city has in the past been notorious for the high prices asked for even
average and simple hotel rooms. (On the other hand, things like public
transport (the ferries, the subway, or the streetcars) have always been
really inexpensive.) This is no longer true; after the Hand-Over to China
prices have dropped to a more normal level.
In general, it is best to choose a hotel that is located near the Star Ferry piers.The waterfront hotels tend to be among the more expensive, unfortunately. Most of them explicitly offer rooms with or without harbour view - harbour view rooms cost about 30% more than a normal room!
But there are also a lot of hotels that are just a five or ten minute walk away from the piers and just as fine the the ones on the waterfront, but considerably more affordable.
If want a more colourful atmosphere, there are also some recommendable hotels in Yau Ma Tei or Mongkok, a busy district with a lot of "Chinese" atmosphere. All the hotels listed by us are at least near an MTR station and getting to the interesting sights is no problem. A little bit more outside are hotels in the New Territories. It is more quiet here, and the city is within easy reach (about 20 minutes train or bus ride).
The hotel areas are (Please see also our Map of Hong Kong):
Central District (Victoria, Hong Kong Island)
The Central District is the business "hub" of the territory, directly opposite Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon on the peninsula. The shopping malls and Victoria Peak are within easy reach. See Sightseeing in Central District. Please find all our hotels in Central District Bay here ...
Wanchai (Hong Kong Island)
Wanchai and Causeway Bay are located east of Central District. The Grand Hyatt and The Excelsior are located directly on the waterfront and most of the other hotels in our list are in walking distance from the Star Ferry piers. Please find all our hotels in Wanchai and Causeway Bay here ...
Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon)
Tsim Sha Tsui is the most southern tip part of Kowloon, the large peninsula opposite Victoria. It is a very popular shopping area. The Regent,The Marco Polo, The Prince, and the Royal Pacific are located on the waterfront and most of the other hotels are within walking distance from the Star Ferry piers. Please find all our hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui here ...
Yau Ma Tei (Kowloon)
Yau Ma Tei is part of Kowloon and located north of Tsim Sha Tsui. Yau Ma Tei has some interesting Chinese temples and a Jade Market. (See Sightseeing in Kowloon) All hotels are located within walking distance from the next MTR (subway) station. Please find all our hotels in Yau ma Tei here ...
Mongkok is a very lively and colourful district of Kowloon. A lot of markets and the Bird Garden are nearby. All the Mongkok hotels that are listed here are located guide within walking distance form the next MTR (subway) station. Please find all our hotels in Mongkok here ...
New Territories (north of Kowloon)
Sha Tin and Tuen Mun are cities in the New Territories. Sha Tin is connected to Kowloon with the KCR (Kowloon-Canton Railway). The Temple of 10.000 Buddhas is located here (See Sightseeing in the New Territories). The Gold Coast Hotel in Tuen Mun offers shuttle bus services to Kowloon. Please find all our hotels in the New Territories here ...
Lantau is the largest island in the territory (larger than Hong Kong Island itself!) Formerly very laid back (the island could only be reached by ferry boat), it became the location of the new airport, Chek Lap Kok, and is now connected to Kowloon with a bridge. Please find our hotels on Lantau Island here ...
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