Renovated Flat in the heart of SoHo

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Shelley Street, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Aquin
Your host, Aquin
33 Reviews
Response rate: 96%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

*UPDATE - MARCH 2014*:

Dear Guests,
The building next door is being torn down and re-constructed. If you plan to spend most of your day outdoors - sightseeing or at a conference, you will not experience any issues. If you do experience any inconvenience because of the construction noise, we will happily refund you HKD$50 per day of your stay.

According to HK laws, construction is permitted from 7am-7pm. The contractor has assured us construction WILL BE LIMITED to 8:30am-5:30pm.
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*WHAT* A 333 sq.feet apartment sunlit by corner windows in every room. It has1 bedroom with an IKEA double bed, a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. It's located on a low floor, in a secure elevator building with 24 hour security.

*WHO* This cozy apartment is perfect for anyone looking to explore the quaint lanes and alleys of Hong Kong, decamp after a full day at a conference or experience the city's famous local cuisine and hip arty vibe.

*WHERE* Located in the heart of SoHo and overlooking the mid level escalators, the apartment is a perfectly central location to explore HK's uber-cool entertainment and dining district.

*AMENITIES*
> Professionally cleaned
> High speed wireless internet
> Cable TV
> Full Kitchen: Gas hob, refrigerator & microwave
> Washing machine, drying rack, iron & ironing board
> Hair Dryer
> Clean Linen and Towels
> An IKEA sofa bed that converts into a bed big enough for two.

We live further away from downtown, so this is our pied-a-terre several times a month. We love traveling and this apartment reflects the convenience we look for in a holiday rental. If you have any questions, drop us a line. We look forward to hosting you!

Interaction with Guests

Guests will have full access to the apartment and will be given keys as well as the buildings access code. We are a phonecall away if you need any assistance.

The Neighborhood

Step outside the door and walk the streets lined with art galleries, Michelin-star restaurants, quaint cafes and cool boutiques.

Check out the *My Guidebook* section, to get a sense of all there is to see, do & eat in the SoHo/NoHo/Sheung Wan neighborhood.

Getting around

The Central MTR (tube) is a 10 minute walk away and the Hong Kong (Airport Express) station is accessible by the covered walkway/escalators.

It's also a quick tram ride to the Macau ferry terminal or a 10 minute walk away from HK's main shopping streets.

Other Things to Note

*NOTE*: This apartment is in an urban setting, so if you are a light sleeper or sensitive to pedestrian noise, this may not be the perfect fit.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $13 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $784 /week
Monthly Price: $3057 /month
Security Deposit: $279
Cleaning Fee: $29
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Really great location and cosy place. It is a really heart of soho!! Thanks. Aquin!

    June 2014
  • Aquin was an excellent host, and the apartment is in a VERY convenient location. Awesome experience in all regards; bed is especially comfy! Would definitely stay here again. Great value for HK.

    June 2014
  • Great flat in a fun and convenient location. The apartment had everything necessary to make our 4 day stay in Hong Kong comfortable. Loved the view of the escalators, the rainforest showerhead and that we could do laundry! Highly recommend this apartment.

    June 2014
  • This was a great place to stay. The apartment is very clean and there is a lot of light. Everything you could need, very easy to access and great for watching the hum of the escalator and Soho. I used to live in this building and it was great to be back again. Aquin was so responsive and made everything very easy. Was lucky that they weren't working on the construction all week, so that wasn't a factor for me. If you're looking for easy access to central HK, restaurants, transportation, etc. this is perfect - if you're looking for a high level view or privacy, it wouldn't be, but I would definitely recommend and my friends who came over that live in HK said they would recommend to friends and family visiting as well. Thanks, Aquin!

    June 2014
  • Beautiful and clean flat. Conveniently located literally right off the mid-level escalators, which is in turn almost directly linked to Central/HK station. Super convenient flat to access directly from the airport. We spent a lot of time in Central and going out at night in LKF - this flat is super close to the action, about 5 minutes walk away! Great for coming home at night and not having to queue for a cab!

    Aquin had everything prepared in her guidebook, and the flat has all the amenities you could possibly want: wifi, strong AC, washer/dryer and possibly the best part...great showerhead!

    Definitely recommend for anyone who would like to be in the heart of the action in Central in HK!

    May 2014
  • Aquin was a fantastic host. Her flat was right in the heart of Hong Kong so it was very accessible. The apartment was clean and well-maintained. Thank you, Aquin!

    May 2014
  • This is my first time staying at the apartment in Hong Kong. I normally stay at the hotel.Aquin's place is very awesome and comfortable. It locates in the heart of Central. You can get everything you want here. I will come back again real soon. Everything's PERFECT! :)

    May 2014
    Aquin
    Response from Aquin:

    Sayamol, I am so glad you got to stay this time over after the last cancelation. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends and glad that you had a great stay! Best, Aquin

    May 2014
  • Just stayed at this home away from home. The unit, located on the second floor (or Level 1), is definitely not for anyone in search of peace and quiet as some street noise can be heard, but we were prepared for that, and found fun in waving at passing pedestrians and revelers (some were bemused and waved back too :) )

    The location of the apartment is top-notch. We were literally in the heart of Soho and surrounded by a smorgasbord of food joints. Must-eat restaurants including Lin Heung, On Lot 10 and Tsim Chai Kee were within walking distance, so we LOVED it!

    As with most Hong Kong apartments the unit is very cosy but can comfortably sleep four. It was very well-maintained and had little touches of creature comfort (there were pots of scent etc), and Aquin even has a guidebook (not that we used it) in a drawer for lost souls.

    We had no issues save one, a very slight one - WiFi inexplicably died on Day 1 for an hour, but this quickly rectified by Aquin (who was easily contactable), and boy, were we impressed by her efficiency as connectivity was quickly restored.

    As stated, the building next to Lilian Court is being torn down and the noise from 8.30 am got pretty bad, but that meant we got out of the apartment earlier and managed to do more eating and walking. It's all good!

    Given the fabulous stay and how smooth things ran, plus Aquin was really accommodating (we had taken the Red Eye and arrived at 7 am - she let us check in early) I would most definitely book with her the next time I visit Hong Kong.

    To Aquin: Hope I can meet you in person the next time to thank you for your help!

    Serene

    May 2014
  • Aquin's flat was very conveniently located in central, HK. We enjoyed the flat a lot! It was clean and it had enough room for us three. Only negative aspect was the noise that came from next door's building construction site. Drilling noise all day. However the constructors did stick to agreed time limits. Aquin did compensate us a bit for the noise. After construction is finished, i would recommend this flat to anyone visiting HK.

    May 2014
  • We found the unit lovely and clean and very well equipped for all our needs. The location was excellent and close to all forms of public transport, restaurants, cafes and shopping malls. I would recommend this accommodation to others.

    April 2014
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Hong Kong is home by way of New York and Bangalore. We are avid travelers and have been to over 60+countries, which in part is why we enjoy hosting fellow travelers. In 2010 we embarked on an ambitious trip with our then 18 month old son, covering 23 countries in 200 days on an overland journey by train from Turkey to Singapore. We moved to Hong Kong on work in 2010 and have loved our few years here. We now have 2 young boys who continue to troop around the world with us. I freelance as a travel writer and these apartments bring together my personal passion for design and travel.
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