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Hong Kong, China Hotels and City Guide

Hong Kong Hotels and Hong Kong Guide with Hong Kong maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Hong Kong hotels

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InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong  

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

70 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

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InterContinental Hong Kong  

InterContinental Hong Kong

18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Holiday Inn Hong Kong - Golden Mile  

Holiday Inn Hong Kong - Golden Mile

50 Nathan Road ,Tsim Sha Tsui,Kowloon,Hong Kong

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Causeway Bay  

Causeway Bay

33 Sharp St. East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China

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Its name translates literally to mean "fragrant harbor" but Hong Kong has come to be known for much more than that. The British foreign secretary in 1841 was quoted as describing it as nothing but a barren island with a house upon it". Lord Palmerston would no doubt be stunned to see the tremendous changes that have taken place since his visit!

You may have thought that the days of Hong Kong as a top travel destination were long gone but you would be terribly mistaken. The fact is that more than twelve years after changing hands from British to Chinese rule, this little city still packs quite a punch! Whether you prefer the sleek urban beauty of the city skyline or picturesque hiking and birding on any of the many trails throughout the countryside, Hong Kong is full of wonder at each and every turn.

About seven million call Hong Kong home, using only 10 percent of the available 1100 square kilometers on which to live but those numbers don't come close to accounting for the millions of visitors who flood into the city on a regular and ongoing basis to see what the buzz has been about for decades. Thought long held under British rule, now that Hong Kong has returned to the rule of its Motherland, affluent Chinese are seeing it as a desirable vacation destination as well. Still there is no denying the multicultural influences that are at work in this amazing city.

The official title is Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China but don't be misled - Hong Kong is largely self-governing and that's just the way they like it here. Thanks to the "one city, two systems" policy Hong Kong is able to enjoy the autonomy they have cultivate over the years with the exceptions of defense and foreign affairs. It is interesting to note the mix of traditional temples with colonial style buildings and modern architecture in the form of skyscrapers.

One half-joking visitor called it "Hong Kongcrete" after a few hours in the busy city but little did they know they were minutes from a far more rural and sublime landscape with misty mountains and pristine wilderness that offer a welcome retreat from the bustling metropolis and city atmosphere that Hong Kong is quite well known for.

Before you make the trip to Hong Kong for the first time it is highly recommended that you read through this guide as a way of familiarizing yourself with the city, its districts, attractions, shopping, food and nightlife as well as the climate and accommodations that you will no doubt want to be armed with well in advance of your arrival. There is a lot to learn so you don't miss out on all of the wonderful things that Hong Kong has to offer during your stay.


Hong Kong City Facts

Hong Kong Population: 7,182,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
China Population: 1,322,273,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HK$, HKD)
Time Zone: GMT plus eight hours, Eastern Standard Time plus 13 hours and Pacific Standard Time plus 16 hours
Language: Cantonese with English widely spoken


Hong Kong Districts

Hong Kong is located in East Asia just south of the Tropic Of Cancer. A wide natural harbor separates it from the mainland. It is often thought of by Westerners as a single city but there is much more going on here than just that! Each of several areas deserves your attention.

Hong Kong Island

This is where the original British settlement was located. Densely populated to the North with both people and architecture, the majority of Hong Kong's tallest buildings - including the famous skyline - are located on this island. Hong Kong Island is also where the best shopping, night life and center of government are located, not to mention this being the financial hub of Hong Kong.

The southern portion of Hong Kong island is far less populated and retains a much more relaxed and calm atmosphere where the most wealthy in the area have their luxurious homes and getaways. Hong Kong island is by far the most western of the islands here.

Kowloon

Pushing its way southward toward Hong Kong island from the continent of Asia is Kowloon. The name means literally "nine dragons", likely named for the hills that are now obscured by high rises. It is the most heavily populated part of Hong Kong and at one time was even known for being the most heavily populated area in the world. The center of Kowloon is most probably Nathan Road, packed tightly with shopping and accommodations, neon lights and non-stop people.

The New Territories

So named by the British who leased Hong Kong from the Chinese in 1898, the New Territories consist of industry, parks and small villages and farms. The New Territories are largely rural but in some cases have as many people there as some cities. This is a welcome escape from the urban areas of Hong Kong, especially for those who want a greener environment.

Outlying Islands

A total of 234 additional islands complete the entirety that is Hong Kong but don't be mistaken that these are all tiny and pointless locations. Lantau is one of these islands and it is twice the size of Hong Kong Island.





Hotels in Hong Kong, China

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

70 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Description The InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong Hotel is nestled in the heart of lively Tsimshatsui East, commercial and entertainment hub of Hong Kong. Located just a 40 minute taxi ride from Hong Kong International Airport and close to many...




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InterContinental Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong

18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel is among the internationally acclaimed best hotels for business or leisure travellers to enjoy. Located in the unique Kowloon waterfront, InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel features a variety of hotel services and facilities of unsurpassed...




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Holiday Inn Hong Kong - Golden Mile

Holiday Inn Hong Kong - Golden Mile

50 Nathan Road ,Tsim Sha Tsui,Kowloon,Hong Kong

Ideally located in Kowloon's bustling city centre, the dynamic Holiday Inn Hong Kong Golden Mile Hotel is a haven of quiet and charm. Just a couple...




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Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay

33 Sharp St. East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China

Hotel DescriptionWelcome to Express by Holiday Inn Causeway Bay Hong Kong. The hotel is strategically located in the heart of Causeway Bay next to Times Square and Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station. It is surrounded by commercial buildings, shops, restaurants...




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Conrad Hong Kong

Conrad Hong Kong

Pacific Place 88 Queensway Hong Kong

Rising gracefully into the Hong Kong skies, the Conrad Hong Kong hotel is conveniently located within Hong Kong’s central business district. Towering above Hong Kong’s most exclusive... more
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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel is Hyatt International's flagship property. Situated among the best hotels in the world and offering magnificent views of Hong Kong Victoria Harbour, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel provides easy access to the thriving Hong... more
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Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees

Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees

199 Kowloon City Road Tokwawan Kowloon Hong Kong

The Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees features 702 tastefully designed guestrooms and suites including 104 suites. One large banquet room divisible to 9 meeting rooms with over 4,500-square-feet of space equipped with multi-functional room lighting... more
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JW Marriott Hong Kong

JW Marriott Hong Kong

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

The JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong is the Marriott's flagship hotel in the Asia-Pacifi region, an award-winning hotel located in the heart of Hong Kong's city center that offers magnificent views of Victoria Harbor and The Peak. Adjacent to a world class,... more
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Langham Place Hotel Mongkok

Langham Place Hotel Mongkok

555 Shanghai Street Mongkok Kowloon, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Built to mix business and pleasure, the brand new 5-star Langham Place Hotel Hong Kong offers fantastic views across Hong Kong.Hong Kong is as fascinating and thriving as ever; with increasingly new opportunities coming up on the mainland.Luxuriously... more
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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

5 Connaught Road Hong Kong, China

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The Excelsior Hong Kong

The Excelsior Hong Kong

281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay

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The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong

Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR

The Peninsula Hong Kong has long been hailed as one of the finest hotels in the world. Created 75 years ago in the glamorous 1920s, the legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East" continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best of Eastern and... more
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Le Meridien Cyberport

Le Meridien Cyberport

100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Le Meridien Cyberport is located in Cyberport complex - a unique architecturally dynamic information technology and digital city that combines intelligent offices, conference and entertainment spaces nestled in greenery by the blue waters of Telegraph Bay. Le Méridien... more
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Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Harbour City Kowloon Hong Kong

The Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel is centrally situated among an abundance of shopping, entertainment and business in the district of Tsimshatsui. With easy access to Hong Kong International Airport via the Airport Express train, the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel provides... more
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Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

51 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, 0 HONG KONG

Hotel Introduction Novotel Citygate Hong Kong is located in the centre of Tung Chung, only 5 minutes drive from the airport, or 30 minutes from the city centre. The hotel features 440 rooms, with four executive floors, two restaurants, a lobby... more
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Prince, Hong Kong

Prince, Hong Kong

Harbour City,Kowloon,Hong Kong

The Marco Polo Prince Hong Kong Hotel is located in Harbour City, neighbouring Kowloon's bustling waterfront. Well served by all major transportation systems of the city, The Marco Polo Prince Hong Kong Hotel conveniently situated just 35 minutes from Hong Kong International... more
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The Park Lane

The Park Lane

310 Gloucester Road Hong Kong SAR People's Republic of China

Enjoy affordable luxury in one of the world's most vibrant cities. The only hotel in Hong Kong to overlook the famous, glittering harbour and Victoria Park, The Park Lane offers unrivalled views. Great restaurants and bars allow you to indulge in modern international cuisine... more
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Gateway, Hong Kong

Gateway, Hong Kong

Harbour City,Kowloon,Hong Kong

Description The Marco Polo Gateway Hong Kong Hotel is located overlooking Victoria Harbour... more
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