For most people, one of the worries of traveling to a different country is the idea of leaving the comforts of home. But with CHI 314 Residences, that concern disappears the moment you step through the door.
My friend and I stayed at CHI 314 for two nights after discovering it at Hotels.com for roughly Php 6,000 a night. Although it may seem a bit pricey for the usual tourist standard, I can guarantee you actually get your money’s worth.
Located along Nathan Road, CHI 314 makes you feel right at home at the heart of Kowloon’s busiest and most energetic districts. Its location makes it the prime spot to visit all the fun entertainment and leisure destinations in the area. Rows of restaurants and shops to satisfy both your craving for food and shopping are just a short walking distance away.
It’s also the perfect jump off point to explore the rest of Kowloon, with the MTR Jordan Station just a two-minute walk from the residence. Tsim Sha Tsui, one of Hong Kong’s tourist hotspots, is conveniently located five minutes away. Meanwhile, the Temple Street night market, which also an instagrammable Hong Kong destination in the Yau Ma Tei district, is just a ten-minute walk. A nearby bus stop will help you get to areas that are too far to walk to.
If the location alone doesn’t tempt you, I’m sure the actual apartment will. With its exquisite architecture and super sleek design, CHI 314 will make it hard for you to actually leave the apartment. Unlike a hotel room which can feel very constricting and small, CHI 314 is very spacious and homey – it features one bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom, and they all look stylish and modern.
The bed was comfort at its finest – the pillows had just the perfect amount of fluffiness, and the sheets were nice and warm. I have to say though that their bathroom might just be my favorite room. It was huge and pristine, and premium toiletries were provided. My friend summed it up perfectly when she said it was “the best bath ever”.
Personally, I liked that the apartment had a kitchen where we were able to cook our own food. The coffeemaker, which offers a free round of different flavored gourmet coffee, was also a favorite.
There are also perks that come with the apartment: fast-speed WiFi to keep you up to date with social media, free smartphone rental that is a perfect navigation tool, a reusable shopping bag to take with you on your shopping expeditions and a trusty umbrella just in case the weather calls for it.
The Important Details
You need not worry about security during your stay at CHI. Every person needs to have a key to enter the building and a keycard to take the elevator which will then take you to your floor and only your floor.
For your information, the residence elevator only goes down to the second floor so guests need to take a flight of stairs to access it. There is also a HKD 1,000 deposit to cover any damage or loss that might occur, but don’t worry, this will be refunded to you upon check out.
Overall, if you want an easy access to Kowloon’s top destinations for a day of adventure and an utterly sophisticated yet comfy apartment for a night of pure relaxation, CHI Residences 314 is the perfect place to stay. Once you make yourself at home there, you’ll never want to leave.
Address: 314 Nathan Road
Phone: +852 3443 6888