Since COVID-19 has put most travel plans on hold, Hong Kong hotels are turning their attention to locals – and offering tempting staycations with dining deals, room upgrades and spa treatments.
Checking into a hotel can offer you the getaway you crave; wake up to a suite’s sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and spend the afternoon indulging in a leisurely lunch or exploring a new neighbourhood.
If you’re looking for a refreshing change of pace, consider these great-value staycations at The Upper House, The Peninsula, Four Seasons and more of the city’s choicest hotels.
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Tip: Be sure to confirm the details when booking as package offers can be subject to change
With travel off the cards, look to the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong for the next plush getaway. The luxury hotel’s Club Indulgence package gives guests a 20 per cent discount on stays in a suite. You’ll also get daily breakfast for two guests, as well as afternoon teaand cocktails for two for every day of your stay, to be enjoyed in The Lounge or in the comfort of your hotel suite. The hotel’s got plenty more staycation offers , but if you’re looking for a little indulgence, it’s a hard one to look past. From HK$5,040 per night.
8 Finance Street, Central; +852 3196 8888
The Mandarin may be one of the city’s most storied hotels, but it’s far from stuck in its ways. Instead, the MO is fresh off a six-month renovation that shows what a little gilt-and-polish can really do. Most of the work has gone into the top floors, which have been entirely overhauled: take the Michelin-starred Man Wah , updated with rich blue interiors that provide a thoroughly modern accent to its classic Cantonese fare. Make time – and book ahead – for a stop at hip new izakaya The Aubrey , whose plush interiors clash and blend gorgeously alongside stunning harbour views from the 25th floor. The other major upgrade has been the all-new Mandarin Club lounge , where warm reds and gentle golds are offset by clean lines, vintage art and that perfect view – not to mention a fairly constant flow of food. In the evenings, the well-stocked bar cart lets you work your way through a few sundowners – or line up a full scotch tasting. The Club Getaway staycation includes breakfast, afternoon tea, evening champagne and canapés as part of the full Club lounge access. Available until June, the package starts from $2,580 per night.
5 Connaught Road Central, +852 2522 0111
Want to savour every moment of your staycation without having to worry about time? This charming boutique hotel right in the heart of Central is offering a 33 Hours package that gives you a guaranteed 33-hour stay. This means you can check in at 9am, and check out at 6pm the following day, and spend as much time as you want relaxing in your room or exploring the heritage-rich neighbourhood nearby. You also get a HK$200 daily dining credit at Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano. Available until 31 December at a 10 per cent discount off the best available rate.
74 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 2308 3188
A whole 24 hours at one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed hotels is enough to get most people excited. But what if it also included some indulgent dining, drinks and in-room bonuses like free minibar, unlimited popcorn and movies? This is what The Upper House’s Staycation at Our House package offers. Check-in times are flexible and you can enjoy a set breakfast for two at Salisterra and 24 hour access to the gym, along with the hotel’s beautiful rooms and views. From HK$2,800 per night, based on a 20 per cent discount off the best available rate, Sundays to Thursdays until 29 December. (By the way, this is just one of many available Upper House offers .)
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway; +852 2918 1838
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Long established as one of the city’s top hotels, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong further entices guests with its Summer Escape staycation package for the perfect weekend getaway (from HK$2,380 a night). Guests enjoy daily breakfast for two plus one of the following perks: HK$1,000 spa or dining credit (including room service); an afternoon tea set for two at Tiffin with a bottle of champagne; lunch buffet with free-flow beer or iced tea for two at Tiffin; a set meal for two at either One Harbour Road; poolside barbeque dinner buffet for two at The Grill; or an artisinal picnic basket for two with a bottle of Champagne.
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai; + 852 2588 1234
This Wan Chai newcomer from the Hong Kong-based Harilela Group has 210 rooms designed by Tara Bernerd with muted tones, mid-century-inspired furnishings, contemporary artworks and all-marble bathrooms. See it for yourself by taking advantage of the Staycation at the Hari package , which provides a complimentary breakfast for two, HK$400 food-and-beverage credit good for Italian restaurant Lucciola or izakaya-style Japanese eatery Zoku, plus late checkout until 3pm for King or Twin Room when departing between Monday and Thursday. From $1,400 per night for stays until 31 August.
330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai; +852 2129 0388
You may be staying in the city, but at The St Regis Hong Kong your taste buds are free to explore the world through the hotel’s one-Michelin-starred restaurants L’Envol and Rùn. Priced from HK$3,500 a night, the luxe hotel’s package (available until 30 June with promo code P91) welcomes visitors with a HK$1,000 hotel credit, an upgrade to a Grand Deluxe Room, valet parking and personalised fitness training for two as well as flexible check in and check out. Alternatively, book a room for the Ultimate Family Staycation package (from HK$3,600 a night, until 31 December, with promo code ZJ5), and two adults and two kids up to 12 years of age can enjoy complimentary extras including a family fitness class, children’s meals in The Drawing Room and in-room dining, and goodies like kids’ gowns, slippers and teddy bears.
One Harbour Drive, Wan Chai; +852 2138 6888
For more great places to stay in the neighbourhood, check out our reviews of the best hotels in Wan Chai >
Credit: Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Pressed up against the shoreline in Hong Kong Island’s eastern North Point neighbourhood, the Hyatt Centric is perfectly situated to serve up extreme views alongside extreme comfort. The hotel’s Centric Dogcation package gives you and your furry friends a chance to bond in a spacious room with the stunning Victoria Harbour as the backdrop. Guests will receive a full set of dog amenities including welcome treats and cleaning essentials, access to Upper Farm Doggy Playground, as well as 50% off the breakfast or 30% off the lunch buffet at The Farmhouse Terrace. Priced from HK$1,240 per night based on one dog under 30kg; a second dog is an extra HK$299. Available on an ongoing basis.
1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point; +852 3762 1234
Nicknamed the Grande Dame of the Far East, The Peninsula Hong Kong has been the definition of luxury for many Hongkongers and visiting dignitaries since its opening in 1928. This landmark property’s staycation offerings are in a class of its own. Highlights include the Journey the World package, which allows guests to choose from ‘Historical’ and ‘Artisanal’ journeys featuring activities during their one to three-night stays. These include art workshops, Savvy Scent Bag Making by Louis Vuitton and Turkish coffee making classes, plus a HK$800 dining credit to enjoy exclusive experiences specially designed by some of the hotel’s restaurants. Starting from HK$3,880 for a one-night stay.
Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2920 2888
Ever wanted to bring your furry friend along for a staycation? Rosewood's Signature Petcation package (from HK$2,980; available until 30 December) offers treats for dogs as well as humans with in-room breakfast and afternoon tea, plus a special in-room afternoon tea for you both. You will also receive a HKD200 K11MUSEA eVoucher and the hotel will also donate HK$500 to the SPCA per stay. It’s one of several staycations Rosewood offers , which can cater to honeymoons, bachelorette parties or indulgent spa stays.
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3891 8888
Being able to boast the world’s highest bar – Ozone, which gazes over much of Kowloon, the harbour and Hong Kong Island beyond – The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong also offers lofty stays. Among its staycation offerings, the 490m Altitude Retreat Staycation delivers amazing views, naturally, from your upgraded hotel room, daily breakfast buffet at The Lounge & Bar. Add to that discounts at the spa and restaurants and you’re set for a special stay (from HK$3,600 per night, available on an ongoing basis).
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon; +852 2263 2263
Looking for something other than the harbour view? This Tsim Sha Tsui boutique hotel’s Signature staycation package is your answer. Stay in a Signature Greenery room for a panoramic view of the Kowloon Cricket Club and the bustling cityscape of central Kowloon and enjoy an afternoon tea set featuring the signature coffee and tiramisu from the hotel’s popular Page Common café. You’ll also receive instructions on how to make your own coffee sangria cocktail – the perfect accompaniment to that sunset view from the floor-to-ceiling curve windows of your room. Make yourself comfortable as the room is yours to enjoy until the next day’s 6pm check-out. Available until 30 September from HK$868.
148 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2132 6108
Since unveiling refurbished interiors designed by AvroKO in 2018 and positioning itself as a champion of progressive arts, the Eaton HK hotel has become a Kowloon hotspot once again. Foodies should opt for the Stay & Dine staycation package (from HK$1,050) including buffet breakfast and buffet breakfast at the pan-Asian all-day dining venue The Astor . Round off a stay with cocktails at terrace bar Terrible Baby , which hosts music and arts programming.
380 Nathan Road, Jordan; + 852 2710 1828
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If you’re looking for a staycation far away from the city, Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel on the Tuen Mun waterfront offers a serene escape close to the water and far from the stress of the city. Take your pick from a range of staycation offers – including the aptly named Chill and Dine Getaway package. Enjoy a Deluxe Seaview Room and breakfast for two, along with treats like complimentary mini-bar and a snack bag (from HK$2,800).
1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, New Territories; +852 2452 8888
For more great places to stay in the area, check out our reviews of the best hotels in New Territories >
This article was originally published in April 2020 and updated in May 2021.