Bellagio - Sham Tseng

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  1. #21

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    Thanks a lot psampras88.

    Do you mind if I ask what size of budget are you refering to? What can I get with a HKD20k/month rental budget?

    Thanks.


  2. #22

    With 20k you should be able to negociate my unit (B, Tower 1) but on a lower floor, with perhaps a car park included. You should also be able to rent a A or C unit. Prices vary a lot depending on the floor (the higher, the more expensive as usual in HK)
    I recommend you spend some weekends hanging around the area, like I did, and have a feel for the place.

    Dont be bothered by the numerous restaurants on the other side of the road from Bellagio - I have hardly been there since I moved here and you will barely notice the weekend crowd they attract.


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    Quote Originally Posted by psampras88:
    Dont be bothered by the numerous restaurants on the other side of the road from Bellagio - I have hardly been there since I moved here and you will barely notice the weekend crowd they attract.

    So, for the expats who like to enjoy an out door wine and a meal with "the gang", typically seen in Discovery bay Promenade, The Gold Coast Mall Promenade, Sai Kung Square & The water front, Stanley promenade etc etc etc. What doe's Sham Tseng and the Bellagio offer those that are weekend outdoorsy brunch in the sun on a Sunday types, Psampras ? Or don't you partake in such lifestyle activity where you live on the weekends ?
    Last edited by Skyhook; 11-02-2008 at 09:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psampras88:
    Dont be bothered by the numerous restaurants on the other side of the road from Bellagio - I have hardly been there since I moved here and you will barely notice the weekend crowd they attract.

    You should probably go more often since it boast some of the best restaurants serving goose and duck in the territory....

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    I thought one of the reasons to live in an area such as Sham Tseng would be because of it's surroundings, if you don't take advantage of what's around you then what is the point of being out there?

    I'd certainly be over for a few wines and a meal if I lived around there. What am I saying, I have been over there for a few wines and a meal before and I live nowhere near!


  6. #26

    Well, a bit of hysterical panic here!

    No offense meant to the restaurants in Sham Tseng and those who like the goose, but I did elect to move down here as it is really quiet when you are in one of those South facing units (except that the sound proofing between floors is really not so great)

    Having lived in HK (and worked in Central) for over 7 years, I liked the change from the hustle and bustle of living on top of a shopping mall and spending my weekdays among thousands of office workers...

    Guess your comments at least demonstrate that Sham Tseng can offer the best of both worlds...busy and quality restaurants plus the calm and the seaviews!

    More pictures to come once the weather gets clearer...


  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    So, for the expats who like to enjoy an out door wine and a meal with "the gang", typically seen in Discovery bay Promenade, The Gold Coast Mall Promenade, Sai Kung Square & The water front, Stanley promenade etc etc etc. What doe's Sham Tseng and the Bellagio offer those that are weekend outdoorsy brunch in the sun on a Sunday types, Psampras ? Or don't you partake in such lifestyle activity where you live on the weekends ?
    Well, I must admit I am glad I dont encounter drinking (occasionally drunk ones as well) expats during the weekends, and am glad Sham Tseng is different from Stanley or the Gold Coast promenade (against, excuse my trying to avoid crowded and noisy places!) As for beer and wine, one can enjoy these from a balcony with the crowd of his choice...

  8. #28

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by chako:
    Hi, is Bellagio or other apartments around this area dog friendly?
    Yes, unfortunately. Bellagio is dog friendly....no offense meant, but since the story of that baby being torn by dogs in Yuen Long, I look at dogs suspiciously now.

  9. #29

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    hi there. is the bellagio really that quiet? is it well built? because i came to the GC to escape the noise only to find out it's even worse than the other places i've lived. and i don't mean drunks, i mean insane neighbors on the other side of a three inch alleged wall/floor/ceiling!


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    I really think it depends on your neighbours and would recommend getting a place under the refuge floor in the end tower as being the ideal way to reduce the chance of noise.

    The towers are physically separate but the gap isn't a lot so while you don't get noise through the walls between buildings you can still hear if both sides have their windows open; just pots and pans in the kitchen etc, not conversation.

    To start our upstairs neighbours drove us nuts thumping around - we think they had a little kid running in the apartment. Thankfully they seem to have gone but now the upstairs people take baths at all hours - can't think what else all that water sloshing noise might be but its not bad enough to really give much thought to.

    Some other neighbours, under us maybe, had a baby that screamed at 3am daily but that seems to have passed and was made worse by the mild weather with both parties having open windows but most of the year it is too hot or cold for that usually.

    We have new neighbours on one side - they have a piano and in the hallway it is really noisy but as soon as we come into our apartment you can't hear it at all.

    So overall I would say noise is not really an issue especially if you have the windows closed which you would do most of the year anyway.