Salisbury YMCA

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Harry Potter on June 23, 2002

Like London, it is difficult to find an inexpensive place to stay in an expensive city. Our research beforehand led us to find the best deal at the Salisbury YMCA. This is not a typical YMCA as found in the US, but a large facility with over 300 rooms and over 60 suites plus many recreational activities. The hotel and our room proved to be quite adequate for the price especially with our location immediately next door to the 5 star Peninsula Hotel. The Salisbury YMCA does a good job of catering to the foreign traveler on a budget and also offers additional services such as laundry, dry cleaning, business needs, room service, and a hair salon. There is a free shuttle service to the hotel from the Kowloon Station which you can arrive at by railway from the airport. For eating, there is the main Salisbury dining room and also an informal cafe open until 12am. For business and social functions, there are banquet and conference facilities available.

The hotel location was very convenient to reaching the Star Ferry and shopping on Nathan Street. We had a great view of the river from our window eventhough we weren't paying extra for a Harbour View room. We overlooked the Hong Kong Cultural Center across the street. The skyline of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbor were just beyond it.

Our standard room was painted a pale yellow and not very large, but it was quiet, comfortable and clean and included a TV, air conditioning, mini-bar and coffee maker. The hotel also offered several sports and recreational options with its 2 pools, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center, squash courts, climbing wall, dance studio, shops and tour activities desk. It is also child friendly and offers baby-sitting service and has a children's library.

The Salisbury YMCA of Hong Kong
41 Salisbury Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2268-7000

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