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    Hotels in Hong Kong

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    My wife and I are planning a trip to Italy in 2014, we're looking to break the trip each way with a stopover for a few days in Hong kong.

    Wondering if any Coffee Snobs can recommend comfortable reasonably priced hotels? not looking for 4 or 5 star, comfortable and friendly will suffice.

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    Friendly is easy, value is trickier... HK is pretty expensive for anything that you consider a "standard hotel" here.

    A few months ago I stayed in:

    Eaton, Hong Kong380 Nathan Road,
    Jordan, Kowloon,
    Hong Kong

    Nice hotel, friendly and helpful staff, circa $140 a night if you book early enough or get a deal but be warned... you can't swing a cat in the room but if you are only sleeping there after a busy day and night of wandering around then it will be fine. The good thing about Eaton is that it's at the end of Nathan Road which has a lot of shopping and markets (night market, ladies market etc) that you can get to on foot. If you are doing the "shopping thing" this is a pretty good place to stay.

    If you have the budget (double) you can get an amazing room at:

    Langham Place,
    555 Shanghai Street,
    Mongkok, Kowloon,
    Hong Kong

    Stunning hotel, very central to Nathan Road and about a million stories high (okay, slight exaggeration). I stayed there one night on a stop-over a couple of years ago and they upgraded me to a suite up near the top of the building. Spectacular views even from the bath!



    It really depends on which island you want to be on and what you want to do while there but I like Mongkok / Kowloon for the markets and street food.

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    Thanks Andy, exactly the information I was looking for.

    Heather is keen to stay in Kowloon, I suspect one of the two you mention will fill the bill.

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    I agree on the Langham, excellent hotel, very well located and on top of a subway station. (But don't worry, you don't hear the trains)

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    Been a little while Yelta, but the Mira Hong Kong (ex Miramar) always provided excellent rooms / service / food (a little cheaper than the Langham) and opposite the park in Kowlooon. I used to stay there for 10-14 days at a time. Stayed once, and colleagues have stayed a number of times at the Salisbury-YMCA Hotel, which was surprsingly good value at the time. I think they have quite a range of room sizes though. It is also down on the tip of the peninsula.

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    Hi Yelta,
    A few years ago we stayed a week at "Harbour Grand" (5-Star Luxury Hotel Accommodations in Hong Kong Island | Harbour Grand Hong Kong) which we loved and will go back to. Right on waterfront with picture windows looking out on the Harbour. A roof top pool (glass front) that has 360 degree view. It suited us as it was away from the noise and hustle (which you may like however) of HK. They provide a shuttle every 15 min to the train (MTR).
    The food was FANTASTIC - My son was 11 and is ruined forever for travelling as a back packer now - Henry cooked him an omelette and George waffles each day!!! "Morning Zack, what would you like in your omelette today"...
    It is 5 star but from memory by ringing directly we got a reasonable price that included breakfast. We treated ourselves as had just had 14 days in China staying in Chinese 3 star hotels ( read 1 star Australian equivalent)
    We find "trip advisor" very useful especially reviews
    Good luck with your decision
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    Thanks for the helpful replies people, quite a bit of information there to research.

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    You can get an Octopus card and you can use the MRT trains, costs bugger all and it very efficient and quick to go anywhere. Can also get an app on the iphone to make it very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Friendly is easy, value is trickier... HK is pretty expensive for anything that you consider a "standard hotel" here.

    A few months ago I stayed in:

    Eaton, Hong Kong380 Nathan Road,
    Jordan, Kowloon,
    Hong Kong

    Nice hotel, friendly and helpful staff, circa $140 a night if you book early enough or get a deal but be warned... you can't swing a cat in the room but if you are only sleeping there after a busy day and night of wandering around then it will be fine. The good thing about Eaton is that it's at the end of Nathan Road which has a lot of shopping and markets (night market, ladies market etc) that you can get to on foot. If you are doing the "shopping thing" this is a pretty good place to stay.

    If you have the budget (double) you can get an amazing room at:

    Langham Place,
    555 Shanghai Street,
    Mongkok, Kowloon,
    Hong Kong

    Stunning hotel, very central to Nathan Road and about a million stories high (okay, slight exaggeration). I stayed there one night on a stop-over a couple of years ago and they upgraded me to a suite up near the top of the building. Spectacular views even from the bath!



    It really depends on which island you want to be on and what you want to do while there but I like Mongkok / Kowloon for the markets and street food.
    Back in Hong Kong for a few nights, staying at the Langham Place, as Andy commented, very nice hotel.
    Sadly, the good coffee is far behind, about the best available here is from McCafe, am now looking forward to getting back to my trusty Bezzera.

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    There are a few decent places in TST. Crema Cafe is one, although it's a little off the beaten track.

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    I stayed in HK for the Rugby 7s last month at the Marriott on Queensway. There are a couple of good coffee options close by, principally Coffee Academics on Johnston Road in Wan Chai. They do an excellent job on their Slayer and I ate breakfast there every day I was in HK.

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    Perhaps I'm something less than a dedicated Coffee Snob, I won't go far out of my way for a decent brew, if I come across a decent looking cafe in my daily wandering will give it a go, if not I go without.

    By the way we arrived home yesterday, feeling decidedly crap today.

    The trip was a great success.

    However the one negative was the airline we flew with, don't fly Cathay Pacific, have done quite a bit of travel over the years with various airlines, Cathay left more than a little to be desired.



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