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Staying at Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong-few questions

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Staying at Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong-few questions

Hello,

We will be staying at the Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong (Salisbury Rd) in March for 2 nights/3 days before a cruise. We are upgrading to a Deluxe Harbor View room based on the recommendations here on tripadvisor.

1. Is it worth it to purchase a Club Lounge pass? (we belong to Priority Club,says we're Platinum tier, maybe because we have the credit card)

.Not sure the cost to buy Club Lounge Pass or if it's worth it.?

2. Do the rooms have coffee makers?

3. What is within walking distance of hotel ? (hopefully restaurants, shops) The restaurant prices within the hotel are $$$$, we're looking for something far less expensive!

Thank you very much for any advice and suggestions.

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1. Re: Staying at Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong-few questions

You are rarely far from food in HK. Have a look at : http://www.openrice.com/english

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2. Re: Staying at Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong-few questions

>> 1. Is it worth it to purchase a Club Lounge pass? <<

You need to ask yourself: what benefits do you get with the Club Lounge Pass? You already have a harbourview room. It is access to a higher floor's lounge? There is nothing in the way of the view of the harbour and InterContinental hotel. The views from lower floors from the rooms are already great. Is it unlimited soda? Or maybe breakfast?

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>> 2. Do the rooms have coffee makers? <<

You need to call the hotel and ask. I tend to think yes.

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>> 3. What is within walking distance of hotel ? (hopefully restaurants, shops) The restaurant prices within the hotel are $$$$, we're looking for something far less expensive! <<

You need to walk about 5 minutes across the Salisbury Road, towards both sides of Nathan Road, on the side streets such as Hankow Road. There are plenty of eatery options from 5 to 10 minutes of walking. From very inexpensive (e.g. McDonald's and the local version of fast food) to the expensive - ironically, inside other 5-star hotels in-rank with which you escaped from.

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3. Re: Staying at Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong-few questions

Serenade (Chinese) is decent and is just a very short walk away at HK Cultural Centre complex. There are also a couple of very average cafes there. Starbucks is out the door toward the harbor side turning left.

You can also head to the Star House area for Peking Garden, Jade Garden, and eventually into the Harbour City shopping mall complex.

There are plenty of restaurants otherwise if you just cross Salisbury Road via the underground pedestrian tunnel.

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4. Re: Staying at Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong-few questions

We just stayed two nights at the Intercontinental. Rm 1214 deluxe harbor view, it was excellent. View from the room or breakfast buffet were ideal. Buffet breakfast HK320/230 child. They do have kettle and coffee and tea supplies, replenished daily. Free water and bowl of fruit daily. You will like the cups they use, not the typical mugs. Cheap breakfast at Mc Donalds, turn left walk 7 minutes, cross the street at traffic lights. Directly opposite Star ferry terminal. Also a Starbucks there. Cheaper restaurants, turn right take the subway/underground to go across the street, then turn right at exit, walk 2 minutes. There is is German, Chinese and cafe. Other option, have in room dining, they have a noodle menu for HK200 per bowl. Enjoy your stay.

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5. Re: Staying at Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong-few questions

yapmd has clearly stayed at the other IC hotel in HK, not the Salisbury one. If I were the OP I would change hotels to be more in the centre as I find the Salisbury one a bit far out on the edge. Its a good place but not up to usual IC standard for some reason.

I also get a clubroom when there for the extra benefits eg breakfast, club drinks etc etc and a better room. The view from that hotel is OK to good having an expressway and a small scrap metal wharf (well bulk cargo wharf for small boats - not ships) near by,

I find that the IC ambassador club is well worth the money if you regularly stay in IC hotels - though that is something you would need to evaluate for yourselves.

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6. Re: Staying at Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong-few questions

To me, it sounds like yapmd (#4) stayed at the Salisbury one, which is the nicest Intercontinental Hotel in HK. IC Grand Stanford is the one located at TST East. ICGS is nowhere near as nice and not as conveniently located.

#5's post would make sense if the first sentence is changed to "not the Grand Stanford".

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