Are you unsure of where to book accommodation in China? Look no further than the dynamic city of Hong Kong. We have an extensive range of holiday rentals and apartments which would be perfect for your stay in this urban mecca. Fly directly to Hong Kong and stay in a Airbnb which may be cheaper than a hotel in Hong Kong.
Book an apartment in the dazzling Hong Kong!
Hong Kong is an urban mecca of shopping, amazing food and cultural heritage and is studded with ultra-modern skyscrapers. It's a major port and a huge business centre globally, making for a real cosmopolitan feel to the bustling city. Stay in a luxe modern high-rise apartment or hotel to experience the lavish and swish city life or opt for a budget hostel if you're looking for a backpacking stop off.
When to visit Hong Kong?
The best time to visit Hong Kong is in October to early December when the weather is sunny, dry and not too hot. The summer can get very hot and humid and the spring can be cloudy with cooler evenings. Visiting around Chinese New Year can be an unforgettable experience but can get very busy, so if you're planning to go around January/February time, ensure you book your accommodation in Hong Kong well ahead of time.
How to get there
Daily flights with Cathay Pacific, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic Airways are scheduled from London Heathrow to to Hong Kong. If you are travelling from the north of England, you can also reach the city by flying directly from Manchester in approximately 11 hours and 40 minutes. Choosing a connecting flight from smaller airports can also be a cheaper alternative to travelling to the major international airports, with flights available from Edinburgh, Birmingham, Belfast and Leeds to Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport via Dubai and Paris Charles De Gaulle.
If you are already holidaying in China, it could be a good idea to visit all of the major cities in one trip. You can fly from your holiday apartment in Shanghai in around 2 hours and 40 minutes, while direct flights from your accommodation in Beijing take around 3 and a half hours.
How to get around in Hong Kong
Once you're in Hong Kong, the best way to get around is to use the public transport. The buses and mini-buses are efficient and can take you on many routes around the city. The MTR is the public transport network which runs across the main island and Kowloon. It's a good idea to get an Octopus card which is similar to an Oyster Card in London, but can be loaded up and used on public transport to get around and even shopping in convenience stores.
Where to stay in Hong Kong?
The geography of Hong Kong is divided into two areas by the harbour; Hong Kong island and the Kowloon peninsula.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Find rental accommodation in Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side to be super central to all the shops and restaurants with easy access to the main Hong Kong island by ferry. From high-brow travellers looking for luxury hotels and apartments to backpackers searching for budget hostels, Tsim Sha Tsui is the perfect base for people looking for fun, shopping and great dining topped off with stunning views of the Hong Kong island skyline from across the harbour.
Causeway Bay is at the heart of Hong Kong and is home to what some believe to be the busiest Zebra crossing in the world. If you're looking to stay amongst the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island check out the choice of apartments and B&Bs in Causeway Bay.
Yua Ma Tei & Mong Kok
If you're looking for somewhere a little more off the beaten track, consider staying in Yua Ma Tei & Mong Kok, a more serene area where you can find colourful markets and more traditional architecture. Have a look at a selection of BnBs or homestays which can be booked on Airbnb or Booking.com in the area to experience a more authentic stay in Hong Kong away from the big city and the bright lights.
What to eat and drink?
The cuisine in Hong Kong is mostly influence by China, Korea and Japan and there is a huge penchant for street food around the city. Visit Little Bao in Central Hong Kong for the best Bao buns and be sure to visit Lin Heung Tea House to try Yum Cha, a Chinese style breakfast made up of small dishes served with tea. The latest drink craze in Hong Kong is the Brown Sugar Bubble Tea which makes for a very instagramable picture and is also deliciously sweet.
What to do in Hong Kong?
Shop until you drop
Visitors from across the world come to Hong Kong to shop. There are an abundance of duty and tax-free shops everywhere you go, making it the perfect place to pick up some bargains to take back home.
Lan Kwai Fong
As the party district of Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong is home to some of the coolest and most thriving bars in the city. If you want to let your hair down for a night of fun and revelry, look no further than Lan Kwai Fong with its plentiful of clubs and specialist bars where you can dance the night away.
The PMQ is the former Police Married Quarters which are a legacy of the British rule in Hong Kong and have now been turned into a host of independent shops and local hipster markets with an arty feel.
Once the sun has set, wander down to the night markets in the area to browse stalls on both sides selling a mix of toys to flowers to food. The neon lights that line the streets on each side make it a picture perfect spot.
Lan Tau Island
Take a trip to Lan Tau island, the biggest of all the islands in Hong Kong. For a family day out, visit Hong Kong Disneyland or for a slice of culture climb up to the hilltop giant bronze statue of Buddha. If you don't fancy the 260 steps to the top, you can also take the 25-minute Ngong Ping cable car ride up to the small village to see the colourful traditional monastery and the Bhudda statue.
At the highest point of Hong Kong Island, the views over the city are breath-taking. Take an evening trip to watch the blue sky melt into orange and pink before becoming a dazzling night time cityscape. The tram takes you to the top where there are restaurants at the Peak to dine with a panoramic view or free to enter observation decks.