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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Lee Cobaj

Couples come to have their pre-wedding photos taken under soaring arches of this former office block turned glamorous luxury hotel.

Built in the mid-century, it’s surrounded by some of Hong Kong’s most iconic sights: I.M. Pei’s Bank of China on one side, the 19th century St John’s Cathedral on the other – there are no bad views from any of the bedrooms.

Inside is just as appealing, with lots of sunlight-infused spaces, seas of black marble, eye-catching Chinese artworks and sprawling outdoor terraces, a rarity in Hong Kong.

The facilities, too, are tip-top – indoor swimming pool, 24-hour gym, a small but thoughtful spa – while its rooftop bar, Popinjays, is one of the city’s smartest alfresco drinking spots.

Surrounding area

The Murray is located in Central, uphill and off the main drag, where there’s a lot less footfall. It’s backed by the greenery of Hong Kong Park, which adds to the sense of it being an oasis in the city.

Other than a couple of cafes in the adjacent office buildings, there aren’t any shops in the immediate area. Instead guests have to walk for about ten minutes, along a series of elevated walkways that lead to the centre of town.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

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

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

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

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Hong Kong, China[1 miles]

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Best for ages: 4+ | £3 | 1+ hours

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Symphony of Lights

Hong Kong, China[1 miles]

A nightly light and sound show extravaganza, choreographed to classical music, that ripples along the Hong Kong and Kowloon waterfront every night at 8pm.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 10 minutes

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Victoria Peak

Hong Kong, China[1.3 miles]

Fantastic views and cooling breezes combine to make a visit to The Peak – Hong Kong’s highest point, accessible by funicular railway. A must do.

Best for ages: 4+ | £5

Aqua Luna

Hong Kong, China[2 miles]

This cinematic junk boat, complete with stiff fan sails, is the most stylish way to cruise Hong Kong’s mesmerising harbour.

Best for ages: 12+ | £23 | 45+ mins

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Exterior of a Chinese tea house

Luk Yu Tea House

Hong Kong, China[0.7 miles]

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Best for ages: 13+ | £20

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Interior of the temple, filled with lanterns, incense spirals, and bamboo beams

Man Mo Temple

Hong Kong, China[1.2 miles]

Hong Kong’s oldest temple is also its most atmospheric, with lavish interiors hung strung about with gigantic coils of beehive incense. A unique glimpse of the traditional side of the city.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Row of souvenir shops with red lanterns

Antique and souvenir shopping on Cat Street

Hong Kong, China[1.4 miles]

Formally known as Upper Lascar Road, Cat Street is the place to buy genuine antiques, as well as pretty souvenirs and artsy trinkets.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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