Our return to the US from New Zealand was rather leisurely, with a two-night stopover in Sydney and one night in Hong Kong. It was an interesting change to go from the sparsely populated South Island, to the more populated North Island of New Zealand, then onto the cityscape of Sydney and the density of Hong Kong over the course of a week.
Where we stayed in Sydney
Meriton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street was one of the better priced options, and given the proximity to the main train station and Chinatown, our studio apartment was located in a great spot for us. The room was quite spacious and comfortable, with a small couch, table and kitchenette. It was also surprisingly quiet.
The bathroom was quite modern, and had a good amount of storage for those staying longer. We would definitely consider a return.
Where we stayed in Hong Kong
We used a free night certificate at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui which has a good location in Kowloon. The lobby is a floor above street level, and several floors above the underground taxi stand. We were quickly checked-in to our room and were on our way. The room was comfortable with a big desk perfect for charging our devices and good closet area that was helpful for re-packing our bags. Like many Hyatts, this room had a large bathroom including a soaker tub and separate shower, perfect for relaxing after a long plane ride and walking around Hong Kong for a few hours. Overall, a very nice stay, and a good use of a free-night certificate!