Grand Promenade in San Wai Ho

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    Grand Promenade in San Wai Ho

    Hi,

    Anybody have any views on Grand Promenade in San Wai Ho. Am planning to rent a 2 bed apartment there.

    Was also considering Queen's Terrace and Princeton Tower in Sheung Wan, Zenith in Wanchai or something in Midlevels.

    I will be working in Central and realise that it will take min 30 min travel but GP seems to be in nice area and the complex itself is very nice with great views (and that's important).

    Have gone off QT and PT 'cos the area is old. Zenith is nice but not sure I wantto live in Wanchai. MidLevels too expensive for apartments with views.

    Thx


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    I live in GP atm. IMHO it's grossly overpriced for what you get. It's a really nice area though, and I've got a pristine seaview. I haven't used a single facility here with the exception of the mini theatre.
    So maybe you will find a better use of the facilities available.

    Since your view is really important to you and I suppose your budget is irrelevant, I suppose GP would be a great option for you. It's got a bus interchange right below the condo so u can hop on the bus if it starts to pour. MTR is about 25mins + 10mins walking to it and bus ride is about 35mins-1hr to central depending on traffic (peak hour avg 45mins).

    but my lease is coming up and I'm moving on... rent going up by 5k hkd is a real motivator too.


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    Hi Kaen,

    My rental will be 16.5K HKD - seems pretty reasonable no?

    Will be in Tower 6 Block D - pretty good sea view.

    Looks like it will take 45 min door to door to Central - hmm.

    Thx


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    On the plans, it says that Tower 6 Unit D is actually a 3 bedroom apartment, but you say you are moving into a 2 bedroom apartment? Maybe they have knocked out a wall or two?

    I live in GP and it is an okay place to live, but I don't commute to Central each day. Plenty of people commute each day from GP to Central - it isn't that far - just a walk to the MTR and straight in. It depends on what you have been used to I suppose. Alternatively, it is probably a $65 (ish) taxi ride to Central.

    The rent isn't cheap, but I wouldn't call it grossly overpriced. I have looked at apartments within a similar budget and found it difficult to find anything I liked that is as convenient for me. I agree with the previous poster though, the rent is only going up and up. If they put another $5k on my rent, I will be forced to move somewhere else.

    You might want to look over Kowloon side in TST if you want something closer, but around the same price or cheaper. Alternatively, forget the seaview and go for a nice apartment in the Northpoint area.

    Good luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mombasa:
    Hi Kaen,

    My rental will be 16.5K HKD - seems pretty reasonable no?

    Will be in Tower 6 Block D - pretty good sea view.

    Looks like it will take 45 min door to door to Central - hmm.

    Thx
    I'm in Tower 6 too. Unit A. the 3 room unit.
    all 3 rooms have a good seaview. balcony has about 120' or so seaview frontage.

    my unit is fully furnished though.. and the owner is asking for 30k for renewal.

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    one of the good things about taking the MTR from Sai Wan Ho is that you'll most likely be able to get into the train during peak hours. I always have a quiet chuckle when I see people contorting their bodies to squeeze into the train at quarry bay and the "closer" stations...


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    Thx chaps,

    Looks like GP is a good bet for the time being. My apartment is 2 bed - not 3 bed knocked into 2. The view is important for now. Recently divorced, moving from miserable London I need that. Plus, I hope my 11 year old son comes and stays with me on hols so it will be nice for him. Maybe a year or two down the line the view won't be so important anymore. Obviously it's not as good a view as from the 3 bed apartments but good enough.

    30K tho - ouch !!!

    Besides, I always wanted to leave on the waterfront ...

    Edit. Hmm, Croc, u seem to be right - on the plan, block D is 3 bed. Trouble is, I haven't seen the apartment yet - only piccies. One of my friends is checking it out later - she was convinced it was Block D from the piccies. I'll check with the current tennant.

    Last edited by mombasa; 20-08-2007 at 06:53 PM.

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    i don't recommend the sea view at blk 6 though.
    its just plain darkness at night (for the 2 bed rooms).

    do t1 or t2, at least u get to see the old airport and stuffs.
    i was one of the first to move in and its fairly fond memory i had there. one of the more relax location and not too old to stay on HK island i'd say


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    Quote Originally Posted by mombasa:
    Thx chaps,

    Looks like GP is a good bet for the time being. My apartment is 2 bed - not 3 bed knocked into 2. The view is important for now. Recently divorced, moving from miserable London I need that. Plus, I hope my 11 year old son comes and stays with me on hols so it will be nice for him. Maybe a year or two down the line the view won't be so important anymore. Obviously it's not as good a view as from the 3 bed apartments but good enough.

    30K tho - ouch !!!

    Besides, I always wanted to leave on the waterfront ...

    Edit. Hmm, Croc, u seem to be right - on the plan, block D is 3 bed. Trouble is, I haven't seen the apartment yet - only piccies. One of my friends is checking it out later - she was convinced it was Block D from the piccies. I'll check with the current tennant.
    If you haven't seen the apartments, I hope you realise how small the apartments actually are. The 2nd bedroom is hardly big enough for a single bed.

    The pics on websites tend to be the best views possible, not the view you would have from your sofa or bed.

    As Freeier says, T1 and T2 have some great 2 bedroom apartments - but they are asking $20k+ for the best ones (Apartment C) which is just too rich.

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    i used to rent apt C on T1. and i was paying like 3k more compared to my fren (at H) just because of the sea view. but it wasn't at 20k then.. and also note that C apt is the smallest of the 2 bed rooms in GP..


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