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Last updated: 27 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Lee Cobaj

When guests rave about the standards of service at Hong Kong hotels, it’s usually the Mandarin Oriental they’ve got in mind.

The tallest building in the city when it opened in 1963, it’s dwarfed by newer high-rises now, but it’s head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to hospitality, fine dining and luxurious facilities.

Inside, the design exudes Asian glamour: swathes of black marble, golden hand-painted screens, Ming-era statues, thick Tai Ping rugs and crystal chandeliers.

Soak up the rarified atmosphere with afternoon tea on the mezzanine floor Clipper Lounge overlooking the lobby (more popular with locals than The Peninsula).

Otherwise, there are nine more award-winning restaurants to choose from, including chic newcomer The Aubrey, a Japanese Izakaya with a sexy cocktail bar and a maximalist design.

Surrounding area

The Mandarin Oriental is as much a Hong Kong landmark as the Peak Tram and the Star Ferry. Land reclamation may have pushed it waterfront location in Central back a few hundred metres but you can still catch gorgeous views of Victoria Harbour, the neo-classical dome and pillars of the Old Supreme Court Building and eyefuls of the nuts-and-bolts HSBC bank building, from the upper floor rooms and restaurants.

The hotel is surrounded by high-end shops and an endless array of bars and restaurants. The entrance to Central MTR station is on the next block and the Star Ferry is just a few minutes’ walk from the front door.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi*
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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