Hong Kong and Macau - Looking for advice on best way to stay for overnight layover
Aug 21, 11, 5:34 pm
Hi, I am looking at booking a return flight from BKK to ORD on 11/23/2011. It looks like the last flight from BKK to HKG gets in to HKG at around 10:30 pm. The flight from HKG to ORD doesn't leave until around noon on 11/24. Can anyone advise options such as nearby hotel/stay in airport etc. I was hoping there was a hotel attached to airport, but wasn't sure if getting to and from was easy. Also, is the lounge open 24 hours? I will have lounge access due to my ticket and OW status.
I kind of want to fly from HKG to ORD n/s, but the connection times make this routing from BKK the only option to do that.
Any advice on prior experiences in navigating overnight connections at BKK?
Thanks for any input.
(PS - hope I made sense!)
Aug 21, 11, 5:46 pm
I think you mean HKG.
Anyway, there's several threads over in the Hong Kong travel forum you might want to check out. Here's one of them. (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hong-kong/912091-hong-kong-airport-hotel.html)
In addition to the Novotel Citigate, there's also a Mariott nearby (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marriott-rewards/1108581-sky-city-marriott-hkg-airport-hong-kong.html) that folks seem to like. I have a similar layover situation in December and got a very good rate.
There's so many threads on this, I'd recommend googling: "Hong Kong airport hotel site:flyertalk.com"
Aug 21, 11, 6:38 pm
I'd like to add that if you're on a paid ticket in coach, and a forced layover in HKG is the only way to get from BKK to ORD, CX may be able to provide you with hotel accomodation. But that is only with a paid ticket, not an award, nor when you're travelling in Business or First class.
CX Lounge is not open 24 hours. You are not allowed to stay overnight at lounge.
Aug 21, 11, 7:24 pm
I was in a Similar situation in April, I just took the Public bus into Kowloon and stayed at a cheap guest house for $30 USD a night and headed back to the Airport the next day, I find breaking up the trip more fun and easier to take in the flights, but that's just me.
If you want to know where I stayed in Kowloon, let me know and Ill posted it.
Top of climb
Aug 21, 11, 9:11 pm
I was hoping there was a hotel attached to airport, but wasn't sure if getting to and from was easy.
The Regal Airport Hotel is a five minute indoor walk direct from the arrivals hall. Or as other posters have mentioned there is the Novotel Citygate and other hotels a short shuttle ride away.
Aug 21, 11, 9:31 pm
This is not CX-related. I am moving this thread to the HK forum. Thanks.
Nov 11, 11, 8:28 am
The Regal Airport Hotel is a five minute indoor walk direct from the arrivals hall....
It's as incredibly convenient as it is overpriced.
Nov 11, 11, 8:31 am
Anyone tried just sleeping in a chair airside and then showering in The Wing in the morning? I have a 2300 arrival and 0915 departure in the F cabin. Is that a reasonable approach?
Update: I tried it. No problem getting into Transfer passthrough to get back to departure level. Screener looked at my BP and said "You are traveling tomorrow," without looking up and waved me through. Stayed at The Wing until it closed at 0130. Tried to leave my carryon; but they said that they cannot keep bags overnight due to security. Wonder why, as it's already been screened.
Spent the night at a gate, sleeping on and off. Pretty uncomfortable. The Wing opened up again at 0530, went in, got a cabana, showered, and here I am. At least I'll sleep on the flight, CX 830 HKG-JFK.
All in all, a successful venture which I am in no hurry to repeat. I'm not 20 years old any more.