For budget accommodation in Hong Kong that’s away from the noise and the crowd, Dorsett Far East Hotel is a top choice. Located in Tsuen Wan, it is near shopping malls, restaurants, and supermarkets which offer lower prices compared to those in the city centre. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly, ensuring a pleasant stay. Room amenities are basic, and include air conditioning, LCD TVs, and Wi-Fi.
Also in Tsuen Wan, The Panda Hotel is easy to find; just look for the building with a huge LED screen along its side displaying these loveable animals. This low-cost lodging aims to be “a home away from home,” and manages to do so with its affable staff and refurbished rooms. It has an outdoor swimming pool and a gym, while on the lower floors, a shopping area – Panda Place – is located.
In the more traditional part of Hong Kong is Island Pacific Hotel, a stylish choice at a low price. Customers rave about the view from the rooms’ glass facade, which includes the harbour and Victoria Peak. IPod docking stations, marble bathtubs, and international TV channels are some of the luxuries provided. The Hong Kong hotel has a pool, a gym, and a bar named The Bar, where one can have a glass of wine while enjoying the live musical performances nightly. The IP Café has all-day buffets, featuring both Eastern and Western dishes.
Home to “the longest outdoor swimming pool in South East Asia,” Rambler Oasis Hotel is a chic, yet inexpensive option in Kowloon. With panoramas of the Rambler Channel, guests can lounge in the peaceful Senses Garden after having their fill of sightseeing. Themes such as The Aquarium of Color, The Garden of Scent, and The Place of Family Creativity make Hong Kong the place for a spiritual retreat.