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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong vs The Kowloon Hotel

Both hotels are praised by expert reviewers. On balance, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong scores significantly better than The Kowloon Hotel. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong ranks #4 in Hong Kong with accolades from 18 reviewers such as Gayot, Forbes Travel Guide and Lonely Planet.

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
9 / 10
No.5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
From $287 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"Opened in 1963, this landmark recently underwent complete renovation, making it a new yet familiar property in the middle of Central (newer properties can only drool over its location)." Full review
Concierge
"After $140 million in renovations, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, reopened in September 2006 and immediately regained its perch as Hong Kong's grande dame."
Fodor's
"Hong Kong's most famous hotel has lost none of its opulence, colonial charm, and shine over the past 50 years and is still known for spacious and luxurious accommodation and impeccable service." Full review
Insight Guides
"Still going strong after more than four decades of impeccable service, the Mandarin Oriental has consistently ranked among the world’s top hotels."
Lonely Planet
"The venerable Mandarin has historically set the standard in Asia." Full review
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The Kowloon Hotel
7 / 10
No.19-21 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
From $0 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's
"This modern, glass-walled structure right behind the Peninsula has a great location just a few minutes' walk from the Star Ferry and MTR." Full review
Star Service
"This hotel lies directly behind its glamorous neighbor, The Peninsula, blocking any possible views of the harbor" Full review
Oyster
Upper-middle-range
"Three-and-a-half-pearl The Kowloon Hotel's location makes it a solid option in central Kowloon." Full review
Lonely Planet
"The Kowloon Hotel feels a bit dated but remains popular for its unflappable service and enviable location just behind the Peninsula. Rooms are small but functional." Full review

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