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Old 19th June 2011, 06:43 PM
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Hi Guys

I will be arrivin in Hong Kong International Airport at 21:05 and i am planning on staying at the Royal Suites and Towers, No 1001, East Shennan Road, Shenzhen, 518002 however when I put this info google maps it says it could not calulate directions between these destinations?? :(

Now I understand the buses my not operate at this time of night however I would have thought we would have been able to get a taxi????

Could anyone please advise?? Would really love to book this hotel tonight, but afraid incase we are not able to reach the hotel that night, thus stranded at the airport????

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Old 19th June 2011, 06:54 PM
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Just to check first of all - do you realise that this hotel is not in Hong Kong, but rather just inside China, so you will need a Chinese visa if you want to go there?

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Hey Steve

Uh really, no wasnt aware it was :( Thought this was perfect as we could get this for 1 week for 350 and it had kitchen facilities (microwave/ fridge etc) which would really save us money, as we have a very tight budget...

Do you have any other suggestions, maybe more central?

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Old 19th June 2011, 07:10 PM
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I tend to stay in sh!tholes in Hong Kong! The following place looks nice, although I haven't stayed there before: http://www.agoda.com/asia/hong_kong/hong_kong/y_loft_youth_square.html
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Infact how much is a chinese visa?
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It's 30 for a visa plus 54 quid (!) application fee. Extortionate! I got mine in HK but apparently you can't do this any more - this was back in 2005 for me.
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Mmm, lets just leave that out of the equation then, lol.... What are the main areas Mong Kok, Wan Chai..??
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On Kowloon, Tsim Tsa Tsui (pronounced something like Chim Sha Choi!) is probably the "main" area, but anywhere on the Nathan Road like Jordan or Mong Kok are pretty main. All are on the MTR (underground) which is top quality and can run you around efficiently. Mong Kok is usually where I base myself - there is a cheap-ish hostel there with tiny room but it's clean.

On Hong Kong Island, the "main" area is Central/Admiralty, where all the w@anker b@nkers are (so no cheap accomm I doubt), but Causeway Bay is also a popular destination for cheapo accommodation (there is a YHA there).

The hotel I linked to above looks nice, but it's at the end of the MTR line - about 20mins to Central. But the rooms look HUGE for Hong Kong and it's cheap too.
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