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Murray House

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Address: Jiamei Road, South District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Looks great but nothing much to see..

The building itself looks interesting and as mentioned by other reviewers, Murray House was initially in Central and they have "moved" it to Stanley. There is nothing much to see... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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MY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The building itself looks interesting and as mentioned by other reviewers, Murray House was initially in Central and they have "moved" it to Stanley. There is nothing much to see though but restaurants only?! It was nice to see people walking their dogs in Stanley.. Anyways, the location is good as you can easily visit all these attractions nearby Murray... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Murray House was originally built in Central District at the site where the Bank of China Tower is,now. The Victoria-era building was designed by the British army officers and was built by the Royal Engineers When the building was completed, it was used as an officers' quarter. In the 2nd World War,during the Japanese occupation of Hongkong from 1941-1945,it... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Splendid looking facade which use't to be in HK itself. Feel a little cheated to find out its been moved and partially rebuilt. Can well imagine it being an officers mess in the past.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Murray house is nice and interesting historical building that was moved to Stanley. Its part of the nice seaside path and shopping complex. It is filled with restaurants and shops. It a good place to eat if you are in Stanley and has us a good view of Stanley coast line. However beyond that its really not that interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Good experience if you value history and heritage. Stanley Market is a bit expensive. I recommend shopping elsewhere such as night market.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The building is of historical interest and is a lovely example of British colonial. It is great that rather than consign it to the bulldozers, they moved it from Central to Stanley. Having said that, there is not much to do there apart from eat in one of the expensive restaurants that it houses. If you are in Stanley, check... More 

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HK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Murray House was one of the oldest surviving public buildings in Hong Kong. It was moved from Central to Stanley in 1982. I like the architecture with its unique heavy stone walls and many flat arched openings. All floors have verandas on all sides with Roman style column as support. It is a must-see place in Stanley and if you... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This building was moved from Central. Originally built in 1846 as a mess for the officers. It moved to Stanley. Great food from different countries, with terraces and nice sea views.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Murray House has strong ties to Hong Kong’s colonial past, having long served as an officer’s quarters during the period of British rule. Being built in classical architecture style, it is one of the very oldest surviving structures in Hong Kong. The Murray House was originally located in the Central District but was dissembled and moved to its present... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Don't be fooled by the Govt insistence that Murray House was reassmebled brick-by-brick. It's pure fantasy. In reality the centre has been formed using a concrete structure with the various external verandhas hung on the outsude like an Xmas tree. It looks nice but a failure for HK heritage preservation. It has a decent range of eateries inside and the... More 

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