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Old Jan 3, 15, 7:06 pm   #391
 
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Crowne Plaza Lima - Peru

Crowne Plaza Lima - Peru

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?

Platinum Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes, absolutely

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest advance rate and received an Executive room on high floor.
During my stay, I was proposed to get a suite as it was now free, but I declined it as my room was perfectly fine.


How are the rooms?

Around 40 sqm
Recently renovated in a clean corporate design (furniture could have been more creative).
See picture: https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...85972426010626
Very comfortable bed
Bathroom with bathtub and separate walk-in shower (water pressure in the shower was poor and it was difficult to get the right temperature of the water). Temple Spa amenities
Flat screen television with massive choice of US and international cable channels (you can switch most channels from Spanish to English language), but no HBO or French television channels.
iPhone dock
Coffee machine
Efficient but noisy air conditioning
View over the city (and partial view of the ocean)
Very quiet

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good

- Great location in one of the most pleasant district of the city, close to the sea, trendy restaurants. Exceptional restaurants such as Maido, Central or Amaz are less then 10 minutes walk from the hotel
- Very attentive and smiling staff
- Breakfast was offered to Platinum members (large choice of hot and cold options, desserts and hot plate changing every day, very efficient and friendly staff)
- 4pm check out was offered to Platinum members
- Fast wifi
- Pleasant fitness centre with sauna and (tiny) indoor pool
- Limousine service to the airport at decent price

What was bad?
Nothing indeed

Value for $ or Priority Club Points? Would you return?
Yes
The hotel is not cheap but very pleasant for location and quality of service
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Old Jan 4, 15, 11:27 am   #392
 
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Location: India
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HI Bangkok
What is your IHG Rewards Club status?

Platinum Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked a Standard room on points, plus paid for Club (THB1000++ per day). Upgraded to Executive Club room

How are the rooms?
Good size, with large desk and armchair/footrest. Very comfortable, firm bed. Some noise from outside, to be expected in BKK

How is the exec. lounge?
Lounge is just about big enough when hotel is full (Christmas/New Year). At breakfast a reasonable spread and hot food by order. Staff struggled to keep up with demand, so there were times when we had to wait for juice, cereal to be replenished. Not a big issue though.

What was good and what was bad?
Good: Location and service level. Charm Thai restaurant is very good. Cafe G buffet can be a bit of a zoo.
Bad : Nothing really, if you don't expect IC service at an HI

Value for $ or Priority Club Points? Would you return?
Yes, if I didn't have enough points for the IC. But 12 nights for THB 12,000++ is definitely worth it!
Did you discuss regarding upgrade to Club prior to checkin or negotiate at the time of check in?

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Old Jan 5, 15, 1:26 am   #393
 
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Indigo Hong Kong

Indigo Hong Kong

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?

Platinum Ambassador

Were you happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes.

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Deluxe room. Upgraded to Suite.

How are the rooms?
Spacious! Great view of the Peak

What was your welcome gift?
Free drink voucher. Macarons for Christmas!

How is the exec. lounge?
None. Buffet breakfast offered at a "special rate" at check-in only at HKD248.

What was good and what was bad?
Plus: Quirky decor, great location with lots of secret wine bars next to the hotel, Molton Brown toiletries.
Minuses: Outdoor pool too cold from Nov - Feb. Gym very small.

Value for $? Would you return?
Great for this location on HK Island. Yes!

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Old Jan 5, 15, 1:41 am   #394
 
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HI Bangkok Sukhumvit

HI Bangkok Sukhumvit

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum Ambassador

Were you happy with the hotel/stay?
Somewhat.

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Premier. Upgraded to Executive Room.

How are the rooms?
Small, newly furnished. AC didn't work but was fixed after a couple of hours.

What was your welcome gift?
None.

How is the exec. lounge?
Was given access. Limited entree selections at Happy Hour.

What was good and what was bad?
Plus: Newly renovated.

Minuses: Rooms are small. Outdoor pool area has no sun in Dec. Gym/pool share access through restaurant - funny to be walking through the restaurant to the pool in your swimwear while other customers are eating.

Value for $? Would you return?
No. No.

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Old Jan 5, 15, 1:44 am   #395
 
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CP Bangkok Lumpini Park

CP Bangkok Lumpini Park


What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum Ambassador

Were you happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes.

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Deluxe room. Upgraded to junior suite

How are the rooms?
Deluxe room was average for one night. The suite was spacious! Great view of the Lumpini Park

What was your welcome gift?
Free drink voucher. Free buffet breakfast

How is the exec. lounge?
Generous selection of alcohol and hot/cold entrees. Generous Happy Hour from 5 - 8pm every night.

What was good and what was bad?
Plus: Location. Recognition for IHG elite members. Delicious pan-Asian selection at breakfast buffet.

Minuses: Limited sun at pool area. Seedy Japanese clientele and their lady friends.

Value for $? Would you return?
Hell.. yes.

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Old Jan 5, 15, 6:16 am   #396
 
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Did you discuss regarding upgrade to Club prior to checkin or negotiate at the time of check in?
I emailed prior to arrival. We were there for 12 days on points, so I was happy to pay for Club to give us breakfast, cocktails etc. The Executive room upgrade appeared on the booking record at the same time as the Club update. Great service. Really like the hotel (although would always book the IC if I had enough points (I'm RA).

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Old Jan 20, 15, 7:16 am   #397
 
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Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

What is your Priority Club status?
Platinum

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked Deluxe (2 Twins), received Executive Creek View (2 Twins)

How are the rooms?
Beautiful view of Dubai from the room, very well maintained.

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A. Did not book access.

What was good and what was bad?
Room was in excellent condition, service was also great. Received late check out. Has a unique pool that is cool to check out. Not really anything that was bad... maybe the doormen didn't open the doors for you all the time? Location is a bit out of the city, but given the cheap taxi fares, this wasn't a problem, and also allowed for the great skyline view from the room. It's connected to the Festival City Mall, which is currently undergoing renovation, so food options were relatively scarce in the area.

Value for $ or Priority Club Points? Would you return?
Great value if using certificates, kind of expensive on points of $. Would consider returning depending on price. Overall much better than many other ICs.

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Old Jan 20, 15, 7:19 am   #398
 
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Holiday Inn Express Bologna Fiera

Holiday Inn Express Bologna Fiera

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest rate (which was very cheap) and received a high floor room.

How are the rooms?
Basic, not huge but does perfectly the job.
High ceiling, very lighty
Open closet to hang clothes
Quiet
TV set with basic selection of international channels
Comfortable bed
Small bathroom with shower and bidet.
Stair Stepper Fitness equipment inside the room
Slippers

What was good and what was bad?
Good
- Friendly staff (was very helpful to solve my issues with car which has been towed in city centre parking)
- (Fast) wifi in the rooms (and no need to enter the code everytime)
- Location is convenient as an airport hotel, but you need a car
- Free parking
- Decent breakfast with cold and hot selection

Bad
- Nothing

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Yes
It would be nice to have an Indigo in city centre still.
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Old Jan 22, 15, 6:40 am   #399
 
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HOLIDAY INN - Commercial Road, London

Holiday Inn Commercial Road, London

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum (RA)

Were you happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
o Booked - Standard Room, as 15% off Flex Company rate 4days out
o Given - Exec Room on First Floor (upgraded online with 24hours)

How are the rooms?
o Moderate size
o Bath with half door to give shower, individual soaps, decent towels for a HI (not wall mounted dispensers here)
o Comfy bed with HI pillow option, plenty of lighting
o 40"LCD TV recessed wall area opposite end of bed
o Desk + Work chair, and small round table (had water + kitkat bar)
o Double sofa
o Minibar + Cofee/tea tray as usual + safe
o Aircon workd aok, and was quiet
o Room overlooked main road, but no noise despite being a 1st floor room

What was good and what was bad?
o Good
+ Easy access from LCY via DLR no train changes and just simple 800m walk to right on exiting Shadwell DLR
+ Easy & quick checkin, Friendly and polite reception staff
+ Offered Platinum amenity .. 500pt Coupon or Drink (I took drink as allows pint of beer)
+ Nice bar area with draught beers
o Bad
- Nothing

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Money -Yes, half/third (or less) the rates in Central London my Friday night, and I needed to be near here. However I do see room rate double this sometimes
Points - Very Good (20K) for London, but paying is better value unless a high nightly rate

ps
Literally just an in/out stay 7pm-8am. I immediately went out and later returned to sleep, no idea of food/breakfast choices here.
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Old Jan 22, 15, 7:14 am   #400
 
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Holiday Inn - Southend-on-Sea

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum (RA)

Were you happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
o Booked - Standard Room, as 15% off Flex Company rate 1 day out
o Given - Corner Exec Room on 3rd Floor (non airport side) , upgraded online with 12hours.

How are the rooms?
o Quite large
o Kind of pseudo hallway into room due to rooms position in building
o End of hallway Fridge for use (empty) can be stocked as a minibar on request + Work desk and Chair . Entry to rooms main part
o Bathroom with Bath and decent towels
o King bed with usual HI pillow choice, plenty of lighting to read in bed
o Flat LCD TV (40"or so) but offset on far wall between end of bed and workdesk. Can pull out/angle on bracket to watch from bed.
o 2-seater Sofa
o Glass Wall/Window both sides/walls of far corner of the room
o Coffee+Tea Tray, roomsafe as usual
o aircon aok and quiet
o No noise reached me in my from nearby airport


What was good and what was bad?
o Good
+ Just a 400m walk to terminal to checkin for flight to AMS
+ Train from London to Airport would just be 400m walk ( Train issues so I arrived Southend Central, so 10min 10gbp Taxi fare )
+ Fast checkin, friendly polite reception, no queues
+ Offered Platinum Amenity 500pts or drink (can be a pint of beer) ... (Drink vouchers hotels own with list of what is allowed, very good)
+ Chose Drink Voucher AND THEN was told I can have the 500pts too
+ Top 5th Floor Bar and draught beer + Restaurant, Seating and 360 view.
+ Ordered food, Steak+Ale pie, mash+veg... home made with double the meat I expected, really nice and great value.

o Neutral
- I thought checkout would be quick, no queue, completed in 2mins, but then told I would need to wait further for bill printout, Gave up and walked after further 5mins without bill as had plane to AMS in 50minutes, no other guests around, no explanation on delay either.

o Bad
- Nothing

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Only 15k/night so versus circa 70-80gbp/night points do make sense based on P+C Rates

Paid stay as need for 1Q2015 promo and my needed RA renewal nights

A YES, both on hotel stay and convenience for early flight to AMS with no need to be at checkin more than 45mins before flight here.

ps
Reception guy even spoke with restaurant and organized my food charged as restaurant (not room) as I need spend $$$ on 1Q2015 tasks (that task excludes things like in room dining $$$'s).
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Old Jan 23, 15, 8:33 am   #401
 
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Location: Liechtenstein/ 长春
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CP Hong Kong Kowloon East

CP Hong Kong TKO

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?

Yes, as usual

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest rate and got a corner room

How are the rooms?
Corner rooms are my preferred rooms at this hotel. Junior suite style rooms with great views over TKO and the hills; comfortable bed with a view.
Spacious bathroom and walk-in closet

What was good and what was bad?
Good

- Recognized after entering the hotel as repeat guest by name (!), despite arriving "randomly" by taxi, whisked past the lines at check-in and given a room key. Wow.
- Recognized at breakfast (no need to sign the check), unbelievable for a CP.
- Great room upgrade
- Top-floor restaurant's terrace is magnificent with immaculate service
- Location is just right for what I'm in the city for
- Full second service, much appreciated
- Free breakfast (which I don't care too much about, but many others apparently do )

Bad
- Nothing

Value for HKD or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?

Excellent value. One among a handful of hotels I return without hesitating or considering other options - my place to go in HK.

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