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Old Jan 6, 20, 3:14 am
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Originally Posted by Chromie25 View Post
Even at current prices you won't find much in terms of rooms that won't make you feel claustrophobic. As a reference point I got a rate at Regal Oriental hotel (supposedly 4-star) in Kowloon back in September for $500/night on a 2 week stay. There are Best Western - level hotels on the Island for about $300 per night - which would still be over your budget.
Apologies there was a typo - now corrected.

HK$50,000 - HK$70,000
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Old Jan 6, 20, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by Chromie25 View Post
Even at current prices you won't find much in terms of rooms that won't make you feel claustrophobic. As a reference point I got a rate at Regal Oriental hotel (supposedly 4-star) in Kowloon back in September for $500/night on a 2 week stay. There are Best Western - level hotels on the Island for about $300 per night - which would still be over your budget.
That's a pretty strong budget to work with these days, in my opinion.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by controlz View Post
HK$50,000-HK$70,000 pm
Damn, for that you can stay at the Four Seasons serviced apartments in a one or even two bedroom facing the water. That's what I'd do at those price points.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 6:39 am
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Damn, for that you can stay at the Four Seasons serviced apartments in a one or even two bedroom facing the water. That's what I'd do at those price points.
I've been PMing the OP about this, and my current thinking is that a serviced apartment might be better than my "lock in Charterhouse for the entire visit, and stay at nicer places on weekends" strategy.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
Damn, for that you can stay at the Four Seasons serviced apartments in a one or even two bedroom facing the water. That's what I'd do at those price points.
I'm waiting to hear back from Four Seasons but my understanding is that they start at $80,000 per month. Ideally, I want to be on the lower end of my budget! Pacific Place apartments got back to me with a quote of $88,000 which is expensive for what it is.

I heard back from the MO who want $4,500 per night for a 30 day booking! (Suite) So, it seems these 5* really aren't discounting.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by controlz View Post
I'm waiting to hear back from Four Seasons but my understanding is that they start at $80,000 per month. Ideally, I want to be on the lower end of my budget! Pacific Place apartments got back to me with a quote of $88,000 which is expensive for what it is.
Nah. That's their opening move. I'm pretty sure the FS will bend and offer you something at the lower end of your range if you flat out ask them. Perhaps a studio, but the 4-handle is definitely on target, especially these days.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 7:50 am
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Nah. That's their opening move. I'm pretty sure the FS will bend and offer you something at the lower end of your range if you flat out ask them. Perhaps a studio, but the 4-handle is definitely on target, especially these days.
Yeah. I mentioned in this thread and/or the other similar thread that talking to the people on the phone or in person is the only way to score really good deals. Basically, the FS will never advertise HK$40,000 on the internet, but I'm quite confident that they will be amenable to this number if you commit to it.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by controlz View Post
I'm waiting to hear back from Four Seasons but my understanding is that they start at $80,000 per month. Ideally, I want to be on the lower end of my budget! Pacific Place apartments got back to me with a quote of $88,000 which is expensive for what it is.

I heard back from the MO who want $4,500 per night for a 30 day booking! (Suite) So, it seems these 5* really aren't discounting.
Woah that extra digit made a huge difference! The Four Seasons refers to the service apartment (Four Seasons Place www.fsphk.com) and not the hotel itself (although it's the same building I think). It should be under $60k a month or even less if you call them directly.
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Old Jan 7, 20, 6:04 am
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So I have received the following quotations for 30 days in a Junior Suite:

Conrad: HK$4,200+10% per night
JW Marriot: HK$4700+10% per night
Shangri La: $5500+10% per night

These all have a discount on them already apparently. As you can see they are outrageously high, and even if I got them to knock 50% off (which would be impossible) they would still be way above budget!! The reason I have asked for a Suite is because living in a regular hotel room will be extremely claustrophobic for a month.

Am I wasting my time with these hotels?
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Old Jan 7, 20, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by controlz View Post
Am I wasting my time with these hotels?
Yes.

Having a high budget is great. But it does not mean it gives you the right to go crazy. The hotels you got quoted are top hotels, not only in Hong Kong, but the world.

If you want something realistic, try CY Hong Kong.
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Old Jan 7, 20, 5:33 pm
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I stayed in a 'serviced apartment' a few years ago, I think they let you rent a unit month-by-month:

Como Como Causeway Bay Serviced Apartments
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Old Jan 7, 20, 5:38 pm
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I stayed in a 'serviced apartment' a few years ago, I think they let you rent a unit month-by-month:

Como Como Causeway Bay Serviced Apartments
That looks pretty nice, but I find it shocking that their website doesn't provide the capacity to book rooms apart from "contact us".
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Old Jan 14, 20, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
That looks pretty nice, but I find it shocking that their website doesn't provide the capacity to book rooms apart from "contact us".
I've never seen real online booking on service apartments during my search last year. It's often through real estate agents even if I use the "contact us" link.

A few year earlier, I looked at several Ovolo properties and had to meet the real estate agents.

Perhaps my budget is not in the super high category that would have non-negotiable rates.

Originally Posted by controlz View Post
... Junior Suite:
Conrad: HK$4,200+10% per night
Shangri La: $5500+10% per night
I paid those rates with AMEX FHR benefits ~ 1 year ago for regular harbour view rooms, without protests or riots.

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