While Hong Kong is known for its fast pace of life and bright lights there’s a tranquil side to the city waiting to be discovered. If you’re ready to take a break and indulge in a staycation, there are peaceful hotels dotted throughout the city that promise to help you unwind.
So, switch off your phone, turn your ‘out-of-office’ on, and get ready to tune into tranquility. From serene seaside suites to pet-friendly hotels, Hong Kong’s most relaxing experiences can be found all over the city – if you know where to look. Head to Sai Kung for a slower pace of life, and charter a sampan to discover the city’s hidden islands, or reconnect with nature with a stay next to Hong Kong’s wildlife-filled wetlands.
If the idea of spending a weekend away from your pet doesn't sound relaxing, WM Hotel is the perfect hotel to enjoy the sun, sand and sea in Hong Kong's dog's paradise: Sai Kung. For human guests, there’s a rooftop infinity pool and a sauna and steam room. It’s also located just five minutes from Sai Kung pier, making it easy for you to hop on a sampan to explore remote islands and relax on some of Hong Kong’s most pristine beaches. However, when the accommodation is this well-designed, there’s also no reason why you can’t stay in and make the most of your luxurious room, which features a free-standing bathtub as well as a private balcony or garden depending on your package.
28 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, 2196 6888
Looking for a home away from home? These quiet serviced apartments on the edge of Mid-Levels offers two sides of the city; with lush green views of the nearby Hong Kong Park and Zoological and Botanical Gardens on one end, and the main restaurant and nightlife district on the other. If cooking is how you like to lower your blood pressure, rooms here feature open kitchens and a dining area for entertaining in style.
Note: Two Macdonnell Road is one of Cathay’s travel partners, meaning you can use your Asia Miles to book your getaway now.
2 Macdonnell Road, Mid-Levels, 2132 2132
This four-star hotel overlooks Hong Kong’s peaceful wetland park, which is home to rare bird species and threaded with elevated walkways and trails for endless wandering. This rural retreat is just a few minutes’ walk from the protected conservation area and less than an hour away from other natural scenic spots, including Mai Po Nature Reserve, Nam Sang Wai and Tai Tong Organic EcoPark, for some natural sightseeing. After you wake up to serene views of the nature reserve’s pools and diverse fauna, take an invigorating jog through the wetland’s wild paths to combine embracing the great outdoors with health benefits.
8 Tin Sau Road, Tin Shui Wai, 3583 6288
Another bolthole in Sai Kung, this charming modern boutique hotel is a tranquil oasis amid bustling piers and delicious seafood restaurants. With just 40 rooms, this waters-edge property offers an intimate experience to anyone seeking a stunning Hong Kong getaway. Lounge by the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, which offers views over the marina where luxury yachts bob alongside traditional fishing boats, or unwind on the rooftop garden with a bottle of something sparkling. Consider splashing out on an ocean-view room, which features a balcony ideal for relaxing with a book.
Note: The Pier Hotel is one of Cathay’s travel partners, meaning you can use your Asia Miles to book your special getaway now.
9 Pak Shan Wan Street, Sai Kung, 2912 6777
Immense ocean views welcome you at the Auberge Discovery Bay , located in one of Hong Kong’s most chilled family-centric areas. With rooms boasting views of either rolling emerald hills or the glittering ocean, this rather romantic getaway is ideal for couples. Unwinding here is a breeze thanks to an outdoor pool and the top-of-the-line Spa Botanica, especially if you’ve booked one of the spa’s signature body treatments, which include aromatherapy massages and jasmine and rice scrubs. It’s also a great base from which to visit Hong Kong’s most famous tourist destinations, the Big Buddha. If you’re not afraid of heights, take a ride back on the Ngong Ping 360 cable cars, which connects the landmark to the outlet shoppers’ paradise, Citygate Outlets in Tung Chung.
Lantau Island, 88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, 2295 8288