it comes to harbor
, the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel in Tsim
is in the prime spot. Located right on the water
with the promenade
directly in front, it has completely unobstructed view of the
Kong Island skyline
In addition to the view, since it's in Tsim
Sha Tsui, a popular tourist and shopping area, there's plenty
to see - often within walking distance of 10 or 15 minutes, like
the century old Tsim
Sha Tsui clock tower, the Star
Ferry pier, the Ocean
Terminal, Cultural Center, 1881 Heritage, and the Harbour City shopping mall.
Getting to other popular areas like Mongkok,
Bay is also convenient. It's just a short MTR
(subway) or Star
Ferry ride of at most 20 minutes.
Another bonus of this hotel would be the view of firework display on special occasions like New Year's Eve, Chinese National Day (October 1), and maybe also Chinese New Year (there usually is one on the second night of Chinese New Year). A harbor view room on those nights will get you the premium seat, but of course the bill will also reflect the luxury of not having to battle with the crowds below!
- BEWARE -
But since it is right at the waterfront, beware that during major
holidays like New Year's Eve when there're fireworks over the
harbor, Salisbury road is closed off to automobile traffic and literally
tens of thousands of people gather to watch right around the hotel.
- TIPS -
With so many hotels in Hong Kong, how should you choose? Well,
we can give you a few tips on the location, room size, and view.