Let’s face it: as much as you’d love to entertain every friend and family member passing through town, itsy bitsy Hong Kong flats just can’t accommodate. So, next time granny and grandpa want to visit the wee ones, or your Aunt Sally wants to bring her entire family of five along, consider one of the moderately priced hotels and serviced apartments.
THE GARDENVIEW: Central
The Gardenview, 1 MacDonnell Road, Hong Kong, +852 2877 3737.
*They currently have special rates that include admissions to Disneyland running till the end of August. Also note, the YWCA provides a baby equipment rental service where guests can rent baby and kid supplies - strollers, cots, and toys for short and long-stays.
HOTEL ICON: Tsim Sha Tsui East
Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 3400 1000.
*Late night bonus...there’re free snacks and bevvies in the in-room bar, as well as a Nespresso coffee maker. It is within walking distance to HK Science Museum, HK History Museum, and shopping along Granville Road
OVOLO HOTELS: Central, Aberdeen, Wong Chuk Hang.
Ovolo, in Central, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun and more locations across Hong Kong, +852 2165 1000
CHI 138: Sai Ying Poon
CHI 138, 138 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 3607 3333.
*There’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained—each suite is fully equipped with an iPod dock, WiFi and a DVD player and Hi-Fi system so that kids can tune into their favorite films.
CROWNE PLAZA EAST KOWLOON: Tseung Kwan O
Crowne Plaza, Tower 5, 3 Tong Tak St, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 3989 0388
*The hotel is located in the MTR station making it a breeze to bring the whole pack along to the city’s top attractions
AUBERGE DISCOVERY BAY: Discovery Bay
Auberge Discovery Bay, 88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong, +852 2295 8288
COURTYARD SHATIN: Shatin
Courtyard Shatin, 1 On Ping Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 3940 8888. Guests can take bike tours through the New Territories, winding your way through bustling Tai Po market, up to picturesque Tai Mei Tuk or through the rural villages to see historic ancestral houses in Yuen Long.
GOLD COAST HOTEL: Lantau Island
Gold Coast Hotel, 1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, Hong Kong, +852 2452 8641, email@example.com.
*Click here for the free shuttle bus transport schedule. Be sure to check out Thomas In Friends this summer - trains everywhere!
BUTTERFLY HOTELS: Various Locations Around HK
The Butterfly, 263 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2850 8899.
THE STANLEY ORIENTAL: Stanley
The Stanley Oriental, 2/F, 90B, Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong, +852 2899 1688.
*Their largest one-bedroom apartments (units range from 500 to 1200-sq-ft) come with an expansive terrace with a hot tub overlooking the bay.
GET AN APARTMENT: All over HK!
Air BNB, www.airbnb.com/Hong-Kong.