In the buzzy heart of Central's entertainment district, zen-chic Ovolo Central stars generous inclusions – from free breakfast to WiFi, minibar treats, all-day coffee and happy hour cocktails – which make you feel fussed over, not fleeced. Fusing mid-century details with futuristic design, this is a boutique city experience, offering the sexy independence of a serviced apartment with the light-touch hospitality of a hotel.
Unbeatable location in Central, within easy reach of Sheung Wan, Soho and Lan Kwai Fong
Great-value inclusions, from breakfast to WiFi, minibar, DVDs and Apple TV, make you feel appreciated, not fleeced
Works well for bleisure stays but also welcomes kids, with a strong service culture
A travel set of Malin+Goetz bathroom amenities
In the know
Informal attire suits this snappy Central eatery.
With great-value inclusions spanning free WiFi, minibar treats, Nespresso machine, Apple TV and DVDs, you've got pretty much everything you need ready and waiting. Ear-plugs won't go amiss, though, as you're in the mad-cap centre of the city's party-hard social district.
Also need to know:
Ovolo is a smoking-free zone.You're slap in the heart of one of Hong Kong's most vibrant areas, so go antique-hunting on Hollywood Road, gallery-shopping in Sheung Wan or bar-hopping in Lan Kwai Fong. Bring extra totes for all that retail action.
No. 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Central, Hong Kong
1.6 mi / 2.5 km from city centre
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Concierge desk
- Onsite laundry
Pop next door to sister Café O, helmed by chef Andreas Theisen, an all-day diner for easy grazing. Get the party started with a full English breakfast, washed down with coffee and juice, or snack on muesli, yoghurt, bagels or paninis. Heartier fare for lunch or dinner spans pasta, lasagna, barbecued chicked and mushroom pizza and Caesar salad. Decor is contemporary with an inner-city vibe (think fast and functional not langourous romantic) and Ovolo provides guests with a breakfast voucher to redeem here.
Café O keeps serving from 7am until midnight. Breakfast runs from 7am to 9.30am weekdays or 7.30am to 10.30am on weekends, with the restaurant open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
There's no room service, as such, but you'll find a little Loot Bag of crisps and sweets in your boudoir, and minibar contents are free (from sparkling water to juice, beer, spirits and Lindt chocolate).
Ovolo doesn't have a formal bar, but a happy hour drink adds a social touch to the lounge behind reception (from 6pm to 8pm). Minibars come stocked with the usual suspects (Absolut vodka, Bailey's Irish Cream, Johnnie Walker whisky and Stella Artois beer)