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“Great Everything!” 5 of 5 stars
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InterContinental Hotel Qingdao
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.98 Aomen Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266071, China   |  
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Ranked #21 of 1,362 Hotels in Qingdao
4.5 of 5 stars 866 Reviews
San Francisco, California
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“Great Everything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel was in a great location. It is right near the water so that you can walk out the back of the hotel and along the many scenic miles along the coast in Qingdao. The rooms were large, comfortable and clean.

Service was good, as well. For non-Mandarin speakers, the staff's English is well enough for you to communicate what your needs and wants are.

If you stay here, DO splurge on the hotel breakfast. It was fabulous and included some authentic Chinese breakfast foods.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ICQD, General Manager at InterContinental Hotel Qingdao, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Stsung,

Thank you for staying at InterContinental Qingdao.

I'm very delighted to read such positive feedback with an amazing headline "Great everything" -
THis is the best advertisement we can get! I can only agree with you that our location is truly the Best in the city, direct acess to the ocean, surounded by top-notch shopping and inmidst the CBD of Qingdao. Thank you as well for your compliments to our staff and the praise of our breakfast buffet.

I look very much forward to meeting you personally during your next visit to Qingdao.

Best regards,
Alexander O. Wassermann
General Manager
InterContinental Qingdao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Exceeded my expectations for this brand. Beautiful hotel throughout and rooms are very modern. The staff is very professional and helpful. Workout room top notch with very modern equipment. The breakfast buffet is one of the best I have seen in a business type hotel.

Room Tip: A water view is yours for the asking
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ICQD, General Manager at InterContinental Hotel Qingdao, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Nongagkram,

thank you very much for staying at InterContinental Qingdao.

I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the great feedback on the professionalism of our staff and the quality of breakfast in the hotel.

I look forward to meeting you personally during your next visit at InterContinental Qingdao.

Best regards,
Alexander O. Wassermann

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Shanghai, China
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

I would not say everything is perfect but the staff is incredibly nice and friendly, the rooms are clean and the location is the best considering the Olympic harbor is right in front. The restaurant has a lot of choice both chinese and foreigners food.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ICQD, General Manager at InterContinental Hotel Qingdao, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dera Arnaud,

thank you very much for staying at InterContinental Qingdao.

I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I thank you for your encouraging feedback on the quality of our service.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to InterContinental Qingdao.

Best regards,
Alexander O. Wassermann
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

During our factory visit to our HQ in Qingdao, we had stayed in this hotel. It was my ultimate experience to stay. Rooms, recreational facilities, restaurant everything was very good. Rooms are neat and clean. Front desk was very help full. Bar is having a live band to enjoy your evening.

Room Tip: If you are going to stay there, must enjoy water activies
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ICQD, General Manager at InterContinental Hotel Qingdao, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Sandeep6670,

Thank you very much for staying at InterContinental Qingdao.

I'm glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for highlighting the helpfulness of our receptionists, the quality of fguest rooms, recreational facilities and restaurants. This is very much appreciated.

I look forward welcoming you soon back to InterContinental Qingdao and hope to meet you personally during your next visit.

Best regards,
Alexander O. Wassermann
General Manager
InterContinental Qingdao
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I rate Average is becoz' this is an InterContinental, not a 3 or 4* hotel.

Room - Good, clean and chic decorated. However, curtain (or the blinds-rail) cannot do a complete coverage. Strong sunlight slip in at the edge by the wall. Someone doing the hammering work at 7.30am on a Sat?! Ice delivery from room service needs 20 mins... um...

Conceige - Attentive but not enough staff. Only 1 staff stationed there even during the peak hour e.g. in the afternoon.

Food - Very Good. Great breakfast, tasty food and as usual, lots of variety. They even serve ice-cream and pancake! Steak at Wildfire taste great and is good value-for-money and Mojito at the lobby lounge is very good!
One suggestion tho' - staff should advise guests what plate will the steak be served on, coz' ours Porterhouse got overcooked as our medium-well order was served on a sizzling hot plate/pan.

Staff - Great and professional service. Thumbs up for the car/driver team!!! Our flight was delayed on arrival til midnight and luckily we have booked the pickup service by Merc. Driver gave us a safe and comfortable ride. Same team prepared our ride an hour in advance for our departure to the airport - which turns out to be a good match. Since driver/us find out that our booking was marked wrongly at an hour later. Just becoz' they have prepared our car an hr early for the checkup, we could have our ride on-time!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ICQD, General Manager at InterContinental Hotel Qingdao, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Shirl L,

thank you very much for staying at InterContinental Qingdao.

I'm delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay and thank you for your positive feedback
of quality of service, staff friendliness and food & beverage offerings.

I'm thankful for your suggestions and I have shared them with the relevant department heads. We are working on the necessary improvements. The month of August is peak season in Qingdao and the city is hosting the famous "Qingdao Beer Festival", which draws million of visitors to the city and to the hotels. I apologize for the shortcomings at the Concierge desk and the noise disturbance in the early morning.

I look very much forward to meeting you personally during your next stay at InterContinental Qingdao.

Best regards,
Alexander O. Wassermann
General Manager
InterContinental Qingdao
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The hotel is new, service is perfect - very attentive and the location is great - next to the sailing marina, in the middle of the long seaside broadwalk, 5 min walk from the best malls, Central Square, business centre and a Shangri-La hotel, where you can have fantastic chinese meal at a decent price.

Check-in was fast and easy. Complimentary drink at the bar was useful. Standard rooms are fine - see photos. A couple of fresh fruits every day.

Breakfast is big, quality is questionable.

On the weekend, the hotel was bustling with tourists. A couple of events always going on - new Volkswagen model introduction, wedding ceremonies, conferences, etc.

Concierge was very helpful to get directions, contact airline, taxi, complimentary airport transfer.

At the spa - the steam room is broken, had to wait 10 min for the sauna to warm up. The indoors pool is large and full with kids on the weekend.

Easy to get a taxi from the hotel to the old town centre (Cathedral) - CY35, 15 min.

Room Tip: Get a high floor room to avoid the road noise.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ICQD, General Manager at InterContinental Hotel Qingdao, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Olga,

thank you very much for choosing InterContinental Qingdao as your preferred hotel.

I'm delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and I thank you for highlighting our perfect service and the superb location of our hotel inmidst the Olympic Sailing Centre surrounded by the Best shopping malls of the city. Your feedback is very encouraging and great motivation for the team.

Please allow me to mention that the month of August is the peak season for Qingdao and the city is hosting the famous "Qingdao Beer Festival" which brings millions of visitors to the city and hotels.

I look forward to meeting you personally during your next stay at InterContinental Qingdao.

Kind regards,
Alexander O. Wassermann
General Manager
InterContinental Qingdao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

There is no 5 star hotel in Qingdao with a better location. You can walk out the back door and you are on the seawall. Amazing sea views from building A and C. I would recommend requesting one of these buildings when booking. The hotel is quite new, so nice tv's in the room, nice bathrooms, and good size rooms. The staff is always there for any needs you may have. I have been coming here for a couple years now and I always stay here as it is the best. They even have a cigar lounge with humidors in a temperature controlled room. Very nice cigar lounge, and I haven't seen any others in Qingdao. They have a hair salon which is really convenient. The hotel is quite large with 4 buildings and so even when it's fully booked, it never feels crowded. I would write about any shortcomings of this hotel and the staff, but I haven't found any, after multiple stays here. Also, I would recommend signing up for the ambassador card, as you get guaranteed upgrade to next available room category. Thank you Alexander and all the staff at Intercon QD for always making me feel at home.

Room Tip: Ask for building A or building C rooms and book them if possible. They are sea view buildings
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ICQD, General Manager at InterContinental Hotel Qingdao, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear Alex,

Thank you for staying at InterContinental Qingdao and thank you for your loyalty over the past years. I'm grateful for your encouraging feedback and I'm delighted that you and your family are always enjoying your stay with us. Creating a "Great Hotel Guest Love" and "Home away from home" is what we are striving for. It is great to hear that we are accomplishing our mission.

Alex, I look very much forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Best regards and greetings from the entire team,
Alexander O. Wassermann
General Manager
InterContinental Qingdao
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Address: No.98 Aomen Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266071, China
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Location: China > Shandong > Qingdao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 1,362 Hotels in Qingdao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Hotel Qingdao 5*
Number of rooms: 422
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Qingdao is located amidst the commercial and business district of the beautiful coastal city, surrounded by high-end shopping centers, upscale restaurants and a great variety of evening entertainment. This international luxury brand hotel is the landmark of the Olympic Sailing Centre and features 438 guestrooms and suites with breathtaking views of the yellow sea, the Olympic marina and the city skyline. But the views are not the only draw -- the hotel is also renowned for its luxurious accommodation, impeccable service and dramatic dining venues and has been recognized with countless hospitality and media awards since the opening. The InterContinental Club rooms are located in Tower A, offering the best sea views in the city as well as exclusive privileges to enhance your pleasant experience. Extensive meeting and event facilities with state-of-the-art technology make InterContinental Qingdao an ideal choice for top-level conferences, meetings and private events in Qingdao. The hotel is within walking distance of Hisense Plaza, Marina City and May 4th Square memorial, 1.2 miles away from the Qingdao City Hall and three miles away from the scenic Badaguan and old town area. An ideal choice for both leisure and business traveler! ... more   less 
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