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“Fantastic boutique hotel in great Central location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ovolo Central
Ranked #18 of 712 Hotels in Hong Kong
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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic boutique hotel in great Central location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

The rooms are quite spacious for Hong Kong and there are many nice touches, like a full-sized umbrella in every room, a free mini-bar and a goodie bag, an ironing board and iron conveniently hidden yet accessible, free wi-fi and Apple TV. The restaurants of Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) are only a 5 minute walk and the business district of Central and MTR can be reached on foot in 10-15 minutes. In my opinion, this is best bargain, quality hotel in Central. At night you can faintly hear the clubs of LKF but it's not enough to disturb sleep.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Ovolo is located perfectly between the LKF and Soho areas of Hong Kong. It's a 2 minute walk to some lovely bars and restaurants; with a 5minute walk into the heart of Soho. It's also about a 10minute walk from the metro.

The hotel itself is well maintained with lots of extras (the loot bag, free mini bar, excellent quality toiletries). The room was very spacious for HK. We were on the 17th floor and could faintly hear music some nights, but it was by no means loud and it was easy to sleep over.

The staff are extremely helpful and always addressed us by name, even when casually saying hello. The manager, William, was around a lot and I think during our 5 day stay we saw him about 4 times. He always spoke to us and asked how our stay had been, taking a genuine interest. The rest of the staff are polite and can't do enough to help you. We were particularly impressed by Fango who shared his wealth of knowledge on the area with us. We asked him a few times for recommendations on tourist excursions to which he always printed off guidance and then talked us through it. This was extremely valuable and we were very thankful of his help.

When my husband and I were booking the Ovolo we noticed that some reviews mentioned breakfast as a negative. We did not find this to be the case. We enjoyed eating in the cafe each morning, far better than eating in a boring hotel restaurant! The food was excellent and you are given a lot of it! A freshly squeezed fruit juice, hot drink, bakery item and then full breakfast, cereal or a museili pot. The food was also fresh and to a very high standard.

Overall, I would gladly recommend this hotel to friends and family. I'm sure we will be back!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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William C, Manager at Ovolo Central, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear "girlsloveholidays"

My team and I and thrilled to see your terrific feedback and lovely compliments about our colleague Fango. We hope to see you back soon again with us and please feel free to email myself direct on williamcondon@ovologroup.com for any assistance you may require.

Best regards,
William Condon
Hotel Manager,
Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed here for 9 nights as part of a package deal through BA. The hotel staff are really great, especially William, who took great care of us. They really want you to enjoy your stay and go the extra mile to make sure you do.

The rooms are great, bathrooms all very modern and clean. This is not a traditional hotel in the sense that there are no large lobbies and lounges. The first floor reception is small and there a little fitness room off to the one side. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in good design and friendliness.

There are two rooms off each landing so nice and quiet - no long corridors to navigate!

You are given a bunch of vouchers for each mornings breakfast which is available either to be delivered to your room or you can go downstairs to 'Cafe O' to eat. The food and atmosphere is 'Light Cafe' style - really good, fresh, quickly served and a good choice. Staff here are also great.

All in all a great experience and when you are in Hong Kong for 10 days, a really good place to call home!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ian T
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William C, Manager at Ovolo Central, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear "Ian T"

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay with us recently. I am personally very happy to see that our customer service level really impressed you and also of course that your overall stay was just perfect for you.

My team & I hope to have you back again soon with us!

Best regards,
William Condon
Hotel Manager,
Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road
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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

we stayed here 3 nights on our return from Europe to Australia. A very lovely comfortable hotel. The Kingsize beds, the large bathrooms and walk in rain shower - divine!!
upon check in a small bag of goodies are in you rroom plus the fact of a free mini bar! Breakfast is also included in the rate - the rooms are spacious and the hotel very centrally located - a short stroll to Soho area with the many restaurants and bars and close to the central escalators to take you downtown. also a short walk from the Peak Tram terminal. The General Manager William was very friendly charming and helpful - he and his team could not do enough for us - well done guys - true hospitality!! - we will definatle stay here again if we are in Hong Kong!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 robbo1963
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William C, Manager at Ovolo Central, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear "robbo1963"

Thank you kindly for your terrific compliments about our hotel and our service to you. We hope that we helped to make your visit to Hong Kong a very memorable one and that we may see you back on your next visit very soon.

Best regards,
William Condon
Hotel Manager,
Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

The hotel proposes more then correct hotel rooms. A lot of nice amenities like the free minibar, loot bag, free happy hour, funny videos in the elevator... but the ABSOLUTE PLUS of this hotel is the staff, the service they provide is exceptional. They are helping you in all ways possible.
William, the Hotel Manager, is an absolute star, he has a discrete and guest orientated appearance. He is an absolute Professional that will help you whenever help is needed, even beyond your stay he took care of us with finding back the phone we forgot in an hotel in Beijing.

The rooms are as I said more then correct and the hotel is very well located in Hong kong.
5 minutes by foot (downhill! Uphill count a bit more) from the closest underground station.
Restaurants are around in the area as well as a shopping street.

I can't say more then come to this hotel when you plan a trip to Hong Kong!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vincent D
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William C, Manager at Ovolo Central, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear "VincentVD",

Thank you kindly for your amazing review for our hotel. It is always very heart-warming to see how our guests feel about their stays and we are so glad everything worked out so well for your visit.

Should you any assistance for any future trips to Hong Kong, please feel free to let me know on williamcondon@ovologroup.com.

Best regards,
William Condon
Hotel Manager,
Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road
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Mondsee, Austria
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Ovolo Hotel on Arbuthnot Road is a great place to stay for those looking to explore the city, enjoy the nightlife or if you're in Hong Kong for business.

What it's not: a full service hotel. This place is more like a serviced apartment. The interior is modern and spacy for HK standards, you can easily be in these rooms as a couple without feeling too cramped. Beware that HK hotel rooms are generally on the small side though and these are big when compared to most others in the same price range.

The room is full of very functional amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, free drinks from the minibar and a nice bathroom with good quality soaps and shampoos. There are great little details that help you have a pleasant stay, to give an example there is a power plug inside the safe so you can charge your phone or camera while it's in there.

So what's the difference between a full service hotel and the Ovolo? There is no restaurant in the hotel which means no room service. There's no laundry service but they offer the use of washing machines and dryers (with detergent being there to use as well so you don't have to go shopping for it) which for most of us is even better (nobody likes to pay 10USD per sock for a hotel laundry service right?) anyway.

Breakfast is done with vouchers that you can use downstairs in Cafe O, a HK food chain that makes good coffees and juices and has a decent selection of foods including cereals, eggs, fruit etc.

The location of this hotel is great, in close proximity to Lang Kwai Fong and SoHo and only 5min walking distance to the Central MTR station. There are many taxis available on Arbuthnot Road and on Hollywood road just down the steps so for those not into public transportation (give it a go in HK, it's great!) you can also easily get around.

Close proximity to SoHo and LKF also means there's a ton of restaurants and cafe's just around the corner.

I can highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a reasonably priced place to stay. If your consideration is this or a 100USD/night more expensive luxury place you need to ask yourself what's important to you. If you say full service royalty treatment you should spend the extra money on the other hotel.
If you say a great clean modern place to comfortably sleep you should spend the money you're saving on a nice meal in one of the great luxury hotel restaurants such as Amber in the Mandarin Oriental or Petrus in the Shangri La and stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TomHK1975
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William C, Manager at Ovolo Central, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear "TomHK1975"
Thank you for your very detailed feedback about your stay with us. I am glad you had a great stay with us and that you thoroughly enjoyed everything.

Should you plan any future visits back to Hong Kong, please feel free to email myself direct of williamcondon@ovologroup.com for any assistance that you may need.

Best regards,
William Condon
Hotel Manager
Ovolo 2 Arbuthnot Road
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Sydney, Australia
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134 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Loved the location in central as it is easy access to everywhere by foot or taxi. A healthy walk will get you to the MTR but this is HKG and travel by taxi is affordable. It is close to shopping, bars, restaurants and pretty much everything. The noise from the clubs can be a little tricky if you are a light sleeper but then again if you are in HKG you should be out not in.

Room Tip: Try their high floor but you would have to pay a little more
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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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
#18 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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