Saturday, July 28, 2012

Part 2: Hong Kong - Macau Trip Day 1 - Our Hong Kong Accommodation: Golden Crown Guest House

From Hong Kong International Airport, we took a public bus going to our accommodation which is the Golden Crown Guest House.

Where To Stay in Hong Kong?

As long as you're staying anywhere near MTR station and bus stop, you're good to go! :)  

Bus Transportation and Golden Crown Guest House

There are different public buses in Hong Kong.  What's important is to just check the routes and schedules of these buses on their website.
Golden Crown Guest House is not really a grandeur hotel but this accomodation was highly suggested over girltalk forum because of its location, near bus stop and MTR station.  Even though forum members already informed us that we need to ride A21 bus (also mentioned in Golden Crown's website) and drop off at bus stop #13, we still need to check how to get there on our own.

Check the Citybus and NWFB website for A21's route.  I was really amaze how convenient it is to check the bus routes on their site.  Really, Hong Kong is a very tourist friendly place. :)

A21 Airport Hung Hom KCR Station Route:
1.     Airport (Ground Transportation Centre)
2.     Lantau Link Toll Plaza
3.     AquaMarine, Sham Mong Road
4.     Fat Tseung Street West, Sham Mong Road
5.     Metropark Hotel Mongkok, Lai Chi Kok Road
6.     Argyle Centre, Nathan Road
7.     Bank Centre, Nathan Road
8.     Sino Centre, Nathan Road
9.     Man Ming Lane, Nathan Road
10.   Nathan Hotel, Nathan Road
11.   Prudential Centre, Nathan Road
12.   Kimberley Road, Nathan Road
13.   Cameron Road, Nathan Road <MTR Station (Tsim Sha Tsui) , Nathan Road>
14.   Middle Road, Nathan Road
15.   New World Centre, Salisbury Road
16.   Mody Road, Chatham Road South
17.   Granville Road, Chatham Road South
18.   Hong Kong Science Museum, Chatham Road South
19.   Hung Hom Station

Golden Crown GuestHouse is located at 66-70 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong.  Upon checking  the route, Cameron Road along Nathan Road is located at 82-84 Nathan Road, just few walks near Golden Crown Guest House.  So there!

Google Maps - How Helpful?

I've been telling long before that it is important to have a map especially when doing a DIY trip.  Since we're planning ahead  (as we wanted to maximize our time spent in HK) what could be most helpful is Google Maps! It could help you find a perfect location for you. :)

By just searching our accomodation, I saw a bus stop near it.  From the screenshot below, A21 passes by this bus stop.  Very useful right?

If you zoom in more, you'll be able to see the actual Hong Kong.  So these photos help me realize we need to unload the bus once we see this.

It's our first time to ride a double deck bus that's why we went to the second floor for the experience.   Funny though, it's too late when we realize we need to get off the bus so we waited until the next bus stop. :))
TIP:  I suggest to just sit on the lower part of the bus.  Why?  The bus stops very quickly (I think more or less 1 minute haha).  You need to know when to drop off and prepare to get off the bus quickly. 

Entrance to Golden Crown Guest House. Small opening in between Standard Chartered Bank and CITI Bank.

Golden Crown Guest House maybe small, but we didn't mind for as long as it is clean.  They provide towels too!  I read before that in Hong Kong they have different socket outlet as compared in the Philippines (three pin plug), I was worried that we still need to look for an adaptor for charging our electronic gadgets.  I was glad to know that our accomodation provided an adaptor we can use.  They also have hot and cold water in the reception area which is plus point for our breakfast: cup noodles.  Hehe!

Golden Crown Guest House

Golden Crown Guest House
5/F Golden Crown Court, 66-70 Nathan Road, TsimShaTsui HongKong 
TEL:(852) 2369 1782  FAX: (852) 2368 1740
(you need to pay deposit upon booking of rooms)

Where to Change Money In Hong Kong?

Thankfully, one staff of Golden Crown Guest House is a Filipina.  We asked where to change our money then she told us to try Chungking Mansion's ground floor.

Chungking is just few blocks from Golden Crown

Here's the entrance.  I forgot to take a picture so I'll just post the google maps' picture here

There are numerous money changers in Chungking, you just look where to find a trustworthy money changer.  I saw a policeman in the tourist information in the area so I guess it is safe. :)

Bossing in Hong Kong!

And now we're off to go to our first stop! Hong Kong Disneyland!

Thank you for reading part 2 of my hk-macau trip.  Please watch out for my upcoming post and other details that hopefully will help you further on your trip. :)  Next post will be about Disneyland. 

Check out my Hong Kong - Macau blog series!

Part 1: HK-Macau Day 1 - Getting to Hong Kong
Part 2: HK-Macau Day 1 - Our Accomodation: Golden Crown Guesthouse
Part 3: HK-Macau Day 1 - Hong Kong Disneyland
Part 4: HK-Macau Day 1 - Exploring Mong Kok
Part 5: HK-Macau Day 2 - Hong Kong Ocean Park
Part 6: HK-Macau Day 2 - Peak Tram, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Sky Terrace at The Peak
Part 7: HK-Macau Day 3 - Macau Travel Guide | Getting to Macau
Part 8: HK-Macau Day 3 - venetian Hotel, Senado Square, Ruins of St. Paul's
Part 9: HK-Macau Day 3 - Grand Lisboa, Wynn Hotel, Fisherman's Wharf
Part 10: HK-Macau Day 4 - Cable Car Ride at Ngong Ping 360
Hong Kong - Macau Travel Guide | 4 Days / 3 Nights Itinerary and Expenses



Aww bitin naman this entry! chos! I stayed in nathan chuva road too. Sa BP International. its so awesome there kasi everythings accessible and near night market :D

adventurousfeet said...

ill take that into considerations next time! :) bibilisan ko na magsulat sorry na hehe

Admin/Author said...

I wish we have the same organized bus routes here in manila...haaayz!

Piggybear Travels said...

more please, bitin naman :))

edd altares said...

or you could have just go straight to disney from the airport then check in after.

Pang Seguban Tejones said...

This is really helpful. We booked din with them for our upcoming November trip kasi medyo maayos naman yong reviews sa kanila.
During your stay, ok ba yong place and yong service? Would you happen to know if they really provide Ocean Park and Disney ticket discounts for their guests? Thanks!

Ian | GoingRoamingWandering said...

I bet Golden Crown Guest House provides affordable accomodations to guests. Good guide in HK trip!

adventurousfeet said...

the place is good, comfy naman just small space of the room but we didn't mind at all most of the time we're outside naman and we'll just sleep there. Yes they really provide ticket discounts! :D

Pang Seguban Tejones said...

Thanks for your reply. I'm so looking forward to read more of your other HK posts. :)

wynmere said...

May friends and I also stayed at Golden Crown last year. It's good value for my money and I loved how close it is to the MTR station. The Filipina helper was also really nice to us.

Also, I just have to say it, Google Maps in Hong Kong rocks! It was all we needed to survive our DIY trip. Well, the MTR map too.

adventurousfeet said...

i agree that's why i included google maps and mtr map in my post, very helpful indeed! apir!

Nicely said...

This actually helps! Thanks, CA!

Anna said...

Very helpful post! Question lang, double size beds po na yung nasa picture? Thank you.

adventurousfeet said...

thanks girl!

adventurousfeet said...

yes po double size naman po. good for 2

Ayen said...

Hi! I'm also interested in booking Golden Crown Guest House.
1) How did you pay for the rooms? credit card or bank deposit?
2) what rooms did you avail?


adventurousfeet said...

we used credit card for room reservation transaction with them. We availed room for 4

karulann said...

Hi, what type of room did you guys book? the normal quad or the superior quad?


adventurousfeet said...

agree! superb ang bus routes nila :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks ian!

Unknown said...

how much is the room accomodation?

adventurousfeet said...

@ianne please check their website for the updated rates. You can check my itinerary and expenses too if you want to know how much we paid :)

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