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“Good size, clean facility, friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
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CHI Residences 279
Ranked #94 of 697 Hotels in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Ridgefield
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good size, clean facility, friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We (2 adults, 1 teenager, 1 pre-teen) stayed in HK for 3 days. Trying to find a place that is not too tight for US standard, and doesn't cost you an arm and a leg - no easy task. We are very satisfied with this apartment. We got a room for 3 people and requested an additional bed. Our room has 1 double bed and a twin size bed in another room. The added bed was squeezed in between the double bed and the TV. Without the added bed, it's a very good size room for 3 people. It's a bit tight for 4 people, but we managed. The bathroom is spacious and we can store all of our luggages in a spare space in the bathroom.

Staff is very friendly, contrast to most people in HK. They also speak good English. When we arrived, they knew us by names and welcomed us warmly. The security is pretty good. This is not a hotel where there is lobby area. It's a serviced apartment. So you have to ring the bell to get in. We feel very safe. The room is also very quiet. They also stored our luggages on the day we checked out until we are ready for the airport.

The location is super convinient. An airport bus is just 2 blocks away. The bus runs every 10 minutes for $33 HKD each person. We took the taxi because we have 4 people. Taxi is about $220 HKD from the airport. The Yau Ma Tei MTR station (subway) was just about 5 minutes away and it has trains to all the major sites. You can get an Octopus card. You need to put in $150 in total minimum - $50 deposit and $100 to use for almost all the public transportation, including the airport bus. (Airport train is very expensive) You can add more money to the card in any of the subway stations, or in any 7/11 stores. You can also use it in many store, like McDonald, 7/11. When you return it, you will get the deposit back plus any unused balance. But they charge $HK9 if you return within 3 days, which is just a little over US$1.

The famous night market "Temple Street" is just one block away. We had a lot of fun going through the night market. You can get really local food if you are brave enough. It may not look that clean, but we didn't get sick at all. Lots of shopping around. We went to the Peak at night. Beautiful. It's a must see in HK if you are there for a limited time. Take the ferry over so that you can see the HK island view at night.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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8 Thank Nancy C
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this review, April 29, 2012
Thank you Nancy for taking your time to write such a helpful and encouraging review. We're glad you and your family could enjoy the comfort and convenience of our CHI apartments. It sounds like you managed to see and experience a lot of what Hong Kong has to offer, we hope you had a great time during your stay. Again, thank you for your kind words and we look forward to having you and your family with us again in the future.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Myself and my husband stayed here for a week in march and we couldn't praise this place enough.Perfect location within easy reach of everything including mtr.Spotlessly clean,management and staff superb and the apartment has all the amenties you will need for your holiday.The shower is powerful in a good way with plenty of hot water and the bed is like sleeping on a cloud.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Yvonne W
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this review, April 29, 2012
Thank you kindly for your encouraging and positive review. We're glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming both back soon.
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We stayed in Chi Residences 279 in February 2012 while travelling to Hong Kong from Singapore for 1 week. We were travelling with a 4 months old baby and needed a place to stay which is bigger than a hotel room. Our apartment was 1 bedroom with king size bed and quite spacious for Hong Kong standards. It was very clean and location was good - about 5 mins walking to Yau Ma Tei MTR in Kowloon. However if you take taxi to Chi, print a map in Chinese to show to driver as they don't know this location quite well.
We would definitely stay in Chi Residences if we come to Hong Kong again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Irina01
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Thank you for your kind review and we're glad you and your family could enjoy the spaciousness and convenience of CHI apartments. There is a taxi card on our website for each of our properties with the Chinese address so feel free to save this or print them for easy reference next time. We look forward to welcoming your family back again soon.
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Big Big Thanks to all the staff at the Chi,

Stayed here for 2 months and was made to feel very welcome i am almost sad to leave.
The rooms are spotless and very comfortable nice big TV comfortable beds great shower all in all one of the best stays i have had.
The loctaion is good close to temple street market and great food & shopping easy access to the MTR.

If i had 1 complaitant it would be the light that hangs in the living room why they picked such a big light to hang in a small appartment and then hang it at head height i dont know but i didnt manage to bang my head on it most days :)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank code21
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such an encouraging review, and it's good to hear you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback on the living room light is appreciated and we hope you didn't bang your head too often! Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I usually stay in hotels, so I took a gamble and stayed in an apartment for a recent short trip to Hong Kong.

I would highly recommend Chi 279. The location on Shanghai street, two blocks from Nathan road and right next to the Temple Street night market really is excellent.

This was my first time staying in Kowloon, and I really enjoyed it.

The apartment was really well set up. Small but functional kitchen, small living area, great entertainment system, small bedroom with an extremely comfortable bed and a huge bathroom with an excellent shower.

The apartment is really well decorated and is both stylish and functional.

The reception staff were very friendly and happy to help with directions around the local area.

I would not hesitate to recommend Chi 279 to anyone looking for a great value, well appointed and located apartment in Kowloon.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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4 Thank travelliingaussie
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such an encouraging review. We're glad your stay with us was able to exceed your expectations and that you were pleased with all our amenities. We're especially pleased that you were able to take advantage of the surrounding neighbourhood, which we feel, shows a side of Hong Kong not seen in Central, yet is only a short MTR ride away. Again, thank you for your kind words and we look forward to having you with us again in the future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The staff at this hotel are very accommodating and so incredibly nice. On top of that, our apartment was 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and then the living area and kitchen. For the location and amount we paid, the value was great. The only complaint I had was the cot was so uncomfortable that I almost wished I were sleeping on an air mattress - it would have been a lot better. The only reason I slept on the cot was because I was traveling with my parents, so it was nice the 3 of us could share that apartment. We only stayed 2 nights because they were sold out the following night, but I would definitely stay there again. The laundry that's just on the next street is very quick and cheap, which was really convenient. Would definitely recommend staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Joy_loves_traveling
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to write such an encouraging review. You feedback and comments are greatly appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and it is important to us that everyone experiences our warm CHI hospitality. Please let us know when you are next in Hong Kong and our CHI team is ready to make sure your next stay is just as comfortable if not more so. Thank you again, we hope to have you back with us soon.
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oxbow canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

This was a nice, clean hotel. Friendly staff. Free DVD's. Disappointment was the listing said a 3 room. Well one of these rooms is a bathroom, so 2 rooms, 1 with bed and tv & kitchen area all combined. We were requiring an additional bed (roll out cot). Charged an extra $200 per night, then put it at the end of our bed, between the TV and our bed. The bathroom was huge...too huge and you have to pass through the second bedroom to get to it. For three people it would have worked, as a double & single, but as our selection was for 3 beds, for 4 people, it just did not work, and I checked out after 1 night. No refunds , paid for 3 nights. The night market is right there for shopping for all kinds of useless junk.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank mike g
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to write such an encouraging review. We hope to have you back with us soon
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Property: CHI Residences 279
Address: No.279 Shanghai Street,Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong > Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#47 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#62 Best Value Hotel in Hong Kong
#79 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — CHI Residences 279 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CHI 279 by CHI Residences is a calm retreat from the city. Located on famous Shanghai Street, a fascinating eclectic array of shops and sights reveal the natural charm of Hong Kong. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available. ... more   less 
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