I'll be finishing off my China trip with a few days in Hong Kong. Can anyone tell me the best area to stay in in terms of safety and convenience for sightseeing? From the maps, it looked like the Central district close to the Peak and museums, but I read somewhere that Kowloon is more suited to tourists. I'm not usually one for tourist areas, but being on my tod, I just want to stay in a relatively safe area. Also, any good hotels that are not too cheap or too expensive? And lastly, (sorry!), any tips/advice?
all HK is pretty safe - Kowloon is cheaper and has several museums.
don't miss double decker tram for $HK1 from one end to the other
i recommend staying in kowloon, at a place near the harbor. i think that the YMCA in tsim sha tsui is a mid-range hotel and has a good central location. most areas to stay on the island will be considerably more expensive. from tsim sha tsui you can take a ferry, train, or bus over to the island, though there are plenty of museums and tourist areas on the mainland as well.
i recommend getting lost and trying the local cuisine at a hole in the wall establishment.
Thank you both v much for your help. I have now booked the Stanford Hillview Hotel, and will definitely try out the local cuisine.
I'm a HK gal, when you come here, just contact me~
I may give you some 'non-professional' travel information,
or might show you around~
email me: -snip-
[ Edit: sorry, no emails in the forum please. ]