It is a quiet bedroom with a double bed, and a personal refrigerator, located just over 200 meters walking distance from the Tin Hau MTR Station's Exit A1. From my door...Hung Hom/TST is 10-15 minutes away and Central is 12 minutes away.
Nice Comfy Bed, with complimentary Tissues (you will need them in HK). Be sure and read the picture book about HK in 1946.
Your room is a simple 1-2 person room with a personal refrigerator, bed, chest, and a wardrobe. I always supply clean sheets, towels, and a cheery attitude. The wardrobe has ample room for your luggage, and the refrigerator is perfect for drinks/snacks. I can accommodate an extra person, if needed, but there is an extra charge.
Within 200 meters are the famous Hong Kong Tram and multiple bus routes that can take you to the Peak, TST, or New Territories. Great location - Only a very short walk to Victoria Park (tennis courts, swimming pool), Tin Hau MTR station, three bus stops including direct to airport, tram stop, huge range of food options, wet markets and supermarkets. Walking distance to Causeway Bay.
In addition, my home is very clean and renovated.
Why you should rent:
a. Flat is Newly renovated.
b. City view.
c. Bright, quiet, and airy.
d. Wonderful rooftop
e. Many restaurants within 30 second walk.
- No extra costs for towels
- I give you your own keys of the flat
- Free Wifi
- Convenient transportation
Please have a way for me to contact you, This makes the coordination the simplest. It is easiest to get an HK Sim, as SIMS are übercheap here in HK. Just stop off at a 7/11 and grab one( under HK$100 or cheaper) for all that you will need. This makes it easy for us to stay in touch, if needed
***Yes I am pushing convenience as a factor, as everything is convenient to this location.***
You are sharing an apartment with me, and you do have your own private bedroom. You also have access to the rooftop to watch the birds and Sunsets. Since there is a grocery very close, you can save money by using the very large by HK standards kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
I always try to help my guests/friends find the other side of HK. The one without the big buildings, the one with green, and sea, and birds!! If you want to know more details it is best to ask. I am rarely at home, mostly to sleep, and occasionally eat. Other than that, I lead a very active lifestyle.
At the street level below my home are multiple restaurants, dessert stores, fruit sellers, meat vendors, and convenience stores. Tin Hau/Tai Hang is known for being the place to find a wide variety of food, which would explain the multiple BMW's, Audi's, Ferrari's, etc. always parked during the evenings.
Around Tin Hau/Tai Hang:
Large choice of restaurants: Chinese, Japanese Ramen or Sushi, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Korean, Italian, Fast-food, Café (Local or 3 different Starbucks, and a Pacific Coffee), Sweets
Grocery: 7/11 (45 seconds), Supermarkets (Wellcome or International) (1 min)
Others: Massage (1 min), Drug store (1 min), Laundry shop (3 min), Victoria park (3 min), Swimming pool (2 min), Basketball (3 min)
Are you arriving by plane? or train?
I am normally out of the house but always make arrangements to get you in and settled. There is a chance I could be home when you arrive... Otherwise I am out doing all of the outdoor things that HK has to offer.
Here & Away:
- Airport 60 min by direct Bus A11, E11 (HK$22) ,or MTR (HK$100 - 30 min via Airport Express then Island Line), Taxi (45 minutes - HK$300)
- About 3 min walk from Tin Hau MTR Station
- To shop: 10 minute walk or 1 station to Causeway Bay/Times Square
- To party/visit: 2 stations (10 min) to Wan Chai, 4 MTR stations (15 min) to Central/Financial District (Lan Kwai Fong, SOHO)
Bus & Tram stations downstairs and 100 meters
-30 minutes by bus to The Peak (B15)
-3 stations (15 min) to Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Other Things to Note
Also when you arrive...
If you're staying for more than a few days, consider buying an Octopus stored-value card , it is used at almost all convenience food places like 7/11, McD, etc. You won't need cash to carry most of the time, just an OCTOPUS card. Buy it at the MTR station. it is not only a travel card but it is also a NFC debit card. It can be used to pay for the MTR, buses, minibuses, trams and ferries and you can also buy things at 7-11 or Welcome grocery stores with them. The cards are available at service counters at any MTR station. The minimum price is HK$100 plus a HK$50 deposit (refundable when you leave Hong Kong, minus a HK$9 service charge). For travel, simply swipe the card on the unmissable yellow Octopus pad, and the fare is automatically deducted. Airport Express travel pass cards are HK$220 for a single Airport Express journey plus three days' unlimited travel on the MTR, or pay HK$300 for two Airport Express trips plus three days' MTR travel.
DO NOT RELY on FREE WIFI outside my Home. Hong Kong has a number of Wifi Spots, of which SOME are free, but you still need an HK PHONE NUMBER to activate the free service. Get a SIM, your life will be easier.
For more information please check the wikitravel page for Hong Kong
I don't expect much from my guests other than realizing that this is my home. I don't smoke and expect my guests not to smoke either. Please be neat and tidy. Over all, I hope to make your stay in HK enjoyable and hopefully be able to recommend wonderful places to eat and visit.
The first day, He told me how to go to his house kindly.
and the room is clean, convenient, and comfortable.
He and his gf are very friendly. I would like to stay his room when I visit to HK again.
틴하우역에서 매우 가깝고 도보로 코즈웨이베이 가능합니다.
고든과 멜리사는 늦게 들어오기 때문에 둘째날밤에 봤습니다.
방은 생각보다 컸고 침구도 포근 합니다.
다만 밤에는 밖에서 소음이 들려 약간 거슬리지만 귀마개?가 구비되어 있습니다.
My stay was perfect at Gordon's place! Metro is 2 mins away, and Welcome supermarket is in 1 minute. What's more important, you will feel like it's your own home! Talk to Gordon if you have time, he is a very positive man and I'm sure you will learn something from him. Many thanks to Gordon and Melissa!bizou! Rose
I highly recommend this place. Perfect location in HK. I appreciated the bedroom. Gordon and Melissa are lovely and helpful. They give me lots of advices.
Thank you !
I had the pleasure of staying twice at Gordon and Melissa's place: once again I was made to feel extremely welcome and I found my hosts to be flexible, accommodating and supportive in every way - as well as being very interesting people to chat to. I unreservedly recommend this place for anyone looking for a reasonably priced and centrally located place to stay in HK.
香港，是我第一次出國旅遊的地方,在看了那麼多Airbnb房源之後,發現gordon的家是最理想,最棒的位置,房價也是最親民的,會選gordon的家是因為gordon很友善,地理位置極佳,正好遇到我農曆年要到香港旅遊,旅遊行程包含太平山頂,正好gordon家附近的興發街巴士站有城巴15B巴士可以直達太平山頂,根本不用坐地鐵到中環再轉搭巴士或纜車上太平山,不過15B只有星期日&公眾假期有,要搭15B去太平山的朋友要留意,而gordon家附近的生活機能也很好,樓下有小7和頂好超市(香港稱為惠康超市),樓下就有巴士直達香港機場,超方便的,不只這樣,還有機場快線免費穿梭巴士也有一站在這裡,也就是說你搭機場快線到香港站下車,可以轉搭免費穿梭巴士到gordon家,你說是不是超方便的呢?我安排3天2夜獨自一人在香港旅遊很愉快,雖然正好農曆年gordon都不在家,但我有任何問題gordon都會在whatsapp內幫我解決,所以gordon真的人很好,還有gordon的女朋友也幫了很多忙,很感謝Melissa幫忙,如果將來還有機會到香港,我會再住gordon家的,謝謝Gordon & Melissa.
What a great experience! Gordon is the epitome of hospitable. He showed me around the neighborhood a bit to help me get familiar, gave me suggestions for food and activities, and answered any questions I had about HK. He's very generous with his time and knowledge - he loves HK and clearly wants his guests to have a great time! The apartment and room were also very comfortable. My favorite part was the rooftop - perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. The location is great too - walking distance to the MTR and Causeway Bay. I would definitely stay here again!
"I am a lover, a dreamer, a believer of magic. I bought the copyrights on the fantasy of living happily ever after despite the monumental efforts of the real world to protect me from myself. I have taken every chance I have had to wonder. Perhaps it was 'wonder why I do this' or 'wonder when lunch is' but mostly it has been taking a big bite of the juiciness and letting it dribble down my chin kind of wondering. I laugh longer, cry louder, and dream deeper than ever before in my life and I wouldn't exchange a bit of the pain for a day of life inside the lines."
I am an upbeat outgoing person, with a passion for Inline Skating , as well as, Snow/Water Skiing, working out, rock climbing, cycling,... anything keeping me active. There is always a little kid in me saying "Act your shoe size, not your age." Very passionate about things that I believe in, Always working to grow as a person and to learn to not take "life" for granted, I like to read books promoting self-awareness. I also love to cook, just lay around sometimes, or get outdoors and work up a sweat. I work to LIVE, not live to WORK - I define myself not by my job, but by what I get pleasure in. Living for the moment, I enjoy each breath of fresh air, and try to not take life too seriously.