About This Listing
My warm and sunny, relaxed-vibed apt is in the heart of SoHo, right under the ‘red’ dot on the map of Hong Kong! My apt oozes chic, urban, hip and all is contained in my spacious studio apartment on lower Elgin st, and in Hong Kong's most sought after location. You will enjoy a long expanse of sunny windows to view the street life below.
I don't live there, so it's all yours, 100% with lots of space and privacy for relaxing after absorbing Hong Kong's lifestyle. I'm not far away though if you need advice on where to eat, shop, browse, climb, swim, sail, surf, or party.
Step downstairs to absorb the undeniably and very friendly vibe below on the cobblestoned street of lower Elgin. SoHo is also the oldest neighbourhood in Hong Kong. What awaits you downstairs is an array of delicious restaurants, galleries, cafes, bars, eclectic boutiques, wet markets, all standing the test of time in this pulsating metropolis we call home. Don’t forget your camera!
You will easily see why SoHo is undeniably Hong Kong’s most charming, colourful, cosmopolitan and pulsating neighborhoods.
My apt is incredibly, perfectly situated to everything you will need for your stay here! Just a few minutes walk down to Central MTR and Sheung Wan MTR and is just one minutes walk to the worlds longest escalator. It is also a 4minute walk to central, the IFC, the HK Airport Express and all ferry piers which depart to the outlying islands. It is just a 10minute walk to the Macau Ferry Terminal and the Western Market.
My apartment has possibly one of Hong Kong’s most spacious bathrooms with a lovely slate tiled floor, beaming with natural light, as is the main open studio-type area. I have heating and air-con, a dehumidifier, very fast WIFI, a quaint kitchen equipped with cooking utensils, a nice comfortable bed with reading light, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, a hugely comfortable couch, a massive white desk, tons of art-filled walls, black out blinds for weary long-haul travellers, and probably the largest storage/wardrobe space you could ever want to fill.
My apt ideally suits an individual or a couple who want to be close to step into the buzz of Hong Kong! The long, green sofa is a treat to snooze on, or sleep on if you have an extra friend/child with you. I also have a fold out bed if you need.
If you are looking for a slightly larger apt, try my other one. https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/2512951
Accessible by lift on the 6Fl. it's just as convenient and close to everything. This is includes a washer/dryer and large TV.
I hope to meet and greet you soon to my charming abode. Contact me for any Q’s.
Please make yourself at home. I am pretty easy going. I just ask you to PLEASE turn off the aircon or heater when you go out.
We didn't have an opportunity to meet Louise, but she was extremely responsive and offered great tips on local restaurants.
The location was amazing. Bars and restaurants all right there. Central, only a short walk away.
The walk up was a bit challenging however especially with the luggage.
While we never met Louise, my husband and I had a nice stay in this apartment. The location is fantastic - a ton of bars and restaurants in the area. The apartment itself is clean, the a/c works well, and the shower is big. Louise was very easy to communicate with and answered all of our questions in a timely manner.
A few things to note:
--The water in the shower never gets warm so that takes a bit of adjusting but after a day of running around Hong Kong in June, a cold shower feels great.
--The building is on a very steep hill and the apartment itself is located up about four flights of stairs.
Great apartment, fantastic location, and very welcoming host. Will be sure to stay again if I find myself in Hong Kong. Thanks for everything!
Had another fantastic time I'm HK. Louise's apartment was just what we were looking for, right in the thick of it & perfect to go back and relax when it gets too much.
Our host made it very easy for us to find and the place was extremely clean and tidy.
We would highly recommend it to anyone thanks D&G
Although I never met her in person (given that I was renting an "entire flat" I did not find this unreasonable) Louise proved to be a good communicator online, plentiful with accurate advice and ultimately checking that I'd settled into the flat OK after I'd arrived.
The flat was pretty much as I'd expected from the description online and I was glad that I'd booked this decent sized private space in a city where space is at such a premium.
The area provided everything I could want to eat, drink (and sleep) from hand carts on the street all the way up the scale to up market shops. Also enjoyed the novelty of the flat being easily accessed via the "Mid-Levels Travelator".
Louise's apartment is in a fabulous location (center of Soho) and very simple but utility oriented studio for a week's visit and exploration.
Louise had the keys and apartment waiting for us and in good condition when we arrived - she also gave us very detailed directions on how to get to the apartment from the airport which was quite useful for foreigners like us. Louise was also available over wan for a few recommendations to make the stay more enjoyable (food, sights).
There is construction taking place (June) very close-by but this did not bother us terribly as we were up and out the door before the digging each day (other than Saturday which is a working day for construction in HK).
The Wifi, shower, air conditioner, de-humidifier all worked perfectly during our visit!
Stayed at Louise's apartment for two nights. The apartment is in a very convenient location; perfect for walking to the MTR and upbeat bars/clubs nearby.
Appreciated the instructions on how to get to the area and how to navigate the streets to the apartment. Louise was always responsive to any of my questions before and during the trip.
Her apartment at Central is the perfect jump off point to hop on the train and to return back to for relaxation (decently priced massages nearby), or night life if you still have the energy from exploring Hong Kong.
Her apartment is in a very diverse area, extremely nearby (1 min+) are hipster/funky restaurants and bars. Just a little ways away (10 min) are the larger bars. If you want a more western/fancy shopping experience, the mall is right by the train station (15 min).
Thanks for everything, Louise!
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About the Host, Louise
I am an accessories designer, illustrator and painter. I design innovative, unique, and highly sought after handbags and have had my business for 12 years now. It comes with tons of freedom. I also teach swimming, and to those with special needs, and triathletes. I lead a hectic life but wouldn't have it any other way. I lived in London for five years and in Asia; Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, for nearly 20 years now. It's under my skin now, and I'm deeply embedded in Asian culture and lifestyle. I have traveled extensively to over 60 countries globally also. It's a fairly expensive addiction.