are lots of hotels in Hong Kong especially in tourist areas like
Tsim Sha Tsui
Yau Ma Tei, Mongkok
They vary quite a bit in prices and even have different prices
in different periods - all depending on the demand and supply.
For example, when there are some big conventions or exhibitions
going on in the territory, the prices shoot up.
The expensive real estate in Hong Kong translates to smaller living space, and that includes hotel rooms. I don't know of any japanese-style "capsule hotels" in HK, but some budget hotels certainly don't have room for you to do cartwheels. And since different hotels call their rooms differently (some call their smallest standard size room "deluxe"), it's hard to know really how big they are until you're there. Just remember: you get what you pay for - sometimes even less!
Something else to know is how to interpret the location information about a hotel. The hotel may describe itself as just 30 minutes from
Tsim Sha Tsui downtown by car and 35 minutes by their shuttle bus, but if you tell
the local where you actually stay, to them it might as well be another city because it really takes a good hour or more by public transport.
And the travel time given by the hotel may just be that in no traffic, which does happen in Hong Kong: after midnight and before 7am!
Another way a hotel would 'help' you interpret the location is giving the distance from downtown or the airport. But Hong Kong is so small
that if you need to measure by miles/KM rather than MTR train stops, you can bet on its being
- 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.