Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

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Pros

  • Central location near Wan Chai MTR stop and Star Ferry landing
  • Next door to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Modern, sophisticated rooms with large windows and sleek bathrooms
  • Michelin-starred Dynasty restaurant, plus 2 other restaurants and a lobby lounge
  • Wonderful panoramic views of Victoria Harbour from most rooms
  • Heated outdoor pool surrounded by a pretty garden (seasonal)
  • Great fitness center with gorgeous views and modern machines
  • Extensive, well-equipped meeting space with natural light
  • Babysitting services and a large playground by the pool

Cons

  • Hard mattresses
  • Fee for Wi-Fi (free for loyalty program members)
  • Pool and gym are shared with neighboring hotel
  • Fee for rollaway beds
  • Some rooms don’t have tubs (but do have sleek walk-in showers)
  • Annoyingly slow elevators

Bottom Line

This 857-room behemoth is a favorite among business travelers, thanks to its location next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It's also near the Wan Chai MTR station, Central neighborhood, and the Star Ferry landing. It boasts gorgeous views from its upscale rooms and wonderful restaurants, and offers great features such as a fitness center (located in the hotel next door), extensive meeting space with natural light, a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, and stylish, contemporary rooms with glass-enclosed bathrooms. However, there are a few downsides to this otherwise great hotel -- namely, fees for Wi-Fi and parking, hard mattresses, and long waits by the elevators.

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 Location

In Wan Chai neighborhood, next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and within walking distance to public transportation and nightlife

The hotel is located right by the water, in the same complex as the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and a couple of other hotels and office buildings. There is a wide array of restaurants and bars to choose from in the immediate neighborhood, and there are a couple of good nightlife spots nearby. This location is especially convenient for business travelers, but those in town for the sights can easily get to major attractions both in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. The hotel is located a block from the ferry to Kowloon, and a few minutes’ walk on a covered bridge to the Wan Chai MTR station.

It is also a few minutes from Central neighborhood, the city’s main business hub. Its skyline is defined by tall glass-and-steel buildings and has a modern look, but some buildings from the neighborhood's past as a former British colony and military port remain. Many tourists stay in or visit Central; its mix of modern and historic is appealing, and there are plenty of sights to take in.

  • 40-minute drive (without traffic) to Hong Kong International Airport
  • Across from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 4-minute walk to the Wan Chai Ferry Pier
  • 5-minute walk to Expo Promenade
  • 8-minute walk to Wan Chai MTR station
  • 15-minute walk to Central neighborhood
  • 25-minute walk to upscale shopping at IFC Mall, or 13 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute bus ride to Hong Kong Park
  • 12-minute bus ride to Victoria Park
  • 14-minute bus ride to The Peak Tram
  • 9-minute drive to Hong Kong Stadium
  • 9-minute drive to Ocean Park Theme Park
  • 12-minute drive to Jade Market
  • 16-minute drive to Tsim Sha Tsui area
  • 19-minute drive to Tai Tam Country Park
  • 27-minute drive to Hong Kong Disneyland

 Bottom Line

This 857-room behemoth is a favorite among business travelers, thanks to its location next to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It's also near the Wan Chai MTR station, Central neighborhood, and the Star Ferry landing. It boasts gorgeous views from its upscale rooms and wonderful restaurants, and offers great features such as a fitness center (located in the hotel next door), extensive meeting space with natural light, a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, and stylish, contemporary rooms with glass-enclosed bathrooms. However, there are a few downsides to this otherwise great hotel -- namely, fees for Wi-Fi and parking, hard mattresses, and long waits by the elevators.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 825
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Address: 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, China
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