Nestled in the heart of Central. An Oasis. Stunning view of modern architecture & greenery of HK Park. Walking distance to CBD, IFC, Admiralty, Peak Tram, Lan Kwai Fong, further beyond SoHo, PMQ, or Exhibition & Convention Centre in Wan Chai
This is a colonial walk up building. There is no lift. I'm on the 3rd floor. We will help to carry your luggage upstairs and downstairs, if we are available.
The apartment is 1,400 s.f. with 3 bedrooms and a balcony. The balcony opens to an expansive view of the park and the Victoria Harbour. Your breakfast will be served at the balcony with cockatoos chirping .
I offer one bedroom with a queen size bed. The room is about 100 s.f. with a separate bathroom. It is air-conditioned. Sometimes, I may offer the en-suite with its own bathroom. It depends on the availability.
It is important you understand this is a HOMESTAY accommodation. I live here too. We will share this cozy space together. My guest will have access to the living room, and the balcony. You can watch the TV in the living room. I have two wi-fi internet connections. You are welcome to borrow my guidebooks or other reading materials. You can use the fridge. There is a charge for laundry service by my housekeeper at US$5 per load. You can also use the office equipment. There will be a charge for printing documents of more than 5 pages.
Interaction with Guests
I'm an art consultant, a leisure painter, art student and a tennis player. I travel a lot. I have a very busy schedule. However, I'll try my best to meet you and give you my best tips for sightseeing & chilling to enrich your local experience. If time permits, you are welcome to join me for art openings, sketching classes, foreign movies, hiking, bar crawling etc. Of course, it's best you have your plans ahead. My housekeeper has her own quarter. She has been with me for 7 years. She is very discreet & cheerful. She serves you a healthy continental breakfast and cleans your room daily.
The apartment locates in a prestigious area overlooks Hong Kong Park and across the Victoria Harbor. The colonial history is in the neighborhood: the Governor's House, St. John's Cathedral, Helena May Building, and the Peak Tram Terminal. For hikers, tree lined Old Peak Road is your trail. It is 12 mins walk to Lan Kwai Fong, Escalator Walk, SoHo. 20 mins walk to Airport Express/IFC, Star Ferry. 5 mins walk to HSBC headquarter and the heart of the central business district. For international trade shows and Art Basel at the Exhibition and Convention Centre, it is approx 25 mins walk. Wan Chai former bar district, and the Computer Centre are also close by. This area is also the home to the U.S. and the British embassies, while the Chinese Foreign Office and the Offices of Former Chief Executives are metres away. It is the most convenient and ideal lodging for budget businessmen, and for travelers who want to chill in the hip places and crawl back home in the early wee hours to wake up and see birds and greenery.
Hong Kong Island cuts out from a rock. Be prepared to walk uphill and downhill a lot. Kowloon Peninsula is flat. Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world to walk alone on the streets for a man or a woman. Taxi fare from Central to Kennedy Road is US$5. For budget traveler, Central & Admiralty MTR stations are 15 min walking distance. There are also public big buses and mini buses almost to the door. You can also travel around in trams. It's an experience!
Other Things to Note
IMPORTANT: I have a dog who barks like any other dog when a stranger is at the door. just don't stand there waiting for her to stop. My advice is you come in immediately.
I respect religious freedom. However, my place will not cater for any special religious worship or practice. My building has only 9 units but live 8 different nationalities. Please conform to the consistent international dressing code for this neighborhood.
Be discreet. If you stain the bed sheets, please inform us. It will incur special cleaning service.
The collections of artwork, antiques and rare books are here for you to enjoy. Please be discreet and careful with them.
Please pack your own toiletries and personal care items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving kit, shampoo and body lotion etc.
You can bring visitors, however, no un-registered person is allowed to stay overnight. Please strictly observe this Rule. I don't want to spoil your fun.
I don't smoke, I preferred non-smoker. If you are a leisure smoker, please use the balcony ONLY.
NO excessive drinking, partying, & definitely no illegal drugs.
NO durian, kimchi, curry, preserved food, or exotic food from your country that will leave a distinctive smell in the room to be brought to the apartment. You may be asked to throw them out. Please understand It takes time to clear out the odour, please be considerate.
I had a wonderful stay at Ka Kee's place. Ka Kee is a wonderful host and made me feel as home even before I arrived in Hong Kong. Roxy is a very nice and friendly dog. Ka Kee, I will miss your stories about this amazing city as well as the walks. This is the best city in the world where you can have a good city hike whith very beautiful views (nature and architecture).
I had a wonderful time at Ka Kee's place in Hong Kong. Her apartment was perfectly situated that I could easily walk or taxi it around. She has created a beautiful calm enviromen R in her apartment. Breakfast was amazing, she had spent time and effort preparing lovely fresh fruit and breads. The instructions were perfect and the room was fabulous, everything set out with robe and slippers. It had a very personal feel. Ka Kee and I hung out, chatted and even went for lunch on my last day. She was so friendly and helpful, it was like hanging out with a girlfriend. I will definitely go back and stay with her again on my next trip to Hong Kong.
I had a very nice weekend stay at Ka Kee's place. A prime location that made my walk to the Soho area and LKF bar area very easy. Breakfast was served on the balcony overlooking Hong Kong park.
I also had the pleasure to visit Ka Kee's gallery and met with some of her artist friends. I enjoyed the conversation with my host who is well travelled and of pleasant personality.
If you stay here do join Ka Kee for her morning walk on the peak trek. Another side of nature beautiful Hong Kong...
Ka Kee was most generous in her time and information, making my stay in Hong Kong all the better. The location and amenities were more than I hoped for; comfortable and homely. An excellent hostess and B&B for a person travelling alone. My sense is that Ka Kee is very adaptable to the requirements of her guests. Her directions on getting to her place worked like a dream.
Ka Kee's apartment is very clean, spacious and centrally located. I had the room with the ensuite bathroom and felt incredibly safe and comfortable in the space. The breakfast she served in the morning was fresh, healthy and delicious. I truly have no complaints about this AirBnB. Given the cost-to-value ratio, and my experience in terms of cleanliness and location, this might be the best AirBnB I have ever stayed at. Would definitely consider staying here again if/when I return to Hong Kong.
Wonderful place in an awesome location. The apartment is beautiful, with a nice view and wall to wall art. Truly a unique place.
Location-wise, it was just a short stroll to Central.
Best of all, Ka Kee was a kind and entertaining host. Lots of good recommendations and interesting conversation. I ended having to switch up my logistics quite a few times, and Ka Kee was always understanding an flexible.
I'm a local Chinese, but I'm more a global person due to my extensive travel and living overseas experience. I live with my helper and my dog. I work as an art consultant and I'm part of the art scene here. I paint, write and study. I also plan to start a poetry reading group soon. I am knowledgeable with both ancient Chinese and local colonial history. I used to host my room for purely artists. The reason I become a host is to meet people from all over the world. . Meeting different people, learning their cultures, and listening to their life stories and beliefs humble and enrich me. Similarly, I wish my house guests can take back with them a memorable home-stay experience and a better understanding of my culture and my part of the world. My favourite cities are New York, Melbourne, Istanbul, and Hong Kong. I lived in Bangkok for 8 years, and Cape Town for 2 and half years. The most striking beauties are the sun setting on Walker Bay in De Kelders, the Big Moon arising at Kalk Bay in Cape Town, the mystic clouds shrouding the Table mountain, and the glittering snow on Tanggula Mountains under the full moon in Qinghai. I speak fluent English, Mandarin and some Thai. I'm a spiritual person. Every person that comes into my life has a very special reason, and I cherish.