The Peninsula Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

The hotel

Once in a lifetime you stay somewhere truly exceptional. Where every detail’s polished to perfection – from the Tiffany tea plates to the fleet of Rolls Royces. That’s The Peninsula. Transporting you back to the glittering 1920s, Hong Kong’s oldest hotel still promises timeless traditions, from being welcomed by white-liveried ‘Peninsula Pages’ to taking afternoon tea in the lobby, where dainty finger sandwiches, pastries and scones are served to the delicate sounds of The Lobby Strings. They also transport you deep into local life, with The Peninsula Academy providing experiences from dim sum making to caviar courses, and from helicopter tours to pastry chef classes for children. And, after all the excitement, you can retreat to your luxury guest room, perhaps overlooking the harbour, in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Great location in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, making it ideally located for guests wanting to explore this urban area of Kowloon. Within walking distance to many attractions and landmarks. Transfer time from Hong Kong Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

300 rooms including 54 suites. All with air-conditioning, audio visual centre featuring flatscreen Blu-ray 3D LED TV. iPod/iPad docking station, soundbar speaker system with sub-woofer, telephone, customised interactive digital bedside and desk tablets, complimentary WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms with city views, have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults (extra bed is available at an additional cost).

Deluxe Courtyard Rooms have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults (extra bed is available at an additional cost).

Grand Deluxe Kowloon View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults (extra bed is available at an additional cost).

Superior Suites with forecourt or Kowloon City views, have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults (extra bed is available at an additional cost).

Deluxe Suites with forecourt views, have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults (extra bed is available at an additional cost).

7 restaurants; Spring Moon (Cantonese specialities; lunch and dinner), Gaddi's (French; lunch and dinner), Felix (Modern European; dinner), Chesa (Swiss favourites; lunch and dinner), The Verandah (Continental; all-day dining), The Lobby (International; all-day dining and afternoon tea), Imasa (Japanese; lunch and dinner). The Bar. Salon De Ning lounge with with a live band and DJ. Roman-style swimming pool and sun terrace. The Peninsula Spa*. Fitness centre. The Peninsula Academy programme. The Peninsula Arcade (shopping destination with 80 luxury retail stores). 24-hour room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unique level of personal service

May 19, 2019 Staidthere Jakarta, Indonesia

We stayed for two nights at the Peninsula Hotel. We had not suspected that there were so many clever ways to make a hotel room convenient: vanity mirror that rises out of the table, electrical sockets that rise out of the desktop, a tray for drinks that slides out of the sofa armrest, everything operated by a control pad from your bedside. The… Read more
We stayed for two nights at the Peninsula Hotel. We had not suspected that there were so many clever ways to make a hotel room convenient: vanity mirror that rises out of the table, electrical sockets that rise out of the desktop, a tray for drinks that slides out of the sofa armrest, everything operated by a control pad from your bedside. The automatic shade kept the light out of the room in the mornings. We signed up for the high tea in the lobby the next afternoon mainly because it was in such high demand and guests could make a reservation. Most reviewers loved the cakes and candies but they were too full of cream for us. Visually, they were hand-made masterpieces with bits of ultra-thin gold and silver making them pleasing to the eye. The orchestra played Rogers and Hammerstein and Burt Bacharach songs. All of the staff, from welcomers to front desk to housekeeping, were highly professional and well trained. Cleaning every day was more than thorough. This was our first stay at the Peninsula, and for us, it was very good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional

May 17, 2019 Papaleadfoot Cave Creek, Arizona

A Harbor view room is the one to choose. Spectacular view. A stay there is worth the price. The facility was upgraded, so it now has all the electronic bells and whistles starting with the elevator/room-door entry/and every room interior "switch". The hotel has a choice of restaurants, all very good. The hotel is noted for it daily "High Tea". As… Read more
A Harbor view room is the one to choose. Spectacular view. A stay there is worth the price. The facility was upgraded, so it now has all the electronic bells and whistles starting with the elevator/room-door entry/and every room interior "switch". The hotel has a choice of restaurants, all very good. The hotel is noted for it daily "High Tea". As a guest at the hotel, you won't have to wait in the always long line for your table.The hotel arcade offers a choice of shops. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everyone Here Is A VIP !!

May 17, 2019 RahulB2207 Bengaluru, India

The Most prestigious Hotel to visit in Hong Kong mainly because of it's History & Tradition. The welcome is Nice, The Front Desk team tell you every guest at The Peninsula is a VIP. Makes you feel good. As we entered we were extremely happy to learn the flowers here were of a high quality but more importantly REAL unlike everywhere else in Hong… Read more
The Most prestigious Hotel to visit in Hong Kong mainly because of it's History & Tradition. The welcome is Nice, The Front Desk team tell you every guest at The Peninsula is a VIP. Makes you feel good. As we entered we were extremely happy to learn the flowers here were of a high quality but more importantly REAL unlike everywhere else in Hong Kong. Our room on floor 21 had an excellent view of Victoria Harbour. My reason for 4 stars is Breakfast for 3 days of our stay was identical It was like Deja Vu every morning at breakfast. The toilets have no health faucets. That is almost unacceptable since it is Hong Kong's best. There is a signage about dress code at the Tea Lounge. To me that is like saying ... Please don't relax on your holiday. Follow rules & be Prim & Proper. That kinda sucks. As wonderful that their prim & proper service is. We felt if tips are needed in the art of Hospitality The Peninsula Team or whosoever is in charge of the team needs to visit India once & observe how guests are actually pampered in almost every Hotel be it small or big. Merely saying everyone is a VIP does not suffice. To make everyone feel special & important needs to be there. Respect has to be given to every guest entering The Peninsula whether they drive in a ferrari or a plain Taxi. All are equal not just the ones who have a room inside. A tip should not buy respect. A Guest in India is like God ... No matter who. Everyone is doing their job very well, I am certain but it has to be done from the heart & not just from the head. It is sad that we got a Nice Welcome but not as warm as is Needed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very pleasant stay. Lovely view and what a lively lobby

May 15, 2019 PeteSW9 Calgary, Canada

Stayed here once again. Love it. The best of Hong Kong. Five star with shiny golden stars. They have a fleet of rolls royces outside, but the real rolls Royce is this hotel itself. Amazing rooms with amazing harbor view, friendly concierge and very impressive views from the Felix lounge. Love this hotel in Hong Kong.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfection amidst tradition and modernity

May 15, 2019 Bryan L Melbourne,Australia

Spent 2 nights at this legendary hotel and finally understood why people rave about it, and how it justifies its high prices. Yes, it is expensive, but I felt that it actually offered good value, in terms of the attention to detail in every aspect, and the excellent service. I opted for a room in the main building, which is the historic building… Read more
Spent 2 nights at this legendary hotel and finally understood why people rave about it, and how it justifies its high prices. Yes, it is expensive, but I felt that it actually offered good value, in terms of the attention to detail in every aspect, and the excellent service. I opted for a room in the main building, which is the historic building built in 1928 (according to the Hotel Channel which plays on the TV!), as I wanted a more "authentic" experience. These rooms occupy floors 3-6 of the Main Building, whilst the "Tower" rooms are on floors 17 - 27, with offices occupying the intermediate space. My room, 533, although of an entry-level "Deluxe" category, was exceptionally spacious, with a large entrance hall lined with drawers, closets and a spacious luggage bench. A pair of carved double doors opened to the bedroom, which featured a very comfortable king-size bed, a double sofa, writing desk, make-up desk and chair (with a purpose-built makeup mirror which glided electronically out from a recess) and a dining table with 2 chairs. The high ceilings amplified the space, with 2 large windows overlooking the famous Peninsula courtyard, fountain and the driveway parked with the hotel's signature green Rolls-Royce fleet. I had anticipated some level of snootiness from the staff, but I was proven completely wrong. At every interaction, every staff member, young or old, was very friendly and polite, and I felt so welcome despite my casual attire. The hotel was renovated several years ago, yet in my room on the 5th floor, everything looked brand-new, with not a single scratch or dent on any surface. The lighting, audio-visual equipment and curtains were operated via 2 iPad-style tablets (one each on the bedside and writing desk). I slept soundly as the room seemed to be sound-proofed, while the curtains provided a total black-out experience, save for a sliver of light from under the bathroom door (there is a frosted window in the bathroom which does not have a curtain or covering). Wi-fi was fast, reliable and free. Whilst the lobby was often busy, the corridors of my floor were consistently deserted, which made for a very private and exclusive atmosphere. I never even saw a single housekeeper's trolley. Sadly, due to commitments with friends, I did not have the opportunity to sample any of the food and beverage outlets, although I did enjoy swimming every morning in the large 20-metre long pool, which was very well heated (some might say over-heated, especially if, like me, you swim multiple laps for exercise), with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the famous Hong Kong harbour and island skyline. The lobby was simply stunning, with gilded ceilings, an orchestra which serenaded guests every afternoon tea and evening, surrounded by the glittering displays of the adjacent jewellery boutiques. Noticeably, there was a long queue for the famous Peninsula afternoon tea every day, and this was a slightly jarring note in an otherwise beautiful and elegant space. As the Peninsula is situated in the heart of the very hectic Tsim Sha Tsui commercial precinct, it was always a pleasure to step out of that bustle into the hushed and cool surrounds of the hotel. Directly opposite the rear entrance of the hotel is the Tsim Sha Tsui subway station. The hotel's Rolls-Royce airport transfer service costs HKD 1,800 per trip - not cheap, but considering that it is a circa-45 minute drive in such an expensive and luxurious vehicle, it is something which I will consider for my next visit, as well as perhaps a room in the considerably more expensive Tower. I came away from my visit feeling thoroughly pampered and relaxed, and cannot recommend this stunning property enough. Read less