Hong Kong hotels
A warren of people-filled pavements, jam-packed elevated walkways, canteen crammed streets, and towering skyscrapers, Hong Kong's a full-on city that bustles 24/7. Designer shops jostle for attention alongside high street names in the city's modern malls, traditional dim sum eateries fight for custom with street vendors brewing brisket beef soup, and market traders clamour and clatter as they try to sell wares. There's also fine food to be had at top notch restaurants and a pumping party atmosphere to enjoy as the sky darkens.
Things to see
Hong Kong's Ferry Terminal is a bustling transport hub where ferries take passengers from the mainland to the island, boats bound for the islands bob along the rippling waters, and cruise ships dock for the day. It's here you can take a ride on the iconic Star Ferry, a must-do when in town, and gaze back at the dazzling Hong Kong skyline with its striking skyscrapers, high-rise hotels, and towering apartment blocks. For a different view of the city, take the tram to the wok-shaped Victoria Peak Tower where the vistas are unbeatable. You can shop, eat, and drink here too at its modern mall. For evening entertainment, Soho's steep, lively streets can't be beaten. Ride the outdoor elevator past flashing neon-signage, buzzing bars, and crammed restaurants before jumping off when a place to party catches your eye. For a day of family-fun, the expansive Ocean Park is the place to be. Buckle up on thrill-inducing rides, marvel at marine life, and catch an animal show here.
Hotels in Hong Kong
The city may be pretty compact, but there's no shortage of places to stay in Hong Kong. As well as its landmark luxury pads, of which there are many, you'll also find plenty of mid-range accommodation here. Most of these will offer convenient amenities like flat-screen televisions, WiFi, and tea and coffee making facilities. With space in the crammed city at a premium, cheap hotels in Hong Kong are often pretty small, but provide an affordable base to explore the city's many sights.
Where to stay
A stay in Hong Kong's Central district will put you in the heart of the city where soaring skyscrapers loom large, modern malls buzz with shoppers, and steam-filled canteens fill with hungry diners. It's here you'll also find Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour with its ferries to the mainland and islands. Wan Chai is a party hotspot in the evenings and very lively, while Causeway Bay's well geared to families with some of the city's biggest shopping malls and the lush green of Victoria Park. For cheap hotels in Hong Kong, mainland Kowloon often offers the most affordable pads and is just a short ferry ride from all the island action.
How to get to
Hong Kong International Airport's a major transport hub and the most likely gateway for those arriving by air. You can reach the city center using the quick and efficient Airport Express train which takes just 24 minutes to Central Station. For a more scenic, and cheaper, journey into the city center, there are plenty of bus services which connect the city and airport via the Tsing Ma suspension bridge and offer sweeping views of Lantau Island.