For our trip to Hong Kong, we wanted a hotel that was centrally located. Although we really didn’t need a luxury hotel since we would be out most of the time and would just require a place to shower and sleep in, we were also hoping for a place where we could rest comfortably over the course of several nights. WiFi access was a must.
Ovolo NoHo hit the sweet spot.
Even before we booked our stay, we were delighted with the helpful information they provided. The printable information card with the hotel’s address and location map was a nice touch. Getting there was easy enough. From HKIA, we took the Airport Express, and then hailed a cab from the Hong Kong MTR station in Central. We arrived at Ovolo a little before lunch. A quick walk from the street corner (the section of Queen’s Road right before the hotel was an unloading zone with guardrails) brought us to Ovolo’s entrance. We walked in, and were a bit confused since, accustomed to the typical hotel set-up, we expected to find the front desk. Instead, at the end of the corridor, there was some sort ofreception/security desk that was unmanned when we got there. A fellow guest arrived, and was kind enough to inform us to take the elevator one floor up.
The front desk turned out to be part of the hip, brightly lit Lo Lounge area. Ovolo’s professional and friendly staff offered us coffee while we checked-in, and invited us to join the free happy hour for guests that took place in the area. This pleasant experience set the tone for our stay.
Ovolo is a no-fuss hotel in a good way – ideal for business travelers, solo travelers and couples. We didn’t see any bellhops lounging around; just polite, efficient housekeeping staff. The City Queen room we booked was on the cozy side at 18 sqm, but was clean, stylishly appointed and exactly what we needed. The bathroom had a huge showerhead, and was supplied with Malin+Goetz bath products (loved the Peppermint Shampoo!). The free breakfasts at Café O were delicious ways to energize ourselves for the long days and nights ahead. There was also the awesome welcome loot bag. And, best of all, Ovolo had eliminated potential problems with other hotels’ mini-bars by keeping theirs FREE. Any hotel that gives out free Tsingtao is ok with us.
During our stay, we quickly got to know the area around Ovolo, and soon learned how to get to the Sheung Wan MTR station which was a few minutes walk away. After exploring Hong Kong, we strolled around the hotel’s neighborhood before turning in for the night.
Ovolo NoHo is at 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central/Sheung Wan Area, Hong Kong, China.