Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Pros

  • Central location in East Tsim Sha Tsui, near MTR stations and shops
  • Beautiful rooms with elegant furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and marble bathrooms
  • Shang Palace, with 2 Michelin stars; plus 3 other restaurants
  • Most rooms have great harbor or skyline views
  • Modern fitness center complete with a sauna and a steam room
  • Relaxing spa with massages, facials, and great treatments
  • Small indoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • Free Wi-Fi, extensive meeting space, and an outstanding business center

Cons

  • Some lower level rooms don’t have tubs
  • Can get crowded

Bottom Line

This luxury hotel lives up to the Shangri-La brand's stellar reputation, but there are a few small details that prevent it from being a true five-pearl property. Beautiful rooms have elegant furnishings, wood accents, and floor-to-ceiling windows, most with sweeping views of Victoria Harbor or the skyline. But lower category room bathrooms, though clad in marble, feature hotel-brand toiletries, and a few don’t have tubs. There are several fine dining options, as well as a more casual tapas bar and a lobby lounge with bar service, but the highlight here is the Shang Palace, a wonderful Cantonese restaurant boasting two Michelin stars and outstanding service (which reopened in September 2012 after a renovation). The fitness center, small indoor pool, and classy business center make it a great pick for business travelers, but its central location in Tsim Sha Tsui, near major attractions and the MTR, make it an ideal option for tourists, too.

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 Location

In East Tsim Sha Tsui, within a few minutes’ walk of two MTR stops, several major sights, and shops

The Kowloon Shangri La is conveniently located in East Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood in Kowloon, an area known for its numerous attractions and wonderful shopping. The hotel is near a few parks and within walking distance to major attractions, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Avenue of Stars. The East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station is half a block from the hotel, and the Tsim Sha Tsui is within a five-minute walk.

A neighborhood of museums, historic temples, and shops, Kowloon attracts visitors throughout the year. The area is home to some of the world's largest malls, a lively nightlife, and Kowloon Park -- Hong Kong's version of Central Park. But it's not just shopping and partying in Kowloon. Many areas of the neighborhood have an authentic vibe, with all kinds of open-air markets -- flowers, jade, produce -- and historic buildings from before and during the time of the British occupation.

  • 40-minute drive to Hong Kong International Airport
  • 9-minute walk to Hong Kong Museum of History
  • 10-minute walk to Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard and Kowloon Park
  • 10-minute walk to Avenue of Stars
  • 11-minute walk to Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • 16-minute walk to Star Ferry Pier and Victoria Harbour
  • 11-minute subway ride to Temple Street Market
  • 13-minute bus ride to Jade Market
  • 16-minute subway ride to West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade
  • 8-minute drive to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 11-minute drive to The Peak Tram
  • 30-minute drive to Hong Kong Disneyland

 Bottom Line

This luxury hotel lives up to the Shangri-La brand's stellar reputation, but there are a few small details that prevent it from being a true five-pearl property. Beautiful rooms have elegant furnishings, wood accents, and floor-to-ceiling windows, most with sweeping views of Victoria Harbor or the skyline. But lower category room bathrooms, though clad in marble, feature hotel-brand toiletries, and a few don’t have tubs. There are several fine dining options, as well as a more casual tapas bar and a lobby lounge with bar service, but the highlight here is the Shang Palace, a wonderful Cantonese restaurant boasting two Michelin stars and outstanding service (which reopened in September 2012 after a renovation). The fitness center, small indoor pool, and classy business center make it a great pick for business travelers, but its central location in Tsim Sha Tsui, near major attractions and the MTR, make it an ideal option for tourists, too.

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Address

  • 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Room Types

  • Deluxe Harbour View Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Harbour View Suite
  • Premier Harbour View Suite
  • Premier Room
  • Presidential Suite
  • Specialty Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 688
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Address: 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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