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Butterfly on Wellington
Ranked #38 of 725 Hotels in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Stayed here because of the excellent reviews but felt somehow a little disappointed.
The facts in the other reviews are correct - you are in the middle of everything;free wifi;extremely friendly staff; nespresso machine with 2 capsules in my room (22nd floor);bathroom clean but mismatched sanitaryware; the photos of the rooms are accurate but the teak theme furniture was a little knocked about and the (clean) carpet was an unfortunate mustard colour that gave the room a murky feel - not unlike old Marriott colour schemes.
Perfectly fine for a couple of nights at the approx £80/night I paid but wouldn't pay much more than that.

Room Tip: Higher floors are the executive rooms which are a LITTLE bigger.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We spwnt 4 nights at the Butterfly on Wellington: rooms are big for HK standards and clean, the bathroom is quite small indeed and the glass door does not allow a lot of privacy.
The staff is very nice and helpful.
In the morning you can have an excellent Nespresso coffee at the reception and this is very important for me! The location is excellent both for visiting HK and for lunch / dinner / entertainment. It is near to the escalator and by foot you can reach a lot of bars and locals.
There is free wi fi. I absolutely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank araihc
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

If you want to feel real Hong Kong and are tired of staying in the usual branded 5-star places - then Butterfly on Wellington is the place for you.

Located in the heart of central on Hong Kong Island you are just a few minutes walk away from two main MTR stations (Central and Hong Kong), 10 minutes walk away from central pier (Star Ferry) and close to the lower tram station for that obligatory visit to the top of the peak.

What's more - the moment you step out of the hotel you are literally "in the thick of it" - A few minutes walk and you can be in Lan Kwai Fong or Soho - with such a huge selection of cafes, bars and restaurants available in the area, it really isn't an issue that the hotel itself doesn't have a kitchen. BTW - we had our 7yr old daughter out with us every night and had no issues at restaurants or bars (of course we were selective).

If you need advice on where to go - just ask Mike at the front desk - he grew up in the neighbourhood and knows everything :)

The hotel itself is just fine. Rooms aren't huge (and we were in an executive room on 26th floor), but then again this is Hong Kong!

Decor is all tasteful and free WiFi throughout the hotel and iMac access in reception are nice touches.

I really wouldn't consider anywhere else when staying in Hong Kong.

Room Tip: The executive rooms higher up are 50% bigger and have free coffee.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed before X-Mas at the Butterfly on Wellington for 3 nights and I must say, that the location is just perfect. The room we got was quite small and maybe a bit tired in regards of style and interior. But very functional. If one does not expect a hip hotel, with all amenities, this hotel is a good match.
There are plenty of restaurants in the area, therefore it really doesn’t matter that they have no F&B service. Great is the Nespresso Coffee in the Lobby lounge, just good for a cup before discovering the city. Just a detail, but I felt a bit sorry for the lady doorman - that was a first time experience for us - she was very helpful indeed, but when the luggage seems to be heavier then the person that is in charge to help guests, one might worry that she will hurt herself…

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a great little boutique hotel hidden on Wellington Street in Hong Kong. It's in a perfect location for getting around sites (and nightlife), especially if like me, you were only in Hong Kong for two nights. The trade off on location, being on the island and so close to everything, is not to expect amazing views - you'd be better getting something along the harbour in Kowloon overlooking the island. Naturally, Hong Kong being a crowded island, I didn't expect the rooms to be massive, but it did feel like the three of us had been crammed into a room that was just big enough for two, but with only 48 hours in the city, we didn't let that bother us too much. The hotel is beautifully finished, particularly the bedrooms and bathrooms. Free wifi throughout the hotel, and there were two iMac computers in the reception for guests to use. Check in (and check out) were really quick and easy. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. I would definitely use this hotel again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was a fantastic place to stay for a couple of nights. Great location, the staff were polite and helpful, and the room, whilst quite small, was well furnished with a good bathroom. I also liked the free Wi-Fi and iMacs in the lobby. Good value too, for the location. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We did a lot of research on hotels before our recent trip to Hong Kong and Butterfly on Wellington kept coming to the top of our search lists. What a pleasure it was to stay there, from the friendly welcome to the very clean and fresh room. Although there is no restaurant in the hotel, restaurants in the locale were excellent and being so close to Central station meant we never had to travel very far to anywhere. We were within walking distance to the Star Ferry, Soho and Lan Kwai Fong. When we came downstairs in the morning and the coffee machine had been put away for the morning, staff were happy to make a cup of tea or coffee. Our 7 year old daughter really liked the biscuits they put out in the early morning and when she asked for one, Mike kindly gave her a whole packet from the back room... Thanks Mike, you made her day! Would we stay here again? Absolutely yes. My only gripe was that there are only two lifts and when one was broken it often meant a very long wait, thankfully problems with the lifts were seen to fairly quickly.

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Address: No.122 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
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Location: China > Hong Kong > Central
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#41 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
#44 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range: $136 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Butterfly on Wellington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The address says it all. Located on one of Central's liveliest, most historic thoroughfare, mere steps away from Hong Kong finance centre and high-end shopping and entertainment nucleus, Butterfly on Wellington is a magnet for those looking for a classic boutique hotel experience in the heart of it all. From designer boutiques at the Landmark and the ifc, the nightlife of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong to the art and heritage profusion along Hollywood Road and the Central Escalator, everything you need to keep your finger on the big city pulse is right here on your doorstep. To fulfill travellers' need for seamless, connected travel experience, the hotel now offers "4G Pocket WiFi Device" to keep your life in sync! Bring WiFi with you around town and stay in touch with the mobile hotspot (unlimited local data) that instantly connects your devices (up to 5 smartphones, tablets or other wireless portable devices) to the Internet anywhere the coverage is available. Straightforward and effortless - this is how travel should be! Radiating intimate old world charms that captivate the essence of Chinese elegance and complement its historic surrounding, the 80-room hotel combine contemporary décor with branded amenities, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk and sophisticated technology to create a perfect environment dedicated to both leisure and business travellers. Think device friendly docking station, or even a free smartphone, offering unlimited local calls and 3G data, a city guide as well as all sorts of interesting info and features. Given all the helpful tools, getting to know the neighbourhood's diverse fabric of life is easy! But before you step outside, be sure to consult our 'Local Ambassadors" who might just have a story or two for you. How well connected are we? - 8-minute walk to the Central MTR subway station. -10-minute taxi ride to the Airport Express Hong Kong Station for direct train connection to Hong Kong International Airport. ... more   less 
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