I am currently staying at the Icon, having researched just about every hotel in HK prior to booking a few months ago thanks to Trip Advisor. I am 100% glad I am staying at the Icon!! It smells delicious every time you enter the lobby, the staff are wonderful, the service is fantastic, the rooms are spacious for HK & very modern. I am staying in the Icon 36 Harbour View room. What an amazing view! It is Chinese New Year at the moment & I am looking forward to watching the fireworks from the comfort of my room & at the rooftop pool BBQ.
Some slightly negative points: It is not that close to the MTR, however it really is only a 5-10 minute walk & completely safe to do so late at night on your own (I am a solo female traveller & don't feel nervous in HK at all). Its also only HKD$20 in a taxi from the MTR so its not that big a problem. Also the hotel offers a free shuttle to Harbour City every 20 mins which is fab! There is not a lot of attractions (i.e shopping) directly around the hotel so take advantage of the shuttle.
The only other negative is don't order toast for room service as it will arrive cold & hard! Not a major complaint really!
All the positives:
Rooms are modern, clean, good sized. I recommend the Harbour View rooms. Free wi-fi & mini bar (although the mini bar is only free soft drink, water & small sized m & m's so don't get too excited by that). The Market is lovely for breakfast & good value for money. The Angsana spa treatments are reasonably priced for a hotel spa & I will be trying a massage this week. For e.g a 1 hr facial & 1 hr body massage is HKD$1300. not too bad for a 2 hr treatment! The rooftop pool is very nice.
Overall I highly recommend this hotel if staying on this side of HK. Compared to the other hotels nearby, this is by far the most modern, and seems more boutique than a big major hotel like the Shangri-La. If I come back to HK I will definitely stay at Hotel ICON over any other hotel & I have already recommended to friends coming to HK.
You won't be disappointed!
- 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