The 8 Best Hotels in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Kwai Fong is a warren of narrow alleyways
Hong Kong’s Kwai Fong is a warren of narrow alleyways | © Jon Bilous / Alamy
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Writer21 June 2019

Located in Central, Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong was once a hawker hotspot. Today, this popular haunt is home to over 90 restaurants, clubs and bars and is known for its popular happy hours. Stay in the heart of the action at one of these hotels.

Madera Hollywood

Madera Hollywood is designed in the Hollywood Regency style

Located a five-minute walk from Lan Kwai Fong, Madera Hollywood is a boutique hotel with only 38 one-bedroom suites. Designed in the Hollywood Regency style, expect grand and colourful furnishings. Lavish touches include velvet sofas, your choice of scent and 55-inch televisions. Guests at Madera Hollywood also receive a Handy smartphone, which offers unlimited local calls and data.

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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

There are 111 suites at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

For five-star luxury in Lan Kwai Fong, look no further than The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Home to 111 guest rooms and suites, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is known for its contemporary decor, large rooms and advanced in-room technology. Guests can choose from a range of rooms, depending on your preference for a bath, atrium view or a separate living area. Downstairs, indulge in modern French cuisine at Amber – the two-Michelin-star on-site restaurant under the tutelage of culinary director Richard Ekkebus. MO Bar is also open all day, and Please Don’t Tell (PDT) is the place to visit for late-night cocktails.

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Ovolo Central

Ovolo Central’s rooms include a study nook, Apple TV, Biology toiletries and complimentary bottled water

Ovolo Central is all about “fast and fun times”. The 42 rooms at Ovolo Central include a study nook, Apple TV, Biology toiletries and complimentary bottled water. The hotel is also in close proximity the neighbourhood’s best bars and restaurants.

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Mini Hotel Central

Mini Hotel Central is close to Lan Kwai Fong’s main pubs

A budget hotel option in Lan Kwai Fong, Mini Hotel Central lives up to its name. Standard guest rooms at this 196-room property may be small, but they’re equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay in Hong Kong. This includes free Wi-Fi, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Toiletries are available via a vending machine in the lobby. Mini Hotel Central is also just steps away from the main pubs of Lan Kwai Fong.

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The Pottinger Hong Kong

There are 68 rooms and suites at The Pottinger Hong Kong

Located on Hong Kong’s first historic stone slab street, The Pottinger is a 4.5-star property with 68 rooms and suites. They each feature marble bathrooms, Nespresso coffee machines and Handy smartphones with local mobile data. The Pottinger is also home to three excellent restaurants and two bars/lounges, including the two-Michelin-star Ta Vie旅, The Envoy – with its renowned contemporary high tea menu – and Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano, which specialises in modern Italian cuisine.

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  • Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong

    Guests at the four-star Lan Kwai Fong Hotel @ Kau U Fong can choose from a range of rooms, including standard city, deluxe city, harbour view and mountain view. No matter where you decide to stay, each room includes modern decor and is furnished with Chinese dressers, lamps and vases. The hotel’s BreeZe Lounge includes an outdoor terrace with free snacks, as well as a complimentary wine happy hour every evening. However, what draws a lot of people to this property is Celebrity Cuisine, a one-Michelin-star Cantonese restaurant that serves secret home-made recipes.
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    Butterfly on LKF

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    Butterfly Hotels has six boutique hotels located across Hong Kong. Its Lan Kwai Fong offering has 34 guest rooms furnished in contemporary designs with an open-plan layout. Select rooms at the hotel also include a 4G pocket Wi-Fi device with unlimited data, which can connect with up to five smartphones and tablets.

    The Plaza LKF

    Budget Hotel
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    The Plaza LKF is near to an array of restaurants, bars and nightclubs
    The Plaza LKF is near to an array of restaurants, bars and nightclubs | Courtesy of The Plaza LKF /

    The Plaza LKF is another budget hotel alternative. The three-star property is in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, so guests have an array of restaurants, bars and nightclubs conveniently located on their doorstep. The serviced apartments at The Plaza LKF can include dining areas, large living rooms and fully equipped kitchens. The hotel also comes with a 24-hour front-desk service and the all-important free Wi-Fi.

    These recommendations were updated on June 21, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.