Nestled within impressively landscaped grounds, Disney’s Hollywood Hotel is a resort property with impeccable links to the Hong Kong Disneyland. Guests are here for one reason and one reason alone, which makes the rapid transfers to the park and the thoughtful Disneyfication of the hotel itself key reasons to book. Big with families but equally popular with couples thanks to the adult-leaning art deco interiors.
The Disney Shuttle whisks guests from the hotel to the park every fifteen minutes.
Rooms come decked in bright, pastel colors with art deco elements. With great views over the lush grounds and the South China Sea and one of the most uplifting interiors we’ve seen, just try waking up on the wrong side of the bed here!
YOU SHOULD KNOW Great for families, all rooms can sleep up to four people.
While there is a degree of Disney everywhere you look at the hotel, the interiors are well balanced, never laying it on too thick. Bathrooms have glistening marble vanities and handsome dark wooden fixtures, which tie in nicely with the Mickey Mouse figures dotted around.
Golden age glamour is the signature look in the inviting lobby. Shiny art deco typography and bold turquoise have the feel of a fifties cinema and interior details match Mickey Mouse silhouettes with Tiffany style fixtures.
Do your best Tom Hanks ‘Big’ impression in the piano shaped outdoor pool, complete with keys tiled onto the floor for full effect (no, they don’t make a noise). The pool is open seasonally but throughout the warmer months guests will appreciate its roomy dimensions.
Activities are hosted for children (and adults) throughout the day with anything from art and crafts with Goofy to various Character meetings designed to hammer the fun Disney vibes.
Two main restaurants give guests what they really want, a choice of an international buffet and a la carte Western meets Asian cuisine, all Disney themed of course. If you’ve ever wondered whether Mickey Mouse can cook, Chef Mickey’s is the place to find out.
Adults can enjoy cocktails in the Studio Lounge, where art deco and Disney collide in a cozy, pattern-heavy lounge bar.
Guests are primarily here for the Disneyland Hong Kong resort so the fact that the hotel is over 30 minutes from central Hong Kong by car isn’t a problem. With grounds that take in parts of the park, guests can stroll around the various overlapping elements and appreciate the landscape and views of the bay. Shuttle buses and taxis are the most convenient way to get around, but Disneyland Resort MTR Station has links to the city.
If you tire of the chow at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel then head over to the neighboring Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and sample the restaurants there. Try the Disney dim sum at Crystal Lotus (10-minute walk) or the grand buffet at Enchanted Garden Restaurant (10-minute walk).
Again, the best place to catch a change of scenery is at the other resort hotel. Cocktails at the seasonal Seabreeze Bar (10-minute walk) come with relaxed, poolside views, or if you want to break from Disney, McSorley’s Ale House (18-minute drive) lays on a warm welcome for beer lovers in Discovery Bay.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Harking back to the Disney of the 1950s, the hotel is a hit with adults and children alike. We’re fond of the art deco design and rooms that feel like an extension of the fun of the park itself. Compared to the city itself, the resort is another world, a laidback, serene escape in which Disney rules.