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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Pampered from the time we arrive. Great guest recognition, addressed by name wherever we went. Intuitive room controls from Ipad type control. Super strong water pressure for a shower, very refreshing.
Tradition and experience speaks for itself. 30 years gap since we enjoyed the must-do Afternoon tea in the lobby lounge, did not disappoint.
Staff service impeccable, attentive and very experienced. I casually glanced at one of the wait staff, he immediately knew what I wanted.
Short but lovely stay. This is one of those places that you wished you stayed a few days more and really take in the classic old school glam, which is rare these days.
Stayed here in the way back from Australia to the U.K., when stopping over for a few days to break the journey. An experience for sure, and a good location. Impeccable service, though the lobby gets very busy with the afternoon tea service!
Staff attentive but not intrusive, and room immaculate - our suite didn’t have a particularly special view, but was large, comfortable and well equipped.
The Rolls Royce transfer to the airport was a last minute end of holiday extravagance, but actually not *that* expensive. Would definitely stay here again!
Ask the hotel to pick you up at the gate of your airplane and to take you all the way to your Rolls Royce…back to the hotel! check-in your harbor view suite and have a Chinese breakfast with Dim-Sum etc…amazing. Spring Moon restaurant is very good as well as the Japanese restaurant "Imasa". You need to make a tour in their "mini" clubman with driver, it's a great way to discover Hong Long and then finish you day at the Spa...
After staying in 5 hotels on a 15 day business trip to SE Asia, The Peninsula was the most expensive (by 100%!) and least desirable experience. The lobby was having a sewer issue and constantly smelled, when questioning the staff they kind of laughed and said this is what happens with an old building! Staff at the restaurants and bars was not friendly to the point you didn't want to use. The Davidoff Cigar store / lounge might have been the worst. Bellmen were very good and the rooms were nice.
Much is written of the Peninsula Hotel rooms, food, beverages, service and arcade shopping so I have chosen to introduce the gym to readers fortunate to stay at this grand, premier Asian hotel.
The photos show the broad range of equipment available for guests from free weights, machines for legs, back and upper body together with running, rowing and bike exercise machines.
Hot and cold plunge pools, steam rooms and sauna are located in the locker/changing rooms.
Children from the age of 12 years with 24 hour availability.
A short walk up a flight of steps from the gym is an 18m swimming pool on the 8th floor, with opening hours 6am to 9.30pm and great views of Hong Kong harbour, a great place to relax with family.