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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 Jun 3, 19, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by MikeFromTokyo View Post
How far up do Ambassador guaranteed upgrades go at this hotel? What is the minimum category one should book
to be confirmed in a room with a very good Harbour view?
I’ve just booked a Deluxe Room and have been automatically upgraded to a Harbour View room, based on a previous stay there. I’m an Ambassador member.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 1:11 pm
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I’ve just booked a Deluxe Room and have been automatically upgraded to a Harbour View room, based on a previous stay there. I’m an Ambassador member.
Thank you. I am trying to figure out the best upgrade value to ensure a good room with a view. I will call reservations tomorrow to ask them specifics.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by MikeFromTokyo View Post
How far up do Ambassador guaranteed upgrades go at this hotel? What is the minimum category one should book
to be confirmed in a room with a very good Harbour view?
This is the upgrade path.

- InterContinental Harbour View Room upgrade to InterContinental Deluxe Harbour View Room (450 sq. ft.)

- InterContinental Deluxe Harbour View Room upgrade to Superior Junior Suite (studio suite with pool view; 550 sq. ft.)

- Superior Junior Suite upgrade to Deluxe Junior Suite (studio suite with full harbour view; 550 sq. ft.)

- Deluxe Junior Suite upgrade to Superior Suite (studio suite with full harbour view facing Causeway Bay; 750 sq. ft.)

- Superior Suite upgrade to Executive Suite (studio suite with full harbour view facing Central; 750 sq. ft.)

- Executive Suite upgrade to InterContinental Deluxe Harbour View Suite (one bedroom suite with full harbour view; 1130 sq. ft.)
I think most people would say book Superior Junior Suite to upgrade to Deluxe Junior Suite and request a xx16 room they give super views.
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Old Jun 5, 19, 5:24 am
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Different room types - forced to move?

A recent experience (RA) - I had a mixed roomtype reservation and contacted the hotel in advance regarding a different matter.

Unprompted, they offered me an upgrade fee for the nights at the lower room types. It was no bargain but was considerably cheaper than if if I’d booked the whole stay in the higher room type.

I’m not suggesting this is a hack to get a better room for longer, but if you find yourselves in this situation and would pay to avoid moving, it may be worth contacting the property.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:39 pm
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IC HK breakfast

hello everyone. im planning a trip to hk with my brother and sister, but the breakfast is very important to my brother. my question is: is ic hk's breakfast really that great?(please add the name of the restaurant.) thanks.

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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:46 pm
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Are you talking about the buffet? What are you comparing "great" to? I think it's pretty good. But I prefer the breakfast buffet at the Conrad over the ICHK or the Ritz Carlton.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:49 pm
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[QUOTE=TravelLawyer;31262660]Are you talking about thebuffet?
umm, maybe
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Old Jul 2, 19, 3:51 pm
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The buffet breakfast is in Harbourside restaurant.

It’s great in terms of the range and variety of food, for example I think I counted 14 types of bread two weeks ago.

Also great for location and view. Staff were friendly and efficient.

However it can get very busy, difficult to move around between your table and the food, and you may have to line up for everything. Not a particularly relaxing experience.
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Old Jul 6, 19, 11:46 pm
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Just had breakfast at Harbourside this morning. It's pretty good, but not as good as say IC BKK. It's too expensive IMHO, as is all food at this hotel, ~$50 USD. However, restaurant was packed so I'm sure they know what they're doing.
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Old Jul 7, 19, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by DonPedro View Post
A recent experience (RA) - I had a mixed roomtype reservation and contacted the hotel in advance regarding a different matter.

Unprompted, they offered me an upgrade fee for the nights at the lower room types. It was no bargain but was considerably cheaper than if if I’d booked the whole stay in the higher room type.

I’m not suggesting this is a hack to get a better room for longer, but if you find yourselves in this situation and would pay to avoid moving, it may be worth contacting the property.
Currently staying here on a 3 night stay where I used my AMB cert to book a Deluxe room (plaza view) for the first two nights and used Chase free night to book the last night in a Superior room (plaza view). I contacted the hotel to confirm where I would be upgraded into for the 1st two nights (I'm a plat AMB) and was told it would be to the Harborview room (as expected). I didn't ask about the 3rd night but they proactively replied that they are upgrading me to the Deluxe room even though I am not entitled to the upgrade on a free night stay, and also offered to upgrade that night to the same Harborview room allowing me to stay in the same room all 3 nights for 800HKD + 10%. The price difference between Superior and Harborview for this night if booked via cash was less than what I was quoted for this upgrade and I briefly considered negotiating for a lower upgrade fee but decided against it and ended up moving to the Deluxe room this morning. Overall a very smooth process and moving between rooms didn't require going to the busy front desk, instead I was called around the time we agreed upon (11am) and someone came to my room with new keys and helped me move over to the new room. Also they are letting me checkout at 4pm tomorrow which is very convenient.
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