Yes, the studios are small, but for someone who needs somewhere temporary to stay until they find their feet and find somewhere larger and permanent then this is OK. Its not luxury but its decent enough. I am staying in a Unit C type: there are two types - A and D or B and C. The B and C types are slighty smaller than the A and D types so if you can get an A or D go for it as when space is limited any extra is worth having. So this is what you get in a C type: desk/2 chairs, wifi router (wifi works really well), telephone, LED TV with cable channels, bathroom with toilet, sink and small shower (welcome toiletries but no towels - you can buy a towel for $HK50). Hot water is provided by a small and efficient gas boiler in the shower room. The open plan kitchen area has sink, two plate ceramic hob with extractor fan/light, bin, small refridgerator, electric kettle, one saucepan, one frying pan, chopping board, 1 sharp knife, 2 small bowls, 2 large bowls, 2 mugs, 2 glasses, two knives, forks and spoons and 4 chopsticks. There is no microwave or conventioal oven. So cooking options with the eqipment provided are limited. There are two a/c units (one is more than sufficient), patio doors to a nice balcony - a good feature of the rooms in my view (you can use to dry clothes for one thing if you ahve something to hang them on), an open plan bed area (everything is open plan except the shower room!), confortable double sized bed with linens changed once a week, windows in the bed area and the shower area (and patio door of course). Lots of good built in storage under and around the bed area (good for reducing clutter in such a small space). Niggles - no bedside cabinet for clock, bedside light, glass of water etc. no microwave. There is a 'laundry' well its where they wash the apartment linens but let you use the washers (2) and dryers (2) for a fee of $HK20 for each wash and dry. $HK20 does not dry a batch of clothes - still very damp. Service from front desk is OK, nothing to say particularly positive or negative except at check-in they expect you to sign the inventory before you ahve been up to the apartment to check it yourself. Overall, OK, but the minimum stay of 1 month will be enough for me. If you go with the mindset that its temporary and then use your time to look for somewhere more permanent, then for $HK15K/month its not so bad, you could do a lot worse, you could probably do better but when you are looking or somewhere quickly and remotely 10,000km away and you don't know the destination where you need to stay its not always easy to find the perfect place!
- Also Known As:
- The Lodge Serviced Apartments Hong Kong