|Subject: Hong Kong/Japan|
Some of the best advice I ever got about Hong Kong was to book the
Salisbury Hotel. I've stayed there all my 4 visits, lately in the
executive suite on the top floor for about US $200/night, a >song<
compared with what you might pay at any of the other, MANY hotels offering
anything like the quality of accommodations you'll find there. And
certainly the most convenient possible location, about 3 minutes' walk
from the Star ferry to Victoria, and with a view, especially at night,
that will knock your sox off!
Less costly rooms are available at the Salisbury, a YMCA-managed
entity, but the exec suites are worth it. View their webiste.
Also, my friend, Judith Love Eastham, also a Zine-r and a Canadian
ex-pat and long-time HK resident/business owner who has published an
invaluable pocket guide to interesting walks in HK, *may* spontaneously
respond to your request.
I envy you your trip; my next one won't be before the end of this year
when I'll be bringing a friend back from teaching/studying in Korea, and
stopping along the way in HK.