i decided to visit hongkong when i was on days off last december. i was not thinking of a shopping spree weekend but instead, i wanted it laid back – sort of get a good room to relax and maybe visit disneyland or ocean park.
i arrived hongkong international airport after about a two-hour flight from manila. it was not my first time in this airport for i used to have a few hours stop-over here when our company used to fly us with cathay pacific. hkia is one of the largest and busiest international airports in the world.
i took bus A10 from the airport to aberdeen where i have booked a hotel.
ovolo 100 shek pai wan is a 27-storey serviced apartments that offers a mountainside or seaside view of “little hongkong”.
the hotel is very accessible with public transportation and is just a stone-throw away from restaurants and convenience stores.
hotel staff was very accommodating and have expected my arrival. i have actually made my booking through agoda and not met any problems during check-in.
i noticed a desktop computer and a comfortable sitting area for their guests.
their lounge also has an area where one can have a quick fix of coffee or tea.
the room i got was a one bedroom type suite with a panoramic view of the aberdeen harbour.
the floor bed’s mattress is comfortable and the bedroom cabinet includes items for a more worry-free stay. even a yoga mat is available! :D
modern entertainment amenities can be found in the living room. there is a flat tv with surround sound, a dvd, an apple tv and complimentary wi-fi internet brodband access.
the kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave oven and refrigerator.
the bathroom amenities include toiletries from crabtree and evelyn.
i was fully satisfied with my three night stay at ovolo 100. the hotel staff were all approachable and courteous. i would just want to suggest to them about the availability of a cleaning lady on sundays (though as much as possible, i keep my room clean on any hotel i stay), i think that is a necessity even its a weekend.
ovolo 100 at shek pai wan road in aberdeen is only one of the six properties of ovolo group across hongkong island. check their website at www.ovologroup.com.