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“Probably the best hotel in HK for the price we paid”
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Hotel ICON
Ranked #3 of 727 Hotels in Hong Kong
Reviewed 6 September 2011

My brother and I stayed for 4 nights at Hotel Icon from the 31st of August,2011. Harbor view Twin room on the 16th floor. The hotel room ,stay and service were top of the class, more so considering the price we paid ( only around HKD 6500 total).

The room had a great view of the Harbor and the mirrors next to the windows enhance the experience even further. Comfy twin beds , a nice LCD TV and free wireless. The free minibar was also a very nice touch,as was the rain shower in the bathroom.!

Hung Hom station is only 5 minutes away and the walk to the Tsuen Wan line at TST takes about 10-15 minutes walk from the hotel. There are a plenty of restaurants in the hotel neighborhood also. The airport express shuttle also stops at the hotel.

In all, it was a 5 star experience. After a long day out exploring HK , this is the perfect place to come back to in the evening. Definitely recommended and will be back again.

Room Tip: Get a harborview room , even if you have to pay a little extra. definitely worth it.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

I booked on line, and got the best rate, Check was slick and smooth as they escorted me to the check in lounge. The rooms are modern with amazing views over to Hong Kong. All the mod cons, plus more, including wifi, and cool IP phones that you can use around the hotel. All in all this hotel is setting the standard of what hotels should be. Well done I will be back very soon to stay with you.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

We had a great four nights in Hotel Icon. Being a new hotel the room was extremely clean and fresh and had a great view (room 2116) across to Hong Kong central. We made use of the spa (good value massage/facials) and pool (nice pool, not such a great view of the rooftop next door) and the buffet breakfast was extensive.

The hotel was comprehensively staffed with with very helpful employees - particularly on the front and concierge desk.

If I was to try hard, the only downside would be that the location is at the end of the hotel strip however we had absolutely no trouble walking everywhere we needed to go. It is also worth noting that the hotel provides a regular shuttle bus service which can take you to the main shopping strip locations if you can't be bothered walking. The shuttle bus for the airport express also stops right in front of the hotel.

Overall we had a excellent stay and considered Hotel Icon to be one of the best value hotels we have stayed in. We would highly recommend it to anybody visiting Hong Kong.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Stayed recently during the hotel's promotion period on a club floor with great view of the HK side of the harbor, room is beautifully designed, spacious and well equipped. Great breakfast buffet and wonderful restaurant Above and Beyond on the top floor. The gym and pool is good sized and well equipped. Staff are friendly and generally courteous as the hotel is run by HK polytechnic university. Only criticism is that as a hotel affiliated with hospitality training institute, there is not a single place where the hotel ask for feedback or suggestions from the hotel patrons. Some of the staff are obviously under training and can really use more service user feedback to help them further develop. But overall it is an excellent facility with many nice artistic touches, definitely has 5 star potential.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

This hotel has simply got to be one of the best we have ever stayed in (and we travel widely)
Never before have we met a staff more willing to please. Nothing was too much trouble and they always had a smile and a greeting.
the prices for the soft opening phase made this hotel affordable to us and what great value it turned out to be
The club room gave us access to the above and beyond lounge for breakfast, afternoon tea, and free cocktails between 6 and 8. We didnt try afternoon tea but breakfast was marvellous with freshly cooked dim sum and the cocktails were to die for (and good and strong)
The pool area is good and spotlessly clean although sun loungers are limited in a sunny spot.
We were upgraded to a small suite for our anniversary which was such a lovely surprise. we also had a bottle of red wine waiting for us in our room.
The rooms themselves (2 other couples travelling with us stayed in deluxe club harbour view rooms) were all fantastic. Very modern, spotlessly clean, great toiletries with many extras, comfy beds and pillow, views of the harbour.
Cant rate it hightly enough and wouldnt dream of staying anywhere else if i visit hong kong or kowloon again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Ladykf1962
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

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.

Room Tip: Book a Club room if possible. It is worth extra money!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

I stayed here for 4 days for a stopover on my way home from a European trip. I booked a club room for the extra perks, and while it was quite expensive - the whole stay was chock full of value and a super place to wind down after constant travel. The minibar was free (no alcohol, though!), and a Nespresso machine was provided for decent coffee, the room was spacious and comfortable with tremendous views over the harbour, the bathroom was lovely with a separate bath and an insanely big shower, and a toiletries bag with heaps of extras on top of the usuals.
Breakfast was included and was served on the top floor (menu and small buffet), so you can watch boats on the harbour while eating. A free afternoon tea was supplied there too, but I was too busy sightseeing to try it, and free cocktails and canapes were served from 6pm - 8pm which I definitely did get to try! Room service was quick and the food was really good, but I'd recommend just eating out in Hong Kong for great cheap tasty food. I was impressed that the night doorman didn't bat an eyelid when I stumbled through the doors at 4am, a bit the worse for wear.
Everything is brand spanking new and very clean, and the pool is just big enough to do laps in - which I loved - but wished it was a little bit bigger.
My one criticism was the staff could be a little bit overly attentive, but I would put that down to them being young and eager to please. Understandable when you realise the staff are part of a hospitality college providing on the job training.
Overall, if I had enough spare cash, I would stay here again. The architecture in the lobby alone is worth it!

Room Tip: Upgrade to a club room for the extras.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Address: No.17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Region: China > Hong Kong > Tsim Sha Tsui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Hong Kong
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hong Kong
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hong Kong
#4 Family Hotel in Hong Kong
#8 Business Hotel in Hong Kong
Price Range: £160 - £334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel ICON 4.5*
Number of rooms: 262
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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