The Hong Kong neighbourhood of Jordan is easy to overlook. Just north of the popular Tsim Sha Tsui, the eclectic working-class area is home to noodle stores, night markets, shopping malls, historic temples and a breezy waterfront, as well as a range of hotels.
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Unlike the glittering skyscrapers that line Victoria Harbour on Hong Kong Island, Jordan isn’t flush with upscale accommodation. The standout is Hotel Stage, a boutique four-star hotel on Chi Wo Street. The 97 suites feature tasteful, minimal design; multimedia devices for business connectivity; and views of local heritage buildings and architectural landmarks. Hotel Stage also houses a modern restaurant, Kitchen Savvy, and trendy design store, Muse With Us.
Nathan Road is the heart of Kowloon and this aptly named property is located smack bang in the middle of it. Nathan Hotel is a four-star property on the doorstep of the Jordan MTR station and local attractions like Temple Street and Jade Market. The 189-room hotel also contains three bars and restaurants – al fresco bar The Bali, Cantonese restaurant The Penthouse and wine bar The Nathan Cellar – as well as a choice of playful family rooms if you’re travelling with kids.
The word madera means ‘wood’ in Spanish and acclaimed Spanish architects Lagranja Design have created this leafy green urban oasis in the centre of Kowloon. The Madera features 87 lavishly appointed rooms, an eclectic art gallery on the ground floor, a library on the third level and the atmospheric Horizonte Lounge on the 29th floor with rooftop access. The Madera also has a sister hotel, Madera Hollywood, which is in Central on the other side of Victoria Harbour.
According to its website, “Eaton offers provocative content and programming, social and creative incubators, as well as a radical approach to food and beverage, wellness and the arts.” Put simply, this isn’t your average hotel. The design is quirky, the minibar is stocked with new-age healthy treats, and there are tai chi classes, tours of the local markets, plus three restaurants and two bars on site, including Michelin-star Cantonese restaurant Yat Tung Heen and live-music cocktail lounge Terrible Baby.
This apartment hotel comprises 57 fully furnished residences, each individually designed with a kitchen, private bedroom, sleek bathroom and futuristic home entertainment system. The prime Nathan Road location is the perfect launch pad for exploring this historic working-class neighbourhood – it’s only a two-minute walk to the Jordan MTR station and five minutes to Tsim Sha Tsui.
Feel the rhythm of Temple Street, Nathan Road and Jordan’s traditional sidewalk dai pai dong restaurants with a stay at the uber-central Tempo Inn. The 13 guest rooms all follow different musical themes, including classical, The Beatles and Hong Kong Cantopop. They also feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
This cheery budget hotel has a lime colour scheme flowing through its 18 guest rooms and common areas, as well as a central Jordan Road location that makes rival properties green with envy. Pop Inn’s neat, compact rooms and value can’t be beaten.
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This mid-scale chain hotel is perfect for business and family trips, with 389 simple, stylish guest rooms and an in-house restaurant, The Square, serving international and Asian cuisine. The Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hong Kong sits just across the road from the Temple Street Night Market and two minutes from the Jordan MTR station.
Another reliable chain hotel with a central Jordan location, this simple three-star property is surrounded by the excitement of Nathan Road. The Travelodge Kowloon contains 126 no-frills guest rooms at a great price, leaving more money to spend on all the mouthwatering street food in the area.