Star and Lee garden Guest House: "Avoid the" Kowloon Hotel Tip by christremain

Kowloon Hotels: 82 reviews and 95 photos

Didn't have a chance to stay here - although I did go past both - they are recommended in the lonely Planet under 'budget' hotels - but as there was a convention in town the day after i was due to arrive the hotel owner hiked his prices by nearly TREBLE.

When I wrote back to him to say how I thought it was unfair to penalise the budget traveller - he started going into a rant about it being good business to put up prices when demand exceeds supply - I tried to make the point the LP business is year round and he shouldn't *** on people - but the sentiment was lost.

I ended up paying LP price in the Chungking mansions - which is as basic and as 'budget' as you can get - but at least they played it with a straight bat.

I informed him I would write to the LP and ask them to delist the money grabbing git!

Address: Kowloon
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: avoid it like the plague
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

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  • Written Nov 15, 2004
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