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Old Oct 24, 17, 7:30 am
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The IHG website mentions King Standard City Side Room and King Superior Cityside Room.
On third-party sites, i haven't seen that distinction. Do they differentiate it on the IHG site for upgrade purposes? Do i understand right that, being Ambassador, i would only get an upgrade to King Superior Cityside Room if i booked King Standard City Side Room?
And in order to be upgraded to Harbor View, one has to book at the very least the King Superior Cityside?
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Old Oct 24, 17, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by igor82j View Post
The IHG website mentions King Standard City Side Room and King Superior Cityside Room.
On third-party sites, i haven't seen that distinction. Do they differentiate it on the IHG site for upgrade purposes? Do i understand right that, being Ambassador, i would only get an upgrade to King Superior Cityside Room if i booked King Standard City Side Room?
And in order to be upgraded to Harbor View, one has to book at the very least the King Superior Cityside?
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If you want a harbour view room, I think that you need to book am Easterm Harbour View room
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Old Oct 24, 17, 10:37 am
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Don't i have to book one category below?
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Old Oct 24, 17, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by igor82j View Post
Don't i have to book one category below?
Which would be the eastern harbour view room iirc

The eastern harbour view looks over Watson's Bay rather than the main harbour area
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Old Oct 24, 17, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
Which would be the eastern harbour view room iirc

The eastern harbour view looks over Watson's Bay rather than the main harbour area
There's harbour view and harbour view. One stay if we got up super close withnour nose pressed against thevwindow and locked sideways we could see a teeny bit of the harbour.
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Old Oct 25, 17, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by Annalisa12 View Post
There's harbour view and harbour view. One stay if we got up super close withnour nose pressed against thevwindow and locked sideways we could see a teeny bit of the harbour.
But you would not have been in a harbour view room, which are most of the North and East facing rooms from level 10.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 8:09 pm
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Had another stay here a couple of weekends ago. As we use Virtuoso we book Eastern Harbour View room and we get club access. This time we were given an upgrade to a Harbour Bridge view room.

I love the location of this hotel, and I love the club lounge views, but honestly everything is just so tired. The rooms need an update and seriously in this day and age no-one should be clambering over the lip of a bath to have a shower. As for the club lounge, it is just grimy. They need to update the furniture and carpet. I did note that they no longer do the supper club where they open the lounge up after evening canapes. That's what I overheard anyway.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by Susiew237 View Post
. I did note that they no longer do the supper club where they open the lounge up after evening canapes. That's what I overheard anyway.
Supper Club still exists, itís now an event space with options including sole use:

https://www.icsydney.com.au/sites/de...lub%202018.pdf
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Old Mar 13, 18, 9:10 am
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I was here for 5 nights last week, arrived saturday - they had a private event in the Club so it was closed. As I had only booked a Club room for 2 nights of a 5 night stay (and they had been quick to remind me that I was *only* getting 2 nights' access unless I paid an extra AUD200 per night) I got shirty with them about it and they allowed me Club access on the Monday night as well. They did seem to struggle with the fact I had separate bookings across the stay - one using an Amb cert, 2 nights' cash rate, and 1 night on points - I got 6 emails in total before checking in for my first night, and numerous more during the actual stay, and then they were confused about which nights I still had to pay for on check-out. So much for the hotel simply linking the bookings. They did allow me to stay in the same room (Eastern harbour view, upgraded from City View) for the duration, instead of having to shift rooms, so that was welcome - thought the maid did seem confused to find me still in the room at 10am after the first 2 nights and was asking me if I had extended my stay.

They were very charming on check-in, and I got an apology for the Club being closed, but I didn't get offered a choice between welcome points or a drink - I was simply assigned the points - and my in-room AMB gift never did turn up despite querying it.
I couldn't be bothered to keep raising it (it would only have been fruit, and really, once you're asking after a gift it defeats the purpose).

I enjoyed the views from the Club lounge but it didn't seem well-used past dinner time - Sunday night I was the last one out at 10pm or so, and they seemed very keen to get rid of me. I never did manage to try the cooked-to-order breakfast as I simply didn't have enough time by the time they got around to offering it - they would offer a drink and then speedily disappear. They weren't great at accommodating dietary requirements - I had normal milk brought to me twice after requesting soya milk. Though they did suggest I call them sunday evening before going up to ask them to prepare me a dairy-free warm canape, and they had margarine and soya milk out on the breakfast buffet monday morning and improved labelling of what contained diary. That should be standard, though!

I enjoyed my stay - the location is great, and I enjoyed the view from my room and the Club, but access is definitely not worth AUD 200 to a non-drinker who is also dairy intolerant - or anyone with a specific dietary requirement.

Overall I wasn't blown away by my stay - it certainly doesn't make me want to renew ambassador membership and I probably won't bother paying extra to stay at an IC in future on a leisure stay.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 10:41 pm
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They were very charming on check-in, and I got an apology for the Club being closed, but I didn't get offered a choice between welcome points or a drink - I was simply assigned the points - and my in-room AMB gift never did turn up despite querying it.
I couldn't be bothered to keep raising it (it would only have been fruit, and really, once you're asking after a gift it defeats the purpose).
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You should have chased it (sometimes a room change means your gift is elsewhere), they deliver them mid afternoon. In terms of what you get, yes its fruit, but also a bottle of wine and a trinket, I got a IC branded leather bookmark last stay.
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Old Mar 14, 18, 3:33 am
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You should have chased it (sometimes a room change means your gift is elsewhere), they deliver them mid afternoon. In terms of what you get, yes its fruit, but also a bottle of wine and a trinket, I got a IC branded leather bookmark last stay.
I don't drink (though I suppose I could have re-gifted the wine). I was honestly so busy with sightseeing that after mentioning it the first night and it still not turning up it just seemed like a hassle to keep chasing it!
It just makes you think that they're not all that bothered about you as a guest - honestly, I dread to think how non-status guests get treated, when Ambassador status is treated with indifference.
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Old Nov 20, 18, 12:18 am
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For those that may be interested, I was just quoted a club supplement of $250 for a Saturday night stay in January.
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Old Apr 10, 19, 2:30 pm
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For a lowly Platinum Elite booking a Chase free night, which hotel should I choose: IC Sydney or IC Double Bay?
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Old Apr 11, 19, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by michael_v View Post
For a lowly Platinum Elite booking a Chase free night, which hotel should I choose: IC Sydney or IC Double Bay?
They are in very different locations so it's not really an "either/or" question.
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