You can’t help ignore the news. Apparently, if you have been following current news reports in Hong Kong’s Dailies, the city’s housing market is soon to become affordable. If you’ve been waiting for a buying opportunity or are looking to upgrade then, perhaps you need to start your research now.
People use various criteria to shortlist apartments that they may consider buying. Proximity to schools, work, and other conveniences along with access to Hong Kong’s excellent public transport network and the recreation facilities available, are some of the popular criteria used to make a buying choice.
Many of the newer apartment complexes in Hong Kong offer a gaggle of facilities including what agents often describe as five-star clubhouses. The on-site availability of a clubhouse is extremely desirable especially if you don’t have access to one Hong Kong’s exclusive private member clubs. Most clubhouses located within apartment complexes have well-equipped fitness centers, swimming pools and sports and leisure facilities. Hence, it’s no wonder they are such a draw.
To facilitate your research we’ve compiled a list of the ten best clubhouses housed within highly desirable apartment complexes around Hong Kong.
80 Robinson Road
Conveniently situated in the heart of the Western Mid-Levels district with access to two main roads, Robinson Road, and Bonham Road, this development features two tall towers. The towers of 80 Robinson Road are home to compact, modern units, which offer either green, city or water views. The development offers easy access to public transport and other conveniences. However, the star attraction of development is its twin clubhouse facility. This leisure cum sports center extends over two areas one of which is a renovated historic structure, the London Mission Building circa 1893. Facilities on offer at these twin clubhouses include an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a reading room, a billiards room, a children’s playground and games room, a fitness center and rooms for aerobics and dance classes and a squash court. If that’s not all the development also has on site a putting green and a bowling alley.
Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Road
If facilities are the deciding factor for you, then the clubhouse at Robinson Place, an elegant development within easy access of the Central Mid-Levels escalator must feature. Situated on a quiet corner of busy Robinson Road, the Swire group completed this two-tower complex in 1994. The development offers more than 600 well laid out units in two and three-bedroom configurations. The clubhouse at Robinson Place comprises of a gym, two squash courts, and even an indoor tennis facility. Other amenities include as team and sauna with changing facilities, a resort-like pool area encircled by lush, landscaped gardens and a shuttle bus service.
Henderson Land Corporation’s sleek and modern development, Centre Stage consists of two, tall towers that rise high above the trendy areas of Hollywood Road and Sheung Wan. The development offers four hundred apartments in various sizes while their top most floors feature magnificent duplex penthouses. An exclusive concierge service caters to the myriad needs of residents who also enjoy the development’s luxurious clubhouse. This fitness cum leisure facility offers a smorgasbord of amenities such as a 25-meter outdoor heated pool, a spa, a business center, a gym, function rooms, a billiards room and even a wine-tasting chamber.
Dating back to the 1970s, the Realty Garden development features five twenty-storey buildings each of which are named after a European city and house eighty apartments each. While some of the apartments overlook Victoria Harbor, the others face the verdant slopes of the Peak. The clubhouse at the development includes a large swimming pool, a gym that occupies a Chinese pagoda, a children's playground, a basketball court and a shuttle bus service.
The Grand Panorama
The Grand Panorama is another favored development located on Robinson Road. This high-rise development dates back to the mid-1990s and encompasses five tall blocks. Located within a short distance from the escalator the development features a clubhouse outfitted with an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and sauna facility, squash courts, a billiards and snooker room and outdoor and indoor play areas for kids.
Yukon Court is a single tower development located at the beginning of units per floor, and its facilities offerings include a large outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area.
Nestled within the Central Mid-levels enclave, is Valverde, a forty-story high building that offers spacious, high-end two and three bedroom apartments along with three duplex penthouses. The development’s luxe clubhouse offers highly coveted facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a fitness center and indoor playroom for kids.
This modern development standstall in the rapidly gentrifying, increasingly trendy Sai Ying Pun neighborhood. Island Crest offers quality; high-end apartments and its residents get to enjoy its luxurious clubhouse with its gamut of desirable facilities. An outdoor swimming pool with a separate kiddies pool and Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, a barbecue area, a children’s play room are just some of the facilities available along with rooms for music,aerobics, mahjong and private functions.
Many districts in Hong Kong are in the midst of rapid change. On such area is the former industrial district, Ap Lei Chau located on the Southside of Hong Kong Island. The Larvotto development comprises of nine high-rise towers that overlook the yacht and fishing boat littered Aberdeen typhoon shelter. The complex offers a comprehensive range of facilities in within its state of the art clubhouse. Larvotto’s long list of facilities includes two 25-meter swimming pools, one of which is an outdoor pool and the other indoor pool that is heated during the drafty Hong Kong winters. Jacuzzis areavailable in both pool areas along with full service changing rooms and steamand sauna facilities. A reading lounge, full-service fitness center, restaurant and bar, party rooms, yoga and aerobics rooms, sky-gardens and outdoor playground and landscaped garden and yacht services are some of long list of facilities on offer at this self-contained development from the Sun Hung Kai stable.