Mid-Levels West is a predominately residential area of Hong Kong Island which extends to the west from Mid-Levels Central to the borders of Pokfulam.
It is a popular residential location as it is still within an easy commute to Central, yet is generally quieter and less congested with rentals a bit less expensive than Mid-Levels Central.
The main through roads of Robinson, Conduit and Caine-Bonham Roads carry most of the public transport options from Central through Mid-Levels West, out past Hong Kong University toward Pokfulam. Robinson, Caine & Bonham Roads have numerous shops and supermarkets and churches scattered along them.
The quieter pockets of Mid-Levels West include the Mosque area near the escalator, Kotewall Road and the green cul de sacs of Hatton Path, Po Shan Road and Lyttleton Road. It is a mix of modern, smaller high-rises such as The Babington and 80 Robinson Road and larger, older, more spacious and gracious apartments in mid-size blocks, which are very popular with expat families when nicely renovated such as Savoy Court and Hamilton Court.
The main Campus of Hong Kong University is a feature of this district and the free Museum is well worth a visit. The area is dominated to the south by Victoria Peak and this can be accessed from “The Morning Trail” at the end of Hatton Road.
This leads to paths and trails that are ideal for weekend hikes, dog walking or taking visitors to see some great Hong Kong Harbour views. Though primarily a residential area, there is a small retail and restaurant area at the junction of Park Road and Bonham Road, with an HSBC, and supermarkets Wellcome and Park n Shop.
Transportation in this area is by bus and taxi. It usually takes about 10 minutes to the CBD, however, at times there can be congestion and it can take longer. CMB route 13 or mini bus no. 3 will drop you at the bottom of Hatton Road/ top of Kotewall Road. For access to the Morning Trail, other bus routes can be found at this page.
Predominantly residential area
10 minutes to CBD
Great harbour views
Generally quiet and less congested
Numerous supermarkets and churches
Close to Hong Kong University