5 Hotels To Book For Quarantine In Hong Kong
A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, we're more than used to what has now become known as "the new normal". Zoom catch-ups, working from home, daily mask wearing and social distancing restrictions have become second nature, with life as we know it dramatically different for many compared to twelve months ago. And it's no secret that an aspect of life that has been vastly affected is travel. With global travel still largely off the cards, we've said goodbye to weekend getaways and long-haul trips, with Hong Kong staycations and exploring locally proving popular instead.
Although leisure travel is still not advised––with many countries still in lockdown and restrictions in place––if you do have to travel, it's best to be prepared and now exactly what to expect. Since early 2020, the Hong Kong government enforced a 14-day quarantine period for all arrivals to the city, with this being increased to a mandatory 21-days from December. With the current restrictions looking to stay in place for the time being, we're letting you know the Hong Kong hotels that will make your return to the city as comfortable as possible. Although you won't be able to make the most of hotel facilities outside of your room, with three-weeks stuck in a hotel looming ahead, these luxe offerings are the next best thing to being home.
Editor's note: The list current list of designated Hong Kong hotels for quarantine is confirmed until February 19, 2021, but is subject to change. For updates, please see the official list here.
1/5 The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
This five-star hotel has both rooms and suites available to book for quarantining in style. Set in the heart of Central, the hotel is easily accessible from the Hong Kong Airport Express, also meaning that you'll be in close proximity to plenty of shops and amenities for friends to drop off any personal items during your stay.
Room sizes range from 452 square-feet to 893 square-feet suites––with all available rooms featuring contemporary spacious open-plan designs, large bathtubs and separate rainforest showers, space to work and even 400 thread count bedding.
When it comes to in-room dining, guests can order everything from breakfast dishes including freshly baked pastries, Western, Asian and Continental options, to all-day dining menu, dishes from renowned Somm, PDT and more.
2/5 Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Located in Whampoa, the Kerry is a second five-star hotel offering stays for quarantiners. The 522 rooms offer 452 square feet of understated luxury, with the full-size windows in all rooms showcasing either incredible city views or sweeping vistas of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong's skyline. If you're looking for more space, the suites range from between 969 and 3,160 of freedom to roam.
The hotel allows those in quarantine to receive food delivery services from local restaurants, or you can enjoy the in-room dining menu from the hotel's restaurants.
3/5 Ovolo Southside
One of the first Hong Kong hotels to offer specially-designed packages for those quarantining, Ovolo Southside will once more be offering its "Quarantine Concierge" from February 20, 2021.
Promising to make your 21-day stay as comfortable as possible, the hotel will be offering everything from free daily breakfast and happy hour, to unlimited premium wi-fi, in-room fitness gear and mindfulness kits––including a yoga mat, gliders, resistance bands, colouring pages, brain teasers and playing cards––along with a complimentary bottle of bubbles at the end of your stay to celebrate your release date.
As well as a full in-room dining menu from Ovolo's restaurants, the Quarantine Concierge package also offers a daily essentials run, allowing guests to easily access anything they need from the outside world.
4/5 Le Meridien Hong Kong, Cyberport
Tucked away in the south side of Hong Kong Island, a stay at Le Meridien Hong Kong, Cyberport guarantees peace and quiet,
The five-star hotel offers rooms from 350 square feet up to 800 square feet suites. The majority of rooms are set against the lush greenery of the southside, but we recommend opting for an ocean view room, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the calming sea vistas.
Le Meridien serves a full international in-room dining menu, but the hotel also allows quarantining guests to order food delivery from local restaurants, including favourites from Deep Water and Repulse Bay.
5/5 Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island
Located in the eclectic neighbourhood of Wan Chai, this 4.5 star boutique hotel offers generously sized rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the vibrant city views.
Designated for quarantining guests until April 20, 2021, Hotel Indigo has 66 superior and deluxe rooms, along with 6 suites to choose from.