Set in the heart of Sheung Wan area, across from the Sun Yet Sen Memorial Park & swimming pool both looking out over the world famous Victoria Harbor.New eateries & galleries are rejuvenating the traditional neighbourhood showcasing the new&old of HK
This cozy apartment comfortably accommodates a single traveler or a couple visiting Hong Kong. It has a full bathroom that has an enclosed shower with water heater. It has an open kitchen with microwave oven. One comfortable real bed (Not a futon or pullout sofa) that sleeps up to a couple. A wall mounted TV with DVD player and solid wireless internet access. But the best thing about this apartment is it's location. It is close to all sorts of transportation that take you to everywhere you would want to go to in Hong Kong. Located on the West side of Hong Kong in the Sheung Wan district, it is 5 minutes walking distance from the Sheung Wan MTR Station and 5 minutes from the foreign friendly district Soho (South of Hollywood Rd). It is only a few stops away from the Central MTR station on the Tram or bus and the neighborhood is super safe and friendly. Also, there is a 7 Eleven convenient store and a Laundry Place right around the corner.
**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
- 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.
The Sheung Wan neighbourhood is ever changing and a fantastic mix of "old' and "new" Hong Kong. This apartment is located in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial, cultural and shopping districts and within short walking distance to the subway and HK Macau Ferry Pier. A few minutes walk away from the harbour front and the fantastic Sun Yat Sun Memorial Park and Public swimming pool over look the world famous Victoria Harbor.
The Sheung Wan MTR station is but 8 min walking distance away that takes you all over Hong Kong and Kowloon. There are also buses, trams, minibuses that run near the doorstep of the building on Des Voeux Road West Road and take you to every corner of the island and beyond.
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
I was overall a bit disappointed with the experience. This is a quantity over quality sort of business that's being run. The space looked smaller than advertised, you should know that you'll have a max of about 3 1/2 minutes hot water at any given time, it was a bit noisy, the space was cold and to make matters worse Brendan offered a late checkout but the cleaning service showed up earlier than promised and forced us out of the apartment - it was a bit jarring and I also had some communication issues where Brendan did not respond to messages in a timely fashion (or at all). The location was good and quite central but after three days I was itching to get out. Check this place out for a night or maybe two if you're one person - otherwise would skip it.
We had an fantastic experience in Bangkok. The room was just as the photo online. Brendan and Ethan are there to give you much advice as you need. The bathroom was good, everything worked. They even cooked an evening for us as we where leaving really early the following day. Thank you so much for having us and making are stay in Bangkok as comfortable as possible!
Overall good.... Only complain is the toilet far too small and TV not working. Call Brendan and he promise to send someone over to look into it, but nobody turn up. And his Mother check in with us and left quickly....
Accommodates 1-2 people perfectly. We moved from another location to this and Brendan and his mom assisted us to make it as smooth as possible.
brendon really cared about us.
if there was a question, he always answered within a very short time.
Brendan's flat is really well located, it was easy to get Around in HK from there: tram, ferry, buses, metro...you have everything at walking distance.
The flat on itself was quite small but you should expect this from HK. For the price and couple of days, it is more than enough. If you plan to stay longer, you might start to get cramped though. Everything inside was clean and you have almost everything you might need (for me it had everything but depends on everyone's needs).
The surrounding is pretty noisy: street, other tenants, AC...we were using earplugs but here again is because I am very sensitive to noise.
Regarding the host, unfortunately I ve never met Brendan but dealt with his mother. But regarding email I have to say that he is super efficient and answers really quickly.
Basically I would really recommend this accommodation !
The only cons I would have would be the welcoming part. As I said I've never met Brendan so someone else came to open the flat and show us everything. The girl made us wait 30 min downstairs even though she lives in the same building...she hardly apologized. She almost never looked at us during the whole thing and was really not friendly. Honestly I was quite shocked by this cold welcome.
But as I said apart from that, the whole process was super easy to follow and everything went well.
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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!