Accommodation

A number of rooms have been reserved for conference participants at two hotels within an easy 10 minute walk of The University of Hong Kong main campus.

  • Hotel Jen, 508 Queens Road West, Hong Kong
    https://www.hoteljen.com/hongkong/westerndistrict/about/
    Superior Room:  Conference rate is HK$900/ night; breakfast (additional HK$100/head)
    Deluxe Harbour View Room: Conference rate is HK$1,050/ night; breakfast (additional HK$100/head)
    The link above comes with group discount.
  • Island Pacific Hotel, 152 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong
    https://www.sino-hotels.com/hk/island-pacific/en/
    Superior Room: Corporate rate is HK$880/night; breakfast (additional HK$110/head)
    Upon registration for the APRU-SCL Conference, attendees will be given a specific conference registration code that they can use to book available rooms at the above rates.

With the opening of HKU Station on the new West Island Line of the MTR underground railway system, the conference is within 25 minutes journey from most parts of Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon peninsula, with more than 200 hotels to choose from – to suit all styles and budgets.

(ref. Booking.comHotel.com, Tripadvisor, Skyscanner, Agoda, Expedia and many similar travel websites).  Hotel rates fluctuate significantly from day to day, from website to website, so it is well worth taking time and shopping around.  However, while September is not within the peak holiday season in Hong Kong, occupancy rates are always high, so early reservation is strongly recommended.

The route from Hotel Jen would go via MTR HKU Exit B2 not B1

  1. Enter HKU MTR station via Exit B2 on Hill Road, behind hotel.
  2. Follow underground passageways all the way through the station to Exit A1.
  3. Take Lift to Exit A1 to Pokfulam Road
  4. On exiting circle round to Pokfulam Road and then turn right to enter the campus through the West Gate.
  5. Follow the internal road to the Main Building (walk takes about 10mins)

The route from Island Pacific would be via MTR Sai Ying Pun Exit C

  1. Walk along Des Veoux Road West to MTR Sai Ying Pun Exit B3
  2. Follow underground passageways through to the station either
  3. Take MTR train to HKU Station (1 stop, Kennedy Town direction)
  4. Take Lift to Exit A1 to Pokfulam Road
  5. On exiting circle round to Pokfulam Road and then turn right to enter the campus through the West Gate.
  6. Follow the internal road to the Main Building (takes about 15mins)

or

  1. Continue on foot all the way through Sai Ying Pun station to Exit C.
  2. Take Lift to Exit C on Bonham Road
  3. Head west along Bonham Road to University East Gate (approx. 400m) (takes about 20mins)
  4. Walk up the vehicle ramp to the Main Building

The alternative of walking route along Des Veoux Road West, up Eastern Street and then right along Bonham Road to University East Gate is not really an option in the summer heat.