Hotel Hopping with Ovolo Group in Hong Kong

Ovolo Southside HotelI know you’ve all noticed that I’ve been spending a lot of time in Hong Kong as of late – it’s almost becoming a second home to me with my second family quickly growing in the city (you know who you are). In just two short trips to the concrete jungle, I’ve met such a diverse mix of people from all walks of life that have their own story to tell. Most who come to Hong Kong for short secondments find themselves still immersed in the city decades later and swear it felt like yesterday that they moved to the bustling city that never sleeps.

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a city where I’ve settled into the rhythm with such ease. They’ve really got their sh*t together and everything runs with efficiency and ease – a real bonus when you have someone as obsessive compulsive as myself and need everything to be easily accessible. I’m going to share with you my experiences in Hong Kong over the next few months and will be uploading video diaries as I come around to editing them.

Ovolo Group was kind enough to allow me the pleasure to go hotel hopping within their various properties around Hong Kong during my 10-day stay. As you know I have previously stayed in their 1888 property in Sydney (check the post out here) in the 007 suite; complete with private rock star entrance – cue I’m a Diva music.

Ovolo Hong Kong

Ovolo Noho
Location wise this property is right between Sheung Wan and Central on Queens Road Central, which I’ve been using as my guiding star to getting my bearings in the city. You’re a two-minute walk from Sheung Wan station or a 10-minute walk from Central station. If you walk up a fairly steep flight of stairs or hill, you’ll come across many small streets flooded with charming little bars and restaurants from all over the world. The property is compact as is with the rest of the city; its perfect for short business trips where accessibility, functionality and comfort are prerequisites.

Ovolo Bathrooms

Ovolo Central
Probably the most conveniently located if you’re in town to experience the night life in the city as you are literally up the hill from the busiest street in Hong Kong that comes alive after dark – Lan Kwai Fung aka LKF. Don’t be expecting anything flash because I’d describe the street as the equivalent to that of Bangla Road, Patong – mayhem laced with debauchery. You’re perfectly placed for a cheeky drink at my favourite gin bar Origin that could have you rolling into your bed in the wee hours of the morning – guilty. I was treated with a Shiny Queen room and was spoilt for space with the large bathroom and office set up.

As with their Australian properties, all the perks of free minibar and happy hour drinks in the lobby are still available – winning. The properties also all have gyms (though quite compact) should you wish to squeeze an early morning workout like I did during my first few mornings of jetlag. What I’ve been most happy with on all the properties is the bathrooms (yes I’m weird) – I know I’ve said this before but my non-negotiables with hotels is having a clean and aesthetically pleasing bathroom. The bathroom is a sacred place for girls (I’m sure it is for guys too but for vastly different and probably unglamorous reasons haha) and Ovolo’s bathrooms never disappoint.

Ovolo Southside

Ovolo Southside
The newest property to be added to the portfolio and the coolest looking in my opinion as the building is a converted warehouse that still holds its raw and industrial charm. The property is a little out of the way in terms of the main city hustle and bustle though it also has its perks when it comes to Hong Kong when you need to escape the chaos. The construction of the new Wong Chuk Hang MTR station (due to be complete in 2017) will make transportation a lot easier to the property but for the moment the easiest is to take a cab to Causeway Bay that is located directly on the other side of the mountain and making your way from there. Ovolo Southside View

The most spacious of the properties that I stayed at meant that I had a gorgeous lounge area and a view of the tennis courts located just behind the hotel from my long loft. The property also boasts a cute rooftop terrace overlooking the mountain and Ocean Park chairlifts – perfect for a sunny afternoon vino. Thankfully I had the lovely Horace to assist me with photography duties and can proudly add this to his resume of hidden talents.

If you’re looking to visit Hong Kong/Sydney/Melbourne over the next few months then check out Ovolo’s respective properties in each city. The team have been kind enough to provide a discount code “CH1KxOVOLO” which can be used to receive 15% off your next stay on the property for my readers so if you’re planning New Years Eve in Hong Kong then I would get in early and book!

Ovolo Southside Hong Kong View

Ovolo Southside Hong Kong  Ovolo Southside Hong Kong

Ovolo Group has hosted this stay, but opinions will forever remain my own.

 

Helen

Helen Chik is a Sydney based fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle digital content creator and influencer sharing everything from unique style to her adventures around the world through her rainbow tinted lenses.

  • Wow! sounds like such a dream vacation to stay at some of these properties. I’ve never been to East Asia. I would love to visit Hong Kong.

    xx Yasmin

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  • Christine

    I’ve never heard of this brand of hotels but you definitely peaked my interest. I still haven’t been to Hong Kong or Australia but they’re definitely on my list of places to go. And when I book my trip I will look into these amazing properties! Thanks for letting me know! Xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com

  • Deddeh Howard

    Wow.. So beautiful. When I visit someday, I have to try these hotels. Thanks for the tips love ????

  • That balcony view is stunning! I haven’t been to HK before, I will have to bookmark this for hotel ideas when I do, thanks Helen.
    xx Jenelle
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  • I’ve never been to HK before, but now you have me dying to visit! This place looks unreal!!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  • Ovolo looks like the best place to stay in HK!! I’ve yet to visit 🙂
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  • All of these hotels look amazing. How awesome that you get to try out so many great hotels. I agree that for good hotels the bathrooms must look great!

    Xo,
    Miki
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  • Ok this hotel looks amazing! They had me at the marble in the bathroom! How gorgeous! I’ve never been to Hong Kong but it’s one place i’m dying to visit! Definitely adding Ovolo to where to stay!

    Bisous, Josie
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  • Ollyvia Laura

    aaa finally i found your blog, helen, we have been friends on Instagram so lucky to have such an inspiring girl here in this blogging world too, keep up the good works babe

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  • I was in Sydney and Melbourne early this year, wish I had known about Ovolo before! Looks like you had a great time in Hong Kong and that pic of you on the bed is freaking adorable.
    P.S: Love the tattoo on your leg.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Hong Kong is definitely on my bucket list right next to Tokyo and Ovolo seems like a very good place to stay at. As I’m seriously considering spending a few weeks in Japan and one week in Hong Kong during 2017 I’ll take your great suggestions into consideration. Both regarding the wonderful efficiency of Hong Kong (I’m just as OCD as you are!) as well as the standard of the hotels themselves.
    Thanks for such great tips sweetie and keep inspiring us!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/2016/11/11/pit-stop-london/

  • Jo

    I am so happy you did a post about Hong Kong! We still have many relatives live in Hong Kong or outside of Hong Kong so we’ve definitely visited a lot in the past. My husband and I were just talking about visiting Hong Kong again possibly next year. I couldn’t agree with you more about the efficiency of Hong Kong as that was exactly what my husband (boyfriend then) has said when he went there first time.
    xo,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashionbook.com

  • Helen! Take me with you on your travels pleaseeeee! Seriously giving me major wanderlust watching your Insta-stories and of course, your photos on Instagram and here on your blog. Hope you’re having a blast my love! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/holiday-shopping-shoprunner/

  • Fernanda Samaia

    This is such an amazingggg post and it makes me want to go to Hong Kong rihght now! I have never been before and would love to visit 🙂

    xoxo
    Fe
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  • Bernice Abuan

    I absolutely love their hotels! These properties look so good and the surrounding lands are full of things to do! How was it like to keep changing hotels?

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  • Thanks for the list of places to see in Hong Kong! When I was there last I was still too young to go out to bars and experience the nightlife, so I’m definitely hoping to visit again now that I’m adult. Love your pics btw 🙂

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic

  • Ah I miss Hong Kong so much! I definitely want to go back sometime soon to visit and explore more. What was it like hotel hopping? All of these locations sound wonderful! I’ll definitely check out Ovolo Group when I return!

    XO Jenn
    http://jennsemble.com

  • great post! the photos are also refreshing and I like that you included one with the train so we could see “outside” as well. great pics!

  • Marissa Pedersen

    Those photos are beautiful! What a lovely place to stay.

  • Lily

    Omg please take me with you next time!! I love a good stay in a hotel 🙂 I’ve never been to Hong Kong but now I’m dying to go!

  • brownpaperdoll

    What an amazing opportunity! All of these hotels look gorgeous! Glad you enjoyed! xo

  • Wow – how amazing! I’ve never thought about having Hong Kong on my bucket list of places to travel, but I may have to change that…

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  • Rachel Vogt (Rachel Vogt Trend

    OMG so so cute, and you like you’re having so much fun. I want to go there.

    xoxo, Rachel

    
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  • These properties look beautiful and it seems like you had a fabulous time!!
    Jordan xx
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  • These hotels are so gorgeous! I love going to different hotels and seeing different themes!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
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  • Such beautiful hotels! I can’t wait to go back and visit HK now that I’m older and can appreciate it with those I love. Glad you had a great time!

    Ellie
    http://Www.Maplesyrupandteacups.blogspot.com

  • There’s nothing wrong with being a diva!! hehe These hotels are beautiful, I would love to stay there and go to Hong Kong!

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  • What a special place! I would love to got there someday! Thanks for sharing about your stay!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

  • Nadia

    I’ve never been in HK but it’s on our bucketlist 🙂 You presented all the experience so great and so interestingly, sweetie!! I am so happy you’re having such a fab time! Well deserved, gorgeous <3
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

  • I’m dying to visit HK!!! I absolutely love your outfit !

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • Gorgeous shots love!! These hotels look amaaaazing! Glad you’re having a wonderful time! 🙂 – Mitra xo

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  • Linh Dao

    Gosh! This sounds so amazing! I wish I could do this right now! The hotels look so good! Love the photos you took too!

    Linh
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  • ahh what a great trip! Im dying to visit this place looks so amazing. looks like a great trip
    francesca
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

  • Ahh that looks like a great trip! I can’t wait to travel again 🙂

  • Elodie C.

    Such a great hotel love it !!!

  • Jenny Wu

    BABE this looks like such a fun trip!!!!

  • Jennifer Quattrucci

    This is so fabulous ! What a wonderful adventure and I truly love your style ! So glad I stumbled upon your blog !

  • Shalini

    Great post! Will check out this property when in Hongkong. I love your skirt as well! xx

  • jacqueline

    This sounds so amazing. Love your outfit too

  • Marcy Yu

    Looks and sounds amazing babe! For sure want to visit one day. Btw love your outfit!

    Xx
    Marcy

  • Sounds like you are having a fantastic time in Hong Kong. These properties look incredible. I agree with you how important a bathroom can be when staying in a hotel!! I need to visit Hong Kong soon and stay at one of these locations! Enjoy 🙂

  • Lisa Mao

    Looks like you had an amazing stay in Hong Kong! I honestly always wanted to visit but I never find the time – I only been there once when I was five and I don’t remember anything. I’ll give this hotel a look up if I’m ever there – thanks for the recommendation

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  • Amanda Smith

    All of these images are stunning and these all sound like wonderful places to stay while traveling! You look gorgeous as usual!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  • what a beautiful hotel! And look at that view! Amazing =o)

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  • Sofia N

    I have always wanted to visit Hog kong. All I’ve done is had a layover there and the city looks amazing from the sky alone. Hopefully I get to go soon!

    http://www.aloveaffairblog.com

  • Its Goldie

    Love these pics!!!!

  • Ravayna Coe

    I’ve always wanted to go to Hong Kong and your pic and post make me want to now more than ever!

  • BOYINTHEBLACKBOWTIE.COM

    Really great post. Hong Kong is a cool place isnt it! will have to check out the gin bar Origin.

  • What a great guide! Thank you for all the tips! Loved your photos too!

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  • Wow I’ve never been but this place looks amazing! Your picture are great babe!

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  • Atsuna Matsui

    That’s so amazing that you got to travel to Hong Kong! I saw your Instagram photos of Hong Kong and they looked amazing. It looked like such a great opportunity.

    xoxo
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  • Omg these pictures are absolutely stunning!! I’ve always wanted to go to hong kong!!

    xo Abby
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  • Sarah Atiq

    Beautiful pictures, it sounds like an amazing experience. I have always wanted to visit Hong Kong. The Hotel’s look amazing, i will definitely consider booking with them whenever I do visit Hong Kong.

    xxx

    Sarah

    http://sarahatiq.com/

  • So beautiful!

    XO
    Daria

    http://www.dbkstylez.com

  • Amanda Smith

    Wow! This all looks absolutely stunning and like such a great experience! Hope you are enjoying the start to your week.

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  • Every property sounds amazing, and it sounds like you had an amazing time! I’ll definitely have to check them out when I visit Hong Kong again!

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

  • Looks great and cool.
    Thanks for sharing!!

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    xo

  • Lacey Wall

    Ok these pics are amazing! Wow I didn’t even realize how mountainous Hong Kong is. Would absolutely love to visit this amazing city one day! Will definitely check your blog on great places to stay and things to do!

    xo,
    Lacey
    http://www.stateoflace.com

  • Tandya

    The pictures are amazing! Sounds like a great trip!!!

  • Andreea Birsan

    Your pictures are always so amazing and so is your style! Loved that red skirt! Have a lovely week! <3

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

  • Kayla

    Wow, their hotels are beautiful! I will definitely be booking a stay with them whenever I get the chance to travel to Hong Kong!

  • Yuena

    Jesus christ, I stayed at the langmok and it looks amazing too!!

    With love,
    Yuena
    http://simplyyue.wordpress.com

  • Jessie Li (4evajessie)

    Given that I live in HK, i never really had a chance to checkout the hotels in HK. Ovolo looks pretty cool tho. I will definitely recommend it to my friends when they come over for holidays 😉

    Xx,
    Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/review-your-2016/

  • Karlee Andrews

    I’d love to visit HK! All of your adventures look absolutely amazing!!

  • Mandy Arisa

    Ovolo hotels look amazing I must try and stay there next time I visit hong kong ! Thanks for showing us 🙂

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    x Mandy

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