Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong

The former British colony and now autonomous territory, which was famously handed back to China in 1997, is a vibrant, skyscraper-studded island with a reputation for incredible cuisine and an energetic nightlife. With a work hard, play hard ethic, the global financial hub nestled off the coast of southeastern China offers a true feast for all the senses and enchants and captivates its legions of visitors. This is a place where shiny soaring high rises sit-side-by-side by with traditional neighbourhoods and where glitzy consumer driven malls are juxtaposed with side-street vintage dens where hipsters hunt for unique fashion finds. With a distinctive Asia feel but with hints of British colonialism still lingering on, people visit Hong Kong and its numerous islands for its glorious harbour, the iconic skyline, its spectacular cultural festivals, the intriguing night markets and traditions, world-class shopping and cuisine, the dizzying peaks, lush protected nature and an energetic buzz like no other in the world. For such a unique travel destination, you’ll need to find equally unique places to stay, so here are 15 of hip, cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong (in no particular order)…

Mira Moon – stylishly funky and kitsch accommodation

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Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

A quirky boutique hotel located in the bustling Causeway Bay area of the city, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. The 5-star exceptionally rated Mira Moon Hotel has a stylish vibe and is well dressed with plenty of oversized chairs, marble floors and homages to the importance of the humble bunny rabbit in Chinese culture. Bedrooms are beautifully presented with unusually tiled walls and monotone colour schemes, while bathrooms are beautifully appointed with giant mural walls. Upgraded rooms and suites feature lush free-standing tubs and views of Victoria Harbour. The gorgeous Hong Kong hotel has its very own lunar-themed terrace restaurant, Supergiant, which serves an excellent breakfast Hong Kong style, a fitness centre and the fifth floor Crystal Lounge that serves champagne, wines, beers and bar snacks every day from 3pm.

TUVE – very cool industrial chic design hotel

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Just moments away from the heart of Causeway Bay, the 4-star exceptionally rated TUVE Hotel Hong Kong offers minimalist and futuristic accommodation for design-conscious visitors to Hong Kong. In fact, the Hong Kong hotel is so achingly cool that it has no signage and it is only announced by a small metal plaque on the wall outside. The interior comes to life with a lobby featuring huge concrete tables and thin columns of computer code running down a screen, while bedrooms are softer yet still highly stylised with polished concrete walls and floors, carbon steel doorframe and crisp white bedding. The on-site Silver Room restaurant is an intimate affair that serves up well-executed Italian fare, but with no gym or pool facilities, the hotel has the feel of serviced apartments located in the best part of town.

  • Prices from $110 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The TUVE Hotel

W Hong Kong – a design hotel with the wow factor

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

There are wow factors aplenty in this upscale, super-sized hotel situated on the Kowloon peninsula. With a wide range of facilities on offer, this bustling ultra-cool Hong Kong hotel retains a youthful vibe and offers great service. Bedrooms at the 5-star exceptionally rated W Hotel are nicely put together have an upmarket feel about them, while the communal areas are bold and continue the “W for wow” theme that runs throughout the hotel. Guests can choose from the Sing Yin, a Cantonese restaurant, the Woobar for light bites, Kitchen for great breakfasts or the 76th-floor Wet Deck bar that offers stunning views. The W also offers a gym, a Bliss spa and the highest outdoor rooftop (heated) pool in Hong Kong.

  • Prices from $200 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for W Hotel Hong Kong

Ovolo Southside – Hong Kong’s first warehouse hotel

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

An uber-cool and ultra-hip hotel housed in a converted warehouse on the Southern side, in the up and coming artistic neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang. The industrial history and style of the buildings at the 4-star exceptionally rated Ovolo Hotel Southside extends beyond the signature polished concrete floors, exposed brickwork, steel furniture and exposed air-conditioning pipes, to the fun additions of graffiti-covered walls, 80’s music on repeat and the kung-fu movies that play in the lifts. Bedrooms at this funky Hong Kong hotel are trendy and spacious and have floor-to-ceiling windows with fabulous views of the city, while the hotel also features a trendy rooftop bar that has the feel of a nightclub, a modern bistro and a 24-hour gym.

  • Prices from $100 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Ovolo Southside

Pentahotel – relaxed but trendy industrial chic

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

A sleek, minimalist hotel set in the modern Kai Tak area in Kowloon, the 4-star highly rated Pentahotel offers upscale industrial styling close to the Kowloon Walled City Park and lots of delicious eateries and shopping areas. Comfortable bedrooms at this trendy Hong Kong abode are beautifully presented in monochrome colour with Chinese writing and plenty of industrial lighting. The signature Pentalounge is the perfect place to socialise with fellow travellers, or to enjoy a drink at the bar and there’s also an onsite swimming pool. The restaurant serves a wide variety of local dishes and the lounge also lets you enjoy a game of pool, a chill out on the games console or drinks brought directly to your table.

The Mira – swish upscale Asian styling

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

An urban retreat tucked away from the busy streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, the 5-star exceptionally rated Mira Hotel offering upscale Asian inspired minimalism and clean lines throughout. Bedrooms are sparse but comfortable with wooden floors and simple styling, featuring focal pieces like Arne Jacobsen style egg chairs, and even the smallest rooms are incredibly spacious. The chic Hong Kong hotel offers six restaurants and bars, and Vibes on the fifth floor is a very popular haunt for locals and tourists alike, as they spend the evening in the luxury cabanas. The Mira also offers a 25-metre infinity pool, a fitness room and a really rather good spa facility.

  • Prices from $140 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Mira Hotel

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island – award-winning architect designed

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

The 4-star exceptionally rated Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island is a stylish resort hotel in an architecturally iconic building, set in a vibrant Queen’s Road East location. With corridors full of local artwork, Hong Kong themed cushions and kung-fu figurines the feel of the hotel is friendly and inclusive. Bedrooms at this arty and creative Hong Kong accommodation have a high-end hotel vibe, with floor-to-ceiling windows and unusual design touches like desks behind the headboards and the bathroom sink set within the bedroom itself. The small, but perfectly formed lobby is bright and bold with an interesting illuminated staircase, and guests can also take advantage of the glass bottom swimming pool and fitness centre. The Indicolite restaurant offers a limited menu, but one that is full of great tasting dishes, as well as a bar that is open all day.

99 Bonham – elegant boutique accommodation

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Located between the trendy Sheung Wan and Central districts, 4-star exceptionally rated 99 Bonham offers upscale Hong Kong accommodation on a short or long-term basis. Bedrooms are smart and spacious and offer sprawling views, as well as simple and sleek interiors that are fuss-free and fabulous. Visitors are just moments away from experiencing old school Hong Kong with the surrounding streets packed full of traditional temples and Chinese food shops, or enjoy the next generation of Hong Kong coffee shops, restaurants, retail outlets and design shops. The Hong Kong boutique style hotel also offers a 24-hour gym, business centre and laundry rooms with self-service facilities.

  • Prices from $140 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for 99 Bonham

Hotel Icon – unique contemporary accommodation

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Offering affordable and well-designed accommodation, the 5-star exceptionally rated Icon Hotel is owned by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and perfectly bridges the gap between upscale chain hotels and smaller boutique establishments. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, the Icon is just outside the main hub of the neighbourhood, but offers reliable shuttle services and a ferry service, although the Science Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of History are just next door. Bedrooms are bright and functional with an upscale feel, while the bathrooms are well designed and include Japanese style bathtubs. There is a choice of three modern restaurants offering Chinese food, light bites and hearty breakfasts, or you can volunteer to sample the delights on offer at the Bistro 1979, where catering students from the university practice their cooking skills. The unique Hong Kong hotel also offers a heated pool on the roof, a 24-hour gym and a small spa.

Hotel Madera – colourful eclectic boutique

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

A unique and very colourful boutique hotel in Hong Kong, the 4-star exceptionally rated Hotel Madera offers a delightfully creative alternative to the typically muted tones of most other Hong Kong hotels. Located in a great location on lively Kowloon, the elegant and refined hotel is in an accessible distance to many Hong Kong attractions as well as being a 3-minute walk to a metro station. The unusual rooms at this stylishly quirky Hong Kong hotel, all mod cons such as free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels as well as some fabulously funky decor. Upgrades offer whirlpool tubs and panoramic views. Other hotel highlights include a casual lounge, a modern cafe, a gym, a games rooms,  a chic rooftop bar and even an art gallery. 

  • Prices from $160 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Madera

East Hong Kong – contemporary upscale style

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

A sleek and stylish hotel located on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island, just far enough away from the main hustle and bustle of the city. The 4-star exceptionally rated East Hotel has a funky, upmarket feel with walls full of artwork and statement furnishings, while bedrooms are cool and chic with high ceilings, massive windows and bathrooms that are tucked away behind frosted glass dividers. The on-site restaurant serves good quality Chinese and western inspired dishes, while the rooftop bar is a popular spot for sipping cocktails while taking in the impressive views. The trendsetting Hong Kong hotel also offers paperless check-in, a 24-hour gym and a decent sized swimming pool.

  • Prices from $160 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for East Hong Kong

Le Meridien Cyberport – hip high-rise with fabulous views

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

A stunning modern high-rise hotel that overlooks Telegraph Bay, the 5-star highly rated Cyberport Hotel is a refined establishment within easy reach of local tourist attractions. Bedrooms are sleek and contemporary with multimedia connectivity panels, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, while bathrooms are resplendent with marble baths and rainfall showers. Trading on its trendy location, the contemporary Hong Kong hotel attracts a hip crowd who come to eat at the chic sushi bar, the traditional but uber cool Cantonese restaurant or sip drinks at the hotels very own cocktail lounge. There is also a gym, a swish outdoor pool and a sauna. A chic and pulsing hotel with an urban cool vibe!

  • Prices from $140 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Cyberport Hotel 

Hotel Stage – trendy creative minimalism

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

A finely crafted boutique hotel situated in the up and coming district of Yau Ma Tei, that has a traditional and un-gentrified feel about it. The 4-star exceptionally rated Stage Hotel offers a peaceful retreat from the busy city streets, and offers clean, comfortable and calm accommodation throughout. Bedrooms are a warm blend of pale woods, muted colours and white linens, while bathrooms are modern and minimalist. Finely painted murals of trees and flowers add interest to the otherwise simple decor, and the Muse basement space serves up great wine and books for your reading enjoyment. The arty and unique Hong Kong Hotel also offers the Kitchen Savvy restaurant that has all-day dining, with authentic Italian food and a great atmosphere.

  • Prices from $110 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Stage

The Royal Garden – upscale waterfront splendour

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Located within a few minutes’ walk from Victoria Harbour waterfront, The Clock Tower and the famous Avenue of Stars, the 5-star exceptionally rated Royal Garden Hotel offers luxury in a fantastic location. Overlooking Victoria Harbour, the roof-top Mediterranean-style Sky Club offers first-class leisure facilities including a heated swimming pool and a hot tub. The impressive 110-foot atrium lobby lets the light flood into the hotel, and communal areas are opulent and welcoming. Bedrooms at this sleek and chic Hong Kong hotel are beautifully furnished, and bathrooms are marble clad havens with impressive facilities. Guests can choose from the Michelin One Star Dong Lai Shun restaurant, the Michelin One Star Dong Lai Shun or the Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant. Those just looking for a tipple can enjoy cocktails at J’s Bar.

  • Prices from $140 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Royal Garden

One96 – ultra-hip all-suite hotel

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Hong Kong Global Grasshopper

Sumptuous suites in a first class location within an easy walking distance of the interesting neighbourhoods that surround Queen’s Road Central including main business district, Central, trendy Sheung Wan and bustling Soho. Sleek interiors at the 4-star exceptionally rated One96 Hotel are smart but not overwhelming, and the hotel has a simple design that makes it feel relaxed and welcoming. Each suite at the ultra-hip Hon hotel occupies an entire floor with its own private lift from the lobby, and they all offer floor to ceiling windows with impressive city views, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with washing facilities and separate living areas. Well-appointed and thoroughly luxurious, the suites make a great base from which to explore the vibrant city of Hong Kong. There is no bar or restaurant on site, at the cool Hong Kong accommodation but you can take your own drinks up to the rooftop terrace and enjoy the peaceful space while looking out across the city and beyond.

  • Prices from $170 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for One96 Hotel
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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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