Great shopping, night markets, Disneyland (with halal food options), family-friendly attractions and delicious local food. Yup, that’s Hong Kong in a nutshell and one of the places that should be on your travel bucket list!

[Find out why Hong Kong is one of the top 18 places you need to visit in 2016!]

We’ve received numerous queries for recommendations on where to stay in Hong Kong so we thought that a guide would come in handy!


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In our opinion, the best area to stay at is Tsim Sha Tsui or Wan Chai! Two of Hong Kong’s largest mosques and a number of halal eateries are located in these two areas. Plus, both locations are really convenient for tourists.

Wan Chai Or Tsim Sha Tsui?

Wan Chai – Home of dim sum and roast duck!

What’s a trip to Hong Kong without trying the local delicacies, right? Currently, there aren’t many halal local food eateries in Hong Kong, but hey, we’re not complaining when there are halal roast duck and dim sum!

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If you’re looking for an accommodation near halal local food, Wan Chai is the place to stay! Islamic Centre Canteen and Wai Kee Roast Duck are in the area so here’s your meal plan: dim sum for breakfast, roast duck for lunch and halal Chinese food for dinner. Repeat. 😛

P.S. Here are the 10 dim sum dishes you need to try at Islamic Centre Canteen

If you enjoy shopping, we would recommend staying closer to Causeway Bay, the heart of Hong Kong’s shopping scene! Shopping centers you have to visit include Times Square, Hysan Place, Lee Gardens One & Two, SOGO Department Store and Fashion Walk. Also, it’s bargains galore at Jardine’s Crescent street market! Find out more about shopping in Hong Kong here.

#HHWT tip: DO NOT leave Hong Kong without trying the local food at Islamic Centre Canteen, Wai Kee Roast Duck, Ma’s Restaurant and Islam Food (which we’ve yet to try)! We kid, but seriously, the local food is awesome 😛

[Check out: Top 3 Local Halal Food You Need To Try In Hong Kong]

Now where exactly to stay? We did a search on Agoda (in September 2018 for prices in March 2019) and here are the hotels we recommend in Wan Chai:

P.S.  The best part is most hotels in Hong Kong have a complimentary Handy smartphone which gives you unlimited 3G data and calls! That means you can use Google maps and check #HHWT guides on the go 🙂

#HHWT tip: Prices may change based on season (peak/non-peak) and room availability. Do book in advance for more cost-saving! 😉

Mid-range hotels

1. Butterfly On Morrison Boutique Hotel

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Price: From USD 70 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 35-39 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from the airport: A 6-minute walk from Causeway Bay MTR. Alternatively, take the Airport Express to Hong Kong station and take a 15-minute taxi ride to the hotel
Note: Free Handy smartphone provided
Make a reservation here!

2. WiFi Boutique Hotel

Price: From USD 82 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 366 Lockhard Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport:  Airport transfer available at a discounted rate or get to the hotel by public transport
Make a reservation here!

3. South Pacific Hotel

Price: From USD 168 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 23 Morrison Hill Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: A 5-minute walk from Causeway Bay MTR Station (Exit A). Shuttle bus service to HK Convention & Exhibition Center, Airport Express Hong Kong Station and Star Ferry Pier in Central from hotel available.
Make a reservation here!

Luxury Hotels

1. Mira Moon

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Price: From USD 274 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 388 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: A 5-minute walk from Causeway Bay MTR Station (Exit C). Alternatively, take the Airport Express to Hong Kong station and take a 15-minute taxi ride to the hotel. Refer to map here
Note: Free Handy-phone provided
Make your reservation here!

2. Lanson Place Hotel

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Price: From USD 210 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 133 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: A 5-minute walk from Causeway Bay MTR Station (Exit F1). Refer to map here
Note: Free Handy phone provided
Make your reservation here!

3. The Park Lane Hong Kong

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Price: From USD 227 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: Take the Airport Express to Hong Kong station, there is a complimentary Airport Express shuttle bus (H2) from Hong Kong station
Make your reservation here!

 

Tsim Sha Tsui – Halal Food Galore!

While there are no halal local food eateries in Tsim Sha Tsui, there are plenty of halal food options, ranging from Indian to Middle Eastern Cuisine. Plus, Chungking mansion is in the heart of this district as well, where you’ll find numerous Muslim-owned eateries.

Best of all, Hong Kong’s biggest shopping mall – the gigantic Harbour City and 1881 Heritage is just a short walk away on Canton Road. Not too far from Harbour City, you’ll be able to enjoy the dazzling cityscape view at Victoria Harbour. Do visit it at night and catch A Symphony of Lights, a light and sound show which takes place at 8pm daily!

Here are some of the Muslim-friendly eateries you’ll find in the area:

  1. Al-Maidah Restaurant: Shop 13, G/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion, 83-97 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 2367 7288 (Middle Eastern cuisine)
  2. Bismillah Kebab House: Shop No., 75, 1/F, Chung King Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 2722 5733 (Turkish & Indian cuisine)
  3. Ebeneezer’s Kebab & Pizzeria (Indian, Italian & Middle Eastern cuisine):
    • Shop 1C, G/F, Astoria Building, 24-38 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 2114 0999
    • Shop 3 & 5, G/F, Multifield Plaza, 3-7A Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 3580 1355
  4. Spice Restaurant: 2/F, Prosperous Centre, No. 1, Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 2192 9880 (Indian, Malaysian & Thai cuisine)
  5. 50 Uncle’s Centre Shop: 37B, G/F, Chung King Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 2722 5733 (Indian cuisine)
  6. Ziafat: 6/F, Harilela Mansion, 81 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 2313 1015 (Arabic, Indian & Pakistani cuisine)

Based on rough travel dates in March 2016, here are the hotels we recommend in Tsim Sha Tsui:

Mid-range hotels

1. Xi Hotel

Price: From USD 97 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 7 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: Airport transfer available at an additional cost upon request. Alternatively, take the Airport Express to Kowloon station, take the complimentary Airport Express shuttle bus (K3) to Holiday Inn Golden Mile. Xi Hotel is a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.
Note: Free Handy phone provided
Make a reservation here!

2. Citadines Ashley Hong Kong

Price: From USD 140 on Agoda (For Jan 2019)
Address: 18 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: Take the Airport Express to Kowloon station, take the complimentary Airport Express shuttle bus (K2) and alight at The Kowloon Hotel / The Peninsula Hong Kong (4th stop), the apartment is a 5-minute walk away. Alternatively, take bus A21 from the airport towards Hung Hom Station. Get off at Middle Road Station and the apartment is a 5-minute walk away.
Make a reservation here!

3. The Kowloon Hotel

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Price: From USD 176 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 19 – 21 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from Airport: Take the Airport Express to Kowloon station, take the complimentary Airport Express shuttle bus (K2) and alight at the 4th stop.
Make a reservation here!

Note: The mid-range hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui are pricier than those in the Wan Chai area.

Luxury Hotels

1. The Mira Hotel

Price: From USD 183 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: Take the Airport Express to Kowloon station, the hotel is a 5-10 minute taxi ride away. Alternatively, the hotel is a 4-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station (Exit B1).
Note: Free Handy phone provided
Make a reservation here!

2. Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Price: From USD 218 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address:
 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: Take the Airport Express to Kowloon station, take the complimentary Airport Express shuttle bus (K3) and alight at the 2nd stop.
Note: Free Handy phone provided
Make a reservation here!

3. The Langham Hong Kong Hotel

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Price: From USD 303 on Agoda (For March 2019)
Address: 8 Peking Road (Hotel entrance located on Kowloon Park Drive), Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Directions from airport: Hotel airport shuttle bus available at a fee or get to the hotel by public transport. Find out more here
Make a reservation here!

With so many long weekends to look forward to this year, Hong Kong is the perfect city for a short getaway! Check out our Muslim-friendly travel guide on the perfect way to spend 72 hours in Hong Kong 🙂

 

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