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  1. #1

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    Searching for budget friendly serviced apartment - any recommendations?

    Hey Everybody,

    My husband and I are moving to Hong Kong from Canada in July and we will need a place to stay while we quarantine and get settled in before my husband starts work in August. Our budget for accommodation is 15,000 but maybe we can stretch to 17,000 or 18,000. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to stay? I've been scouring the internet for budget friendly serviced apartments but have had little luck.
    Also, if you have any other newcomer tips please feel free to send them our way. We've never been to Hong Kong or nor have we ever lived outside of Canada so this is all very new for us.

    Thanks


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    SV Apartment for quarantine or as your long term rental?


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    The Dorsett is doing 14-day quarantine packages. You need to call them to book

    https://www.dorsetthotels.com/en/dor...k6888nett.html

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    Service apartment for the first month or until we can find an apartment to rent out after we finish our quarantine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Editor:
    The Dorsett is doing 14-day quarantine packages. You need to call them to book

    https://www.dorsetthotels.com/en/dor...k6888nett.html
    yes, dorsett in kwun tong is apparently as low as HK$350 per night

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    The hotels are so cheap right now, I would just stay in a hotel for a month-6 weeks- if you contact the hotel directly, they often have deals if you are staying 30 days or longer- I stayed for a month in MiniHotel Central (microscopic room, super location across from Foreign Correspondent's Club) and got a great rate. Find a hotel with reasonable rates and contact them, see what they will do for you. You can live without a kitchen in HK, plenty of reasonable food choices, get a room with a minifridge, microwave and hot kettle or coffee pot (or buy your own, you will need them). But lock it down now before HK opens up next month or so...pick a location near work or near where you think you might to live.

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    Welcome to HK! Many Canadians (assume most of them are Hong Kong Canadian though) here as you know the big Hong Kong Canadian community in Canada too.

    Strongly recommend you to find a hotel for the first month.

    If you have never been in HK, be prepared of the warm and humidity. A dehumidifier is highly recommended.


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    Seconding everyone else - if you aren't looking for a serviced apartment to stay permanently, hotels will be of greater value right now. Hotels are significantly cheaper thanks to the current climate (something to take advantage of!) and will also give you some much needed flexibility. As someone who has researched serviced apartments heavily, you might find it difficult to get an apartment that let you stay for less than 2-3 months.


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    Just going to glom onto this thread. I've been investigating hotel quarantine packages and had less luck finding serviced apartments that do it. I was thinking of staying at least a month wherever I land first in order to have a base to look for a proper apartment after initial quarantine. It sounds like most are recommending hotels even for this, but I was wondering about serviced apts. to reduce expense (and to feel more like "home" than a hotel room.)

    Also if anyone's had experience with the Dorsett quarantine stay or any others I'd be interested to hear about it. Especially interested in hearing about food solutions since getting delivery 3x a day sounds like it might be annoying and expensive, and wondering if there are other options. Would a hotel actually be better for food since they can bring deliveries to you?


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    For up to date info on quarantine in HK and peoples experiences a good source is
    HK Quarantine support group
    on Facebook

    If you search the site you can find hotel lists that allow quarantine and reviews.


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