The Peninsula Hong Kong

Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Price from: £265

The Peninsula

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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expert-rated hotels in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
5
5.0
Eating/drinking:
4.9
4.9
Public areas:
4.6
4.6
Leisure facilities:
5
5.0
Service:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Relaxation, Romance, Shopping, Special occasions

Best for Luxury - Expert review of The Peninsula Hong Kong

Iconic five-star in a prime Tsim Sha Tsui location.

Blueprint for a slew of pretenders, the historical Peninsula is everything an oil-rich upstart aspires to be – minus the gold taps and footballer’s wives. From the fleet of bespoke Phantoms out front to the exclusive heli-pad accessed via the 30th floor China Clipper lounge, commemorating the Pan Am China Clipper seaplanes that plied the Pacific Route from 1935-1945, The Pen is luxury at its well-oiled best.

Location: 

On the tip of the Kowloon peninsula, a stone’s throw from the Star Ferry terminus and 1921 clock tower where the Kowloon-Canton railway once disgorged the hotel’s well-heeled guests. The hotel’s rear entrance leads directly to Kowloon’s bustling Golden Mile shopping strip.

Bedrooms: 

Choose from 300 rooms spread across the classic old wing or newer Peninsula Tower, but don’t disregard a Kowloon View in favour of a Harbour View as relentless development has marred the vistas of yesteryear. Soggy digits aside, one of my most memorable stays in the city was crowned by a bath in a Pen corner-suite tub overlooking Nathan Road. You could almost ‘do’ Hong Kong from right there.

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Public areas: 

A never-ending stream of tourists, local ladies-who-lunch, nouveau-riche Chinese businessmen and white-gloved, pillar box hatted bellboys ensures there’s never a dull moment. But for all its sophisticated grandeur The Pen remains refreshingly accessible, with none of those withering expressions one often encounters in Europe.

Eating and drinking: 

Take the theatrical ‘mood lift’ (a hint of what’s to come) to the jaw-dropping Felix – if only use the legendary loos-with-a-view. Afternoon Tea is an institution and Gaddi’s vies for best French food this side of Paris. Bring an appetite and a fat wallet.

Leisure facilities: 

The decadent Roman-style pool spills onto an ample sun terrace and I found some of the best treadmill views in the world in the roof section of the west wing. If you don’t leave the hotel’s Espa looking a million dollars ask for your money back.

Service: 

In a word -  unparalleled.

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Who stays there: 

Business travellers, honeymooners, CEOs, presidents, opera singers, pop (Elton John) and film stars (Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, Will Smith)… and you.

Price advice: 

As one of the best hotels in the world, staying here is never going to be cheap: but check out the packages which provide added value.

Pros: 
Best in Asia
Cons: 
You may feel like you’re staying on a film set mobbed by extras

More information on The Peninsula Hong Kong:

Price from:
£265
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Free tags / Keywords:
Heritage
Amenities:
Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Tsim Sha Tsui

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Community comments (1)

The Peninsula is definitely one of my favourite hotels! The view was spectacular overlooking Hong Kong harbour, and I fell in love with the bubble bath! The food was also delicious.