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Hotels in Hong Kong

May 06, 2012

If you go

WHERE TO STAY

The luxury Harbour Grand Hotel, 23 Oil St., North Point; (852) 2121-2616, http://www.harbourgrand.com. Away from the bustle of the shopping and business district, but alongside the Fortress Hill subway stop, making it easy to reach hikes. Doubles from $178.

Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Hotel, 199 Kowloon City Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon; (852) 2126-1988, http://www.harbour-plaza.com/en/home.aspx?hotel_id=hp8d§ion_id=home&subsection_id=overview. Classy and affordable, with doubles from $98.

To escape the bustle of the metropolis, the community of Stanley is quiet with a great market, beaches and access to trails on the back of Hong Kong Island. The chic Stanley Oriental Hotel, (852) 2899-1688, http://www.stanleyorientalhotel.com.hk, has accommodations by the week or month. From $2,000 a week.

Silvermine Beach Resort, Silvermine Bay, Mui Wo, Lantau Island; (852) 2984-8295, http://www.silvermineresort.com. Low-key, no-frills opportunity to stay in a serene village on Lantau island. Doubles from $110 a night.

TO LEARN MORE

Hiking is most comfortable during the cooler, less humid season from October to May. Trail descriptions and maps can be found at http://www.discoverhongkong.com/promotions/greatoutdoors/eng/html/front/front.html

Hong Kong Outdoors, http://www.hkoutdoors.com. An information-filled site for those who want to walk on their own.

Walk Hong Kong, http://www.walkhongkong.com, arranges a variety of hiking and walking tours throughout Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Tourist Board, http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/attractions/green.html is making it easier for visitors to get out there with an annual Great Outdoors Hong Kong Festival in November and December (dates to be announced).

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