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CHI Residences 279
Ranked #148 of 718 Hotels in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
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“Excellent all around”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

What a gem of a find. If you are looking for a superb room, this is the place. Very clean, very comfortable, has its own DV library and a player in the room. It even has a air purifier. For the traveller who is watching the pocket, but not wanting to downgrade on accommodation, this is the place.

The first impression might put people off as Shanghai Street itself is off the main road and the hotel is nestled amidst old buildings all around. Once you step in, it's a different world. The room is nicely appointed with a kitchenette and a small sitting room. My 7-yo son could sleep comfortably on the sofa. Whilst not 5*, it is well worth the money for the accommodation.

The location is near Temple Street for those who like the night bustle. Plenty of small eateries around and shops along the main Nathan Road just a few minutes walk away. For those into bakery and cooking, there are quite a few shops specialising in cookware and bakeware.

Also a short walk to Yau Ma Tei MTR, it is good as a springboard to various locations in HK.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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103 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2013

On the night of arrival, the main entrance was locked, and we pressed the button for contacting the management office for a good 10 to 15 mins. Imagine our frustration on a warm summer night! There was a phone number pasted on the wall, but I didn't have a local phone, so I had to approach a stranger to help me make the call! I was lucky to find a friendly stranger!

Other than that, the room was nicely designed, and considered spacious by Hong Kong standards.

The map on its website should have indicated the pretty well-known dessert shop. That would make it easier to find. Or to include the name of the other hotel which is opposite.

It's near to many restaurants, shopping street, the subway. Location is rather convenient. once you know where the hotel is.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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137 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Everything you need is here. Small kitchen with necessary appliances and kitchenware. Good size fridge/freezer. Living room and bedroom both small but comfortable. The bed was very good. All in all a nice base of operations.

Location is excellent. One block away from the famed Temple Street Market and only about 16 blocks away from the Womens Market in the Mong Kok area. The Upscale (and overpriced) Nathan Road is only 2 blocks over. Many, many restaurants ranging from noodle soups to expensive seafood. We ate at one every nite and were never disappointed.

By far, the local manager, Henry Lau was a delight. He speaks English well and goes out of his way to help in any way possible. He greatly adds to the charm of Chi Residences.

TIP: Take great care of what you order at restaurants. Four (4) times during our 10 day trip were were charged for items never ordered or served. Our local Chinese friend informed us this is a very common practice done to pad the bill. It is not done by mistake. Be sure to challenge the bill if it appears to be more than you expected. They will adjust the bill but only if you ask.

Room Tip: This is a small "vertical" hotel with only 2 rooms per floor. We were on 10 and could sti...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

The 2 night stay was wonderful. It was a small, compact yet well furnished. We could have a cosy sofa TV area to have our snacks and sip our wine when we are back at night. The free wifi is a definite plus.

The manager and staff were all extremely helpful and were able to recommend good eateries.

Location was within short walk from Yau Ma Tei MTR and near the NATHAN ROAD shopping area and within short walking distance from night markets at Temple Street and "Ladies' Street". Lots of food and shopping and night activities.

It is only 2 train stations away from Tsim Sha Tsui, where the harbour, cultural areas is. So it is a definite great location to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013

When you arrive it might look a bit shady, but as soon as you are inside, the hotel is beautiful. Rooms are very clean, modern, very very comfortable bed and the shower, I wish mine at home was so good. You can sit and relax on some sort of bench and shower, which is very welcoming after a whole day of walking. The room seem like meant for longer term residents, with a small kitchen. Good security to enter the building, located close Mongkok, Nathan Road and Temple market. Great location. I would say perfect hotel for a city trip, where you are away during the day, but need to come home in a comfortable clean place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed May 25, 2013

I stayed in the property for 5 nights on family vacation. We were staying with our 2 kids. Facilities provided in the property were as shown on the website and were very useful. However, room size was small then expected. Although, I understand that room sizes in the hotels in Hong kong are very compact. Staff was very helpful. Location is very close to the MRT station (5 min walk) and Temple street night market. However, no good Indian restaurants near by and have to travel to TST for good options. Moreover, there are two grocery stores just below the property where once can get all Indian items. Sandesh stores run by Nepali family is good and rates are also reasonable especially water bottled (1.5 liters) at HKD 5 only.

My stay at CHI 279 was good and I would definitely recommend to go and stay there.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Nagarkot, Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The hotel is lovely and convenient to everything, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed every moment at this hotel. Actually, it felt more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel. The staff goes out of its way to make everything just right. I believe this is the nicest stay at a hotel we've ever enjoyed

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive and encouraging review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at CHI 279 and our staff was able to make you feel at home. Please let us know the next time you you plan on traveling to Hong Kong, we'd love to have you back with us.
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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
#78 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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