I like having visitors and meeting new people.
One of the best little secrets of Hong Kong! great host and was lucky enough to enjoy this lovely studio. Highly recommended!
Wonderful cozy place. Will definitely come again for a short break!
Studio agréable avec tout ce qu'il faut. Pas loin de la plage de Pui O Beach (5 min à pied) et à 2 min d'un restaurant local très bien! Après quelques jours dans le tumulte de Hong Kong, Lantau permet de se reposer et de profiter de la plage avant de rentrer.
We chose this place because of the proximity to a hiking race we were doing and wanted to be close to the early morning start and late evening finish. So we are not "typical holidaymakers". But it suited our purpose fine. The room is very small by western standards (large by Hong Kong standards!) but very functional. It is equipped with everything you need for an overnight stay or longer. Plenty of plug sockets (which I appreciated because I had three phones to charge up!). The wifi is functional but rather slow (but this is true of everywhere on Lantau). Cecilie was friendly (as much as you can be with bad flu!) and everything was well in order. Prompt emails with directions to the room (which is very hard to find, I would strongly recommend not arriving in the dark as we did!). If you get lost, ask someone because many of them know her or ring up and she can help as she did with us. We enjoyed the dog outside the room (a bonus, we thought, but possibly not if you don't like dogs). The sleeping arrangements are flexible - which was good because we found the sofa bed to be uncomfortable so instead chose the single bed and the mattress on the floor. It would be absolutely perfect for a single person. OK for a couple. I wouldn't recommend more than a couple. It's very close to the shops and bus stop and beach. For even more restaurants, I recommend taking the short bus ride into Mui Wo because there are some really good restaurants next to the ferry pier. I would certainly consider revisiting if I need something near Mui Wo again.
Cecilie was a great host, helpful with all of my questions before and during my stay. The flat is a bit small, but it was a fine size for a quick get-away from the city. The beach was such an added bonus, I made sure to visit it at least three times a day.
We really love staying at Cecilie's place! It wasn't difficult to find and very near the beach, park and all. Though we enjoyed the quietness and relaxing village, it was also pleasant to have very convenient bus network in the island, with buses just across the road going to Tai-O, Ngong Ping n Tung Chung!
If you want to like this place as much as we did, you should be someone who enjoys living in a quiet and civilized village with easy access to the beach and great hiking routes, and who finds fun in experiencing all sides of the Hong Kong transportation system, a necessary part to feel the pulse of the city. We came to HK from Beijing on our visa run and absolutely loved the city and our temporary residence in Lantau. Cecilie is a wonderful host in all respects, she provides maps, bus time tables, and a cell with HK sim, which is very convenient. The room is clean and has a big bathroom (with shower), all necessary facilities are there (there is a heater in case you are as (un)lucky as we were to be in HK during the record cold days). One thing to bear in mind is that if you don't want to take expensive taxi back home from down town (where all partying takes place), you should catch the last train at about midnight. Highly recommend the place in conclusion. Thank you, Cecilie, we hope to see you again!
Enjoybale stay - would stay there again. Clean and comfortable room and en suite. Cecilie is friendly and approachable, and eager for her guests to enjoy their stay. The HK mobile is a nice touch.
I stayed as a solo traveller, and it was therefore quite spacious. With three people, it would be a bit less so (you would probably want to fold the sofa bed away each morning) but a great value place to stay.
Easy walking access to beach and hillside/forest walks. A couple of convenience stores and decent Chinese restaurants a few hundred metres away.
Pui O is a pleasant place to stay, away from the hustle and bustle of the built-up areas of Hong Kong, yet easily commutable by metro/bus (total journey time to Kowloon approx. 60-75 mins, and I think only about 10 HK Dollars if you use an Octopus card; if you were to travel by metro and then taxi, it would save half an hour and cost an extra 70 HK Dollars). There is a direct shuttle bus between Pui O and the airport, journey time approx 30mins, cost 13 HK Dollars. It only runs 3 or 4 times per day, however, the airport is just the other side of Lantau, so a taxi ride would be fairly cheap.
Lantau also has the Giant Buddha, a popular tourist attraction, and the second highest peak in Hong Kong.
We had a great time at the beach and and hiking trails.
Pui O is nice and relaxing.Well, the "Wonderful Village House" was a little different than expected, it ´s more like a room with a view to walls, the bed is unfortunately too small for two people and the couchbed was not useable. It´s not really a place to stay over the day. (I hope the construction site next door is finished soon), but it´s okay for a starting point for longer walks around Lantau or hang around at the wonderful beach.
Cecilie was very generous to let my family (2 adults and 3 little children) stay in her room for 3 nights over the New Year. It was cosy and our host tried her best to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Taking care of our laundry was a nice touch, as is the local phone number. If you're looking for a quiet, rural place to stay in HK with easy access to Central via ferry and 15 mins bus ride to Mei Wo (great Turkish restaurant) and only 10 mins walk from a delightful beach, then you can't go wrong with Cecilie's place. The only addition I would suggest the room needs is a shower curtain as the power shower inevitably results in a wet floor however careful you are...