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“Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View” in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

During my recent trip to Hong Kong and Macau, I opted for a variety of accommodations. Initially, I started with a budget-friendly guesthouse, gradually upgrading my lodging as the journey progressed.

After spending the first three nights in a guesthouse in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong, I decided to spend one night in the central area of Hong Kong Island. That’s when I booked a room at the “Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View” hotel.

“Ramada Harbour View Hotel in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong”

For my fourth night in Hong Kong, I reserved a room at the Ramada Harbour View hotel in Sai Ying Pun, which is situated to the west of Hong Kong Island. It was a choice I made after considering various hotels. Since I was traveling alone, I didn’t want to spend too much on accommodation.

The cost was approximately KRW 72,000 per night per person. The guesthouse in Tsim Sha Tsui cost around KRW 20,000 per night, so the combined cost of three nights in the guesthouse and one night in the hotel was quite comparable.

Looking solely at the cost, adding one more night at the guesthouse wouldn’t have been a bad option. However, I preferred to have a variety of experiences during my trip, so I chose accommodations of different types.

“Sai Ying Pun Area: Immersed in Local Hong Kong Vibes”

Sai Ying Pun is an area located to the west of Hong Kong Island. While it may not seem significantly different from Central on the map, the surroundings offered a noticeably distinct atmosphere from the Central area.

Sai Ying Pun is known for its abundance of dried seafood shops. This gives the area an authentic local Hong Kong feel. While there are many high-rise buildings to be seen, the presence of older high-rises gives the area a somewhat dystopian ambiance.

It somewhat resembles the atmosphere of an above-ground city setting, similar to what’s depicted in the movie “Alita: Battle Angel.”

“Hotel Near Sai Ying Pun MTR Station”

The Ramada Harbour View Hotel was conveniently located not far from the MTR station. This made it relatively easy to move with luggage in tow. Additionally, even without taking the MTR, it was also convenient to travel by tram.

Thanks to moving to the Ramada Hotel Harbour View, I had the opportunity to fully utilize the tram system, which is exclusive to Hong Kong.

“Inconvenience Due to Limited Elevators in the Hotel”

Although the hotel was situated in a considerably tall building, there were only about three to four elevators, which made it quite inconvenient. It took a long time to go up to the rooms and likewise, to come down. This resulted in a significant amount of time being spent entering and leaving the hotel, which was rather inconvenient.

Additionally, like many hotels in Hong Kong, the bathroom was quite narrow. The space between the toilet and the bathtub was so minimal that it wasn’t easy to use the toilet comfortably. The close proximity to the bathtub made it challenging to sit comfortably.

“Enjoying the View of Victoria Harbour from the Room”

However, what made up for these inconveniences and complaints was the view from the room. True to its name, “Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View,” the hotel offered a breathtaking view of Victoria Harbour from the room.

When I booked the hotel, I selected the option for a higher floor, and I was allocated a room on a high floor during check-in. Looking out the window from a location over the 30th floor, I could see the sea in the distance. While there were other tall buildings nearby that somewhat obstructed the view, it still provided a sufficiently impressive sight.

Located in the Sai Ying Pun area of Hong Kong, the hotel exudes a local atmosphere, albeit with a slight distance from luxury. It’s close to the MTR station and not far from Central, the heart of Hong Kong Island. If you’re seeking an economical hotel with a reasonable price, this could be a suitable option.

“Hong Kong, Sai Ying Pun, Ramada Harbour View Hotel”