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14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

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14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

I have a 14 hour layover in Hong Kong in May.

I land at 6AM in the morning and have an onward flight at around 8pm.

I am planning on visiting the city for 3-4 hours and then rest of the hours relaxing in the lounge.

I land at 6am leave airport by 7:30am.

Reach the Peak Tran station at 9am.

Visit the peak and be back at the airport by 12-1.30 pm.

So uhmm,

How much time does it take the train to reach the Hong Kong station from Airport station?

Can this be done : I arrive in the morning flight.

Go through security,

check-in to the Plaza Premium Lounge in the West Hall ( i will be buying access to it ) take a shower,

leave the restricted area, pass through immigration,visit the city. (just the Peak) and then come back again to the lounge in under 5 hours?

How is the weather in october?

Anything would be appreciated. The lounge is 88 bucks for 10 hours so i need to be sure that i can leave the lounge as well as the secured area and come back, it doesnt matter if they keep the hours ticking! :)

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1. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

The Airport Express train - the platform is right across the Arrival Hall - takes only 24 minutes to reach Hong Kong Station. So it takes only about 30 minutes, counting some waiting time. If you take a taxi to the Peak, that's another 20 to 30 minutes, tops. Your plan should be easily achieved.

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2. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

Queues for the Peak Tram should be short at that hour - note that Peak Tower opens only at 10:00 on weekdays.

Weather in May will be humid, and getting warm.

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3. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

I don't know anyone who's ever tried to leave the pay-in lounge and then come back hours later. I suspect you'd have to pay again, unless you book a long-time stay in the lounge (their packages are priced according to the number of hours you will stay there. Suggest you check out their website or if necessary contact the lounge ( and ask them directly.

http://www.plaza-network.com/

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4. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

- Admission to the lounge is limited to fixed # hours=, although I am not sure how they can keep track, as the place is always busy. However if you leave and re-enter, they cannot turn a blind eye to the number of hours you have purchased. I suppose you can purchase the shower package only in the morning and then a 2 hr block after your city excursion.

- Going from air side PPL West Hall back to land side via immigration (after your morning shower) requires a special escort. Beware that sometimes people have to wait for a long time (up to an hour) for such escort.

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5. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

Thanks guys!

@Hk_observer i was planning to pay for 10+ hours. :)

@bibimbob even i m now thinking of the same. A shower package and then a smaller block. There is one PPL in the arrivals of terminal 2/1? I can buy the shower package there. But i dont thibk its worth paying usd 24 for a shower. :|

And where do i read more about this special escort? Cant we just exit the gate area and then when i come back, i go through security again.

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6. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

thanks guys.

I was planning to buy 10 hours access.

bibimbob, can u let me know more about that escort service?

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7. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

I would suggest you use the Plaza Premium Lounge Arrivals Lounge landside in the morning for your shower. It is located just under the train station. Then when you return, go airside and use the departures lounge for the amount of time you need, without worrying about whether you can come and go.

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8. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

I cant seem to reply to posts.

Thanks guys!

I m planning to try those michelin star dim sums!

I suppose Tim Ho Wan does take-away? I can just sit anywhere and eat if it skips the lines!

EDIT: I could post! haha!

I was planning to visit the city and then take the shower. :| I cant get myself to spend 25 USD for a shower.

Someone told me Avenue Of stars>Peak! True?

I have a 5 hour layover in July too at HKG, what can i do in five hours. Get the dim sums and rush back? :P

Edited: 24 March 2014, 20:37
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9. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

"Someone told me Avenue Of stars>Peak! True?"

What do your symbols mean? Greater Than? Avenue Of Stars "greater than" Peak, exclamation mark?

If you meant "someone told me Avenue of the Stars is the SAME PLACE as The Peak", then it is not the case. They are 2 different places. Avenue of the Stars is at sea level, harbour front, at Tsim Sha Tsui. The Peak is at 1500 feet sea level, overlooking the Victoria Harbour.

If you meant "someone told me Avenue of the Stars is better for a visit than the Peak"... that's hard to judge. Different folks feel differently about things.

If you meant "someone told me Avenue of the Stars is higher than the Peak", then it is not true.

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10. Re: 14 hours in Hong Kong ,The Peak and Plaza Premium Lounge

@HappyFeet lol.

I meant Avenue of Stars is better then the Peak. :)

Can u tell me more about Tim Ho Wan? I m "kind of" a vegetarian. I do eat chicken sometimes but i havent had pork or shrimp ever. Should i bother going there?