Replies: 12 - Last Post: Mar 6, 2013 8:25 PM Last Post By: chungwan
Aug 22, 2008 2:51 PM
Anyone ever stayed on Lamma Island during their trip to Hong Kong? Lonely Planet says you can get reasonably priced accommadation there.
How did you find it? Did the ferry trips make it an inconvenient place to stay?
Aug 22, 2008 5:45 PM
A colleague of mine just organized a number of friends to stay at Concerto Inn for a weekend a few weeks ago and they really enjoyed it. It's not first class accommodation but it's right on the beach (Hung Shing Yeh) and is a nice relaxing place to stay. The website (http://www.concertoinn.com.hk) makes it look a little more posh than it is but the price isn't bad for HK and it gives you a contrast from the hustle and bustle of Kowloon and HK Island. But - this place is a 20 minute walk from the ferry pier so - if you are just using it as a bed and going back and forth every day - you might want to google "Guest House" and Lamma to find another place closer to the pier.
Ferries are frequent and fast (20 min from HK Island): http://www.hkkf.com.hk/en/ferry/schedule.htm
Judy in Sai Kung - where we don't yet have a hotel but there are some great hostels - a little far from transportation though :(
Aug 22, 2008 8:13 PM
2I stayed at one of the small hotels just at the pier when entering Lamma Island several years ago. The two I checked out were not bad in price, the island was great to visit and walk about, and the ferry is very fast to HK.
This past February I visited the island again, but didn't stay overnight. It still looked like two hotels were very close to the pier and may still be a reasonable price. Sorry, I don't know the names and when I tried finding a hotel there online I was unsuccessful. Book one night in HK and travel over to Lamma Island early in the morning. Check with the places when you arrive and see if you can get a place to stay.
Aug 22, 2008 11:22 PM
3I always stay on Lamma when I go to HKG as it's pretty laid back, good food, friendly people, not bad beach, nd does not move at the frenetic pace of Central or TST....Lots of rooms so just take the ferry over and look at some...not bad ones abouve the bakery just after the public WC on the main street....
Aug 22, 2008 11:58 PM
Aug 23, 2008 4:25 AM
5i hope this helps..
Bali Holiday Resort - i dont have the rates.
Tel: 2982 4580
8 Yung Shue Wan Main St, Lamma Island
the one nearest the ferry pier - Man Lai Wah Hotel - room starts at hkd 650 on weekend..
at Kathmandu Inn (abt 5 mins walk from the pier), room starts at hkd100 on weekdays. hkd 150 on weekend, though the rooms are spartan.
Lamma Island residents maintain a website - www.lamma.com.hk
you can post enquiries.
Edited by: chungwan
Aug 23, 2008 7:55 AM
6IMHO, whether it is too inconvenient to stay out on Lamma depends on what you want to do with your trip. A 45 minute ferry ride into Central is not in itself terrible, but if you want to see other parts of Hong Kong (say Sai Kung, which is gorgeous), you have to count 45 minutes for the ferry and then another hour to Sai Kung. Same thing for visiting the Big Buddha on Lantau. Even Stanley becomes almost a two-hour trip, one way. For me, the inconvenience factor would be too high.
Oct 12, 2008 7:00 AM
I am considering travelling to HK in a few weeks and going on to Lamma Island where I would like to stay. Any suggestions for expectations, I read post about accommodations, but not sure how to interpret. Are they guest houses or hotels? how about amenities, private showers etc..What is there to do during the day or night life? Thanks guys!
Oct 12, 2008 7:29 AM
Oct 17, 2008 1:08 AM
9There are many guest houses on Lamma and most of them are not represented on the net. Also, they tend to be half empty in the week and fill up on the weekends when the rates often jump. As you get off the ferry at Yung Shue Wan and walk through the village, there are various estate agents (sometimes just Chinese notices in the window) and most of these will double up as agents for holiday lets. Also, you might see small signs posted in some shop windows. The bulk of these might cost in the region HK150-HK300. Kathmandu Guest House has long been a traditional cheapie. If you do arrive and aren't sure where to look, just ask around as most people know someone who will be able to help. Autumn is the 'high season' in HK so expect this time to be a little busier. Autumn is the very best time to be on Lamma and you can expect perfect weather and the island is at its magical best.
Nov 27, 2008 5:38 AM
Apr 10, 2012 1:44 PM
11I went past there the other day and the music was thumping out. It would be a nightmare to stay there and not cheap. There are a few people in the village who rent out rooms commercially and the only way to find them is to ask around. The supermarket owner has one in which I stayed last year and it cost me something like 2000 or more for the week. The various estate agencies in the village would be worth asking and I think that the Kathmandu Guest House is still running. Also try the Waterfront which has at least one room for rent.
Mar 6, 2013 8:25 PM
12Just an update :
The boat ride from Central to Lamma Island (Yung Shue Wan) - and vice versa - does not last more than 30 minutes.
There is an additional 2:30 am ferry on Friday and Saturday night (or should I say, 2:30 on Saturday and Sunday morning), presumably to accommodate people out having in Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai.
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