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 neighborhood 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 a full kitchen with electric cooker, microwave oven, refrigerator and all the eating and cooking utensils that one family would need. It 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. Flat LCD 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, Cooker
- 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
Brendan's apartment was as specified in the listing. It was nice and clean, good location and plenty of room. I was left alone for the trip and fresh towels were left in periodically. I would recommend this to the single traveler, as it's not huge, but could reasonably suit a couple or a few friends.
Thanks to Brendan for a great stay.
Location is great. Apartments is very nice. Only one thing was bad - we had one normal blanket, but we was two person and slept on different beds.
Had a superb stay at Brendan's place for 5 days in December, everything was as described - great location, everything in the apartment was of a good standard, very clean, well stocked, great internet. It exceeded our expectations and I would definitely recommend this place to others.
Very nice quiet place to be in. Near bus stop and tram but need to change to get to MTR. Overall quite satisfied with the stay
The apartment was exactly as expected and as pictured. This place is ideal for a single traveler (or a couple). The check-in was smooth with Brendan's helper. He was on time, responsive and Brendan provided excellent communication. Clean and comfortable - I would definitely stay here again next time I am in Hong Kong. I didn't need it as I had been to HKG several times before, but there was a helpful guide with a map which highlighted close by restaurants and things to do. All around great stay. Highly recommended.
Brendan is a wonder host. He was very helpful and answered all our questions. The apartment is great- clean, well equipped and comfortable. The location is also good and convenient in order to explore the city. The only con is that we had to restrain the A/C usage in the bedroom due to some complaints of the neighbors. I would definitely recommend others to stay here!
Overall it is a very good stay.
This apt is located in a relatively old building (common in sheung wan), but Brendan has done a good job making the apt a comfortable and convenient place for stay. Very good value for the price. Also we visited during a protest time in HK. It was very peaceful, but traffic in the center city was halted for the reason. Lucky that this apt is very close to the center but just one subway station off central, so we got to avoid the protest area but still live within where most things are close.
Overall the apt is great:
1. Room, beddings, towels, shower, everything is clean
2. Fully equipped kitchen ware. We didn't use it, but appreciate the convenience
3. There's an IKEA sofa bed in the living room, in addition to a double bed in the bedroom. So this place can hold 3-4 people. That is great for us, since we are traveling with our daughter, and one bed is not enough.
4. Good TV and cable channels are offered
5. Fast wifi
6. Good shower. Very steady, good pressure. Good, clean bathroom.
We didn't get to meet Brendan or his mother in person, but they are always responsive by messages or phone calls, and they sent a man to help us with our luggages when we arrive. As a courtesy, guests will need to wait on the curbside for them to show us into the building, but it only took a few minutes waiting.
Overall everything is smooth and up to expectation. We enjoyed the stay and the area in sheung wan. Many thanks to Brendan for his host and keeping such a great apt!
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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!