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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Lee Cobaj

If you want to be in the thick of Hong Kong’s after-dark action, this boutique hotel in Central is the one for you.

Tucked in a skinny skyscraper up and around the corner from the Lan Kwai Fong party zone, you can easily roll from your room to the clubs and back again.

Rooms are slick and unfussy, with bold modern art prints and statement wallpaper in the common areas.

Vegetarians and vegans will love the all-veggie Veda restaurant, while the 24-hour gym, laundrette and just two rooms per floor makes it feel like you’ve got your very own city centre crash pad.

Despite the high-octane location, it’s surprisingly quiet and peaceful.

Surrounding area

Skimming along the hillside in Central, Arbuthnot Road – where the Ovolo is located – runs from the 19th-century Magistrate’s Court to the Hong Kong Botanical Gardens.

Although shadowed by a forest of skyscrapers, the street itself is surprisingly quiet, especially considering the city’s main party zone, Lan Kwai Fong is just a few minutes’ walk away.

There’s plenty to do within walking distance; Man Mo Temple, Cat Street’s antique shops, and the Tai Kwun Arts and Heritage Centre.

It’s a 15-minute uphill walk from the nearest MTR station (Central) so check out the buses for stops closer to the hotel.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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