If you’ve got kids in tow, the crowded streets of Hong Kong can be stressful. The last thing you need is a Hong Kong-sized hotel room where there is barely room to fit your suitcase let alone a whirling dervish 5-year-old. Below we pick five of the best family hotels in Hong Kong; from resorts and kids clubs to water slides and playgrounds amidst the skyscrapers.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
There are lots of things to like about the Hyatt Hong Kong. There are of course five-star rooms and five-star service, but you’ll also find free yoga sessions by the 50-meter heated outdoor swimming pool and an onsite golf driving range. But all the kids will want is a swing on the 11th-floor rooftop playground– how often do you get play halfway up a skyscraper? There are also tennis courts and squash courts available, while the Wan Chai location is a great base for exploring the city.
Gold Coast Hotel Hong Kong
If you’re looking for a hotel with a kids club in Hong Kong, look to the Gold Coast hotel. This is really the only bonafide resort hotel in Hong Kong, including an ocean-sized swimming pool, small splash water park and soft play room. Several of the rooms have now been given a kid-friendly makeover and young adventurers can sleep in a bush tent in the safari-themed rooms or explore the treasure chests in a bedroom decked out like a pirate ship. Set outside the city in the New Territories, the Gold Coast offers stunning views over the South China Sea and you’ll find a beach on your doorstep – this is one of the best hotels in Hong Kong for beach access. There is a Gold Coast shuttle bus that can get you into downtown Hong Kong in about 30 mins – longer during the morning and evening rush hours.
Disneyland Hotel Hong Kong
The kiddie appeal of a hotel actually in Disneyland hardly needs saying; you’ll be minutes from Tomorrowland, Sleeping Beauty’s castle and the other attractions of Hong Kong Disneyland. The hotel is also homage to all things Walt, from Frozen bedspreads and photos of Mickey to a chance to dine with Pluto and Donald over breakfast. You’ll likely spend most of your time in the park, but the hotel does have a few of its own attractions, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a water slide and tennis courts. There is also nightly music in the restaurant, where a pianist bangs out all the greatest Disney hits, while the playground, indoor activity center and Mickey Maze are more ways for the kids to spend the day.
Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong
If you’re looking for a more adult stay but with plenty of extras for the kids, then the Cosmopolitan Hong Kong is as good for grownups as it is for the little ones. Their quad room is set up for two adults and two kids and comes with fitted with a small library of kid’s books and free teddy bear on arrival – you can even grab a Wii console from reception. The hotel provides a babysitting service letting adults explore the shops of Causeway Bay or nightlife on offer in Wan Chai. The 24-hour stay rule is also handy for families that need to check in and check out on their timetable rather than hotels. It means that if you check in at 8 pm, you don’t need to check out until 8 pm on the day of departure. Need access to the room early? You can check in at 8 am and still don’t have to leave until the official 11 am check out time.
Put images of dormitory rooms stuffed with backpackers and sharing showers out of your mind, the Salisbury YMCA is a full-service hotel and one of Hong Kong’s great bargains. The family room can sleep four and has a lounge area where you can take a breather from the city. Sat on top of the YMCA leisure complex, there is a dedicated children’s pool, indoor pool and a rooftop pool that offers some of the best views in the city of the Hong Kong skyline. The Salisbury is also right in the heart of the TST action.