Close to the airport, Disneyland, Tai O, the Big Buddha, and one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong with several restaurants and bars in walking distance, this place has everything - except lots of space. But you'll be outdoors exploring!
Do you want to get away from the screaming frenzy of Hong Kong, but still be near enough to access the city easily? Do you like beautiful scenery and quiet nights? Then come and stay in beautiful Pui O on Lantau Island!
Please read through the whole thing so we don't have to exchange emails backwards and forwards. NO, you don't have to share the space with anyone.
The place is not big, but it has everything. WiFi, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, full dinner set for 4, beautiful bathroom. NEW ADDITIONS: Toaster oven and rice cooker! Towels, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner; all that.
Can sleep 3. You also get the use of your very own Nokia mobile with a Hong Kong number!
4 minutes' walk from Pui O Beach, 40 seconds from bus, taxi. Taxi to Tung Chung (metro) 15 minutes. Taxi to Mui Wo (ferry pier) 7 minutes. Bus to Tung Chung 25 minutes, to Mui Wo 10 minutes.
It is close to all the tourist attractions on Lantau: The Big Buddha, Tai O, about 30 minutes from Disneyland and of course the airport as well as the Convention Centre. Hiking trail starts 2 minutes' walk up the road.
The house is in a quiet village with lots of beautiful hiking terrain. There are water buffaloes and you'll be woken by birdsong every morning. There are several restaurants in the area as well as two bars: The JK Club and Tap Tap Spanish tapas bar. Cheung Sha Beach, 25 minutes' walk away, is crawling with restaurants.
I speak the local language; in fact I'm a Cantonese teacher, so if you have any linguistic problems just text me on the phone provided and I'll see what I can do.
There is an ironing board and iron. I will wash your clothes and air dry them, 2 day service.
If you stay for only a weekend I'm afraid it will be HK$700 a night, but for weekly stays or longer, the price above stands.
Welcome to Pui O and a truly lovely house with a fun and culturally resourceful host.
P.S. The map is not right! It's in PUI O, up some steps from the South Lantau Road.
Many people ask me if they'll have to share the space with other people. Of course not! The studio is separate from the rest of the house.
Interaction with Guests
I'm normally at work but if anyone wants to go to a local bar (four minutes' walk) I'm all for it!
Pui O is a lovely village, especially around the beach and the forests. There are little shops where you can buy snacks and drinks, as well as several restaurants - including Thai. The people are very friendly and helpful.
The place is 20 minutes from the airport, has lots of dining possibilities in walking distance and is only 40 minutes away from Central (by bus and ferry).
Other Things to Note
Check-in at 1pm, check-out at 11am. Sorry if I can't always leave a review for you - I normally don't meet the guests except fleetingly and have people to clean after your stay, so I don't see what it looks like.
Turn off the aircon, fan and hot water when you're not at home.
The room can sleep 3, as there's one single bed, ONE SOFA BED (and one couch fold-able mattress but then there will be no free floor space).
No late night parties (without me) please! It's no noise after 23:00 in the village.
I am extremely satisfied with my stay! Cecilie communicated with me by email after I made the booking to make sure that I knew how to find the place and to answer any questions that I had. When I arrived she met me right away and made sure that I had everything that I needed. The studio was exactly how it was described and was quite comfortable and quiet. The location is inside the village of Pui O and convenient to small food stores, bus stops, the beach, hiking trails, and the few restaurants in the village. You can get to the ferry at Mui Wo in less than ten minutes by bus if you want to head to the city or perhaps visit Cheung Chau, a neighboring island. There's a very nice dog to greet you when you come in!
great place to stay to explore the beautiful nature of Hong Kong. Cecilie and I kept in good touch before the stay, and once there, we had some trouble finding the place in the early night darkness, but her map made it a whole lot easier. If we knew from the before, we would take a bus from Tung Chung to Mui Wo instead of taxi (we took the MTR, use the boat from Central and save time).
We were surprised how spacious the room was and we had no trouble whatsoever to fit three people in there. The big bathroom made us feel like we're far away from the crowded HK, and we were provided with both two sets of keys and time schedule of the ferry back to Central.
Cecilie is a positive and kind host that did not take more than five minutes to reply our emails with questions during the stay, and she also helped us wash our dirty clothes that we needed so badly.
Although we had rainy days during our stay, we still got the chance to see the fishing village "Tai O" and also Tung Chung, where you can take a bus or cable car to see Big Buddah.
I really recommend this place if you want to get away from the busy HK but still want to be just 40 minutes away from Central!
Super cute, clean and quiet flat with a large bathroom is just a five minute walk from the beach and located less than five minutes walk from a few good restaurants open day and night, as well as, the bus stop should you take the MTR then bus into or out of Lantau. Cecilie is a delight! We had the chance of meeting her (literally by chance) on our way to the ferry. She went out of her way to ensure that we had a great stay. We loved it here and would have stayed longer if it weren't booked for the rest of our time in HK. P.S. Someone mentioned that the place smells like dog poop. It does not. A very sweet, docile dog who never barks sleeps just outside the door, but we never smelled her or poop for that matter. You'll definitely enjoy your stay.
I was on my own for a couple of nights in Lantau and this was a nice, simple little place to stay, which does indeed have a great bathroom! The dog outside the door is lovely and hardly made a sound while I was there. I thought the location in the village was fine as well.
I didn't meet Cecilie as she was away, but her helper was able to meet me and let me in. She had just cleaned the flat before my arrival, so it was spotless.
We stayed here with our two little kids. The place was still big enough ... no problem at all.
The picture map to find her place was really helpful and this way easy to find.
Cecile, thanks for all!
Cecilie was one of the best hosts I've had the pleasure of staying with. Some things went wrong with the shower and toilet, and she was so on the ball with getting them fixed. She gave us both a lot of privacy, while also giving us all the info we needed to get around and any and all help we needed. What was really cool was that she remembered the minor details; we were in Lantau for a race and she left us a good luck note the night before.
The space itself was exactly as represented in the pictures. Really near the beautiful stretches of beaches, and the amazing (and really tough!) trails. Good food a few minutes walk away, with a 10 minute bus to Mui Wo (ferry town) and about 15 min to Tung Chung (outlet + bus terminal)
We were comfortable because we're both relatively tiny people but it may be a bit tight if you're really tall/on the larger side. Comfortable bed and furniture, great bathroom. Lassie (the dog) was a big highlight of our time here and greeted us every day. She is very friendly! Her other dog (whose name I still can't spell) barks when you come home but is a big softie at heart. As a dog lover this was what made this stay really awesome.
Cecilie, thank you for a great 5 days in Pui O! We really enjoyed our time and were glad to see a different side of HK. Please stay in touch if you're ever in Singapore :)
We enjoyed staying in the little neighbourhood. Cecilie's place is very quiet and cosy. We managed to have a good rest, and i caught up on a lot of reading. We made dinner in the little flat, and went walking around the beach and the mountains. She is a great host. When I broke her showerhead during our stay (great bathroom btw), her maid provided great help and reassurance. I'm certain that you will enjoy your time there.
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