Hotels, restaurants and days out in Hong Kong

Chris Patten
01 April 2013

Luxury hotels, authentic restaurants and great family days out in bustling Hong Kong


Soaring to 490m, the world's tallest hotel dominates the city's skyline, with unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and the New Territories. Luxury and tiptop hospitality in Kowloon. Rooms from £370.

Harbour Grand
A five-star in the heart of Hong Kong Island nestled among shopping areas and commercial offices, with fantastic restaurants and service to match. Rooms from £260.

Four Seasons
A prime location on Hong Kong Island and floor-to-ceiling windows guarantee spectacular views. It's all very sleek too: silk-panelled walls, marble-floored foyers and some 
of the best cuisine in town.

Upper House
A super-stylish boutique hotel by hot Asian designer Andre Fu has apartment-like studios and suites and a great location in Pacific Place. Rooms from £366.

JIA Hong Kong Funky and affordable boutique hotel with a fine central location near bustling Causeway Bay. Studios from £110.


Yung Kee restaurant
A great quality, award-winning Chinese restaurant that serves delicious traditional fare. It's come a long way from its roots as a food stall. 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, +852 2522 1624,

The Peak Lookout
Escape from the hustle and bustle and admire the views from this popular restaurant. 121 Peak Road, The Peak, +852 2849 1000

Dim Sum
Great value restaurant serving very tasty dim sum (and nothing else). 63 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, +852 2834 8893

City Hall Maxim's Palace Famed for its classic dim sum and elegant harbour views, this big, cheery restaurant offers infinite varieties on this Chinese staple. 
City Hall,
 Central, +852 2521 1303

Pure Bar + Restaurant
A buzzing bar and open lounge serving comfort food with an international twist. 2/F Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, +852 8199 8189,

Things to do

Hong Kong Disneyland
The entertainment and attractions are as magical as you'd expect, whether it's the thrilling rides of Space Mountain or Tinker Bell Castle.

Ocean Park Hong Kong
A marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park rolled into one.

Star Ferry
Crossing Victoria Harbour on a Star Ferry is a must-do experience in Hong Kong — there's even a double-decker re-creation of a ferry that plied the harbour in the 1920s.

Stanley market
A bustling market with everything from good quality silk garments to Chinese jewellery and locally made souvenirs.

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
One of the oldest botanical 
gardens in the world with more than 1,000 species of plant and animals from orangutan to alligators. 

This article was originally published in April 2013.