Caine Road, named after the founder of the Hong Kong police force and Hong Kong’s first magistrate, William Caine is a main arterial thoroughfare of the Western Mid-Levels area of Hong Kong. Located halfway between SOHO and Robinson Road, Caine Road, in fact, causes a pause within Hong Kong’s landmark Central Mid-Levels Escalator system, which provides easy reach to this lively street and beyond.
A mixed-use street, Caine Road is home to many upscale residential apartment complexes in addition to chic restaurants, cafes, gourmet stores, schools, religious and historic sites. A museum dedicated to Dr Sun Yat-Sen, the ‘Father of Modern China’ occupies the magnificent Kom Tong Hall on Castle Road located close by while the interesting but quirky Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences is housed in a magnificent Edwardian edifice on Caine Lane.
As a ‘where to live option’ Caine Road ticks a lot of boxes for it features a bouquet full of conveniences. In terms of location, it is perfectly positioned, accessible via 20-minute ride from Central up and down the escalator apart from various public bus and mini bus services.
Its proximity to the many, busy dining and entertainment options of SOHO and Wyndham street, bestow on it a certain hipness quotient, though its location a few yards away from the heart of Soho shields it from sounds of the high-spirited nightly revelry of the district.
That is not to say that Caine Road is devoid of any entertainment, for the street hosts several eateries such as the expansive IPC food Labs and the upscale Japanese fine-dining restaurant Thirty-Eight (both located at the uberluxe Gramercy). Also on site are several charming cafes like Filters Lane, Rosie Jean’s Café, Freshness Coffee, Maison Eric Kayser Artisan Boulanger Café in addition to an outlet of ubiquitous Starbucks chain.
Asian food aficionados are not neglected either for restaurants like 1941 Vietnam, Blue Pool Restaurant and Bakery, Kawada Japanese and Dommon Sapporo Ramen also dot the street. Added to this mix are gourmet purveyors like Pacific Gourmet and specialty food stores like Il BelPaese, Nature’s Blessing and 759 along with an outpost of Wellcome. Other businesses on the street include several dry cleaners, beauty salons, pet stores, clothing and lifestyle product stores.
The street is zoned for the Kennedy School (Primary) and Island School (Secondary) of the ESF network and it also hosts excellent schools and colleges like the Woodlands Montessori Academy, the Sacred Heart Canossian School (and college of commerce) and St Margaret’s college. Further, the Canossa Hospital on Old Peak Road is also within easy reach.
If you enjoy having every convenience at your doorstep then a residence on or around Caine Road would be an ideal choice.
Engel &Völkers, Hong Kong’s foremost concierge service and luxury real estate specialist, has its flagship store on Caine Road and is perfectly positioned to aid you in your quest for a rental or even an acquisition on vibrant Caine Road.
Our experienced and multi-lingual team is always on hand to tailor real estate options in accordance to your needs and preferences. Do drop by or pick up the phone and call us today.
Gramercy – 38 Caine Road
Named after New York City’s famed and exclusive Gramercy Park, the Gramercy Hong Kong is a 27-storey luxe development located bang in the middle of Caine Road. Offering 106, well-appointed Manhattan-style apartments that measure from 296-1900 square feet in size (saleable area), the building is a perfect, choice for lovers of big-city living. Facilities at the Gramercy include landscaped gardens, a BBQ area, an outdoor swimming pool and a well-outfitted fitness center.
Argenta- 63 Seymour Road
The Swire Group’s brand-new ultra-luxurious high-rise is a tall tower that offers only 30 apartments. The development affords the utmost privacy as it features only one apartment per floor. The Argenta offers 29 three-bedroom units with two ensuites enclosing an expansive 2728 square feet (2182 square feet saleable area). The dwellings all feature sea-facing, wrap around balconies and semi-open plan kitchens fitted with top-notch Miele appliances.
The development is topped by a magnificent two-storey penthouse equipped with flat roofs offering both city and ocean views. Recreation facilities at the Argenta include a private clubhouse with pool and gym.
Albron Court -99 Caine Road
This charming, old-world development spans 27 floors and offers spacious three-bedroom units that measure 1600 square feet in size (1367 saleable area). The units all feature one ensuite, a combined living and dining space, good-sized bedrooms, a large balcony and amah quarters. In short, ideal abodes for city-center living for the family.