I decided to stay at "Icon" after reading many positive reviews here. The only doubt was that its location is rather far from Nathan Road and central Tsim Sha Tsui. Though the hotel has its shuttle bus running almost every 30 min to central TST. And also I must say that Nathan Road is easily accessed by foot within 15-20 min walk. Taxis in HK are quite cheap and there are plenty of them around the hotel.
As almost everyone says here, this hotel is ULTRA modern with almost all amenities the guest may require.
We stayed in CLUB room on 23rd floor with Harbour view. Club room is the same size as the ordinary one, but has some privileges: evening cocktails at Above & Beyond lounge, free minibar (though with rather small choice), Nespresso coffee-machine inside the room.
Also I should say that Club Rooms are from 23rd to 27th floor, while ordinary ones ("Icon rooms") are below 23rd floor.
Rooms are not that big as I thought after reading reviews here, but of normal size for Hong Kong. Living space is not big, but bathroom is spacious, and there's even TV over bathtub if someone likes it.
Evening cocktails were very good option, though the quality of cocktails differed from day to day.
Breakfast on the 2nd floor was EXCELLENT with very big choice of meals.
Breakfast on the 28th floor has less choices, but has the view on the harbour. :)
Hotel staff is very attentive to guest's requests, and this is good.
Visit the swimming pool at least once (open to ALL hotel guests). It is on the open terrace on the 9th floor and has fantastic views, especially at night!
There are still some construction works within the hotel which may bother someone whos's living nearby. Also I should mention that you may wait for the lift (evevator) for a very long time, especially at breakfast time on the weekend.
Overall I think that this hotel is a very good choice if you don't have to visit HK island every day.
- 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