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Intercontinental Hong Kong - 香港洲際酒店
18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel. (Hong Kong): +852-2721-1211
Website (link)

NOTE: This property will close ~12 months for refurbishment sometime after Chinese New Year (5 Feb) in 2020.


500 rooms including 87 suites; best Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour viewsviews
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(starting price ~HKD 2,249.10 / $288 USD)
Check in: 2pm (“Early check in unavailable”)
Check out: 12pm (“Late check out unavailable” but not so IME)
One complimentary parking space per room, valet parking available (HKD80 per hour for non-restaurant patrons or per additional hour)
Service Animals allowed
2 accessible guestrooms on the low floor of the hotel
Executive rooms
Club Intercontinental Executive Lounge (generally significant extra charge)
Complimentary customized Android smartphone capable of WiFi hot spot use in room (no need to buy local SIM)

Link to 5 page PDF Hotel information sheet

Transportation:

From / to HKG airport:
Hotel limo (Mercedes) HKD $900 + 10% (courtesy WiFi Hot spot, water, reading material)
Hong Kong Cityflyer A21 stops at both ICHK and ICGS - 33HKD (see link for map of stops)
(ICHK) Stops on Salisbury Road outside hotel, take the MTR underpass to cross road.
(ICGS) Stops on Mody Road
https://www.hongkong.net/transportat...irport/bus/a21
Train charge (one way): 90.00 HKD (train to Kowloon Station + MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui or taxi, ~90 min), discounts for more than 1 person traveling together,you can buy ticket at arrival train station. Taxi from train station to hotel approx 40 HK$. Train every 12 min, 20 min traveltime, plus 10-15 min for taxi to hotel
Urban (red) Taxi charge (one way): 300.00 HKD (~$38 USD / 30min) (link to HKG Taxi rate charts)
Private transfer ~$99-$110 USD / 30min one way ( link)

Dining:

Lobby Lounge: 7 am - 1230 am
Harbourside: 6 am - 1230 am, casual dining (breakfast and lunch buffet, seafood dinner buffet 6 - 1030 pm, Sunday Champagne brunch 1130 am - 3 pm)
NOBU Restaurant: 1200 - 230 pm, 6 - 11 pm (new style Japanese)
Rech by Alain Ducasse: 6 pm - 11 pm (French seafood)
The Steakhouse Winebar and Grill: 6 - 11 pm (International beef & wines)
Yan Toh Heen: 12- 3 pm, 6 - 1130pm (2 Michelin stars Cantonese)

Services:

Concierge 24 hrs (Louis Baleros, Chief Concierge)
House Doctor available
Full Business Centre (staffed, secretarial services)
Fitness Centre
Spa
Limousine service
Laundry daily same day service

“The outdoor swimming pool will undergo annual maintenance from January 22 - February 8, 2018 inclusive, with the outdoor spa pool.” and “The outdoor spa pools will undergo annual maintenance from February 26 - March 8, 2018 inclusive, with the outdoor swimming p” (sic).
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Old Sep 10, 12, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by unfrequentflyer View Post
What did you book to get the deluxe suite? In the website, the suite was list as 100 sqm. Did you really get 270 degree harbour view from your jacuzzi tub?
No 270 degree harbour view from jacuzzi tub...

It was a large room facing the harbour, at a low level (close to the wood deck), with seating area.

There was a jacuzzi tub in the (large) marble bathroom but the only thing I could see was the dressing room next to the bathroom.

I have just looked at the hotel's rooms description and pictures: it was an executive suite.

I initially booked a deluxe harbour view room and paid for club access.
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Old Oct 6, 12, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by TEX277 View Post
Sunday Brunch is $788 with Champagne and $688 without (both +10% service charge).
Sounds interesting - the one with the champagne!

Is the food good and what brand of champagne is offered? I have a weekend visit later in the year.

Thank you.
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Old Oct 7, 12, 11:08 am
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Just stayed here. Was very pleased with the UG and with the service. See RA experience thread for more info.
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Old Oct 7, 12, 9:53 pm
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very pleased with stay

Had a one night stay here with the family, using the Chase free night certificate. Were very well looked after. Only PC Plat, but received one category UG (no view), to a very large, well appointed room -- comparable to jnr suites in some hotels, as well as complimentary roll-away bed (not sure why fee was waived but I didn't question it!). Great pool area, with fantastic pool-side service.

The lobby lounge at night is really something magical, although the prices are shocking. Also had a fantastic lunch at Yan Toh Heen.

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Old Oct 8, 12, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by trueblu View Post
Had a one night stay here with the family, using the Chase free night certificate. Were very well looked after. Only PC Plat, but received one category UG (no view), to a very large, well appointed room -- comparable to jnr suites in some hotels, as well as complimentary roll-away bed (not sure why fee was waived but I didn't question it!). Great pool area, with fantastic pool-side service.

The lobby lounge at night is really something magical, although the prices are shocking. Also had a fantastic lunch at Yan Toh Heen.

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Glad to hear IC's still giving UG's to non Amb plats.
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Old Oct 9, 12, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by mnredfox View Post
Glad to hear IC's still giving UG's to non Amb plats.
Have to say, this was best UG at IHG in last couple of years, notwithstanding it was my first redemption, and all the others were paid stays. It was all the more surprising since I'd heard this hotel was stingy with UGs for Amb/RA, but they kept thanking me 'for my loyalty'...

All in all a great stay. Problem is: want to go again now!

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Old Oct 28, 12, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Chinatrvl View Post
Construction has no impact on the hotel right now, probably not even at the pool. If you absolutely do not want to face the construction site, request a room with "plaza" view (i.e. towards Nathan Rd/Sheraton area).

You can upgrade for cash to a room with a view.

The hotel has been renovated about 5 to 10 years ago and is pretty much up to date and in very good condition.
Has anyone recently upgraded an award stay to a view for money (superior harborview is fine)? What were you quoted? I am platinum ambassador although I doubt that means much in this area.
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Old Oct 29, 12, 5:28 am
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I got quoted HK$1,200 per night (+10%) for an upgrade from award night to harbour view. Did not do it though, I preferred to spend the money on one of their good restaurants!
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Old Oct 30, 12, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by JNelson113 View Post
Has anyone recently upgraded an award stay to a view for money (superior harborview is fine)? What were you quoted? I am platinum ambassador although I doubt that means much in this area.
I stayed 2 nights in June this year, booked the Superior Harbour view for the first night and the 2nd night was a reward stay.
Prior to my arrival they sent me an e-mail to confirm that they have upgraded me to the Deluxe Harbour view for the first night as an Ambassador and provided me an option to upgrade the 2nd night from the Superior Plaza view room.

'' In order to meet your expectation, may we propose our Deluxe Harbour view supplement HKD1100nett (hkd1000+10% based on our Best flexible rate for accommodation only) as to stay in the same room''
I declined the offer and said I would be happy to move if required. They were very keen to get us moved out of the Harbour view room as soon as possible the next morning... but otherwise the services were impeccable in this hotel.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by loyaltypointschaser View Post
I declined the offer and said I would be happy to move if required. They were very keen to get us moved out of the Harbour view room as soon as possible the next morning... but otherwise the services were impeccable in this hotel.
in that case I would have insisted on the 4pm late check out for Ambassadors. Find their behaviour quite ridiculous. But its by the book.
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Old Nov 1, 12, 2:39 pm
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in that case I would have insisted on the 4pm late check out for Ambassadors. Find their behaviour quite ridiculous. But its by the book.
Yes, it did come across my mind to do that!

As I found it tiny bit annoying that they told me when I checked in that we could stay in the Harbour view room until afternoon, but we went out and came back at 11 am and got a call politely to remind us that we need to change room. However, we did not want to rush back to move room later on, so we decided we might as well move to the other room in the morning.
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Old Nov 7, 12, 3:17 am
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I spent two nights recently at the hotel and found it really excellent.

The one bedroom suite with harbour view was very comfortable and well furnished (although a clock in the living room would be good)

The Ambassador fruit bowl was a little lacking - 4 items IIRC, but the pen gift appeared high quality and better than many IC Ambassador gifts.

The Club lounge had a wide range of food at breakfast and evening (6-8pm) and the free drinks included Perrier-Jouet champagne, which can be purchased for cHKD980 outside of the above time. The staff served the drinks and were attentive about topping up.

Staff service was uniformally excellent.

With 100+ nights in a hotel this year, the IC Hong Kong was at or every near the top in terms of hard and soft product for me this year.

I will return.
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Old Nov 9, 12, 1:09 am
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Originally Posted by TravellerFrequently View Post
I spent two nights recently at the hotel and found it really excellent.

The one bedroom suite with harbour view was very comfortable and well furnished (although a clock in the living room would be good)

The Ambassador fruit bowl was a little lacking - 4 items IIRC, but the pen gift appeared high quality and better than many IC Ambassador gifts.

The Club lounge had a wide range of food at breakfast and evening (6-8pm) and the free drinks included Perrier-Jouet champagne, which can be purchased for cHKD980 outside of the above time. The staff served the drinks and were attentive about topping up.

Staff service was uniformally excellent.

With 100+ nights in a hotel this year, the IC Hong Kong was at or every near the top in terms of hard and soft product for me this year.

I will return.
Staff here are amazingly excellent.
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Old Nov 27, 12, 11:58 am
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I'm looking at staying at this hotel in a couple of months. Can you book a Harbor View Room or a Suite using PC points? Or, will they just give you the standard room?

Sorry, if this has been asked here or elsewhere, but this is my first time posting in the IC forum and have spent about an hour searching for the info (but obviously didn't find, thus my post).
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Old Nov 27, 12, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by friedablass View Post
I'm looking at staying at this hotel in a couple of months. Can you book a Harbor View Room or a Suite using PC points? Or, will they just give you the standard room?

Sorry, if this has been asked here or elsewhere, but this is my first time posting in the IC forum and have spent about an hour searching for the info (but obviously didn't find, thus my post).
No, standard room only and cash upgrade
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