About this listing
An amazing modern professionally designed,2 bedroom, 850sqft, newly renovated designer apartment centrally located in the hip Mid-Levels, Soho area.Comfortably fits 4 and is located with Soho at the doorstep and just a 3-4 min walk to the Lan Kwai Fong area, and 9mins walk to Central.
A stylish professionally designed luxury condo, just newly renovated. The kitchen is ordained with granite kitchen counter tops, and the cabinets have floating light highlights giving the room a soft glow in the evening. The living room has a beautiful large custom made leather couch, and a huge 57" LED screen TV with every channel you might want from HBO, Cinemax, CNN, National Geographic, TLC, Fox, Fox Movies and On Demand Movies.
The modern design kitchen features both gas stove as well as electric induction cooking. With a full size fridge, built in steamer, and grill/microwave oven. Everything you need to cook, and eat will be provided for use.
There is individual air conditioners in every room as well has heater units provided for those very rare chilly nights. There is a dual washing machine and dryer, and there is also room to hang dry clothes above a dehumidifier in the bathroom.
The internet access is lightning fast fiber optic connection, with speeds up to 1000mbps, and WIFI.
The master bedroom boasts a king size bed, with luxury pillow top mattress, its like sleeping on a cloud. The 47" TV in the bed room also has cable television, surround sound and blu-ray dvd player. A ipod alarm clock is also available for use.
The Grand Panorama Facilities are available for tiny fees.
1. Shuttle bus running approx every 15min to Central MTR Station (Bus ticket $5hkd) even though its just a 12 min walk anyway just for those extra lazy days.
2. Clubhouse amenities like gym, media room, ping pong, squash, indoor golf, and basketball courts available for small fees. Please see club house of The Grand Panorama for exact pricing.
3. Swimming Pool ($20hkd)
Interaction with Guests
I will personally interact with guests if available, if not I will designate a point of contact and always be involved in all communication.
The rental price is inclusive of cleaning twice a week The housekeeper will take care of cleaning the entire apartment and changing the linens.
The Grand Panorama complex is a huge 4 block modern residential complex with full 24 hour security, and tons of amenities like a gym, pool, badminton and ping pong. You can get access to all the amenities of the complex for small nominal fees like $20hkd for the pool. An amazing, modern, clean and quiet place to stay while all the action of Hong Kong is still only a minute or two walk away.
The Grand Panorama is located in the Mid-Levels, Soho area ((website hidden)) which is a hip, active, foreigner friendly area of Hong Kong. Nestled in a community just up the escalator from Central District, the community has a multitude of options when it comes to some of the best international and local foods, as well as amazing bars, pubs, cafes and shops right at our doorstep.
Just a 3-4 min walk away is also the infamous Lan Kwai Fong area, best known for its lively nightlife, with a bar, restaurant or nightclub to suit every taste.
There is a Circle K convenience store less then 1 minute away, as well as a Park N Shop and Wellcome supermarket less then 5min away. Starbucks is also 2min away.
Hong Kong Zoo and Botanical Park is about a 10min walk away.
The Peak, Hong Kong's most popular tourist attraction, is 13min cab ride away if you want to avoid the lines or if you really want to get the full experience the peak tram is 3min cab ride away.
Public bus and minibus transit easily accessible around the corner or its a 10 min walk to MTR Subway. But if you just don't feel like walking there is a shuttle bus provided by The Grand Panorama complex that runs from 8am-8pm that will take you directly to the MTR in a few minutes for a nominal fee of $5hkd. Taxis are very easy to get, just let the doorman know and they will flag a taxi from the main street for you to save you the trouble. No tip necessary.
Other Things to Note
Both the living room and master bed room come with NOW TV cable television with a wide selection of english Fox, HBO, National Geographic, TLC, Asian Food Network, CNN, Discovery channels and much more. Also included is both HBO On demand movie channel, as well as Fox On Demand which will deliver a huge selection of Hollywood blockbuster movies and classics streamed instantly.
Digital touchpad keyless entry to the home with your own custom password, so no need to carry keys and just the digital swipe card for the building.
Iron and ironing board provided.
High end ceramic water filtration system for drinking water.
Towels, linens, pillows and blankets are all provided.
Please turn off air conditioners when not in use. Keep noise to a minimum. Anything you break you buy.
Loss of the swipe card to the building will be $350.00hkd replacement fee.
The location of the apartment was great, and Barron as a host was also very good. He was very responsive by email both pre and during our trip. Plus there was a good amount of extra info in the apartment concerning how everything worked.
Thanks Barron, we hope to come and stay again
In fact, I didn't know what to expect as it was my first Airbnb experience and I am used to 4 and 5 stars hotels... It was a great stay, very nice apartment very well located, excellent Wifi connection. Marie, the housemaid, was waiting for us to check in. Location: 15 minutes by to everywhere. The stairs down to the center were 5 minutes by foot. Supermarkets 2 minutes away. Cleaning: made twice a week, beds and towels changed. Thanks to Barron, we really envoyed our stay in HK and we'll definitely come back next time.
Barron's apartment was fantastic being modern and clean as the pictures show, in a central location to all the sites and sounds of the Soho area on Hong Kong Island. Using the MTR was a breeze with access by bus, taxi or the mid levels elevator which by itself is a great way to see the area as you are traveling on it. The housekeeper Marie checked us in and out and she was most helpful and obliging.
As a family of 4 the apartment met all of our needs while staying in Hong Kong with numerous stores and a supermarket only minutes away.
We would highly recommend staying at this apartment and we would again without hesitation.
The flat is nicely (website hidden), restaurant... All around.
You will find everything you need inside.
But I have to say that the cleaning is not done correctly.
And I did not met the owner, only the cleaning lady. There is no explanations on how to use tv, music, dvd, so I was not abble to use them. The good point is that during my stay the cleaning lady came 2 times, but I'm pretty sure she can do a better job.
Also, you will be in a huge tower, but on the second floor with no view at all.
Whatever, I was happy to be there.
Excellent apartment and comfortable for two people or two couples. The cleaner, Marie, does an excellent job and is very helpful. Barron, the host was keen to make sure we were comfortable and everything was fine - it was. The apartment is located in a good location uphill from Lan Kwai Fong and Soho (bars and restaurants) but in a quiet area. It is located close to the long escalator that runs all the way up to Mid-Levels, so no need to climb the steep hill. Easy to get taxis in the morning. The booking process was made complicated because we were first told it was busy, even though it was shown as available online, and then it was re-advertised at a higher price. Luckily we re-checked, as the apartment was worth the additional money.
Great apartment with everything you could possibly need in a fantastic location. I definitely would recommend this apartment for people who want the beable to experience Hong Kong by living centrally but who also want some space to call their own.
We enjoyed our stay in Barron's apartment. Although small, it was very comfortable, well-furnished and had all the appliances you might need. It was cold when we arrived in Hong Kong and the heating was effective (and much appreciated!) Barron was very helpful answering my questions. The location of the flat was quiet, but not too far away from shops, restaurants and transport. Would definitely recommend.
About the Host, Barron
Originally from Toronto, Canada I have decided to make Hong Kong my permanent residence. The sheer multitude of different people from all over the world all with unique customs and cultures have truly made Hong Kong a unique place. And with such amazing access to all of Asia from this central point, it has really allowed me to say now in Hong Kong I feel the world is at my finger tips.
I have a strong belief in renting homes/villas over hotels/resorts for vacation or business, especially for slightly longer term stays. Having the small comforts of home make the overall stay so much more enjoyable and removes the feeling of living out of a suitcase. That being said I've still built my apartment to feel as much like a high end boutique hotel as possible.
If you have any suggestions for my to improve my hosting I would love to hear them.
I can also speak fairly fluent Cantonese and some basic Mandarin. Unfortunately though I cannot read and write chinese.