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“Modern, clean and friendly service apartment with a twist”
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CHI Residences 279
Ranked #141 of 721 Hotels in Hong Kong
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Reviewed 8 May 2012 via mobile

My husband, nearly 2 year old son and I visited Hong Kong for first time in April. After I read other reviews, I decided to book this hotel. I'm glad I did!

The room was a bit smaller than what I saw photos but it's clean, there are absolutely everything we needed, we enjoyed very comfy bed. As we have a small toddler, the kitchen and washing machine (on the roof) were so handy. Also all hotel staff were very friendly.

A twist? It's located in a quite funky or i should say interesting area which my husband and I loved it. It's in the middle of shanghai street, there are so many interesting shops also close to jade market and Yau Ma Tei station. We visited other area but we prefer where we stayed! You can see the real hong kong.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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3  Thank FiFiYoung
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2012

Thank you for writing and sharing your review. We're glad that you and your family enjoyed your time here and were able to experience the authentic side of Hong Kong; it truly is great place. For your next visit, please check out our other properties which are also located in local neighbourhoods around Hong Kong. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you and the family soon.

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We (2 adults, 1 teenager, 1 pre-teen) stayed in HK for 3 days. Trying to find a place that is not too tight for US standard, and doesn't cost you an arm and a leg - no easy task. We are very satisfied with this apartment. We got a room for 3 people and requested an additional bed. Our room has 1 double bed and a twin size bed in another room. The added bed was squeezed in between the double bed and the TV. Without the added bed, it's a very good size room for 3 people. It's a bit tight for 4 people, but we managed. The bathroom is spacious and we can store all of our luggages in a spare space in the bathroom.

Staff is very friendly, contrast to most people in HK. They also speak good English. When we arrived, they knew us by names and welcomed us warmly. The security is pretty good. This is not a hotel where there is lobby area. It's a serviced apartment. So you have to ring the bell to get in. We feel very safe. The room is also very quiet. They also stored our luggages on the day we checked out until we are ready for the airport.

The location is super convinient. An airport bus is just 2 blocks away. The bus runs every 10 minutes for $33 HKD each person. We took the taxi because we have 4 people. Taxi is about $220 HKD from the airport. The Yau Ma Tei MTR station (subway) was just about 5 minutes away and it has trains to all the major sites. You can get an Octopus card. You need to put in $150 in total minimum - $50 deposit and $100 to use for almost all the public transportation, including the airport bus. (Airport train is very expensive) You can add more money to the card in any of the subway stations, or in any 7/11 stores. You can also use it in many store, like McDonald, 7/11. When you return it, you will get the deposit back plus any unused balance. But they charge $HK9 if you return within 3 days, which is just a little over US$1.

The famous night market "Temple Street" is just one block away. We had a lot of fun going through the night market. You can get really local food if you are brave enough. It may not look that clean, but we didn't get sick at all. Lots of shopping around. We went to the Peak at night. Beautiful. It's a must see in HK if you are there for a limited time. Take the ferry over so that you can see the HK island view at night.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank Nancy C
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2012

Thank you Nancy for taking your time to write such a helpful and encouraging review. We're glad you and your family could enjoy the comfort and convenience of our CHI apartments. It sounds like you managed to see and experience a lot of what Hong Kong has to offer, we hope you had a great time during your stay. Again, thank you for your kind words and we look forward to having you and your family with us again in the future.

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Myself and my husband stayed here for a week in march and we couldn't praise this place enough.Perfect location within easy reach of everything including mtr.Spotlessly clean,management and staff superb and the apartment has all the amenties you will need for your holiday.The shower is powerful in a good way with plenty of hot water and the bed is like sleeping on a cloud.

Room Tip: We stayed in 11 on the top floor but I would imagine all the rooms are just as good
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2012

Thank you kindly for your encouraging and positive review. We're glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming both back soon.

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We stayed in Chi Residences 279 in February 2012 while travelling to Hong Kong from Singapore for 1 week. We were travelling with a 4 months old baby and needed a place to stay which is bigger than a hotel room. Our apartment was 1 bedroom with king size bed and quite spacious for Hong Kong standards. It was very clean and location was good - about 5 mins walking to Yau Ma Tei MTR in Kowloon. However if you take taxi to Chi, print a map in Chinese to show to driver as they don't know this location quite well.
We would definitely stay in Chi Residences if we come to Hong Kong again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Irina01
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2012

Thank you for your kind review and we're glad you and your family could enjoy the spaciousness and convenience of CHI apartments. There is a taxi card on our website for each of our properties with the Chinese address so feel free to save this or print them for easy reference next time. We look forward to welcoming your family back again soon.

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

Big Big Thanks to all the staff at the Chi,

Stayed here for 2 months and was made to feel very welcome i am almost sad to leave.
The rooms are spotless and very comfortable nice big TV comfortable beds great shower all in all one of the best stays i have had.
The loctaion is good close to temple street market and great food & shopping easy access to the MTR.

If i had 1 complaitant it would be the light that hangs in the living room why they picked such a big light to hang in a small appartment and then hang it at head height i dont know but i didnt manage to bang my head on it most days :)

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank code21
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CHI_Intl, Public Relations Manager at CHI Residences 279, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write such an encouraging review, and it's good to hear you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback on the living room light is appreciated and we hope you didn't bang your head too often! Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Address: No.279 Shanghai Street,Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Region: China > Hong Kong > Jordan / Yau Ma Tei
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#46 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#77 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range: $130 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — CHI Residences 279 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CHI 279 by CHI Residences is a calm retreat from the city. Located on famous Shanghai Street, a fascinating eclectic array of shops and sights reveal the natural charm of Hong Kong. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available. ... more   less 
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