Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
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HONG KONG HOTEL - MELB CUP WEEKEND
Hello, made plans for Hong Kong and after good price hotel? Seems the 5 star cheaper hotels are more out of the way. Partner is gluten intolerant so western buffet may be better solution for food selection. I came across TUVE hotel and wondered if anyone had stayed there or any new hotels including boutique style that have opened recently? Purpose of the trip is is a birthday present and looking for room rate around $230AU. Been on tripadvisor and mixed comments eg: too far from public transport, buffet too $$$, child knawed room furniture..
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 Sep 2013
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There is of course the YWCA about 200m from the Kowloon ferry terminal, and is in your price range. It has a western menu, as well as the best seafood buffet in town from memory every Wednesday on one of the middle floors - booking is a must as the locals flock there.
Member since 28 Aug 2014
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It seems we will both be in Hong Kong on the same weekend! :-)
Have you considered AirBNB? (Hear me out!) Many who haven't used the AirBNB service before find the idea intimidating, however in Hong Kong the selection is vast and the value (compared to the hotel market there) is absolutely first-rate... my first choice for personal travel in Honkers.
HK is very densely populated, and a relatively expensive city to visit. For AUD 230, expect a shoebox hotel room in a three to four star hotel. On AirBNB, you can expect larger space and greater variety of locations.
Generally on work trips I've stayed at hotels ranging in price from $200 p/n (mediocre) to $500 p/n (quite good), but the rooms are disappointingly claustrophobic for Australians who are used to larger spaces. On personal trips, I like to stay with AirBNB for the much better space.
The trade-off in using AirBNB is having to procure your own meals, which you've mentioned is important to you.(H.K. is a truly "international" city, with every conceivable cuisine; with a little homework, you should find it easy to research local Western eateries.) Another trade-off is no housekeeping or concierge, which is unimportant to me but may be a deal-breaker for some!
Out of curiousity, what flights are you on?
Jay, flying SQ, When they sold the $637 airfare sale in March.
forgot to add to try one of the suites if available, they're not that much more expensive.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 23 Jul 2014
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IIs this your first time to Hong Kong?
I think this is important because it may influence what you want to do.
My husband and I love Langham Place at Mongkok for a myriad of reasons. It is a fantastic hotel, is right in the middle of the city (next to the Ladies Market) is connected to the Mongkok MTR by a covered walkway. It is also connected to a multi story shopping centre.
If your budget allows, you could also upgrade to the Club Floor. This has a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner included. As well as all drinks...
Otherwise, the Harbour Grand hotels (Kowloon and HK) are both great, just a little further away.
In saying that, I just read that HK's metro is operating on a 99% reliability. Their public transport is phenomenonal.
I hope that helps!
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