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Old Sep 2, 14, 2:41 pm   #796
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Crowne Plaza Antwerp

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 cheapest room, received deluxe room, but size of the room is almost same.

- How are the rooms?
Little bit old and need renovation. Bed was fine.


- How is the exec. lounge?
No executive lounge.

- Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
I got 1 drink voucher(even if I went there with my wife).
welcome snack was provided.
Breakfast was good enough with their price.

- Would you return?
For Big Win, yes,
for my another leisure trip, I would not. It was very far from historic center.
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Old Sep 2, 14, 2:58 pm   #797
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Holiday inn Leiden

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 Standard room, received Executive room

How are the rooms?
So So.. It looks rather a motel. The shape of hotel was really weird. Hallway was just in front of my window.

What was your welcome gift?
three magazines includes Economist
Nespresso machine includes 6 capsules

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?
Good
- Professional staff
- Recognition of IHG member
- Big swimming pool

Bad
- The shape of hotel
- Bathroom condition. They all made with plastics!
- Bad location from city center.

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
I booked there around 40 Euro. So, compared with the other budget hotels, such as ibis, HIX, it was good. However, I think the room condition is weigh below for Holiday inn level.

Would you return?
Probably not. I will stay in the Hague or Schiphol airport.
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Old Sep 3, 14, 10:05 pm   #798
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
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IC Shanghai - Ruijin

What is your Priority Club status?
Gold

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

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked DELUXE ROOM w/2 Queen beds. Received the same.

How are the rooms?
Very spacious and beautiful, large bathroom with 2 sinks, bathtub and large standing shower. It was much bigger than other IC properties I have stayed at. Had a high floor with a view of the garden and all of South Shanghai.

How is the exec. lounge?
Did not use.

What was good and what was bad?
First and foremost the service was terrific! All of the staff treated us very well throughout our stay. When we had an issue, or concern, the staff bent over backwards to resolve it.

Location is convenient, it is an 8-10 minute walk to the nearest subway station, once you exit the grounds. It is in the center of Shanghai (Puxi) and close to everything.

Large private garden and old historical buildings throughout.

Requested and was granted 2PM checkout.

A large bottle of water and apples were already in the room. Received 2 free drink coupons upon check in (good only for coffee, or a soft drink from their bar).

Only negative is (and a minor one at that) is that the 2 main gate entrances (Maoming & Ruijin Rd) that lead to the streets off of the property, are a bit of a walk from the main hotel building (the club rooms are in a separate building slightly closer). There is a closer side exit behind the main hotel building, on Fuxing Rd, but it closes after 10PM.

Value for $ or Priority Club Points? Would you return?
Excellent rate for the quality of hotel, room, and service. I would be happy to return. I would also be happy to recommend it to others as well.
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Old Sep 4, 14, 12:58 pm   #799
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 69
Holiday Inn Seattle (Downtown)

What is your IHG Rewards 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 King, given Corner King Suite.

How are the rooms?
Well-appointed two-room corner suite with two large LCD TVs with many HD channels, wet bar, sink, microwave, small fridge, sofa, coffee table, large work desk area (not facing TV)

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?
Good:
+Well-trained, warm front desk staff
+Large, well-designed suite
+Comfortable bed
+Large LCD plasma TV with 50+ channels (many in HD)
+Great location, 10 minute walk to Space Needle, Chihuly Garden & Glass, EMP Museum etc.
+Nice bar/restaurant off main entrance open late

Bad:
-Poor soundproofing of floors. Expect to hear stomping from the people above you. I had a couple insomniac elephants above roaming around all hours of the night

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
$300+ summer rate is overpriced for a standard HI offering, but fair relative to downtown Seattle, which rivals Manhattan hotel prices in the summer. Suites are not much more than a standard room for twice the space.
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Old Sep 4, 14, 1:06 pm   #800
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 69
Crowne Plaza Seattle (Downtown)

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum.

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

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked King, requested upper floor. Given King on floor 32 of 33 (executive floor with club access incl. breakfast and evening appetizers).

How are the rooms?
Chic, highly functional room with everything a savvy traveler needs.

How is the exec. lounge?
Loud and cramped. OK appetizer selection. Drinks full price ($8 bottled beer). Only used once. Many came in and walked right out.

What was good and what was bad?
Good:
+ Well-trained, professional front desk staff
+ Stylish room with attractive work desk area, proper work chair, large HD TV, convenient outlets and hookups, large plasma with a nice HD menu, comfortable ottoman, fridge, robe, safe, chic artwork etc.
+ Awesome bed, quality linens, useful sleeping kit
+ Beautiful bathroom, well lit, quality toiletries, hot water in seconds, plush towels
+ Quiet and efficient A/C unit kept the room comfortable
+ Amazing view of Seattle from upper floor rooms

Bad:
- Cramped and loud exec. lounge with average appetizer assortment and full bar prices for alcohol
- Elevators pretty much always require a short wait and one must be perceptive and look around large pillars (odd design)
- Steep walks back to hotel

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Relative to other 3.5 star hotels in Seattle, $349 is in the summer is about right. Interestingly, Seattle hotel prices rival or surpass those of Manhattan in the summer months.
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Old Sep 4, 14, 1:12 pm   #801
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 69
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sea-Tac Airport

What is your IHG Rewards 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 King, given King Suite.

How are the rooms?
Two-room corner suite with two large LCDs, wet bar, sink, full-sized fridge, microwave, uncomfortable sofa, coffee table, work desk area (not facing TV).

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?
Good:
+ Excellent shuttle service (drive is 8-10 minutes to LINK light rail, 12-15 minutes to the airport)
+ Price is half what you would pay for a comparable hotel in downtown Seattle
+ Spacious suites well-equipped with full-sized fridge, microwave, two burner stove, sink and full dinnerware sets
+ Large separate bedroom area well off of main hallway, slept very well

Bad:
- Mini-sofa in living room not at all comfortable
- Strange bedroom design. Bed and TV on one side of room, rest of room completely vacant
- One could hear the footsteps of the people staying above you, but it was reasonable
- Cramped and aging bathroom
- Ultra slow elevators

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Very fair relative to downtown Seattle.
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Old Sep 4, 14, 1:22 pm   #802
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 69
Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum.

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Not really.

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked King top floor river view, given King on floor 2 with a view of a wall.

How are the rooms?
Drab 1960s Holiday Inn with a nice TV and everything else long past its prime. Mass overhaul needed.

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?
Good:
+ Almost all staff are really friendly and helpful
+ $1 trolley each way to Cincinnati (10 minutes) or Newport (20 minutes). It runs every 15 minutes
+ Comfortable bed with nice long pillows, albeit all soft

Bad:
- Sketchy area, only liquor stores and fast food outlets surround the hotel
- Dated facility, 1960s brown wallpaper with a faint musty smell throughout
- Lone Platinum perk is 500 points or one drink for your entire stay. No breakfast or room upgrades here
- Beyond the TV, rooms are in dire need of mass remodeling
- All furnishings showing age
- Ancient bed frame too small for King bed, would flip over if get near edge
- Closet had no door
- Simple desk chair barely rolled
- Ridiculously tight bathroom, door barely cleared tiny toilet
- Toilet designed for a small child, maybe 25cm off ground, seat about to fall off
- No fridge or microwave in room
- No safe (bizarre given sketchy area)
- Room had not been vacuumed in some time
- Housekeeping never serviced room despite being out all day every day. Ended up re-using towels/sheets all week in 110'F heat
- Restaurant/bar shuts down by 10pm (latest). Often they shut out the lights before 9pm
- Laundry room closed first three days of stay; printer off and on
- Mega-slow elevators on their last legs, used stairs all week

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
At $140+, a poor value for what is an old highway roadstop HI. You are paying for the proximity to downtown Cincinnati. Odd that it is called Cincinnati Riverfront given that it is located in Kentucky away from the river with no view at all.
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Old Sep 9, 14, 6:15 am   #803
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tyrone,UK
Programs: Avios Hunter
Posts: 1,835
Holiday Inn Belfast

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum.

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

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked 2 basic rooms. One on a BRG. One on reward. One was updated to Executive, one to a 1-bed suite on the exec floor

How are the rooms?
Fine,quiet warm, 1-bed suite was a really good size (didn't know they had these at this property)

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?
Good:
+ Executive level get 20% off F&B, free snacks in room, 1 free drink voucher per room, a free movie per room.
+ Good staff
+ Discounted car parking, 8 per 24hrs
+ Nice beds...good sleep

Bad:
A/C bearing needed changing, very noisy

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Brilliant value. Have stayed here a few times, it's a great location and hotel.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 3:55 pm   #804
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: East or West
Posts: 160
ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka

- 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?
2 Single Beds Superior Nonsmoking (really a standard room), "upgraded" to 2 Single Beds Superior Nonsmoking Corner (supposedly a little bigger size)

- How are the rooms?
Clean, decor is pretty bland. The pictures of the club floor rooms do look nicer.

- How is the exec. lounge?
No access

- What was good and what was bad?
I can't say I have any real complaints, as the concierge was very helpful, staff were polite, and the room was clean. The location was great for going out and grabbing a bite to eat, and the shuttle to Osaka Station was very helpful to get around as the hotel is a little ways away from the station. It is probably one of the better Crowne Plazas I've stayed in.

- Value for $ or Priority Club Points? Would you return?
Our rate included breakfast and was an attractive rate, so would return.
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Old Sep 11, 14, 5:27 am   #805
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: PARIS (France)
Programs: AF/KLM FB Plat|InterContinental Plat RA|HHonnors VIP Gold|A Club Sofitel Plat|AMEX Plat|Visa Plat
Posts: 7,148
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Originally Posted by MahiMahi524 View Post
- What is your Priority Club status?
Platinum

- Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
2 Single Beds Superior Nonsmoking (really a standard room), "upgraded" to 2 Single Beds Superior Nonsmoking Corner (supposedly a little bigger size)
.

- How is the exec. lounge?
No access
When I stayed at this hotel, I was upgraded to high floor club room with club access (cheapest advance rate).
Club lounge has no natural light but is very pleasant.
Club room was not huge but very well designed, and offers a nice view over the city.
I will certainly stay next time at the IC Osaka to try it, but I keep a very good memory of this hotel for location and service (and I like very much the city of Osaka).
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