I stayed at The Bauhinia when I arrived in HK ten years ago. It was fine then..
Pinnacle in Tst will be a short taxi ride to work or a 20 minute walk. No idea what the apartments are like but thats the location I would choose .
Your post does raise some interesting points and useful feedback though:
1. Shama appears to be one of the better chains.
- Interestingly the relocation people said Shama has been removed from the list because Shama have sold the building and "it is no longer Shama", rather than being one of availability
- Anyone have experience with the TreasureView or Hanlun chain?
I am inclined to take your advice and err on the side of bedding something down quickly.
- The relocation people suggested with two months to go I could "take my time", but your post suggests I should make a decision quickly.
As TheBrit suggested, The Pinnacle looks appealing too location-wise.
Thanks again everyone for your feedback - keep them coming
I was recently told by Pinnacle management that they would be closing soon as building was being renovated or something. Could be by August? So I would call to get details before making assumptions.
Given how hot hong kong is in the summer, you might want to consider walking times if like me you cannot handle the heat well.
I personally would live one Or 2 mtr stops further out from work but a few mins from the mtr, than a location that involves a solid 15 min work to work.
30+ heat and walking in a suit will not be fun!
Hi zwpor8, welcome to the forums!
We're in 2 Macdonnell right now and I don't think the furniture is "old" at all. There's a huge Park'n'Shop (supermarket) nearby but no restaurants - 20min sweaty walk downhill to Central from here. Hubby walks 10mins to ICBC plaza but don't know how he stands the heat!
Since you're only there for a month I'd echo the suggestions above and go for the place with the shortest commute, you'll be jet lagged and starting a new job, don't add any extra stress to your life!
Thanks again everyone, appreciate it. Hopefully after being in HK for some time I will have some experience and expertise to contribute on the forums here too
Hi bibbju, I'm terrible with directions so have probably been taking the scenic route
Yep you're right, the daily room service special is a steal at $79 and you can get pizza&beer for under $100 which is something! But I wouldn't recommend the restaurant in Coda plaza as the markup is huuuge - $63 for congee? $118 for 9 pieces of dim sum?
Zwpor no worries, plenty of helpful and friendly people around here! Don't worry too much about the serviced apartment, after all it's only a month :-) Good luck narrowing it down!