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Old 08-04-2007, 07:19 PM   #1246
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hi $704 is after taxes and it is only 4days 3 nights, so is it too expensive?
I m travelling during the June holidays.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:05 PM   #1247
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After taxes. Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Hotel transfer is included in the package. Going with gf.
Yung Kee Resturant is in Central. you may want to book in advance and if not you can go to revoler 360 resturant!!
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:06 PM   #1248
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hi $704 is after taxes and it is only 4days 3 nights, so is it too expensive?
I m travelling during the June holidays.
S$704 is way too expansive. Maybe i can help you to plan a bit. Pm me we can discuss by PM
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:23 AM   #1249
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ggspot the boutique hostel u mentioned at studio
beside them got any good food like cheap one i thinik got the famous one?
i forgot the name
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:17 AM   #1250
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hi $704 is after taxes and it is only 4days 3 nights, so is it too expensive?
I m travelling during the June holidays.
ggspot may feel it is expensive because he is comparing it to a hostel.

here's my take:
It's a fair deal. HK hotels are NOT CHEAP. I've paid much more than you do for Majestic hotel (surcharge upon surcharge) because of a major exhibition in HK as well as a fair in Canton. (Paid the equivalent of a 4-5* hotel room rate - ?$0.9k for 3D2N).

Also don't forget, you're staying over a weekend when room rates are a little higher.

Someone mentioned that the Majestic is very comfortable. It is NOT.
It is functional but not luxurious as you would expect from a 3 star hotel.
It has a gym (if you can call a threadmill & a stationary cycle in a hotel room a gym).

But it is still better than the hostel in ggspot recommendations.
You do not need to sleep pushed against the wall.
There is more room.
You get a bath, instead of having to stand to shower by the WC.

It is really up to you to decide your level of desired comfort while on holiday - some like to rough it up, some like to live like a king. Then, you will of course, then get what you paid for.

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Old 09-04-2007, 09:46 AM   #1251
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neojo4 you can use the 3 day tourist pass of the Octopus Card?
how much does the 3 day tourist pass cost?
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:55 AM   #1252
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thanks lowjk,
because when I asked around,
most people only pay 500-600+ for the 4 day 3 night trip, and some even paid only 600+ for a 5 day 4 night with free tickets to this and that and mine is none...only have hotel transfers, not even breakfasts,
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:09 AM   #1253
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thanks lowjk,
because when I asked around,
most people only pay 500-600+ for the 4 day 3 night trip, and some even paid only 600+ for a 5 day 4 night with free tickets to this and that and mine is none...only have hotel transfers, not even breakfasts,
I've never had complimentary b/f in hk, not that I want it anyway. HK food is too good to waste on a hotel continental b/f.

You must compare like with like, if your friends are going to hk on a Monday to Thursday, it'll be cheaper. If they are staying in a cheaper hotel, it'll be cheaper. Don't forget, stay at Majestic is equal to staying at Orchard Road (even if it is a 3* hotel). Also those who are going for 5D4N might be flying Jetstar, whereas you are flying CX (which gives one of the best service I must add; I was so happy with their service, I've even written in to the managment to compliment the staff).

It is quite impossible to go HK for 5D4N, stay in a 3* hotel and fly CX for $600+ only.

It's okay to pay a little more if you are there to enjoy yourself; imagine making love to your gf/wife and htting the wall because the bed to pushed to the wall because of space constraints.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:17 PM   #1254
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oic, then i think i m much assured....cos' i booked from an agency..just want to know if i am overcharged.
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:08 PM   #1255
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oic, then i think i m much assured....cos' i booked from an agency..just want to know if i am overcharged.
It depends on what you want. I paid slightly over $1k in hotel fees alon to stay at HK Disneyland for 3D2N. Overcharged? Hardly. It was the best vacation of my life.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:24 PM   #1256
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ggspot the boutique hostel u mentioned at studio
beside them got any good food like cheap one i thinik got the famous one?
i forgot the name
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Lifestyle & Food: Places near or around the apartment, 6 x newstand, 1 x 7/Eleven, 6 x Cha Chang Ting (1 x 24/7 Bigfoot Cha Chang Ting), 1 x Wan Chai Police Station, 2 x Money Changer, 4 x Laundry Shop, 1 x Mahjong Shop, 1 x Mcdonalds at CC Wu Building, 298 Wan Chai Computer Center, Wan Chai Computer Center at Wan Chai MTR, 1 x Ajisen Ramen, All the Banks in Hong Kong along Hennessy Road.

Do you mean tai ka ler? 許留山?
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Yee Shun Milk Company
pker88 may i know which one did you refer to?

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Old 09-04-2007, 05:31 PM   #1257
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ggspot may feel it is expensive because he is comparing it to a hostel.
I had to agree with lowjk, Hotels in Hong Kong are expansive. But i am compare the benchmark of the Average Hong Kong 3* Hotels to the BoutiqueS Apartments.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:40 PM   #1258
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how much does the 3 day tourist pass cost?
Hong Kong MTR Fares Can be found at the link below.
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/train/ae_ticket.htm

You can buy then online before you reach the airport.
https://www.paydollar.com/b2c2/AELCo...lshop&lang=eng
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:25 PM   #1259
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I'm going HKG this weekend, for 1 of the days, I'm thinking of popping by City Gate, followed by Disney (we don't think we'll use the whole day, cos limited time available). Are there lockers for us to hold the barang barang we buy from City Gate?
Cos I'm staying at qq's suggested apartment, don't want to spend too much time travelling to and fro, and City Gate and Disney are pretty near each other.

Experienced folks, kindly advise, tks ya!
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #1260
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lightfinger, There will be no lockers at City Gate if i am not wrong.
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