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Old Oct 13, 14, 9:46 pm   #826
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: FL
Programs: AA PLT, IC PLT AMB, Marriott Silver, SPG Gold
Posts: 89
Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown

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 Standard Two beds room, Received Club Level Two beds room with nice view of the city at the 31st floor.

How are the rooms?
Really rice! They are very clean and the bathroom was very modern

How is the exec. lounge?
Very bad, small, mediocre to bad food, small selection and too crowded. C'mon... a 35 floor building with an exe lounge of 10 seats? And with only ham and some cheese?

What was good and what was bad?
Good:.
The staff was great, they recognized my platinum status, the rooms were very clean and the mattress and pillows really soft.
modern lobby and rooms, great concierge service. Welcome spa kit.
Bad:
Exe. Lounge was really bad.

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
This was an expensive stay. ($240 per night) but I went in high season and it was the lowest price comparing to other hotels nearby. I would return for sure
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Old Oct 15, 14, 8:37 pm   #827
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NYC/PHL
Programs: UA Plat / IHG Plat
Posts: 4
Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Plaza

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 standard room using points, received a corner room (told it was an upgrade at check-in) and Exec lounge as welcome amenity (it was either that or 500 points).

How are the rooms?
- Nice and clean
- Wood floor, tub + shower
- Not much of a view

How is the exec. lounge?
- Nice selection of drinks at night
- Good breakfast spread (did not eat there but took a peek), close to the restaurant

What was good and what was bad?
Good:
- Rooms were clean and simple
- Close to metro station (had to walk around the back of the hotel)
- Free shuttle to the airport

Bad:
- My king room had twin blankets instead of a king-sized one
- Not exactly bad, just some confusion about breakfast. When I checked in, the associate told me I can have breakfast at the lounge or in the restaurant, and either are included. He even said he recommends the restaurant because the selection would be better). I made sure it was included and had breakfast at the restaurant, but got billed for it when I checked out. Took 2 minutes of arguing to get them to take it off the room.

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
- Booked with 25000 points—I believe $190 was the cash price.
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Old Oct 21, 14, 6:20 pm   #828
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: FL
Programs: AA PLT, IC PLT AMB, Marriott Silver, SPG Gold
Posts: 89
Holiday Inn Express Panama

Holiday Inn Express Panama

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 Standard room and "upgraded" to a nice room in the top floor. They have the same rooms, no difference whatso ever

How are the rooms?
Really rice! They look like an Intercontinental room but modern, very nice bed and bathrooms. Very clean.

How is the exec. lounge?
None

What was good and what was bad?
Good:.
New hotel, great staff acknowledge my Platinum status and was very professional.
Very good smell.
Fresh breakfast.
Many restaurants nearby
Bad:
It is a bit noisy because there is a main road close

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Very cheap stay and would return
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Old Oct 24, 14, 4:20 pm   #829
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: BCN
Programs: IHG, M&M, FB, Avios, Le Club, QR, etc.
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Holiday Inn Express Panama
I've been there twice and I can also recommend it. To what you've already said I'll add that, unlike most HIXs, it's quite centrally located and has a (tiny) outdoor pool.
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Old Oct 26, 14, 3:42 am   #830
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: PARIS (France)
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Posts: 7,239
Holiday Inn Bordeaux - Sud Pessac

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 best advance rate, and received a quiet executuve room.

How are the rooms?
Not huge but comfortable
Basic but warm design
Bathroom with walk-in shower
Flat TV with good selection of French channels, plus some international channels
Kettle with tea/coffee set
Very quiet

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?

Good:
- Very friendly staff
- Free parking
- Bordeaux is a superb town
- Great weather

Bad:
- Location is convenient as an airport hotel, but you definitely need a car from the airport/to the city centre (even if there is some public transporation to city centre)

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Yes, even if a central IHG hotel in Bordeaux would be more than welcome!
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Old Oct 27, 14, 8:00 pm   #831
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 89
Crowne Plaza Hiroshima

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum Royal Ambassador

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

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest single room, got twin room with two beds.

How are the rooms?
Basic rooom. Nothing special about them, but I have seen smaller rooms in Japan.

How is the exec. lounge?
Did not have access.

What was good and what was bad?

Good:
  • Quiet room
  • One bottle of water from the mini bar free a day.
  • Received English newspaper.

Bad:
  • No points gift or free drink
  • Upgrade to a two bed twin room is not of so much value, travelling alone.

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Probably yes, the stay was okay.

Last edited by cazane; Oct 27, 14 at 8:01 pm. Reason: Forgot to write the hotel name
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Old Oct 27, 14, 8:18 pm   #832
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 89
Crowne Plaza Fukuoka

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Platinum Royal Ambassador

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

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest single room, got twin club room with two beds, but no club access.

How are the rooms?
Basic rooom. Nothing special about them, but I have seen much smaller rooms in Japan and this hotel, too.

How is the exec. lounge?
Did not have access.

What was good and what was bad?

Good:
  • Quiet room
  • Received English newspaper.
  • Good pool.
  • Walking distance to Fukuoka main station. (From check-out at the hotel to check-in to an international flight it was just 45 minutes.)

Bad:
  • No points gift or free drink. No free water.
  • Using the pool (even without sauna and Japanese bath ) costs 1000 Yen.

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Probably yes, the stay was okay.
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Old Oct 28, 14, 5:51 am   #833
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 23
CP Malpensa Airport

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Gold Ambassador

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

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest available standard room, recieved that.

How are the rooms?
Not huge but comfortable
Furniture a bit dated
Free tea/coffee set
Standard airport hotel

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?

Good:
- Friendly staff

Bad:
- Airport shuttle is hard to locate and only runs twice an hour (sometimes even less frequent)

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
For 50 it was okay.
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Old Oct 28, 14, 5:56 am   #834
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 23
HI Helsinki City Center

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Gold Ambassador

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

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked standard room, recieved that.

How are the rooms?
small, functional, nordic

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?

Good:
- Hotel and room was clean

Bad:
- rather unfriendly staff
- late checkout not possible even though hotel was far from beeing fully booked (after some negotiations checkout was eventually moved to 2pm)

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Depending on the rate the (in Northern Europe omnipresent) Carlson properties are probably a better deal
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