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“Modern LKF hotel.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ovolo Central
Ranked #19 of 708 Hotels in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Modern LKF hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Stayed recently for 2 nights and then another 3 nights.
Location is good for restaurants, bars and the mid levels region. It is a big walk up the hill from the Central shops. If you know your way around it is a bit easier. Its also a steep walk down to the shops and mtr.
The rooms are on the small side. No good for more than 3 people. But they are extremely well planned, modern and functional.
Internet works really well. Included breakfast at cafe downstairs is also good.
Reception area is small and personal.
Overall fit out of the Hotel is tasteful and functional.
The best part about staying here is the the staff. They really do go out of their way to greet and look after you. Top marks for personal service, thank you very much.
In summary great business hotel, will be back. Also worth noting unlike the the LKF Hotel just below, you do not get the loud bar noise in this location.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

OK, this is just about a perfect boutique business hotel in my opinion. It has a lovely breakfast option, wonderful staff, a nice happy hour and a wonderful element of style. The rooms were spacious, though not high ceilings, and had very nice amenities. The location was perfect for my needs. A quick walk to offices, LKF and other restaurants. It didn't have a large gym but a few machines, though I wouldn't have expected much more in central hong kong. Really a wonderful experience and I would happily go back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank everydayshuffler
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I was in Hong Kong for business and loved the Ovolo 2 - it would also be great for a personal trip. Breakfast at the O Cafe (which was included) was healthy and delicious and lost of choices; trendy rooms which were quite roomy by HK standards, evening happy hours and free mini-bar...and lastly the super friendly staff.
Also, the hotel is really close to Central - about a 5-10 minute walk to all my meetings, then right in LKF and close to Soho to go out at night and generally explore the city by day.
I'd go back for sure.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank StephF1234
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Singapore
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93 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

I really enjoyed my Ovolo experience.
Like anything trying to do things different .. some things work and somethings don't.
Nice fresh design with quirk amenity and in room products.
Staff very attentive (even though there was only 2).
I found the hotel a little too close to Lan Kwai Fong for my liking .. but otherwise wold appreciate this.
Breakfast was voucher system in the Cafe O downstairs. basic.
but it is what you need to start the day.
loved my Malin+Goetz Bathroom Amenities :-)

i would stay again ... but chose a diff location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank thomas_destinations
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ovolo2home, Guest Relations Manager at Ovolo Central, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Thomas,

Thanks for the no-nonsense review! We do do things a little different at Ovolo and when guests like you make note of our fresh design and amenity choices it really means a great deal to us. All your notes, including on breakfast have been shared with our team here.Thank you much!

You said you'd stay again at Ovolo again but perhaps at a different location. Great to hear! We have several hotels in HK, each with their own signature designs and features, and would be delighted to host you anytime. Drop me a line should Ovolo be in your travel plans again. Thanks for staying!

Cheers,
Marius Gamser
Guest Services Manager
guestservices@ovologroup.com
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Clean, modern, comfortable and near everything you want to do in downtown Hong Kong. About 45 minutes from Airport by cab. From outside hotel looked like narrow building but inside its futuristic with chrome and copper all around. Check in was fine. Service team went above and beyond in suggesting things to do and see during my stopover. Only thing is that is a little pricey for a 1 bedroom but you do get a great location with modern design. Breakfast is included and they also serve free wine, beer and snacks in the lounge in the evenings. Recommend you try it if you want something a little different.

Room Tip: Single lane road outside hotel. Next time I'll book in advance online and save quite a bit.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Martin P
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

This hotel is for you if: you are on a budget and/or you want to be close to the night life of HK and/or you do not care to walk up three block with a gradient of 30 degrees to get to it. It is not for you if:You want something more than a room, (like a real reception or a little breakfast lounge) and/or you want access to the MTR without having to get an aerobic workout on your way back and/or you want a view to something. I am not going back, ever, I do not care about free minibar drinks, free breakfast in the adjacent joint, etc. Way overrated, you can even hear the noise from LKF from the 10th floor way into the night.....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank urufenta
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ovolo2home, Guest Relations Manager at Ovolo Central, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Dear urufenta,

Thank you for sharing your views on tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t have the best time at Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road.

I certainly understand not wanting an aerobic workout on arrival so please know for next time that there is an escalator on Wyndham Street that runs right next to our hotel. On your other points - we always try our hardest with the space available to provide whatever guests want in the best possible manner, and this has been received well by other reviewers on this page. We regret that we came up short for you this time.

We don't want to be an average hotel - but for good reasons!! Please let me know if you have any further comment at guestservices@ovologroup.com. Ovolo loves feedback and we’d very much like the chance to host you again.

Cheers,
Marius Gamser
Guest Services Manager
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Bellevue, Washington
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

I selected the Ovolo based on the great reviews in Tripadvisor. Once again it worked out wonderfully! I have previously stayed in Kowloon as the prices in Hong Kong were just too high. The Ovolo solves all that. It is in the perfect location within walking distance of all the major attractions and near more restaurants and bars than you could ever visit. The room, while small like most rooms in Hong Kong, is perfectly thought out and nearly everything you could need or want is right there! The staff is excellent and there is nothing that they would not do for you. Free mini-bar, wifi, and the breakfast next door is simply wonderful also!
Thanks William and the rest of the staff for making this the perfect start to our asian vacation!!!

Room Tip: The higher the better... there is a lot of noise in this part of town!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank zhellings
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Property: Ovolo Central
Address: 2 Arbuthnot Road | Central, Hong Kong, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong > Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
#15 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#19 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#21 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ovolo Central 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Central's Lan Kwai Fong (LKF), next to Soho, Ovolo Central is our flagship hotel which is located in the heart of the city's entertainment and business district. We're just minutes away from restaurants, bars, shopping and Central MTR. Most importantly, The Best Things in Life are FREE! Get Breakfast and Happy Hour FREE only when you book directly on Ovolo Hotels official website. ... more   less 
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Ovolo Hotels And Serviced Apartments 2 Arbuthnot Road Hk Hotel Hong Kong
Ovolo Central Hong Kong

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