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Hotel recommendation in HK

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by wunderbar, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. wunderbar

    wunderbar Regular Member

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    Hi all,
    Will be travelling to HK for a month and would like to know if any fellow members on suggestion for hotel acommodations? Currently thinking about the following three:

    1. Dorsett Olympic Hotel
    http://hongkonghotel.dorsettolympic.com.hk/
    -Close to shopping, MTR, more central, etc.

    2. Rambler Hotel
    http://www.ramblerhotels.com/garden/eng/promotion.html
    -Looks more chic and new..hee. But also longer transportation as its not close to MTR.

    3. Metro park Hotel
    http://hongkonghotel.metroparkhotelkowloon.com/index.php
    -convenient shuttle service, looks OK.

    Each have their own advantages but sometimes what is shown is not what you end up seeing in person. If anyone has personal opinions or really bad experience, I'd like to know before deciding. I've read reviews but still undecided.
     
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    taneepak Regular Member

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    Above 1 and 2 are a bit far from the heart of Kowloon, the Mongkok area. The Metropark hotel was renamed from the Metropole hotel, which was ground zero for the 2003 SARS outbreak. However, it is safe now.
     
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    Try this one: Mandarian Oriental :p:D:D
     
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    Lol... I know you will bring up my old thread. ;) Again, thanks everyone who give me great recommendation when I was planning my trip. :)

    I finally booked my hotels (HK and TW) from http://www.hotelclub.net/, which gave me a great rate. You can filter through the choices, and see which choice fits your need ($$$, location, services, etc)

    The one I used in HK is "EverGreen", which is a cheap but nice small hotel, locates in "Yaumatai / Jordan" (Kowloon island). It's about 5 min walkign from MRT (Jordan station), and 20 yards from "Temple street", which is known as it's night market. It's very easy to go everywhere to HK island and Kowloon island. If you are looking for something very affordable, and decent, it's a great choice. ;)
     
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    www.asiatravel.com
    www.asiarooms.com

    www.tripadvisor.com

    I've used both asiatravel and asiarooms, they are ok. Tripadvisor is a fantastic site and their forums are quite informative. I use it frequently to plan for my next holiday.

    I liked the YMCA on Salisbury road. When I was there it was quite reasonable and near the TST MTR. It was also near to another hotel for the free airport shuttle to Kowloon station for the Airport Express train.

    HK so easy to travel and convenient to everything. HK is good !!!
     
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    It's all good..

    ..yeah, might as well recommend wunderbar to your thread..Besides, from your review and pleasant memories, i'm sure the suggestions in that thread were pretty good..I mean, we don't want to mislead our friend here, would we??..;) :cool:
     
  8. wunderbar

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    Thanks for the response. Think we'll just wing it and pick a place based on some of the pics from tripadvisor.com I'll let you guys know how it ends up and post some pics .. good or bad..:D Mandarin Oriental?...hee..I could afford that :rolleyes: but not when I can get a bag of new racquets instead.
     
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    The Mandarin Oriental is more of a up market hotel for businessmen. It is a bit conservative and is not suitable for tourists out for a good time. The Chinese restaurant Man Wah is one of the best in Hong Kong. Many of the service staff there are far from flowers and roses although they are efficient. To this day I still do not understand how it has been rated as one of the best in the world.
     
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    I was joking with others :D. I wouldn't go into The Mandarian Oriental unless I have the minimum of formal business attire.

    For flowers and roses look no further than across the border. Food and service (be it extra ;)) at a reasonable price :D.

     
  11. wunderbar

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    Alright guys, I've narrowed my search down to TWO.

    1) Royal Plaza Hotel in Kowloon
    2) Harbour Plaza Metropolis in HungHom

    (1) seems very convenient for shopping
    (2) provides better view and quieter I believe, maybe a little more modern decor

    Alright for the fellow travellers and locals that have been there. Anyone have opinion on one better than the other? Can't wait to go, two weeks left:D
     
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    just don't stay at dorsett seaview. the hotel is very old and run down.

    i stayed at Rosedale before and it is very new. I guess it is a 3 star hotel but with 4 star facilities and cleanliness.

    eaton hotel is also not bad.
     

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