The Peninsula Hong Kong
What We Love
- Despite the central location, the hotel is an oasis of peace and quiet
- Mere minutes from major transportation, local attractions and world-class shopping
- Children’s activities include a cooking academy for the little ones
- Free WiFi
- Airport transfers, if booked, begin at the arrival gate, where you're met and accompanied through immigration and baggage claim
What To Know
- The main lobby can get quite crowded during the Peninsula’s famous afternoon tea
- There is a basic dress code in place. Guests are asked to refrain from wearing tank tops and flip-flops
- The Sun Terrace is only open to guests for dining
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
In Hong Kong, a city drowning in avant-garde opulence, there is only one hotel that everyone knows: the Peninsula. The landmark hotel, which dates back to the region’s colonial British roots, is a symbol of the area’s rich past, famously swanked by a fleet of 14 Rolls Royces painted “Peninsula green.” It’s also the only hotel in the city to have its own private helipad and helicopter. Plush carpeting and touches of Hong Kong’s colonial past decorate the regal lobby and its 300 intimate guestrooms, each built with visitors’ privacy in mind (think one-stop-shop panels that control everything from the temperature to the television screen). The Pensinsula is known for its impeccable service, and an excellent concierge is on hand (and on first name terms) for your every need, whether it’s providing a special van for your shopping jaunts or a helicopter champagne brunch as you cruise the harbor sky. While Hong Kong may be one of the world’s gastronomic capitals, the Peninsula’s restaurants may make leaving the hotel for food redundant. Famous Gaddi’s serves up notable French dishes, Spring Moon is known for its Cantonese cuisine, and Felix, designed by Philippe Starck, dishes out European plates alongside views of the harbor from its 28th floor perch. It’s little wonder you’ll feel on top of the world here.
In the Area
Hong Kong Harbor is a playground all its own, but you need never leave the hotel. Enjoy some dancing and live music in the basement. Evocative of 1930s Shanghai, the hidden Salon de Ning lounge is sure to indulge all your senses. Scones, jam and clotted cream – it’s a tradition that stems back to Hong Kong’s colonial British roots. While many options have sprung up around the city, it originated with the Peninsula’s famous afternoon tea. Hotel guests can skip the long waits in line by booking ahead. probably no better other place to do it than the International Finance Center, Hong Kong’s second-highest building consisting of two full, imposing towers of consumerism. And, for a respite away from the hustle and bustle, take a day excursion to airy Lamma Island and dine on fresh seafood from Lamcombe Seafood Restaurant, which even drew Anthony Bourdain’s praise.
How to Get There
Currently in HK and decided to have breakfast in the lobby lounge at the Pen. It’s always been a great property and an oasis amidst the craziness of Kowloon and Nathan Road. I was seated quickly but then things went downhill. It took about 15 minutes for a waiter to take my order and another 15 minutes to get the tea I had ordered. No apologies and no one seemed to care as this area is always busy and quite a tourist attraction. I had also ordered scrambled eggs and after 25 minutes had passed I asked about the order. I never did get an answer about why there was a delay nor when the food would arrive. I decided to leave as I had an appointment to get to in another part of the city. To add insult to injury, it took another 5-10 minutes to get my check.
Great service is not hard to find in HK so go elsewhere as the Peninsula no longer seems to care.
We had high expectations for our first trip to Hong Kong and they were certainly met! This is five star hotel in every way. It is a bit of a spectacle for tourists who line up to take photos out front and very popular for high tea. We were with our 13 yr old son and some of our favorites were the spa, fitness center and club sandwich poolside. My husband loved their hot tub and ice tub every day for the two weeks we were there! Perfect location for the metro and shopping close by in every direction. Would definitely stay there again and will try their other location on our next visit to Chicago.
This was my third time at The Peninsula in two years and every time it gets better and better.
Starting with their executive cars, which make the Hong Kong traffic more bearable with their smooth and pleasant rides.
The rooms are beautifully elegant and the service is superb.
They even remember our preferences for the type of tea that we like and ensure that they provide it in our suite, even though it is not usually on their menu.
The food in the Felix Restaurant is exceptional and the view is stunning. David Hajjar does a fantastic job of personalising the service offered here.
High Tea is a must at The Peninsula too.
Can not recommend this hotel enough.
No doubt this is the best hotel in the world. I went win my honeymoon and they gave us an upgrade. The room was amazing and the service even better. The have all the details managed just thinking in how to make your stay more pleasant. Breakfast there had a variety of food for all palates.
I will say Peninsula hotel is one of the best hotels in Hong Kong. It decoration is classic and the atmosphere within is impeccable.
The bar on the 2nd floor is nice and cosy. I recommend going there for a drink after work.
The buffet dinner is nice but a bit expensive.