Hong Kong in 4 Days – Hong Kong Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Hong Kong in 4 days- things to do and see

Hong Kong in 4 Days – Things to do in 4 Days for First Time Visitors

If you are planning a trip to one of the most exciting cities in the world, Hong Kong, you are probably wondering “what to do in Hong Kong” and about the “top things to do in Hong Kong in 4 days”.

This post will give you some great ideas about the best things to see in Hong Kong – you´ll also find some important travel information for Hong Kong and some tips on solo traveling in Hong Kong.

Ready to find out the top things to do in Hong Kong? Here are 20 fun ideas for Hong Kong – my recommendations can be easily done and seen within 4 days in Hong Kong.

Best view in Hong Kong
Hong Kong ad me- I could never get enough of that skyline

Last year, I finally visited Hong Kong which I had been crazy to see for a while. I am a city girl and Hong Kong´s hustle and bustle seemed to be an ideal place to experience a new mega city. I was more than happy to find out that Hong Kong was considered a very safe place to travel to – especially for a solo female traveler.

I stayed in Hong Kong for about 7 nights, but if you are wondering what you to do in Hong Kong in 4 days (or 3 or 5, as you can adjust this Hong Kong itinerary) this post will help you to find out about the best places to visit in four days in Hong Kong.

What you will find out here

  • Important Travel Information for Hong Kong
  • Best Things to do in Hong Kong in 3 and 4 Days
  • More Things to do in Hong Kong in 5 days

IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS FOR HONG KONG

Find a short pre-travel guide for Hong Kong before talking about fun things to do in Hong Kong.

Visa Regulations for Hong Kong

With a German passport (or any EU passport), I did not need a visa. According to the website of the Hong Kong tourism board, most nationalities do not require a visa if they stay less than 90 days (US-Americans also do not need any visa).

Best Time to Visit Hong Kong

May through August can be really hot in Hong Kong, but for the rest of the year, the weather is mostly mild. I visited in March/April and it was lovely, though a bit humid at times. However, at that time of year, there is a huge art exhibition going on and prices for accommodations are much higher.

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How to Get Around in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has amazing public transportation, and it is very comfortable using their buses and metros.

Though taxis are not expensive, I was very happy to use buses, boats, and the metro (though I normally prefer buses and trams which allow you to see more of the city).

If you get an Octopus Card from day one, you´ll be able to save a lot of money while using public transportation.

I had a ticket for the hop-on and hop-off bus sightseeing in Hong Kong (I have been using Big Buses forever) which also included tickets for several activities.

Click here to check out the best prices for hop-on and hop-off tours in Hong Kong

View of Victoria Harbour with the iconic ship- Places to visit in Hong Kong in 4 days
Hong Kong from its best side @shutterstock

Where to Stay in Hong Kong

I actually stayed in 4 different places over the duration of my seven-night visit.

Hong Kong has some amazing luxury hotels which are worldwide-known – unfortunately, even budget hotels cost quite a bit though and accommodation might be the biggest part of your expenses.

For the latest prices on luxury accommodation check out:

Four Seasons Hong Kong (a luxury hotel with great views)

The Peninsula Hong Kong (one of Hong Kong´s most iconic hotel with a great location)

Hotel ICON (hotel Icon was one of the hotels I stayed at, it was not the most luxurious hotel but nice and more affordable than other 5* hotels) Click here to find the best prices for Hotel ICON

For the latest prices on mid-range accommodation check out:

The CityView (I loved the location, as it was very central to Nathan Road, it was quite simple though for a 4* hotel)

If you like the hustle and bustle, then I would choose a hotel on either the island or mainland, but close to Victoria Harbor.

If you prefer quieter areas, which are also more affordable I would recommend staying at Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong, which is farther away and is more immersed in nature.

For a full Hong Kong accommodation guide click here and read more about my tips on where to stay in HK!

Tips for Solo Travel in Hong King – What to Do Solo and What to Know for Your Solo Trip to Hong Kong

I traveled solo to Hong Kong and (apart from one day I met an Instagram friend) I did all the activities solo. There are many fun things to do in Hong Kong solo – even as a female. 

Tips for female travelers: At my first night, I stayed towards the end of Nathan Road in a tiny kind of hotel, and can definitely NOT recommend that area for solo female travelers.

I felt safe in Hong Kong and loved strolling along the streets – even in the evening – but did not like that area as there were way more men staring and trying to sell their shop items.

However, Hong Kong is a fantastic place for solo female travelers and I would definitely recommend traveling alone in Hong Kong. I did most of the mentioned recommendations below by myself.

Where to Eat (Vegetarian) in Hong Kong

I admit that eating vegetarian was quite difficult in Hong Kong, but I survived and I did not even lose weight, so check out where to find some vegetarian spots in Hong Kong.

Don´t Make These Mistakes in Hong Kong

One thing that I learned in Hong Kong is NOT to save the best for last.

I waited on my trip to Victoria Peak until the last day – and was very unlucky with the view because it was foggy/there was a lot of smog. So I have a new piece of advice that I keep telling myself, and also you: do the things you look forward to the most, first.

Also, I thought that English was widely spoken in Hong Kong, but I actually had problems communicating with people who did not work in hotels or westernized shops (which was especially difficult as I am a vegetarian and picky with my food).

So I had trouble with taxi drivers and could not buy food from stalls since it was not always possible to find out about the ingredients (in case you have allergies, are vegan, etc., you had better check out some words beforehand).

Booking Tours in Hong Kong

Lately, I have become a fan of GetYourGuide and so I started booking my own tours and activities mostly via them. So if you do not know them yet, try them out – you can book many tours all over the world via them, and they allow you (most of the time) to cancel tours for free (let´s face it, sometimes things just come in between) and they send out a reminder before your tour start. So, if you like to do some tours in Hong Kong you will find links to their website.

Click here to find the best rates for tours in Hong Kong.

Wondering What to Do in Hong Kong in 3-5 Days?

Actually, there is quite a lot to do and 4 days is probably a minimum to explore this hectic and crazy city, but I think you´ll be able to see many important places and sights in Hong Kong within that time – so add these things to your Hong Kong 4 day itinerary!

Top 20 Things to Do in Hong Kong in 4 Days

This is not a typical 3 or 4-day Hong Kong itinerary – so how you plan each day it is totally up to you, but these are ideas on things to see in 3 or 4 days in Hong Kong (totally doable).

1) Visit Victoria Peak

This is probably one of the most iconic views you can get in all of Asia. If you are curious, you can read more about my trip to Victoria Peak here.

Hong Kong Victoria Peak - Iconic view of Hong Kong n 4 days
Hong Kong Victoria Peak – Iconic view of Hong Kong

Tip: Visit this top sight in Hong Kong on the first clear day – Hong Kong can be very foggy and the view can be disappointed if you cannot see anything (believe me, I experience it).

As mentioned earlier, I had a hop on and hop off ticket, so the entry was included, if you do not get a sightseeing bus ticket, you can buy a ticket separately. You might have to plan in some time for standing in the line without a “skip the line” ticket though.

2) Ride the Star Ferry

I love all kinds of boat and ferry cruises and taking a ride on the star ferry n Hong Kong was also fun.

Ride the famous star ferry - 4 days Hong Kong itinerary
Ride the famous star ferry that has been operating for more than 100 years @shutterstock

It connects the two parts of Hong Kong: Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon, and has been operating since 1888. The ride is pretty cheap and you´ll have a wonderful view of Hong Kong´s skyline so make sure to add this to your 4 day Hong Kong itinerary.

3) Check out Ladies Market

Ladies Market is one of the best tourist attractions in Hong Kong – a 1000-meter-long market with over 100 stalls of bargain clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. There are also things for men, but, as the name suggests, it is mainly female clothes and accessories that you can buy. I did not buy anything, but from hearsay, haggling is essential.

4) Shop at Temple Street Night Market

When the sun sets and it gets dark, the Temple Street Night Market comes to life. This popular bazaar should definitely be on your list and the best is that I even felt secure as a solo female traveler.

what to do in Hong Kong in 4 days - Temple Street Night Market
Temple Street: It is known for its night market and one of the busiest flea markets at night

5) Visit Historic Temples

You can find temples all over Hong Kong, and it is a great way to learn about the religious side of the area and show respect for the Hong Kong culture and traditions – definitely a place to visit in 4 days in Hong Kong.

Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong, it is one of the famous temple, where to go in Hong Kong in 4 days
Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong, one of the famous temple @shutterstock

6) Visit Hong Kong´s Version of Times Square

I did not see as much neon lights as in New York’s Times Square, but the Hong Kong version of Times Square was still worth a visit – it was crowded like the New York version and there were plenty of shops and restaurants to discover. Another thing you have o do in Hong Kong.

7) Relax in Parks in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the craziest cities I have been to – but surprisingly, to me at least, there is a lot of greenery to find. My favorite park was Nan Lian Garden where my local Instagram friend Nam showed me around.

Favorite park in Hong Kong: Nan Lian Garden with Arzo Travels in Hong. Hong kKong itinerary 4 days
Favorite park in Hong Kong: Nan Lian Garden with Arzo Travels in Hong.

So if you need to unwind, plan to visit some parks in your Hong Kong itinerary 4 days.

8) Eat a Lot

Okay, this is not a place to visit in Hong Kong but eating a lot in HK is a must do. I know that Hong Kong is a foodie heaven, but, unfortunately, not for vegetarians. However, I enjoyed great waffles, a lot of vegetarian burgers (read about vegetarian dining in HK here), and vegetarian dim sums though and recommend trying them out as well.

9) Enjoy a Drink at the Highest Bar in the World

The highest bar in the world is at the luxurious, five-star Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong and, of course, you´ll have wonderful views over Hong Kong.

The staff was friendly, the view great, the bar interesting, and the drinks expensive (even non-alcoholic drinks)– but having a drink at Ritz-Carlton is still one of the top things to do in Hong Kong.

Despite the fact I looked tired the staff was wonderfully nice and did not look at me like I was an alien that did not belong there. (Yes, I went to do in Hong Kong solo and though I normally never go to a bar by myself, it was actually okay – the view was worth it).

Check Out Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

10) Visit Nathan Road

As you know, I love crazy places, and Nathan Road is the craziest road of all. With tons of shops, restaurants, and people, it is surely worth a visit. On my first night, I even stayed there – though I would be more picky with my accommodation there (some houses are kind of dodgy) this is one of the best places to visit in Hong Kong. Even though this place is crazy, it is one of the best things to do in Hong Kong at night alone.

Nathan Road at night @shutterstock 4 days in Hong Kong
Nathan Road at night @shutterstock

11) Watch and Listen to the Symphony of Lights

Another great to do at night (whether by yourself or with people) is to witness the Symphony of Lights, a beautiful multimedia show of lights at night from across Victoria Harbor. No skyline in the world is as astonishing as Hong Kong’s (check out my post about the 10 best skylines in the world) and the lights and sounds make it even prettier.

If you like to see the Symphony of Lights from a different perspective you can book your boat cruise and be totally amazed by looking at it during an evening cruise tour.

Symphony of lights in Hong Kong - what to do in Hong Kong in 4 days
Symphony of lights in Hong Kong

12) Pay a Visit to the Avenue of Stars

At the time of my visit, the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui was closed for repair and improvement works. Until they are done (which should be in 2018), some statues are in the Garden of Stars and Starry Gallery in the meantime.

I grew up with an older brother, so I got used to watching all of Bruce Lee’s movies. He became our childhood hero and seeing him there was kind of a highlight (now, it is not with Victoria Harbor in the background) in Hong Kong.

Bruce Lee statue at the Avenue of Stars - Places to visit in Hong Kong
Bruce Lee statue at the Avenue of Stars (picture was taken before the construction work, at the moment the statue is located somewhere else)

13) Stroll Along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade

The city´s charm consists of, among other things, the beautiful Victoria Harbor. Strolling along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade – while looking at the harbor! It was one of my favorite activities in Hong Kong

14) Do a Harbor Cruise

You can never do too many boat tours. Do a harbor cruise on one of the cute and iconic Hong Kong boats – at almost any time of the year. There are not many more iconic ways to see Hong Kong.

Victoria’s Harbour boat cruise - things to see in Hong Kong in 4 days
Victoria’s Harbour boat cruise

15) Ride Hong Kong´s Observation Wheel

I kept this activity for my next Hong Kong trip  – which I actually regret so do not make the same mistake and make sure to take a seat in one of the 42 gondolas of the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and see Hong Kong from above.

16) Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck

Enjoy the view from Hong Kong´s tallest building and soak in the view with a 360-degree view of Victoria Harbor (if you book the hop-on and hop-off bus tour, the entry for the observation deck is already included, but you have to choose between Victoria Peak or this one.

Panorama view to Hong Kong from Sky100 where to go in Hong Kong
Panorama view to Hong Kong from Sky100 @shuterstock

17) Take a Selfie in front of the Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is one of the main tourist attractions in Hong Kong, so make sure to add it to your four-days itinerary for Hong Kong.

Pay a visit to the Clock Tower, which celebrated its 100th anniversary 2 years ago. While I was there, the clock was covered since there was construction work going on (seemed like bad timing for my trip), but this clock has become a famous landmark of Hong Kong and snapping a selfie in front of it seems like a must.

BEST DAY TRIPS FROM HONG KONG

Lantau Island and Lamma Island

My recommendations for day trips are Lantau Island or Lamma Island.

Lantau Island is the biggest outlying island and has beautiful beaches, Buddhist architecture, a cable car, and much more.

Giant Buddha/Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong, Lantau Island. Best places to visit in Hong Kong in 4 days
Giant Buddha/Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong, Lantau Island @shutterstock

I, unfortunately, did only one day trip and visited another island, which I recommend.

Lamma Island is a beautiful island with beaches, hiking options, and a cute fishing village.

Though I do not regret having visited this island, I would love to visit Lantau Island on my next trip. I did go there by myself without a guided tour.

What to do in 5 Days in Hong Kong

Macau Day Trip

If in Hong Kong, a day trip to Macau should be on your itinerary. While I stayed bit longer than 1 day, you can see most important travel sights in one day – getting there from Macau is not difficult, and a wonderful day trip.

Read about my trip to Macau here: how to get to Macau and what to do in Macau in 2 days

Old Town of Macau - @shutterstock day trips from Hong Kong in 4 days
Old Town of Macau – @shutterstock

 

Hong Kong on a budget? If you are looking for safe hostels in Hong Kong read Claire´s post to find out more.

Here are more ideas on how to spend money in Hong Kong.

Visit amazing Hong Kong and find out which places should be on your itinerary. 20 places to visit in 4 days.
Visit amazing Hong Kong and find out which places should be on your itinerary. 20 places to visit in 4 days.

Safe Travels, Arzo

 

Where to Stay in Hong Kong – The Best Hotels for all Budgets

Best places to stay in Hong Kong - all areas all budgets

Where to Stay in Hong Kong – Best Places to Stay For All Budgets

Planning your trip to crazy Hong Kong? Wondering about “Where to stay in Hong Kong?”  If so, here you have the answer to that question. Find out about the best places to stay in Hong Kong – for all budgets.

If you have visited Hong Kong already, you know why it is one of the most visited cities in the world! If you are about to visit for the first time, you´ll find out what the fuss is all about.

There is no shortage of amazing attractions in Hong Kong. Whether you want to enjoy the view while strolling along Victoria Harbour, or do day trips to Lantau Island, the options for things to do are endless, and so are the options for accommodations in HK.

Whether you are looking to splurge on one of the luxury hotels, stay in a mid-range hotel, or stay in budget accommodation, there are plenty of hotels to make it difficult to find the perfect one in Hong Kong. So, I have compiled a list of the best hotels in Hong Kong.

It is pretty easy to get around here – so the location might not be the most important aspect when it comes to picking the perfect accommodation, however, it does play a big role (find out more about hop-on and hop-off buses in Hong Kong and read my honest review).

(Full disclosure, Hong Kong is quite expensive, especially by Southeast Asian standards; so do not expect to have the same rates for budget hotels as you are probably used to from areas close by.)

Where to Stay in Hong Kong – The Best Hotels for all Budgets

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Luxury Hotels in Hong Kong

Let´s start with some amazing luxury hotels in Hong Kong (there surely is no shortage here).

Four Seasons

Located on Hong Kong Island, with great views of the busy district of Kowloon and Victoria Harbour, the 5-star Four Seasons hotel is one of the first choices when it comes to luxury accommodations in Hong Kong.

Where to stay in Hong Kong - Four Seasons

While, admittedly, you can see that they have been welcoming guests for a while, it is still one of the best hotels in town.

Whether you choose a double room or one of the suites, they all come with great views.

More great views can be enjoyed from the rooftop pool area, where you can also dine and enjoy a few drinks.

The Four Seasons is well-known for its excellent restaurants (two of which have received Michelin stars), serving national and international cuisines.

Of course, the hotel also has an extensive spa area, which makes it a perfect place to start or end your day in one of the craziest cities in the world.

Click here to get the best rates for Four Seasons Hong Kong 

Ritz-Carlton

Known for having the highest bar and for being one of the tallest hotels in the world, the Ritz Carlton is another top hotel in Hong Kong.

The bar is also very popular amongst non-hotel guests – with such a view, it is no surprise that it is a main attraction in itself.

It is located in Kowloon, and all of the 312 rooms and suites offer great views of Victoria Harbor and/or Hong Kong Island.

If you want to enjoy an elegant dinner, you can choose between the six restaurants (two of them have also received Michelin stars), and if you are looking for leisure activities, just hit the indoor pool, fitness center, or enjoy the spa area (which includes a jacuzzi, sauna, and a Hammam).

For the best rates at Ritz-Carlton click here

Hotel ICON

Hotel ICON is another 5-star hotel located in Kowloon, but it comes at cheaper rates than the two above mentioned luxury hotels.

Best hotels in Hong Kong - HOTEL ICON

This hotel is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui and is great for those who like lively areas and nice strolls along Victoria Harbour.

You can be sure that you’ll have beautiful views over the Harbour – the pool area is probably one of the most iconic pools in the city. It was actually the main reason, I was looking forward to staying there!

Whether you book a double room or one of the suites, you will find great value with this hotel.

Click here to read reviews of the hotel

Click here to get the best rates for Hotel ICON

Mid-Range Hotels in Hong Kong

Here are some nice mid-range hotels in Hong Kong.

Le Méridien Cyberport Hotel

If you are looking for a lovely hotel that is located in a quiet area, without paying a fortune for it, this hotel might be the perfect choice for you.

View - Le Meridien Hong KongView - Le Meridien Hong Kong

Le Méridien Cyberport Hotel, part of the Starwood chain, is located in Cyperport, and though it is only about 5 km from the busy Hong Kong Times Square, it feels like a very different city.

Hong Kong has some beautiful landscapes and greenery, and while they are not the first things to cross people´s minds when hearing about Hong Kong, they will when you stay at Le Méridien Cyberport Hotel.

Though 5 km does not sound like much, the shuttle bus was very much appreciated when I stayed there.

The hotel itself is bright, friendly, and clean, and has some great restaurants that serve good food – some of them come with beautiful views, too.

For leisure activities, head to the outdoor pool or the fitness gym (or just take the opportunity to jog in the green lounge).

Click here to find the best rates for Le Meridien Cyberport in Hong Kong

The CityView

I was lucky and got a bargain when booking a room at the Le Méridien Cyberport Hotel

Admittedly, I enjoy busy areas; and since the hotel is located in Downtown Kowloon, on a side street of crazy Nathan Road (a main avenue of Hong Kong), this is a hotel with a fantastic location.

Where to stay in Hong Kong City View

You have many restaurants and bars close by, and also several markets, including the night and ladies market. If you prefer to dine in the hotel after a busy day, you can choose between one of the three restaurants.

Though it is a 4-star hotel, it is quite basic, but clean, and has been implementing ideas to go greener and be more sustainable.

The hotel does not have a pool, but a gym you can use from Mondays to Sundays.

Click here to get the best rates for Cityview Hotel

Budget Hotels in Hong Kong

There are some budget hotels in Hong Kong as well. I stayed in one of them – and it was terrible (I even forgot the name of it, as it s nothing I wanted to remember, so here are some better choices for your stay in Hong Kong). Keep in mind tha accommodation prices here are expensive and space is limited so for little money, Hong Kong, unfortunately, offers very little most of the time.

The Salisbury – YMCA of Hong Kong

With about 360 rooms, the Salisbury – YMCA hotel is one of the bigger ones located in Kowloon, close to the waterfront. You have the option to choose between a single room, different double rooms, or two different suite types (either with a city or harbour view).

There are two different dining venues, one of which offers different types of breakfasts (e.g. American and Chinese breakfasts). And for those who would enjoy some leisure activities, there is an indoor pool and a fitness center, which includes indoor climbing walls.

Click here to find the best rates for your stay at The Salisbury – YMCA 

The Mahjong Hostel

For the hostel lovers among you, this hip hostel – Mahjong Hostel- on Hong Kong Island is probably the perfect choice – it has been voted the best hostel by HostelWorld!

Located in a Chinese neighborhood, it is still close to many main attractions of Hong Kong (and public transportation in HK is very good, so it is easy to get around), and you definitely will not get bored when staying at this hostel.

You have the option of booking a bed in a female dorm room (8 people), in a mixed dorm (10 people), or in a luxurious mixed dorm for 6 people. The price for the latter one is quite high, but you have more privacy, more en-suite bathrooms, and a few more extras.

All rooms are extremely stylish and the standard is high for a hostel, so this is perfect for those who like to socialize and save some money, but not compromise when it comes to cleanliness and modernity.

Click here to get the best rates for the Mahjong hostel

 

Now, that you have hopefully found the perfect accommodation for you it is time to plan your Hong Kong itinerary! Here are my 20 top things to do in HK!

 

Safe Travels, Arzo

Review: Hotel ICON Hong Kong

Review: Hotel ICON Hong Kong

Review: Hotel Icon Hong Kong
Review: Hotel Icon Hong Kong

Actually, when I went to Hong Kong, I just booked a hotel for the first night and spontaneously decided to book hotels once I was in Hong Kong. For my second night, I decided to stay in one five-star hotel because I had good memories of that chain. But there were some problems which made me leave (the electricity went down), so we had to be transferred to other hotels, and that’s why I ended up at Hotel Icon hong Kong.

Hotel ICON Hong Kong is located in Kowloon. It’s on the mainland of Hong Kong, close to Victoria Harbour, so it’s pretty central. 

Check out the prices for Hotel Icon here

Lobby and Check-in

The lobby is very bright and friendly, though it doesn’t offer a lot of seating options. It has become very important for me that I can go downstairs to the lobby and work, but the seating was also a little bit uncomfortable as well.

I checked-in in the afternoon, but the room was not yet ready yet (there were more people transferred to that hotel), so we had to wait in the lobby first and then we were brought to the club lounge, which is on the same floor where the swimming pool is. We were offered snacks, drinks, and though it was late I still felt comfortable though I was a bit in a bad mood as my whole afternoon was wasted with switching hotels.

Rooms at Hotel ICON

I had a nice room and an awesome view with the most comfortable chair ever which is like directly in front of the window. This view made up for the ruined afternoon and it became my second favorite spot in the hotel. The room was not the most modern, but it was clean. What’s really awesome at Hotel ICON is that you can use the minibar for free, so there are some soft drinks and beer and some sweets and you can just empty it, which I didn’t do (but of course I ate all the chocolate, I do not like waste 🙂

Review: Hotel Icon Hong Kong
Rooms at Hotel ICON Hong Kong
Review: Hotel Icon Hong Kong - Free Mini Bar
Free Minibar. Review: Hotel ICON Hong Kong

Handy Phones at Hotel ICON

Also, there’s a Handy Phone, a free Handy Phone for use during your stay. There is free Wi-Fi everywhere in the hotel but there is also an additional service. Usually, handy phones have different apps and work as tour guides,  but also has apps like Instagram or Facebook or google maps and other features such as fast internet. It is promised that all the data will be deleted once I check out.

This is very convenient since you won’t have to activate your personal phone’s roaming service. You can also make free phone calls to certain countries (though I cannot remember which countries were on the list here) I did not use it there but became a huge fan later (read about my experiences with the handy phone at Sofitel Macau and Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong)

Pool at Hotel ICON

Hotel Icon Hong Kong has an awesome pool (not sure if it is my favorite one though, there is one I might like a bit better). It’s not very huge, but the view is incredible and it made up for anything that happened in Hong Kong due to the transfer and everything.

I hopped in and at night, I was sitting at the restaurant, which is located next to the pool, and you get the beautiful views. I think that’s what makes Hotel Icon Hong Kong very special. At the restaurant, next to where the pool is, I had pizza there. Unfortunately, it wasn’t very good at all.

The taste was not and it was also cold. But the staff, however, was very nice. There were free bottles of water at the bar, and of course, it came with a nice view.

Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. Read a hotel review of the 5* property.
Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. Read a hotel review of the 5* property.

Breakfast at Hotel ICON

There was no breakfast included in my stay, but still, I booked extra breakfast. Normally, if you don’t know about the price and the breakfast is included, you might not notice, but since I paid extra for it, I can say that it didn’t convince me. It was about 30€ and there were fresh juices. But except that, the breakfast was not special (though I think fresh juices should be compulsory for 5* hotel breakfasts)  But especially because I was in Dubai before, my expectations of a five-star hotel were higher.

Conclusion

Hotel ICON is a nice hotel, has a great location, and it is close to many sites. The pool and the view are probably the best part of the hotel. Overall, I think it’s a nice five-star hotel (though not top-notch) which I would definitely recommend.

For more accommodation tips on Hong Kong click here and read my post with the best hotel tips for all budgets in Hong Kong!

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10 Favorite Skylines in the World

What are the best skylines at night?

Where to Find the 10 Best Skylines in the World

If you are a regular reader of my blog Arzo Travels you might know that I am obsessed with big cities – and their skyline, and I love lists. I have a  top 10 list of my favorite cities and thought I should tell you about my favorite skylines around the world.

The slogan “Faster, higher, further” sums up pretty much what I think a great skyline is about.

When it comes to skylines I have seen some pretty impressive ones, though I am still ticking off some other from my list – if you are more into colorful places during the day check out my post about the 15 most colorful towns and cities in Europe.

So, where are the great skylines in the world? Find out about my top 10 skylines.

10. Frankfurt in Germany

One of my most favorite German cities has the most beautiful German skyline. Frankfurt is also called Mainhattan (Main is the river if Frankfurt and in compliance with Manhattan).

Frankfurt itself is a busy city with one of the biggest airports in Europe – it is also the main business city in Germany and thus quite international.

Drinking great coffee and watching people AND of course, the skyline is a fun thing to do. So, make sure to add Frankfurt to your Germany itinerary.

 

Frankfurt am Main, Skyline, Eiserner Steg
Frankfurt am Main, Skyline, Eiserner Steg @shutterstock

P.S. Shanghai has not made it on my list, as I have not been there myself, but its skyline is also world-wide known and here is how I would spend my layover in Shanghai.

9. Toronto in Canada

I only spent a night in Toronto but that skyline with the CN Tower is among my favorites.

Toronto Skyline with purple light - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto Skyline, Ontario, Canada @shutterstock

8. Singapore

The Singapore skyline is dominated by Marina Bay Sands, but there are many more great building.

 Singapore´s skyline
Singapore´s skyline @shutterstock

7. Sydney in Australia

2 landmarks shape the beautiful skyline of Sydney: The Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Okay, not only these two but they are definitely dominating the gorgeous skyline.

 

Sydney Skyline @shutterstock
Sydney Skyline @shutterstock

6. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

At the moment Dubai has not made it in my top 3 – since Dubai is developing so quickly this might change fast, but for now, it is my 6.th favorite skyline in the world. To read more about Dubai click here and you´ll find all my  (great :)) Dubai posts.

 

Dubai´s amazing skyline
Dubai´s amazing skyline @shuttersock

5. Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

The Twin Towers, officially known as the Petronas Towers, are one of my most favorite buildings in the world (click here to find which building is my most favorite one). These towers are amazing and define the skyline of Malaysia´s capital. To find out more about Kuala Lumpur and what great things you can do there click here  or find out about the best day trips from KL.

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Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur @shutterstock
Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur @shutterstock

4. Paris in France

The Iron Lady, the Eiffel Tower, is visible from far and wide and makes this Paris´skyline one of the bests in the world. To see more pictures of Paris at night – which prove that Paris is the most beautiful city- click here.

Check out my 4-day Paris itinerary.

Paris Skyline
Paris Skyline @shutterstock

3. Cape Town in South Africa

Cape Town´s skyline amazes me mostly because of the great Table Mountain in the background – no fancy man-made building needed.

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Cape Town Skyline @shutterstock
Cape Town Skyline @shutterstock

2. New York in the USA

This city is amazing and my favorite city ever. Looking at Manhattan from Brooklyn (and walking towards Manhattan at night) is one of the best moments I have collected on my travels – and this view comes totally for free (for more budget tips in NYC read this post).  It was a tough decision but at the end, NYC does not bring the trophy home.

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Amazing skyline of New York
Amazing skyline of New York @shutterstock

1. Hong Kong

Hong Kong and I have a kind of love-hate relationship but I truly adore this gorgeous skyline and no other skyline has had such left a lasting impression on me. Curious to read more about Hong Kong? Then check out my posts about the city with the best skyline.

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Hong Kong Island from Kowloon
Hong Kong Island from Kowloon @shutterstock

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Which of these skylines have you seen already and which skyline is missing on my list? There are some more skyline I cannot wait to see myself and then update the list (probably) and these are  – Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Chicago, Tokyo and some more.

Are you also into colorful towns like I am? Then check out my post about the 15 most colorful towns and cities in Europe.

 

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Visiting the Peak Tower in Hong Kong aka Victoria Peak

Hong Kong Victoria Peak

Visiting the Peak Tower in Hong Kong aka Victoria Peak

Hong Kong Victoria Peak
Hong Kong Victoria Peak
Visit Victoria Peak in Hong Kong
Visit Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

Victoria Peak, with its Peak Tower, is probably the most important and famous attraction in Hong Kong.

I am sure that almost anyone who has been to Hong Kong would recommend visiting the Top Peak. The mountain measures about 500 meters and its Peak Tower, the most prominent vantage point, is a tower measuring about almost 400 meters. This area used to be the place for the rich ones, and now it is one of the most touristy spots, with more than 6 millions annual visitors.

This does not surprise, as it is the highest point on the Hong Kong Island. It offers great view on Kowloon, the mainland of Hong Kong, as well as some parts of Hong Kong Island (where it is located) and if you are in Hong Kong for a trip make sure you definitely visit Victoria Peak.

Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Victoria Peak)
Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Victoria Peak)

How to Get to the Peak Tower

Peak Tram

I had a Peak Tram Ticket which was included in my hop-on hop-off ticket. So hiking up didn’t even come to my mind (but most of all because I can be pretty lazy) and it seemed natural to me to use that ticket for getting up.

Initially, I wanted to go on my second last day, but it was very foggy at around nine o’clock in the morning and so I scheduled it for my last day.

Later that day, I passed the Peak Tower (I was on the hop-on hop-off bus) and just for a second, it came to my mind to go at that moment. Then I saw a crazy huge line, and I decided to go the next day.

On my last day, it was very foggy as well, and I was really upset that it was my last chance to go but still, I went. I took the hop-on-hop-off bus at around nine thirty and I arrived shortly before ten o’clock. Staff from the bus operator stood next to the bus and handed out our tickets. 

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Next to the entry for the Victoria Tower there was a Madame Tussaud´s. I only then understood that many people were standing in line for Madame Tussaud´s the day before. So if you see a huge line, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re all waiting for the Victoria Tower.

Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Victoria Peak)
Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Victoria Peak)

It wasn’t that busy at around ten o’clock and after a few minutes wait, we hopped on the Peak Tram, and it went straight up. The Peak Tram ride went by really quickly, and it was foggy: not the best day to take nice pictures out of the tram, which was unfortunate.

It was a pretty short ride, and when I got out, I had to take another elevator, and some more stairs, to go up. There are also shops and restaurants which invite to linger, though I skipped all those shops and went straight to the panorama deck, called Sky Terrace.  

Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Victoria Peak)
Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Victoria Peak)

The View at Victoria Peak

Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Victoria Peak)
Peak Tower in Hong Kong (Victoria Peak)

So, when I finally was at the Sky Terrace, which normally gives you a 360-degree panorama view I saw: nothing.

Basically, I saw fog, but it was so grey that I could not even see two meters far. My camera wouldn’t even take pictures, it was too foggy. After few minutes, I finally managed to take some pictures with my iPhone and at that situation, I was even happy about that.

There was a photographer taking photos which you can purchase – though the background was fake and so I did not want my pictures taken by him.

The fog cleared up after a while, but not completely. So after a twenty-minute stay probably, I could at least see the skyscrapers, which I had not been able to see before. However, I missed the chance to have an awesome view from the Peak Tower. I waited a little bit longer, but it was my last day in Hong Kong and I still wanted to see more things, so I had to leave knowing I did not get to see that spectacular view I was hoping for.

Conclusion

Though I did not have the perfect view over Hong Kong, I think it is a must see place in Hong Kong. No matter if you hike up to the Peak or if you get the Peak Tram, it is something you should not miss.

Looking back, I would definitely recommend, even if you have a ticket, to walk down (if not even hiking up). It gives you more freedom, you can see more and, especially if it’s not foggy, take some nice shots and to enjoy it more.

All in all, it was an interesting experience but the fog didn’t allow me to enjoy Victoria Peak to the fullest. So my recommendation is if you stay longer in Hong Kong, go on that day when you know it’s clear. Don’t wait for a certain day, because you never know in Hong Kong so whenever it’s a clear day, just go. That is why I also used some stock photos to show you how the view is like when the view is clear (stunning, right? 🙂

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Hong Kong Victoria Peak at night
Hong Kong Victoria Peak at night

Looking for accommodation in Hong Kong? Here are my tips for the best places to stay in Hong Kong for all budgets.

More about Hong Kong and if you are looking for tips what to do in 24 hours in Hong Kong read Erika´s tips here.

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Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong

Vegetarian Survival Hong Kong

Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong

Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong - Four Seasons Hotel
Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong – Four Seasons Hotel

Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong: It turned out that it can be really tough to eat vegetarian dishes in Hong Kong. In a place where, though many are Buddhists, surprisingly many eat meat 3 times a day. Animal products are also present in many desserts such as milk and eggs.

During my Hong Kong trip, I was looking forward to eating a lot of street food. However, I could not really identify the food and the vendors found it difficult to answer my questions about the ingredients.

I would have loved to enjoy and support much smaller restaurants and shops, but I did not want to take the risk of eating something that I really didn’t want to eat. Also, many people did not speak English well and since I don’t speak Cantonese, it was hard to find assurance in the ingredients used for the food or dishes. This is why I ended up eating in more Western restaurants where communication is easier and more vegetarian options were available.

Despite that, as you can see, I am still alive and survived my Hong Kong trip. I am also healthy, fit and even had the chance to enjoy a couple of vegetarian dishes during my stay. Here are my favorite places for vegetarian food.

First, I have to admit that I had burgers three times in the 8 days I stayed in Hong Kong and Macau. In the first place that I ate the burger, it contained some fried eggplants and mushrooms. Two of my three burgers did not contain the typical patty as I am used to from Germany but rather some fried vegetables which is just fried and then put in between the burger.

Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong
Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong – Four Seasons Hotel

Not sure where to stay in Hong Kong? Here are my tips for your Hong Kong trip (best areas and all budgets).

Four Seasons – Pool Terrace

At the Four Seasons in Hong Kong, one of the very best hotels in Hong Kong (located on Hong Kong Island), I had a black Quinoa burger with sweet potato fries. Quinoa has become an extremely popular ingredient in Germany and is known to be healthy but not expensive. This kind of burger fits my kind of taste and is a healthy alternative to the beef burger which is also available there.

Another good thing about having a vegetarian burger at the Four Seasons is the hotel’s pool with a stunning view of Victoria´s Harbour.  You can choose to be seated near the pool and lunch comes with a great view. If you are not a checked-in guest at the Four Seasons Hong Kong, this is a great opportunity to check out the hotel by dining there (the dessert is also delicious).

Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong - Four Seasons
Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong – Four Seasons
Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong - Four Seasons
Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong – Four Seasons

Le Meridien Cyberport – Unami

At the Unami Restaurant, located inside the La Meridien Cyberport where I stayed at, I also had very good vegetarian dishes in a very cozy and lovely atmosphere. Though much of the food offerings were Japanese that often contains meat or seafood, I kindly asked the staff to prepare a vegetarian version of the meal for me. Since the staff in hotels and bigger restaurants speak English well, they are almost always able to grant a guest’s request or wishes. It was also the second time I had vegetarian sushi which tasted awesome. I even cannot wait to have more vegetarian sushi here in Germany.

Not to forget: The dessert (chocolate fudge with ice cream) was a  highlight.

Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong
Unami Restaurant – Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong

Gaia Veggie Shop

I also met a local blogger, Nam from Laugh Travel Eat who introduced me to a vegetarian dining spot – a restaurant located in Miramar Shopping Mall called Gaia Veggie Shop. However, the names and descriptions of the dishes really confused me. Some of the dish descriptions contained words like preserved meat and grilled chicken. It made me ask Nam a couple of times if she is sure the dishes and restaurant are really vegetarian. Although she reassured me, I still could not believe it 100% and she had to ask the waiter several times to confirm it. Apparently, the waiter assured Nam that all dishes contain plant-based ingredients.

Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong
Gaia Veggie Shop Vegetarian Dining in Hong Kong

Nevertheless, even in Hong Kong, it is not considered an impossible mission. You would just need to make extra preparations to learn more about vegetarian restaurants and as you can see from above-mentioned experiences you can get vegetarian dishes in many restaurants. Also, street food snacks may not be a good vegetarian choice in some places. You may also need to learn some Cantonese words to communicate with the vendors well, but you will be fine.

Click here to find out why I have become a vegetarian in the first place.

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Big Bus Hop On and Hop Off Bus Tour in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Hop-on and hop-off review

Big Bus Hop On and Hop Off Bus Tour in Hong Kong

When I visit metropolis, and if I don’t have much time, I sometimes book a Hop On and Hop Off Bus Tour. I admit I am a huge fan of those, though some cities provide better tours than others (a review of my Hop On and Hop Off experiences in Dubai here). Hop On and Hop Off tours can be a great way to do sightseeing since you can get out at many stops and decide yourself where and for how long to get out.

I was in Hong Kong for three days (tips for accommodation here), then I went to Macau, then I came back and stayed another three days. I decided to book a ticket for 48 hours including the night tour ticket, after my Macau trip (more about Macau here).

Tip: Here are my tips for places to stay in Hong Kong – all budgets and the best areas.

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The double-decker buses by Big Bus (they are not red actually) allow you to sit upstairs (open roof) or downstairs and have a panorama view upstairs.

On rainy days they provide you with a simple rain cape.

There are ten pre-recorded commentary in 10 languages and three different routes and you could get headphones from the bus driver.

Routes

You can hop on and hop off on more than 20 stops, though the main station for the red and green line is at Hong Kong Central Station (Hong Kong Island).

Big Bus Tours offer three different lines: the blue, the red and the green line. Additionally, there is the night tour which goes the same path as the blue line.

The blue line is for Hong Kong mainland (Kowloon) and here mainly for Nathan Road – the craziest road of all of Hong Kong´s roads and which leads to the Ladies Market. But it also goes to some other paths and goes along the Promenade. The first bus leaves from Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade at 10 pm and the last bus leaves at 6 pm (frequency every 30 minutes). A tour, without getting off the bus lasts about 75 minutes.

The red line goes to the city center district (Hong Kong Island). The first bus starts at 9:30 am from Central ferry Pier and the last bus leaves from there at 6 pm (frequency every 30 minutes). If you did not get out during the tour it would last about 90 minutes.

The green line gets you to see the Eastern part of Hong Kong Island (Stanley and Aberdeen) and the first tour starts at 9:45 am from Central Star Ferry Pier 7, while the last bus leaves at 4:45 pm already (frequency every 30 minutes) and last about 90 minutes.

How much does a Big Bus Hop On and Hop Off Ticket Cost

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Hop on and Hop off Tour in Hong Kong
Hop on and Hop off Tour in Hong Kong

What is included in the Hop On and Hop Off Ticket?

for 24 or 48 hours you can use the buses (all three lines) as often as you like and hop on and hop off as much as you want.

In addition:

You can choose between a Peak Tram Sky Pass (Victoria Peak) OR Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck entry. I chose the Peak Tram Sky Pass which normally cost about 10€.

Peak Tram Sky Pass (Victoria Peak)
Peak Tram Sky Pass (Victoria Peak)
Panorama view to Hong Kong from Sky100
Panorama view to Hong Kong from Sky100 @shutterstock

You will also get a free Victoria’s Harbour boat cruise ride and I think you will save about 10€.

Victoria’s Harbour boat cruise
Victoria’s Harbour boat cruise

You also get a free Star Ferry return ticket so you can decide where to go between the two different paths of Hong Kong.

Star Ferry in Victoria Habour
Star Ferry in Victoria Habour

You may also avail of the Sampan ride, you will get to see the awestruck look of Sampan (kind of Chinese boat people also (used to) live at.

Hop on and Hop off Tour in Hong Kong

Conclusion

Hong Kong is an awesome city and there is so much to see and do. If you only have a limited time, I would definitely recommend getting a ticket and use it as a great city sightseeing tour of Hong Kong, so you can see and do as much as possible.

I wanted to do a ferry tour and visit Victoria Peak with a Peak Tram ticket anyhow, so I did not have to pay for it extra, and the bus ticket cost me about 60€.

If you want to do these things as well, I think it is a great way to see as much as possible of Hong Kong. Though the 24 hours ticket is not probably worth it since it is almost as expensive as a 48 hours ticket.

Unlike many other places, though, the public transport in Hong Kong is pretty good and cheap, so it is not a must thing I recommend to do UNLESS you like to do the extra activities which cost extra money like visiting Victoria Peak, do a ferry ride, etc. -then it is worth the money.

I did such tours in several cities and also with Big Bus Company and though the tour is Dubai is much more expensive than the one in Hong Kong I definitely preferred the Big Bus Tour in Dubai.

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Hotel Review: Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong

Hong Kong Le Meridien Cyberport

Hotel Review: Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong

Hotel review: Le Meridian Cyberport Hong Kong
Hotel review: Le Meridian Cyberport Hong Kong

When I visited Hong Kong last year I changed my location several times, but this hotel is the only one I actually stayed at for 3 nights. If you are looking for ideas what to do in Hong Kong read my “20 things to do in Hong Kong” or – if you have less time, a 24 hours in Hong Kong itinerary.

Read my accommodation guide and click here to find out about my tips on where to stay.

Location

Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong is located in the Eastern part of Hong Kong island. Either by bus or by car, it takes about 15 minutes to get to the Hong Kong station. If you’re not quite familiar with this part of Hong Kong well, I have to say that this is a place in Hong Kong that is surrounded by mountains and you can overlook the South China Sea. Unlike other parts of Hong Kong, like Nathan road or Downtown, this is a rather quiet area of Hong Kong and very nice for people who love to do a lot of activities.

Check-In

I checked in and it happened to be really late though I actually planned to check-in much earlier, so I was in a kind of rushed and stressed. Even though it was quite late (after 11 pm) the ambiance of the Hotel was very light, colorful and friendly. The check-in was done very quickly and everything ran smoothly. I was told that I will have a Smart-Pure Room – a new room concept I have never heard of before.

Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong
Review: Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong, lobby
Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong
Review: Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong

Pure- Smart-Concept and Rooms

Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong has about 170 rooms and I checked-in in a Smart-Pure Room.  Level 13 of the hotel is dedicated to Smart-Pure rooms only and also the floor is a Smart-Pure-Floor.

Le Meridien Cyberport Hong Kong is the first-ever hotel to offer a specially designed room all over Hong Kong. Smart-Pure Rooms are designed for guests who have chemical sensitivity like allergy and asthma. Yes, I have an allergy but I don’t put too much attention to it, but I know some people really struggle with health issues and this might be a great way as it specially designed for those, but even if you do not have an allergy etc. you can, of course, stay there if you are totally healthy :).

The room offered a nice view of the mountains of nearby mountains and Sea. Unfortunately, it was extremely foggy the whole three days I stayed at Le Meridien, so I was not able to enjoy this great view as much as I would have loved to do.

As I arrived pretty late and stressed, I did not have any chance to grab something to eat so I ate some sweets from the minibar to satisfy my cravings. Everything was spotlessly clean and nice, especially the bed, it was really soft.

Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong
Review: Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong

Handy Phone

I got to know the advantages of a handy phone in Macau for the first time and I was very pleased to see a handy phone here as well. Usually, handy phones have different apps and work as tour guides,  but also has apps like Instagram or Facebook or google maps and other features such as fast, and free internet. It is promised that all the data will be deleted once I check out.

This is very convenient since you won’t have to activate your personal phone’s roaming service. You can also make free phone calls to certain countries (though I cannot remember which countries were on the list here). Of course, the handy mobile would have to be turned in after your hotel stay. I took advantage of the handy phone whenever possible and have become one of the biggest fans.

Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong
Review: Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong

Restaurants at Le Meridien Cyberport

There are a couple of restaurants in Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong. The first is a Cantonese restaurant called Nam Fong

. I was supposed to have my dinner the first night in there but I came late so I could not check out that restaurant that sounds very promising. However, I really, really enjoyed my dinner at Unami, the Japanese restaurant located on the ground floor, where I had an awesome vegetarian sushi, which tastes really good. I also had an amazing chocolate fudge with some ice-cream.

The staff service was really outstanding and I really enjoyed my dinner there. A pond with some koi fish at the patio represent a typical Japanese restaurant (at least in my imagination). The hotel has a couple more restaurants and actually also some bars, which looked very nice as well. The hotel served me breakfast for a consecutive period of 3 days. Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong is a four-star hotel so you can expect everything from snacks, warm and cold food, sweets and desserts.

Pool

There is a nice pool, though it seems not to be the newest, which was very inviting, and it offered a nice view. However, it was not only a bit foggy but it was a bit cold to jump into the pool. As far as I know many hotels close their pools for three months during winter while Le Méridien Cyberport just closes it for one month.

Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong
Review: Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong

Services

Internet is available to (solid) members, free wifi for all guests is available in public areas.

There’s a free shuttle bus available – which takes and bring you back from the hotel to Hong Kong Central and it takes about 15 minutes. The free ride starts from seven o’clock in the morning until ten o’clock in the evening.

The staff was very nice and friendly even though I had the feeling didn´t see them too often. The cleanliness is maintained and everything is spotlessly clean. If you are totally into nightclubbing and staying out late and enjoying the hustle and bustle of crazy Hong Kong Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong might not the perfect choice. But if you like to have some peaceful time and don´t mind a 15 minutes ride (seriously, this is almost nothing) Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong is a perfect place for you.

The free shuttle bus makes up for the fact that it the hotel is not located in the city center.  Though if you go out at night it might be a bit difficult, but I was fine to head back to the hotel at 10 pm the latest 🙂

 My conclusion is, it’s a nice hotel and if you will spend a week or more in Hong Kong, it’s definitely a nice choice to leave the hassle and all of Hong Kong. It’s also a good place if you’re into nature. I was supposed to stay for two nights as a guest but when I was there I decided to stay for another night at my own cost.

Are you looking for things to do in Hong Kong? Then check out my “20 top things to do in Hong Kong in 4 days.“.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest at Le Meridien for two nights, but I extended my stay for another night at my own costs. All the opinions are truly mine and not influenced in any way.

Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong
Le Méridien Cyberport Hong Kong – Lobby

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