Thank you Hans and Ms Kitty Wong for the hospitality. It was a great stay. My travel dates were Mar 25 - Mar 30, 2014. Chanced upon Travelmob.sg and had my lodging booked last minute.
Process was a breeze. We paid $426 SGD for 5 nights including service fee. 1 night stay was $76 SGD. As you know, apartments and hotels are expensive in Hong Kong (HKG). Many apartments in HKG are pretty run down (sorry). We have searched Airbnb, agoda, hostelworld, you name it. This was the best deal.
Informed host and their crew that we will be arriving HKG at 5.45am and arranged our check-in to be done at approx 10am. Host was kind enough to arrange. Had no trouble with checking in at all. I also made special requests for 3 towels and a hairdryer. They were all provided for. I remembered Hans couldn't find a hairdryer but went to purchase and attended to me shortly. Thank you. I appreciate that.
I would like to highlight to the host's attention that you might be falsely advertised.
1) 'Airport Bus E42 can be reached at Tai Wai Station, (outside) Tai Wai Station interchange 4 (40-60) minutes'
2) 'That is just a few minutes to reach the railway station' It definitely took us more than 10 minutes for sure. You gave the impression that it was just a super short walk which in fact was more than that.
3) Within the unit can not smoke, but you can be on the balcony. For that we thought there was a balcony in the apartment. What they really mean was outside the door, along the roads.
Airport bus E42 indeed arrive at Tai Wai in the most convenient way. Trip fare was only 13.90 HKD. We really didn't know what to expect at all. We run our google maps, and followed the bus route on our mobile phones. We finally alighted at Tai Wai Railway Station. The bus stops just outside what looks like a bus interchange. The bus does not end just at Tai Wai so I would advise you to stay vigilant throughout the ride or there will be a high chance missing your stop.
Journey from HK airport to Tai Wai Railway Station took about 40 - 60 minutes. (the host did told us personally through Whatsapp that the ride would take 40 to 60 mins, but I have no idea why on the webs description it says 4 mins)
Bus route details for E42 here: http://www.kmb.hk/en/services/search.html?busno=E42#
I hope this helps.
The host expecting us was a male for some reason instead of Ms Kitty. We met at one of the exit in Tai Wai MTR station and was given a warm welcome. He drove us to the apartment and also...