Stunning cozy apart in wanchai

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

The Space

[Latest update] Thanks for the feedback of our guests, we made following improvement to our flat to help our guest experience
1. Change WIFI service to 300 Mbps/sec fiber cable WIFI. you will be able to have video steam service without a glitch or download a movie in 20 minutes
2. Add 30+ cable TV channels including all HBO channels
3. Add a microwave

[Location & Overview] - Best HK location for tourists
Locate right at heart of HK (Tai Wong Street East) – Wanchai but a rather quiet street in this busy central district.
i. 5 minutes walking distance from Wanchai Metro station,
ii. 15 min walking distance from HK hong kong convention and exhibition centre. A few restaurants downstairs, 2 mins walk from supermarket, Starbucks, bus stops.

[Apartment & Privacy]
This is a private suite (not a studio) with one bedroom, separate living room, kitchen, toilet.

•Room Size – 28 square meters
It is relative more spacious comparing with other rooms / studio you will find in Hong Kong. However it can be perceived as still “small” comparing with apartments in other country so it is rather subjective. To put this into prospective, a couple will find it is a very comfortable in terms of size. A small family with three persons will find it is fairly comfortable in terms of size. A group of four person will only suit for short term stay.

Equipped with a double size bed with two real mattress (one soft layer and one hard layer to accommodate different needs).

•Living room
Living room has a "3 + 2" seat sofa which can be used as a bed. we also have a foldable bed on request so totally can fit for 4 person. We provide
➢7.2mpbs wifi Internet
➢32’ch Toshiba LCD TV

TV Cable Channels
Channel [English]:
111: HBC Hits
112: HBO Family
114: HBC Signature
115: HBC
116: Cinemax

Basic kitchenware provided – it is a functional kitchen for basic cooking needs rather heavy cooking needs
➢Electric stove (one).
➢Frying pan
➢Frying Pot
➢Water kettle

It is a bathroom and toilet combined which is very common in Hong Kong. We provide
➢Fluffy towels (1 for each person)
➢Shower gel
➢Hair dryer

[Bonus - lonely planet hong kong city guide 2013 Edition]
HK city guide from lonely planet 2013 - worth USD $10.77 !!!
if you buy it from lonelyplanet website.

Eileen & I prepared a little gift for all of our guests to help you prepare your trip in advance. just send us an email, we will send you a pdf copy :)

Please be noted that cleaning fee is for ONE-TIME which will be done after guest checking out. We are willing to do extra cleaning service during you stay including extra towels, sheets or blanket or clean the room only if you are willing to pay for it.

We are always happy to help wherever we can :)

We look forward to accommodating you.

Kind regards

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Eileen was a great host! She made sure to give me instructions for finding the apartment, so getting into the apartment went really smoothly. I was traveling with 3 other people in my family and I must admit the apt's a tight squeeze for 4 people. Totally doable, but probably better for shorter stays. The location of the apartment makes up for the apartment size, though - half a block to busses and trams, and a short walk to the MTR station!

    April 2014
  • Leo and Eileen's place is as central as you can get. It is clean, comfortable and perfect for a couple. It is a typical cozy Hong Kong apartment (space is very limited in this city so most flats are very small) located on the 6th floor of a 1960s building with an elevator and all amenities nearby. There are good restaurants within short walking distance (a great Nepalese one called Himalaya across the street) and it is perfectly located to explore central Hong Kong. A very good budget option!

    March 2014
  • Having just given the apartment I stayed in London a rave review I thought it also important to leave a review on my stay at Leo & Eileen's apartment. In short...the apartment is disgusting. Dirty, infested with bugs, a bathroom / shower room which is falling apart, ripped furniture, and stained bed linen just to mention a few of the issues. I suppose you can't hold the owner responsible for the smells permeating around the building but be prepared for a constant smell of rotting fish upon reaching the floor and in the apartment. A one star is being kind.

    March 2014
  • This place was great!! Very well situated in Hong Kong, next to the MTR, very quiet and perfectly clean and tidy! It was a real pleasure to stay there for a week during our trip!
    Thanks to Eileen and Leo! The communication before our arrival was gray, and we managed to find the place easily after our landing! Highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • I had a great stay at Eileen's apartment! The place looks just like the pictures, it was super convenient, just a few mins from the wan chai MTR station. Really enjoyed this cute apartment!

    February 2014
  • Great flat in Hong Kong! Very clean, cosy and an amazing location!
    Leo and Eileen were great at staying in touch and we had no issues at all! Would definitely recommend! Thanks Eileen and Leo! :D

    February 2014
  • Cosy apartment in a great location, perfect for a few days in Hong Kong. Thanks Leo and Eileen

    January 2014
  • Eileen responded very fast, and apartment was described, small clean and nice. I had an enjoyable stay.

    January 2014
  • Perfectly located flat, clean and cosy, very very quiet and secure.

    Leo was right on time and could be easily reached by whatsapp and very reactive in case (it was a bit cold in Jan and I ask him where were the plunketts).

    So I recommend this flat

    January 2014
  • The location of this flat was excellent as it was right next door to my brothers place and very handy to public transport. Leo met us as arranged outside the apartment.
    I would not describe the place as 'cosy' or 'stunning'. The temperature in Hong Kong during our stay was 6-7 degrees Celsius during the nights and mornings so very cold, particularly coming from Sydney summer. When we asked for a heater we were told, albeit politely, that it was not possible as it was not listed on the amenities. As you can imagine we were very cold and as we had booked for 10 days had it not been for my brothers warm apartment next door we would have been quite miserable. There is no double glazing or insulation in this building as it is very old and run down. We did all our showering at my brothers as the tiny bathroom is a 'wet' bathroom and we did not want the place any colder than it was, the hand basin was leaky so the floor was always wet. We were not given any change of linen for the 10 day stay and no cleaning was provided. The bedroom is so small the door cannot be closed as the bed is in the way. The bed was a very small double but reasonably comfortable with an Ikea topper to soften it. We borrowed a similar topper from my brother to make the sofa a little more comfortable for my husband and I to sleep on. We also borrowed extra blankets from my brother and bought hot water bottles. I was 7 months pregnant at the time of staying and we had our 5 year old with us and I can't say we were comfortable. If you were just a couple for a night or two it would be ok I think but certainly not the best for us. The internet worked well and there was some cable movie channels in English. The 'kitchen' is very basic and also tiny and consists of one electric element, 2 plates, 2 bowls and some cutlery. There was no knife for cutting so we had to purchase one. Also there was nothing to wash up dishes with or dry them so this all had to be purchased too. There is one small pot and one pan however a very large fridge?! And a sink with cold water plus a kettle plus a microwave.
    Basically we managed. We travelled Asia and India for 10 years on a shoestring so we are no strangers to 'basic' living but really the way the apartment was described I thought we were getting a little more comfort for our money.

    December 2013
    Leo & Eileen
    Response from Leo & Eileen:

    As an airbnb host for 2 years, we have met people from all around the world, and also different problems and requirements, but NEVER been so frustrated and speechless.
    Except for the fan heater, we didn't received any message from Danielle about all the problems she mentioned, we are sure we will be happy to help if we were noticed
    We charge cleaning fee once and that's for cleaning after check out, one-time cleaning is our standard regardless how long a guest stay e.g. some guests stayed for one month and we provide cleaning after they checkout. However, if Danielle needs extra cleaning, she could have let us know and we can provide accordingly with addition fee, but we didn't receive any require.
    Fan heater-
    We have written very clear what we offer on the description, and everything is equipped. Danielle required a Fan heater which is rather personal need, we replied that we don't provide such item and it's not a standard amenities in HK.
    Bed room, bathroom
    The size of the bed, the size of the studio are well written on the description too, bathroom is vividly shown on the pictures. We would be appreciated if Danielle could let us know for the leaking issue so that we can quickly resolve it, it's also for other guests benefit.
    Sofa is hard-
    we had more than 50 guests stayed here and none concerned with the stiffness of the sofa. it is a rather person need.
    Other purchase-
    all items provided are written clearly on the description, appreciate our guest understanding.

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Gday, The world holds up so much to offer and it is only up to you to explore and appreciate. I have been to this vibrant city for just over 5 years and like many of you who are new to HK, I love what this city prepared for us. With that being said, I wish you a fun journey and fantastic time here. Sincerely hope that I can make your upcoming visit and time in HK a little more easier, a little more fun! Cheers LJ
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