Hong Kong is one of our favourite cities in the world and its close proximity to Singapore makes it the ideal place for a short getaway or even a long holiday. There is always so much to do there—whether it is indulging in endless dim sum and refreshing milk tea at their cha chaan teng or visiting the many tourist attractions.
For those who are thinking of going on a budget trip to Hong Kong, one cost factor to consider is definitely the accommodation prices. However, if you are not too picky, there are many decent rooms and apartments available on the Airbnb website for under S$200 per night! READ ON
Hong Kong’s accommodation is notorious for its exorbitant prices. Most globally recognised hotel brands located in the heart of this cosmopolitan city charge a hefty amount for a one-night stay, and let’s face it – not everyone is willing or able to spend that excessive amount of money on comfortable lodging.
The saving grace is that Hong Kong is pretty big and there is no lack of accommodation choices actually. But if you look further beyond the Central Business District area and search for lesser known (but still clean and comfy) hotels, you might be surprised by the options.
From the artistic Ovolo Southside to boutique Lodgewood, here are 17 Affordable Hong Kong Hotels You Can Stay At For Under S$200 Per Night!
Hong Kong is prized for its city skyline, and we are always on the lookout for hotels with unobstructed views of the Harbour – Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel has just been added to our list because we had a very memorable stay there recently.
Sitting in the heart of Wan Chai district – one of our favourite places to stay at when in Hong Kong - Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel is a part of the Marriott group, with a strategic waterfront location that overlooks the Harbour on the Kowloon side. Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel may not be the most posh hotel in Hong Kong, but it is no less popular among business travellers and tourists.
We cannot quite put a finger to Wan Chai when we first set foot in that neighbourhood. It is bustling like many other areas in Hong Kong, but for the lack of a better description – Wan Chai is quite distinctly Hong Kong. Forget about how people discount Wan Chai for its red light district (because it is really just one lane that you can easily miss), because there is so much more to look out for.
We love Wan Chai for its little gems and unexpected finds – comfort Hong Kong cuisine in humble settings, locals peddling their wares and arts, executives loosening their ties to unwind over a good lunch… and all these make up Hotel Indigo.
A relatively new baby in the local hotel scene, Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island is everything Wan Chai is. It reflects snippets of its characteristic neighbourhood, and this is precisely what Hotel Indigo wants to create, so that guests feel blended in to the local culture, and locals resonate with the comforting familiarity.
We have been to Hong Kong many times, but frankly, we never considered staying in Causeway Bay. We usually prefer to stay in other areas like Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Kowloon, Wanchai where our favourite restaurants and shops are located. Somehow, Causeway just did not appeal to us previously. However, a recent stay at Lanson Place Hotel on Leighton Road changed all that.
A premium hospitality brand, Lanson Place is a familiar name to discerning travellers. It has many luxury serviced apartments and residences across Asia. Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong, however, is a full-fledged hotel and it is a warm and welcoming respite within the city.
When travelling for leisure, most people would want to check out the best eating places in that city – dining in a hotel restaurant is usually not the priority.
That is not surprising, given that the general perception of hotel food is crappy buffet food and lousy restaurants serving tasteless and expensive food. However, this is definitely not the case at InterContinental Hong Kong. I know I was just recently praising another InterContinental property, but I have good reason.
During my stay at InterContinental Hong Kong, I was impressed by their dining offerings. Not only is it home to contemporary French cuisine at 2 Michelin Star SPOON by Alan Ducasse, it also has other fantastic restaurants such as Nobu – one of the most famous Japanese restaurants in the world – which serves innovative modern Japanese cuisine, and Yan Toh Heen - 1 Michelin Star Chinese restaurant that is known for its Cantonese specialities. The restaurants at InterContinental Hong Kong will please even the harshest critics.
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is a favourite among businessmen who have meetings at the International Commerce Centre, and young couples who enjoy the finest things in life.
The modern and classy interior design makes the hotel an absolute gem in the skyscraper-dominated city. It is not difficult to see why the Ritz-Carlton is one of the top hotels in the world. The service? Perfection. The staff know each guest by their first name, and they are always polite and courteous, and it feels like they are genuinely happy to see you at the hotel.
I am a firm believer that staying in a good hotel completes the travel experience. Of course, quality comes at a price and many people would baulk at paying so much for a room. But when you get to enjoy the hotel’s amenities and have a good night’s rest, you will understand that the money is well-spent.
For me, one of the places to stay in Hong Kong has to be Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. The location of the 5-star hotel makes it a favourite among businessmen and leisure travellers. It is positioned on the fringe of Tsim Sha Tsui and is within walking distance – just a 10 minutes walk to East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station – to the shopping, business and entertainment districts. Furthermore, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.