Hong Kong

Coolest hotels in Hong Kong for a unique getaway

trivago Magazine has scouted some of the coolest spots in the city for a Hong Kong trip that's sure to be memorable.

Hong Kong’s distinctive fusion of East and West lays a striking foundation for seriously cool hotels that stand out from the pack. We’ve found you some of the best, from minimalist chic in fifty shades of grey to colonial charm away in a fishing village.

Whether you’re looking to sit at rooftop bars with a craft cocktail in hand, swim in one of the world’s highest rooftop pools or be transported to China’s nostalgic past, this list has your cool factor covered. And that’s all before you even step out of your Hong Kong accommodation! Just beyond boutique doors is a city bursting with neon streets, scrumptious food and literally endless shopping bargains.

An ultra-cool Hong Kong hotel with artistic expression

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Eaton Hong Kong can’t help but be cool—it’s part of the Eaton Workshop’s aim to create inclusive spaces where creativity can thrive. You’ll be filled with inventive purpose the moment you enter the hotel: communal areas brim with colour and quirk, from neon escalators to graffiti-covered walls. Mustard yellow provides the base palette throughout the hotel’s shared spaces, from the leather sofa where you can chill out with a good book, to the armchairs set up for an intimate meeting in the co-working zone.

Up in your room, you’ll find works by local artists next to Himalayan salt lamps designed to calm and restore. If you’re an aspiring vocalist looking to express yourself, book the Artist Studio for a fully equipped recording studio!

The wellness centre on the top floor has an open-air pool surrounded by tempting daybeds, where you’ll look out over Kowloon Bay while sipping a fresh-squeezed juice. You might prefer to stretch out in the adjoining yoga studio or sign up for a complimentary Tai Chi class to improve your balance and flexibility.

When you’re feeling peckish, head down to the Foodhall inspired by 1990s Wong Kar Wai films and local noodle houses. You’ll have your choice from 10 stalls serving everything from Japanese donburi bowls and congee to Melbourne-style coffee and gluten-and-sugar-free cakes and pastries. Upping the cool factor, even more, your dining will be accompanied by a soundtrack from the hotel’s in-house radio station featuring local cultural programming.

Eaton HK

8.3 Very good (12384 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.9 / 10
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An urban spot with an industrial vibe

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Once a gritty, industrial neighbourhood, Wong Chuk Hang is now home to galleries, street art, cafés and the Ovolo Southside. Located in the south of Hong Kong island, Ovolo was the first warehouse-conversion hotel in the city and maintains a link to its past with industrial-chic touches like polished concrete floors and exposed pipes. Pops of colour can be found in graffiti artworks, floating communal booths and kung fu movies playing in the elevators.

The muted tones of your bedroom mirror the hues of city and mountains seen through floor-to-ceiling windows. Book a Corner Room to bask in 180-degree panoramic views from the comfort of your seven-layer feather bed—perfect for enjoying a snack from the complimentary minibar while watching the sun set over Repulse Bay (or just chilling with some time on the Xbox).

Rooftop bar Above by Komune boasts views across the bay and South China Sea, as well as cocktails expertly prepared by Cocktail Professors. Step across the astro-turfed lawn to the beanbag chairs and savour a “When it rains, look for rainbows” made from gin infused with the pomelo peel, homemade tequila and champagne syrup.

Ovolo Southside

Top rated
Hong Kong, 4.1 km to 2 International Finance Centre
8.5 Excellent (2485 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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Cannons and turrets make for a cool hotel on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island

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Housed in a 19th-century, Grade II Historic Building, Tai O Heritage features relics from its days as a former police station, including cannons, searchlights and corner turrets. All have been lovingly restored to their former glory, along with nostalgic touches like French windows, Chinese tiled roofs and arched doorways.

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back to Hong Kong’s colonial past, despite being a short trip from downtown. On the far side of Lantau Island, Tai O is known as the Venice of Hong Kong, filled with fishing cottages perched above the sea on stilts.

Catch the best views from Tai O Lookout restaurant, where you’ll dine under a glass atrium-style ceiling and have sweeping views across the ocean. Watch the stars light up the night sky while you feast on fresh seafood specialties like grilled cod with scallops and Tai O shrimp paste sauce. Accompany your meal with a glass of the hotel’s private label One Pebble Lane wine, the first ever vintage made in Hong Kong.

When you’re ready to retire to your nautical-themed room, you’ll sink into luxurious bedding and drift off to sleep to the lullaby of the ocean. In the morning, open French doors out onto your private veranda and breathe in the sea air for an invigorating start to your day.

Hotel Tai O Heritage

Top rated
Hong Kong, 31.6 km to 2 International Finance Centre
8.5 Excellent (580 reviews)
Excellent Comfort 8.7 / 10
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A super cool hotel for a girls’ getaway

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For the ultimate cool girls’ city break, look no further than W Hong Kong. With one of the world’s highest rooftop swimming pools on the 76th floor, accompanied by a playful mosaic wall and breathtaking views of the harbour, you may never shift from your comfortable sunlounger. Take your time and order a glass of bubbly from the Wet Deck, then watch the skies transform from day to night from the outdoor Jacuzzi.

When you’re hungry, book a cosy booth at Sing Yin to savour dim sum goodies like steamed shrimp dumplings, as well as tasty indulgences like lobster with black truffle and crispy-skin duck. On the sixth floor, WOO Bar is the place to mingle with Hong Kong’s social set while sipping a signature martini. Buffet restaurant Kitchen will look after you the next day with its Bubbly Sunday Brunch buffet, where the Veuve Cliquot Champagne and Bloody Marys are ever-flowing.

What’s a girls’ weekend without a touch of pampering? Bliss Spa has everything from a movie-while-you-wait manicure station to a spa buffet featuring olives, cheeses and famous brownies. Rejuvenate with an aptly-named Nerve Whacker treatment, which aims to tame tensions, nerves and mood swings using sweet orange, chamomile and spearmint essential oils.

W Hong Kong

Top rated
Hong Kong, 2.2 km to 2 International Finance Centre
9.0 Excellent (2110 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
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A Hong Kong hotel for the young (and young at heart)

Geared towards travellers with a youthful mindset, Attitude on Granville is a cheerful jumble of colours, from the mosaic walls of the lobby lounge to the reception desk constructed from plastic crates. Stencilled artwork and graffiti feature throughout the building, a far cry from its roots as an office building. Best yet, this design hotel is a Hong Kong choice that won’t break the bank.

Up at Urban Park rooftop restaurant, you can join a sunset yoga session or go straight to a sundowner raspberry bellini or lychee mojito. On weekends, spread out a checkered picnic blanket and share glasses of sparkling wine along with sliders and chicken wings as part of the Picnic in the Park programme. Alternatively, head downstairs to Yum Cha, where the playful team encourage the philosophy of “camera eats first”. Snap Insta pics of barbecue piggy buns, doggy sausage rolls and hot custard buns almost too cute to eat.

You can take your pick of rooms from Urban, Cozy or Elite options, each of which continues the quirky and cool feeling with hand-painted graphics, vintage décor and tailor-made lighting. For a bit of extra space, check into a Studio Suite, where you can look out over Granville Street from the picture windows or chill in your separate living room.

Attitude On Granville

Top rated
Hong Kong, 2.2 km to 2 International Finance Centre
8.5 Excellent (878 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.1 / 10
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Stylised stays in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay

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Just a short distance from the heart of Causeway Bay, TUVE Hotel offers chic tranquillity away from the chaos of the city. Its blend of smooth concrete walls, natural wood, marble floors and warm lighting create a futuristic yet calming vibe to quiet the mind after a long trip or day of sightseeing.

Utilitarian guest rooms are designed to take away distractions so you can fully unwind your softly-lit cocoon of cool. Discover luxury gems hidden around the room, like handy smartphones with unlimited 3G and a well-stocked minibar full of gourmet nibbles. Relax in your restful oasis and snack on gourmet candied almonds while sipping an aperitif of Potocki vodka and Fever-Tree tonic water.

Drench your cares under the walk-in shower, complete with Le Labo bath amenities, before sliding under the luxury linens of your king-size bed. With the hotel’s focus on minimising stimulants and maximising calm, you might just have one of the best nights’ sleep in the city.

TUVE Hotel

Top rated
Hong Kong, 3.4 km to 2 International Finance Centre
8.8 Excellent (997 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.2 / 10
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A cool spot with a mythical twist

Inspired by Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival mythology, Hong Kong’s most awarded boutique hotel Mira Moon will take you on a whimsical journey into Hong Kong’s past. Be transported by rooms filled with Chinese design elements, from carved wooden doors to lavish fabric chairs and bathrooms tiled with custom mosaics.

Take a long soak in your free-standing tub, surrounded by bright peony motifs in shades of burnt orange and red. Check into a Half Moon room to gaze over the famous Victoria Harbour lit up at night as you stretch out on your strategically placed king-size bed, all whilst browsing on your room’s customised iPad mini.

You’ll begin evenings out with a Berry Pickers cocktail at Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar, which uses strawberry gin sourced from an artisanal distillery in southern Spain. Feast on fusion dishes like crispy bao made with 18-hour pork belly, or slow-cooked Galician octopus served with paprika fried potatoes.

The on-site Champagne Bar is the ideal spot to watch the Symphony of Lights show, so be sure to get there early and nab a front row seat. While you’re there, snack on plates of grilled Hokkaido scallops or pan-seated foie gras, accompanied by premier champagne—all you have to do is decide if you’d like a bottle of Krug or a glass of Mumm as you watch the dazzling spectacle over the water.

Hotel Mira Moon

Top rated
Hong Kong, 2.2 km to 2 International Finance Centre
8.9 Excellent (1519 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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