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香港 Grand Harbor Hotel November 15, 2017

Posted by hslu in China, Travel.
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I decided to stay one night in Hong Kong instead of Kowloon this time on our way from Taiwan to Sanya, Hainan, China. A side trip to Macau for 2 nights completes our 9 day vacation for our birthday celebration.

I wanted to stay at a hotel that is close to the Hong Kong harbor with a view of the sea. Price, of course, has to be reasonable and it has to be close to a metro station. 

Hong Kong Grand Harbor in the Forest Hill area met my requirements. It is about 5 minutes’ walk from the metro station and 8 stations away from 中環 where one can take the airport shuttle to the Hong Kong Int’l Airport.

Since we had an early morning flight to Sanya, I booked a room with a harbor view without breakfast.

The area is busy with students and people in and out of the metro station. All kinds of small shops and restaurants dotted the major street here. The hotel is situated in front of an elevated highway right by the nirth shore of the Hong Kong Island. The surrounding area is busy and the streets are narrow. It isn’t ideal but this is Hong Kong, a city with a very high population density. 

The hotel is well suited for businessmen but not for couples who are looking for a quite time together. The staff is helpful in explaining things to us.  The room is okay but the view of the harbor was very disappointing. 

We will not stay at Harbor Grand in the future even though the front desk staff bumped us to a bigger room.

I had a bowl of Vietnamese noodles here.

$70 Hong Kong dollars.

I can’t figure out what that was. Can you?

This is the view.

Lobby.

The double deck bus is very narrow. Looks odd.

I saw her pushed this very heavy cart around street corners looking for crowds. Not many buyers though. Tough life.

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