HOTEL REVIEW: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Harbour Room
Lobby and Clipper Lounge

Lobby and Clipper Lounge, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Review of Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong was the first hotel for the brand and to this day it is still their flagship offering.  This iconic hotel remains popular with tourists and locals alike.  Once upon a time the hotel sat right on the water but over the years, as Hong Kong continued to reclaim land, the hotel now finds itself in the centre of the business district (Central).  Though they can still offer some enviable views of Victoria Harbour.

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is a grand hotel of yester-year, which is obvious the moment you step foot inside the lobby.  This hotel simply oozes luxury with an abundance of marble and sparkling chandeliers.  The colour palette is rich and deep, adorned with plush rugs, Chinese artefacts and soft leather.

The service inside this hotel is impeccable.  In fact, it is consistently some of the best service we have received in any hotel anywhere in the world.  It’s not hard to understand why The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is often considered one of the best hotels in the world.

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Rooms

Harbour Room

Harbour Room, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

There are 500 rooms and suites at The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, offering city and harbour views.  The interiors are sleek and comfortable, whilst still retaining a traditional charm.  We love their turndown service where they will leave you a special treat each night such as an eye mask or a foot spray.

The entry level room starts at 35-40sqm’s, but if money’s no object you’re going to want a suite!

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Facilities

The Mandarin Spa

The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The Mandarin Spa is regarded amongst the best in the city.  There are a variety of treatments on offer such as massages, facials and of course Traditional Chinese Medicine plays a key role in their treatments.  For couples, you may be interested in their Suite Experiences.

We suggest you arrive early for your treatment to make the most of their swimming pool and water therapy options.

Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Fitness Centre, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

If you want to eat and drink in this city guilt free, then you’ll be glad to hear they have a fitness centre offering cardio and weight equipment.

Restaurants at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong


Pierre, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong offers a huge array of in-house dining and we mean huge!  In fact, they offer 10 cafe, restaurant and bar options which are frequented by tourists and locals alike.

Let’s lay them out:

The Mandarin Cake Shop

If you’re looking for cakes and patisseries – here’s where you’ll find them.  A perfect morning or afternoon stop.

Cafe Causette

Cafe Causette offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options.  Offering Asian favourites as well as international cuisines.

Clipper Lounge

The Clipper Lounge is famous for High Tea and also their buffets.

Captains Bar

The Captains Bar is an institution amongst local business people.  Many a deal has been done over a Martini in this bar!

Mandarin Grill & Bar

Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and a European menu.

The Chinnery

A British inspired bar offering lunch drinks and dinner.

M Bar

Cocktails with a view!

Man Wah

Traditional Cantonese cuisine serving Dim Sum and dinner.


Acclaimed restaurant serving French fare.  Fancy pants fine dining.

The Krug Room

Private dining option for dinner featuring one of the worlds finest Champagnes, Krug.

Restaurants near Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

View from the Terrace at Sevva

View from the Terrace at Sevva

Hong Kong is a melting pot of cuisines and you are spoilt for choice with dining in this city.  In fact, your only difficulty will be narrowing down your choices.

We suggest you check out our Hong Kong Foodies Guide for detailed recommendations on the best spots to eat and drink in Hong Kong.

The Oriental Club, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The Oriental Club

The Oriental Club, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

We’re fans of taking club access at hotels.  Often if you add up the value you receive – sometimes breakfast, evening canapés, drinks – you will find you can actually save money!  Well, at least that’s what we tell ourselves…

Mandarin Oriental Room Rates

Sadly hotels in Hong Kong are expensive… So consider yourself warned! is a great website to find the best hotel deals and also provides handy traveller reviews, photos and detailed information. Click here for the latest prices and more details for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

We think the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is not only one of the best hotels in Hong Kong, but up there with the best in the world.

Address:  5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2522 0111
Website: Mandarin Oriental

Images courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

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The Mandarin Oriental 22.281939, 114.159395