Golden Crown Guesthouse, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong: A Review

         Hi! We’re back from our Hong Kong – Macau trip and I’m now going to share with you our experience. Our trip was from Feb. 3 – 6, 2015. Rupert, Zuri, my sister Han and I shared a room at Golden Crown Guesthouse, Golden Crown Court, 66-70 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

           Six months before our travel, I was looking for a place to stay in Hong Kong when I read about Golden Crown Guesthouse. The reviews were very good and for its price, I couldn’t find a better deal. I sent them a message through their website. I was very impressed at how promptly they answered me. However, I was told that they only accept reservations 3-4 months before the travel date.

        Four months before our trip, I messaged Golden Crown again through their website and asked for their Superior Quadruple Room. This time I was able to get a reservation and was very happy about it.

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The entrance to Golden Crown Court, the building where Golden Crown Guesthouse is located, is between Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank. Right beside it is a Bonjour store.

Why I Like Golden Crown Guesthouse:

1.  Clean room, spacious bathroom and commendable service for cheap

            Our room was spotless. The sheets, the tiled floors and the bathroom were all very clean. The ensuite bathroom is surprisingly spacious. A glass enclosure separates the hot and cold shower area from the toilet bowl and sink area. Towels, toiletries, hangers, a mirror and a hairdryer are also provided. A Superior Quadruple Room comes with two double beds, an air conditioner, a television, a telephone, a small foldable dining table with chair, a thermos, cups, free hot and cold drinking water and free wi-fi.

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This is Room 616, Superior Quadruple Room at HKD650/night. It has 2 double beds, an air conditioner, a telephone, a bedside table, a small foldable dining table with chair, thermos with cups, free hot and cold drinking water and free wi-fi.

The ensuite bathroom is surprisingly spacious. It is approximately 7 x 7 feet. The shower area has a water heater and is separated from the toilet bowl and sink area by a glass enclosure.

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The toilet bowl and sink area in the ensuite bathroom. Towels, toiletries, cups, tissue paper, hangers, a mirror and a hairdryer are provided.  The  trash can in the bathroom is emptied everyday by the cleaning lady who also cleans the room daily.

 

              My favorite perks are the free drinking water and free wi-fi. Before leaving in the morning, I would fill a plastic bottle with water from the water dispenser outside our room. There was one time we used their free hot water for preparing instant cup noodles. The free wi-fi was fast. Rupert was able to do some work using their free wi-fi. 

               Service exceeded my expectation, considering that we were in a guesthouse, not a hotel. Everyday, we would come back to our room from a day of fun and see that our room had been tidied up for us. The receptionist was also very helpful in giving directions as to where we could eat and change our money given the late hour. He even provided us with a map for free. We were also issued an extra keycard for my sister with a refundable deposit of HKD100. We were also allowed to leave our luggage in the reception area for safe-keeping after check-out.

              The reception area of Golden Crown Guesthouse is found at the 5th floor while the Superior Quadruple Room (Room 616) is at the 6th floor of the Golden Crown Court building. Three small elevators service the building. Golden Crown Court is a quiet, peaceful place unlike the nearby Mirador and Chungking Mansions.

                All these for only HKD650 (around PHP3,700) good for 4 pax. This is considered cheap in Hong Kong.

2. One-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station

            Golden Crown Court is less-than-a-minute walk from TST MTR Station Exit A2. The MTR can take you to most destinations in Hong Kong including Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Golden Crown is one minute away from TST MTR Exit A2 on foot.

3.  Easy Transfer to and from the Airport

           Getting to Golden Crown from the airport is a breeze. The easiest way is by taking Airbus A21. No additional transfers needed. Just get on the bus at the airport and get off almost in front of Golden Crown. Travel time takes no longer than an hour. A ride on A21 costs HKD33/adult (PHP 190) and HKD16.5/child 3-12 years old (PHP 95) using the On-Loan Octopus Card. There are booths at the Hong Kong International Airport Arrivals Hall that sell Octopus Card. Buy Octopus Cards first before proceeding to the bus stop. One Octopus Card per passenger. Buy the Adult On-Loan Octopus Card for adults and the Child On-Loan Octopus Card for children 3-12 years old.  (The Octopus Card can also be used to pay for MTR rides.)

            There is a designated bus stop for A21 right outside Hong Kong International Airport Arrivals Hall. Just follow the signs. Swipe your Octopus Card upon getting on the bus. A21 has enough luggage space. It also has a monitor that shows the current location of the bus and the upcoming bus stops so that passengers will not miss their stop. There are red buttons that say “stop” in front and on the side of the seats. Press this button before arriving at your stop to alert the driver that someone wants to alight. Otherwise, the driver will not stop and just drive on to the next bus stop.

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Don’t worry about your luggages because there is ample space allotted for them.

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A monitor in the A21 bus shows a list of the stops. Bus stop #13 Cameron Road is the nearest bus stop to Golden Crown.

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The monitor also shows the next stop. If your stop is already the next one, press the red stop button to signal the driver that someone will alight at the next stop.

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The stop button. You’ll see this in front or on the side of your seat.

Rupert inside the A21 bus.

       

              To get to Golden Crown, alight at the 13th stop (Cameron Road) of A21. This stop is found along Nathan Road corner Cameron Road and is in front of a G2000 store, a Sasa store and TST MTR Station Exit B1. From here, it is just a 2-min walk to Golden Crown along Nathan Road.

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Shown here is the path from the A21 13th bus stop (Cameron Road) to Golden Crown. The 13th bus stop is located along Nathan Road near corner Cameron Road. It is in front of a G2000 store, a Sasa store and TST MTR Exit B1. This is just a one-minute walk according to Google, but it actually took us two to three minutes to walk from the bus stop to Golden Crown with our luggages and a stroller.

 

             Going to the airport is also easy because the bus stop for A21 is just in front of Golden Crown along Nathan Road. Just cross the street (Nathan Road) and you will see the bus stop for A21 going to the airport. The monitor in the bus likewise states the current location of the bus and the upcoming bus stops going to the airport. Pay attention so that you don’t miss your stop. Don’t forget to press the red button. The bus stops include Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 among others.

4.  Near China Ferry Terminal

           For those going to or coming from Macau, the location of Golden Crown is also very convenient because it is just a 10-15-min walk to China Ferry Terminal along Canton Road.  China Ferry Terminal has ferries to and from Macau that operate from 7:00 am to 23:59 pm. Check travel schedule here: http://www.turbojet.com.hk/en/routing-sailing-schedule/hong-kong-macau/sailing-schedule-fares.aspx

          To get to China Ferry Terminal from Golden Crown, cross the street (Nathan Road) and walk down Haiphong Road until you reach Canton Road. You will see a Fendi store in front of you. Cross the street (Canton Road) and turn right. Continue walking along Canton Road until you see China Hong Kong City Mall on your left. China Hong Kong City Mall is connected to China Ferry Terminal. Enter this mall and go up to 1/F. Ticketing windows, immigration and boarding gates are all here.

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Shown above is the path from Golden Crown to Standard Chartered Bank China Hong Kong City Mall. China Hong Kong City Mall is connected to China Ferry Terminal. From Nathan Road, turn left to Haiphong Road. Walk straight until you reach the end of Haiphong Road. You’ll see a Fendi store in front of you. Cross the street (Canton Road), then turn right. Walk down Canton Road until you see China Hong Kong City Mall on the left. Enter this mall and go up to 1/F. Here you will find the ticketing windows that sell ferry tickets to Macau, immigration and boarding gates. This is a 10-to-15-minute walk.

5. Near Hong Kong Space Museum, Avenue of Stars and Star Ferry Terminal

            Hong Kong Space Museum and Avenue of Stars are just a 10-min leisurely walk from Golden Crown along Nathan Road. Hong Kong Space Museum is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday : 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; closed on Tuesdays. Exhibit Admission fees: HKD10/adult, HKD5/child.

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Hong Kong Space Museum is probably just 10 minutes away from Golden Crown on foot. However, it took us longer to get there because we were sidetracked by the retail shops along Nathan Road. To get to Hong Kong Space Museum from Golden Crown, walk along Nathan Road until you reach the end of the road, cross to the other side of Nathan Road, then cross Salisbury Road.

          Avenue of Stars is one of the tourist spots in Hong Kong. It is found along Victoria Harbour. It displays the hand prints of famous stars like Jackie Chan and Jet Li and has a statue of superstar Bruce Lee.

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After crossing Salisbury Road, continue walking forward to reach Avenue of Stars. Ten minutes from Golden Crown on foot.  Turn left to see the Bruce Lee statue and the stars for Jackie Chan, Jet Li and others.

       

             Just beside Avenue of Stars is the Star Ferry Terminal that has ferries that take passengers to and from Central.

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6. Near Kowloon Park

          The entrance to Kowloon Park along Haiphong Road is only about 5 minutes away from Golden Crown on foot. Among the interesting attractions at Kowloon Park are: Color Garden (features colorful flowers), Bird Lake (a lake with flamingos), Aviary, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Center, Chinese Garden, Maze Garden, Children’s Playground and Swimming Pool. Opening Hours: 5:00 am to midnight. Admission Fee: Free (except swimming pool).

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Golden Crown is just 5 minutes away from Kowloon Park on foot. Cross Nathan Road and turn left to Haiphong Road. Cross Haiphong Road and walk down the street until you see the entrance to Kowloon Park on the right.

 

7. Surrounded by shops and eateries

             Golden Crown Guesthouse is surrounded by shops from left to right, front to back. Right beside the entrance to Golden Crown Court is a Bonjour store where we were able to buy perfume at discounted prices. Other stores found at the immediate vicinity of Golden Crown are Giordano, G2000 and Sasa.

         Golden Crown is also just a few steps away from Mirador Mansions and Chungking Mansions which have shops, eateries and money changers inside. Chungking Mansions has a Cafe de Coral branch that serves affordable Chinese food (around HKD30 per meal).

           Big shopping malls along Canton Road are also just walking distance from Golden Crown like the Silvercord Mall, China Hong Kong City In-Town Outlets Mall and Harbour City Mall. Temple Street Night Market is only one MTR Station away (Jordan MTR Station along Tsuen Wan Line).

            Most establishments around Golden Crown are open only till 10:00 PM.  Good thing we found this eatery along Carnarvon Road at the back of Golden Crown. The eatery is beside Simpson Sin Tailor. We ate here at around 11:30PM. Rice meals cost HKD40. An order of noodle soup costs HKD32. A glass of cold milk tea costs HKD18 while hot milk tea costs HKD16.

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The eatery we found along Carnarvon Road behind Golden Crown. Located beside Simpson Sin Tailor.

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Yummy Chinese food

Rupert’s curry and rice meal (HKD40) + cold milk tea (HKD18).

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I gave some of my cuttlefish and seaweed noodle soup to Zuri.

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The eatery we found is located along Carnarvon Road, beside Simpson Sin Tailor.

 

8. Transparent and Prompt Transaction

     The good thing about transacting with Golden Crown is that they are very transparent and prompt. To make a reservation, go to their website http://www.goldencrownhk.com/ Then, click Reservation. Fill in the form and submit. You will be given an invoice number.

             Your reservation and its status will be displayed under Latest Reservation. Upon submitting my reservation, I received an email telling me how and how much to pay. The status of my reservation under Latest Reservation at this time was Email Sent. After paying the reservation fee by credit card, the status of my reservation under Latest Reservation changed to Finished. I also received an email confirming my reservation. I had to print this to show the receptionist later on upon check-in. Another way to view your reservation is by clicking My Reservation under Member Area. You will be asked to enter your email address and invoice number to log-in.

             If you have questions, click Guestbook. Type in your question here and submit. Then, your question will be displayed together with their reply on the Guestbook page. The Guestbook page displays all the questions of all the other guests, too. If you want to view only your own questions and their reply, click My Guestbook under Member Area.

             I reserved a Superior Quadruple Room for 3 nights (HKD 650/night). I was asked to pay HKD650 to confirm my reservation, then, I had to pay HKD1300 in cash upon check-in. Credit card payment is accepted for making reservations, but the balance should be paid in cash. There are no hidden charges. The room price stated in the website and in the email confirmation I received is the exact price I had to pay, not a single dollar more.

A Standard Single Room costs HKD350/night (PHP2,000).

A Standard Twin Bed (2 single beds) costs HKD420/night (PHP 2,400).

Renovated – Couple Room (one double bed) costs HKD420/night (PHP 2,400).

Renovated – Double (2 single beds) costs HKD470/night (PHP 2,700).

3 Persons Family (1 double 1 single bed) costs HKD580/night (PHP 3,300).

4 Persons Quadruple (2 double beds) costs HKD600/night (PHP 3,400).

Superior Quadruple (2 double beds) (our room – Room 616) costs HKD650/night (PHP 3,700).

Deluxe Couple (1 queen bed) costs HKD520/night (PHP 3,000).

Deluxe Quadruple (2 queen beds) costs HKD750/night (PHP 4,300).

All rooms come with an ensuite bathroom, telephone and free wi-fi. Tax and service charge are already included in the above prices. No hidden charges/additional fees.

       Golden Crown Guesthouse also sells discounted tickets to most attractions in Hong Kong. We bought our Disneyland tickets from them at HKD420/adult and HKD315/child (vs. HKD499/adult and HKD355/child Disneyland published rates). They gave us the actual Disneyland tickets (not vouchers). They only accept cash payment for the tickets.

          The people who manage Golden Crown Guesthouse, Eric and Kenny, are very nice,  helpful, approachable, easy to talk to and have a good command of English.  Golden Crown has become quite popular to tourists on a budget that it easily gets fully-booked. In order to get a room, be sure to reserve way in advance (4 months in advance).

     The complete address of Golden Crown Guesthouse is 5/F Golden Crown Court, 66-70 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HongKong. Golden Crown’s website is http://www.goldencrownhk.com/

Thanks for Reading! 🙂

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74 comments

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi! Pagpasok ng A21 bus, may luggage area doon before makarating sa seats. Driver, then luggage area, then seats. Just leave your luggage sa luggage area. Pwedeng ipatong lang doon, sometimes may tali rin. Passengers ang nagdadala ng luggage, hindi nakakapag check in and leave ng luggage na parang sa plane.:)

  1. Eduardo Angeles says:

    Very informative, and I can feel the genuine intention to help our future Hong Kong visitor like me. Thanks. Pinned your URL, as I’ll be making our itinerary soon. Quite a huge challenge creating an itinerary on a place you haven’t been yet. But people like you decreases the difficulty. Thanks. Bless you and your family.

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Thank you so much! Enjoy your HK vacation! God bless you, too, and your family!!! 🙂

  2. Jeanette Ramos says:

    A very informative blog. It helps me a lot in planning my itinerary for my Macau-Hong Kong trip next year. Thanks for that! Anyways, can I ask if do we need to bring an adaptor for charging our gadgets? Or the guest house will provide it? What I’ve searched is that Hong Kong uses 3-rectangular/circular pin for electric plugs unlike the Philippines which only uses 2-rectangular pin.

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Thanks! From what I remember, wala naman kaming dinalang adaptor so it was probably provided already by Golden Crown. Best to bring your own just to be sure. Sorry for the late reply. 🙂

  3. slowwd says:

    hi. your blog is so informative. i really enjoyed it. however, i would like to know how were you able to pay for your reservation since the Golden Crown requires a payment for the first night beforehand. Are there any other means of paying them aside from credit card?

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      I used credit card po. I’m sorry I can no longer find the email that GC sent me about the payment options. Sorry for the late reply.

  4. Melody says:

    Hi mommy kay! Thank you very much for these infos and tips! Im very much amazed on how detailed you documented your trips. I’m also very glad I found your blog since we’ll also be staying at Golden Crown in TST for our Hongkong trip this January with my family. Thanks again and say hi for me to Zuri! 😘 😊

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! Hope you enjoyed your HK trip! Zuri says hi! 🙂

  5. Cyres Gomez says:

    Hi po. Ask ko lang ho if san kayo kumuha ng internet aside ho sa wifi ng guesthouse? para ho sana makapag google map while on the road sa HK. thanks

  6. Sydney says:

    Kudos po sa blog nyo ma’am! Very informative and easy to understand as well. By the way ma’am, I’m just curious kung merong mini ref and microwave oven dun sa goldencrown hotel? Thanks in advance po!

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Thank you! Sa room po namin (Superior Quadruple), walang ref and microwave. Golden Crown has a microwave (just ask the receptionist about this) but no ref as far as I know.

  7. Chix C says:

    hi! question po, do you have an idea if we can borrow ng extension cord sa golden crown guesthouse?

  8. Steven n says:

    I very much like localized location of this gh.very easy to get around city the room was very big consideration for the western people like myself.room was clean everyday shower had hot water and bed and floor was kept clean by housekeeping.. I would go back again in December 2016..

  9. Shilvia says:

    Thank you a million for the comprehensive reviews and explanation! Really appreciate it!

  10. mcoy says:

    Hi! I’d just like to ask if pwede pa mag-singit ng isang 11 year old doon sa room na kinuha ‘nyo? Bale 5 people na ang mag-stay sa room. Thanks in advance.

  11. filz says:

    Glad I came across your blog. This is very informative and helpful to our upcoming Hongkong trip.

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi. I don’t know the exact measurements of the room but it was enough to fit two double beds, a side table, a desk and still leave some room for luggages. With three adults and one kid, we had enough walking space and never bumped into each other. 🙂

  12. Meutia says:

    Hi. I’m visiting Hong Kong next month. Thanks a lot for the story and the review. It really help, a lot! We’ll stay at the Golden Crown Court too, but different hotel. And planning to take the A21 bus too to the hotel.

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi! Hope you enjoyed your HK trip. Thanks for reading my blog. 🙂

  13. assirc says:

    Hi! Can I ask for the link of the site on where you booked for a room in Golden Crown? 🙂

  14. Bee says:

    Hi Mommy Kay,

    Tanong ko lang sana kung ito bang room na ito ay “renovated room”? Salamat

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi! No po. We stayed at the Superior Quadruple Room. This is different from the Renovated-Double. 🙂

  15. Maggie says:

    You’re blog is a blessing for me who will travel alone in HK. Because of your blog, I feel confident to travel around HK. Sobrang thank you.

  16. Dhen says:

    Hi, great blog. I just want to ask. re: A21 double decker —Safe naman iwan lang yung bags sa baba then sa taas uupo? TIA!

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Thanks! Yes, we left our bags at the designated area, then we went to the upper deck for a while. All our things were still there when we got back. 🙂

  17. ces says:

    can we have the email add of golden crown so that we can inquire regarding the rates and available dates?thanks.

  18. Kristine Catanghal says:

    Hi sis, ask ko lang kung anu yun knuha nyong mtr octopus ticket? Yun may airport express na unlimited 3days mtr ride or yun hkd150 lang na ikaw na bahala magload if maubusan? Sa Golden Crown din kasi kame magsstay, I don’t think na need nmn yun airport express kasi parang dalawang babaan kame unlike yun aibus a21 pagbaba andun na. Thank you very much for the great review, ang laking tulong sobra. 🤗 God bless you! 😊

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi sis. 🙂 We got the on-loan octopus card (that covered both Airbus21 and MTR expenses) for HKD 150/adult and HKD70/child (plus additional HKD50 top-up for the child) on our first day in Hong Kong. Given our itinerary kasi, mas mura pa rin ito than the unlimited option. There was even one day during our trip (when we did a day tour to Macau) that we did not even use the octopus card. So at the end of our trip, we even got a HKD 125 refund for our unused octopus card credits.:)

      It all depends on your itinerary and how often you will ride the MTR. 🙂 To help you compute your MTR expenses, you may visit this site: http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/tickets/tf_index.html

      If you have already planned your itinerary, just use the Train Trip Planner to know how much it will cost to ride the MTR from one particular station to another. From there, you will be able to compute your transpo expenses for three days and compare this price to the amount you will have to pay for a 3-day unlimited rides option. This will help you find out which one is the cheaper/ mas sulit option for you. 🙂

      Hope this helps. 🙂

  19. maria abalos says:

    Hi! Thank you for a very informative blog. We are also going to stay at Golden Crown so I listed down your suggestions.

    I just have a question, where did you have your money changed? Did you bring dollars of Philippine peso will do? Any suggestion will be very useful.

    Thanks.

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi! When we travel, Rupert and I usually just withdraw money from the atm or exchange money at the money changers at the airport upon arrival. For us, this is the most convenient way so we won’t have to look for a money changer elsewhere anymore. We save time and effort. The difference in exchange rates does not really matter much to us because we don’t exchange big amounts of money anyway. We use our credit cards, too, so we don’t really need too much cash.

      Also, we just bring Peso for the same reasons I stated above.

      But my sister exchanged her money at the money changers inside Mirador Mansions TST. Mirador Mansions is also found along Tsim Sha Tsui, just walking distance from Golden Crown.

      Hope you enjoy your trip to Hong Kong. Thanks for writing to me and hope my answer helps. 🙂

  20. Regina says:

    Dear Mommy Kay,

    Thank you very much for your detailed and very informative blog. Your blog has been my guide and reference since day 1 of planning for our Hongkong-Macau trip this October. Through your blog I booked our reservation at Golden Crown on May as I was convinced that we would also enjoy our stay there and that it would be a very convenient place to stay at. Maybe we will also follow your whole itinerary including that of Macau. =) Thank you lots.. Btw, my husband, our 5-year old daughter and I will be the ones travelling, do we still need to bring documents other than our passports, hotel booking & two-way plane ticket print outs? Say the birth certificate of our daughter, our marriage contract? Thank you much for your anticipated kind response. =) Best regards.

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi Regina!

      You’ve made my day! I’m always happy to know that my blog is useful. Thank you! 🙂

      Regarding your question, in my experience, I’ve never been asked to present any document other than our passports to clear immigration both in the Philippines and in the other countries I’ve been to. We cleared Hong Kong and Macau immigrations pretty fast with no questions asked. The immigration officers did not even talk to us. If your daughter carries your and your husband’s last name, I think she will be able to clear immigration with no problem, too. (It’s a different case if the mother and child don’t carry the same last name, like in cases of remarriage. I think there are some additional documents required for such cases.)

      Having said that, I also like being as prepared as I can be for any eventuality. I actually always bring a copy of Zuri’s birth certificate, our marriage contract and other supporting documents that we already have at home anyway when we travel. I do this every time even though I’ve never encountered any situation in our travels wherein I needed these additional documents. Hope that helps. 🙂

      Hoping for an awesome Hong Kong-Macau vacation for you and your family in October!:) God bless and thanks for writing! 🙂

      • Regina says:

        Hi Mommy Kay,

        Hope you and your family are well. 🙂

        Just I want to share that it’s our first night here at Golden Crown/HK. And as I’ve mentioned before, we really are following your itinerary. 😊 Thank you again for your super helpful blog.

        • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

          Hi Regina! Yes, I’m well, thank you. 🙂 I actually just celebrated my birthday. That’s why I wasn’t able to reply to your message/comment right away. 🙂

          It’s so nice to hear from you, especially while you are on vacation yourself. Thanks for updating me. 🙂 I hope you’re having a blast in HK! How’s Golden Crown/HK? Is it still how I described it in my blog? 🙂

  21. Glem says:

    Hi..about octopus card if my sobrang laman ang card san po ba mag pa refund?
    Or any mtr customer service?

    Thanks

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi! Nagparefund kami ng unused credits ng Octopus card sa Hong Kong International Airport na before our flight back to Manila. 🙂

        • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

          Glem, there are Airport Express Customer Service desks sa Area A and Area B ng Arrival Hall sa Terminal 1. Ganito yung itsura (I got this photo from http://www.hongkongextras.com):
          Airport Express customer service desk Arrival Hall Terminal 1 photo credit:www.hongkongextras.com

          Dito kami nagparefund ng Octopus Card. Hindi naman kami nahirapan hanapin yung customer service desk, naglakad lang kami ng kaunti and read the signs pagbaba namin ng A21 bus. 🙂

  22. Jenn says:

    Ms. Kaye, mag travel ako with my husband and my 8 year old son, do I need to reserve a 3 person family room or possible ba na ma- reserve ang double room lng nila? May child policy ba ang Golden Crown guest house na children below 11 y/o is free of charge, using the existing bed with their parents.

    Thank you.

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi Jenn! According to the Golden Crown website, children 6 years old and above are counted as adults. For clarification, you may contact Golden Crown directly through their website. Based on my experience, they reply to inquiries promptly. 🙂

  23. Arian says:

    Hi Kay!

    I’m wondering if we can buy tickets in the hostel but we won’t be staying there. possible kaya yun? or they only offer discounted tickets sa mga guests nila?

    Thanks!

  24. Jing R. Mendoza says:

    Very nice, helpful and informative blog. Complete with pictures and maps. Plus, you really make it to a point to answer your readers’ questions. We will also go to Hong Kong this week to celebrate my birthday and it will be 2nd time. After reading your blog i must say, I got more useful and practical tips to follow, which I wasn’t able to do on my first visit to Hong Kong.We will also stay at Golden Crown, I’m more confident now with my chosen place to stay. I definitely saved all your tips to enjoy more my HK trip. Thank you and God bless!

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hello Jing! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so touched you took the time to send me your comment. I feel like I’m on top of the world whenever I receive messages like yours. Thank you! 🙂

      Happy Happy Birthday!!! I wish you the best time in Hong Kong (for the second time!). God bless you!!! 🙂

  25. Guillen says:

    Hi Kay!
    We are excited for our trip on March 2017 and guess what, we are following your itinerary haha. We booked on the same hotel and also will follow your DIY MACAU Tour. Such a helpful blog 🙂 Thank you!

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi Guillen! I’m so excited for you! 🙂 Oh, one more tip, I wasn’t able to do this in Macau but my sister swears by the Portuguese egg tarts there! She tried both the egg tarts in Hong Kong and in Macau and though the ones in Hong Kong are good, Macau’s egg tarts are the best! Thanks for reading my blog! Enjoy! 🙂

  26. Mae says:

    Hi Mommy Kay,

    Ask ko po sana kung pwede ba gumamit din ng Child octopus card kahit tourist lng? And alam nio po ba kung saan kami makakabili ng elder at child na octopus card? Kasama po kasi namin ung lolo ko at ung 11 yr old ko na pamangkin. TIA

    Thanks din po sa blog very usefull ☺

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi Mae!
      Yes, tourists are allowed to use the Octopus card. My daughter Zuri used a child Octopus card when we were in Hong Kong. Make sure that the child uses a child Octopus card, that the adults use adult Octopus cards and that your Lolo uses the Elder Octopus card because the MTR rates for children, adults and elderly differ. Children and elderly pay lower MTR rates compared to adults. You can buy Octopus cards from Airport Express Customer Service desks located at Area A and Area B of the Arrival Hall at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1. The Octopus card is also available at all MTR Stations including the Airport Express Station at the Hong Kong International Airport. Hope this helps! Thanks for reading my blog! 🙂

  27. Mae says:

    Thanks Mommy Kay☺

    I’m worried because from hkia we will go directly to macau via skypier and we might not be able to buy elder and child octopus card.

  28. Liz says:

    Hi Mommy Kay!
    this is very helpful.
    do you think the other room types are equally clean and spacious like the superior quadruple?
    we are only 3 and would opt for the 3persons family room.

    • kaytsingson@gmail.com says:

      Hi Liz! Thank you. 🙂 I wasn’t able to see the other rooms but Golden Crown has good reviews naman. The other rooms may not be as spacious pero most probably clean din. 🙂 Enjoy your trip! Thanks for reading my blog! 🙂

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