we visit London at least once a year, so city itself is know. As priority platinium ambassador it was interesting to found out that there is new Intercontinental Hotel so we decide to book this for our 4 night stay.
Location is nice, just a corner of Westminister Abbey and subway also near, but its pretty much same everywhere London, but if like to walk example to Piccadilly location is ok for that too, we used mainly taxi, reliable and fast and everywhere.
About hotel, we booked executive club room, and as ambassador got upgrade to studio suite. I also liked to test how hotel response about transport question, got by email prompt answer and we agreed that hotel arrange pickup from Heathrow, price is more that if booked airport taxi or use cab, but for us it was good to have pick up early morning, anyway cheaper than taxi back home.
Pick up went well, driver with mercedes was waiting and morning drive went smoothly. door stuff take care of our luggage as suppose to and we went to check-in, it was only 10AM so we didnt expect to have room ready, but check-in boy was prompt and polite and we had room ready too, but he had suggestion for extra pay we get upgrade to one bedroom suite, pretty much best in house we were told, I agree and then he left and show us club room, our room and explain all necessary things, everything went smoothly and we had early very nice room.
One bedroom suite has living room window faced front of buliding and bedroom are backyard which is very quite, nice walk-in shower, and clean room. I would like to have separate toilet with living room, but cannot get everything. Room was with excellent shape and nothing missing. We had late check-out, so used room at latest, I think only thing was that we needed to ask toilet paper, but that was it.
Club room was small, no window, its inside hotel. Decoration is clean, few soffa groups, if need there is big toilet with shower and amenities, so its good for those who do not have room and not yet time to leave. There is NO champagne, that you can get from Park Lane, but decent red and white wine, and snacks. All needed Sopirits at cocktail hour too and friendly staff who do and help for what ever you need.
We had breakfast also at clubroom, small and should have all needed. but I am sure there is very nice breakfast at restaurant too, our warm dishes came from there, those need to ask separately.
We arrived wednesday, had musical, shopping, meet Thursday friends, Friday our friend, also platnium ambassador came to join us at hotel, so we enjoyed club room togehter before dinners. We had to our benefit option to book meeting room at Club for hour and we did, three of us had meeting Friday to plan Saturday at London, it was fun, prompt stuff tried to help to get ipad plugged to big tv, it wasnt possible and also tv wasnt tv, only screen, so couldnt watch tv there or us it as screen with ipad, but we survived and had another meeting Saturday.
Club staff, Spanish and Italian girl was nice ans friendly, others not so happy, I could make checkout at club, but why not check-in happen there, anyway no complaint by stuff. At door, Latvian guy was friendly and helpfull as everybody there.
We used Blue Boar Smokehouse bar daily and Friday also restaurant. At restaurant food was good quality, prompt service as can expected and easy to walk at room after :) , use only once room service, having champagne, that was prompt service too.
At bar young boys looked tired everyday, but service was good, nice soffa arreas and chairs, had also lunch there, everything are as suppose to be. AT lobby there is valuable feeling, and nice service.
Overall experience where evrything was so well with hotel that we didnt think that so much, we concentrate other things, our own schedule, hotel, bar, staff was around service that and I think this was pretty much smoothist visit I have had to hotel, everything was perfect, thank you.
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