June 12, 2009

Hong Kong

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Compact, dense and vertical, Hong Kong can be an overwhelming and frustrating city to spend time in if you are not prepared for the sheer number of people who cram into such a small space. On top of that, although this city is renowned as a shopping hotspot, it is apparently only a shopper’s paradise if you have a big expense account. So are there cheap hotels in Hong Kong if it seems to cater to people with bigger budgets? Yes, there are.

Hong Kong has, in fact, accommodation options in every price range, including some of the divey-ist hostels you can imagine. But between those and the high-end hotels there are plenty of budget hotels in Hong Kong to choose from. Also, if you want to splurge just a little, a four-star hotel in Hong Kong probably will not cost as much as a four-star hotel in other major cities. Do note that unless you are prepared to spend more on your hotel room, you are likely to find a much smaller room than you would find in the same price range elsewhere in the world.

Most of the high-end hotels tend to be clustered on Hong Kong Island, so for cheap hotels in Hong Kong you are better off checking in the Kowloon neighborhood and the New Territories. Kowloon is also home to those divey hostels, so be careful you are booking a mid-range hotel and not one of those hostels. Thanks to Hong Kong’s fantastic public transportation, no matter where you book your hotel you should be able to get just about anywhere else easily and quickly.

Some of the cheap hotels in Hong Kong you might want to consider are Hotel Ibis North Point (on Hong Kong Island, 275 rooms, WiFi available, on-site restaurant, laundry service), Novotel Century Hong Kong (on Hong Kong Island, 511 rooms, outdoor pool, internet access, airport shuttle, fitness center, on-site restaurant & bar), Hotel Benito (in Kowloon, boutique hotel, airport shuttle, laundry service, free internet access), Regal Kowloon Hotel (in Kowloon, 600 rooms, airport shuttle, fitness center, on-site coffee and pastry shop, laundry service, internet access), and Panda Hotel (in the New Territories, 1,026 rooms, outdoor pool, fitness center, on-site restaurants and bar).

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