Furnished and newly renovated apt in Causeway bay, 1 minute walk to Times Square.
Perfect for single or couple.
Great lighting, high ceilings, modern and clean.
Complete with AC, wifi, refrigerator, kitchenette, and large shower.
24 hour security.
5 minutes to international restaurants, public transit and shopping.
There is Causeway bay MTR (underground train) about 5 minute walk. Exit A and B are out of the shopping mall Times Square.
Trams to Central and Western district and also towards North Point run along Hennessy Road, 1 min from the apartment.
Buses to Kowloon, Chai wan, Kennedy Town and Stanley/Repulse bay all only 3 mins from the building.
There has been some confusion about the hot water system so I want to confirm it does work very well - it is a common tank heated system that just requires the switch to be turned on prior to showering. This will give a decent shower with hot water for at least 10 minutes
The toilet works perfectly fine but the plumbing is old - please DO NOT flush anything foreign down the toilet or it will break.
The plumbing can also be switched off by the maintenance staff on occasion. Unfortunately I don't have any control over this, it is a function of the building and common in Hong Kong. This may cause the toilet water to not flush for a few hours or for the water to be turned off completely between 12am-6am. It rarely happens, but to be safe it is best to try and complete all bathroom activities before midnight!
I know these things are quite an inconvenience to some, which is why water is listed in amenities to the apartment but I have considered these when setting the rental price for the apartment.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||7 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$531 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2123 /month|
|Check In:||1:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Pros: probably one of the best locations in the city. Extremely close to many different public transit options, lots of shops and food places nearby. The bed is decent, pillows are comfortable, although there is only a sheet for a blanket. It's pretty hot so you might not need it. The host if very friendly and very willing to accommodate you quickly. Very helpful and willing to help out. Internet is quick and reliable as well.
Cons: the shower is a disaster. Hot water only lasts about 30 seconds, but that doesn't matter because the drain doesn't properly drain the water so the shower will flood after about 3-4 min of use anyway. And the door doesn't shut properly. It slides open on it's own causing water to leak out onto the floor. Another problem with the apartment is there is a lot of construction happening near and in the building. No matter how deep of a sleeper you are, it will wake you up. I'm not sure how much longer the construction will last though.
Overall is was a slightly below average stay. Slightly overpriced for what you get in my opinion
The apartment is incredibly well located for any visitors to Hong Kong with Times Square and SOGO just steps away from the front door. If you want to get anywhere on the Island or New Territories there are red and green minibuses out the front, big buses at the station across the road and taxis and trams galore.
Causeway Bay has something like 1800 restaurants within a kilometer radius and there is a growing cafe/bar scene in some of the backstreets.
Like any big city, you have the constant bustle around you which can be daunting to newcomers and country folk, but for short stays that adds to the charm and the stories you get to take home.
The apartment is looking good after recent renovations and is well represented by the photos. It is typical of the kind of accommodation available locally, so while you can't run laps around the room, it is well equipped with kitchenette, cooking and bathroom facilities but you will probably spend most of your time out and about anyway in exciting Hong Kong.
While we missed Azusa when we arrived, she had arranged for a simple handover and we spoke several times during our visit. I am sure she would be happy to help if you have any issues.
Very good location, nice place, comfortable, good shower, everything very well. I would definitly stay there again.