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Hotels near Sham Shui Po

Although there are hotels within Sham Shui Po itself there are also many additional choices in the wider area around the centre of Kowloon. Here are some of the interesting options you may consider.

The Peninsular - One of the leading hotels of the world, and situated on the southern tip of the Kowloon peninsular, hence the name, this was once the favoured stopping off point for those arriving in Hong Kong by train. That train station has long since moved, but the reputation of The Peninsular has only grown over the years.

The only hotel in Hong Kong with a heli-pad on the roof allowing you to be whisked to the airport or Macau direct from the hotel! Many visitors come to take Afternoon Tea in the traditional British manner, so popular is this in fact that there are long lines of people waiting particularly at the weekends.

It is a quick trip on the MTR along the Tsuen Wan MTR line from the hotel to Sham Shui Po.   

Silka Far East Hotel - This discount hotel is walking distance from the Tsuen Wan MTR, City Landmark and other shopping malls. Easy to reach Sham Shui Po from this hotel via the MTR. Though small the rooms are clean and modern with good décor and free and fast wifi services are provided. A hot breakfast buffet includes both western standards as well as Hong Kong delights such as dim sum. The surprisingly green view from the hotel overlooks the neighbouring park with traditional pitched roof Chinese buildings.

Newton Hotel Kowloon - A modern hotel situated on Boundary Street with this great location near to the MTR and other transport options. With spacious rooms this is a great spot for the business traveller. Both an International coffee shop and a traditional Chinese seafood restaurant are in the building.

Harbour Plaza 8 Degee - And awarding winning hotel next to Sung Won Toi Park and Route 5. Providing boutique hotel experience on a modern large scale it has all the facilities you would expect including free breakfast buffet and free wifi. Free shuttle busses to other parts of city run regularly. Not for those with a bad sense of balance as the reception area décor all tilts by 8 degrees, hence the name of the hotel. An outdoor pool makes this great for a mixed business and vacation stay!

Also consider the many other hotels in Hong Kong which have easy acces to Sham Shui Po due to the convenient, cheap and efficient public transport system in Hong Kong.


Populated for at least 2000 years according to archeological evidence the history of Sham Shui Po is long and deep but poorly documented. Having been a poor area for much of the 20th century little attention was given to it but now that has become developed and busy, though still not as prosperous as some other parts of Hong Kong, people have begun to seek it's history.

Originally a coastal settlement before reclamation brought it inland it was close to the important peninsular of Tak Kok Tsui with it's Cosmopolitan Dock, now since long gone of course. The last of the connection with the sea disappeared in the 1970s when the Nam Cheong Street nullah, or concrete stream, was covered over and today all that remains of it is the wide street which now runs past the open green park.

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