Resort Apartment Residence – Hung Hom

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Hong Kong Harbor Skyline View

There isn't a more convenient location or one with a better view of the famous Hong Kong Island skyline than this in-town East Tsim Sha Tsui/ Hung Hom District Condo. The MTR (Subway; Underground, or Metro) and the through train station to China are a stone throw away from this vacation home.

As soon as you step foot into this unit, the “Wow” feeling begins with the unobstructed view of the famous Hong Kong Island skyline background across the Victoria Harbor. Moments later, you will walk by the fully equipped open kitchen, dining counter, and anticipating the benefits of having the latest home entertainment arsenal in the living room for your home-away-from-home relaxation.

Stay just a night, week, month, season, year, or longer. Rates are as low as $113.57 USD per night. So, why not come to a resort setting and enjoy the sub-tropic climate Hong Kong offers? You can treat and pamper yourself with service that includes private chauffeured transportation to and from HKG Airport.

Major Shopping Area for grocery and everyday convenience is in the lobby area. A major shopping mall complex is within the Metropolis Residence complex. Grocery can be ordered online or by phone for free home delivery. Taxi, buses, MTR, through train services to China are across the street.

Our accommodation package is the best value available for single destination vacation planners. We guarantee our service will give you the most pleasing and refreshing experience in Asia’s World City. It is time for you and your family to experience one week of your life in Hong Kong. After a week in Hong Kong and reflecting on the value and service received, we promise that you will say “Wow” again.

We guarantee a full harbor view from the unit's master bedroom and living room. The experience of the world-renowned Hong Kong Harbor's Nightly Laser-Light show and the evening view of the famous Hong Kong Island Skyline are yours, or your nightly rate is Free.

The master bedroom has another LCD TV, DVD and cable box, connecting to Movie channels and North American, Australian, and European News channels for your enjoyment and knowledge of world events.

The vacation unit offers comfortable living in a 663 square feet private home with 2 bedrooms including one full bath; an open kitchen, living room, dining room combination. The guest bedroom has a computer terminal with wireless broadband internet, a fax machine, and a printer. The full size kitchen includes all cooking and dining essentials. There are phones in each room, with free local and IDD calls.

A Thirty-one stories residential complex, this corner unit is on the 20th floor, with 180-degree view of Victoria Harbor. English is widely spoken in this community and in Hong Kong.

On-site resort facility includes Olympic size infinity-feel swimming pool overlooking Hong Kong Victoria Harbor, whirlpool, Gym, Spa and more. Ongoing "Wow" feeling.

Rental Property Ammenities

Accomodations:
  • Queen Beds (1)
  • Singles (1)
  • Bunk Beds (1)
  • Dining seats 4
  • Sleeps maximum of five.
General Ammenities:
  • Air conditioning (3)
  • TV (2)
  • Clock radio
  • Telephone (4)
  • Fax
Standard:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Hair dryer
Indoor Ammenities:
  • Cloth Washer
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cooktops & Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator and Freezer
Outdoor Ammenities:
  • Shopping Mall
  • Japanese garden
Additional fee required for:
  • All year round outdoor pool
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi / Hot tub
  • Sauna
Other Ammenities:
  • Linen and Towels
  • Toiletries and Papers provided
Luxuries:
  • Wifi with desktop computer
  • DVD player (2)
  • Surround sound system
  • Fax

About the Area:

The Hong Kong / Hong Kong Island region

Hong Kong has firmly established an image as a metropolitan powerhouse. Though renowned as a bustling port, a behemoth of business and a mecca for rabid shoppers, Hong Kong offers alluring rustic destinations outside its urban core.

On the peninsula across Victoria Bay from the island of Hong Kong, skyscrapers give way to lush, hilly farmland and peaceful fishing villages in the New Territories. Bordering mainland China, the area is known as "the land between," a name that depicts its history and character, as much as its geography.

Retreat from the city

Although one-third of Hong Kong's population lives in spiffy, planned communities springing up in the New Territories, the area provides many opportunities for respite from urban sprawl. For about $36 (U.S.), the Hong Kong Tourist Association offers a day-long bus tour that offers a glimpse of the New Territories' scenic beauty.

Perhaps nowhere does the hyperkinetic pace of city life seem further away than in the quiet temples that dot the countryside. The Buddhist and Taoist traditions of Hong Kong's ethnic Chinese majority are rooted deeply in rural areas. At temples, the air is thick with the fragrance of incense. Worshipers light three sticks of incense -- one each for the earth, the heavens, and humankind. It's believed that the rising smoke carries prayers and wishes to the heavens.

A visit to Tai Mo Shan ("Big Misty Mountain") might offer an advantage, in that department. At 3, 144 feet, Hong Kong's highest point brushes the clouds and provides a stunning panorama of the region's rugged beauty. On a clear day, visitors can see China's Deep Bay (Hau Hoi) to the east.

Along the coast of Hong Kong

The region's rocky coastline harbors a slew of tiny fishing villages. The Hong Kong Tourist Authority bus tour stops in one, where the Tanka Boat People -- descendants of the New Territories' original inhabitants -- continue the daily routine of centuries of fishermen before them.

Fresh fish are among the many goods available at a traditional rural market in Luen Wo. Determined tourists can try bargaining with the vendors for chicken, vegetables and rice. It's a far cry from the high-powered haggling that drives Hong Kong's economy today, and another reminder of the New Territories' place between lands and eras.

The New Territories' neighbor and the proprietor lies about a mile away from another stop on the bus tour, a bird sanctuary. It's the closest many tourists will ever come to elegant egrets -- or to China. For many of them, seeing a border-crossing on the way to the sanctuary is a thrill, in light of the 10 year since the handover of this scenic land and the unanswered questions about what will become of the people and places they have seen.

Globe Trekker: Hong Kong

They are countries inextricably linked to their massive neighbour, full of eastern traditions yet inspiring in their modernity; Megan McCormick goes in search of places forging forward into the twenty-first century, China's 'little dragons' Hong Kong. Mindful of her budget in one of the world's most expensive cities, Megan checks in at Hong Kong's infamous Chungking Mansions and finds that it's actually pretty good value for money. Taking a trip from mainland Kowloon to Central on the Star Ferry which carries 100,000 people per day, Megan gets to grips with the combination of traditional and modern with an exploration of the theories of feng shui which governed the construction of some of the skyscrapers in its impressive skyline. After a ride along the world's longest escalator she takes the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak for some fantastic views of the city.

Megan goes to Wong Kai Fin Temple, devoted to the art of fortune telling and one of Hong Kong's most popular temples. Here she follows the traditional visits a fortune-teller who tells her that, as a child of the year of the Rat, she shouldn't gamble. Still, at Happy Valley Racecourse in the centre of the city she has a flutter on the horses, a pastime that the Hong Kongese are particularly partial to. As foretold, she loses and to commiserate she hits the town in style at the city's trendiest club, Dragon Eyes.

For a break from the city, Megan travels into the New Territories, to the island of Tap Mum Chau, stopping off in Lin Village to make a wish at the Wishing Tree. The island is a real breath of rural Hong Kong, giving you an idea of what the city used to be like - just a string of fishing villages. For a complete contrast, she crosses the border to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone where cheap imports of Chinese goods and a flagrant disregard for piracy laws make for a truly indulgent shopping spree.

The next morning she's back on Kowloon's waterfront for an early morning group tai chi lesson from a plugged in master of the martial art. Inspired, she meets Bruce Law, one of Hong Kong's legendary movie stunt men and gets to star in her very own action movie. Then it's off to another mainstay of Hong Kong, Sam's Tailor, established in 1957. Since then it's clothed some of the world's most famous people including Bill Clinton and Luciano Pavarotti.

East Tsim Sha Tsui and Hung Hom Station Area

Tsim Sha Tsui often abbreviated as TST, also known as Tsim Tsui by local people, is an urbanized area in the Yau Tsim Mong District in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. Tsim Sha Tsui East is a piece of land reclaimed from the Hung Hom Bay east of Tsim Sha Tsui. The area is bounded north by Austin Road and in the east by Hong Chong Road. Geographically, Tsim Sha Tsui is a cape on the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula pointing towards Victoria Harbour. Several villages had been established in this location before Kowloon was ceded to the British Empire in 1860. Tsim Sha Tsui in Chinese means sandy mouth. It was also known as Heung Po Tau, i.e. a port for exporting incense tree.Tsim Sha Tsui is a major tourist hub in metropolitan Hong Kong, with many shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Many of the museums in the territory are located in the area.Tsim Sha Tsui is also a great place to watch Christmas lightings during December every year. Tall Buildings in the district will set up light bulbs on their walls with Christmas patterns, which is also a famous scene that is well known.

Hung Hom Station is a station on the East Rail Line in Hong Kong. It is located in Hung Hom, Kowloon. This station was opened in 1974 because the old Kowloon station at Tsim Sha Tsui was too small, had no room for expansion and was therefore demolished in the same year (although the clock tower still stands). This new Kowloon station, later renamed Hung Hom station, served as the terminus of East Rail until 24 October 2004, when the East Tsim Sha Tsui Station at East Tsim Sha Tsui opened. The expanded part of the concourse in Hung Hom station was opened in 2001, making it the largest KCR station, before the opening of East Tsim Sha Tsui station.

It now serves as a midway station of East Rail Line, as well as the terminus of intercity services with destinations to major cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, as well as Zhaoqing, Foshan, Dongguan in Guangdong. Hung Hom Station is one of the three Hong Kong port-of-entry on East Rail Line, along with Lo Wu Station and Lok Ma Chau Station.Since Hung Hom Station is located near the Cross Harbour Tunnel, it serves as an important transport interchange for passengers heading to and from Hong Kong Island.

About the Property:

In the living room: there is a SONY brand AM/FM, and DVD 5.1 surround sound system with over 15 non-commercial categorized music channels, a widescreen LCD TV with Cable Channels cover European, Australian and North American stations for keeping in touch with world events; HBO, Cinemax, Movies, and other premium programming for your enjoyment. TV set in Master bedroom. Master Bedroom, open kitchen, dining , and living room area have a direct unobstructed view of Hong Kong Victoria Harbor and the world-renowned Hong Kong Island Skyline. The "Wow" feeling continues.

Outdoor Description:

A Thirty-one stories residential complex, the unit is on the 20th floor, a corner unit, with 180-degree view of Victoria Harbor. English is widely spoken in this community and in Hong Kong.

On-site resort facility including Olympic size infinity-feel swimming pool overlooking Hong Kong Victoria Harbor, whirlpool, Gym, Spa and more. Ongoing "Wow" feeling.

Major Shopping Area for grocery and everyday convenience is in the lobby area. A major shopping mall complex is within the Metropolis Residence complex. Grocery can be ordered online or by phone for free home delivery. Taxi, buses, MTR, through train services to China are across the street.

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    Rates:

    Rate In US Dollars, includes Taxes, Linens, and Cleaning. Weekly Rates base on Number of Occupants: 1 person Weekly $ 795 2-3 people Weekly $ 1,295 4-5 people Weekly $ 1,595 Book 12 months ahead and receive 10% discount with payment in full. With Xfer Service to and from HKG Please add $ 150 Gym and swimming pool usage please add +$ 150 per person per stay. Returning guests, please deduct 5 % off the rental cost Take 5% off for seniors 60+ or for payment in full at booking. All major credit cards, personal check, bank wire, and Paypal accepted.
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    9 Metropolis Drive, Hong Kong, Hung Hom - China

    Testimonials / Reviews

    Thank you for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time in Hong Kong especially with all the extra ammenities, we felt very much at home here.

    Thanks again
    Di & family

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    The location of the apartment is wonderful : metro statio, train , bus, taxi : all at the entrance of the Metropolis tower. A perfect apartment for a couple and childs. Very cosy with all accomodities. A wiew from the bedroom and the living room : Fantastic. Mr LOK is a very serious and helpful person. I think sincerly it's teh best place to stay in Hong Kong for vacation. Better than an hotel for the price. Don't hesitate.

    Thank for all. best whishes from Corsica.
    Marie-B

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    Ben

    Many thanks.
    Hope to be here again in the future.

    Best regards,
    Manuel

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    We would just like to thank you for allowing us to enjoy your apartment in Hong Kong. We had a fantastic visit and it was always nice to return to the apartment and the comfort it offered.

    Anne & Calvin

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    Dear Koo,
    Sorry it took me so long to respond on how wonderful this trip has been because I have been catching up on my sleep. Mae, Wing and myself have had such a delightful experience in Hong Kong and a gorgeous view from the apartment. Everyone was so nice to us especially Ben and the people who sat at the desk at the apartment. The Victoria Harbor's view from the apartment was the best view a person could ever wish for. All the places we visited were also lovely. Thank you again for this once in a lifetime exposure.

    Love,
    Janet

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    Dear Mr Yuen,
    This is probably the last thing that I am doing before leaving your Hung Hom property for HKG Airport - and I really must say that this has been a remarkable trip. Thank you (and Mr Ben Lok) for everything. This stay has been so smooth from pick up at the airport to the facilities in the apartment to the laser show (saw it again last night and it was better than the night before!). got to go, Mr Lok is waiting!
    Thanks again
    Henry
    London, United Kingdom

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    Koo,
    We had an AWESOME time. What an enjoyable trip. It was really nice that Ben was there to meet us and start our trip off to such a good experience. Your apartment was in an ideal spot. We took advantage of the proxmity of the trains and buses. Considering we were there only for 3 full days we got a really good flavor of Hong Kong and Kowloon. Just to mention a few sites we saw; the 10,000 Buddhas, Stanley Market, Victoria Peak, Temple Street, Ladies Market, the Big Budha, oh yeah and of course we did get to our office for the training we went to see!

    We are definitely passing on information about your apartment and that you have other locations around the world. My counterpart in Hong Kong is getting married in Feb'09 and will be having people come into Hong Kong for the festivities so we are sending your information to him for potential places to rent. Your second property might fit his needs nicely.

    It's been a pleasure working with you.
    Cheri
    Denver, Colorado, USA

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    We are now back at home and still adjusting to the time change. I am writing on behalf of myself and 3 friends that fully enjoyed our stay not only in Hong Kong but the rest of China. I welcome the opportunity to be a reference for you, Ben and the facilities. We were totally pleased with all aspects of our visit to HK. Ben does a fine job of making sure we were well informed and taken good care of us.....It has been an extreme pleasure doing business with you and I sincerely hope our paths will cross again one day

    B Hennessey, Miami, Florida, USA

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    Dear Koo Yuen,

    With this email I would like to let you know that we are really enjoying the apartment and the area where it is situated!!. Yesterday we received a warm welcome from Mr. Ben Lok he showed us around the apartment. I also settled the last payment of HKD$ 7100 in cash to him. Many thanks again for all your help!! best regards,

    Martijn, The Netherlands

    Dear Koo Yuen,

    Through this email I would like thanks for the arrangments you made for us in the apartment in Hung Hom. We had a great time at your beautifull appartment, the location was great and easy accesible. The best part was that the Hung Hom station and the East Rail Line was also the line for the Olympics at Sha Tin, so that was very easy for us.

    When we come back to Hong Kong in the future I will contact you again.

    Best regards,

    Martijn

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    Hello Mr. Yuen,

    I apologize for not getting back sooner. It’s been quite busy at work. I wanted to let you know that your place was lovely and very convenient. I like the fact that it is very close to the MTR station and not as crowded as Mong kok or Tsim Sha Tsui. Overall we had a wonderful experience, even my sister who is usually picky about places would love to stay at your place again. She did mention about the washer though…need instructions but that was it. Thanks again for letting us stay at your place. Till next time, take care.

    Tina, San Francisco, California, USA

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    Good Day Koo!
    I too agree wholeheartedly with Cheri. What an awesome experience. Hong Kong was much more than I expected. It was fantastic! Your apartment and location were ideal...the view spectacular! Ben was the perfect host; great advice; prompt pickup; polite; explained everything about the apartment. I spoke to a few people traveling to HKG on business. They seemed impressed with our lodging situation. If you don't already, perhaps you should try to advertise to the business population. I'm sure for a longer stay in HKG, an apartment setting would be more to the traveling businessman's liking. A home away from home! As Cheri mentioned, having Ben meet us at the airport and arrange for travel from airport to apartment was huge. Arriving in HKG tired and totally unfamiliar with our surroundings, Ben was a huge asset. I felt like we were in competent, safe hands. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. I will definitely promote your accommodation to anyone traveling to HKG for whatever reason or length of time.
    Peggy

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    Dear Mr Koo

    We had a lovely time in Hong Kong and your apartment was very convenient and central. Plus the view from the apartment was really great. Ben and his friends took good care of us, meeting us on arrival and taking up to the airport.

    Hong Kong has changed a lot since we were last there and mostly for the better. Thank you. We will certainly recommend you to our friends and will definite contact you if we are ever in Hong Kong again.

    Regards
    Theresa

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    Hi Mr Yuen:

    Thank you for writing to us and I wanted to get back to you with my comments about the apartment soon.

    We really enjoyed our stay in Hong Kong and in this was in great part thanks to your wonderful apartment. Ben was very helpful and kind and got us started and then took us back to the airport perfectly on time.

    We were three adults (me,my wife and my daughter) so a hotel would have been very uncomfortable or if we used two hotel rooms, very expensive. The location was great and the views of the Victoria Harbor are really fantastic !!!

    The apartment is very comfortable with all you may need, located in an luxurious building and in an elegant area of the city. The large mall downstairs has all kinds of stores and restaurants so you don't have to travel far to get what you need. The train station and metro which are just downstairs can transport you to anywhere in the city within minutes!

    The only suggestion is that there could have a small handmade map or directions of the nearby locations like the station, the promenade, etc. I know that getting around near the apartment sounds pretty obvious to you, but for a foreigner, all we can see is roads, highways and buildings and it gets pretty confusing. It took me three days to find out how to get to the promenade, the Avenue of the stars and the museums which are within walking distance and Ben told us about it, but you have to know the way.

    Thank you again and I hope we can make it back to Hong Kong soon.
    I would highly recommend your apartment for a stay in Hong Kong,
    to have a great time in the lap of luxury!

    With warmest regards,

    Rodrigo and Carmen
    Sarasota, Florida, USA

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    Hi Koo. Happy New Year! Barry and I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your young man Ben. He was prompt, friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. He made our "entry" into Hong Kong a pleasure. Please send him our regards. If we come to Washington D.C. this year, I will contact you.

    Sincerely, Vivian

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    We loved the apartment, it was perfect for our needs as a family with 2 kids and perfectly located. We found the apartment comfortable, clean and provided all basic amenities and everything was in working order. The view from the apartment was outstanding and I miss looking out on the harbour at night and watching the light show. We have no reservations recommending the apartment and will recommend it to our friends and family. Thank you also for organising our transfers to and from the airport and all your tips about where to go.

    Thank you again

    Kind regards

    Alex P.