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Posted by sarah6969pink on 12/1/2014 at 14:28

Hi All,
I wondered if anyone can help.
I'm visiting Hong Kong for the first time in April for my honeymoon for 4 nights.
We've seen a few hotels that we like (and can afford!) but we're unsure if we're best staying in a central location or on Kowloon?
Can anyone advise?

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Posted by worldaroundthe on 27/1/2014 at 00:16

I guess if you can afford both places then living on Hong Kong island would be preferable. Usually you get a lot less hotel there for your money than you would in Kowloon. For Kowloon the important part is where in Kowloon. TST, right opposite of Kong Kong Island is just as central as Hong Kong island itself - but there are some parts of Kowloon that are further out. However, the most important thing is that you are close to a subway stop. Wherever you will stay you will be taking the subway a lot to get around.

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Posted by sarah6969pink on 30/1/2014 at 15:28

Thanks that's really helpful :)

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Posted by michien on 26/1/2015 at 22:13

We will be in Hong Kong with 3 kids, spending a day on Lanna island a day at either Ocean World or Disneyland and another day in the city going to the peak, shopping, plus looking maybe 1 night at the races. We have decided to get an apartment through Airbnb and obviously the places heading to Mongkok are cheaper, but will this be OK to stay in for a few days or will we end up spending time travelling to and fro?

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Posted by antoniamitchell on 24/2/2015 at 13:07

Hi Michien,
Sorry this reply is rather late (just saw your post).
HK is so small that you can get around it quickly on the metro, and as you'll have a three year old with you, you'd probably be relying on the metro anyway (as a single person, I like staying in central HK island so I can walk most places, but do you find it easy to walk for any distance on crowded pavements/sidewalks with a small child? probably not). So as long as the flat you rent is close to a metro stop, you should be fine.
Enjoy your trip!

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Posted by michien on 1/3/2015 at 22:39

Thanks for the advice

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