Although apartments in Hong Kong are more popular as living quarters as opposed to holiday properties, there are still many that cater for both long term and short term rentals. The more reasonably-priced flats are on the mainland in Kowloon and the New Territories with the most expensive being in Central, Mid-Levels or by the beaches. Bear in mind that agencies will usually charge half a months rent as a fee if you are considering staying for longer and check the Hong Kong Magazine and Hong Kong Mail for rental properties as there can be good deals to be found.
Hong Kong Apartment Rental Travel Guide
1. Four Seasons Place
8, Finance Street, Central Telephone – 3196 8228
These luxury apartments are beautifully decorated and boast top of the range accessories including plasma screen TV’s and DVD players. Other facilities include use of a rooftop pool, spa and laundry.
Rm 1006, 10th floor, Stock Exchange Square, Central Telephone – 2537 0026
Designed by international architects and located alongside the Happy Valley Racecourse, these are among the city’s finest apartments.
3. Shama Mid-Levels
8th Floor, Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central Telephone – 2522 3082
In several locations across Hong Kong including Causeway Bay, SoHo, Central and Wan Chai, these apartments are all well designed with good-sized rooms.
4. Portobello Lodge
100, Shek Pai Wan Road, Aberdeen Telephone – 2554 3527
There are 51 fully-equipped apartments to choose from in this building that has 24-hour security. Each one is tastefully decorated and the area is well-served by public transport.
5. Valley Orchid Apartments
68 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley Telephone – 2575 8708
Good-value studio or one-bedroom properties. Some have balconies overlooking the city and all properties come fully-equipped.
6. The Bauhinia Furnished Suites
119-120 Connaught Road, Central Telephone – 2156 3000
Choose from bright and airy one or two bedroom apartments that have all mod-cons and the use of a fitness room.
7. Discovery Bay
Suit 2 people, near the beach with linen included for about 320 euro a week. It has two rooms and a balcony. Contact Home Holidays.
Hong Kong thrives on the magnetic fusion that blends the West with the Orient. You are offered a tantalising glimpse of the city’s colonial past in the architecture, pubs and cocktail bars that can be found squatting alongside the steel towers, and yet somehow there is still room for the pockets of traditional Chinese life found on the streets.
A short stay in this engaging city will not be enough. Geographically it may be compact, but Hong Kong’s lights, glitz and infectious spirit will draw you back to the region and time after time.
You have a lot of Hong Kong hotels to choose from when you want to visit the city. There are really excpensive hotels but also budget hotels. You can get a hotelmap at the local tourismoffice.