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Since I wanted to explore the Hong Kong neighborhoods of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay in more detail on this trip, I was looking for accommodation close by.
Hong Kong has an enormous amount of hotels and searching for here needs time. I eventually stumbled upon Eaton House which has gotten rave reviews and has three locations in Hong Kong.
The Eaton House Wan Chai is located on a steep hill just north of Queens Road East. It is a sleek 25-floor tower with a small base (just 3 apartments per floor). My check-in was friendly, though my room wasn’t ready at 1PM (check-in time is 3PM though, so no worries).
The rooms are actually apartments that each come with a separate dining area and a kitchen. There is a large refrigerator, a freezer and a washer/drier combination.
The apartment also provides sweeping views over Hong Kong towards all 3 sides of the building. Though all my days there were dreary and rainy, I still felt really mesmerized by the first impression!
There are two powerful ACs to cool down the place. The windows provide no noise insulation and even on the 18th floor the Hong Kong street noise is very audible. There also isn’t much of a good way to darken the room – so if you plan to sleep during the day, you will have to fight the sun’s rays.
The WiFi has an individual router per floor (and so likely a separate internet connection). I found it very fast and stable with no complicated login procedures.
Cash rates start at $125, which is a steal given the location.
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