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The Best Hotels in New Territories, Hong Kong

Escape Hong Kong’s big-city hustle by retreating to these hotels in Sai Kung and Sha Tin, amid the sprawling New Territories north of Kowloon

In a city known for close quarters, New Territories opens up expansive spaces: country parks, wetlands and mountains that extend north eventually to the border with the Chinese mainland.

While there’s been rapid residential and commercial development, much of New Territories remains wonderfully local and low key, with rural villages and heritage sites as well as modern housing complexes.

Hotels in New Territories include major brands that have set up in Sha Tin, which makes a convenient jumping-off point for visiting the Sha Tin Racecourse and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery and bike trails along the Tai Po Waterfront and around Plover Cove (the city’s biggest and most beautiful reservoir) are also in reach, while the MTR connects you to Hong Kong’s urban core.

The Sai Kung peninsula is another appealing destination within New Territories, known for its white-sand beaches, hiking routes and the Hong Kong Unesco Global Geopark with its striking rock formations. Come mealtime, Sai Kung town is a popular choice for its al fresco seafood restaurants along the waterfront.

Check out our reviews of the best hotels in New Territories to pick the place for your next stay – or staycation.

Sai Kung

The Pier Hotel

Perfect for families and couples seeking a sea change.  $$

Lobby interior of The Pier Hotel with a view of the Sai Kung harbour in New Territories

The small but lively pier in the village of Pak Sha Wan inspired the name of this boutique hotel, which offers enchanting views of a harbour dotted by boats. Admire them from the lobby, your balcony or the leafy rooftop, with its pool, loungers and casual dining. The 40 rooms and suites are contemporary and comfortable; many come with a fully equipped kitchenette, and there’s a family-friendly option to book connecting accommodations. One standout feature is the Premium Ocean Front Terrace’s deep-soaking bathtub, set up in a dedicated space with floor-to-ceiling windows. Tear yourself away, and it’s a 15-minute sampan ride to Trio Beach or a 10-minute drive to the Unesco Geopark Volcano Discovery Centre.

Detail You’ll Love: Breakfast is only ho-hum, but the WA Theater Restaurant offers a special dinner package for two with an excellent wagyu sukiyaki.

Pool? Yes, an outdoor pool.

9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung; +852 2912 6777

Sha Tin

Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin

An affordable, serene riverfront retreat up north.  $

Interior of LEVELthirty Lounge Bar at Courtyard by Marriott Sha Tin hotel in New Territories

Among the options for hotels in the New Territories, Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin gives you easy access to Ma On Shan Country Park and its flat, scenic bike route to Tai Mei Tuk by the Plover Cove Reservoir. Indeed, staying here feels like a big-city escape, where you can look forward to sunset views across Lion Rock and the Sha Tin racecourse from LEVELthirty, the only rooftop bar in the area. Many of the 524 rooms – done in white, caramel and green – overlook the Shing Mun river, and there’s a generously sized pool with water jets and loungers. Walk five minutes to reach Shek Mun MTR station, or take advantage of the hotel’s free shuttle buses to and from Sha Tin, Kowloon and Tsim Tsa Tsui stations.

Detail You’ll Love: Open kitchens and live cooking stations at MoMo Café make breakfast extra special.

Pool? Yes, an outdoor pool.

1 On Ping Street, Sha Tin; +852 3940 8888

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin

An upmarket choice for families and corporate teams.  $$

Outdoor pool and bar at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin, a hotel in New Territories

Built on the campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin acts as a teaching facility for the university’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management students. But most Hongkongers just know it as a family-friendly resort, with 430 large rooms and suites, generous buffets, award-winning Sha Tin 18 restaurant serving Peking duck, a pool area, tennis courts and a kids’ camp programme. There’s also a spa for grown-ups to relax in. The Hyatt is in the shadow of the lush Kau To Shan peak, with the Shing Mun river meandering on its other side and an MTR station to connect you to the city centre.

Detail You’ll Love: The panoramic views of Tolo Harbour.

Pool? Yes, an outdoor pool.

18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin; +852 3723 1234

Hotel Pricing Guide
$ = nightly room rates up to HK$1,000
$$ = from HK$1,000+
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$$$$ = from HK$3,000+

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