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.
A wonderful Hong Kong experience. Central to pretty much everything. Plus its a great size for a Hong Kong Apartment. Everything was clean and neat with such reasonable price-tag. Louise was also a great communicator throughout (with some great tips for the area).
Thanks for the stay :)
We very much enjoyed our stay, and Louise was quite helpful throughout. The apartment was very clean and comfortable, and we so appreciated Louise providing a foldout bed. As others have noted, the neighborhood is super convenient and has a plethora of fun restaurants. The stairs are a bit much with luggage, especially in the July heat, but the apartment is worth every step. Thanks so much, Louise.
Louise was very responsive and accommodating! The studio was cozy, comfortable and well maintained. It's the most spacious one I have stayed in HK so far! Love the location - there are quaint little bars and restaurants around, Tsui Wah restaurant, Yung Kee roast goose, Tai Cheong eggtarts and many other famous local delicacies are all within walking distance.
The stairs may be a little tedious if one is carrying big and heavy luggage. Overall, our stay was great and I would definitely be back for my next visit to HK.
Great apartment in a fantastic location - would stay again! Right in the heart of where you want to be whilst visiting Hong Kong; a short walk to Central, star ferry, ding ding trams and a short cab ride everywhere else. The apartment is neat and very clean, exactly as you see in the photos. Big bathroom, great air-con and comfy bed (and couch). We never met Louise but she was fast to respond to emails and had great communication.
A few things to be aware of:
- The apartment is located of a very steep hill so not the best if you have a huge amount of luggage that you can't handle yourself
- 4 flights of stairs (but we were used to it by the end and didn't bother us - it was good to work off all those dumplings!)
- had a few issues with the internet but that was fixed quickly
- If your hot water 'runs out' you just need to press the button next to the light switches (all HK apartments have these)
Louise has been a wonderful host. Her place is brightly lit, clean and spacious, providing a good living environment in Soho. Highly recommended.
We liked our privacy and the joy of experiencing our "own appartment" in Hong Kong. Louise is very helpful, with guiding and practical information. The appartment is located in the best place @ Hong Kong: SOHO! Thanks Louise!
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.
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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.