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Well after a very long 13-hr flight, the whole family has arrived in Hong Kong. We're actually not staying in the downtown core this time. My dad says we're staying in the "Burnaby" of HK. So far I haven't seen much as we just checked in and everyone is freshening up. The flight was uneventful which is a good thing for me, who is terrified of …
We are staying in the New Territories this time, in an area known as Sha Tin. It does not appear to be as popular with tourists. We see few westerners here and we are not being hassled to buy watches all the time.
The hotel is quite comfortable, with good Internet access. It is still raining and especially after our hectic time in mainland …
Today we are in Beijing, but I realized I haven't said too much about Hong Kong, so I thought I'd type out an entry on HK, then I'll get the Beijing entry together over the next few days while we're here.
Our home suite home (when we're not on the road!) for the past 3 weeks has been the Royal Park Hotel in Shatin, Hong Kong. Before we …
I'm sure all of my entries won't be this long, but a lot has happened in the last 48 hours, so I think some detail is in order!
We arrived in Hong Kong last night, after a long long long flight. But, I have to say, if you're going to fly 15 1/2 hours then doing it in business class on United Airlines is a pretty good way to do it. Our …
... here we went back into the city to a night market, loads of stuff but not good quality a lot of the usual tourist tat! Had a wander round for an hour and then back to the coach and to the ship. Tried a few Skype calls with the wifi in the mall at the Ocean Terminal but no one was at home :-( Back in the cabin just after ten for a nightcap and bed, a tiring day with another to come tomorrow. The plan is still to do the Star ferry across to Hong Kong, probably have lunch over ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Park Hotel Hong Kong
The hotel is linked to a shopping centre which has a train stop. Only 15mins to get into HK island. Room was large, comfy and great to relax in. Bathroom was modern and clean. No breakfast included but options in hte shopping centre.
If you read the other reviews you know that it's a little out of the way from downtown Hong Kong. But this can be an asset, since it's quiet and away from the some of the craziness... and it's in a convenient location for eating and shopping. For some days we left the hotel in the morning, took the KCR into Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui) and didn't come back until evening. It's about a 20 minute KCR ride to Kowloon, but the trains are quite frequent and cheap. The hotel itself is helpful and accommodating, though the restaurants aren't the best. But that's not too much of an issue since you have a lot of choices in the attached shopping mall. The hotel has some nice river views and there's some good walking in the adjacent park.... plus the Temple of the 10,000 Buddhas is not to be missed, it's a short, if steep walk from the Royal Park. I'd recommend doing Hong Kong this way if you have several days - if you only have one or two days, stay in Kowloon or other places closer in.
My family and I have just returned from a 10 day stay in HK......this hotel was great! Even better when we requested a switch to a bigger room with a microwave. Like most people have suggested, there are tons of cheap food outlets in the plaza that are attached. If raining, you won't even need an umbrella to get to all sorts of shopping and to the KCR which connects you to the subway system MTR. The KCR actually takes one directly to East Tsim Sha Tsui which is adjacent to the regular TST which is basically a tourist hub. It's a short walk underground, and you can also access the Star ferry which is one ride not to be missed(suggest u go after dark to see the awesome harbour lights). There is free internet on one machine in the Shatin Public Lib. on the 2nd floor, or go to the Pacific Coast coffee lounge on the 6th flr of the plaza.
Nice place, next to shopping and public transportation
The reviews on tripadvisor.com for this hotel were very acurate. I had a lovely time in Shatin. The hotel room was very clean and spacious. The breakfast buffet was a very nice mix of Asian and European foods.The huge shopping mall was very clean and modern with great deals to be found.Pubic transportation was easy to access. The empolyees in the lobby were very courteous and helpful. Overall these reviews made my trip a great success.
I had to be at a congress in Shatin so I booked this hotel which was nearbye. Very good, clean hotel with large comfortable rooms. Good beds. Nice bathroom. I paid about 130 US dollars a night which was very good to my opinion. I had one complaint about this hotel. From six in the morning and from ten to about twelve midnight I heard all my neighbours using the bath and shower which made it difficult to sleep since I'm a light sleeper.
Fantastic location, rather out of the centre of HK
Fantastic value in this hotel. Modern and clean. Comfortable rooms. Great location if you are going to the races at Sha Tin or on business in the area. Otherwise, count on spending a lot of time in the taxi schlepping to and from Kowloon or the Island.
For the price of this hotel, you get a really good deal. Don't try the american breakfast. It is over fried and terrible. The room I stayed in was a superior room and it had a little kitchenette, a larger fridge and a microwave. It is interconnected to a large mall and the Shatin train station so it is quite convenient for staying and then travelling to central HK whenever you want in 20 minutes. I stayed on the 13th floor and had a good view of the river and a park where people came in the morning to do Tai Chi. It was a nice hotel and I would stay there again. Definitely the place for people on a budget. The swimming pool was especially good. Better than the Sheraton (where I also stayed for part of the vacation). No jacuzzi though :-)
The Royal Park is located in Shatin, which is classed as a "satellite town" away from the central areas of Kowloon and Hong Kong, but don't let this put you off a very convenient and well run hotel. The hotel is in the New Territories, so for a start, you will notice the relative tranquility of the area and the lower levels of air, noise and light pollution in the area.
If I ever disappear, this is where you may be able to find me.
I've stayed at this hotel a couple of times on business and it is ideal. The service is excellent. It is located in Sha-Tin which is not a tourist area, but if your business is located in the new territories, this is a good base.