When we moved here almost 2 years ago, we were told that many expats start off in Mid-Levels and then move out afterwards. We took a serviced apartment for 2 months while waiting for our furniture to be shipped over and also to give us a chance to look at a few areas. The main Mid-Levels area was too crowded for us and also not great for public transport. I had this notion of being able to draw my bedroom curtains in the morning and look out onto the sea, so we also considered Repulse Bay and Stanley but they were rather touristy. We were very tempted by Tai Tam, but ended up just off Kennedy Road which is Wanchai/East Mid-Levels. We really like it there as it has open views and is low enough to be able to walk to Admiralty and Wanchai MTRs in 10 minutes and an even shorter walk to all the buses on Queen's Road East and trams on Johnston Road, as well as being very easy to get a taxi.
We had a superking bed back in our home in London and assumed it wouldn't fit in a HK apartment, so we put it in storage. As it turned out, our apartment has a large master bedroom and would have easily accommodated it after all, but I would say that is unusual.
It would be good if you could get more certainty on what your husband's employer is able to offer regarding accommodation, as it is expensive here. To give you some idea, we lived in quite a nice part of SW London, and pay over twice the amount of rent for our apartment in HK compared to the rent we receive for our house back in the UK.