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Feb 20th, 2011, 05:54 AM
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The Intercon is a very nice hotel with really excellent harbour views. On my first visit to Hong Kong in 1986 I stayed there and it was – and remains – a very memorable place. Staying there would certainly add to the enjoyment of a holiday in Hong Kong. My point is that if you intend to make running in the city a big part of your day, then you might be better off on the Hong Kong Island side which would offer easier access to wider variety of runs, as well as offering runs in some greener, less congested areas. You can of course get to any of the runs I have mentioned from a hotel in Kowloon, it will just add travel time.

The construction won't be visible from your hotel room. I can't speak to any noise issues. They are still taking down floors, which may create some noise.
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Nov 15th, 2011, 03:25 PM
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I want to thank you for all your wonderful and patient advice on Hong Kong. We spent an amazing 5 days there (way too short) and stayed at the Bishop Lei in a suite on the upper floors and just loved the locaton and the price was very reasonable. We loved being able to walk to the escalators and the Botanical Gardens too. Thanks for all you do!
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Dec 7th, 2011, 03:41 PM
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Cicerone, I'm bookmarking this for a 2-day visit to HK at the end of the month. What wonderful suggestions and information. And I'm a distance runner too - I'll definitely be studying your routes. We're staying at the Upper House, so maybe I'll have a go at running up the peak!
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Dec 7th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Cicerone- we were just in HK for the first time and loved it. We will definitely use this post for our next trip there. Thank you!
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Dec 8th, 2011, 12:33 AM
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Txtree – I walk to my house (near the Peak) 2-3 times a week from my office which is next to your hotel, so I know the route well. There are several alternatives. A good alternative rather than going all the way up to the Peak would be to go up to Bowen Road, which is flat and pedestrian-only for about 2 miles. (When you see the uphill gradient to the Peak you may rethink the running part; although in the current great temps and low humidity it’s easier now than in July). If you send me an email at [email protected] I can send some directions for various alternatives. The Upper House I believe would also have suggestions. It’s a great hotel. Hopefully you will have some clear days as views are very good from there, esp at sunset looking west over the water and city. If you are here for NY Eve, there are fireworks at midnight from the IFC building to the west, and you should be in a position to have a good view from the hotel, if not from your room then from elsewhere in the hotel.
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Dec 13th, 2011, 04:50 AM
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Thank you, Cicerone. I am looking forward to our visit (and will be grateful for lower temps and humidity since we will have just come from the Philippines).
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