Hotels in Hong Kong: The Upper House, FWD House 1881, Noah's Ark, The Peninsula, and more

Hotels in Hong Kong: The Upper House, FWD House 1881, Noah's Ark, The Peninsula, and more

For a good night

Text: Azrin Tan

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Dust off your suitcases and have your credit cards at the ready. All the deets on the much-awaited travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore is looking to be pretty optimistic, with everything possibly being locked in even by the end of November. And if that's not a cause for celebration this maddening 2020, we don't know what is. If everything actually goes according to plan, you might even be finding yourself on a plane before Christmas, and actually getting your holiday fare for the year in — something most of us had thought impossible for this year. But with all the uncertainty on the official details, you might want to plan ahead and do the legwork before the scramble to buy those flight tickets. Below, we've put together a varying list of hotels based on what kind of traveller you are.

Those looking for something a little more glamorous

The Peninsula

We're looking at helicopter pads, stunning panoramas, high tea alongside a live orchestra, and decadent interior with in-suite-jacuzzis? If this isn't the epitome of a grand time, we don't know what is.

5 Coleman St

99 Bonham

This pick is known for its high sense of sophistication; a luxury spot that remains accessible to the city's business, shopping and entertainment destinations. Business-like and minimalistically fashioned, 99 Bonham strikes that balance between a sentiment of modern luxury and top tier architectural views of the traditional neighbourhood it is set in.

99 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

The Upper House

The Upper House is one of the sharpest design hotels in Hong Kong — with a design-forward space that houses striking interiors and an impeccable contemporary art collection. One of the most luxurious spaces in town, it boasts a spectacular view of the dazzling cityscape at night. Unlike the regular four-walled hotel rooms, the space prides itself on being created for an intimate feel — just like a house — allowing you to fully appreciate your retreat here after a long day in the hustle and bustle of the city.

88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Those looking for something in the heart of Hong Kong

Page 148

When you're gunning for clean minimalism at an affordable price, Page 148 is going to be it for you. Located in bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, it's not only a stellar pick for its location alone, but with its considered design and comfort assured, it seems like all your hotel needs will be ticked with this one.

148 Austin Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

FWD House 1881

Here's one for the culture-history buffs. 1881 dates back to the year when the Marine Police Headquarters property was established — the very same property in which this heritage hotel has claimed home. With colonial style architecture and rustic interiors, this is where tradition and the modern world of today meet.

2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong

Madera Hollywood

Pop culture aficionados, say hello to your next quirky stop. This easily stands in as an Airbnb-like spot, with whole suites decorated and refurbished to playful themes that reminds of the classic icons like Marilyn Monroe. Surely spirits will be kept high when you return to this fun residence for the night.

53 Hollywood Road, Central Hong Kong

Those looking for something completely unexpected

Mini Hotel

Bed, bathroom, a place to leave the suitcase, and some other whatnots — sounds like you've got yourself a Mini room for yourself. In one of the busiest, most populated cities of the world, spacious accommodations are hard to come by, and the saving of space is an absolute essential. So why not get into the full spirit of that with a decently sized room that has just about everything you need, including the privacy that sometimes doesn't come in a capsule pick.

8 Sun Wui Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Noah's Ark

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Live the legend. Or maybe just fulfill your desire to live in a giant ark hotel. One of the most eccentric places to stay in the city, Noah's Ark (yes, it's named after the very tale itself) is one that can actually boast spacious enough rooms, a nature-esque view and a very alternative experience of the famed city life.

33 Pak Yan Rd, Ma Wan, Hong Kong

The Helena May

Ladies night out? Check into The Helena May, one of the older and exquisite buildings that remain as a throwback to the past. Formerly established as a club for women and girls only, it retains its all-female pride and mystique to this day and only accepts female travellers. Go back in time with your stay here, from colonial exterior to charming interior, the wonder of the space removes you from the modern day entirely.

35 Garden Rd, Central, Hong Kong