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, a couple or a small family visiting Hong Kong. It has an open kitchen with electric cooker and microwave oven and (email hidden) has a full bathroom that has an enclosed shower with water heater. One big and comfortable real bed (Not a futon or pullout sofa) that sleeps 2 people and a double pullout sofa bed that also sleeps 2 people. Big flat screen TV with cable TV and a DVD player as well as ultra high speed wireless and LAN internet connection. 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 as well as 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
Brend has been a wonderful and understanding host during our time of stay. We would highly recommend his place.
Brend's apartment is really cozy, comfortable and private. It's fully equipped and the apartment building is very safe. It locates at a very convenient place in Sheung Wan, a very central area in Hong Kong. Within two minutes, you can find 711, circle K and bus stop. It's about only 10 minutes to get central by bus and it's also very near to the ferry if you plan to go to Macau.
Besides, Brend is a very nice and kind person. He provided us all the information about arriving in Hong Kong and how to reach the apartment. He also recommended many places for sightseeing and shopping to us. It really helps! Although we didn't meet Brend during our stay, we can fully feel his great hospitality. We really enjoy our stay in HK. Thanks to Brend!
Apartment is as it was described! A very comfortable one bedroom apartment with a nice living room area. Good facilities: internet, hot water, etc. Bathroom is small, but nicely updated and fresh. Reading about the apartment I had been a little concerned about the lack of window, but it really didn't bother us at all. Good location, easy to walk to MTR or catch streetcar. Only concern might be the sliding door that connected our apartment with another one. Very thin wall. Overall a great stay!
Brendan was contactable person either through airbnb message, phone of WhatsApp. I was not met him personallybut, his assistant was there to handover the keys and gave futher instruction of the apartment appliances.
The apartment was very affordable, comfortable, clean and near to bus stop and tram station. From there we can reach to everywhere in Hong Kong.
Communication leading up to our stay was good and the hosts were accommodating to meet us and get us settled as soon as our flight landed. The neighbourhood is great - lots of restaurant and within walking distance to all sorts of great attractions. There's also lots of transit options nearby. The apartment was compact and very simple with no windows (at least windows that let in light) but very clean and offered a quiet place to relax at the end of a long day of sightseeing. The hosts provided a book with great suggestions and were very helpful offering more suggestions upon our arrival.
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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!