I have been reading mixed reviews on the Serviced Apartments in Hong Kong for the past week. City Lofts interests me the most so far due to Cannon St being right beside the MTR for CWB. Which I will need to use everyday to get to Central and Sheung Wan (don't want to live in Sheung Wan, though.) Max price I am willing to pay for CityLoft is $8,000 HK. I am not picky just there for work starting May and for three months total.
I don't need anything large. I am okay with my bedroom, kitchen, closet, bathroom being all in one room. I don't have a problem with my bathroom door being non existent and just made up of glass. I've had it before in Taiwan. As long as there's no odor before I get there, I am good. Noise? I wear earplugs anyway. As long as music isn't blasting next door.
All I need is to know I have a safe place to stay (aka always locked), a closet for my clothes, a bed to sleep on because I will need 8 hours of sleep every day and WIFI no matter what. Power is the biggest necessity so constant outages are a no go. I cannot be without internet for more than 2 hours or else I will not be able to figure out where I must go for my job as I will be contacted by email on a regular basis.
So all the reviews were about 2-3 years ago. How is it now? I've already been in contact with the main guy but of course the pictures are too clean to be true.
Will these be an issue?
-Cockroaches or any bugs appearing?
-People viewing my apartment when clearly it's in use and not available?
-Stolen items? Have people actually had their stuff taken with the viewers coming in or possibly the maids?
-Walking home at night? Though I will probably be taking taxi after late hours anyway.
-Dirt, grime, mold? I am scared of fungi or anything mold-like.
-Being moved from my apartment? THIS I do not have time to tolerate as I will be busy almost every day to deal with rubbish they want to present to me.
Any help will be appreciated! I must stay somewhere because regardless if I don't choose a place like CityLoft I will be staying in an apartment with my workmates, sharing a room, kitchen and bathroom with about 6-7 other on-diff-schedule-people. I think a small apartment shoe box is better than that.
Hope to hear from some of you soon!