About this listing
Located right in the heart of Central, this 2 bed room apartment with nice furnishings is the perfect drop spot for a visit to Hong Kong. Restaurants,shops,antiques,etc. From traditional to ultra modern part of Hong Kong, everything is within reach
You really can't ask for a better location. In the middle of Central, Hong Kong Island the apartment is connected to "the Center" which the the 15th tallest building in the world, and landscape of Hong Kong.
Walking distance to the MTR (subway station) and next to bus stops and tram stops.
Restaurants, convenient stores, markets and bars all around.
This is a 2 Bedroom Apartment with a double pullout sofa bed in the living room so can comfortably sleep 4 adults or 3 couples.
There is a full bathroom with separate shower , A full kitchen(very big)with microwave oven, water heater, induction cooker stove and refrigerator.
Wireless internet ready with super fast connection (Not shared with anyone outside your private apartment)
Cable TV, DVD player and a 40 inch HD Plasma TV!
Brand new Air conditioners in every room!
The apartment is on the 3rd Floor and there is no elevator in the building.
This listing is for the entire apartment and you will NOT have to share with any other guests.
The apartment is:
35 minutes from Disneyland
30 minutes from the airport
20 minutes from Ocean Park
15 minutes from the Wan Chai Exhibition Center
15 minutes from Tsim Sha Tsui
8 minutes from the Macau Ferry
5 minutes from the IFC (International Finance Center)
**In the past I have borrowed out adapters for FREE to guests as a courtesy and convenience, however, too many have not been returned (over 50) and I can no longer keep up with restocking. Unfortunately, I can't provide these for free but if necessary, will sell them AT COST (@HKD20) instead. Sorry that this gesture failed.
Guests have access to:
- FREE WiFi
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Microwave, Hot Water Boiler, Cooker
- Towels, Sheets, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Soap, etc.
Interaction with Guests
As much as possible or invisible if you want. I will try to meet with arriving guests and show them the area. Whenever guests need information or recommendations, I am always available via messaging or phone.
Central MTR is 5 min walk away.
Trams, buses, mini buses, taxis are all just a stone's throw away to get you all throughout Hong Kong. You couldn't ask for a more convenient location.
Other Things to Note
Once you arrive in Hong Kong, everything is quite simple and all starts with a call from the FREE phones at the airport located in the hall immediately after you pass through baggage customs. There is also a Visitors Center there if you would like to pick up some maps, local travel guides, etc. to read on your way to the apartment. If you need a local SIM card, there is a 7-11 in the middle section of the main arrival hall where they see all types of SIM cards, I usually prefer the PCCW brand as it is the larges local operator.
This is a Strictly NON SMOKING Flat.
UPON ARRIVAL AT PROPERTY, ALL GUESTS MUST WAIT FOR ME AT THE FRONT GATE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. BUILDING RESIDENTS WILL COMPLAIN TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IF THE LOBBY AREA INSIDE BUILDING IS BLOCKED. THANKS FOR YOUR KIND UNDERSTANDING FOR AN ENJOYABLE STAY.
Check in time is AFTER 12:30 pm. Make sure to contact us by phone at least 30 minutes prior to arrival such that we can meet you at the flat to hand you the keys and acquaint you to the surroundings. As this is a family business, please try your best to arrive at the apartment as early as possible. After 11:30pm as transport to the apartment is limited for us, we have to charge HKD150 to cover our taxi transport cost to and from the apartment. We are generally exhausted at the end of the day and we really would rather you arrive early and not have to charge this.
Guests must wait for us OUTSIDE the building upon arrival and not enter the building without us as this causes unnecessary misunderstandings with the property management and residents of the buildings.
Check out time is STRICT at 11:00 am. NO EXCEPTIONS or you will be charged for an extra full day. Our cleaning crew will arrive at 11:00 am to service the flat for the next guest, thanks for your cooperation.
Please help us save the environment by turning off electrical appliances when leaving the apartment or not using them.
Water heater needs to be turned off when not using. If it breaks due to prolonged time left on, you will not have any hot water for your stay and will be subject to expensive repair charges.
In the case that you have an evening departure flight:
Please note that you can check in your luggage at anytime during the same day as your flight at the Hong Kong Station Airport Express, which is only a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from the apartment. That way you would be free to explore the city on your last day, not having to worry about your luggage or rushing to the airport since you have already checked in, you will not have to be at the airport as early as everyone else.
All airlines flying from Hong Kong airport offer In Town check in, EXCEPT the following:
Jetstar Asia Airlines
We only waited for 20 minutes in the summer heat of the city for the host's mother to show us the apartment and open the door for us .
The apartment was nice, as advertised. We managed to use the washing machine by prying the machine door opened with a tool because it was broken by previous tenants. The apartment was very close to the Airport Expressway Central Station and was close to all my activities in Central.
We tell all our guests to call us from the Free phones at the airport. Then we meet them at the flat approx 1 hour from the call. When we met this father and daughter, they seemed to be unhappy with each other and decided it would be easier to take it out on me instead. The daughter was unhappy about everything before we even arrived. Therefore, there really was no pleasing her, as much as we tried.
As for the keys, we normally have two sets of keys for our guests; but often the previous guests forget and end up not leaving them in the flat. We now have a policy that we only offer 1 key to guests; if we can get them extra keys, then we try our best. The guest said that it should be so easy to have the extra key... but I didn't expect that it was missing to begin with. So even though I gave him the extra key and tried to make them happy... they still need to complain. This group was more than difficult to please. For sure I did not have an argument with my guest; we just don't do that.
Now TV is one of the largest companies in Hong Kong and it also supplies the wifi for the flat; they were one of the first cable companies in Hong Kong and we have always used them, just as over 6 million people and more use them here.
Yes, the other flat was not available; but I told them early that their was a change and that we were upgrading them to a much better and more convenient flat in the main part of Central and they agreed for it... but again have to complain once they left. There was just no pleasing this guest. But before he left he called me and told me what a wonderful time he had and how he enjoyed his stay and the flat was great. He talked about the great time he had for over 30 minutes.
the location is perfectly in central. 5mins walking distance to IFC and through IFC you can go anywhere you want. I haven't seen host, however they are so kind and professional. This house is quite smaller than pictures provided and dirty. And Totally humid/wet and has smell of humidity. (Actually my mom is quite sensitive of smell and she could not enjoying stay at this house because of smell.) This house is good for persons who just want to sleep (not cooking and washing clothes). We, 4 of family members choose this house to cook ourselves and wash clothes with washing machine. However all dishes, plates, bowls, etc are quite dirty so we gave up to cook. the important thing for us is washing machine however handle of washing machine was broken by previous user and it was not repaired. Also shampoo was not provided(only body wash and conditioner), so we bought shampoo at convenience store. One of beds is not properly worked, it's with creaking noise. Noises were disturbing our sleep, so we did not use this bed. Because of this bed, we decided to use sofa-bed. However when we make it as bed, it's really dirty. We just used once and never used. Air conditionals in the bed room are quite noisy so we only turned on air conditional in living room. And there is electric fan, and it looks like it never cleaned since it was born. The fan is covered by dusts. Ref is big and clean enough. I'm sure that previous user(s) paid cleaning fee, however house is not cleaned totally. I hope my cleaning fee is helpful for next users. The strength for this house is location only. If the house is more clean than I used, I prefer to visit again. If not, sorry I will look for others. Anyway the host is so kind and provide information clearly.
The location is great, very convinient for visiting the PEAK, Ferry and closoed to Central Metro Station.
Brend is helpful and fast response, much appreciated.
We were met by a friend a Brends who was very friendly and welcoming. The little ally you have to walk down can be a little dirty and smelly but he surrounding area was great! Very good location. The picture made the flat look a little bigger than it is, but we weren't in the apartment too often so it was fine. And actually the space was very adequate. The apartment has everything you need and was very clean when we arrived. Hot showers and good water pressure. Really enjoyed our stay!!!
My three friends and I really liked Brend's apartment! We stayed for three nights, and after a tiny bout of miscommunication in the beginning (completely my fault), the rest of our nights went very smoothly. The location was very close to central and close to bakeries, a 7/11, etc. It is quite small for four people when utilizing the pull-out couch, but the photos completely do the apartment justice. The AC and Wifi both worked perfectly. A few small things about the apartment to be noted: it would have been nice to have a few more rolls of toilet paper, and while the apartment itself was very clean, the stairway leading to the apartment was a tad dirty. Otherwise, we highly recommend the apartment -- especially when on a budget and looking for a central location!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Brend's apartment. The apartment matched my expectations - extremely convenient, clean and spacious in HK housing terms . Highly recommended!
It is very nice to stay in HK. Brend is so nice and kind!
Truly good located, very convenient for a trip in HK. You could walk to Midlevel, Soho, Lankwaifong very heart of the HK.
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About the Host, Brend
I was born in California and raised in Hong Kong. Went to college in the states and returned to Hong Kong a few years ago. I absolutely love travelling around the region but Hong Kong has always welcomed me home and I look forward to showing off my home town and sharing all the little insights and local specialities with all my guests!