*Located ON Hong Kong Island* with a view of both Victoria Park and Hong Kong's magnificent skyline (including Bank of China Building)
A room that is perfect for a single traveler, 100 meters from Victoria Park and a short MTR ride to Central.
It is quiet, has a futon and is located just over 200 meters from the Tin Hau MTR Station's Exit A2. Within these same 200 meters are the Hong Kong Tram and multiple bus routes that can take you to the Peak, TST, or New Territories. From my door...Hung Hom/TST is 10-15 minutes away and Central is 15 minutes away.
Your room is a simple 1 person room with a futon and a wardrobe. I always supply clean sheets and a cheery attitude. The wardrobe has ample room for your luggage. I will try to accommodate an extra person on the couch if needed, as it is a very comfortable leather couch. (but there is an extra charge)
In addition, my home is very clean and renovated. At the street level below my home are multiple restaurants, dessert stores, fruit sellers, meat vendors, and convenience stores. Tin Hau 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.
***Yes I am pushing convenience as a factor, as everything is convenient to this location.***
Why you should rent:
a. Newly renovated.
b. City view.
c. Bright, quiet, and airy.
d. Elevator access
e. restaurant on the 1st floor.
- No extra costs for towels
- I give you your own keys of the flat
- Free Wifi
- Convenient transportation
Are you arriving by plane? or train? I am normally out of the house but always make arragements 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.
AND.... Please have a way for me to contact you, This makes the coordination the simplest. It is easiest to get a HK Sim. SIMS are übercheap here in HK, just stop off at a 7/11 and grab one. under HK$100 and cheaper for all that you will need... Makes it easy for us to stay in touch, if needed
This is a shared apartment with me, you will have your own private room
Other 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.
Great location - As I said only 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.
The area is great, incredibly eclectic, and the building has free wifi in the cafe at the bottom of the building. Lots of places to eat and MTR is very close. I am only 220 meters from the Tin Hau MTR station and just a short walk to Victoria Park.
Around Tin Hau:
Large choice of restaurants: Chinese, Japanese Ramen or Sushi, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Korean, Italian, Fastfood, Café (Local or 3 different Starbucks, and a Pacific Coffee), Sweets
Grocery: 7/eleven (30 seconds), Supermarkets (Wellcome or International) (3min)
Others: Massage (1min), Drug store (1min), Laundry shop (3min), Victoria park (3min), Swimming pool (2min), Basketball (3min)
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 wont 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.
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
DO NOT RELY on FREE WIFI outside my (website hidden) 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 wiki page:
Gordon and Melissa are all very kind and nice. The place is very Convenient. It is suitable for traveling alone in Hong Kong. Very nice place.^^
Gordon's place was an ideal choice for my stay in HK. It's advertised as exactly listed and is indeed very convenient and clean. The proximity to the Tin Hau MTR station was awesome.
Gordon & Melissa kept in touch with me even though they were away on a business trip, answering any questions I had with a very cheery attitude. You will definitely get the feeling that they care about your time in the city and are happy to share suggestions for things to do/places to eat.
I can definitely recommend Gordon's place for your stay, and its probably one of the biggest bang-for-your-buck accomodations out there.
Fantastic place, easily accessible, and great hospitality!
Gordon's place is conveniently located near trams, buses, light buses, taxi, and the MTR. It's not far away from Causeway and North Point. Downstairs there are at least 2 7-Eleven stores and 2 laundry services and there are many restaurants. Most restaurants are opened for mid-night snacks. Gordon's place is tiny and tidy and it is good enough in every way for a short stay. The price is good, location is great, and Gordon, even I did not have a chance to meet him, kept in touch with me before, during, and after my stay to make sure all my questions are answered. I highly recommend Gordon's place.
Handy little apartment very close to Tin Hau MTR, with plenty of options for eating, convenience, pharmacies, laundry nearby. Gordon and Melissa are provident with advice about what to see, where to go. I went to dinner with Melissa the last night I was there and it was great to share that experience with a Hong Konger of some years standing, and she gave me more insight into the city. Would definitely stay again.
The place is just so warm and cosy! Melissa really made me feel like home, although I didnt get a chance to spend time with her. Highly recommended and will definitely come back!
I had a wonderful stay in Hong Kong, in Gordon's place. The room is small but very sufficient to what I need. It is very convenient indeed, foods, transportation, wonderful! :) I didn't meet Gordon in person, but I met Melissa who was really friendly and helpful. would love to stay in this place again when I go to HK again.
Highly recommended! Great location, small room with comfortable futon! Gordon and Melissa are both nice and friendly. I was lucky to have a small talk with Gordon, really enjoyed his stories and the best Tequila I've ever known ;) Thank you!
Good value in great location with lots of places to eat on the doorstep.
The perfect headquarter for everybody who is planing to come to Hong Kong. A small but nice room and the location is just perfect in the middle of HongKong Island. Very convenient also that around the house are hundreds of restaurants and convenient stores. To sum up: come to HongKong, visit Gordon and be happy !!