I'm new to this forum, so thanks in advance for any advice!
I am considering a trip to Hong Kong over Christmas, to include New Years Eve and the prices on Marriott properties vary greatly compared to Chinese owned ones. Any advice on where to stay in Kowloon or HKI? Am I looking too soon?
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I found a thread on Hong Kong that you may find helpful:
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I LOVE Hong Kong. I have not stayed in a Marriott property there...yet but did want to give you some advice in case you are not familiar with HK. The subway is most excellent and easy to navigate including the train from the airport to Kowloon. What I have found is you may look for a hotel further away from the center as the rooms tend to be larger and less expensive but less expensive...the key is to find a hotel that is 1-3 blocks from the subway. INSERT JEALOUSY!
One other thing to keep in mind as well. Cabs are very cheap from the subway terminals so even if you find a good rate at a nice property the cab is cheap but they rarely speak english. So I get a local map AND the hotel business card as they will have the name and address in Chinese which makes it much easier to sit back and enjoy the ride instead of worrying about effectively translating your message. The subways are in both languages as well so no worries about knowing where you are.