From bathrooms with lounges that dispense candy to comfortable restrooms with great designs, these are our favourites
We’ve all been there. After a morning coffee at your favourite cafes, accidentally binge-drinking local craft beers or some happy hour cocktails, you desperately need a restroom on the way home. No need to sweat, we’ve found the best public toilets in Hong Kong – they’re clean, modern and sanitary, and some of them even give you candy!
Best public toilets in Hong Kong
The Elements mall in West Kowloon has one of the largest and most spacious public toilets in Hong Kong. The restrooms are both bright and clean, and even have a lounge area to get ready in and freshen up in. Find free Mentos candies in the lounge too – talk about customer service! These are without a doubt some of the best public toilets in Hong Kong.
Elements, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2735 5234, 九龍尖沙咀柯士甸道西一號
Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Pacific Place is a shopping mall located in Admiralty that houses many high-end designer brands in stylish and spacious surroundings. In keeping with such luscious surroundings, on the ground floor in the beauty gallery, you will find the public restroom, where the design resembles a futuristic space station, and is modern, white, simple and clean. Each toilet cubicle is incredibly private, as every stall door reaches the ceiling, and every sink, has a brown pipe next to it that is a sensor-activated water tap – fancy!
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2844 8988,香港香港島金鐘金鐘道88號
The IFC Mall has multiple bathrooms, and the design of the restrooms feature grey marble patterned walls and white sinks and toilets, brightly lit by white lights. Though the public toilets in the IFC Mall tend to get quite crowded on weekdays and weekends, they remain incredibly clean and sanitary, and are some of the best public toilets in Hong Kong.
IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2295 3308, 中環金融街8號國際金融中心商場
There are no signs to the public bathroom at The Landmark, but if you need a peaceful spot to fix your makeup, then this is the place for you. While the queues can be pretty crazy on the weekend, head to the second floor of the shopping building, and in the corner of the mall, there is a huge restroom. The public toilets here have a vintage hotel bathroom design, and the stalls are very private as each door reaches the ceiling. Also, if you head down to the basement, there’s a mini version in the men’s section.
The Landmark, Queen’s, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2500 0555,中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場
【️ 茅室 Garden Restroom 】 茅室是我們為尖沙咀梳士巴利花園設計的公廁。半透明的磨砂玻璃從地下延伸至屋頂，把四周的自然環境帶進茅室。白天， 室內清明透徹，讓大家可以安心地歇腳；夜裡，它默然佇立，是陪伴旅人趕路的一盞燈。屋頂是傾側的，我們借用了周遭建築的設計語言，用木條刻畫茅室的細紋，豐富了花園的視覺效果和空間體驗。 茅室的入口開敞明亮， 如廁空間卻很隱密。我們用連綿起伏的牆來規劃室內的空間， 同時把燈，喇叭和抽風機等設備隱藏起來。室內還有大自然潺潺的流水聲，讓大家能輕鬆自在地方便 。Garden Restroom is a public lavatory we designed for the Salisbury Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui. The translucent facade rolls up to the roof, bringing natural sunlight to the interior; at night, the architecture lights up like a lantern in the dark. Borrowing the architectural language of adjacent buildings, we use timber fins to create a diagonal pitched roof, providing a dynamic spatial experience for visitors while creating a visual surprise for those standing from afar. Inside the lavatory, we construct a curvilinear wall to create enclosure with a sense of privacy, while concealing light bulbs, speakers, and exhaust fans underneath. Garden Restroom plays the sound of flowing water, users can enjoy a moment of privacy with comfort and ease./A project by Leisure & Cultural Services Department . HKSARG & New World Development Limited Our great pleasure to make this happen with Jeff, Angel, Edwin, Gemma, Daniel, TommyDesign Architect: LAAB ArchitectsSherry Fung . Otto Ng . Yin Lih . Hang Yip . Gordon Yuen with the support from Anderson Chan . Hon Chan . Catherine Cheng . Minjung Kim . Kelvin Lam . Janis Poon . Alfred Pun . Charlie Wong . Yam Kin MingCollaborators:Authorized Person: Ronald Lu & PartnersDesign Landscape Architect: James Corner Field OperationsExecutive Landscape Architect: Urbis LimitedExterior Lighting Designer: Speirs + Major Exterior Signage Designer: PentagramFacade & Structural Engineer: ArupFacade & Structural Contractor: ICGLInterior Contractor: YearfullInterior Lighting Designer: Lightswitch Managing Contractor: New World ConstructionMEP Engineer: WSPSustainability Consultant: Arup SustainabilityStarring:Jeff Tung . Aelita Chan . Ivan Chan (Special thanks to Calvin !)Video Production:DCinematic 滴 骰 映 画
Posted by LAAB Architects on Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Looking for a public toilet in Hong Kong with indoor/outdoor flow? This amazingly designed bathroom from LAAB Architects in Salisbury Garden, TST features plenty of natural lighting, and dark brown timber that create the ultimate fancy washroom. Surrounded by trees and plants on the outside, this beautifully designed public toilet is definitely one of the best in Hong Kong when it comes to architecture.
Salisbury Garden, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Want to feel like a movie star even in the bathroom? Located in Mira Place near Knutsford Terrace, this movie-themed bathroom has an actual dressing room to do your hair and makeup (you heard us!). Live the high life here and spend every necessary moment you need touching up and dolling up. Another good reason to stop by this public toilet is that not many people know about it too.
Mira Place, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2730 5300
Located inside PMQ, Sheung Wan, these clean toilets have a lot of natural light that comes in through the tinted windows. Each cubicle is wide, offering plenty of space, and they tend to be rarely used by the public, which means discretion is guaranteed! We also love the concrete interior vibe and it’s simple white design.
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, p. 2870 2335, 環鴨巴甸街35號
Unbeknownst to many of the public, there is a bathroom in LHT directly beside the LGB Cafe on the first floor. Just ask the concierge for a key, and head into the restroom. The bathroom stalls are limited, and can maximum hold three people at a time, but these toilets are incredibly clean, hardly used and private.
LHT Tower, 31-31A Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 中環皇后大道中31號陸海通大廈