I haven't a clue what a 'stay with Priority Club points" involves but I did enjoy the stay at the Intercontinental London regardless. I stayed 4 night end of November (Thanksgiving for those from the States). The room was a "classic" room and so a smaller room with a view of the courtyard (no view) but given the general lack of sun the lack of a view wasn't much of an issue. The smaller rooms are a good size room and equal to most studio apartments in London (or so I was told by a local). The location was ideal as the underground was near and the area was nice. If traveling from the States some preparation will make the trip and the stay more pleasant. Acquire the Oyster card in advance for the mass transit as you can take the Underground from the airport . Acquire a convenient map of London in advance or a app on your phone for mapping as the only maps of London are quite large. Ask the mini bar be emptied immediately so you can shop up the street for drinks and snacks.
I must admit some issues appeared to be lost in translation between "5 Star" and common sense. I found no information on the hotel services in the room so I was a bit lost on how to address common requests. I asked three staff for a razor over a course of 4 hours prior to the delivery of a razor. I asked twice for the mini bar to be emptied. I always used the two towels in the room but never received more than two towels. No lack of staff to turn down the bed each night, though.
The breakfast buffet was a wide assortment of foods to accommodate a wide assortment of visitors. Breakfast starts at 6:30 AM and I suspect the quality is highest at 6:30 AM so wake up early. In a 4 night stay breakfast was buffet two mornings and room service two mornings. The quality was equal but the quanity was not equal. The room service pancakes were an al a carte size at best, as an example. So stick with the breakfast buffet or order the continental breakfast and the pancake breakfast.
The gym was very nice and located on the second floor. The main entrance was under construciton so no grand entrance during my visit. The hotel bars and restaurants are very popular. The rooms were clean and well appointed. The TV channels were very limited and included endless sports channels. BBC with the same shows repeated time and time again.
The doormen were cute and very friendly so a nice entry and exit to the hotel day or night.
Internet was 15 pounds so I paid nearly $100 USD for 4 days of Intenet. Internet should be at no cost at all hotels! I used Internet extensively to communicate and plan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once the site of a royal residence, InterContinental London Park Lane is now the epitome of modern elegance. Located between Mayfair and Knightsbridge in view of Buckingham Palace, the hotel is not far from the Tower of London, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Also worth seeing is the Victoria and Albert Museum, Madame Tussauds and The National Portrait Gallery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Hotel London
- InterContinental London Park Lane England