Newly renovated and furnished 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms available for rental in prime area in Hong Kong (Causeway Bay). The condo can comfortably sleep 6: bedrooms plus the brand new sofa bed. It comes with all the necessities. Living area (w/ sofa, TV, DVD player) and a brand new kitchen with a breakfast island that is fully equipped with fridge, coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans, plates, cutlery etc. There is also a washer in the unit as well as a laundry shop within a minute's walk! Both the bathrooms have basic amenities (shampoo / soap / toothpaste / toilet paper). There are fresh sheets and towels. The entire condo is fully air-conditioned. The condo also comes with free wireless internet connection and a free phone line for local calls.
The condo is in Causeway Bay which is the heart of the city. It takes ~30 minutes from the airport via MTR (the Hong Kong efficient subway system). It is a mere 5 minute walk to Times Square and less than 10 minutes ride to Lan Kwai Fong (well-known for its fun pub / club scene), Central Star Ferry (for a must-do ferry ride across the harbor), Peak Tram (for a stunning view of the entire city & harbor), Ocean Park (a major HK attraction: an amusement and marine park with over 40 rides. The list goes on but you get the idea, you will not have to worry about how easy it is to get around.
The rate is USD $120 / night. The condo offers the luxuries that most hotels charge 3x or 4x the amount. I know I could easily charge more, given all other rentals with anything remotely similar in price, are at least 40 minutes outside the city and only accommodate 2-3 people.
Vacationing in Hong Kong could not be easier. It is ideal for anyone looking for a comfortable stay in HK. The amenities of the condo combined with a full kitchen and living area makes this the ideal spot for a family vacation. And the location / convenience that a few friends are looking while enjoying the city life, can not be matched. The condo is actually for my kids. I had renovated the condo for when my kids come home for holidays. They are all settled abroad and love to enjoy the city when they come home for visits. But they will not be coming for another few months yet. As such, I am only interested in renters that will take extreme good care of the place. No smokers.
Inquiring availability -- send me a note letting me know the dates of your stay (pls specify check-in and check-out) and the total number of guests in your party.
No smoking and please take care of the place
Family / child friendly
Washer / Dryer
Elevator in building
Reviews of this property
Enjoyed our stay at Andy's flat quite a bit especially with his flexible check in/out policy. We were able to check in earlier & check out later to accommodate our flights. The two beds in the 2 bedrooms are definitely good sizes, even for our American sizes; however I would conclude that the sofa bed in the living room is suItable for one person instead of two. Having 2 separate bathrooms was definitely another plus (especially in all these limited space in Hong Kong) when you have at least 5-6 people staying in this flat. This flat is located right in the middle of the Wanchai & Causeway Bay MTR stations, so it's a bit of a walk to either one; however other transportation options (taxi, red or green vans or multiple other buses) are all very easily accessible.
Andy and Lucy were very nice to us. We spent great time in Hongkong thanks to their house. It was a bit cold and around every 6:00 it was a little bit noisy but it was okay,
The owner is a nice person. The toilet flash is not really work and the hot water is not really enough for taking shower and wash hairs but all the other things is good. We are enjoyed to stay in the apartment.
Lovely apartment in the centre of the city. The location is good, it is convenient to almost everything: tasty restaurants, market, Times square, tram/metro station etc. Andy is very friendly, gave us lots of useful tips in the city.
We spent a good time in Andy’s apartment. We went to HK in a family trip, with our two teens girls. Our first impression after we got down from the van was that building entrance, the lift and common areas looked old and needed some paint, but all this perception changed as soon as we stepped inside the apartment. It was just painted, well maintained and well equipped; all we needed was there. It includes free Wi-Fi and free local phone calls. Location is also a plus, MTR stations are a few minutes walk away. Andy is a very kind person. Helpful and reliable, he arranged our transport from airport (we arrived at midnight), a person was waiting to show us the apartment and handed over the key, even he arranged the van to the airport as I couldn’t contact the van driver. All I was shown trough internet or told by e-mails was what I got, there were no surprises. I recommend Andy’s apartment.
The location was brilliant and having 2 small children, the seperate bedrooms was great. Although, the noise from the buses 24/7 was a bit annoying. The beds were harder than sleeping on the floor quite honestly but it was okay. Hot water....is VERY limited and reduces very quickly- maybe a 5 min shower... The photos on the website were not a realistic representation of the apartment but irespective of this, the apartment is in a great location. There are limited kitchen appliances and space but we made do. On the whole, the apartment was okay. Would we stay here again....probably not but as for the location you can't go wrong. It's worth noting that Andy was a good host and very helpful.
The location is convenient. However the rooms are basic. The beds are hard and small. The double beds are more like single bed and they are just too uncomfortable to sleep on..
If I can, I would rate this stay 3 1/2 stars.
You can't beat the location. The Ding Ding/ Tram was literally around the corner and what we used to travel up and down Hong Kong. There were restaurants and shops downstairs and all around. The Causeway Bay MTR station was a bit of a hike, but probably seemed longer since we had two small children who weren't used to walking and constantly fell asleep on the way home.
The building was a bit run-down, but we learned it wasn't always indicative of the inside. The apartment wasn't bad - it was spacious and clean enough. Our biggest complaint is the beds - they were very hard and not comfortable. There were a few days when it was very cold and because the apartment was not well insulated, we had to buy a space heater to keep warm.
Our contact was friendly, easy to reach and responded quickly.
I selected this flat because I assumed Wimdu.com had vetted the renter, and also because I assumed the glowing reviews on this web site were reasonably accurate. Recent experience in Hong Kong with this place leads me to conclude that both assumptions were grossly incorrect. The place is a dump. Wimdu.com clearly does not know this or does not care, and the other reviewers standards, to be charitable, are clearly far below mine.
Let me quote from the Wimdu.com description: “...luxury in the heart of Hong Kong...newly renovated...brand new sofa bed...brand new kitchen...fresh sheets and towels...two bathrooms...”. Now let me tell you what I discovered upon arrival: the place was filthy from top to bottom, wet towels hanging in the bedroom, someone’s dirty socks on the window sill, standing water in the bathroom, black mold covered all the pillow cases and sheets on both beds, and old leftover food in the refrigerator. Every glass surface in the place, from coffee pot to shower door (which, by the way, was broken), had a film of residue. The reason the bathroom had water in the floor was because the shower drain was so clogged that, within two minutes, the base would fill and overflow into the floor. The toilet was so inefficient it would take at least 3 to 4 flushes to clear the bowl. Every appliance in the place was an antiquated piece of junk. The microwave housing was bent away from the frame as though something had exploded inside, and opening the door would introduce you to an overpowering smell of fish. It took 20 minutes to get one burner of the gas stove to work; the second burner never started. There was no hot water in the kitchen. The clothes washer was a tiny, worn-out thing with a basket so small that it might have the capacity to wash two towels at once--maybe-- and it could only be run if you unplugged the air-conditioner to use the same outlet. There was no dryer. Also, there were no closets or anyplace to store clothes except a metal bar running across the ceiling above the beds (too high to reach, clothes had to be hoisted up to it with a pole). Lighting in the living area was two fixtures composed of a dozen or so tiny lights, half of which were burnt out. The iron had a plug that wouldn’t work with any outlet in the flat making it useless without an adapter. The ceiling had a large area that appeared to be, or have been, a water leak, and plaster was peeling away occasionally dropping residue on the floor, or in your drink, on your head, etc. While the phone for placing local calls did work, the visitor access phone did not. The “amenities” included three rolls of toilet paper, some liquid soap, and three towels--for five people. And that second bathroom that was mentioned was on the opposite end of the flat from the bedrooms, behind the kitchen, down a narrow corridor, and was only as wide as the narrow corridor. It had a flexible shower head on the wall, but no shower (you just shower in the middle of the closet-sized bathroom spraying water all over everything?). There was no hot water at the sink faucet in this “bathroom” either, just like in the kitchen. I could go on, but I’ll stop at this point.
Naturally I complained. I sent an e-mail to the address given to me (email@example.com), but the e-mail was kicked back with the message that it was rejected by the recipient domain (whatever that means). I tried to contact Andy Sidhu, the owner of the property, but was told he was out of the country. I called Mr. Sidhu’s assistant, a man named David, and he came to the flat and changed the pillow cases and sheets, mopped the bathroom floor, and said he would get someone to fix the other issues by Sunday (this was Friday). Meanwhile, three members of my family moved out, went to a hotel (at considerable cost), because conditions were so bad. Sunday came and went, no repairs. I called David and he seemed unconcerned. I insisted he fix the problems or give me my money back. He said he would come to the flat at 4:00pm, mumbled something unintelligible and hung up. He never showed up. On Monday I tried to call several times but David didn’t answer his phone. One of my relatives, a Hong Kong resident, suspected he was just ignoring calls made from my flat so, instead, called from his mobile phone and David immediately answered. My relative gave him a tongue-lashing and threatened him with legal action if he didn’t fix the issues in the flat. Next morning a man showed up and fixed the burners on the stove, the drainage problem in the shower, and attempted, unsuccessfully, to fix the burnt-out lights in the living area. Mind you, these basic things that should have been in good order when I arrived were only now, five days later, being attended to. Completely unacceptable.
The description of this flat on the Wimdu.com site is inaccurate and completely misleading. It is the diametric opposite of luxury, there is nothing new or renovated, and the caretakers are completely unresponsive. Don’t waste your money, your time, or your patience.
Good location, good impression of Hong Kong way of living, helpful caretakers of the apartment. Not as clean as described by other guests .
You will be refunded the total price minus the Wimdu cancellation fee if you cancel the booking at least 2 days before check-in (by 12 noon, local time). For cancellations that are made less than 2 days before check-in, you will be refunded 5% of the total price minus the cancellation fee.