Member since 26 May 2012
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Staying in Hong Kong for several nights in July. Any great hotel suggestions? Looking for a very nice place but naturally not too exxy. Cheers
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Member since 17 Aug 2012
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Do you have a preference for area? (Island, Kowloon...?)
Either the Island or Kowloon. Most likely Kowloon. Ideally a hotel with a view of the business district.
Member since 10 May 2011
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The Renaissance or Sheraton on Kowloon have rooms with views, the Intercontinental as well but likely to be expensive (just like the Peninsula). You could chekc out the W hotel, which is conveniently located above the airport express station and also offers rooms with views. For all of them go that the cheapest categories normally do not have views, so you would need to ensure when booking that it has a harbourview.
Member since 24 Apr 2013
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I like the Wan Chai area / Causeway Bay. Medium budget but still excellent rooms, I don't think you can beat the Cosmopolitan. If you're looking for upmarket and swish, I would go with the Shangri-La or the Mandarin Oriental, but they are closer to Admiralty. Enjoy HK!
All depending what your budget is and where you want to stay, ut some suggestions:
Kowloon side: Try to find a deal with the Langham Place in Mongkok. It is in the Kowloon area, so very bustling, nightmarkets around the corner, good stroll on Nathan Road towards the bay and star ferry or alternatively take the MTR to HKG Island. Since the hotel is a bit out of the way (not right near the water on Kowloon side) they generally have great deals (also for Clubrooms) and the property is fairly new and rooms are modern and very posh. Alternatively check out the Holiday Inn Goldenmile, which is located on Nathan Road as well and has decent rooms, very affordable and closer to the bay. options on Kowloon are the hotel "Icon", which is run by the hotel management school I believe (very trendy and affordable) or "the Mira". Lastly check out "The Lux Manor", I think the cheapest of the bunch and very trendy (might not be to everybodies liking) in Tsim Sha Tsui.
HKG Island side: If you prefer HKG Island side i would try booking a boutique place in Lan Kwai Fong, although generally more pricey. Options include the hotel "LKF" or a bit further down in Sheung Wang the "Jervois". Most hotels on the Island are more expensive than Kowloon side as this is where most business are located.
Have a great stay!
Member since 17 May 2011
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qffler, I couldn't give a higher recomendation than the W Hotel, Kowloon.
It's a fantastic hotel, with exceptional staff. The hotel itself is a very new build, located right on top of Elements shopping complex. Its just around the corner from Nathan Road, and the older section of Kowloon where you'll find the Sheraton and Peninsula Hotels. In terms of transport, its right on top of the Airport Express train station (you can even check in for your fight in the station), as well as a cheap cab ride through the Western Harbour crossing tunnel onto Hong Kong Island.
The rooms are spacious, with an interesting view from all angles. The breakfast bar is exceptional, with a chef's table style area, and individual tables with food cooked to order.
Go for the W!
Member since 18 Jan 2012
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The Upperhouse. Fantastic!
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Member since 23 May 2012
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I agree, if you're impressed with any Virgin airline lounge (Virgin Australia, Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic, in particular) you would love the Upper House.
Whenever I stay for a while in Hong Kong, one of my favourite cities, I like to book a room at the very top of Four Seasons Hotel. It has a fantastic view of the city and harbour, just like the Peak but in your very own apartment. Some rooms also allow you to access the lounge which is convinient for business meetings with clients.
I would also recommend trying The Upper House if you're more into style and design like me. It is situated in the middle of Central with easy access to Hong Kong's MTR and Ferries. I hope you have a wonderful time in Hong Kong!
You might want to take a read AusBT's guide about Hong Kong's Octopus Card. It is a convinient smartcard, similar to the Opal in Sydney, Myki in Melbourne and Oyster in London, that let's you skip the queues and travel around Hong Kong easily.
Member since 28 Nov 2012
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Hotel LKF by Rhombus on the Island has huge and stylish rooms for HK but it's right in party town. Great hotel would definately stay there again
Member since 24 Oct 2010
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Upper House is of course great but expensive. One of my regular bolt-holes in HK is The Lux Manor, because I spend enough time in the big-box big-brand hotels that I like little funky bourique ones. Luxe has good prices and a great location in the middle of TST, although that's not for everybody. Another is Langham Place, which is at Mongkok, more upmarket but you can get some good deals on its rooms.
Member since 11 Mar 2012
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Not sure what you consider "exxy" but for great value and location in Kowloon it is difficult to go past The Salisbury.
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