of the airport. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, and have all you need for a comfortable stay. Free Wi-Fi is available. As you can expect from a Marriott hotel, the bed is excellent, so you can count on a good night’s sleep. You can also look forward to impeccable service and a helpful concierge.

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7. Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon


The Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon is a good city hotel. It’s ideal if you have a slightly longer time to spend in Hong Kong, due to everything that surrounds it. From the airport to the hotel, the MTR takes about 40 minutes, but you’ll have to change trains 3 times.

This hotel is located along Nathan Road, which is where the action is in Hong Kong. You’ll be close to all the cheap shopping spots and great food options. Ladies Market is within walking distance, and Temple Street Night Market is directly opposite. This is a good place for an authentic Hong Kong stay.

Don’t let the location fool you though – you can still expect a comfortable, luxurious stay. The rooms are clean, spacious, and contemporary, and decked in dark blues and rich cream. Free in-room Wi-Fi and broadband Internet is provided. For a stay that’ll put you right into Hong Kong’s heart and soul, choose this hotel.

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8. Rosedale Hotel Kowloon


A polished high-rise hotel, the Rosedale Hotel Kowloon is also located in downtown Hong Kong. It’s within walking distance from the Mongkok and Prince Edward MTR stations, and is about 35 minutes away from the airport via MTR. Its central location makes it easy to explore downtown Hong Kong and soak up all the shops, sights, and sounds that Hong Kong has to offer. Located near the more genuine side of Hong Kong, you can still easily make your way to the harbour and enjoy the glitzy side of Hong Kong.

As a four-star modern hotel, the Rosedale’s rooms come with subdued décor, a welcome respite after the vibrancy of Hong Kong outside. The rooms come with free Wi-Fi and are well-equipped for your stay.

The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle bus to Kowloon Station, where you can take the Airport Express to the airport.

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9. Novotel Citygate Hong Kong


If you don’t have much time and you just want to keep your stay on Lantau Island, you can choose the Novotel Citygate Hong Kong. Like the two airport hotels, the Novotel Citygate is located very near to Hong Kong International Airport. The main difference is that it’s located near Tung Chung MTR and Ngong Ping 360. It’s a 20-minute ride via bus to the airport, or you can also take the MTR.

Rooms are clean and minimalistic and offer a lovely view of the mountain. You can expect a stay here to be relaxing and comfortable, just what you need to recharge before another flight.

Staying here will allow you to easily shop at the Citygate Outlets. You can also take a day trip to Hong Kong Disneyland or explore Ngong Ping Village.

The best part about the Novetel Citygate is that it has a free shuttle bus to the airport, so getting there in time for your flight will be a breeze.

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10. Hotel ibis Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan


Ranked among the top 8% of hotels in the city, Hotel ibis Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan is an excellent city hotel where you can be assured of a comfortable stay. It’s a short distance from the airport, and you can take the MTR to Sheung Wan Station. From there, it’s a ten-minute walk to the hotel entrance. Alternatively, you can take the Airport Express to Hong Kong Station and take the complimentary Airport Express Shuttle Bus, Route H1, which will drop you off right at the hotel. If you don’t have much baggage, then getting here won’t be too tough. All in all, the journey will take you about an hour.

The Hotel ibis is a relatively new hotel. You can expect comfortable and modern interiors. The rooms give fantastic views of the city or the harbour. This is a place that gives you all the comforts of a luxury hotel with great value for money.

A Starbucks is near the hotel if you need a quick caffeine fix before heading out to explore. This hotel is also near places of interest, such as Man Mo Temple, which is dedicated to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo). You can stop inside to admire the giant coils of incense hanging from the ceiling.

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11. InterContinental Hong Kong


The InterContinental Hong Kong is recognised as one of the world’s top hotels. Located on the Kowloon Waterfront, the InterContinental Hong Kong boasts a stylish and modern building with great harbour views. The staff are friendly and helpful, which is bound to make you feel welcome after a long and tiring flight. Choose this hotel if you want to feel well-looked after during your stopover.

The nearest MTR Station is East Tsim Sha Tsui, which you can reach via the Airport Express and the MTR. The journey will take you at most an hour. With a prime location, you’ll have no shortage of things to do during your short stay. You’ll be able to see all that Victoria Harbour has to offer, such as the Symphony of Lights. Aside from that, the hotel also has free Wi-Fi. You can choose from Single and Executive rooms, or opt for a suite if you’ve got a big group.

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12. Hotel ibis Hong Kong North Point


This is yet another Hotel ibis branch, but located near North Point MTR Station, which is towards the eastern side of Hong Kong. Getting here via MTR will take a little over an hour, and from the station it takes 3 minutes to walk to the hotel. As compared to the Sheung Wan outlet, this hotel is easier to get to.

It’s near the ferry station so, if a cruise is on your agenda, this hotel makes booking cruise tickets simple. It’s also near the shopping haven of Causeway Bay, where you can spend the day in the mall, or find a bite to eat at one of the cafes in the area.

This is a more budget-friendly option when compared to some of the other hotels on this list. You might have to compromise on things such as room size, but, all in all, your stay will still be comfortable. Wi-Fi is free for guests, and the breakfast served is excellent, so you’ll be able to stop and refuel before your day really gets going.

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13. Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong SoHo


An Express Hotel for an express stay sounds fitting. The Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong SoHo aims to be your home away from home, with all the things you need for your next journey, and enough comfort to make you want to stay. With a casual, relaxed atmosphere, the Holiday Inn is the perfect place for weary travellers to rest and recharge.

Located in Sheung Wan, the Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong SoHo is next to Central MTR Station and can be easily reached via the Airport Express. The journey will take you roughly 40 minutes. You can also take the complimentary Airport Express Shuttle Bus from Hong Kong Station.

This is an excellent city hotel that places you near some of the oldest and newest parts of town. You can see a combination of malls, and shops selling Chinese herbs and dried seafood, and there is no shortage of good food. With a prime location near Central Station, you’ll be within easy reach of many must-do Hong Kong activities like heading up to the Peak or walking about Lan Kwai Fong.

Kids under 18 stay free with their parents, and a hot breakfast buffet is provided for free every morning as well.

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14. The Olympian Hong Kong


The Olympian Hong Kong is located in the vibrant heart of west Kowloon. With only 32 rooms, it is a boutique, exclusive hotel where sophistication and elegance reign. If you want a worry-free stay, the Olympian has Guest Relations Ambassadors who will be glad to attend to your needs, allowing you to rest and relax.

Unlike other upscale hotels that are found along Victoria Harbour, staying at the Olympian gives you a chance to experience the authentic side of Hong Kong. Just a short walk from Olympic MTR, the Olympian Hong Kong is also near hotspots such as Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui. At the same time, the Olympic MTR boasts the Olympian City, which are three malls that are all connected to each other and the MTR. The malls give you endless shopping and dining experiences, and they frequently have art exhibitions and performances taking place as well.

The hotel is just a short walk from Olympic MTR, which allows you to connect other train lines and the Airport Express easily. The airport is about an hour away via the MTR.

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15. Prudential Hotel


Getting around has never been easier than when you stay at the Prudential Hotel. It’s located right above Jordan MTR Station, so you won’t have to worry about trying to navigate your way through the streets while hauling your luggage behind you.

At Prudential Hotel, you can expect good value for money. With tidy and spacious rooms, you can be sure that you’ll have a comfortable stay. The prime location means that you can easily get to places like Mongkok and Tsim Sha Tsui, both of which are less than three stops away. Around Jordan, there’s no shortage of good food too. Famous cafes, such as the Australia Dairy Company, are just down street. This means that even if you don’t have time to see much of Hong Kong, at least you can get the most of out its food scene.

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Ready for takeoff?

When it comes to stopovers, they’re often full of stress, not enough sleep, and scrambling to get to the airport on time. We hope that with these hotels, you’ll be able to slow down, and actually enjoy your Hong Kong stopover. Remember to always factor in that you’ll want to be at the airport three hours before departure, especially if you have baggage to check in. Then, add in another half hour of buffer time for unexpected traffic jams or flat tires. Once you figure out what time you’ll have to head for the airport, you can then schedule sightseeing, sleep, and time to enjoy your stopover.

This article was originally published on May 23, 2016
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