Hotels near and overlooking
Being in the center of the city there are many hotels actually along
the Harbour, some with great views, others with great access to the
harbour facilities, and some with both. Here are a few select
choices to consider if viewing and being close to our harbour is an
important plan for your vacation, as it should!
Several hotels actually mention their harbour view as
part of their name as they know how important to many
visitors to our fair city know that the harbour is going
to be really what they want to see.
The Harbour View Hotel at 4 Harbour Road,
Wanchai is affiliated with the YMCA but is not a hostel
but a real, luxury hotel.
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel next
door at number 1 on Harbour Road is a luxury Marriot
hotel, and is actually inside the Exhibition and
Convention Centre complex, making it centrally located.
On the other side of the harbour on TST you'll find
great views from The Intercontinental which is
right beside the Tsimshatsui Promenade and great for
walking to all parts of the tourist area such as Nathan
Road and Star Ferry. More westerly is the Marco
Polo which is actually a set of three hotels all joined
together, try to stay in the "Hong Kong Hotel" part
which has the best views across our harbour to the
lights of Hong Kong Island.
Back on Hong Kong island towards the western side the
Four Seasons Hotel at IFC has great views across
the harbour and 5 star luxury, and is joined onto IFC
Mall for all the brand shopping you could want.
While close by geographically but in a different budget
category is the Best Western Harbourview which
offers very reasonable rates and is close by interesting
For the ultimate in old world charm and modern luxury
though you can't beat a harbour view room from The
Peninsular Hotel on Tsimshatsui (pictured), especially if you are staying in a high
floor room in the new block. This old style colonial
building once faced the rail terminus from the Kowloon
Canton Railway, which took trains that led all the way
back to London. Today the railway station is gone,
moved to Hong Hum, and the location now houses the
museums of Space and Art as well as the Cultural Centre
which hosts theater and performances. The hotel itself
has modernized, putting on a large tower block at the
rear, while maintaining the colonial charm of the
restaurants and of course the famed Lobby Lounge where
people take Afternoon Tea in the British fashion.
Beyond the harbour area itself there are many
other hotels in Hong Kong,
see some more here.