Butterfly on Wellington Hong Kong

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For location and price, this 80-room hotel is hard to beat. Wellington Street is in the heart of Central, meaning no open views or respite from the city’s pulse, but the convenience factor is extremely high.

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Located on one of Central’s liveliest, most historic thoroughfare, mere steps away from Hong Kong finance centre and high-end shopping and entertainment nucleus, Butterfly on Wellington is a magnet for those looking for a classic boutique hotel experience in the heart of it all. From designer boutiques at the Landmark and the ifc, the nightlife of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong to the art and heritage profusion along Hollywood Road and the Central Escalator, everything you need to keep your finger on the big city pulse is right here on your doorstep.

Location

The Butterfly is about two minutes’ stroll from the Central–Mid-Levels escalator, which connects Hong Kong station (and the Airport Express) to a whole swathe of clubs, bars and restaurants. The entertainment area of Lan Kwai Fong begins at the Central end of Wellington Street. The MTR is a few minutes’ stroll.

Butterfly on Wellington via Booking.com

Style & character

The idea behind the Butterflies (there are now six – five on Hong Kong Island and one in Tsim Sha Tsui) is to offer tasteful, yet affordable, Asian hotels. The look is cleverly minimalist – orchids, a few Chinese pieces, well-chosen paintings – and the effect is chic rather than cheap. You certainly don’t feel that you’re slumming it.

Services

At Butterfly on Wellington, you can enjoy daily maid service, laundry, foreign exchange facilities, arrangement of local transportation and a variety of other services to meet your needs.

To make your stay more perfect and be connected, FREE Wi-Fi is available in all guestrooms and in the lobby. Two iMac computers at iMac corner in the lobby are also ready for you to use around the clock for free.

  • Assistant Manager / Guest Services Team on duty 24 hours
  • iMac corner at hotel lobby – free internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi connection in hotel lobby
  • Airport limousine
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Foreign exchange service
  • Sightseeing tour arrangement
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
Butterfly on Wellington via Agoda

Facilities

Because of the basic nature of the hotel (no pool, no gym, no F&B outlets), there’s minimal contact with staff but they’re perfectly pleasant. The reception area is on the first floor; since you bypass it going up and down in the lift, you need never encounter anyone again until you check out.

Rooms

Standard rooms are small – inevitably the case in Hong Kong – and modest guests may not like the semi-translucent-glass sliding doors of the bathrooms. The mattresses (Sealy) are comfortable but if you’re tall, you should think about upgrading to longer beds. Even on the second floor, the rooms are surprisingly free of street noise (the air-conditioning hum helps). All of them have free Wi-Fi and a free Handy smartphone.

Food & drink

There’s coffee, tea and a kettle in your room. That’s it. With hundreds of bars and restaurants on your doorstep, you won’t feel deprived.

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