Jetsettin Daisy: A Week in Hong Kong- Where to Stay

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Week in Hong Kong- Where to Stay

We stayed at a lot of random places when I was younger but the Cordis Hotel is where we always stay since I started coming to Hong Kong as an adult. The rooms are a bit small by American standards; however, they're really well equipped and they feel bright and open because there are lots of mirrors and large windows. The service has always been great and the hotel itself has everything we look for in a comfortable place to stay. Also, those beds are awesome! 
Great for those awkward jet lag naps. 

The Cordis Hotel is in the Mong Kok area so it's not by the main tourist areas and nightlife. We love it because it's quieter and more local. On our first visit, there was a little wet market that our window faced (we were on a really high floor) so every morning, we would see the vendors setting up for the day. The views are really fun because they give you a look at everyday life in Hong Kong. 

One of my favorite things about the Cordis Hotel is the fact that there is a shopping center attached to it. The Langham Place Shopping Center is one of my favorite places to shop in Hong Kong. There are some of the standard western mall shops (like H&M) and then some really cool Asian stores. My mom and I love going to Log-On which is a really cool Asian store with all kinds of products- electronics, home goods, beauty, etc. I've gotten some fun Asian cosmetics and then some random things like socks and slippers. It's a store I could spend an hour in easily. 

Langham Place Shopping Center is also HUGE. There is a very very long (like mildly terrifying if you're afraid of heights) escalator from one of the levels all the way to the top. At the top, there's a movie theatre, a nice Thai restaurant, and shops. From there, the shopping center spirals all the way down. You can easily walk down and pass the coolest boutiques (with fun clothes, souvenirs, and weird items like Lilo and Stitch cookie cutters). There are a ton of great restaurants and the main level hosts a really great food court (more on that later). There are also some cool displays from time to time- on my last trip, there was a massive Hello Kitty installation with Hello Kitty in space, at a party, and in the Ice Age (also in a time machine). 

Last, below the shopping center is an MTR station. I can't tell you how convenient this is to have closeby! Not having to leave the air conditioning in the hot months made such a big difference, especially at the end of a long day!

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