About this listing
Our bright studio apartment is perfect for visiting Hong Kong Island.
Located on a quiet street 10 minutes walk from Soho and the escalator and with all the amenities you need its a perfect space for you to relax after seeing the sights.
Serviced studio apartment in the Centre of Hong Kong in a very quiet street. Only 5 minutes walk from Staunton Street and the Escalator in Soho.
Bright and comfortable with all the amenities you need for both a short trip and a longer (website hidden) and sofa with and Apple TV for those with itunes accounts and DVD player and selection of DVDs. Aircon and fan for the Summer months and a heater for the Winter.
Comfortable double bed and a full kitchen with oven, fridge and microwave should you feel the urge to stay in and cook. Regular cleaning is included (normally Monday and Thursday). Real coffee is also ready for you along with a few basics to get you started.
Spare bed linen and towels are available for you along with a hair dryer and iron and ironing board.
10 minutes walk to Central MTR and easy taxi pick up on Hollywood/Aberdeen street corner.
This place is right in the centre of Hong Kong and has everything you need for the perfect stay. We will greet you upon arrival and make sure you have everything you need. Travel books, tips and tricks and local sims if you need one are all part of the package.
We are available on the phone for advice at any time during your stay.
The local neighbourhood is quiet and relaxing. There is a small park nearby along with a great bakery and coffee shops. The centre of the city is only a few minutes walk away from this peaceful place.
Other Things to Note
We have set up an Apple TV for those of you with an Itunes account. Sign in and you get access to all your movies and TV if you want. Remember to sign out afterwards.
Bookings of only one night will only be accepted within one month of request as we need to optimise the use of the space.
The house rules are simple. Please treat the house as you would your own and everything will be fine. Please let us know quickly if anything is broken so that we can fix it for you and please don't smoke in the apartment.
Very comfortable apartment, really well equipped and excellent communication with Darren. The location is easy for exploring Soho and there are nice cafes/coffee/food places right on the door step. Thanks Darren, and hope the apartment is free next time I'm in HK!
As mentioned in the other reviews, Darren's place in Soho is wonderful. It is a small but efficient space and perfect for single travelers or couples. The location is about a 10 minute walk from a station (and not an easy one, especially walking toward the flat since its an uphill!) but there are so many lovely shops and restaurants on the way that going to the apartment is sightseeing / exploring HK in it of itself.
As a host, Darren is great. He pre-stocks the fridge with drinks and even bread! He was also generous enough to let me check in early when I told him I would be arriving early morning on a red eye, which was very kind of him. Overall it's a wonderful experience and I look forward to staying here again.
A warm thank you to Darren for allowing us to arrange a stay at short notice and for being very communicative during the whole time. The apartment itself was cosy, clean and very well equipped. It had everything we needed for our stay and lots more, including towels, toiletries, and kitchen equipment. I also appreciate the little gestures such as leaving instructions on where to find the nearest coffee or convenience store. Darren also left complimentary drinks in the fridge for us. The neighbourhood was also very calm and quiet. A 10 minute walk will get you to Sheung Wan MTR Station and the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. The only minor problem can be the difficulty of getting back to the apartment because it requires walking uphill, which can be tiring especially after a long day. Overall, a very pleasant stay and would love to be here again.
Darren has been prompt in our communications, and caring in preparing our check in & out. The studio unit looks largely the same as photos shown, minor furniture & fixture changed. Similar to other reviews, the fridge is stocked with beer, soda, bread, butter & jam, coffee & tea at arrival. A nice touch. We found our stay of good value for a location that is close to the city centre on Hong Kong Island.
The location is perfect, as described , 5 minutes walk from Soho and the Elevator. We went for a walk along the Elevator up to the PEAK in the next morning,very convinent.
Darren is very thoughtful, he left us a full fridge with milk, bread,water,and even beer.
The apartment is tidy, not big but very well designed.
Darren always responds quickly on demand.
There is a small cafe '3rd space' just downstairs, and a very very decent restaurant Oolaa with gorgeous Egg benedict in 5 mins' walk.
Darren's place was great! Homey yet modern at the same time. Very clean and tidy, just as described and seen in the pictures. Loads of towels and essentials if needed. Darren was extremely accommodating, easy to get in touch with and made sure our stay with excellent. Location is great too! Close enough to the city's nightlife/ restaurant but also far enough that you can get a quiet sleep or relaxed day in. Darren's apartment is perfect and would definitely stay again!
About the Host, Darren
my Wife and I have this little apartment for friends and family which we let to travelers to Hong Kong when its free.
We like to look after people and ensure that they enjoy their stay in Hong Kong. We have someone who will visit every other day to keep the place clean and tidy.
We can arrange clothes washing, travel cards, maps and local SIMs for you upon arrival if you need and will meet you at the door (email hidden) end of the airport express to escort you to the apartment depending on what you want or need (although every Taxi driver seems to know the road for some reason and its only 10 minutes from HK airport express).
We will be available on the phone during your stay to help with whatever you need and make sure that you enjoy your stay. If you need an unlocked phone for your stay we are happy to lend you one.
The apartment is 5 minutes walk from Soho and the Elevator and it puts you right in the middle of the main bar/restaurant area of Hong Kong Island. You will not want to spend much time in the apartment as everything is so close by. However, for those days when you just want to sit and relax though we have a pile of DVDs and can lend you a few games if you need.
And, if you are a sailor, we are members of the RHKYC and can make some introductions if you want.
hope to see you in Hong Kong soon.
Darren and Annalisa