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By Ashley Soo | July 12th, 2022

Staycations are a new hobby Hongkongers have picked up during the pandemic — especially when international travel has gotten quite burdensome. However, staycations can easily go over budget or not meet expectations, and that’s why we have compiled some boutique hotel options for you to start brainstorming your next getaway.

The Figo

Image: The Figo

The Figo hosts its guests in Sheung Wan and offers an authentic Hong Kong experience in one of the earliest developed neighborhoods. It is unique thanks to the bespoke handmade furniture that fills every room and common area with a contemporary flair. Bring your canine friends on your well-deserved vacation to treat them to the designer hotel’s complimentary bags stuffed with Buddy Bites’ goodies and a relaxing session at the pet-friendly pool.

Location: 4/F, Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan

Tai O Heritage Hotel

Image: Tai O Heritage Hotel

Converting the marine police station built in 1902 into a nine-room hotel, Tai O Heritage Hotel oversees the majestic views of Tai O, and was recognized by UNESCO in 2013 with the Award of Merit. Each with a different name, the nine rooms in the hotel pay homage to the city’s history and landscape of Tai O in their own ways — for instance, you can see and feel the dents made by bullets at the back of the window in General’s Rock. 

Location: Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island


Image: FWD HOUSE 1881

FWD HOUSE 1881 is another hotel that repurposed an old historical building into accommodations for guests. Until 1996, the pre-war building was the Marine Police Headquarters; it became House 1881 after a 6-year revitalization. The epitome of the old meeting the new, the hotel retains Hong Kong’s colonial aesthetics while upholding the standards of modern hospitality. Take advantage of the House’s balconies that serve a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour and dine at Odea, a family-style French dining concept in the FWD HOUSE 1881 Main Building. 

Location: FWD HOUSE 1881, Main Building, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

The Pottinger Hong Kong

Image: The Pottinger Hong Kong

Known also as “Stone Slab Street” for its unevenly laid granite pavings, Central’s Pottinger Street is one of Hong Kong’s most distinctive landmarks — and where The Pottinger Hong Kong sits. The hotel comprises 68 rooms that allow guests to overlook the busy district. A stark difference from the historical district, The Pottinger combines a contemporary interior design with personal touches, promising a cozy stay.

Location: 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Tung Nam Lou Art House

Image: Tung Nam Lou Art House

Opening in 2019, Tung Nam Lou Art House has made a name for itself in the local art scene with its unique concept that mixes hospitality with advocating local art. Each of the 52 rooms in the hotel adopts a different theme, such as design, music and reading. Guests are also welcome to hop on a traditional tea tasting workshop to learn more about the culture.

Location: 68 Portland Street, Yau Ma Tei 

The Fleming

Image: The Fleming

The Fleming in Wan Chai will be an unconventional destination for your next staycation. Inspired by the old Hong Kong aesthetics and the iconic cross-harbor ferries, the hotel transcends time and brings you to Hong Kong in the ’60s. Of course, it wouldn’t be “Hong Kong” enough without some good food. Explore the flavors of seaside Italy in Osteria Marzia, where food is prepared with seasonal produce under the guidance of Chef Luca Marinelli. 

Location: 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai


Image: Tuve

Tuve translates minimalism in its design and aesthetics, easily making it Gen Z’s favorite. Both the hotel’s interior and exterior are influenced by the industrial style dominated by concrete and bronze, while flaunting a muted black-and-white palette with occasional appearances of wooden colors. Featuring toiletries from Le Labo, a New York-based personal care brand known for its handmade fragrances, and home appliances from Dyson, the contemporary technology concept, Tuve ensures a comfortable stay with attention to detail.

Location: 16 Tsing Fung Street, Causeway Bay

The Pier Hotel

Image: The Pier Hotel

Located in Sai Kung, “the back garden of Hong Kong”, a stay at The Pier Hotel would be the retreat you need from away the hustle and bustle. Each of the 40 guest rooms provides a full view of the clean waters of Pak Sha Wan outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Location: 9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung

From our City Living Guides.