|Space||450 sq. ft.|
This newly renovated apartment is ideal for a family or small groups of up to eight people. It has three bedrooms, each with a double bed. It also has a sofa bed. There is even a large living and dining area with a dining table that sits four. If you get hungry, you can try one of the many restaurants downstairs or prepare a small meal in our kitchen. Feel free to use the utensils and other equipment.
One of the best things about this space is the large amount of natural light. The flat is located on a higher floor of the building. The view is fairly unobstructed, so the sunlight streams right in.
Directions and Helpful Tips:
Getting to the flat is easy. We will provide the exact address upon completion of the booking. We recommend that all guests consult Google Maps prior to their arrival or the map photo in the photos section of this listing. The flat is not hard to find, provided you examine a map.
From the Airport:
- Airport Express/MTR: The closest Airport Express stop is at Kowloon Station (HK$90). It contains the arrival and in-town check-in facilities for the airport. If you go that route, it is easiest to take a taxi from Kowloon Station to the flat, although you can arrive at Mong Kok Station or Yau Ma Tei Station by taking the MTR in various directions. However, you will save a lot of money and effort, and maybe even some time, if you just take the bus from the airport (see below).
Getting in the Building:
We will tell you what you need to know before you arrive.
Other markets in easy walking distance include the Flower and Bird Markets (north of Prince Edward Road West and west of Sai Yee Street), and the Goldfish Market (on Tung Choi Street north of Burd Street). The Bird Market has an amazing diversity of birds and bird products on sale. The Flower Market and Goldfish Markets are what the names suggest.
One MTR stop south is Yau Ma Tei, home to the Temple Street Night Market. The market opens in the late afternoon and stretches from south to north along Temple Street from Jordan Road to Man Ming Lane. It is filled with souvenir stalls and food options. Note that the night market is cut in two. The north half is past Kansu Street and the expressway. Make sure to look for Tin Hau Temple, one of the oldest temples in the neighborhood and a major landmark. It is north of the expressway. Yau Ma Tei is also home to the Jade Market. You will find it just north of Kansu Street under the expressway.
All of these areas are densely populated. On the weekend, they can get very crowded. In particular, Mong Kok is popular among working class Hongkongers, especially younger ones. There is much to see, much to do, and much to eat. All you need to bring is some energy.
From point A to point B:
Bus: Buses going to many places run up and down Nathan Road. Note that buses require exact change or Octopus payment.
Taxi: There are plenty of taxis in this area. Flagfall is currently HK$22. Drivers almost always remember to use the meter, but do pay attention. Also, if you plan to travel longer distances by taxi, or plan to cross the harbor, be aware that passengers are responsible for toll payments.
Foot: We like to walk unless the distance is greater than that of one MTR stop. In general, most of the area is accessible by foot, although it does help to be in good health if you intend to rely on this mode of transport.
Rickshaw: Yes, that would be nice. But they do not exist anymore.
Getting to Major Tourist Sites:
Bug Buddha/Tai O: Take the MTR red line toward Tsuen Wan until you reach Lai King. At Lai King, transfer to the orange line toward Tung Chung. From Tung Chung Station, you can reach either destination by bus or, if heading to the Big Buddha, you may take the cable cars from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping.
Ocean Park: Citybus route 629 runs from the Central Star Ferry Terminal and from Admiralty MTR.
Stanley Market: From Exchange Square in Central, you may take busses 6, 6X or 260. Buses 6X and 260 also pass by Deepwater Bay and Repulse Bay, each of which has a beach.
Mainland Border: In case you are heading to Shenzhen, you may take the MTR East Rail Line. From this flat, it is easiest to walk to Mong Kok East Station (10 minutes). Walk east on Argyle Street until you reach the tracks. A stairway will bring you up to the platform level. From there, you can walk north to the station entrance.
Macau: Ferries depart frequently from the China Ferry Terminal on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and from the Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island.
Outlying Islands: Ferries to Mui Wo on Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Cheung Chau and Peng Chau depart frequently from the row of piers next to the Central Star Ferry Pier. Ferries typically depart every half hour.
House Rules: House Manual:
1- Smoking: Do not smoke in the apartment.
2- Shoes: Hong Kong streets are dirty. Please remove your shoes before you enter the flat.
3- Hot Water: To turn on the hot water, flip the switch outside the bathroom door. The water will take a few minutes to heat up. Please turn off the hot water switch when hot water is not in use.
4- Air Con: Help us save electricity and conserve the environment by turning off the air conditioning when you leave the flat.
5- Television and Wi-Fi: Instructions are posted next to or on the television and wireless antenna.
6- Rubbish: Rubbish removal is your responsibility. Please empty your rubbish in the bin in the stairwell.
7- Cleaning: Please keep our flat tidy. We will not come in to clean during your stay, but if you require a cleaning service, we will provide it to you for HK$300 per cleaning.
9- Pets: We do not allow them. They tend to eat and pee on things.
10- Neighbors: In dense Hong Kong residential buildings, walls can be thin. Please be respectful of neighbors, especially at night. Hong Kong residents OFTEN lodge noise complaints with the police, meaning you might get an unwelcome knock on the door if you play that speaker too loud.
11- Valuables: We take no responsibility for valuables, even if the flat has a safe.
12- Check Out: It is easy. Just leave the keys in an OBVIOUS PLACE so that we can find them.
I live in Asia and have traveled extensively throughout Central America and Europe, I say this to put my travel experience and expectations in perspective. My family and I were not satisfied with this apartment. At first glance, I was not sure it was the same property listed on this site. It appears to have been expertly staged for the pictures. It is quite small and seems much more spacious in the photos, and it is a very old unsightly building and apartment. This was not a problem but a simple observation. On the other hand, the apartment did have some issues with which we were not happy. This apartment could benefit from a visit from a handyman. There was a very large section of concrete missing near the ceiling, and there was a doorknob that continuously fell off the door, and in one room the mattress and boxspring were on the floor rather than a frame. It did not pose any problems, but it was aesthetically displeasing and added to the misrepresentation online and shows a lack pride and care from the owners. Additionally, there wasn't bedding available for the futon. We had to wait for the assistant to bring them the following day.
The AC did not work in the common area; the room was stuffy but livable due to moderate temperatures. My bigger issue was not having received word that the owners would attempt to fix it during our week long stay. I am not confident that problems, should any arise, will be resolved in a timely manner.
The location is accurately described. It is smack in the middle of the Ladies market which is indescribably crowded in the evening. It was chaotic to navigate with three children but added to the atmosphere and feeling of being in HK, and it was about 4 minute walk to the MRT, so the location was manageable for us. More than the crowds, being above the market meant smelling greasy food all night. Again, not a deal breaker but was an irritant. I will add that there was minimal noise heard from the 15th floor.
During my travels, we have rented many apartments and my most pleasant experiences have been with owners who are invested in the property, not just an investor. From what I can tell, a nice and responsive assistant, Mariz, deals with the customers while James and another gentleman are the business partners. James was very responsive during the booking stages but would take 2-3 days to respond after booking. A few days before travel I needed important information that required an international phone call due to...
This apartment is good at using public transportation conveniently, but It's slightly smaller than in the pictures. There was a big market, a convenience store so I can buy everything i need. It is closed to Ladies Market, so you can take a walk to the place. I'm entirely satisfied.(price, location, etc..)
We stayed in this apartment for 1 week and it was a very pleasant stay,the apartment was very clean and comfortable for 4 people,although 5-6 people can stay in this apartment, it is centrally located ,safe and and very close to the Metro station,the grocery shop and supermarket are just downstairs,and the famous street markets and Nathan road are at walking distances,host James is very nice and the helper rose was very helpful, I would definately stay again in the same apartment on my next visit to Hong Kong.