Hong Kong or Kowloon

Old Apr 15th, 2007, 12:13 PM
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Hong Kong or Kowloon

I am topping off a trip to China with 3 days in Hong Kong...first time in HK...is it better to stay on Hong Kong Island or Kowloon, or does it really matter?
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Old Apr 15th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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it really does not matter, but personally i prefer kowloon as there always seems more tourist oriented things going on and tons of shopping...
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Old Apr 15th, 2007, 01:15 PM
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Personally, I prefer Kowloon, I love the view across the water to Hong Kong! It really doesn't matter that much as long as you are convenient to the subway.
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Old Apr 15th, 2007, 01:36 PM
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Here is another vote for staying on the Kowloon side. Beautiful views of the Peak and HK skyline at night are definitely a plus.

Also a plus for the shopping,food and especially the absence of a climb everywhere you go as it is not mentioned here much but everywhere you walk on the HK side(especially Central) seems to involve a steep hike up a hill or series of unending stairs.

Aloha!
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Old Apr 15th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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Thanks, everyone, for your input...after I posted my message I went looking through other threads on the subject and seemed to get the impression that the HKI side was the best for a first time visit! I suppose I will just look for the most appealing hotel and surrender to the fact that no matter where we land, I am sure to have a great experience!
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don't know your budget but do not overlook the salisbury YMCA if you are on a moderate budget.. can't beat its location...
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Old Apr 15th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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Doesn't matter. Get the best hotel for your money on the days you want.
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Old Apr 17th, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Thanks everyone--picked the Harbour Plaza--a little out of the way in Kowloon, but according to tripadvisor can't beat the quality for the price...and it seems fairly accessible to all the sights.
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Old Apr 17th, 2007, 09:33 PM
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Good pick rebostar, we chose that one last time were in HK - super view of HK island at night.
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