For a tourist Hong Kong can be a relatively cheap destination. As a major travel hub it's relatively inexpensive to get here and transport in the city itself is a bargain. Aside from Ocean Park and Disneyland there are few attractions that require you to shell out a stack of cash and good food is so cheap it will have you swearing to never eat another McDonalds again in your life.
The problem and potential depth charge that will sink your wallet is accommodation. Hotel prices in Hong Kong are painful. But it's not all bad news.
For those that have the cash to splash the hotels here are second to none in defining luxury. The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong was the flagship hotel for the Mandarin brand and its carefully crafted rooms, Michelin starred restaurants and award winning spa will impress even the most experience five star traveller.
At the other end of the market there are hotels that are focussed on delivering affordability. The BP International Hong Kong packs little wow factor, it mostly boasts seventies tired factor but the rooms have the usual amenities, the lifts work (mostly) and the prices are significantly cheaper than other three star rivals.