I've always loved this shady street, with its colonial-era Royal Observatory and huge banyan trees. Knutsford Terrace with its al-fresco restaurants and bars is just around the corner. The hotel is rather small by Hong Kong standards (it predates the boutique hotel rage by several decades), giving it a more intimate atmosphere despite its central location. Standard rooms, mostly twins, are small and simple, with duvet-covered beds, wall-mounted TVs, and mundane "city views," but more expensive rooms are larger (some of these face the observatory). Although it's an uphill hike to the hotel (where else would an observatory be?), there's free shuttle service to various Kowloon locations a half-dozen or so times a day.
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Stanford Hillview Hotel
13-17 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Our Rating Neighborhood Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Transportation MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui Phone 852/2722-7822 Prices HK$1,480–HK$2,680 double, from HK$3,180 suite; longterm rates available Units 177 units (some bathrooms have showers only) Amenities Restaurant, lounge, babysitting, small exercise room, outdoor golf-driving nets, room service, free shuttle services, Wi-Fi (HK$100/day) Web site Stanford Hillview HotelBook a Room Now
Map13-17 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong
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