This new hotel is simply excellent, especially given its price. I believe it is linked to a local tourism school.
The staff were extremely helpful. They all spoke excellent English, and helped me plan my journeys around Hong Kong, to the airport and to Macau. And even though my flight out of Hong Kong was at 1am they let me use the gym, sauna and pool until I left.
The rooftop pool, with poolside bar service, was luxurious. The gym was also excellently equipped. There were free bottles of mineral water and apples everywhere.
The room itself was very comfortable and lavishly designed, with lots of new furniture and a large bed. It had free wifi, several English TV channels, free local calls and a free minibar. I was upgraded to a harbour room view for free. There is a separate, large walk-in shower plus a bath.
The location is very central, less than five minutes' walk to a metro station. There is a shopping centre and many shops, restaurants, banks and pharmacies across the street. There is also a free shuttle bus into the centre of town every 20 minutes.
Although excellent in all respects, there are always some areas for improvement. The breakfast was very pricey, but it wasn't difficult to find cheap, local food a few steps from the hotel entrance. The free shuttle bus into town was much appreciated and left every 20 minutes, but it wasn't immediately obvious where the bus was supposed to stop (there was no sign). This minor point could be easily improved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hotel unlike any other. Welcome to a different world. Hotel ICON is a unique hotel designed by celebrated architects Terence Conran, Rocco Yim and William Lim. Breathtaking open public spaces, a striking vertical garden by Patrick Blanc, a grand sweeping staircase, innovative guest rooms and three vibrant dining spaces radiate contemporary style. We offer our guests traditional Asian hospitality, with all its courteous and attentive qualities – but in a refreshingly modern, stylish and international environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel ICON Hong Kong