Hong Kong has always been a city of hotels thanks to it’s position as one of the financial fulcrums of the Far East. There’s plenty to choose from but “cheap” and “hotel” are not two words often seen adjacent to each other in Hong Kong. If money were no object, here’s our top five Lan Kwai Fong hotel recommendations…
1. Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong
Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong is a towering boutique hotel located within easy staggering distance of the bars, clubs and restaurants in the Soho and Lan Kwai Fong entertainment districts. It’s also easily accessible by foot from the MTR (mass transit railway) system, the Star ferry and Peak Tram.
2. Hotel LKF By Rhombus
Another boutique hotel, Hotel LKF By Rhombus, albeit this one is slap bang in the middle of Lan Kwai Fong neighbourhood. If you’re in Hong Kong to party, this is possibly your best bet. If you start to tire of Chinese food and start hankering for a burger, a Hard Rock Cafe is part of the building.
3. Butterfly on Wellington Boutique Hotel
A good choice for people whose primary focus is shopping or sightseeing, Butterfly on Wellington Hong Kong is located right in the middle of central Hong Kong. However, there’s no pool, gym, room wifi or breakfast supplied, though the hotel is surrounded by numerous cafes and restaurants. One of the more affordable hotels in Hong Kong.
4. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Another superbly located hotel this time overlooking the harbour, and concentrating on elegance and excellence in service. This is one of the swankiest hotels in Hong Kong. indeed, Tripadvisor rank it #1 in the city, which is no small feat. It’s a two minute walk from the Central MTR station so it’s good for just about everything; business, shopping, sightseeing etc. Favorite feature? Their bathroom TVs beats reading magazines by a mile.
5. Mingle Place at the Eden
At the other end of the hotel price range spectrum is the Mingle Place at the Eden. Extremely conveniently located close to the party areas, the hotel offers rooms in two and three hour blocks. No, this is not for napping; I think we all know what it means. Especially when each room comes with two free condoms and continually streaming “movies” (that likely won’t be winning any awards beyond those for freakish physical endowment).
One of their big selling points is “privacy” and “discretion”, so be fully aware going in that this is not a “hotel” in the traditional sense, and you’ll get along fine.