Hotel Review : Intercontinental Hong Kong – Harbour View Room

The Intercontinental Hong Kong has one of the best room views that I’ve ever seen. Conveniently located at Victoria Harbour, getting here from the Airport is a simple train & taxi ride away. The Harbour Rooms at the Intercontinental Hong Kong are a must when staying at this property for at least one day, so that you can also watch the light show that starts at 8pm. I used 2 free nights from my IHG account to book this property, and paid for a Room Upgrade and Club Access. Be prepared to pay upwards of $500.00 SGD for the cheapest room here as Hong Kong is a very expensive country to begin with.

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As a Spire Ambassador of the IHG Group, I was able to enjoy the following benefits. The 30% discount came in handy when negotiating for a paid upgrade and club access. The welcome gift was a bag of Jasmine Tea. I did not receive a complimentary room upgrade as this was a non-qualifying free stay.

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The Harbour Room isn’t spacious, but its definitely well maintained and decorated with oriental charm. Fresh fruit platter is offered as an Ambassador amenity, and bottles of Evian water which I remembered only ever receiving in my Ambassador Suite @ Intercontinental Singapore.

Intercontinental Hong Kong 7Many hotel rooms in Hong Kong provide this “Handy” phone for your usage free of charge. This is one reason why I did not buy a Hong Kong sim card. I used this phone to find dining options and navigate easily through a country I’ve only just been to.

Intercontinental Hong Kong 7The pantry and minibar was well stocked, although the prices are quite high for these beverages even to Singapore standards. I could have just popped in the club lounge for a free drink If I wanted.

Intercontinental Hong Kong 6The bathroom of the Harbour View Room of the Intercontinental Hong Kong is clad in marble. Also, it’s a little small, but it gets the job done.

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Being a club room, the bathroom amenities are upgraded to Salvatore Ferragamo which I found really high quality and great smelling.

Intercontinental Hong Kong 4The Club Lounge is located at the lower floors of the hotel, and offered afternoon tea and evening cocktails.

Intercontinental Hong Kong 3The view from the club lounge overlooks the lobby lounge and Victoria Harbour. At the time I was there (Nov 2015), the walking areas outside were closed for renovation.

Intercontinental Hong Kong 2The breakfast at the Club Lounge of the Intercontinental Hong Kong is really something else. The dishes were of restaurant quality, and really one of the better breakfast buffets I’ve had.

Intercontinental Hong Kong 1Breakfast also included any ala-minute orders free of charge, one of the items on the menu is a minute steak which I ordered. This would have cost $30.00 SGD alone if I had to pay for it. Overall, it’s definitely worth to pay for club access and harbour view room at this iconic hotel (at least once!) which has one of the best views available of the Victoria Harbour.

Intercontinental Hong Kong

Address: 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

  • James

    Hi, many thanks for the review. I have an upcoming booking at the IC Hong Kong and have been upgraded from a Superior to a Deluxe Room. How much did you pay for the upgrade to the Harbour View Room and also for the Club Intercontinental access?

    • Hey there ! I paid 660 HKD for the room supplement and 1,139 HKD for the club supplement. Bringing the total to 1,799 HKD. This is after tax. Do note that these prices are for IHG Platinum/Spire. If you are not, expect to pay 30% more. Thanks for asking, and I hope you enjoy your stay at the Intercontinental Hong Kong.