Let’s face it, hotel quarantine isn't on anyone's bucket list. But it's not all bad. Gayatri Bhaumik checks into eight properties that are injecting a little stardust into self-isolation.
All the bells and whistles at Ovolo Southside.
If you do have to quarantine, there’s probably no better place to do it than this Southside hotel. Ovolo’s recently-introduced Quarantine Concierge package offers perhaps the most comprehensive isolation service in Hong Kong.
While holed up in one of the hotel’s peppy rooms, you’ll stay entertained with Alex and Appt TV, have access to whatever fitness equipment your heart desires, stay sane with a Mindfulness Kit, or perhaps enjoy the company of some potted plants – your concierge can make all of this happen and more.
Each day, you’ll get a bag of snacks; each evening, you’ll sip on a sundowner cocktail. Of course, you’ll be treated to in-room breakfasts each day, and also enjoy $1,000 dining credit to spend at the hotel’s innovative restaurants. Anything else you need, the concierge can grab during the Daily Essential Run – so if you need some Marks & Sparks snacks or a good book, they’ll take care of it.
How much: From $15,000 for 14 nights, depending on room and dates.
Where: 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southside
Book now: +852 3460 8100 or online
Enjoy the views of Happy Valley from The Dorsett.
The Dorsett brand was one of the first to offer a dedicated quarantine package when Hong Kong closed its borders back in May. It’s one of the most affordable 14-night packages in town and – if you happen to stumble into the right room – you’ll get to spend your quarantine admiring sweeping views over the Happy Valley Racecourse.
Cleanliness is key here - comprehensive measures are taken every day so you can rest in safety in the comfort of your (really quite spacious) room. Things to note: breakfast and laundry is included for Superior Room bookings and up, so be prepared to order lots of Deliveroo.
Also useful to know is that children under 18 can stay here without an adult if necessary. This property is also a good option for gym-goers as you can have fitness equipment sent up to your room.
How much: From HK$8,288 for 14 nights in a Standard Room (no food included)
Where: 387-397 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai
Book now: +852 3552 111 or online
Light, bright interiors at Wan Chai's Hotel Indigo.
Quarantine at this design-forward property could offer a little light at the end of the tunnel – literally, since most rooms here are spacious and flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows.
Complimentary internet is included with every stay, so if you need to get some work done, just hunker down at your room’s worktable. The full-service property offers a host of amenities including concierge, laundry and in-room dining. Food isn’t included as part of your quarantine stay, but you can certainly order in.
How much: From HK$12,100 for 14 nights
Where: 246 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai
Book now: +852 3926 3888 or online
Little Tai Hang
Little Tai Hang offers accommodation from studios to two-bedroom apartments.
A gorgeous little boutique hotel hidden away in an up-and-coming neighbourhood behind Causeway Bay, Little Tai Hang is sure to smooth the rough edges off a 14-day quarantine.
Spread across three architecturally-arresting buildings – called The Corner House, The Lane House, and The Garden House – the hotel offers a range of accommodation options, from cosy studios to two-bedroom apartments. Whichever you choose, you’re guaranteed plenty of views and light through postcard windows.
Rounding out the quarantine offerings are complimentary WiFi, a concierge service, and food delivery options.
How much: From HK$28,000 for 14 nights
Where: 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay
Book now: +852 3899 8800 or online
An elevated hygiene policy is the name-of-the-game at Mira Moon.
Points alert! This designer boutique hotel is a partner of the Marriott Bonvoy membership scheme, so if you hole up here for 14 nights, you’ll rack up a good amount of points that you’ll be able to use when we can actually travel properly again.
You’ll have just about everything you need in your room here, from creature comforts, inspiring views, free WiFi, an HD LED TV with movies on demand, an iPad Mini, a Bluetooth music system and a Nespresso coffee machine. The hotel also operates a highly elevated sanitation regime and includes personal protective products in the rooms.
How much: From HK$12,320 for 14 nights
Where: 388 Jaffe Road, Wanchai
Book now: +852 2643 8888 or online
The Luxe Manor
The Luxe Manor offers a special quarantine package.
This themed hotel is offering a special 14-night long-stay package that’s packed with benefits. Start your stay with a welcome pastry and WiFi throughout. And, when you need to sate your appetite, you can enjoy 30% off in-room dining. You’ll also get plenty of complimentary benefits, including internet, local phone calls and bottled water.
How much: From $7,280 for 14 nights
Where: 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Book now: +852 3763 8888 or online
A newly renovated guest room at The Harbourview.
This stalwart of the Wanchai hotel scene has everything you need for a comfortable quarantine stay – especially if you request a room on the new Optimum floor which features newly-renovated guest rooms.
The aptly-named 'Stay Away From Home' package is a 14-night offering that includes a (rather quite tasty-looking) breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, along with free internet and all the coffee and tea you can drink. While you’re here, you’ll stay in cosy guest rooms filled with plenty of zen-inducing light wood and natural light.
How much: From HK$9,800 for 14 nights for one guest; an additional guest in room is an extra HK$4,200
Where: 4 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Book now: +852 2911 1358 or online
Ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan
Ibis offers no fewer than three quarantine packages.
Ideally located on Des Voeux Road West in Sheung Wan, this spritely property offers a smart, no-frills quarantine choice while also ensuring your stay is perfectly comfortable.
Rooms here aren’t particularly large or luxe, but you’ll have everything you need including a mini-fridge, coffee and tea, a TV with cable and satellite channels, free WiFi, and a work-table. There are three self-quarantine packages available, depending on whether you want food during your stay (and how much), and yes – you can order food from outside and have the hotel staff leave it outside your door.
Please note, this hotel doesn't accept guests from high-risk countries.
How much: From HK$7,000 for 14 nights (room only)
Where: 28 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan
How much: +852 2252 2929 or online